How are you? Long time no speak!
As you *may* have noticed, I am a bit of a makeup lover. I've loved it for a while and I don't see an end coming soon to our loving and accepting relationship. :p
Anyways, because of this, I always have my eyes out for new collections & products, especially from MAC. Recently (yea, I'm a bit behind on my beauty blog reading...), I found out that MAC's summer collection this year is called Temperature Rising, and it looks stellar!
|Some of the products in this collection!|
Photo from here.
So, a long time ago I created a wishlist post for the "Shop MAC, Cook MAC" collection and you all seemed to really enjoy it, so I thought I'd do that kind of post again, but for this collection! Yay!
Want to see what I want from this collection? Click read more!
Before I begin, I just want to say a sort of disclaimer for everyone. A lot has changed in a year and 3 months, and I have a whole ton more makeup now. Some of these products are ones that I would get if I had a wad of cash burning a hole in my pocket and/or if I didn't have products that are similar. I will highlight which of the products I will probably pass on and which ones I will most likely get.
Okay, enough of the boring stuff! Let's get crackin'!
So, as aforementioned, I think this collection is beautiful, and I really appreciate that (for once) MAC chose to stay more neutral and dazzling, rather than bright and bold. I really like everything in the collection and think that it's one that (again, for ONCE) works for everyone and not just a select few individuals.
There are a variety of products to choose from in this collection but what I want and/or what I am considering specifically is as follows:
1. Bare My Soul Eyeshadow Quad
|Photo from here.|
In all seriousness, I la-la-love the colours in this but, as I said earlier, I have a lot of makeup and am content with "settling" for shades that are similar but not exactly the same as these ones.
2. All 4 of the Powerchrome Pencils
|Photo from here.|
When I snap back to reality, I know that I could realistically never get all four because
a) I have pretty oily lids and shadow sticks never seem to work well on me
b) There’s not much product in these, despite the misleading jumbo-sized packaging
c) I already have quite a few similar shades to these that would work the same, if not, better on my lids
d) The price, as they are $25 CAD ($21 in the US) per stick. While this is better than some brands’ version of a shadow stick, they aren’t as budget friendly as I would like.
I think I’ll stick to one, just to get the feel of the product and test it out. I’ll most likely get “Polished Jet”, which is the dark grey black colour that has a shimmer to it, mainly because I don’t have any bases or cream shadows (or anything of the like) that is similar. I would love to have this in my stash for when I’m creating smokey eyes, soft or bold.
I think that this is a pretty cool new product and I suspect they will fly off of the shelves, so if you want some (or all, I won’t judge), go get ‘em quick! :)
3. Underdressed Lip Glass
|Photo from here.|
The last item I’ve been lusting after is “Underdressed” lip glass. Ideally, I would be saying that I want one of the lipsticks, but let’s be honest, here; I need another lipstick like I need a hole in the head. However, I am really proud of MAC for resisting temptation and keeping a coral or bright orange out of this selection of lipsticks. It must have been hard, because I see them very often in their summer collections, but they managed to hold out. Instead, MAC has opted for neutral shades of bronze and light pink, and one bright pink for good measure.
Anyways, forgetting that minor side point and focusing on Underdressed, isn’t it pretty!? I think this colour is one of my favourites that MAC has put out in a while, and I know that because of the intricate detail in the colour (it’s a beautiful bronze-violet colour with subtle pink & copper shimmer in it, but also, because, what’s that? Oh yea! I haven’t wanted to buy a lip glass in years. MAC is a great all around company, but I don’t find that they have the best lip glosses. Sure, they’re great, but there are much better ones out there. For some reason, though, this lip gloss pulled me back in. It’s so beautifully complex, yet still manages to be understated. Oh yes, I can see me not having the will power to resist spending the $20 CAD (it’s $16.50 in the US) for this, but who knows? We’ll see…
So, surprisingly, that’s it! That’s what I want from the collection! Obviously, as I get older, I’m learning self control, because I know that if this collection came out 2 years ago, I would have gone crazy. It might also have to do with the fact that if, heaven forbid, MAC was to not get their stock in one day, I could probably fill an entire store with my makeup collection. Just maybe. ;)
So, all in all, I think that MAC did a wonderful job with this one, as everything from the colours they chose to the sleek but pretty packaging is alluring. This collection is right up my alley, as the colours would work on my skin tone as well as someone who is fair, and majority of the items are neutral and are supposed to be used to get a natural and beautiful glow. In my opinion, recent MAC collections have been a bit like tossing a coin up in the air, sometimes they are amazing and I want everything in them, and sometimes they are what I would call a “fail”. Temperature Rising, on the other hand, is the opposite. I think it is a total hit and can’t wait to check out the collection in person! :)
It launches in stores in
North America tomorrow (Thursday May 23), and you can bet
your bottom dollar that I will be there, scoping out the scene and the *hot*
goods (do you see what I did there? Temperature Rising? Hot? Yea, okay, it was lame,
but I had to go there! It was just
waiting for me… :p)! If I pick anything
up (which, let’s face it, of course I will, at least one item), I might do a
haul! Would you be interested in seeing that kind of post? Let me know, please!
What do YOU want from the collection? I’d love to know, so please leave it in a comment below! :)
I hope you enjoyed reading and I will be back shortly with another post!
Have a great day!