For my second installment of MAC’s Spring Colour Forecast Collection, we have the corals. I must admit that I’m not into corals if you stick true to that shade, but if you mention peaches, I’m in. I love except nude peach lipsticks and peach blushes. If you say the word “coral,” it’s a warm color that’s almost orange – and I remember Elle Woods saying, “Whoever said orange was the new pink, is seriously demented.” ( I was laughing all the time while watching that, I swear! )
Anyway, this collection is full of wearable shades, that killed my coral scare. It was actually a beautiful lineup of shades!
Here are some of what I have from the MAC Spring Colour Forecast Collection 2,
Straw Harvest ( in Veluxe Pearl texture ) is a golden, light peach-orange shade. This shade looks adventurous on the pan, but when you swipe it, it’s actually very light, almost like a great browbone highlighter ( it’s THAT light ) for warm colored eyeshadows, or can be worn alone, though it’s very very light.
Perky is a color out of this world. I must admit that it’s my first time using salmon shades. It’s peach, but getting red. With its satin finish, it looks great on the lids. It’s an interesting shade that I don’t mind experimenting with, for it screams spring!
Moving on to the blush,
Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach is an interesting gradient in the pan. It goes from peach to salmon ( reddish peach ). No question about it that I love peach, and it goes on very naturally ( not too pigmented, and not frustratingly sheer ), I love it, and when I tried to swipe my brush on the salmon territory at the bottom, the shade looked quite awkward on my cheeks. Or maybe I’m not too accustomed on the new shade on my cheeks. On a positive note, the salmon shade gives a perk me up when you need a pop of color on your cheeks. I am definitely not giving up and will try to wear this shade again.
Moving on to the lipsticks,
Rose Maiden is a reddish pink shade that looks lovely on the lips. When I was applying this on my lips, I was actually surprised that it had great color payoff, and showed really, really well on the lips! With its frost finish, I can actually see pearly reflections on my lips when I move around. It’s not something that I’d love to wear on a daily use for it does not look “casual”, but with its frost texture, maybe on more formal events, when I’m surely pulling my hair up in a bun. What a lovely shade.
With me absolutely obsessed with beautiful nude peach lipsticks, Gold Salmon appears to be an interesting, unique shade. With its lustre texture, it looks like a semi-opaque version of opaque nude lipsticks. With the color, it looks like peach, but brighter. It’s a brighter version of your usual nude peach lipstick. It’s a great shade to wear for everyday. Not too opaque. Very nice!
Okay, a commercial break, with the swatches!
Hey, is it just me, or the colors look good on my skin? I’m beginning to change my mind about corals already!
Okay, last but not the least, we have MAC’s nail lacquer for this collection,
MAC Nail Lacquer in Coral Wave looks neon orange, though the orange looks reddish as well, that tames down the total neon shade. It’s a beautiful pop of color on your nails that don’t look weird. Promise! This is another point for MAC for coming up with such a beautiful shade.
Overall, beautiful coral shades from MAC. The eyeshadows, blush, and lipsticks, and even nailpolish are total keepers. I’m not going to avoid coral shades from now on.
Excited for the the next installment, purple and burgundy?
Check out my post on MAC Spring Colour Forecast 1: Pinks and Lavenders also!