Saturday, August 14th, 2010

MAC Venomous Villains - Evil Queen

MAC Disney Venomous Villains Collection: Evil Queen Review, Photos, Swatches

Next up, we have the Evil Queen from Snow White. The Evil Queen’s “collection” includes two lipsticks, two lipglasses, three eyeshadows, one beauty powder, and one blush.

All of the character images are stamped on the products; they are not stickers. You can find official promotional imagery and color descriptions here. The collection launches on September 30th, 2010 at all MAC locations, October 2010 internationally, and approximately September 28th for online. You may also want to check your local store to see if they are holding an unveiling/preview party for the collection.

Lipglass ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN)

  • Strange Potion is a lightly pink shimmered, soft pinky-coral that’s semi-opaque in coverage. This is a really beautiful shade of gloss–I can’t think of anything quite like it that MAC has put out. Very flattering on both cool and warm-toned skin.
  • Hot House is a deep fuchsia-berry with iridescent fuchsia-purple shimmer. It applies and looks semi-opaque on lips. It originally was released in Strange Hybrid.

Lipstick ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN)

  • Sinister is a semi-sheer brown with pinky-plum shimmer. It looks better on the lips than as a swatch. This has a lustre finish.
  • Toxic Tale is a bright, opaque shade of nearly neon coral with an orange lean. Reminds me of Illamasqua Mistress, but in a lipstick form. Very, very pigmented–creamy but not slippery. This has a satin finish.

Eyeshadow ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN)

  • Her Alter Image is a cool-toned icy, pale lilac with a veluxe pearl finish. It’s pigmented and purpler than Beautiful Iris, but it’s similar.
  • Vile Violet is a darkened cool-toned violet with muted blue tones. This has a matte finish.
  • Vainglorious is a bronzed burgundy with a frost finish. It’s similar to Cranberry, except a little browner, and it’s a bit darker and more burgundy than Star Violet–but it’s closest to Star Violet.

Blush ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

  • Bite of an Apple is a brightened coral-pink blush that can really pack a punch!  Very opaque, though it is blendable.  This has a matte finish.

Beauty Powder ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN)

  • Oh So Fair is a soft, petal pink with subtle shimmer-sheen. It’s sheer and looks very, very subtle on my medium skin tone. I wouldn’t recommend this shade for darker skin tones, because I think it would have a tendency to turn ashy.

See more photos and swatches!

Please note: As a press event attendee, I received samples of the full collection packaged in a “tower” with four boxes (one for each character), and as far as I know, it’s press packaging — therefore not something you will see or be able to purchase in-store.

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Cover of Evil Queen Press Box

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Evil Queen pop-up

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Lipglass: Strange Potion, Hot House

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Lipglass: Strange Potion, Hot House

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Lipglass: Strange Potion, Hot House

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Lipglass: Strange Potion, Hot House

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Lipglass: Strange Potion, Hot House

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MAC Strange Potion Lipglass

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MAC Strange Potion Lipglass

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MAC Hot House Lipglass

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MAC Hot House Lipglass

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Evil Queen Lipsticks

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Evil Queen Lipsticks

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Lipstick

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MAC Sinister Lipstick

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MAC Sinister Lipstick

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MAC Toxic Tale Lipstick

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MAC Toxic Tale Lipstick

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Eyeshadow

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MAC Her Alter Image Eyeshadow

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MAC Her Alter Image Eyeshadow

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MAC Her Alter Image Eyeshadow

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Beautiful Iris (left), Her Alter Image (right)

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MAC Vile Violet Eyeshadow

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MAC Vile Violet Eyeshadow

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MAC Vile Violet Eyeshadow

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MAC Vainglorious Eyeshadow

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MAC Vainglorious Eyeshadow

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MAC Vainglorious Eyeshadow

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Star Violet (left), Vainglorious (middle), Cranberry (right)

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Eyeshadow:  Her Alter Image, Vile Violet, Vainglorious

