2/5/13

MAC Archie's Girls Collection SWATCHES

K, so you all have no idea how fun this collection is for me. A little story for ya... When I was little, I was obsessed with getting those thick little Archie Comic digest books at the grocery store. I loved them. So much that my car is named, ahem, Veronica. Yeah I have no shame.
And I name my cars.

Ok back to the makeup... I think this is such a cute collection idea. The sweet, girl-next-door shades in the Betty half of the collection are offset by the deeper, more vivacious colors in the Veronica half.  Just in time for Valentine's Day.

The packaging is absolutely presh. With the likeness of either Betty and Veronica printed on their correlating products. Little sweet hearts and the comic likenesses of Betty, Archie, and Veronica make for such fun and happy packaging, reminiscent of the 1950's. SO cute, I can't even take it.

So while I was (obviously) instantly charmed by the collection itself and the packaging, the products and colors are the most impressive part. Which I have definitely not been able to say about a MAC collection in a very long time. Let's face it, the quality of the products IS the most important part.

Since I wanted to keep this post all about the swatches and photos, I'll save my specific thoughts for my video review which you can check out here or at the bottom of the page. So don't miss that if you want more of my thoughts on this collection and my must-have items.

So without further ado, here's the swatchy goodness...

*Keep in mind, this is not the entire collection, just the products I received.

MAC Archie's Girls
Available at all MAC locations February 7, 2013- April 4, 2013 

 lipstick, $16.50

 (l-r) Daddy's Little Girl, Boyfriend Stealer, Ronnie Red

Betty Bright
 


 Lipglass, $16.50
(l-r) Strawberry Malt, Feelin' So Good, Kiss and Don't Tell, Summer Sweetheart
 


Powder Blush, $22.

 (l-r) Cream Soda, Prom Princess
 


 Pearlmatte Face Powders, $30
 (above) Flatter Me, (below) Veronica's Blush

 (l-r) Flatter Me, Veronica's Blush


Eye Shadow x4 in Caramel Sundae, $44
(l-r) Cheryl Chic, Dreammaker, Caramel Sundae, Showstopper


Eye Shadow x4 in Spoiled Rich, $44
 (l-r)Pin-Up Purple, Spoiled Rich, Ron Ron Run, Gravel


Pigment, $23

 (l-r) Magic Spells, Black Poodle


(l-r) Lucky in Love, Cheers My Dear

Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner, $16.50

 (l-r) Black Swan, Patrol Blue, Designer Purple, Lord it Up

Opulash, $17.50
 Comes in original formula, Optimum Black (Betty), and a more volumizing formula, Bad Bad Black (Veronica)


Nail Lacquer, $17.50
 (l-r) Comic Cute, Pep Pep Pep, Past Curfew, Double Trouble


Yours Forever Tote (online only) $49.50


So are you more Betty or Veronica?

 Don't miss my "first thoughts" video below!



Products provided for consideration by MAC Cosmetics with no agreements or obligations to feature on my blog or videos.

61 comments:

  1. Love that Caramel Sundae pallette! I loved Archie comics, too! They were the best

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  2. Oh my goodness, I named my car Veronica too!! *fan girl moment* ^_^

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  3. I love this collection so much!! My brother used to take me to the comic book store with him and he would always let me pick one Betty & Veronica every visit. And my mom told me that I was almost a Veronica because she loved B&V too. <333

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  4. Cute! Can't wait to check it out in person!

    Brooke♥ ❤ ❥

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  5. I'm really loving the colors of "Betty Bright" and "Daddy's little girl" I can't wait to purchase those!
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  6. I want the strawberry malt lipstick! I also want black swan and lord it up liner!
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  7. I was waiting for someone to make swatches of this collection! The lipsticks are amazing, I'm definitly tempted to buy something haha.

    Great post!

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  8. Oh my god I used to get the comics all the time in middle school! I think I'm definitely going to get the Betty Bright lipstick.

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  9. I love the blushes,my name is Veronica, so I have to buy Veronica´s blush :D

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  10. OMG I loved the lipgloss and blushes ... Such a cool idea by mac

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  11. I love the packaging it is so sweet! The colours look really nice as well. The blushes and face powder really appeal to me.

