MAC recently released their new Spring collection entitled Fantasy of Flowers. As soon as I read the color story I knew I would be picking up a few things from this collection. I mean, this is Bloomin’ Beauty, after all. A collection all about flowers was pretty much meant for me.
Although the collection was chock full of Mineralize Eyeshadows (I don’t care for those) and a few Mineralize blushes, my main focus was the lipsticks- Lustre formulas. They are one of my most favorite lipstick textures. I also picked up one of the new fluidlines, a repromoted Mineralize Skinfinish and a repromoted cremesheen gloss in Galaxy Rose. I had already owned this shade but I’ve sadly misplaced it. You can see my original review of that here.
MAC Phlox Garden
MAC Phlox Garden
I’ve been pretty obsessed with purples lately. It’s no surprise I wanted to have a nice purple gel liner in my collection. This one has a bit of pink to it which makes it quite… Radiant Orchid. Perfection.
MAC Rose Lily Lipstick
Swatches L-R: (all MAC) Courting Lilac, Syrup, Snapdragon, Playtime, Sweetie, Pink Pearl Pop, Snapdragon, Pink Popcorn, Rose Lily, Lovelorn
I didn’t really have another MAC lipstick that compared to Rose Lily. It’s quite a light pink shade and although I like it, I haven’t been drawn to those shades in the past.
Snapdragon was closest to Pink Popcorn (which was limited edition). Playtime was quite a bit more intense and more purple. Snapdragon shifts color depending on how the light hits it. It really is stunning.
MAC Heavenly Hybrid
Swatches L-R: (All MAC) Rebel, Craving, Daddy’s Little Girl, Feel My Pulse, Heavenly Hybrid, Lustering, Girl About Town
Heavenly Hybrid is a gorgeous berry with a wearable purple tone. None of the other shades I had really came close. They are either too bright or too intense to give the same effect. Heavenly Hybrid is one of the most flattering shades I have picked up!
EDIT: I have added a swatch of Heavenly Hybrid vs MAC Plumful:
L-R: Heavenly Hybrid vs Plumful
Heavenly Hybrid is more purple than Plumful and although the two are similar, they are not quite the same.
MAC Fleur d’ Coral
Swatches L-R: (All MAC) Jazzed, Pleasureseeker, Sweet & Sour, Fleur d’ Coral, Altered Beige, Marquise D’, Creme d’ Nude
I thought Fleur d’ Coral would be easier to dupe. It turns out I must be lacking in peachy-nude shades from MAC! Jazzed and Sweet & Sour are much more coral in tone. Creme d’ Nude and Altered Beige are much lighter.
MAC Dreaming Dahlia
Swatches L-R: (All MAC) Vegas Volt, Hibiscus, Fresh Salmon, See Sheer, Viva Glam Cyndi, Dreaming Dahlia, Razzledazzler, Sushi Kiss, Ever Hip, Cut A Caper, Flamingo, Reel Sexy
I wasn’t going to get Dreaming Dahlia because I thought it was going to be much more orange-red than it actually is. As it turns out, it’s a lovely muted coral. A must have for a coral-obsessed person like me. The closest shade to Dreaming Dahlia is Hibiscus, but it’s more pigmented, more intense. If Hibiscus were sheer, it would look incredibly similar to Dreaming Dahlia. The shades to the right of Dreaming Dahlia are much lighter and more peach.
MAC Perfect Topping
It’s unfortunate but it appears as though MAC has changed the two repromoted MSFs in this collection. Most of the pictures of the “new” Perfect Topping have had very little lavender veining. I was lucky enough to have a significant amount in mine and so the color is different for me. MAC also appears to have changed Stereo Rose. The one I have from the In the Groove collection is much more coral than the one released here. If MAC cannot replicate the shade or wants to change it, they really ought to name it something else as I really feel it misleads eager MAC collectors and makeup lovers alike.
Comparisons (Clockwise from bottom left, all MAC): Star Wonder, Perfect Topping, Refined, Redhead, Porcelain Pink, Rio
Swatches L-R: Star Wonder, Rio, Redhead, Perfect Topping, Refined, Porcelain Pink
Swatches L-R: (slightly different lighting) Star Wonder, Rio, Redhead, Perfect Topping, Refined, Porcelain Pink
I was actually quite happy and impressed with both the color and texture of Perfect Topping. I don’t know how the original version of this is, but I know that I like the one I purchased here. I was also reminded of how chunky Porcelain Pink is. Refined has the best texture of all of them. Anyone remember this shade?!
I have to say the lipsticks really won me over here, but I knew they would. MAC lipsticks rarely disappoint. I’m not fond of the Mineralize collections because I think MAC has a long, long way to go to improve that formula. The lipsticks and fluidline were all on point. Perfect Topping surprised me and I am glad to (once again) own Galaxy Rose.