MAC is Beauty

Friday, May 8th 2015 Makeup

On Monday, the latest limited edition collection from MAC was launched in New Zealand. MAC is Beauty is about old-style glamour, inspired by fifties and sixties beauty parlours. Last week I attended the launch event, and had some of the products from the collection applied by one of their wonderful makeup artists. MAC also gifted me some of the collection which I’ve been trying out for myself, as you will see later in the post.

MAC is beauty collection

Image supplied by M.A.C. Cosmetics

The MAC is Beauty collection is quite extensive – it has twelve lipsticks, sixteen fluidlines, five eyeshadows, four lip glosses, three nail lacquers, three brushes, two face powders, and an eyeliner. The packaging is the same as in the permanent collection, which is elegant and practical, but I would be lying if I said that I didn’t wish that they had some limited edition packaging. Previous limited edition collections have had some gorgeous and creative packaging, but I suppose it’s what’s on the inside that counts.

MAC is Beauty display

The MAC is Beauty collection display at Smith and Caughey

I was given four products from this collection – the Brassy fluidline (gel eyeliner), Diva-ish and Silly lipsticks, and Preening eyeshadow. I was stoked to get the Brassy fluidline as it was one of the products the makeup artist had applied on me and I really liked how it looked.

MAC is beauty

Silly lipstick on left, Diva-ish on right, Brassy fluidline, and Preening eyeshadow

In this look, I have applied the Brassy fluidline on my lids and also under my bottom lashline. I don’t usually bring colour under my eyes but it’s something I’ve seen a lot of people do lately, so I’ve been trying to experiment with. I like how creamy MAC fluidlines are, and I apply them with an angled brush. Included in the MAC is Beauty collection is a really cool looking angled brush which would be perfect for the fluidlines. I also realised, upon looking at these photos that I forgot to apply mascara. How embarrassing.

MAC is Beauty Brassy fluidline and diva-ish lipstick

The lipstick I’m wearing is Diva-ish which is an amplified finish lipstick. I found it wore well, through an afternoon of coffee, snacks, and a lot of talking. Silly has a matte finish, so it lasts longer but isn’t as creamy.

MAC is Beauty divaish lipstick and brassy fluidline

The MAC is Beauty collection is available at all MAC stores and counters in New Zealand. Pricing is the same as the permanent collection, with lipsticks being $40, fluidlines and eyeshadows $38. If you’d like to know any other pricing information, leave a comment below and I’ll be able to let you know. Alternatively, you might as well head to your local store or counter to check it out…there are so many beautiful products it would be a shame to miss out! Thanks to MAC Cosmetics for inviting me to the event, and providing me with these items from the collection.

What do you think of the MAC is Beauty collection? Have you bought anything from this collection, or will you be? Let me know!





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