MAC Venomous Villains: Dr. Facilier Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Venomous Villains - Dr. Facilier

MAC Disney Venomous Villains Collection: Dr. Facilier Review, Photos, Swatches

The last part of the collection is Dr. Facilier’s part. It includes one lipgelee, three pigments, two greasepaint sticks, and two magically cool liquid powders. It also has a silver mirror compact with Dr. Facilier on the outside (not shown or reviewed here).

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.

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

  • Melon is a peachy-gold with subtle pink undertones.  I love Melon as a base for corals, golds, reds, and bronzes.   It also works nicely to highlight cheeks or lips.  This is part of the permanent range.
  • Brash & Bold is a bright pop of dark pink with subtle satin sheen.  It’s smooth, pigmented, and not frosty at all.  It was released last year with Makeup Art Cosmetics.
  • Push the Edge is a lightly shimmered violet purple.  It has a nice richness in color, and it has a slightly metallic sheen.  It was released last year with Makeup Art Cosmetics.

Magically Cool Liquid Powder ($29.50 U.S. / $35.50 CDN)

  • Truth & Light is a soft peach nude sheen. Yes, it feels like liquid when you apply it to skin, and yes, it is a little wet, and then it dries to a powder finish. It is VERY cool to play with, I can assure you! This is something one might use all over or to highlight certain areas; it’s very subtle and not at all frosty. (It doesn’t photograph/show well on my cheeks by itself.)  It can be used under or over makeup.
  • Cajun is a medium tan with soft peach sheen. It gives my cheeks just a little bit of a tanned/bronzed look–again, very subtle, but more noticeable on its own than Truth & Light.

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

  • Resort Life is an over-the-top white champagne shimmered, silver glittered sheer gloss with subtle pink glitter. It was originally released in MAC in Lillyland.

Greasepaint Stick ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN)

  • Slick Black is a deep dark black, very solid and opaque. It’s been released a few times now.
  • French Quarter is a smoldering golden taupe brown with a black-brown base and flecks of bronze glitter-shimmer. It’s stunning, and it would make a great base for darker, smokier looks.  Much, much warmer than Dirty Greasepaint Stick.

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.

MAC Venomous Villains - Dr. Facilier
Cover of Dr. Facilier Press Box

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Dr. Facilier pop-up

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Pigment: Melon, Brash & Bold, Push the Edge

MAC Venomous Villains - Dr. Facilier
Pigment: Melon, Brash & Bold, Push the Edge

MAC Venomous Villains - Dr. Facilier
Pigment: Melon, Brash & Bold, Push the Edge

MAC Venomous Villains - Dr. Facilier
Pigment: Melon, Brash & Bold, Push the Edge

MAC Venomous Villains - Dr. Facilier
Pigment: Melon, Brash & Bold, Push the Edge

MAC Venomous Villains - Dr. Facilier
Pigment: Melon, Brash & Bold, Push the Edge

MAC Venomous Villains - Dr. Facilier
Pigment: Melon, Brash & Bold, Push the Edge

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MAC Truth & Light Magically Cool Liquid Powder

MAC Venomous Villains - Dr. Facilier
MAC Truth & Light Magically Cool Liquid Powder

MAC Venomous Villains - Dr. Facilier
MAC Truth & Light Magically Cool Liquid Powder

MAC Venomous Villains - Dr. Facilier
MAC Truth & Light Magically Cool Liquid Powder

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MAC Truth & Light Magically Cool Liquid Powder HIGH

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Wearing MAC Truth & Light Magically Cool Liquid Powder (Resort Life on lips)

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MAC Cajun Magically Cool Liquid Powder

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MAC Cajun Magically Cool Liquid Powder

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MAC Cajun Magically Cool Liquid Powder

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Wearing MAC Cajun Magically Cool Liquid Powder

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MAC Resort Life Lipgelee

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MAC Resort Life Lipgelee

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MAC Resort Life Lipgelee

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MAC Resort Life Lipgelee

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MAC Resort Life Lipgelee

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Greasepaint Stick: Slick Black, French Quarter

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Greasepaint Stick: Slick Black, French Quarter

MAC Venomous Villains - Dr. Facilier
Greasepaint Stick: Slick Black, French Quarter

MAC Venomous Villains - Dr. Facilier
Greasepaint Stick: French Quarter, Slick Black

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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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I rushed to this as soon as I saw the tweet!! 😀

Sadly this is the part of the collection I am LEAST interested in (Dr.Facil) BUT!!! OMG MELON!! SO PRETY!! (yes i’m excited!!) This will be my first pigment ever!!

Thank you Christine!!

Much LOVE!<3 Cheyenne

do you know if the compact mirror is going to sold internationally or just within the USA??
Also any idea on the boxed packaging for the products?is it just normal?
Thanks so much Christine 🙂 This is great!!so excited!!!!!!

As far as I know, it’s internationally!

I’ve been told the boxes will have the sketches of each character on ’em, but I didn’t get any actual box packaging so I’m not 100% sure.

