I think we all love MAC. They regularly bring out new collections (faster than my pennies can keep up in fact) and when one that reeeaaalllyyy floats my boat arrives, I have to share it with you. Now is such a time.
Iris Apfel, legendary New York fashionista/interior designer, has teamed up with those MAC Brains and created cosmetics gold. No, not actual gold, I just mean the most beautiful, vibrant, girlie collection I've seen in a fair few months.
(Image: MAC Cosmetics. I tried to crop some of the white out a bit, but alas, the photo wouldn't allow it, naughty thing)
So from this collection I am UBER excited for the lipsticks and lip liners. There isn't one single colour I don't like and I know I would get plenty of use out of them. They make me look forward to spring in a way only bright lip colours can. I currently have a MAC lip liner in Cherry and I can't fault it, it's magic.
They eyeshadows don't call to me as much. There are three matte shades amongst them and I'm more of a frost/satin kinda gal.
I like the look of the black eyeliner, who doesn't need good eyeliner after all? They eyebrow pencil doesn't entice me seeing as I am so crazily in love with my HD Brow Kit, but the beauty powder looks like it could be a winner, I need to swatch it ASAP!
I don't own any MAC Nail polishes because I have a hefty supply of OPI and Barry M to keep me happy, so I shan't comment on those.
I have to say, for me, this collection is all about the lips. Sooooo pppuurrdddyy.
I thought you might be interested to hear what the official MAC Press Release has to offer, so please see that below:
"A colour collection inspired by a rare bird who has always been ahead of her time,
Mrs. Iris Apfel. Subject of her own exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and
larger-than-life star in Barneys New York windows, Apfel boldly mixed flea market finds with hate couture, decades before doing it was considered de rigueur.
M·A·C presents Lipsticks, Beauty Powder and Eye Shadows with as much fabulous flair and joie de
vivre as the woman who helped create it."
(I wonder if 'hate couture' was a typo or if there really is such a thing?!)
L I P S T I C K
Pink Pigeon Bright cleanest pink (matte)
Scarlet Ibis Bright orange-red (matte)
Party Parrot Bright red-pink (matte)
Flamingo Light milky bright coral (lustre)
Morange Loudmouth orange (amplified)
L I P P E N C I L
Entertain Me Clearly orange
Embrace Me Vivid pinkish fuchsia
Redd Clearly red
S M A L L E Y E S H A D O W
Silver Gull Blue grey with sparkle (velvet)
Robin’s Egg Mid-tone teal (matte)
Diamond Dove Deep grey brown (matte)
Early Bird Bright coral (matte)
Howzat Deep grey with silver sparkle (satin)
O P U L A S H M A S C A R A
Bad, Bad, Black Black
I M P E C C A B L E B R O W P E N C I L
Taupe Mid-tone dirty taupe
E Y E P E N C I L
Ebony Soft black
B E A U T Y P O W D E R
Too Chic Soft peachy cream with fine shimmer
N A I L L A C Q U E R
Oriele Orange Bright orange coral (crème)
Toco Toucan Bright blue fuchsia (crème)
Sandpiper Ceamy pale stone beige (crème)
So, will you be dashing to your nearest MAC counter, or are you waiting for the next collection?