MAC x Zac Posen Collection for Spring 2016

MAC x Zac Posen Collection for Spring 2016
MAC x Zac Posen Collection for Spring 2016


After dazzling women with his modern but timeless designs on the runway and red carpet for 13 years, New York designer Zac Posen presents his debut colour collection for MAC. From the iconic packaging to the square-handled contour and buffer brushes that boast the designer’s mark, every loving detail that Posen adorns on the female form takes on new shape for the face.

Availability

February 25th, 2016 (North America), February 2016 (International), at select MAC Locations

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The Details

Eye Z You Eyeshadow x 6 Palette | $43.50 U.S. / $52.00 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Cozy Grey Soft white pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Phloof! Frosted off-white (Frost)
  • After Dusk Deep lilac (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Performance Art Soft lilac with multi-pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Palatable Deep frost-grey (Satin)
  • Mauve Over Soft mid-tone mauve (Veluxe Pearl)

Lipstick | $18.00 U.S. / $22.50 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Sheer Madness Sheer nude (Lustre)
  • Darling Clementine Bright orange (Matte)
  • Dangerously Red Blue fuchsia (Matte)

Powder Blus Duo | $29.00 U.S. / $34.00 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Haute Contour Matte neutral brown/pink coral with pearl

Prep + Prime Finishing Powder | $27.00 U.S. / $32.50 CAD | Limited Edition Packaging

  • Transparent Transparent pressed powder

Fluidline Pen | $23.00 U.S. / $25.50 CAD | Limited Edition Packaging

  • Retro Black Solid flat black

Brushes | Limited Edition

  • 182 Buffer ($54.00 U.S. / $64.50 CAD)
  • 168 Large Angle Contour ($36.00 U.S. / $43.50 CAD)

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MAC Flamingo Park Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Flamingo Park Eyeshadow Palette ($40.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a mix of springtime pastels and bold brights. It’s not perfect, but it still surprised me, as they went on fairly well with decent or better pigmentation and blended out without major issues. In general, I find MAC eyeshadows perform a little better applied to the eye than initially swatched. It’s probably one of the more interesting palettes/quads MAC has put out in awhile, as they’ve done quite a few neutral-like ones in recent memory. I think the majority of the issues I experienced with the shades (detailed below) will be solved by using primer. I wish Sushi Flower and Elegant Friend had been swapped out for better performing shades, as those are the two big duds in the palette (Naturally Fabulous builds really well, so it’s workable for most application styles).

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MAC Flamingo Park Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Eyeshadow x 9 Palette Flamingo Park
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
84%
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MAC Pink Swoon, This Could Be Fun, Let’s Be Friends Blushes

MAC Pink Swoon Blush ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “soft yellow baby-pink.” It’s a slightly brightened, medium bubblegum pink with blue undertones and a matte finish. I’m not getting a yellow tone to this at all, and the description for the pan version of this is “soft candy pink,” which seems more on the mark. The texture is soft, smooth, blendable, and just lightly powdery but that seems to be the good type of powdery–the kind where it helps with blending and doesn’t look dry on the skin. It had good color payoff and lasted for eight hours. It seemed a little lighter but more pigmented than the pan version I bought recently, but I do find that MAC’s matte/satin blushes tend to darken depending on the natural oils on the skin, so my arm may be more or less dry at a given moment (I don’t apply moisturizer or anything right before swatching, just natural occurring changes in the skin!). This is part of the permanent range. Colour Pop Mochi (P, $8.00) is more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Blush (P) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Ombre (LE, $55.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Hanky Panky (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Flush (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Argyle (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). NYX Flamingo (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Thumper (P, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). Milani Delizioso Pink (10) (P, $8.49) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC I'm the One (LE, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pixie Pink (P, $6.99) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #210 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Justify My Love (P, $26.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). NARS Mistinguette (LE, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Peony Petal (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Pink Swoon Blush
MAC Powder Blush Pink Swoon
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%
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MAC Pearl Blossom Beauty Powder

MAC Pearl Blossom Beauty Powder ($22.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “light pink with silver pearlized pigments.” It’s a light-medium, cool-toned pink with a silvery sheen. Lancome Moonlight Rose (LE, $42.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Adoration (Left) (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Veronica's Blush (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Just a Wisp (P, $27.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Pink Buttercream (LE, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Boba (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Violet Atom (LE, $39.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Monster (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Clear Radiance (LE, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Hippo (P, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Azalea in the Afternoon (LE, $27.00) is darker (85% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Pearl Blossom Beauty Powder
MAC Beauty Powder Pearl Blossom
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%

MAC Be Silly, Silly, Saint Germain Lipsticks

MAC Be Silly Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “hot fuchsia pink [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bold, bright, medium fuchsia-magenta with strong, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had rich, opaque color payoff with a smooth, creamy consistency that was easy to apply and to wear. On me, the color was still going strong after six hours and was just slightly drying at the five-hour mark. Tom Ford Beauty Electric Pink (15) (P, $50.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Embrace Me (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Shady Lady (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Quick Sizzle (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Backstage Bambi (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Backstage Bambi (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Be Silly Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Be Silly
A
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
93%
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MAC Spring Flock & What I Fancy Blushes

MAC Spring Flock Blush ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “light bright coral.” It’s a light-medium, pinky-coral with warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, lightly powdery consistency that applied evenly, smoothly, and blended out easily but did not look powdery on the skin. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear. MAC I'll Hold My Breath #2 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced How Deep is Your Love? (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Delilah (Light) (P) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NYX Summer Peach (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #7 (LE) is darker (90% similar). NYX Apricot (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Sideshow You (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Pampered (LE, $26.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #215 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Sid (Shade) (P) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Spring Flock Blush
MAC Powder Blush Spring Flock
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
93%
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