After my initial haul, here, I visited my local MAC counter and swatched the rest of the collection in person and knew there were some other items I needed to add to my list. This is what I ended up liking in person:

MAC Naturally and Iris Apfel, part 2!

This time around I picked up another Mineralize Blush in Subtle Breeze (beautiful spring pink), A Perfect Day Lipstick, Twilight Falls Mineralize Eyeshadow and Party Parrot Lipstick. I wanted to do some quick comparison swatches for you in case you are still trying to decide what you want to purchase from this collection. Enjoy! šŸ™‚

MAC Subtle Breeze

This is going to be SO pretty as me move into spring (wishful thinking on my part, anyone else over winter now that Christmas is gone?) lol.

Swatches L-R: Tarte Dollface*, MAC Subtle Breeze, Tarte Blissful*, MAC Fleur Power

Tarte’s Amazonian Clay blushes in Dollface and Blissful are too pink and too peach, respectively. MAC Fleur Power has too much coral/peach to really be similar. Dollface was the closest I could think of in my collection but it lacks the sheen that the mineralize formula gives off.

MAC Twilight Falls Mineralize Eyeshadow


Swatches L-R: MAC Satin Taupe, MAC Twilight Falls wet, MAC Twilight Falls dry

Twilight Falls is a stunning brown/taupe with multicolored sparkle. In tone it closely resembles that of Satin Taupe (at least when dry). When used wet it’s quite a bit deeper and the sparkle is more pronounced. Great shade, but not a must have if you already have Satin Taupe.

MAC A Perfect Day

I LOVE this shade! I ignored the nude lipsticks in this collection until seeing them in person. I tried on Beach Sand as well and it was far too beige (go figure) on my lips. This lipstick has perfect in the name for a reason…it’s perfection!

Swatches L-R (all MAC): A Perfect Day, Creme Cup, Patisserie, Creme d'Nude, Freckletone

I’m no stranger to MAC nudes, as you can see from the above photo. Creme Cup is much more pink, while Freckletone is more brown and Creme d’Nude is lighter, more milky. Now, Patisserie is actually extremely close in tone, but it’s quite a bit more sheer. If you like Patisserie, you will enjoy A Perfect Day because it’s like Patisserie’s more pigmented sister.

MAC Party Parrot

ELECTRIC!!! Party Parrot is definitely the life of the party. WOWZA. So bright! This formula is amazing. So creamy and easy to apply, it was like buttah-which is saying a lot because it’s a matte formula.

MAC Party Parrot vs Impassioned

Again, Party Parrot is extremely similar in tone to Impassioned, but it’s formula is more pigmented. If you love Impassioned, you will probably enjoy Party Parrot for the color but longer wear time. Similarly, if you already have Impassioned, you may not feel the need for this shade. I can tell you on the lips Party Parrot is brighter, more electric looking than Impassioned, more than likely because it’s a matte.

Flamingo Comparison Swatches

Swatches L-R: Flamingo, Fresh Salmon, Ever Hip, Cut A Caper, Costa Chic

Now I posted about Flamingo last week, but it sold out very quickly once the collection went live online. I thought I would add comparisons swatches of what it looks like to other MAC lipsticks. The closest would be Cut A Caper, but even then it’s more peach while Flamingo leans more pink. Flamingo is the most pink of the group, and appears more pink on the lips than the others as well. All of these lipsticks except Costa Chic are/were limited edition.

All in all the Naturally and Iris Apfel collections did not disappoint. There are SO many options to choose from and everything I tried I am totally happy with.

38 responses to “MAC Naturally and Iris Apfel Swatches, Part Deux!”

  1. JC says:

    I’m so glad I got Flamingo now and that it’s not a clone of Ever Hip, which I love. I do wish however that I’d snagged A Perfect Day. I have always loved Patisserie and wished it was more pigmented. šŸ™

  2. lilladylife says:

    oh gorgeous gorgeous! the twilight looks incredible but yes looks alot like Satin Taupe!!! The blushes look gorgeous!!!! I realized today that I did not purchase any MAC LE collections in 2011!!! (That I can Recall…) Think im going to try to do the same in 2012 but ur swatches always tempt me!

