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MAC Faerie Whispers Collection

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.”

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Among the fireflies lipstick, Fairy land foiled shadow, 133 brush

Keep reading for a closer look at the products that I’ve been sent, and my thoughts on each of them.

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MAC Among The Fireflies Lipstick

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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!

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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.

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MAC among the fireflies lipstick swatch - lena talks beauty

MAC Fairy Land Foiled Shadow

MAC fairy land foiled eyeshadow faerie whispers collection - lena talks beautyFairy 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.

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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.

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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.

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MAC 133 Small Cheek Brush

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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.

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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
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The entire Faerie Whispers collection – Image supplied by MAC Cosmetics

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!

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Provided for review by MAC Cosmetics

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  • Wow! That lip colour is darker than I would’ve thought but goes really really well with your hair at the moment. The eyeshadow looks amazing too. I really want it!

    • It’s kind of chocolatey so it does go with my hair! The eyeshadow is sooo pretty, I want to try it with a bunch of my other shadows.

  • I saw the cost of the shadows on Cass’s instagram — $50! That’s pretty ridiculous. The lipstick definitely suits you and I reckon it would be really versatile — you could blot it down to mattify it or play with different coloured lip liners.

    • $50 is a lot, but their normal shadows are $38, and this is a lot bigger – pressed pigments for the holiday collection were around $52. So it’s a lot but consistent with their pricing if that makes sense?

  • That lipstick is amazing! I’m a big fan of browns, so I might have to run out and grab that one! Looks awesome on you.

  • I love brown lipsticks so may have to try this one. The colour really suits you. The foiled eyeshadows look amazing too!

  • I don’t know if brown lipsticks would suit me but it looks good on you!

  • I’m scared of brown lipsticks too and don’t own any. Looks so good on you babe . Very flaterring.

  • Sophie ♥

    I love this collection, especially the shadows! I actually went out and bought Joy Toy on Monday and am so glad I did. It’s so pretty. x

  • BooksWithClaire.blogspot.com

    such a pretty products!
    I’m going to buy several things myself today in store.
    Can’t wait to have a look

    x Claire
    http://BooksWithClaire.blogspot.com