Since its founding in the mid-80s, MAC has been the go-to cosmetics line for professionals and color-loving amateurs alike. But what keeps people coming back?
Besides being known for having every makeup color in the rainbow, my other favorite thing about MAC is its amazing collaborations – from working with top designers to fictional characters. I’d love to see a Powerpuff Girls or Pentatonix collaboration happen some day! =D
Here are the MAC Spring 2015 Collections:
MAC X Cinderella Collection
I attended the premiere of Cinderella at MBS MasterCard Theatres last night and it was a truly a visual and aural delight! The story is simply and safely told, with not much deviation from the original storyline, just bringing to life characters from a childhood fairytale we all grew up with. Cate Blanchett did a great hamming it up as the villainous stepmother. I thought the stepsisters could afford to be more mean and destructive though. And I remembered them to be really fat from storybooks; they weren't fat enough in the film. LOL.
M.A.C. has teamed up with Disney's Cinderella to launch the sparkliest, dreamiest makeup collection.
M.A.C. Cinderella Eyeshadow x 6 palette in Stroke of Midnight (SGD80.00)
Shades include Vapour - light peachy-pink; Phloof! - frosty off-white; Omega - beige-taupe; Quarry - plum-brown; Satin Taupe - silvery taupe, and Stroke of Midnight - black sparkly plum.
M.A.C. Cinderella Fluidline in Macroviolet (SGD33.00): A shimmery, smoky violet cream eyeliner.
M.A.C. Cinderella Lipstick in Free as a Butterfly (SGD33.00): A sheer golden nude lipstick.
MAC X Cinderella Collection is limited edition and available from 26 February 2015.
MAC x Julia Petit Collection
Julia Petit is a hugely influential beauty/lifestyle blogger, TV presenter andmodel Brazil's super cool IT girl, so cool that our favorite makeup brand MAC has deemed her worthy of having her own collection. How cool is that! Imagine you started blogging for fun and then one day the world's coolest brand comes knocking on your door and wants your name on their products. That's what dreams are made of.
Sagu Eyeshadow x 2 (SGD49.00): Druzy - dirty mauvy purple (lustre) | Black Plum - deep blackened plum (matte)
Petite Red (SGD33.00): A strawberry cream satin lipstick
Whether fearless and exotic or classically demure, Julia Petit’s brazen approach to style and makeup artistry has transformed her into one of South America’s most revered lifestyle bloggers, and a cult beauty icon.
The 11 product collection was inspired by Julia Petit's hometown of Sao Paulo – specifically a flower that grows due to the humid weather there – and Petit took her years of knowledge working online in the beauty industry to bring the exotic women and fantastical urban landscape of São Paulo into sun-kissed hues primed to release your inner Brazilian bombshell.
MAC x Julia Petit Collection is limited edition and available from 20 March 2015.
MAC Pencilled In Collection
Candy Yum Yum lip pencil with Candy Yum Yum lipstick with Candy Yum Yum lipglass. Teeheehee! 😀
This collection includes a set of 11 liners that match some of MAC’s most coveted lipstick shades! And they’re even named after their lipstick matches, just to make it even easier!
The collection includes a variety of both new and previously discontinued shades that will all become a permanent addition to the MAC brand.
L-R: Snob, Pink Plaid, Ravishing, Please Me, Candy Yum Yum, Impassioned, Girl About Town, MAC Red, Ruby Woo, Heroine, Rebel, Cyber
Lip Pencil (SGD29.00): L-R: Edge to Edge, Rosy Rim, Fruit Cocktail, Chic Trick, Candy Yum Yum, Talking Points, Ruby Woo, Follow Your Heart, Heroine, Nightingale, Cyber World
Lipglass (SGD30.00): Candy Yum Yum, Ruby Woo, Heroine
Pencilled In Collection is a continuous range, available from 27 February 2015.
MAC X Bao Bao Wan Collection
For her M∙A∙C collaboration, shot by fellow Chinese luminary Chen Man, Bao Bao Wan introduces a collection inspired by her womanly and brazen aesthetic. The face takes centre stage as she decorates the complexion with the metallic golds and rich jewel tones she so adores. Nodding to tradition while trailblazing a path for new trends, M∙A∙C and Bao Bao Wan make every face a part of the new.
