Mac Fashion Sets was a big hit last year and this year they’re at it again with even more sets! They brought out new shades in sets of nail polish, lipstick, lipglass, lip liner and eye shadow. It looks like Mac is bringing the whole matchy matchy thing to a new level. We sse a lot of brands doing matching lips and tips but Mac goes a step farther with eye shadows. If you want a monochrome look, well this is your thing! If you’re not, no problem! You can mix and match it just how you like it. The colours are bright and summery so be ready to go for some serious colour infusion! I received Mac Heroine eye shadow and Embrace Me lipglass which are both really stunning shades. Let’s take a look!
I’ll start with the eye shadow first. You know the drill and if you don’t, don’t worry because here are the short details: Mac eye shadow singles come in a round pot of 1.5g and they go for 17 euro. In the Mac Fashion Set you will find four limited edition shades: a light pink shade, an orange shade, a bright pink shade and the shade that I will review now.
Heroine is a medium to light cool blue shade with a purple undertone. It’s a bit like a pale blurple shade if you want and a shade that is quite interesting and rather unique. The finish is a bit puzzeling. On the packaging it says it’s a satin shade but on the website it’s described as a matte. However, in my opinion it’s a satin. It has very tiny silver and blue shimmer and that’s what creates the very subtle satin finish. Blue shades are not easy to make, especially when they have some purple in them. When I swatched Heroine it was powdery, a bit patchy and rather dry. The coverage is quite sheer and you really need to build it up.
So I started my look with Heroine and zero expectations. It turned out that it’s a bit of a different story when you use a brush. I guess the brush picked up more product. I’m happy to tell you that applying this shade is actually nice. The brush applied it even and there were no issues. You do have to build it up a bit because this shade is a bit sheer. I also suggest using a base if you want more brightness. What I love about Heroine is the shade itself, it’s interesting and I bet this will look slightly different on everyone. On me it leans a bit more purple. In the look I created I also used Urban Decay’s Evidence in the outer corner to deepen the colour a bit.
Next up we have the lipglass. Lipglass comes in a tube of 4.8g and go for 17.50 euro. Typical to these lipglosses is the texture, it’s incredibly sticky, like glue. Do not wear this out when you have a windy day combined with a full luscious hairdo blowing in the wind majestically because this lipgloss will just find all your hairs and let them stick to it! Apart from that they are awesome. Incredibly moisturising, well pigmented and actually really long lasting for a lip gloss. Add a yummy scent of vanilla and we’re sold!
left: mac girl about town, right: embrace me
left: mac girl about town, right: embrace me
Embrace Me is a cool toned bright fuchsia with the most subtle blue pearl. When I opened up the packaging it instantly reminded me of Mac Girl About Town lipglass. So I compared them to each other. In the tube they look quite similar. Embrace Me looks brighter and a bit more pink. When swatched you can see that they actually are very different. Girl About Town is warmer and a bit more toned down. It also contains slightly bigger golden shimmer. Embrace me is a lot brighter, cooler toned. The pigmentation is just like Girl About time, it has a good coverage, it goes on even and it gives your lips a high amount of shine! On my lips it looks a bit more like a very bright pink instead of a fuchsia. The wear time is excellent, I’m actually still wearing it while typing this post!
So how do you combine a pale blue eye shadow and a bright pink lipgloss without looking like you want to go back to the 80′s or went into full-on Barbie mode? The secret is to use a good amount of eye liner combined with a darker eye shadow shade. It also helps a lot to not have blond hair, lol! Just kidding tho, it’s fine, just don’t use a bright pink blush because I can’t help you then! I’m actually really pleased with both products especially the lipglass because they are just awesome. Heroine is a great shade too, it requires a bit more work than the normal eye shadow but it’s a beauty to have. Mac Fashion Sets will soon be out here in stores and I really encourage you to tke a look at the lipsticks and the lipglass, they are bright, bold and beautiful!