MAC Cosmetics have kicked off 2016 with their new Faerie Whispers limited edition collection, and I have been sent some of their products to review for you all!
“Let your innocence roam free. Transcend seasons with charmed hues inspired by the secret wondrous world of fairies. Eyes flutter impishly in new Foiled Shadows, in luminous wet or dry shades that flicker like morning mist. Feathery pinks for cheeks brighten the day, imbuing you with a spritely glow. Case a spell with rosy metallics for nails and pearl-lit nudes for lips, spinning glamour ‘til the moon turns to sun.”
Keep reading for a closer look at the products that I’ve been sent, and my thoughts on each of them.
MAC Among The Fireflies Lipstick
I have to say, I was a bit uneasy of this lipstick – I don’t own any brown lipsticks. Then I remembered that I had once borrowed my Mum’s MAC Creme In Your Coffee lipstick which is a brown, so I thought it might look nice on me after all…and I think I was right!
MAC describes Among The Fireflies as a soft mocha which is a lovely way to describe it. It has a rosy tinge to it which was flattering to my complexion. It is a cremesheen formula which is one of my favourites from MAC, it looks creamy yet still has a decent wear time to it.
MAC Fairy Land Foiled Shadow
Fairy Land is a foiled shadow, which is a formula which I wasn’t familiar with before this collection, but I am a big fan of it now! The pan is quite large, you can see it here compared to the pressed pigment from the Magic of the Night 2015 Holiday collection which is the same size as a standard eyeshadow.
Fairy Land is a warm champagne colour, perfect for the current summery weather when champagne is my favourite beverage. In the photo below I’ve worn it with only a primer underneath it, but it would be lovely when paired with other warm eyeshadows. Fairy land would look great on the brow bone.
I had to swatch quite heavily to get it show up on my pale arm, it shone much better on my eyelids over a primer.
MAC 133 Small Cheek Brush
Until now, I had never actually owned a MAC brush. I have used (and coveted) my friends’ MAC brushes but have never really had the cash to buy any of my own. So I squealed when I pulled this out of the delivery from MAC – it is so soft!! I used the 133 Small Cheek Brush to apply my highlighter – MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish (from 2014). It is much more expensive than most brushes I buy, at $84 although it is made of goat hair which explains the cost, but also makes it undesirable for some people.
The MAC Faerie Whispers collection is on sale now at all MAC Cosmetics locations in New Zealand. Pricing isn’t too much higher than the standard MAC range, with the lipsticks being $40 which is the same price as normal. To find locations and contact details for your local stockist visit maccosmetics.co.nz
- Foiled shadows – $50,
- Lip Glasses – $48
- Lipsticks – $40
- Blushes – $48
- Beauty Powders – $48
- Nail polishes – $26
- 221 mini tapered blending brush – $48
- 133 small cheek brush – $84
What do you think of the Faerie Whispers Collection? Is there anything you think you’ll be buying, or have bought? Let me know in the comments!
Provided for review by MAC Cosmetics