Round-up: MAC x Mia Moretti Collection Overview & Thoughts

MAC x Mia Moretti is collaboration collection that launches March 26th online (North America) and in select stores on April 2nd (North America) with select international stores to receive sometime in April 2015. I liked the concept of the lip palette, but the execution left something to be desired for a few of the shades. The Casual Colours work best as cheek colors, rather than lip colors, as they are drying when worn on the lips, but if you only intended to use them on the cheeks, they’re worth a peek. The best product is Maria Moretti Lipstick (A), which is a lovely shade of red, but it is very dupable.

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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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If this collection would have been well done, it could have redeemed Mac’s online only status for me. I’m going to just pass. Such a shame though..perfect for summer colors and concepts! I do love the red lipstick and thought about just seeing if it may be there to get. But, I thing Garconne by Guerlain took my fave red spot. May be tough to top, 🙂

Meh. Maybe summer wind, but I won’t cry if I miss anything here. Thanks for working so quickly, Christine! Saved me some $$ I can spend on other things 🙂

Well, I was all set to pick up Summer Wind and Maria Moretti l/s on the 2nd, so I called the 2 MAC stores nearest to me, asked them if they would have it on the 2nd or a different day, both SA’s claimed that it wasn’t going to be in stores in the U.S , called MAC Corp., who told me that YES, it will be in US stores and counters. Call me confused! On the off chance that I cannot get Maria Moretti lipstick, curious to know whether Maybelline Color Sensational in Very Cherry is a dupe, because I do have that one?

Thank you for that info! In that case, I will try to chase Maria Moretti lipstick down. I have a feeling that the two SA’s are wrong, and that the MAC C.S. rep. is right. Too bad they’re not all on the same page! Crazy!

The only thing I would think of buying is the red lipstick, but I have loads of reds already so I guess this is a pass for me. The palette has some interesting fun colours, but they are to pastelly for me.

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