Poetic colour ushers in a new vitality following winter’s deep chill, as uninhibited shades dance across the face in a free-spirited collection inspired by whimsical flights of fancy. Liberate yourself from darkened tones and explore the freeform movement of frosted lavender, pearlized champagne and pale mint green. Eyes and cheeks explore a new lightness of being in sheer pastels, a perfect complement to rosy lips. Nails leave you free to be, in hushed beige and lavender…Expressive colour for the modern spirit.
Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)
Be Fabulous Washed-out pastel pink
Luxe Natural Light beige cream (Repromote)
Dreaminess Soft cool pink cream (Repromote)
Style Surge Neutral coral cream (Repromote)
Touch the Earth Light wood brown
Mineralize Glass ($22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)
Poetic Pale champagne pink with pearl
Loose & Lively Peachy orange
On Cue Gold pearl
Boundless Energy Violet pink
Beautiful Moves Pale mint with pearl
Mineralize Eyeshadow ($22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)
Spiritual Life Shimmery pale lemon
Natural Vigor Shimmery champagne peach
Just Breathe Shimmery light blue
Uninhibited Shimmery light grey
Leap Shimmery lavender
Force of Nature Shimmery brown
Eye Pencil ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)
Taupe Dark brown
Slate Dark grey
Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00 U.S. / $37.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)
Perfect Topping Shimmery pale peach with lavender marble (Repromote)
Lightscapade Shimmery off-white with light pink, blue, yellow marble (Repromote)
Mineralize Blush ($27.00 U.S. / $32.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)
Uplifting Peach with bright orange marble
Please Yourself Light pink with plum marble
Studio Nail Lacquer ($12.00 U.S. / $14.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)
Lightness of Being Pale beige
Modern Movement Pale lavender
Availability: December 26th at all MAC locations, online December 23rd at maccosmetics.com; January 2015 internationally
Conceal, correct and perfect just like the pros. New Studio Finish Concealer Duo features our iconic Studio Conceal and Correct formula in complementary pairs, delivering exceptional colour and coverage in customizable hues. Lasting up to eight hours, the lightweight, highly concentrated formula helps conceal dark circles, blemishes, moles, tattoos and birthmarks. Pair with Studio Chromagraphic Pencils, which work as an eyeliner, or to sculpt and define the face and body, for a look that’s photo-ready in no time.
MAC Studio FInish Concealer Duo ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN) (New, Permanent)
MAC Studio Finish Conceal & Correct Duo ($30.00 U.S. / $37.00 CDN) (New, Permanent)
Mid Peach/Mid Yellow
Pale Yellow/Pale Pink
Rich Yellow/Burnt Coral
MAC Studio Chromgraphic Pencil ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN)
Prep + Prime Blemish Control Gel ($22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN) (New, Permanent)
A gentle, new Prep+Prime formula promotes the healing of blemishes while also helping to prevent future breakouts. The lightweight, transparent gel goes on smoothly and wears comfortably, creating a seal over the blemish, reducing redness and protecting it from debris and further irritation. Suitable for all skin types, Prep+Prime Blemish Control Gel can be worn alone, under makeup or used for touch-ups, keeping your skin protected all day long.
Availability: December 26th, 2014 at all MAC locations, December 23rd at maccosmetics.com; international excluding Asia February 2015 (January 2015 for Prep + Prime Blemish Control Gel)
MAC x BollyDoll Brush Kit ($49.50) includes five travel-sized brushes and a patterned brush rkeper. The brushes have glossy black handles with golden patterns on them and white bristles (except the 204SE Lash, which is a black mascara spoolie). The brush holder has a shiny black ribbon that ties it together, and on the interior, there are five slots so each brush has its own home. The brush holder is made out of 100% polyester with a very smooth, soft feel on the exterior and a slightly more textured fabric on the interior.
The brushes are consistent with this past holiday’s brush sets in that they seem improved over the last few years of brush set releases, but the full-sized versions will still out-perform, mostly in regards to softness, though I felt like the shapes of the eye brushes were larger, more rounded, and fluffier here than their full versions. The shapes of the brushes just seem a lot less precise with less defined shape here, particularly in the case of the 217SE. The 204SE Lash and the 168SE Large Angled Contour were the most similar to their full versions. The 219SE is longer and more rounded, so it can actually be nicer for smudging out color (less tapered/sharp). The 239SE seems fluffier and less flat, so it wasn’t as good for packing on color, but it worked well for blending.
MAC x BollyDoll Makeup Bags ($36.00) are available in two prints, one with bluer shades and the other with pinker shades. Each bag is made out of 100% polyester and measures 6.75 inches / 17 centimeters width, 1.75 inches / 5 centimeters in depth, and 5 inches / 12 centimeters in height. The outside feels very soft and smooth, while the inside is slightly more textured. There is a small, clear plastic pocket on the interior. The side of the bag has a black fabric loop, and it has a black zipper. The bags seem durable and should be able to take a little dirt/makeup debris when traveling and be easily wiped down. I would consider them medium in size; large enough for a multi-day trip as well as to be used as an everyday makeup bag.
BollyDoll is the colourful world created by visual artist and singer Amrita Sen, whose illustrious and imaginative illustrations tell the story of a magic land filled with music and art, while drawing inspiration from Indian prints from the Moghul era. With her debut M·A·C accessory collaboration, Sen’s lovingly detailed hand sketches and paintings spring vividly to life in a limited-edition illustrated Brush Kit and coordinating Makeup Bag.
Makeup Bag ($36.00 U.S. / $43.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)
Brush Kit by BollyDoll ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)
168SE Large Angled Contour
239SE Eye Shading
Availability: January 1st, 2015 at select MAC locations and maccosmetics.com (North America and International)
It had semi-sheer, buildable color coverage, though this one was definitely running sheerer overall. It had a glossy sheen that was noticeable on the cheeks, and even when applied to lips, there was still some shine and creaminess to it, which isn’t the norm for the formula. I found it to be drying when I wore it on lips, and it lasted about three hours. It worked better on cheeks, as it was easily blended on the skin and sat well without emphasizing pores. The color wore well for seven hours as a blush.
Just to reiterate, this has 0.08 fl. oz., which is a huge reduction from the 0.43 fl. oz. that came in the clear pot (which I believe last released in April 2014, so it wasn’t that long ago).
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