    • Danielle says:

      WOW!! Good for you J! I am trying hard to resist! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on what you bought! šŸ™‚

  3. PinkGlitter says:

    I just picked up a Party Parrot. So pretty!

  4. Bailey says:

    Now I’m really excited for my order to arrive! I picked up Perfect Day (among other things…), but then worried it would be super pale, but it looks so pretty!

  5. Victoria says:

    I have impassioned but don’t really like the creme finish as I prefer mattes, now I want party parrot!! Except I reallly shouldn’t want it because they’re nearly identical :/ A perfect day and flamingo look great too! I love your swatches and comparisons šŸ™‚

    • Danielle says:

      Thanks Victoria! I know, I thought long and hard about getting Party Parrot knowing I had Impassioned, but I kind of prefer the formula. Either way you go the color is fab! šŸ™‚

  6. Ahh, Subtle Breeze. So pretty <3.

    Also, I think I need Party Parrot and Flamingo in my life.

  7. isabella says:

    bahhh your swatches are making it harder to resist the lipsticks >___<

  8. Annette says:

    wow!! the colors look awesome!!! I wish I can get some from this collection but I’m really trying to cut back… but thanks to posts like this, atleast I get to enjoy even just in pictures! thank you for sharing!! I love that blush & those lip colors look super amazing!!! **ugh*** temptations temptations!! LOL

  9. Dovey says:

    All your picks are beautiful! The perfect day swatches are so helpful— I hope I’ll get to see this in person soon šŸ™‚

    Twilight falls is gorgeous as well!

    • Danielle says:

      Thanks Dovey! šŸ™‚ They are both gorgeous! A Perfect Day is just such an awesome nude lipstick, I really love it!

  10. Sarah S. says:

    I’m glad Flamingo is less corally than Ever Hip! I think I can get over it if I can’t track it down and now have my sights set on A Perfect Day <3

    • Danielle says:

      Yeah, I tend to go for the more coral and less pink shades. I enjoy Flamingo, but if you prefer more coral shades Ever Hip is the one to have. šŸ™‚

  11. Jessica says:

    I’m so glad I ordered A Perfect Day – it looks AMAZING!!! I was going to order Twilight Falls, but opted for In the Sun instead, just because I have sooo maaaaany browns and taupes!! >_< And Party Parrot? WOW.

  12. THANK YOU for these swatches! I just got a friend to CP me Subtle Breeze and Party Parrot, and I’m so excited that Party Parrot is the acid matte sister of Impassioned šŸ˜€

  13. I want Perfect Day too. It’s exactly the kind of nude I go for-pinky! Love it! Beautiful swatches and pics girl!

  14. Jacquelyn says:

    Amazing swatches!!! I’m glad that I ordered all four of the LE Lipsticks from Iris Aphel Collection! Both A Perfect Day and Party Parrot lipsticks are so pretty on you!

  15. stephanie says:

    omg i loveeeeee the eyeshadow! its just so pretty! the lipsticks are nice too…hmm xxx

  16. Krystle says:

    Thanks for the pictures and comparison swatches. It helped me decide if I wanted to order a perfect day, which I did šŸ™‚

  17. SavvySidd says:

    I am LOVING the Twilight Falls eye shadow! OMG gorgeous colors šŸ˜€

  18. prettyjjing says:

    Party parrot , Flamingo is very very very nice !!!!
    very pretty~~~~~~ ^^

  19. carly says:

    loved this post!! subtle breeze looks SO gorgeous! and so does creme cup! thanks so much for sharing šŸ™‚

  20. all the lipsticks are gorgeous! I wish we had a mac nearby šŸ™‚

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