Hold on to your chapeaus folks, it’s New Black, a stormy collection that is one of three parts of the MAC Me Over launch. It’s also downright gorgeous and has me oh-so excited for fall.
Developed through an online contest, MAC asked entrants to complete the following statement “MAC Me Over! Because…” Six people were chosen by Vice President and Creative Director James Gager (we’ll share two in the bottom of each of the collection’s posts), and three collections were created/curated to MAC the winners over. The collections, 51 pieces in total, are a mix of new limited editions, relaunches and permanent colors.
Let’s get right to it, because New Black has cast a spell on me that I can’t wait to share…
Evil Eye eye shadow
One of only two quad of the whole launch, I think this was the biggest breathtaker of all 26 items we got a chance to look at. So beautiful, so gothic – it sums up New Black perfectly. I also thought that warm toned me couldn’t get anywhere near it. Happily, I was very wrong.
Palace Pedigreed is a red plum with a satin finish and a subtle plum pearl. Spellcaster is a dark, matte violet that would not play nicely at all; very chalky, very naughty. Water helped a bit, so using it as a liner will be an option. Evil Eye is matte as well, but so much smoother and a fabulous green tinged charcoal grey. Moody is pure beauty, and per MAC, a blackened green? I don’t see a speck of green in it. To me it’s dark shimmering violet grey.
Fluidlines are some of the best creme eye liners in the business. Wet enough to work with, but not so wet that you have to worry about smearing. And one they’re dry, you don’t have to worry about them all day. Love ’em. We got to try three of these dark beauties.
Purple Majesty is a dark, gothy purple creme that I don’t imagine leaving my fingertips all fall. Three coats give you brilliant coverage and great shine.
Prince Noir is a matte oxblood red shade. It’s absolutely divine. As with all mattes, do yourself a favor and exfoliate your lips first. They’re dry and will show all flaws. A bit of work, but totally worth it for a color so gorgeous.
Rebel is a rich yet bright fuchsia satin with subtle fuchsia shimmer. Very pretty (and much more wearable than the two mattes).
Smoked Purple is a matte dark blackened purple that looks like the lipstick version of the Purple Majesty nail lacquer.
Here’s a look at two of the six winners and their winning answers…
“I want to spread the versatile, unique and artistic philosophy that M·A·C Cosmetics illustrates! M·A·C products allow me to imaginatively morph my original look into a multitude of unique appearances. My features offer a universal quality that can be manipulated for the future world of M·A·C designs.”
Ian Marc Saisselin:
“With my American/French genes I feel I represent a worldly look. I am a college student majoring in English with a Philosophy minor. I am a dedicated volunteer, humanitarian and lover of animals. I am a strong yet sensitive type, which I think truly shows in my eyes. I would love to be M·A·C’s new face.”
Readers, do you need a New Black in your life? I think you do!
MAC Me Over – New Black Collection
Evil Eye Eye Shadow x 4
Evil Eye – deep yellow grey (matte)
Palace Pedigreed – deep berry with dark soft pink pearl (satin)
Spellcaster – blackened violet (matte)
Moody – blackened green (vxp)
$38 US/$45.50 CDN
Dark Diversion – darkened plum
Avenue – charcoal black with gold pearl
Midnight Blues – blackened blue
Dark Envy – blackened green
$15 US/$18 CDN
211 Pointed Liner Brush
$18 US/$21.50 CDN
Rebel – vivid pinkish-purple (satin)
Prince Noir – deep blue-purple (matte)
Smoked Purple – deep eggplant purple (matte)
Runaway Red – rich red-blue (satin)
$14.50 US/$17.50 CDN
Purple Majesty – deep purple (creme)
Deep Sea – deep teal (creme)
$15 US/$18 CDN
Stef is many things. Amongst them: co-editor of we heart this, graphic designer, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie.
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