9/5/11

"MAC Me Over" Collection Swatches & Review

I honestly had (still have) mixed feelings about this collection when I saw it for the first time. Lots of re-promoted and permanent colors, a three-part somewhat confusing concept, and a ton of items.
As I've had some time to play around with the items I have, I appreciate it more. While the colors at first glance seem pretty basic, there are some hidden gems. Seemingly "basic" shades that actually have a little something special or different about them. A quad that looks boring, but when applied, contains such a unique and wearable green and purple.
I admit, when I actually used the products, I was surprised.
Oh and I can't forget all the shades work especially well for Fall.

The concept of the collection... still a bit fuzzy to me. But we won't get into all that.

Here are the items I have from the collection. Keep in mind, this isn't the complete collection, just the items I have.
Also, be sure to check out my video review of these items at the bottom of the post.


Eye shadow Quad, $38
"Lady Grey"
left-right, top-bottom
All Races, Tendersmoke
Lady Grey, Hazy Day
(swatches correspond below)




Eye Shadow, $15
(l-r, top-bottom)
Mythical, Creamy Bisque
Satin Taupe, Carbonized





Shadesticks, $17.50
(top-bottom)
Butternutty, Heirloom, Cakeshop, Street Cool




Fluidline, $18
(top-bottom)
Dark Diversion, Dark Envy, Midnight Blues



Cream Colour Base, $17
Seaside



Powder Blush, $19.50
Equilibrium



Lipstick, $14.50
(top-bottom) Secret Lover, Rebel, Runway Red, Prince Noir




Lipglass, $14.50
(top-bottom) Social Light, Illicit, Wee Coquette, Spite
*In the video, I said that Illicit and Wee Coquette had no shimmer. They actually have just a little.



Nail Lacquer, $15
(l-r) Deep Sea, Quiet Time, Purple Majesty



Products sent for consideration



19 comments:

  1. ya, doesnt look to exciting!!
    wheres the dark rich fall/autum colors??
    oranges and brwons??
    thats what im waiting for..
    thanx for posting your thoughts and swatches

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  2. Did you use a primer when you did the swatches? Cause the swatches I saw on temptalia are not nearly as pigmented.

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  3. I agree with you about this collection- not many of the items made me think "I neeeed this" but the Creamy Bisque eyeshadow, Deep Sea nail polish and the eyeshadow quad look pretty.

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  4. Belissimas.




    Bjs
    Clau
    http://www.garotajambo.com/

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  5. spite, dark envy, and tendersmoke are the must haves for me, that's it :) good swatches


    Vonnie of Socialitedreams.com

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  6. @sugarbumpkin
    To keep the swatches as true as possible, I use the same type of primer I'd use under the product on my face. (eye shadow primer under eye shadows, face primer under blush)

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  7. @PinkGlitter
    The Creamy Bisque is actually really amazing. Really a perfect highlight color.

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  8. Some are very similar to others but overall a few look worth it! Great picks you got I have been thinking about going to get that equilibrium blush
    xoJenn

    imperfection-isbeauty.com

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  9. think i'll take a pass, it might be interesting after buying it, but theres no guarantee especially with the basic looking front hmm..

    would have been awesome to have some deeper shades for fall like oranges and forest greens and deep maroons, oh well

    http://breezeybee.blogspot.com/

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  10. I want all of it!

    xoxo
    Gua
    http://waterfrontmakeup.blogspot.com/

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  11. Would you say that the Equilibrium blush is peach or tan? It's hard to tell by the photo. Did you like it with your skin tone?

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  12. Great products! Mythical and Creamy Bisque are amazing ♥ !

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  13. love midnight blue, secret lover and all lipgloss :D

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  14. <3 those Fluidlines and lip-glasses

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  15. I love the lipgloss social light!

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  16. Wow, if that was one shopping trip thats kinda crazy expensive. After adding all that up thats clearly over $400.00. Even though I love your videos, your collection is a little overboard.

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  17. I did get excited when i saw this collection.. even though these are neutral colors and they are repromoted colors,most of them i haven't seem before and i love almost everything of this collection :) Great quad!

    http://eausobeauty.blogspot.com

    x

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  18. Could you please do a tutorial in which you use carbonized or mythical or even both? that would be really great :)

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  19. If you like Mac you should try mark by Avon
    check it out at http://www.youravon.com/kjihnson9370

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