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MAC Bite of an Apple Blush

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MAC Bite of an Apple Blush

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MAC Bite of an Apple Blush

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MAC Bite of an Apple Blush

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MAC Bite of an Apple Blush

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MAC Bite of an Apple Blush

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Wearing MAC Bite of an Apple Blush

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MAC Oh So Fair Beauty Powder

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MAC Oh So Fair Beauty Powder

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MAC Oh So Fair Beauty Powder

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MAC Oh So Fair Beauty Powder

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MAC Oh So Fair Beauty Powder

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MAC Oh So Fair Beauty Powder

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Wearing MAC Oh So Fair Beauty Powder

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275 thoughts on “MAC Venomous Villains: Evil Queen Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. kiska

    Is the apple blush similar to Joyous BPB?

  2. Sam

    Do you think Oh So Fair would look good on fair skin with slight yellow undertones?… It looks so pretty, so I feel like I must get this when it comes out!

  3. Kerri

    Love everything you do Christine! Your swatches are so great and so helpful. I tried to read through all of them to make sure this wasn’t already asked.

    How would you compare Oh So Fair to Alpha Girl? Just hit pan on Alpha Girl and it made me sad…hoping this might be similar! Thanks again, Temptalia is a lifesaver! :)

    • Thanks, Kerri! Alpha Girl is kind of similar, since even though it looks a lot pinker… they are both pretty sheer. I think Oh So Fair may still be a little paler/powdery (in the it’s so light, it looks like powder sense).

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Joyce Joyce

    hi, so i’m really wondering about getting hot house it looks beautiful on here, but my lips are pinker then yours and i’m kinda wondering wether the color will look good on me. For the color to come to it’s full effect what do you think works best? Like what kinda natural liptones will work?

  5. Cha

    hi, was kinda wondering if bite of an apple had any similarities to Joyous beauty powder blush. i love the color, i just know i happen to be attracted to pinky corals and tend to buy similar colors.

  6. tania

    Hello! On the “Wearing MAC Oh So Fair Beauty Powder” what lipstick are you wearing?

  7. Roo

    Hi Christine:) Can you compare Strange Potion to Perennial High Style from Liberty of London?

  8. Francesca

    Hi Christine! How does oh so fair beauty powder compare to pinch o peach blush?

  9. Livia

    Hi Christine! I wanted to ask you, if MAC lipglasses were sticky? I’m not a huge lipgloss wearer and I managed to skip MAC’s lipglosses until now, but strange potion looks so pretty on you…I don’t know if it worth it… and I also wanted to know, do you think bite of an apple would look good on NC25ish (20-25) skin (I own MAC’s dollymix and well dressed & gentle which kinda look the same on me and ladyblush. Shall I got bite of an apple (I don’t want to be clownish nor too bright)or is there something better from the permanent collection you would reccomend for my skinshade?
    THANK YOU very much! :)
    Livia

  10. Sydney

    Is Oh So Fair similar to Shell Beauty Powder?

  11. laura

    hey christine….would you say the oh so fair beauty powder is similar to well dressed blush??

  12. Leah

    hey i love the swatches. i pre ordered at my nordstroms. i ordered de- vil and on the same day i picked up antique and amber lights. is de-vil close to any of those colors? so should i still keep that in my order or is it not nessesary? lol im torn

  13. Sara

    would bite of an apple be too dark for NW15?? and would it be flatterening..? thanks !

  14. chibu74

    thanks a ton for the pics and swatches…i’m looking forward to this collection…temptalia helps in making decision what to buy and what not :)

    could you please do a swatch of mac hipness and bite of an apple side by side so that we can see the difference?

  15. Emy

    How does Toxic Tale compare to Everhip? It looks more and more tempting..

  16. Annette

    Christine, is Hothouse similar to Just Add Color from Prep for Colour?

