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I wish I was, but I’ll just let M.A.C. take me there!
I have been waiting for this massive collection for months!!! I’ve said it before, summer….love….yeah, yeah, yeah!
So here are some swatches.
1) FunBathing l/s, 2) Thrills l/s, 3) BeachBound l/s, 4) Hipness blush, 5) Sun & Sand e/s, 6) Humid e/s, 7) Firecracker e/s, 8) Both shades of Marine Life, coral side at left, 9) Life's A Breeze l/l, 10) Temperature Rising l/l, 11) Rosemary & Thyme eye pencil, 12) Float On By e/p
Lazy Day l/s
I think that there is something for everyone. The colours are very wearable and not too warm or too cool. The limited edition packaging is really beautiful with at least 4 different colours/designs. Shadows came in bright avocado green cases with a cream seashell on the cover, the blushes and the highlight powder came in deep olive green casing, the bronzers, lipsticks and lipglosses came in deep orange cases with cream starfish and the eye and lip pencils were white with a coral design. While there are quite a few permanent and repromoted items, there were some stand out items:
So I took a trip to the M.A.C. store in West Mall and saw that they just got the Spring Colour Forecast collection. Why was EVERYTHING sold out??? Boo…..
Also noticed that they got the new limited edition Viva Glam lipsticks in Cyndi & Gaga. Both colours are surprisingly sheer especially the Cyndi.
VG Gaga (l), VG Cyndi (r)
Cyndi is a sheer red with a hint of coral. I think this is very wearable for women of colour. It’s a good starter red, for those who are afraid of bold reds but want to ease into wearing red lips. You could wear this red with a smokey eye or layer it to make your lips the focal point. I really like this colour and I am going to have to get it!!!!!!
Gaga is the colour that folks were buzzing about!! This is also sheer but it is a little more opaque than Cyndi and its a true bubble gum pink. On me it looks a little ashy (for reference, I am NW45), but could be worn with a darker lipliner like Nightnoth or Current. I think a little more work would need to be done to make it work, for women with darker skin tones.
All in all, they are both good colours and besides, 100% of the proceeds goes towards the M.A.C. Aids Fund.