Saturday, August 14th, 2010

MAC Venomous Villains - Maleficent

MAC Disney Venomous Villains Collection: Maleficent Review, Photos, Swatches

As we continue on, we move to Maleficent‘s (from Sleepy Beauty) “collection,” which includes two mineralize eyeshadow duos, two lipsticks, two lipglasses, one beauty powder, and three nail lacquers.

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)

  • Revenge is Sweet is a sheer, jelly-ish medium pink with fuchsia micro-shimmer. It has a very wet look to it but seems to settle into lip lines.
  • Wrong Spell is a semi-sheer, burnt burgundy with pinky-plum and copper shimmer. I thought Liqueur was similar, but it’s much, much lighter and bronze, not burgundy.

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

  • Violetta is a brightened fuchsia-violet with an amplified finish. This is a PRO color.
  • Dark Deed is a darkened blood red with blackish-brown with an amplified finish. It’s a ever-so-slightly redder version of Media (but they are very close), and Dark Deed has a wetter/glossier finish.

Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)

  • My Dark Magic is a duo that features a blackened purple with a frosty finish and a violet-tinged blue with a navy-black base. Young Punk (Style Black) has a stronger black base with more of a glittery finish than the shimmer finish of this product.
  • She Who Dares is a combination of a darkened navy-black base with medium-dark blue shimmer and a dirty green and gold shimmered over a blackened, forest green base. The blue side does resemble Blue Flame (Style Black) with the finish being smoother in this product.

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

  • Briar Rose is a cool-toned, blue-based medium pink. It’s kind of like a bubblegum pink to me–like perhaps Snob lipstick in blush form. It is also reminiscent of a less purple, less cool version of Pink Swoon–perhaps if Pink Swoon and Well-Dressed had a baby. It does apply rather sheerly, though it can be built up.

Nail Lacquer ($13.00 U.S. / $15.50 CDN)

  • Bad Fairy is a stunning shade of duochrome polish that’s both ruby red, molten lava copper, and gold, depending on how the light hits it.
  • Formidable! shimmers teal, blue, violet, and reddened purple, depending on the light. It is, however, a dead-on dupe for ORLY Galaxy Girl.  There is nothing that I can distinguish as different between the two brands–formula feels the same, it wears the same.  MAC may take just a minute longer to dry.
  • Mean & Green flashes burgundy, green, and gold and is totally full of shimmer. It is a dead-on dupe for ORLY Space Cadet.

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 Maleficent Press Box

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Maleficent Pop-up

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Lipglass: Revenge is Sweet, Wrong Spell

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MAC Revenge is Sweet Lipglass

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MAC Wrong Spell Lipglass

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Evil Queen Lipsticks

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Evil Queen Lipsticks

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Lipstick: Violetta, Dark Deed

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Lipstick: Violetta, Dark Deed

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Lipstick: Violetta, Dark Deed

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MAC Violetta Lipstick

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MAC Dark Deed Lipstick

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MAC My Dark Magic Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo

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MAC My Dark Magic Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo (Dry/Wet)

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My Dark Magic (Wet/Dry/Wet/Dry) (left four swatches), Young Punk (Wet, right)

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MAC She Who Dares Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo

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MAC She Who Dares Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo (Dry/Wet)

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Blue Flame (Wet, left), She Who Dares (Wet/Wet/Dry on right)

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MAC Briar Rose Beauty Powder

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Summer Rose (left), Briar Rose (right)

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Nail Lacquer: Bad Fairy, Formidable!, Mean & Green

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Nail Lacquer: Bad Fairy, Formidable!, Mean & Green

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Nail Lacquer: Bad Fairy, Formidable!, Mean & Green

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Nail Lacquer: Bad Fairy, Formidable!, Mean & Green

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Nail Lacquer: Bad Fairy, Formidable!, Mean & Green

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MAC Bad Fairy Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

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MAC Bad Fairy Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

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MAC Bad Fairy Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

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MAC Bad Fairy Nail Lacquer (Flash)

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MAC Formidable! Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

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MAC Formidable! Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

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MAC Formidable! Nail Lacquer (Flash)

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MAC Formidable! Nail Lacquer (Flash) — these duochromes do WEIRD! things to cameras

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MAC Mean & Green Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

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MAC Mean & Green Nail Lacquer (Flash)

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198 thoughts on “MAC Venomous Villains: Maleficent Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of jackie Jackie

    okay i’ve gotta ask!
    http://alizarineclaws.blogspot.com/2010/09/show-must-go-on.html
    judging by these pictures, do you think this polish could be a dupe for bad fairy? :)

  2. Majda

    OMG AT THE NAIL POLISHES!

