Sunday, February 20, 2011

Mac Venomous Villians, Wonder Woman, Peacocky Swatches & Collective Haul

I've been acquiring a few Mac items here & there for the past few month. Some are from the permanent collection, and some is from the limited collection. I realize i haven't had the chance to play with them very much, since they are still in their packaging, but i wanted to swatch them for ya today.

First, let's start with the Wonder Woman Collection I grabbed one item from this collection, and it is the Mighty Aphrodite. The combination is pretty. The larger half of the blush is described to be light pink coral. It reminds me somewhat of Nars Deep Throat. So if you love Nars Deep throat, then i would recommend this blush. Might Aphrodite is just a tad bit more pink then Deep Throat. The smaller half of the blush is just a more reddish coral colour.

Here how the packaging looks like. I'm not really in love with it, but i guess it's nice to have changes.

I love the colours, but i'm not crazy about the formula. I'm actually disappointed in the pigmentation. It's very sheer. The larger half of the blush (light pink coral colour) is more pigmented then the smaller half of the blush (reddish coral). Definitely need to layer this on if you want it to be visible.

Swatches: It was much easier getting it onto my fingers then onto my hand.


second item

that i've acquired was from the Mac Venomous Villains Collection. I picked up this beauty powder, because i never tried any from Mac. The one I got is Blair Rose and this is like a pinky plum colour.

swatches: sorry, my flash kind of made it more warm tone colour then it should of.
The pigmentation is sheer but pigmented and I don't know if that's normal for beauty powder? I wear it sort of like a blush, because i think the colour is very beautiful. Don't be afraid of how it appears in the packaging. I wear this alone, when my face looks washed out. It gives just the right amount of colour to the face.


third item

is from Mac Peacocky Collection & i only happen to pick up one of their mega metal eyeshadow called Unflappable. I don't know how to describe this, so this is what temptalia says " it's a plummy-gray-taupe with soft metallic shimmer-sheen". I think this colour looks incredible, and i have nothing like this. I wish i had picked up more eyeshadows from this collection.

The eyeshadow is very pigmented, and i think it would look beautiful with a smokey eye look.

Now onto the permanent items...

I decided to try the Mac Select Sheer/Loose Powder. I was going through a period where i broke out a lot, and i really needed my foundation to cover my troubled area. I don't have any face powder product, besides my translucent powder from MUFE. The reason i was looking for another powder product was because, I wanted something that offered a bit of coverage while setting my foundation at the same time. Hence why i tried this.

What i discovered was - DON't BOTHER WITH POWDER, when your face is dry/flaky and breaking out. Using powder just EMPHASIS that, and it looks terrible. Sadly, i can't return this, but i figure it would come into use when i have better skin day. Perhaps i'll give this a try in the summer.

But overall, the powder on it's own has light coverage, it's very soft, and i do like it. I imagine it would be wonderful if you don't have dry skin issues.

Another product i got from the permanent line is a blush. It's called Pinch O' Peach and it's a sheertone blush. I'm absolutely in love with the sheertone formula! It's feels very velvety and creamy when i swatch it. The colour payoff is incredible, and i love the fact that this shade is not shimmery. Sometimes i just want a MATTE coloured blush. They always look great when i'm trying to do a natural look. I'm definitely going to look out for more Sheertone formula blush from Mac from now on.

btw i was told by the SA that MAC is bring out new blushes? I don't remember if she said it was the cream formula ones, or the powder one, but they are up to something she said. Anyone else knows anything about this ?


LASTLY, i can not go to Mac and not pick up any of their lipsticks! Welcome the two that has now joined my lipstick family Mac Costa Chic, and Chatterbox. Costa Chic is a frost coral colour & Chatterbox is a amplified pink. They are both bright shades

left is Costa Chic and right is Chatterbox

...and that is all! Thanks for viewinggg


Princesa Livia said...

I love your hauls hun, the products you picked are just perfect, a good variety. You're making me want unflappable now!

And yes MAC is bringing out new blushes - they are phasing out th cream blushes and replacing them with cremeblend formula blushes. Xx

Becky said...

I wish I had a MAC store where I live, 'cause I've just fallen in love with both lipsticks!

Makeup Morsels said...

Unflappable is soo gorgeous, and I love the lipsticks you picked out too! geez, you're making me want to go to the MAC counter and spend a bunch of money now >.<

faye lu review said...

great haul!!! i have a weakness for MAC blushes, if there's one thing i pick up from a collection (there's so many these days i can't keep up anymore) it's the blushes. great swatches too x

-AnGiEpInK- said...

Absolutely love your MAC haul.. Love all the colors that you choose..^_^..Can't wait to see you used all of them in your tutorial..

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

MAC lipsticks are incredible. I just picked up a few of them for the first time and i can see myself forming a habit to pick one up each time I am at the MAC counter. The sheer tone blush is reallllllllly pretty :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for these swatches! I actually ADORE the Wonder Woman packaging! ... probably because that's kind of my style.. I just bought this book jammed with some gorgeous Wonder Woman comic book cover art by Adam Hughes. I hope you're doing well! I'm glad you started posting again and I'll try to be checking back more often now! <3 Tomi

AtelierGal said...

You are tempting me to get Costa Chic!

Mighty Aphrodite is gorgeous, but not a fan of the packaging. Great haul!

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