  17. i have marine life and i was wondering if i should skip the bite of and apple blusher. are they similar colours? i have redish cheeks and ive heard bite of an apple has red tones (which i could do without)thanks

  18. Lisa B

    Is Sinister similar to Culture Class? Was Culture Class released previously under another name…Could they all be that similar? I recall culture class being pretty sheer too.

  19. Love Toxic tale lipglass and Bite of an apple blush!!Gorgeous!!!

  20. michelle

    CHRISTINE
    Do you use a brush to put your lipstick on? It’s so perfect…I just got Toxic Tale, I love it, but I’m not used to lipsticks with color…and I feel like i can’t get a perfect, even application with just the lipstick.

  21. jen

    OMG Oh so fair is so beautiful! I want! Sold out already though! :(

  22. Grace

    Hey Christine! I was just wondering if how you think hothouse would look on an nw15/20 with light pinky nude lips, honestly I don’t think it would look that great but I’m in love with the color & don’t have anything like it! (I’m quite new to mac), thankyou! amazing swatch’s! :) <3

  23. jennifer

    hi christine! i have a question… do u think toxic tale would suit my nc20 skin?? i have brown eyes and dark black/brown hair. My lips are lightly pigmented and i believe i look best in cooler colors (think gaga l/s) but i have been wanting to venture out into color and the only “coral” i have is everhip. I would love to hear what you think! <3

  24. Cc

    Hi! I was wondering if ‘oh so fair’ be good as a blush for a fair skin tone? My skin is pretty white!

  25. Brenna

    Just bought Toxic Tale today and cannot believe how much I love it! I’m addicted to bright, in-you-face colors, and wanted it immediately. I was afraid it wouldn’t look good in person, but was so happy to see how well it went with my pale skin. Definitely want to buy another so I don’t run out :)

  26. Haley

    HELP!!!! I am totally in love with House House lipglass!! But becuase I am talking constantly while I am at work and drinking water all the time, it last no more than half an hour, which is simply just a pain…

    Do you know of any lipsticks that would be similar with the raspberry and purple amazingness??

  27. Marcela

    I got my entire VV haul at a preview party 2 weeks ago and then regretted not having bought Hot House. Luckily, Mac’s site still had it as of last week and i ordered it. So glad i did cuz it just came in and it’s soooo beautifully pigmented and shimmery!

  28. Sophia

    hey Christine, do you think MAC Bite of an Apple similar to MAC Just a pinch gel blush? cause to me they look very similar.

  29. Barbara

    Hey, I was wondering if there are any similar colors to bite of an apple in the permanent collection? I recently went out to my nearest MAC store (over an hour away) and bought ‘gulp’ over 300$ worth of this collection (my first time ever buying MAC) and I don’t want to have to rush and buy the color again before it leaves. So are there any colors that you think are close enough in the permanent so I don’t have to buy an extra?

  30. Aleeza

    Hi christine, i have my eyes on this bite of an apple blush but i heard it was similar to hipness and fleur power. The thing is that i have both, thinking wether i should skip bite of an apple or not, what do u think?

  31. Sarah

    Hi, do you think that Coral Polyp lipstick (from Dame Edna) is a good dupe for Toxic Tale?

  32. Ms. Jules

    Thank you so much for showing the color samples! I was not sure which MAC Venomous Villains lipsticks/and lipglasses would work for me. After seeing your photos now i know exactly what to bid on(i found most of the MAC V.V. collection on Ebay)! Thanks for your efforts and hard work with your report/webpage. :) Ms.Jules

  33. Courtney

    do you think mac will ever repromote bite of an apple? i’m honestly dying to get it.

  34. Lauren

    Hey Christine. I love the Sinister lipstick. Do you know of any dupes for it?

  35. Julia

    did you ever compare bite of an apple to mac’s frankly scarlet? are they similiar?

  36. Prerna

    Vainglorious is looks SO pigmented in this.

    The one that I got isn’t pigmented at all! :( I just pulled it out today after letting it sit for over a year, and was so disappointed!! Waaaahhhhh.

    If you ever happen to read this, Christine, was yours fairly pigmented??