I have been more excited for this collection than any recent MAC release. Originally titled Hair, it’s so simple-it’s genius. Three perfectly personalized palettes to match your hair color. Sometimes you don’t need all the bells and whistles, you know? Just give me beautiful, wearable colors. I got exactly that with this line.
Here’s my haul, Top-Redhead: Red Devil lip glass (coral orange) Bottom-Brunette: Femme Fi e/s (frosty golden cream, veluxe pearl), Henna e/s (dark gold, veluxe pearl), Redhead: Marquise D’ lipstick (sandy cream peach, lustre) and Soft Wave lip glass (tan bronze).
Did you notice anything about that? I didn’t buy anything for blondes! The blonde shadows were gorgeous (the stand out is Pincurl, a light grey with a hint of pink opal to it), the lips were pretty and pink, pink, PINK! (I’m probably going back for All’s Fair, a medium purplish pink) But I found I was really drawn to the other 2 collections. Maybe MAC somehow knows I dye my hair?
As for what I did get, Red Devil is a shade I buy over and over and over again. Christy asked “don’t you have a color like that?” Uh, of course I do! But I need this one too. (When will my friends learn not to question my lip gloss purchases?) And I am in love with Marquise D’, with it’s super fine gold shimmer. With a dollop of Soft Wave over top, this is the most lush and perfect nude lip ever.
This release also has 3 brushes in the line-up. The ONLY reason I didn’t leave with all 3 is that were sold out! The 165 highlighter brush is great, kind of like a giant eye shadow brush, tapered and fluffy. It puts blush EXACTLY where you want it. But it’s the 2 eye brushes that had me at hello. 214 is a stubby shader, perfect for smokey liner or for densely shading lids. And 226 is a small and precise crease brush that is absolute perfection. 2 of these limited edition (along with everything in this collection except for the eyeliners and brow gels), so snatch them up quickly.
There are also 3 Mineralize Skinfinish powders (MSF’s to those in the know). People go crazy for these, big collector’s items. These are called “degrade” which is powder highlighter in stripes of 4 shades. I thought the Redhead was the prettiest (a peachy-pink), but honestly I’m not a big highlighter lover, much to the dismay of my MA who was ga-ga for these. I relived the look of disbelief in her eyes all night long as I walked out without one. I ordered it the next day…
I have been hearing various beauty bloggers complain that they didn’t see much new with this line. And while it’s true, if your a MAC addict, you may own similar colors already. (Check out Christine’s detailed color by color description and comparison over at Temptalia.) But I think for the average MAC user, you will be very happy with this beautiful collection. I am!
Check out Brunette, Blonde, Readhead at MAC now.