First of all, apologies for being a little bit late to the party on MAC Archie's Girls. Nonetheless, here's what I can contribute in terms of my thoughts on this collection. I won't be dividing them into Betty or Veronica shades, but just by categories of items. In this particular post, I will be talking about the Eyeshadow x4 palettes. I will be posting the rest of my reviews in several individual entries.
First off, let me start first with the Betty side of the collection, the Caramel Sundae Eye Shadowx4. This is obviously the more subdued shade of the two quads. They come in the usual horizontal palette that often came with special collections like Wonder Woman and of course Archie's Girls. I like the nice mirror that would be great for travel as well.
The shades are soft and are not very pigmented, which is good for people who just want a natural or day-time look. If you're looking for very intense color pay-off, this quad is not for you. I was drawn to it because I knew that for the everyday office look, this would really work for myself and obviously for most people.
Caramel Sundae is a mid-tone warm tan in the satin formula. I like this as a crease or transition color to blend gradient shades. Cheryl Chic is a light coral pink frost that has the least color payoff out of the four shades. Nonetheless, since it's not too bright or pigmented, it is good for a natural wash of color on the lower lid, or on the inner corners to make the eyes look more awake. Dreammaker is a pale frosty yellow that would be great as a lid color as well, and perfect to go with Caramel Sundae and Showstopper. The latter is a dark cool-toned matte brown. I like that MAC made this matte because it would balance the shimmery and frosty look of the other shades.
Ron Ron Ron, Gravel
MAC Spoiled Rich Eye Shadow x4 is for purple lovers. It has a lot of purple and blues in it. Since I love purples, this is right up my alley. Pin-Up Purple is a mid-tone orchid frost. This reminds me of MAC's pigment called Viz-a-Violet that I love to use as a lid color when I wear a purple eye look. It has a really nice shimmery finish with flashes of silvery lilac. Spoiled Rich is a pigmented rich purple frost that would be great to pear with Pin-Up Purple on the crease. The other two are really pigmented and dark. Ron Ron Run is a deep navy in the satin formula. Gravel is a charcoal matte that would look lovely as a dark outer lid or to use for a smoky plum eye look.
All in all, I believe these two palettes are opposites and would attract people with different tastes in makeup. I personally like both because I work in a conservative office environment so Caramel Sundae is my bet during workdays. For weekends, nights out and special occasions, Spoiled Rich is great to create the purple smoky eye.
I will come up with looks using these two quads. Which one is your fave?
Note: Media sample was provided by a representative of the brand for consideration. All opinions are completely mine.