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I love art – paintings, sketches, mixed media – you name it. And my heart skips a special beat for avant-garde makeup artistry. I’ve been collecting ads and images for some time…perhaps I should take them out of their grungy manilla folder and put them in a scrap or other book? I feel a DIY project forming…
The thing about makeup artistry I enjoy is the fantasy. The creation of a character that lives inside of you…you become an artistic transformation.
It’s this idea that MAC captured in the MAC Me Over collection. MAC took six everyday people and gave them the chance to transform (with the power of makeup) into the “face” of their fall makeup collection. How cool is that?!
The MAC Me Over collection is huge sporting over forty-five pieces. I picked up only a few items and will review them individually starting with the Lady Grey eyeshadow quad.
Lady Grey is a fashion-forward, savvy vixen. She shimmy’s and sways in all her taupe (All Races), silver lilac (Tendersmoke), green grey (Lady Grey) and smokey grey (Hazy Day) glory. This little quartet can turn from cool and icy to sophisticated and edgy all at the same time.
If you like a palette loaded to the gills with pigment, Lady Grey may disappoint. This gal is a cool cucumber and takes her time building up to a rich layer of color. What she lacks in sock-it-to-you color intensity, she makes up for in sultry texture.
Between you and me, a palette that is super sized in pigment usually requires serious skills in the blending department. What’s nice about a palette like Lady Grey is that it’s more forgiving on blending (although it’s still required) and you can build color to your liking.
She may be called an ice queen but Lady Grey has a warm heart
Availability: This Limited Edition palette is available (while supplies last) at MAC stores, MAC counters and maccosmetics.com
More Thoughts on the MAC Me Over collection:
- MAC Me Over Lady Grey eyeshadow quad review and swatches
- I’m Over the Moon for MAC Me Over Fluidline in Avenue and Dark Envy (review, swatches)
- MAC Me Over First Impressions (photos)
- Coming Attractions: MAC Me Over Beauty Black Book Picks
- MAC Me Over Cream Color Base in Seaside a Tongue Twister? Not in my Book! (review, swatches)
- MAC Me Over Shadestick is a Piece of Cake to Use (review, swatches)
Meet the six “faces” of the collection and hear a little more about the MAC Me Over vision.
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There must be something in the air…I’m sure of it because cosmetics companies that I usually wouldn’t glance at twice are stepping up their game in the color category.
Take for instance Chanel. If you’re a Chanel maven don’t hate on me it’s just that up until recently, their collections and color stories in general have been blasé.
But, the last few collections have had me singing a different tune!
When I peeked the summer collection (inspired by garden flowers) I was curiously captivated and after swatching a few of the items I contacted my trusty rep (Eric) and with one swipe of my card I was the proud owner of a bouquet of summer goodness.
The item that first caught my eye was the buzz worthy Mimosa nail polish. All I can say is yowza – that is some kinda’ color! Chanel does make a good polish and although this color can be duplicated by less expensive brands I couldn’t pass up on this one.
I then toyed with the eyeshadow quad, Lilium. There’s something about bright yellows, greens and yellow-green combos in particular that have me going wild this year…what’s up with that? Anyway, I fell head over the yellow-green slight frost shade in the quad along with the metallic blackened green (great for a smoky look).
The shadows are well pigmented – enough so that what you see in the pan is what you get on the eye. However, I especially like applying these wet for a more intense look. What I like about this quad is that it offers you a combination of frosts and metalics with varying degrees of texture intensities.
In virtually any collection I pick up I bee line for lips. There were two shades from the Rouge Coco line and I chose Gardénia – a rose tone lipstick with gentle hints of gold shimmer (refreshingly pretty).
The Rouge Coco formulation is creamy, wears for hours (about 4 hours on me) and has a semi-opaque application with a hint of frost. If you like your lipsticks sans fragrance you might be bothered by the slight rose aroma. I happen to love it and it does dissipate within minutes.
As much as I’m enjoying the items I’ve mentioned so far the real steel magnolia from this collection has to be the Soleil Tan de Chanel in Bronze Rose. When swirled together you’ll get a peachy pink shade that runs slightly cool due to the cool pink part of the pan.
The product wears well (6+ hours), is buildable, goes on silky smooth and is easy to blend. My recommendation is that fair to medium skin tones consider this one because some of the lightest shades in this palette may turn ashy on darker skins (best to swatch in store to see how it plays against your skin to be certain it works for you).
I’m so impressed with Chanel these days that I’m even considering trying some of their foundations and a few other items from the permanent line.
How about you? Does your makeup garden consist of any Chanel? What’s your favorite item that you recommend I try? Would love your thoughts!
All items available now at major department stores while supplies last.
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