Thursday, 5 January 2017

MAC Make Up Art Cosmetics

This month MAC is collaborating with three legendary makeup artists to bring us a collection of both new and some re-promote products.
 The makeup artists involved are Diane Kendal, Kabuki and James Kaliardos and they have each designed a set of products to sit within the collection.

We have some key pieces from the launch to share with you…

  The eye shadow quad holds four shimmering shades in silver, gold, pink pearl and a brown shot with a green pearl (exactly like blue/brown pigment).
 Payoff is good and the lighter shades look pretty pressed over a bolder base shadow. Blendability is good but the glittery pieces do spread so use a firm brush when blending.

 The Studio eye gloss in Crystal Glass is a stunning burnt orange. I almost want to lick it, it looks so appealing! The eye gloss is best worn alone on a naked lid, as it will creases and separate any powder, which is worn underneath. If you are using it for a short period of time for a shoot it will sit well temporarily on top of powder. It feels very sticky and you will be pulling your hair off of it all night but it’s a fun product for your kit. The colour isn’t quite as bold when patted onto the skin. 


For the lips there is an interesting shade of gray in a retro matte liquid lip colour. Would look better on a deeper skin tone or again for a shoot but I’m not sure it’ll be a sell out product for MAC.

We only have one product from this collection but it’s probably our favourite. It’s a palette of 6 cream eye shadows, which are really nice to use as a base for a smoky eye. 

The cream is quite a dry texture so they don’t feel greasy. Pat these onto the lid as a base and then layer over a deep toned powder for an intense eye.

The blush is a duo of cream products in a bright apricot peach and a subtle gold, which provide a very natural warm sheen. The apricot is lovely for a summer flush to the cheeks.

For the lips we have two products, a lipstick in a satin cherry red and a two-tone peach gloss shot with a golden sparkle. 

The gloss looks very pretty in the packaging as the colours separate to give an ombre effect but after you have pumped the wand a couple of times they soon bleed through into each other. The colour pay off isn't very good in the gloss however. It's pretty much clear with a slight peach sparkle.

 This collection launches this month in stores so let us know what your favourite products are from the launch. Sam will be featuring pieces from this collection in tonight's tutorial at 6pm.



  1. I love your brush collection because of the cruelty free aspects. And am so happy that you're taking a position as animal caring humans in the industry in that way.

    But how can you promote or even use M.A.C or other brands that are known for testing on animals? :(

  2. Please allow me to shed a little light on the above comment. MAC Cosmetics does not fund or promote animal testing in any way nor do they own any animal testing facilities. They do chose to sell their products in countries such as China where animal testing is required by their Government. However, by having a foot in the door in these countries this gives MAC the opportunity to help fight for animal testing and work towards an alternative.

  3. Very excited about these productsss! Thank you Stephen (above comment) for informing accurate information. I'm very tired of hearing about how "Mac tests on animals" when they dont! They're a great company who produce great products

  4. MAC is NOT a cruelty-free brand. MAC Cosmetics is owned by Estee Lauder, whose animal testing policy is not to test on animals unless required by law. Because MAC is sold in China, where animal testing is required, MAC isn’t a cruelty-free company.

    Here’s Estee Lauder’s statement:

    The Estee Lauder Companies is committed to the elimination of animal testing. We are equally committed to consumer health and safety, and bringing to market products that comply with applicable regulations in every country where our products are sold.

    We do not conduct animal testing on our products or ingredients, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except where required by law. We evaluate our finished products in clinical tests on volunteer panels.

    The Estee Lauder Companies fully supports the development and global acceptance of non-animal testing alternatives. To this end, the Company works extensively with the industry at large and the global scientific community to research and fund these alternatives.

    Click here for the source. No additional information can be found on MAC’s website about their animal testing policy.

    Since 2012, all Estee Lauder brands have changed their animal testing policy to include their recent expansion to the Chinese market. Because China requires foreign cosmetics to be tested on animals, any foreign company retailing in Chinese stores must pay to have third party animal testing of their products!

    Other brands owned by Estee Lauder that are subjected to this policy are:

    Bobbi Brown
    Tom Ford
    La Mer
    Bumble & Bumble
    American Beauty
    Good Skin Labs
    Jo Malone
    Michael Korrs

  5. These are all so pretty! I love the dreamy colours in the set of four eyeshadow palette! xx


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