My very first MAC post! 😀 And it’s a nice pic heavy one at that! Here’s a preview of the upcoming Marge collection that will hit the stores next week (of course the US already released it 2 weeks back and as always Singapore lagging behind)
Here’s a bit of eye candy to start with, pics I took at the blogger preview session.
All of the above will be releasing in Singapore.
One blush – Pink Sprinkles
Four Lip Glasses – (Top to Bottom) Nacho Cheese Explosion, Red Blazer, Grand Pumpkin, Itchy & Scratchy & Sexy
Two Eyeshadow Quads – Marge’s Extra Ingredients (please scroll down for review), That Trillion Dollar Look
Nail stickers – Marge Simpsons Cutie-cles
Of course the packaging is always sooo darn cute, suckering in us beauty enthusiasts. Here’re some swatches to help you decide which to drop into your cart first 😉
Lipglasses – The most easily wearable from the collection I believe.
Love at first swatch, the gorgeous blue/pink micro shimmer of this magenta gloss- Itchy & Scratchy & Sexy. Pigmentation was stellar too.
For those of you who like a bold strawberry pink gloss with a pink pearl, Red Blazer is for you.
Unique yet wearable, Grand Pumpkin- a milky medium orange (no shimmer) . This had medium opacity and looked pretty on the lips despite the bright swatch! There was a little of the gloss settling into lip lines, but nothing major.
Lastly, the most interesting one, Nacho Cheese Explosion, a medium yellow with some sparkles. Idk who would really wear this, but the name is soo cute. Unfortunately, the pigmentation of this was less that impressive too… ooops!
Pink Sprinkles is a medium tone cool pink with shimmer. Applies somewhat sheer but buildable and blends easily. I highly recommend this blush as it’s flattering and a very wearable shade. Great for those who are heavy handed with their blush and shy away from overly pigmented blushes. A great everyday shade 🙂
Now onto the two eye palettes, starting with That Trillion Dollar Look eyeshadow quad.
This quad comprises of all greens, ranging from a bright chartreuse to a grass green, muted olive and a blackened murky green with shimmers.
Next up, Marge’s Extra Ingredients eye quad.
A medley of soft shimmery pink, purple, bright blue and deep aubergine, this palette I felt was more wearable and fun. I also like the mix of colours and finishes. Let’s take a closer look……
Firstly, how cute is the packaging?!!!
This palette includes,
A baby pink that applied frosty and sheer, a brightening inner eye highlight. On medium skin tones like mine, this looked more of a soft cool white. Even with the slight fallout, it was nice and workable.
The purple was a medium toned neutral shade. It felt soft to the touch and needed to be built up as it applied sheer. A stunning shade that can be even worn by itself.
The blue was a bright medium one with a soft shimmer finish. Although a bit bold for an all over lid shade, it does look great as a bright pop of colour worn as a liner. I liked the texture of this best, it felt soft and spreads easily.
The last shade in the palette a deepened purple was somewhat disappointing. It was a bit on the drier side and barely swatched on my hand. On the lids it performed better.
Close up, Harpooned Heart – A cool toned luster finish baby pink (PRETTY!)
Overall the pigmentation of the palette was ok. When swatched with fingers it barely had any payoff, however Mac eyeshadows do work better with brushes as the pigment is rather tightly packed and a harder finish, they pick up better with an eyeshadow brush. I used my Tom Ford and Hakuhodo goat hair brushes which did the trick.
Here’s a fun weekend eye look I wore yesterday to test out wear, I recommend using a primer to make sure you use the eyeshadows to their full intensity:-)
As you can see, the colours coordinate with each other really well and bring out the eyes.
From the collection I found that my favourite was the Pink Sprinkles blush. It was a very soft girly shade and performance was fairly good as well. The Lipglasses were also a great pick. As much as I love the eyeshadow quad for it’s fun packaging and bright colours, I know it’s not something everyone would gravitate to. In any case while at the counter I strongly recommend that you try it on the eyes rather than swatching 🙂
Collection is set to launch on the 12th Sep at
Ion Bugis and Tangs Mac counters. Happy Shopping!