Today I'm back with another MAC collection post! If you missed my MAC Playland post earlier this week, check it out here.
Today, we're moving right along with the very fashionable MAC Proenza Schouler collection...
I mean, dang. Could the packaging be any harder to photograph....
MAC Proenza Schouler
Available now online
In-store April 24th, 2014
through May 22, 2014
Out of all the new collections, this is definitely the one I was looking forward to seeing in person the most.
First of all, this collection makes total sense to me. If you're familiar with the Proenza Schouler brand, the look and feel of the line is fun and sophisticated. Classic, modern shapes and lines, but with a sophisticated edge and a pop of color here and there.
To me, the colorful gradient packaging is a bit unexpected and really fun to see from MAC. I gotta admit... I got a little excited to see square MAC lipsticks! Yet, the colors themselves are very classic (but still fun).
The collection includes four Lipsticks, two Pro Longwear Lip Pencils, two Blush Ombre blushes, two Pro Longwear Eye Liners, four Nail Lacquer shades, and one 129SE Powder/Blush Brushes.
Let's check out the products I have!
First off, the lip products:
Lipsticks: $22 each
(left-right) PINKFRINGE vivid flamingo pink (satin), MANGROVE bright clean orange-red (matte)
Pro Longwear Lip Pencil: $21 each
HIGH ENERGY bright orange-red cream
Pinkfringe is absolutely gorgeous. The pink lipstick lover in me totally swooned over this one. It's not super opaque and scary at first swipe. It's very build-able. Because of that, this one is a winner for me.
I also have my eye on the Woodrose shade which I don't have. It's more of a nude pink. I think I may have to place an order for that one...
The lip pencil in High Energy pairs absolutely perfectly with the Mangrove shade and has the most perfect formula. It's creamy and transfers to the lip wonderfully, however, it's not one of those super creamy lipstick-like lip pencils that will wear off in twenty minutes. This one will last ALL night! If you filled in your lips with this beauty, then layered on a pretty red, you'd have red lips for days.
Next, I have the Nail Lacquer in Thimbleweed. I'll spare you any photos of this one because it's pretty horrible. Sheer, streaky, nude. Even with three coats. I feel like if I ever feel the need to do a third coat of polish to make it look good, it's no good in my book. There are so many great polishes that don't require a goopy third coat to make pretty. I struggle with MAC nail lacquers. I feel like they could make them so nice! Some I've tried are great, but I'd say a solid 80% of them I've tried over the years are exactly like this one. I just don't get it.
The last product I have from this collection is the 129SE brush (you can see it pictured in the first photo in the post. I was shocked that this little thing is $38! It's the size of a travel brush. This one is going in my purse for touch-ups. While I think it's a great little brush, I'd probably skip it for the price. If you really want a 129 brush, I'd go for the full-sized one (it's a few dollars cheaper).
So that's that for Proenza Schouler for MAC! What do you all think?? The lipsticks are definitely the stand-outs for me... What are yours??
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