This visual is absolutely STUNNING! I mean, just look at the boobs, man! @[email protected]
MAC Burmese Kiss Lipstick (SGD33.00): MAC Burmese Kiss Lipstick is described as a “bright coral pink (matte finish).” It’s a vibrant, bold pink-coral with warm undertones and a satin finish.
It is intensely pigmented with a medium-thick, velvety consistency that is lightly creamy and didn’t drag on the lips during application. The color goes on evenly with opaque coverage but can be slightly drying after four hours of wear.
MAC Bao Bao’s Jewels Eyeshadow Palette (SGD75.00): A mix of warmer-toned neutrals with a splash of bluish-gray.
MAC x Bao Bao Wan Collection is limited edition and available from 6 March 2015.
MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Collection
The makeup brand has teamed up with fashion power couple Isabel (designer of Michelle Obama’s 2009 inauguration dress) and Ruben (renowned artist) Toledo. Ruben’s illustrations of graphic lines and red-lipped faces on black-and-mostly-white packaging are like little works of art.
Isabel loves wearing a red lip, so the collection includes not just one crimson bullet, but six variations on the shade, and with matching lipglosses, helping women create a multidimensional look via layering.
Moodyblue Eye-Shadow Palette (SGD75.00): Includes Midnight - pale silver (frost); Idol eyes - silver violet with gold (lustre); Deep Truth - true dark blue (frost); Knight Divine - black with silver pearl (veluxe pearl); Exotic Purple - dark navy (satin); Indigogo - blackened navy with multidimensional pearl (veluxe)
Modern Twist Lash in Chlorafill (SGD40.00): Mascara in Lime
Modern Twist Lash in Caligrafy (SGD40.00): Mascara in Navy
Lipstick in Oxblood (SGD 33.00): Light peachy nude (matte)
Lipglass in Oxblood and Barbeque (SGD33.00): Oxblood - light peachy nude; Barbeque - vivid orange red (love this!)
Blush Ombre (SGD52.00)
The Blush Ombres are incredibly gorgeous!
Ripe Peach - light coral
Azalea Blossom - light cool pink
Kindergarten Red - crimson into pale nude
MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Collection is limited edition and available from March 2015.
MAC Viva Glam x Miley Cyrus
Singer Miley Cyrus has been named as the new face of MAC Cosmetics' Viva Glam campaign. Beyond the topless pictures, twerking, and that tongue, Miley Cyrus is as confident, strong, and engaging in person as she projects onstage.
(Is it just me or is the pose really awkward?)
The 21-year-old joins the likes of Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj who have all previously lent their support to the charitable beauty campaign. As part of MAC's ongoing Viva Glam charity campaign, all profits from the sale of Miley's products will be donated to the MAC AIDS Fund, a charity started by MAC founders Frank Angelo and Frank Toskan in 1994.
Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick (SGD30.00): Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick is described as a hot pink. It’s a vivid, medium-dark fuchsia pink with a satin sheen. It’s very opaque, and a little bit goes a long way. I absolutely LOVE this shade, texture and wear. It is creamy, glides on smoothly and doesn't dry out my lips. It's a bright and fun shade of pink that will suit a wide range of skin colors. Swatches at the end of this post! 🙂
Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipglass (SGD30.00): Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipglass is described as a hot pink with sparkling pearl. It’s a sheer, super sparkly medium-dark fuchsia pink with lighter pink and aqua/teal sparkle and shimmer. The consistency is tacky and is a little too sheer for my liking to wear on its own. Applied over the lipstick though, it makes the lipstick more vibrant and intense! You did good, Miley! =)
Viva Glam Miley Cyrus is available from February 2015.
MAC All About Beige Look in a Box
MAC All About Beige Look in a Box (SGD110.00) is described as “shades of soft tan, copper, and pewtered bronze.” The palette contains two blushes, six eyeshadows, two lipsticks, and a double-ended brush.
There are two shade options: Look In A Box Face Kit – All About Plum, and Look In A Box Face Kit – All About Beige.
I like that there's a flap that covers the lipsticks to minimize the chance of powder from the eyeshadows getting in.
Lipstick & Lipglass Swatches
Whew!! I didn't intend to put up such a long post and I'm exhausted! Lol! I'll end off this post with swatches from the lip products I have from the various MAC Spring 2015 collections.
My favorites are:
- Miley Cyrus lipstick
- Candy Yum Yum x 3
- Petite Red
Which is almost all of them haha, except for Oxblood coz I can't carry nudes that well.
Hope you've enjoyed reading this post as much as I did creating it. =)