MAC Moody Blooms
available online now HERE
through August 21, 2014
I was so surprised how much I love the shades I have!
I've explained this before when I receive MAC collections to share with you all... Basically sometimes I receive the whole collection, sometimes I get just bits and pieces.
This time I received only part of the collection, but the shades I have are a good representation of the collection and what to expect! To see more of the products in this collection, check them all out here.
But first, let's check out all these pretties...
left: LUST EXTRACT electric violet
right: VENOMOUS VIOLET (ONLINE EXCLUSIVE) deep berry
I'm a huge fan of Sheen Supreme Lipsticks. I love the formula, the payoff, the shine... everything about them. These shades are no exception. I love how Sheen Supremes just always work. No matter how vibrant the shade, they're always somehow wearable. Both of these shades are beautiful. LUST EXTRACT is especially beautiful. Definitely a color I can see myself wearing a lot. VENOMOUS VIOLET is one of those that looks terrifying in the tube, but actually wears quite pretty. The issue with this shade is that it may not work on all skin tones. At first I thought this could be another version of Clinique's Black Honey. You know, the lipstick that looks black but transfers as a beautiful berry? This one is a little less berry and more violet. So while I would usually recommend trying before you buy, this one is an online exclusive, so if you think it could work, you'll have to take a chance! It's really unique.
Eye Shadow, $15.
left: ARTISTIC LICENSE pinky gold (veluxe pearl)
right: BLOOMING MAD mid-tone ultra violet (frost)
It seems that most of the shadows in this collection have a sheen/frost to them. These aren't the most pigmented shades, but the shades themselves are gorgeous. They would work nicely for a nice wash of vibrant color on their own, or even more vibrant with a matching base. One word of warning... While I mentioned these swatched pretty sheer, the BLOOMING MAD shade is especially sheer and much different than how you'd expect it to transfer based on how bright it appears in the pan. So just keep in mind that while it's a beautiful shade, it is sheer, which for some looks can be nice.
Powder Blush, $21.
WORLDLY WEALTH shimmering peachy bronze
This blush is very pigmented and swatches exactly as described... It is a beautiful peachy bronze with a lot of shimmer. This would be gorgeous on darker skin tones. However, for more fair gals, you could definitely pull it off by applying it with a lighter hand for a pretty summer-y glow.
left: BLUSHING BERRY mid-tone cool red
right: BUBBLEGUM soft warm pink
left: COPPERTHORN glittery bronze
right: NIGHTSHADE blackened plum
While both of these are gorgeous, COPPERTHORN really stands out, both in color and formula. It is so pigmented, so you don't have to keep building and layering to achieve that gorgeous, opaque bronze. NIGHTSHADE is a gorgeous, shimmering plum that while gorgeous, requires a bit of a heavier hand and maybe a few layers to build to the color swatched.
So what do you all think?? Will you be picking any of these up? What are your favorites from this collection?
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