By now, all of you have heard about MAC’s latest collection, MAC Me Over. For the first time in quite a while I was actually pretty excited for this release. MAC is hit and miss with it’s limited edition collections for me, and when I finally see one that catches my eye, I go a little crazy. The last time I liked so many things from one collection was almost a year ago, when Venomous Villains released.
This is the first quad in quite some time that I have been attracted to, even remotely. I happened to swatch the entire collection at my local MAC Counter before it released, and as soon as I touched this, I knew it would be mine! Hazy Day is my favorite of the four, but all of them work well together. All Races looks sheer in the swatch, but on the lids, it’s actually quite pigmented. I was taken back by how good it looked on.
Initially, the only shadows that appealed to me were Moleskin and Outre, just because I felt like those were shadows that MAC didn’t have something comparable to in their permanent range. But, again, swatching them in store first left me with another one on my list…Creamy Bisque. It was so utterly smooth and gorgeous. And actually, not like any other MAC shadow I own or that I was able to see in their permanent line at the counter…even the MUA was impressed with it (we swatched them for the first time together). I’ve actually become quite chummy with her, and we can talk makeup for literally over an hour while swatching….it’s happened more than once 😉
Cakeshop and Avenue appealed to me instantly. After seeing swatches online, they were already firmly on my wishlist. Seaside and Midnight Blues had intrigued me, but I hadn’t seen any concrete swatches of these two and was therefore more hesitant. But, once I touched them for myself, it was clear they would be in my collection. Seaside is an absolutely stunning peachy highlighter. Midnight Blues is a lovely teal fluidline, and I didn’t yet have a gel liner in a teal shade so it seemed perfect for my teal obsession. Avenue is a gorgeous dark brown with sparkle in it. If you look at the picture of the fluidline itself, you can see gold and copper and it’s one of the prettiest gel liners I own.
The one item I heard about the most was the elusive 226 brush. They didn’t sell this online and I have to give a huge thanks to Kia from Killer Lipgloss for getting this for me. It is an AMAZING crease brush.
It is soft and does a great job for adding color and blending out the crease. No shedding yet in the first week, but I will keep you all posted if it starts acting up on me.
For me, this collection was one that needed to be seen in person. There were some items I didn’t particularly care for, but was happy to order and now use all of the items here. In fact, I use Moleskin every single day now to blend out all of my eyeshadow looks.
Then, as long as I was already ordering from MAC, I picked out two lipsticks.
Jessica from Getting Cheeky recommended Patisserie as a great nude lip, and I am thankful she did. It’s a great “my lips but better” shade on me.
I posted a twitpic of me wearing Korean Candy last weekend, but if you care to see how it looks on another lovely blogger, check out Tiffany from Will Work For Makeup’s post where she shows this shade as well. It’s really a nice shade. I pretty much love the entire Sheen Supreme line, so it’s not a shock that I enjoyed this one.
Did you pick anything up from this collection? I am thrilled with all of my purchases.