When the MAC is Beauty collection first surfaced online I was crazy excited. 12 lipsticks. 16 fluidlines. 2 Beauty Powders. And more? I damn near fainted. This collection is huge! Immediately I picked out like a million things that I wanted but as time went by I got more and more overwhelmed. It was like a MAC overload. Eventually, I weeded out a few things like the lipsticks (Real Doll and Notice Me) and a couple of the fluidlines.
I did, however, end up with some pretty good stuff! When I stopped by the counter I took a peek at Alpha Girl and fell in love with it. I’ll admit, it looked pretty pale when I swatched it straight up. But with a tiny bit of blending (the texture is super silky) the base almost completely disappears and leaves behind a soft, subtle golden glow. I haven’t tried it on yet but I’m planning on using it as a highlight or all over powder. Alpha Girl has this sort of lit from within kinda glow that I really like!
Next up, is the eye stuff. Usually I’d go all gaga for lipsticks but sheer lipsticks aren’t really my thing. I may end up going back for Notice Me and Real Doll though (I lack self control) but the eye goodies are what really had my attention. I love using nude kohl eyeliners on my waterline to brighten my eyes and make them look bigger so I jumped on I Get No Kick Eye Kohl. It’s a soft, shimmering champagne that doesn’t look harsh or too white. You can use it in the corner of your eyes for a little dazzle or along the waterline for a girly, doll eye effect.
I also picked up Shade Fluidline, a deep blackened forest green, because I just knew it would make my brown eyes pop. Plus it’s super versatile! Shade makes for a killer cat eye and it looks super sultry smudged on the top or bottom lid. It’s also pretty great as an eyeshadow base too!
Overall, I’m over the moon with my new MAC goodies and can’t wait to start playing with them tomorrow. Did you grab anything from the MAC is Beauty collection?