5/8/14

Disney MALEFICENT MAC Collection Swatches & Review! (with video)

MAC + Maleficent = Happy Tiffany.


Some of you may remember (those of you who have been watching and reading for a long time) my mention of my Maleficent obsession.
She's not only my favorite Disney villain, but she's probably my all-time favorite Disney character.  Sleeping Beauty has always been my favorite Disney movie. Not only because it's so beautiful, but also because of the mystery of the whole story. We never really find out who Maleficent is or why she's so dang angry.
Just admit it... We all know we've had a few shameful moments where we would have loved to bust into a party we weren't invited to and stir up some ruckus.

...just me? Tell me I'm not alone. I mean I probably wouldn't have burst into green flames and cursed their first born, but you get the idea.

So needless to say, when I found out that Disney was making a movie all about the mysterious villain herself, I was giddy. 

The collection is very small and very red. Very similar to what the images depict of the makeup worn by Angelina Jolie as Maleficent in the move.
Here are the products I have...

First off, the Pro Longwear Lipglass...

ANTHURIUM clean bright red, $22



Pro Longwear Lipglasses are known to have great payoff but this one is ridiculous. It's like paint. This one is a great alternative for those of you who love red lips, but may not be a huge fan of lipstick. 

Next up, the beautiful red lipstick in the collection...

TRUE LOVE'S KISS clean bright red (amplified)

Amplified lipsticks never disappoint. Seriously. I'm not even a red lipstick kind of gal, but I wore this paired with the lip pencil from the collection in the video (check it out at the bottom of the post) and I loved it!

Next, the coordinating Pro Longwear Lip Pencil...

KISS ME QUICK yellow red, $21.50

So MAC describes this as a "yellow red", and Imma let them finish, but to me it was a more purple-red. Totally doesn't look that way in the photo, but it came off that way on my lips, especially against the lipstick. But they still worked well together.  Here's a swatch of both below...


Next, the Beauty Powder...

NATURAL soft peachy pink, $30



This one was a little hard to see swatched on my arm, so I included a photo of it swatched on my finger to show the true color a bit better.  On my skin, it didn't show up too well, but added a subtle brightening glow as a highlight or as a soft finishing powder.

Next, the Maleficent quad....

 Goldmine, Ground Brown, Concrete, Carbon, $44



 I so wish they would've created new shades for this one. The actual shades weren't printed on the back of the quad, so while I was describing this in the video, I was just describing the colors without knowing what they really were. While I wore three of the shades (all except Goldmine) and was happy with how it turned out, I wish it would have been a bit different. I'm also convinced that those are different colors pretending to be Carbon and Ground Brown, but that's another story...
Ok, we'll talk about that real quick...  I've felt the individual Carbons have been different for years (not as pitch black or pigmented as the Carbon of yore), but this one has a blueish tint to it. I swear.
Also, the Ground Brown has a totally different feel than my individual Ground Brown. This one is super slick feeling and doesn't blend as well.
What the heck, MAC?

So I used the three shades (all but Goldmine) and liked how it turned out overall. It was simple and soft, but you could definitely make it far more intense with a heavier hand. I didn't use Goldmine because I've always found that shade makes me look a bit sick.
Overall though, if you don't have any of those shades and you like that particular shade of gold, it would be worth it.

Probably the product I was most surprised/impressed by from this collection was the Nail Lacquer! That's definitely a first for me...

FLAMING ROSE true red, $17.50

My actual manicure skills have seen better days with this particular application, but I was shocked at how great the quality was! I planned to just quickly apply it on a few nails to test it out and I was so impressed with the formula that I just kept going.  It's thick, opaque, and not streaky. Adding this one to the collection of favorite reds for sure!

So what are you guys excited about from this collection?? It's available now online HERE and should be out in select MAC stores and Macy's May 15th.

::Check out the video below for my thoughts on this collection!::





 What do you have your eye on from this collection??


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20 comments:

  1. These are so fantastic! I love the whole collection!

    :)
    northernjoli.blogspot.com

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  2. Wow, the Alluring Aquatic packaging. Just wow! :D

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  3. The lip color is going well on you.

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  4. I'm really excited for the Maleficent Collection!!
    I was expecting more Purples and Greens but I love the Reds!
    I guess I thought it was going to be more like the Disney Villain Collection.
    Great Video and Post!
    xo Holly xo

    HollyDolly. 

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  5. I love Sleeping Beauty too! I was terrified of Maleficent as a child which made me fascinated by her :P

    The lipstick is nice but I'm disappointed with the eyeshadows! Not very Maleficenty colours. Wish they were more purple. Think I'll save my money for the movie :)

    punxspicks.blogspot.com

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  6. You look amazing with the red lipstick, so glamorous! I may have to check out both of these.

    Miss J/Ma Petite Vie

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  7. I am glad that I dont like anything from this collection...because I already bought soooo much of the Alluring aquatic :):)

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  8. I like this makeup collection as a movie)
    xo
    Stacy

    http://tastyrumors.blogspot.com/

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  9. Rafaela B. MartinattoMay 9, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    Tiffany,

    you MUST try the Eye Defining Liquid Liner Pen by TOM FORD
    best liquid liner I have ever use. Seriously, good stuff.

    Rafaela M.

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  10. Tiffany,

    What a great post. I also loved watching your video, which I saw last night. I hope you have a moment to take a peek at my brand new blog. Thanks!!


    Carson

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  11. Thanks for sharing! I'm coveting the beauty powder and contour powder!
    -Monica
    Shimmering Image

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  12. How amazing!!

    Thank you for your post

    xoxo
    Mimiz

    http://mimizstyle.blogspot.com

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  13. I think I'm going to pass on this collection! Everything looks nice, but nothing really stands out to me! I wish it was more like the Venomous Villains collection from a couple years ago!
    -Sisi
    Modern Beauty Girl

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  14. I loved this video, but i don't think that there is something huge in this collection!

    Kisses

    Tiff
    http://mabulledepensees.blogspot.fr

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  15. Hey Tiff! Great review! Although the polish looks a little to thick for me. The color is pretty though! :)

    Lisa,xo

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  16. This is a cute collection from MAC. I love the red lipstick.

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