Finally, MAC's summer collection has arrived in Asia... at the end of summer and just when it's starting to pour. Oh the irony of it all!
It was just released yesterday and I was able to test everything... so bright and pretty! The items they didn't have were the Crushed Metallic Pigment Stacks and the Suntint Lip Balms. A bit of a bummer because I actually wanted the pigments. They said it (the pigments) will be released on a later date. I didn't ask about the Suntints.
Anyway, I've been lusting after the My Paradise Cheek Powder ever since I saw the sneak peek. Obviously, it's something I've been looking forward to. I must have passed by the MAC counter five times since just to ask if Surf Baby's out.
When I swatched it, it was all I expected it to be - a loud coral color that will make your cheeks stand out. Even without the gold overspray, it's still pretty. For those with lighter compexion, it provides a bright pop of color and I think it would also look beautiful on those with darker tones as the color is deep.
To be honest, I don't know what I'm going to do with this or how I'm going to pull it off. I just have a weakness of bright colors in general. Oh the pretty colors!
Th cheek powder comes in a compact that's a big as MAC's pressed powder foundation.
On my way to the mall, I told myself that I would not buy anything. And I left with an additional item: a Lustre Lipstick in Naturally Eccentric. At first I wasn't sure about it but I found myself holding it after every swatch. The reason? I've been looking for a really pale lipstick that would go well with the Sugarpill eyeshadows I purchased earlier this year. This could possibly be it. We'll find out soon enough.
Other products in this collection that I liked but didn't get were:
- Surf USA & Sun Blonde Eyeshadow - Because I already own colors similar to those
- Short Shorts Eyeshadow - Because I'm not sure what to do with it.
- Hibsicus Lipstick - A bright red coral color that's really pretty. I would have bought it except I have too many bright lipsticks already. We'll see... I need to think it over.
- Gilded White Powerpoint Pencil - An off-white shimmery eye pencil. If I didn't have my Paul & Joe Eye Liner, I would have gotten this!
Let me know if you want me to do a Swatch & Tell. I just need to use this for some time so that I can provide a proper review.
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