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.