Oh, I could only remember last year’s MAC Spring Collection – it was the Hello Kitty Collection. I was in Singapore then, and there were pre-buys ( yes, in MAC! ) and day 1 was so chaotic that I almost didn’t get my MAC Hello Kitty doll. This year, MAC wows us tremendously by coming up with a HUGE Spring Collection.
MAC plays with so much spring colors that I got dizzy – there’s Spring Colour Forecast 1 that is inspired by pinks and lavenders, Spring Colour Forecast 2 that plays with coral shades, Spring Colour Forecast 3 with plum and burgundy, and Spring Colour Forecast 4 with warm yellows and golds. How wonderful. And I thought that spring was only about pastel. Haha!
I’m going to start my notes about the MAC Spring Colour Forecast Collection with numero uno.
The MAC Spring Colour Forecast 1 Collection is just plain pretty. Pink is every girl’s ( or almost every girl ) favorite color. It’s just so feminine and dainty! Pink-purple is the new “it” shade for blushes and lips. They’re the “more interesting” version of pink nowadays. Well, let’s try to check out what I have here ( though not complete to the core! )
For the eyeshadows, I have two :
Rosy Outlook is a pale, pale, pale ( and did I say pale ) pink, that’s Satin in finish. I think this can serve as a great brow highlighter for pink eyes for that color coordination.
Lala is a dark pink , and somewhat fuchsia shade. The shade might be daunting at first look, but hey, it’s worth a swipe! This frost shade is not as pigmented as I expected it to be, and it also might be a good thing for those who are wanting dainty shades. This can be used on the entire lid, and still look not so scary. This is for the faint hearted. I promise!
Next, we have the pigments. The pigments, I must say, are simply divine.
My gosh. I’ve been conditioning myself to ignore Stacked 1! since I’m not really into pigments, and prefer the comfort of mess-free pressed eyeshadows. But then, consider this an exception. It’s the first time I’ve been fond of MAC pigments. I promise.
The light and dark pink in the photo complement each other as they can be worn together for a very feminine look. When you use these two colors only, they’re not going to be attention-grabbing colors, if you don’t add deeper colors like brown, purple, or even black. The light violet’s full of macro glitters, and be extra careful that it doesn’t get in your eyes- it happened to me, and the experience wasn’t pleasant! The deep violet on the other hand, is a story on its own. It’s the most versatile shade in this pigment set! This is an absolutely stunning, and sexy shade that can be used together with the pinks to create an orchid-inspired look, and it can stand on its own to create the most vivid smoky eye – just about the perfect substitute for black! I looveee that shade!
Moving on to the blush, MAC Spring Colour Forecast has made their blushes big, just about the size of beauty powders! Created artfully with pink to purple gradient, they are just about eye candy at first look. But do they deliver?
Azalea Blossom is the pink-purple shade of the collection. The texture is not shimmery, not glowy, and if I were to compare this to the MAC eyeshadows, the texture would be considered satin. It took quite a few swipes for me for color to show up on my cheeks, and I think I would want my blush not to be too flat that I’d be needing a highlighter to be worn on top of this. The color is a nice pink-purple shade that reminds me of the MAC Beauty Powder in Summer Rose. Not too pale, but definitely an interesting shade of purple-pink on the cheeks.
Moving on to the lippies, here are two shades of lipstick :
MAC Lipstick in Phlox looks cute, cute, multidimensional pink at first look. The texture is glaze, which is very, very sheer. I was quite disappointed with this shade as it did not show up on my lips, no matter how much I put on. Just a transparent gloss, that’s all.
MAC Lipstick in Bubblegum is sadly glaze in texture again. It goes on sheer as well, but it promises more color than Phlox. My lips had very little coverage with Bubblegum, but it had a pink-purplish tint to it ( yes, say pink-purple 100x! ) that just compensates for the lack of “coverage”. This is a great pink for teenagers, and those very shy about color. This is a very very sheer version of lipsticks, that for those wanting to try lipsticks for the first time, or are awfully shy and just want a natural look, this would do.
Moving on to the lipglasses, I am hoping that these would be better,
MAC Lipglass in Culture Clash is a baby pink gloss that can pair up well, and give some 3d factor to a nude lip, or make any pink lipstick lighter, when worn on top.
Mac Lipglass in Hush, Hush Rose earns a rave from me. It’s a lovely deep rose shade that can be worn alone, and still manage to look lippylicious gorgeous. It reminds me of my favorite MAC lipglass in Lychee Luxe, but this Lychee Luxe is definitely warmer in shade. This one’s the “cool” version of it. It makes me think of raspberry shades..
What can I say about these lippies? I love the lipglass shades better than the lipsticks. The lipglass just gave more color payout than the the lipsticks, would you believe? MAC Cosmetics, if you’re reading this, I would fervently wish for more amplified creme or cremesheen lipsticks! Please, please, please, please!
Okay, a commercial break now, presenting the swatches!
Well, last but not the least, is the Nail Lacquer in Pink Wave.
Pink Wave is a cool Barbie-pink shade, that makes me want to grow my nails long again just to be able to wear it! It’s a great nail polish shade, and it looks elegant despite the unique color.
Well, that’s about MAC Spring Colour Forecast 1! Watch out for my next installment of this collection!
What captures your fancy? Tell me!
MAC Spring Colour Forecast is already out in the US, and Canada. It is an upcoming collection in Manila that will be available in a few months’ time ( update as soon as I get word! )