MAC Fashion Flower: Overall & Recommendations
Fashion Flower feels like a nice-sized collection–enough to mix and match, but it’s not so large that it’s overwhelming. MAC’s matte eyeshadows can be great, but they have a few duds in the mix and some that just work infinitely better when applied to the eye with a brush than in a mere arm swatch–and this is true with the mattes in this launch.
I did feel that Aqua and Free to Be seemed stiffer here than the pans I have (as both are permanent), so you might consider getting the non-imprinted ones if that’s the case. Lucky Green is also permanent, but it’s definitely the standout shade–luxuriously smooth and richly pigmented; it represents when MAC really nails an eyeshadow.
The lipgelees felt a bit sticky this time around, with Now in Season feeling quite tacky, which was unexpected (as lipgelees are known for being non-sticky!). Ever Hip, as a coral, will sell well, while Summer Shower will add depth as a layering lip product. Mlle and Growing Trend are more similar to existing permanent shades out of the four lipsticks in the launch. If you missed out on Ever Hip on MAC’s website, Nordstrom still has it in stock ($5 shipping on $50+ beauty purchases).
Both beauty powders felt powdery to me, so I didn’t think they were exceptional, based on texture. Alpha Girl works better applied (more color shows up) than when swatched, but both Alpha Girl and Light Sunshine are more suitable for lighter skin tones because of their light/sheer color.
P.S. — Ignore the mascaras, they’re part of Flighty. That’s what happens when you don’t have coffee in the morning!