Friday, September 23, 2011

MAC's Mac me over collection Review and Swatches

I know I haven't done swatches and reviews for a while now.. I have a couple of items lined up to review and others I'm still testing.
I was so excited when I first checked out the official information and photos of Mac's Mac me over collection. 
I got a couple of items, not much from the collection since I already had similar items or the same product purchased from previous collections.


Lipsticks:

 Prince Noir (Limited Edition)
This lipstick is actually darker than it appears.It's a deep burgundy color with red and purple hues. In real life it looks more purple than red. It's a tad too dark for me. In the picture the color looks lighter and better!
The lipstick has a matte finish, but not as matte as Ruby Woo.
I don't think I'd be using it since it's a tad dark for my liking.
Runway Red. (Limited Edition)
This lipstick is also darker in real life. I absolutely love this lipstick. It's a blue based dark red, in the picture it slightly gives a fuchsia hint which you don't see in person. 
This is my favorite lipstick from the collection,


Peachstock (Permanent at Mac Pro)
I got this lipstick last year from Mac pro. It's a medium nude lipstick with a hint of peach. On my skin tone it looks like I have concealer on, like most nude lipstick it's best paired with a pink lipgloss.

Rebel (permanent)
This lipstick in an old favorite of mine. It's a Purple/ Dark Fuchsia lipstick with a satin finish.

Left: Runway Red. Right: Prince Noir
Left: Peachstock Right: Rebel
Above Price Noir. Below: Runway Red.

   
Eyeshadows:



Above: Moleskin. Bottom: Creamy Bisque
I bought 2 eyeshadows, and I love them both.
Moleskin: Is a nude caramel beige color. Very close to my skin tone (NC30). This eyeshadow has a matte finish.

Creamy Bisque: Is a creamy Ivory eyeshadow with a frost finish.
I love the texture of this eyeshadow. It's beautiful for highlighting the brow bone and inner corners.


Brushes:




Right: Mac 226. Left: Sigma Small Tapered Brush


I've been dying to get my hands on Mac's 226 brush for so long now. And I'm glad they finally decided to release it in one of their collections. 
This brush was sold out within couple of minutes when the collection was released in the UK website! I was gutted! I found a legit seller on amazon and didn't hesitate for a second to hit the buy now button.
The brush was not even released online in the US due to popular demand and limited stock!
I LOVE this brush, definitely my holy grail crease brush.

It's great for lining your crease and it blends amazingly. Even though the brush released in this collection is not as tapered as the ones released in the Blonde Brunette Red Head collection, It's definitely an easy brush to work with. This brush does not spread out color as much as the 224 since it's more tapered and It's great for highlighting the brow bone and the inner corner of the eye.

As you can see I own the Sigma version of a small tapered brush. 
Comparing these two I prefer the Mac's even though it's not as tapered but it's much better at blending.
When it comes to Mac or Sigma Brushes I prefer Mac's to be honest. Mac has higher quality brushes and I believe it will last longer. 
I find Sigma's a tad mediocre in my opinion as a make-up artist! 
What I don't like about Sigma is you can order the same two brushes and you'll receive two different looking ones! This happened when I ordered two tapered brushes! and let me tell you this wasn't the last time this happened. I later found out I wasn't the only one who has faced this problem!
I can't deny the fact that for the price you pay you are getting amazing brushes so close to Mac's. I would totally recommend them for those who want a good set of brushes for personal use, nothing professional!
To me I'd rather invest in good brushes that will last longer.

18 comments:

Sakuranko said...

OmG!! That lipsticks are really beautiful colors.. :D

Pretty liops for way...:)

God Bless you...

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MiMi said...

tysm Sakuranko, very sweet of you. I'm glad you liked the collection =)

Dana Paramita said...

great blog! thanks for sharing sweetie ;)
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Alexa said...

Great review! The Prince Noir is a tad dark for every day, as you say, but perfect for my work kit! I haven't tried the 226 brush yet but now I really want to!

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Adrien Loren said...

Amazing make up!!! MAC is a great brand! but I use Bobbi Brown!

kisses!!!


Adrien Loren

♥●• Izdiher·•●♥ said...

Purple lipstick with a satin finish.lip stick are amazing. Mac rocks, babe.

LenoreNeverM♡re said...

Fabulous~ thanks for sharing~ luv the colors!

The Followers of Fashion said...

Love the Peachstock lipstick! :D
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Emma, Ella you pick! said...

I love MAC! Thx for the comments :)
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Momo said...

Prince Noir is my favorite color!! Great blog, yes, I want follow each other so I'm following you now, ok? Hope you back! ^^


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Kiki Janku said...

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Erika said...

I love the prince noir lip!

soo beautiful color!

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Elekon said...

I`ve never tried that brand, thanks for fantastic review,I loved the fuscia lipstick so much now:)

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