MAC x Whitney Houston Collection is a new, limited edition collection featuring the late Whitney Houston. The collection includes an eyeshadow palette, four lipsticks, two lipglosses, two blushes, and a highlighter. Here are swatches!
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Hopefully, this doesn’t sell out before I get paid again! Definitely want the e/s palette, Nippy’s Plum blush, and Nippy’s Rose lipstick. MAC is BACK.
I am not quite sure of the thinking behind this collaboration with a deceased artist – who can have no input into the choices regarding the collection. I really liked Witney Houston, but find this collaboration puzzling.
As to the products – I think the eye palette is overly dark – with too many dark shades and not enough lighter/brighter colours to even it out.
The lipsticks look good and the blushes seem OK.
That’s sort of my feeling too, Genevieve….how do you collaborate with someone who’s been dead for a decade? (and I realize it’s a collaboration/money deal with her estate….). I wasn’t a fan and so didn’t realize that “Nippy” must have been her nickname…I couldn’t figure out why everything was called “Nippy’s XXX” but I do like the Nippy’s Plum Blush. I like it so much I probably have 3 or 4 dupes!
I was guessing…..maybe it’s her dog! Agree with you guys about the preponderance of darker shades.
This looks like a beautiful collection, and is actually geared toward POC. Nicely done, MAC.
Exactly right, Rachel! Plus, these really were her types of color cosmetics that she regularly wore. She was the legit Queen of the super dark smokey eye, many times combined with a dark red lip!
The only item that I’m side-eyeing is the highlighter, but only because we didn’t use them back in that time. I DO love the looks of it regardless!
Yes, these shades are legit what she wore.
I’m impressed. I’ve always loved MAC, but nothing new has wowed me. This is awesome!!!
Wow those red lipsticks are gorgeous! I do love the packaging too, and Whitney was such a talented soul. May need to pick up a couple pieces.
Eh, I could take or leave all these shades. I kind of wish we knew what makeup she would actually create.
She had one of the best voices ever though.
Exactly Nancy T!
The E/S palette – Plum Blush – Rose Lipstick
It’s been ages since something looked interesting.
I’m also of the category of people to which collaborations with people that have passed away don’t sit well… but I have to admit but this one is one of the best (at least conceptually) I’ve seen lately.
Extremely rarely I see a pre-made palette I would actually buy and use all the colors. I don’t know how much it represents the artist, but they are my style and I would love to see the greys and the taupe become permanent.
I picked up the nude lipstick, cinnamon gloss and plum rose blush over the weekend. I love when MAC does LE packaging for collections.
One burning question. Who is Nippy?
Whitney Houston’s nickname was Nippy.
I had no idea. Thank you!
I love the colors in the eyeshadow palette – those are the tones she wore regularly, those are the colors and finishes that Kevyn Aucoin used on her all of the time!
What a gorgeous true late 80s/90s palette.
I don’t intend to buy it – I have dupes – but I would absolutely buy it as a gift for the 90s divas in my family. Lovely.
Had the opportunity to swatch the eye palette – MAC delivered. For reference, the shades in this palette were worn in many of Whitney’s videos. Also, this color story represents the 90’s RnB girl’s go to look. And, the best part, the high level of pigment, texture, and ease of application presented in this palette is what made MAC…..MAC….the MAC I know. Thank you for delivering on this one.