  3. This is by far my favorite collection out of all the villains. I already bought the eyeshadows, and the briar rose beauty powder because MAC was letting us pre buy it I guess? Anyways, now I think I want Formidable! Nail Lacquer as well! Hmmm… Maybe Dark Deed Lipstick as well… I cant wait for this collection to come out! I cant wait to go to the MAC event and get my make up done with all the new colors! Ive been waiting for this all month! I am a total MAC Addict Thanks Christine!

  4. Jennifer

    Hey! Great review!

    I only have two questions about Dark Deed Lipstick. I am pretty fair, so do you think it would be too intense even if its just for fall? Also, do you think it would look okay if I sheered it out with lip balm or lipgloss?

  5. Avatar of Amy OnMyOwn1981

    My fave collection since the Hello Kitty one! I am about to break the bank on this one!

  6. Avatar of Ashley Ashley

    OMG I have never loved one of their collections so much! I want MAC Dark Deed Lipstick, Formidable, My Dark Magic are musts. There’s more I would want but those to me are must haves.

  7. Chastine

    Hey Christine,
    I was wondering, do you think briar rose will be a good bklush for a NC42 skintone?

  8. Georgia

    Is Briar Rose similar to Nars Orgasm??

  9. Linh Pham

    Christine, my lips are really pigmented (I’m Vietnamese btw), so will Strange Potion or Revenge Is Sweet shows up at all/makes much of a difference? Thanks!

    (^____^)*

  10. Jean

    man I really am having a hard time choosing between Brair Rose and Oh So Fair…i usually go for the more natural look but loveee Sleeping Beauty….which do you think would look better on someone with NC20?

  11. rose

    i only like the nail polishes they’re really cool

  12. marina

    i got all the nail polishes!!!

  13. Vianca

    heyy Christine!
    if u could only have 1 of the mineralize e/s which 1 would u pick?

    My Dark Magic or She Who Dares?

  14. Judy

    Hi Christine, Is Dark Deed similar to Cunning & Kittenish from the Fabulous Feline collection? I just ordered it because it says it’s an amplified creme which I love. When I saw the swatch, it looks glossy like cunning & kittenish. As always. Thank you.

  15. Bleek

    This collection is blowing my mind!
    Have you found any differences between this version of Violetta and the PRO version? If so, which would you recommend?

  16. Avatar of Christine Christine L

    Do you think Dark Deed is similar to Hang-up?

  17. just out of interest Briar rose looks very similar to summer rose…how come this isnt mentioned on the cheatsheet?

  18. Enna

    Is Dark deed similar to sin?

  19. Lauren

    How do you make the mineralize eyeshadow wet? Do you wet the brush?

  20. Ebony

    You are beautiful! And I love Bad Fairy!

  21. Marcelina

    Thank you so much for posting all of this, I (as well as TONS of others) appreciate it INSANELY. Sorry for posting this so late, but I was just wondering..

    I think Wrong Spell looks like such a gorgeous and unique colour, but how do you think it would look on a rather pale girl with low pigmented lips? I’m really digging those plummy/brownish colours, even if they don’t suit me very well :P.

  22. Karyn

    Hi. I know it’s late to be posting about Venomous Villains, but I have a question. I got the “Bad Fairy” nail polish but even though it seems to be the most sought after of them, I’m under-impressed. It just looks bright purple/burgundy on my skin. Anyway, my favorite MAC polish ever is “Toast of the Town.” The only polish of any brand I’ve almost used up. Do you know where I can find it? And do you know if “Formidable” or “Mean and Green” comes close at all to “Toast?” Finally, I’ve heard there are dupes for “Formidable” and “Mean and Green,” Orly I think, but do you know where I can find those? Looks like the new Tartan Tales polishes will be nice. Thanks as always!

  23. What a beautiful products! Would love to have the Wrong Spell lipglass, My Dark Magic Eyeshadow or the nail polishes! Cool :D

  24. OMG LOVE. So, I don’t know what you do with all of your fun makeup, but I would gladly buy this press kit from you, haha— keep that in mind. =D

  25. Sam

    Hey Christine. Did you notice that the Maleficent image on the lipglass tube scratches off really easily? I just noticed that, and it kind of makes me sad, because the packaging is so cool!

  26. gresamusa

    holy moly those are crazy nice