It’s a powder that turns to liquid when it touches your skin, and then it dries back to a powder finish! It can be used as a highlighter, setting powder, all over luminizer.

Ooh, I want to play with this. I wonder if the powder-to-liquid-to-powder effect ever “expires” or “wears out” — sort of like how temperature-sensitive or UV-reactive nail polishes can stop changing colors.

i think it will…i think this product is wht prescriptives magic powder was and mine did expire, i dont remember after how long,but def more than a year. with the Px one, a little went a long way!

Do you think the magically cool liquid powders are something worth having, or are they just kind of “eh”? I’m somewhat intrigued by them, but without seeing them and testing them in person I’m not sure if it’s something I’d really want/use or not. Do you think they’re a must from this collection, or no?

I was in my Nordstroms today and I asked to try Cajun, I’m a NC20, and this is a perfect bronzer for me. When the woman was applying it to me, I jumped. It has a weird and unexpected sensation.

I don’t even know who this villain is 🙁

I only like the french quarter greasepaint stick from this part of the collection. Is it anyway similar to Dirty greasepaint stick? Thanks =)

I’m going to ask a stupid question…What Disney story did this character come from? I don’t remember him at all. The only thing I’ll get from this character is the liquid powder.

Ok, I just googled my question. I missed out on “The Princess and The Frog”.

The Magically Cool Liquid Powder sounds very interesting, but do I really need it? hmm

I’m glad I’ll get a chance to get Brash & Bold at last, though. Nothing else in the Dr Facilier collection interests me, as I already have Melon and Push The Edge

Hey Steph,

I find them pretty different. Dirty is more like a blackened taupe, very cool-toned, while French Quarter is more like an antique gold – warmer with that golden look.

I would have liked Ursula in addition, but I’m actually glad they put a male in the mix. It really goes with the “all sexes” part of the MAC motto.

I want almost everything QQ Only not the lipgelee and the mirror…other than that…………
I’m so happy I will have the MONEY for it for once QQ

I can’t decide whether to get the truth & light or not. Right now I add some Vanilla pigment to my setting powder and I think it might give the same effect.

eager to try the magically liquid cool powder in truth and light….glad they repromoted resort life since I just barely missed it with lillyland and regretted not getting it sooner…I just wish they didnt plaster on the artwork on it.

Think the magic powder could be used as an all over face powder, for days you don’t feel like/need the full coverage of liquid foundation?

I don’t know this character but I like the makeup 😀

What is the difference between Resort Life Lipgelee and Devilishly Stylish Lipglass (apart from the lipgloss formulas)? From the descriptions/swatches they look v similar to me…

btw your labelling of Devilishly Stylish Lipglass is mixed up with Wicked Ways on the other page (descriptions at the top of the page+the labels on the photos). Just a heads up.

Actual Louisiana Acadians are an ethnic group distuinguished by fair, occasionally olive skin, dark hair, and very French noses. They pop out in a crowd the look is so distinctive; 97% of people claiming to be “Cajun” are just generic white people with Francofiled last names who live on the Louisiana Prairie and want a piece of some tourism action.

The point? Not a single real Cajun I’ve ever seen can wear Cajun Powder! They’d need Truth and Light. MAC should have done a soft pink and called it “Zulu”. Or “Il Captaine” since they’re making fun of the aiwao. Messing with voodoo gods is never a good idea… Wait, Disney did that dumb thing. Maybe that’s the BP spill. And Port au Prince disintegrating.

Respect people’s cultures!

Do your homework, MAC. That’s insulting.

I’m an NC15 generic white woman in Louisiana- who at least pays attention to things. Like Haitian spiritual practice and actual Acadian culture. Probably because I’m in the middle of them but it’s not like MAC couldn’t have checked easily.

If I don’t score Brash and Bold this year I’ll have to make an offering to “Il Capitaine” about it….

Lizzy

The actual French Quarter

Hi Christine,
thanks for all the lovely swatches.
I wonder if it’s a good opportunity to buy melon pigment now as in the permanent line the sizes of the containers got reduced? Or will the pigments be more expensive too?

The pigments are the same price as they normally are, and the sizes are exactly the same whether you buy now or in this launch (unless you’re buying from a CCO).

Why do you not really like the powder, does it not really highlight or look luminious applied all over the face?

Do you think it could be used as an oil-control powder on the forehead or is it glittery/shimmery? Thanks.

For greasepaints, you can use them like cream shadow or eyeliner – you can apply all over the lid as an eyeshadow base. For pigments, you can use them loose or wet – I recommend wet if you use them near the eyes or over a sticky base (like a cream shadow).

Quick question about Push the Edge: I seem to remember in a prior review of this pigment that you said it was chalky. Is this still the case? If I’m looking for a purple pigment, should I pass on this one?

Thanks!

During the press event, someone asked if they were going to be permanent, and they said that they would add them to the line (but not necessarily these shades), but since to me, that’s kind of… preliminary, I can’t confirm.

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