MAC Cosmetics – Blue Storm Collection Review

Overall, one of my favorites was Blue Storm eyeshadow, because it worked so well in the smoky eye I did last night. I also really like the way Atmospheric lipglass looks, and part of that is probably because it isn’t a shade we see often in the MAC line. The kohl powers are so soft and apply extremely smoothly, so those were fun to experiment with. I found their staying power to be adequate, even on my waterline (multiple hours). Feline is such a rich black, I really love the depth of it. Whirlwind nail polish is NOT to be missed!

Atmospheric: This is such a gorgeous deep shimmery purple gloss with enough opacity to wear alone or to change hues of a lipstick underneath.
Lightning: It’s a silvery gloss with just a touch of pink undertones and really shimmery. It kind of reminded me of a lighter Pas-de-deux lipglass.
Lull: A shimmery pastel pink gloss, which seems sort of light and airy for the collection, considering everything else is a bit darker.

Blue Storm: Despite the swatch, this shadow is absolutley gorgeous when layered on the outside edge for a slightly blue smokey eye. I love the texture, because it has such a nice blue coloring to it, but it’s very smooth and not too shimmery.
Cloudburst : It’s like Carbon and Black Tied had a baby, because it has the matte-look that Carbon gives with slight shimmer (Black Tied is way too shimmery for me most of the time).
Cumulus: A very shimmery silver-gray-blue, which comes out mostly light silver with a few undertones.
Stormwatch: I found this to be a bit chalky on me, and it came out darker than it looks in the pot; reminds me a bit of Plumage.
Thunder: I was sort of reminded of Club eye shadow, but this is more purple, with a touch of gray. I like the subtle shimemr in it, too, and it offers slight color variation in different lighting/angles.

Kohl Power
Feline: Incredibly super black kohl pencil with no real discernible shimmer, but safe on the waterline and quite long lasting.
Mystery: Black with a touch of aqua shimmer and color, real smooth texture and easy to apply.

Nail Polishes
Whirlwind: This is the most gorgeous polish out of the four launched today; it is delightfully a deep forest green with aqua shimmer over a navy base. In the sun, it looks like a gorgeous shimmery navy.
Rainy Day: It reminds me of what Mauvement pigment looked like in the jar, only with lots of shimmer and gray undertones. Really pretty, and it is a shade I don’t see often.

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About the Reviewer


Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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