Thursday, March 17th 2016 Makeup
Flamingo Park is the newest limited edition collection from MAC Cosmetics, and it is delightfully bright. As you may have seen on my social media, I was sent a lipstick, beauty powder, and lip gloss from this beautiful collection and today I’ll be reviewing them for you.
“Plunge into the punchy pleasures of pink in a freshly made batch of scrumptious colours that let you have your cake, and wear it too. Glisten pretty on a sunny day with Powder Blush, a fun way to bring delicious colour to your cheeks. Paint it pink and get your just desserts anytime, but be ready to share!”
Sunny Surprise Beauty Powder
You might be asking ‘what is a beauty powder?’ and I know that I asked exactly that. Beauty Powders “can be applied as a highlight, soft blush, or overall finish,” according to MAC via Temptalia. The packaging is similar to a Mineralize Skin Finish as it is a large compact with a mirror in it.
As you can see, MAC Beauty Powders have much larger pans than MAC blushes, being 0.35oz (10g) vs 0.21oz (6g) for blushes. Considering I’ve had the blush on the left for about three years and still have so much left, I think I’ll have this beauty powder for the rest of my life.
The shade of Sunny Surprise lends itself to being worn as a blush as opposed to some of the other options for beauty powder use. It looks lovely on, and I think it is a shade which would suit many skin tones.
Be Silly Lipstick
Be Silly reminded me instantly of Silly from the 2015 MAC is Beauty collection that was also repromoted in this Flamingo Park collection. It is a bright fuchsia pink, with a matte finish. Compared to some other MAC matte lipsticks I have worn this is creamier, and I like it a lot more – Russian Red is a matte lipstick as well and I don’t wear it very often because it’s just a bit too drying, whereas Be Silly was very comfortable to wear.
Here’s how Be Silly looks on my lips:
If you are after a bright pink lipstick, this is a great option to go for. It’s darker than other MAC bright pink lipsticks like Candy Yum Yum which makes it a touch more wearable, whilst still packing a wow factor.
Such Sweeties Cremesheen Glass
MAC Cosmetics almost needs to publish it’s own dictionary, since it has so many different varieties of product, all with their own different names. They describe this as follows: “Cremesheen Glass is a lip finish that fuses the creamy, sheen-filled nature of Cremesheen Lipstick with the shine of Lipglass”. When wearing it, I found the texture more comfortable than most other lip glosses. Such Sweeties is a pastel baby pink which is lighter than my natural lip shade, but when I wore it over MAC Syrup lipstick it looked great.
Pricing for the Flamingo Park collection is similar to the permanent MAC range. For the products I was sent they are:
- Be Silly hot fuchsia pink (matte) SRP $40.00
- Such Sweeties Cremesheen gloss SRP $48.00
- Beauty Powder Sunny Surprise soft peach SRP $48.00
Flamingo Park is available now at all MAC locations in New Zealand – it is a limited edition collection so hopefully there is still some left! The lipsticks in this collection excite me the most, but the nail polish also looks great. There is Spoonful of Sugar which is described as “soft pink glitter with pink pearl” which is totally my aesthetic.
What do you think of MAC Flamingo Park Collection? Have you bought anything from it, or will you be? Let me know in the comments!
Products supplied by MAC Cosmetics