    Gillian x

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  12. Love the look of the pigments and eye liners! Really not a fan of the packaging though xo

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  13. those pencils seem nice.
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  14. what a fun collection! I especially like the betty bright lipstick x

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  15. I'm in love with this collection too, super cute!
    kisses,
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  16. I love Archie comics, so I would probably buy something from the collection even if the products themselves weren't appealing! These all look great though, especially the blushes, facepowders & lipglasses!

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  17. Love the eyeliners! I want to branch out from the typical black eyeliner. What color would you suggest I try with my hazel eyes? Thanks!

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  18. Thanks for the post! I'm going to check them out at the store tomorrow. Will your video be up sometime today? :)

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  19. Beautiful collection! :D And really pigmented! :O

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  20. Definately more Veronica....my nickname is actually Ronnie. Beautiful collection. You should do one shot of your hands, arms, etc. after all the swatching lol :-)

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  21. I'm so excited for this collection! I can't wait to get the lipsticks.

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  22. I love the Betty Bright!
    I was a die-hard Archie, Betty and Veronica comic book fan too :)
    Thanks for the swatches :)
    Lex
    beautybyanm.blogspot.com

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  23. I just ordered online. Couldn't wait, a lot has already sold out. I wanted the travel brush set it was so cute. Maybe later.

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  24. Honestly, I'm not really feeling this collection at all. As much as I love Archie & especially when Betty & Veronica had their own spin-off comic, I don't like any of these. I feel like the colors are very adolescent, which I guess does play into the comics. But meh... I think I'll pass on this collection. (Sorry for those who actually like it or are looking forward to it. It's just my honest opinion.)

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  25. I think I'm more Veronica. I would love to get the Ronnie Red lipstick, the Veronica's Blush and the Pep Pep Pep nailpolish .. I LOVE THIS COLLECTION!

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  26. i'm hoping there's still some left at macy's when i go after work!!! your swatches definitely helped me make my list!

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  27. WOW, love the products, the colors, and the packaging.

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  28. I was wondering when this would pop up with a review from you! haha The collection looks really cute. I (used to) have long dark hair and (still, haha) dark features in college while one of my best friends was completely Betty with the blonde hair and blue eyes. We used to joke we were Betty and Veronica and I am thinking about sending her a little Betty part of this collection for a surprise!

    <3
    Sarah
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  29. Okay, I think I need to get my hands on some of that Betty Bright!!!!

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  31. Daddy's Little Girl kinda reminds me of MAC's Up the Amp Lipstick.

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  32. Can´t wait for this LE to be released in Germany!

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  33. I am in love with this collection <3

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  34. Such a cute idea for a collection! Wish I remembered more about the comics to get properly excited tho!

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  35. Your reviews are the best!

    -kristen
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  36. So tempted to try these out now! Thanks for the reviews!!

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  37. "Ronnie" is Veronica's nickname. :) Can't wait to see them!

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  38. "Ronnie" is Veronica's nickname. :) Can't wait to see them!

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  39. I actually just got the 4 eyeshadow pack of "Spoiled Rich"! I had a hard time deciding between the two 4 packs. I'm not sure which to put where though....any thoughts on color placement?

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  42. Tiffany you have so much class! Thanks for the detailed post. Perfection as always. ! ��

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  43. LOVE the nail colours, and the packaging is truly adorable!

    Beautiful :)

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  45. This is so cool ! Definitely will be checking out their collection :D

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  46. An amazing collection! Tomorrow I'll pre order it! :)

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  47. Thanks so much for sharing these products! I am wondering about the products that were proscribed by your AZ dermatologist. You said they have done wonders for your skin and I would like to try them, so I'm just wondering if it would be easy to get a prescription or if it was like a special circumstance? Thanks again for sharing this info!
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  49. omg thank you so much for this post! looking at what to buy and you've really helped. i love the veronica colours! the boyfriend stealer lipstick doesn't seem as plum as i thought it would be...does it look better with more coats? xx

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  50. Thanks for letting us know about the products.Also the tips are very useful.Would like to share the blog with my friends..:)


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  52. the Ronnie Red lipstick is named after veronica, not some guy she dated. you were probably thinking of Reggie but one of veronica's nick names is Ronnie.

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  53. How darling is this new collection! I am NOT generally a MAC fan, but the pigment swatches look positively lush and the packaging could not be any cuter...

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  54. I'm not generally a MAC fan but I'm kind of in love with the pigment swatches and the packaging just could not be any cuter!

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  55. I really love how you do swatches with everything. I really want to get Betty Bright lipstick but in Australia it is about $40.

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