So Vain, Exxxhibitionist, Super, Unflappable, Mating Call
Happy New Year, everyone! Here's what MAC will greet us with at the start of the year - a burst of rich, smooth colors for the eyes and lips. MAC gives us a dozen Kissable Lipcolours and fifteen Mega Metal Shadows that will satisfy our craving for intense shades. The collection aptly describes itself- Peacocky - flamboyant in color, but surprisingly wearable.
See swatches and the rest of the review after the jump
Mega Metal Eyeshadow:
Unflappable, Mating Call
Unflappable, Mating Call
As you can see, these are really amazing pots of color that gleams "like chrome". It reminds me of my low-sheen pigments and mineral eyeshadows when foiled- they have this gleam that is not super shimmery, but gives a nice sheen to the lids. They apply like butter and the colors are rich and pigmented. Unflappable is described as a frosted black with purple pearl, and this is SO pretty because it is not just a flat, basic black, but it has beautiful nuances and the purple pearl is just gorgeous. Mating Call is a dirty frosted violet that would work well with Unflappable - the former on the lid and the latter on the crease.
As I said, the formula is amazing - very smooth, glides easily, colors are rich and pigmented. The pots are also bigger than your usual eyeshadow pots. These are the same size as the Tartan Tale plaid eyeshadows, but I like the Mega Metal Shadows' formula a lot better than those from the Tartan Tale. I also like that most of the colors are not un-wearably bright - they are pigmented but rich and some colors are subdued.
The Shades Of U Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Exxxhibitionist, Super, So Vain
These new Kissable Lipcolours are housed in the same tubes as that of the MAC Dare To Wear lipglasses. I like this new formula because these operate more like liquid lipsticks- they have real nice pigmentation and are opaque - and they are NOT sticky at all! Hurrah for that! They pamper the lips and they don't give too much tacky shimmer - just nice creamy formula that also imparts shine. When these dry on the lips, they look and feel like lipsticks.
So Vain is a muted dirty coral that is very nice on my skintone. Exxhibitionist is a red-toned coral that I can't wait to use because I am partial to more color when it comes to this formula. I am not a fan of Super - a muted neutral brown that I know would wash me out. On the right skintone, though, this would be a lovely nude.
I can't wait when this collection goes out in stores and counters on the 6th. I want to play with the other colors, specifically Vanity Fair and Scandelicious. Peacocky interests me as well - a sky blue with red pearl liquid lipstick! I can't wait to figure out how one can pull this off. Watch out for more swatches of the Peacocky collection on this blog.
Edited To Add: The product faded on my lips within a couple of hours. Guess the staying power is not that good. I'd still give it a 4.0 for the great pigmentation and creamy finish, as well as the opacity. I think you need to add a base or primer underneath to improve the staying power.
The Shades Of U Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Note: Media samples were provided by a representative of the company for consideration. All opinions are 100% mine.