So recently, several new collections and items have launched from MAC (basically all at the same time, as usual) that I'm excited to share my thoughts on with you all. I received them the day after Christmas, when most of them actually launched in-store, so I'm just now getting around to getting them all photographed pretty and swatched for you all on here.
Today, I'll be posting info on two of these collections... Strength (in this post), and Apres Chic (click here to see that post). The rest will be posted in the next few days, so look out for those!
As these posts usually go, I'll share with you a bit of my personal thoughts on the collection overall and then it's on with the photos and swatch-y goodness.
So lets get it going with the MAC Strength collection.
This collection was honestly a little confusing to me when I first saw the colors individually as I pulled them each out of the bag. Flesh-toned neutrals for nails and cheeks, cool-toned greyed shades for eyes, and super vivid and dramatic lips. Then, when I saw the collection together as a whole, it all came together and made sense. The eye shadows, which at first glanced seemed a little drab and boring, make for really bold and dark eye looks. Then paired with lip colors that are more vivid and cheek colors in more tan-flesh tones, makes for a balanced combo. I will say, the lip colors are what stands out (BY FAR) in this collection. The eye quads, nail polishes, and blush seem a bit repetitive not only from past collections, but from what's already available anyway in the permanent line. Out of the products I have, I think the Embrace Me lip pencil is really unique and something I would recommend. The shade is a beautiful vivid fuchsia that isn't too dark. Perfect for bright pink lips.
December 26, 2012 through January 30,2013
*Keep in mind, this is not the whole collection, just the products I received.
Lipsticks (l-r): Firm Form, Absolute Power
Lip Pencil in Embrace Me
Eye Shadow Quad in Inner Strength
Nail Lacquer in Triumphant and Muscle Tone
Have you guys picked up anything from this collection? Anything you have your eye on?
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