The MAC Cosmetics Riveting Collection is a collection full of bold, bold shades that reminds me of rock n’ roll glam. One thing’s for sure – the shades showcased here are not the ordinary everyday shades!
MAC Blush in Dirty Plum is well, a deep plum shade. Conquering my fear of plum colored blushes from the MAC Spring Colour Forecast gave me the courage to try this shade. This can certainly be a contour shade, as you apply it on the hollow part of your cheeks. Apply with a very, very light hand – this shade is very very pigmented.
MAC Blush in Full Fuchsia is the boldest pink shade that I’ve ever tried. This goes on very pigmented on the cheeks, so if you want to take your chance on this, use a very very light hand and a very very fluffy brush to apply this. This goes on VERY bright.
On to the lippies,
Mac Lipstick in Riveting looks murky on my lips. A murky nude. Not me.
MAC Lipstick in Metal Maven on the other hand comes off like a pearly white on my lips. This would be great for creative or avante garde shoots. Or that fairy rocker, if there is such. Hahaha!
MAC Lipglass in Rock Out is a shimmery silver gloss. It can add some shimmer to any lipgloss that you want. This can be applied on any lipstick.
MAC Lipglass in True Babe is just screaming hot pink. For that amplified candy color on your lips, you can top this while wearing any safe pinks, and an instant pop of color for you! Add up the insensity of the screaming pink lipstick shades right now ( like Pink Nouveau, Lady Gaga, or even Schiap ) with this!
Swatch galore :
For the nail lacquers, I think it’s a first in the Philippines to have nail lacquers that have matte finish. Think of brochures, or calling cards with matte lamination. Okay, the print specialist in me surfaced again, because I talk like that during the day. Haha! Anyway, it’s definitely a unique finish, that is a new thing right now in the nail lacquer industry. O.P.I. also has a collection with matte lacquers. To explain it the simplest way possible – as you apply it, it dries easily, and when you try to feel the texture of the nail polish layer on your nails, it feels matte, and not the usual glossy that you get to feel whenever you wear your usual nail polishes.
The shades below are deep, and definitely wearable. I say it’s worth a try for those nail fanatics out there.
Dark brown is always a glam shade.
For those fond of blings, get some matte bling on your nails!
Try the blackest of black, but with a different finish. It’d look more rubbery than glass-glossy.
Overall, I’m not too fond of the MAC Riveting Collection, though I can visualize that all the shades can be used for creative and avant garde shoots. For me, some shades are not wearable to achieve a natural look ( for sure! ), and can be reserved for a makeup artist’s kit for fun shoots.