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MAC knows what girls like, MAC knows what girls want…
The latest MEGA launch from MAC seem to be a tongue in cheek simplification of what women spend their time doing: shopping and cooking! Shop MAC and Cook MAC are a far more interesting idea than what I really do with most of my time (Email MAC or Commute MAC just aren’t quite as fun). The quirky and colorful 32 piece dual collection is like a spring daydream. Look at the packaging alone…
Like a designer’s Easter Basket! And happily, the products within are just as fun. This post concentrates on the eye products with a dash of nails and a pinch of cheeks (lip products will be up next week).
Behold the Nail Lacquers of Cook MAC. If Kid Orange was a bit lighter, that would be the we heart this palette! So, as you can guess I’m a bit obsessed.
Al Fredo is the exact color of an egg yolk. MAC calls it “bright acid green”. I do see a tiny bit of green in the bottle, but on; I have an incredible urge for dippy eggs (and props to you who know what I mean by that!) It’s a bit streaky and took three coats to look good, but I prefer this to crayon yellow type polishes that never look good on me.
Salad Dressed is a beautiful medium turquoise creme. Two coats and it was good to go.
Kid Orange is a bright reddish orange creme. I love shades like this, not quite as “Hey look at me, I got my nails did!” as red is, but just as fabulous.
But enough of my rambling, let’s look at eyes, shall we?
MAC Palettes have been getting a bad rap lately. Seems that more often than not, they include stubborn colors that require extra work and just make people mad. If you’ve been one of those people, the palettes of Shop MAC are going to make you VERY happy.
Oh, how I love the Colour Added palette! It’s got an unexpected color combo that is very wearable and beautifully pigmented. Laundry Daze is a shimmery white with a hint of yellow. This was the least pigmented for me, but still gave decent color and is a nice highlight shade with a satin finish. Colour Added is a bright shimmery yellow with gorgeous pigment. I love that it doesn’t have any gold in it, just pure yellow with a veluxe pearl finish. Pre-Packaged is a metallic medium blue with a beautiful depth to it. It has a veluxe pearl finish. Self-Serve is a medium charcoal grey with a slight sheen and a satin finish.
The Call Me Bubbles palette is warm, but without a brown in sight! Seriously, do you really NEED another brown (ok, I do too, but still). It’s namesake, Call me Bubbles is a sheer, shimmery champagne with a satin finish. Sadly, it kind of disappeared on me. Fresh Daily is an orange apricot with a frost finish that’s hardly frosty. It’s a neutral shade, but with enough oompf to be different. Full of Flavour is a medium pink with a matte finish. Brash is very copper, think melted penny kind of copper. It has a beautiful veluxe pearl finish.
The Shop & Drop palette will please a purple person to no end. Sugar Snack continues a trend set with the lightest shades in the other two palettes, it practically disappears on me. It’s a light matte pink. Hypnotizing is a lavender taupe with lots of shimmer. It has a frost finish and is really stunning. Power Boosted is a magenta violet with a veluxe pearl finish. I imagine this would be a gorgeous pop of color. Shop & Drop is a drop dead stunner; a deep, charcoal blue with violet sheen and a satin finish.
Fluidlines, like Paint Pots, have a cult like following. And with good (and similar) reason. They’re creamy and wear forever – what more do you want from a creme liner?
Midnight Snack is medium charcoal gray packed with silver shimmer. Wholesome is called a blackened brown, but it reads soft black to me. Six or a half dozen, I suppose…
Finally, the lone Cremeblend blush we got to try, Restores Dazzle! I have one word written in my notes (in CAPS, no less. I never use all caps!) The word is BEAUTIFUL. It’s a berry plum that appears pretty dark in the pan, but can be tapped on or blended out for a lighter look. I can’t wait to hear what our tester thought of this beauty.
How about it – are you shopping this launch, then cooking up some looks? (see how I did that?) And be sure to check back next week for a look at the lovely lip products in Shop/Cook.
Eye Shadow x4
$38.00 U.S./$45.00 CDN
Shop & Drop
Hypnotizing – Frosted greyed mauve (frost)
Sugar Snack – Light pink (matte)
Power Boosted – Violet (veluxe pearl)
Shop & Drop – Deep blue (satin)
Call Me Bubbles
Call Me Bubbles – Light tan (satin)
Fresh Daily – Orange (frost)
Brash – Frosty reddish copper (veluxe pearl)
Full of Flavour – Coral (matte)
Laundry Daze – Light yellow (satin)
Colour Added – Bright yellow (veluxe pearl)
Self-Serve – Deep grey (satin)
Pre-Packaged – Muted turquoise (veluxe pearl)
Optimistic Orange – Bright coral
Florida Bright coral
Restores Dazzle! – Rich plum
$20.00 U.S./$24.00 CDN
Midnight Snack – Soft black
Wholesome – Blackened brown
Added Goodness – Blackened mauve
$15.00 U.S./$18.00 CDN
Al Fredo – Bright acid green (creme)
Salad Dressed – Midtone dirty aqua (creme)
Kid Orange – Coral (creme)
$16.00 U.S./$19.00 CDN
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