Photos: Paige Garland
Make-up: Taylour Chanel
I’ll first start by saying, when I saw the internet rumors flying forever ago about the Mac and Proenza Schouler collaboration, my heart skipped a beat and I marked my calendar for whatever tentative dates I could find. And much to my surprise, MAC did not disappoint! The truth of it is, I’ve been a loyal Mac girl for years, until recently. (Here is where I could go in on why I thought the Playland Collection was my nightmare, however, I’ll spare you.) But talk about redemption!
Let us first address the packaging.
I mean, COME ON. I can’t be the only one completely mesmerized! When they catch the light they are something else, not to mention the square compacts and lipstick shells, which I think are absolutely darling.
I enjoyed the Pro Longwear lip pencils, and just like the other Pro Longwear pencils Mac has, they go on creamy and don’t want to come off for an-y-thing…so the good news is it won’t come off on a date night. Bad news is…it won’t come off on a date night. (Stained lips are cute, right? Sure, why not.) Overall, not the shining stars of this collection, and you’ll definitely want a lip primer or concealer base to save your poor lips from scrub-shock.
The blushes, however, are a totally different story. It was one thing to see them online…but when I opened them up in person, I DIED. Definitely my favorites out of the entire collection, and of those two highly pigmented little nuggets, I absolutely fell in love with Ocean City. Vibrant tangerine fades to the perfect peach to create my new go-to Spring cheek. Sunset Beach is beautiful as well, though if applied too
heavily I can see this getting a little intense.
While we’re here, I also got the 129SE brush, which I essentially just got for the packaging, which I could go on about forever, so I’m sure you get the jist.
Of the lipsticks, my standout favorites have to be Mangrove and Wildwood. Being that I have a darker complexion, Wildwood is my new nude. I mean, I really should just be honest with myself and go buy 5 more already, because it hasn’t left my side since I got it! She’s a Lustre, sheer and buildable, but as you can see when swatched on a lighter skin tone, you may not get as much use out of this one as I am currently.
Mangrove is a rich matte, (reminiscent of Lady Danger, if you ask me.) and I can easily see this being a stellar go-to lip. My least favorite of the bunch was definitely Primrose, which I really expected to love considering it’s my favorite dark plum color. It goes on a little sticky and sheer, and didn’t give me consistent coverage. You’ll definitely want to layer up with some Nightmoth liner!
Overall, I’m an obvious fan of this one! I can’t wait to use these on set, and a little birdy at Mac today told me that the upcoming Summer Collections are just as out of this world as this one, (Sharon & Kelly Osbourne, Moody Blooms, and Pedro Lourenco! EEK!!!) So, hopefully we can continue to look forward to more stellar releases in the coming months!
[Editor’s Note: Please welcome Taylour Chanel to Dipped In Cream! – DivaJulia]