MAC Cosmetics is known around the world as one of the most extraordinary brands available to consumers. Throughout the year, numerous limited-edition collections are released, and fans of the brand love the permanent products that are always available. Professional make-up artists in the world look to the brand for their quality and performance. New collections were recently released (In Extra Dimension, Baking Beauties, and 2013 Fashion Sets), which are garnering rave reviews. There are numerous must-haves that are essential for the spring and summer seasons.
Two products from the In Extra Dimension collection were reviewed: Extra Dimension Skinfinish. These products retail for $30 and three shade duos are available. The brand says of the collection: “In Extra Dimension Skinfinish, Blush and Eye Shadow feature our unique liquid-powder hybrid formula, delivering high-resolution colour and prismatic reflections in versatile finishes with up to six hours of colour coverage. It’s polished perfection.” The shades reviewed are as follows: Definitely Defined (silvery pink/soft rose with shimmer), and Double Definition (soft shimmery gold/patina bronze). The products can be used as highlighters, blushes, or bronzers. The formula is a liquid-powder and will wear up to ten hours. Each shade can be used for a variety of functions — it is completely up to the consumer. The shades are versatile and can be used for any skin tone. These products are perfect additions to anyone’s collection. The Mineralize Skinfinishes go on smoothly, and blend effortlessly. One can achieve a natural look or one that is more dramatic. Eyeshadows and blushes were released as a part of the collection also.
The Fashion Sets collection for 2013 was released as well, and as expected, some amazing shades are available, each is perfect for the current season and are certain to remain popular into the summer. Heroine (bright violet/purple), Silly (bright pink cream), Embrace Me (bright fuchsia cream), and Ablaze (bright apricot cream) are the shades released. Lipsticks, lip glosses, lip pencils nail lacquers, and eyeshadows were released in the aforementioned shades, and they are all limited-edition. The fact that the matching products are available, is something that has MAC Cosmetics fans thrilled. The lip products and eyeshadows retail for $15, and the nail lacquers are $16. MAC says of the collection: “Bold brights with a modern edge in four coordinated sets featuring our favorite textures and finishes. The powerful purple of Heroine, the playful pink of Silly, the red-hot scarlet of Ablaze and the full-on fuchsia of Embrace Me – each available in Lipstick, Lipglass, Nail Lacquer and Eye Shadow.”
The Baking Beauties collection was released and is a hit. As one can imagine from the name of the collection, a number of products are available. The products are named after confectionary treats, and the colors are the quintessential hues for spring. The collection features two Pearlmatte Face Powders, and a number of Mineralize Tinted Lip Balms. Other products include Pro Longwear Paint Pots, Glitter, Nail Lacquers and much more.
MAC Cosmetics explains, saying of the collection: “Exquisite. Scrumptious. Utterly indulgent. The artistry of cake decoration is a world filled with tempting creation, as is our colour collection inspired by the most couture of cakes. Gorgeous shades, from Mooncake and Pistachio Crème to Pink Buttercream, transform into a succulent showcase of confections for eyes, face, lips and nails.” Three of the four lipsticks were reviewed: Lavender Whip (light cool lavender), Raspberry Swirl (light white blue pink), and Pure Decoration (light white peach). The three shades all have a cremesheen finish. Each lipstick is available for a price of $15. The lipsticks are pigmented, and are shades that will compliment many skin tones. Pastels are always popular during the spring, particularly this year. Cremesheen lipsticks from MAC impart moisture to the lips, and are not drying. The shades reviewed have excellent color payoff, and are certainly stars within the collection.
Whatever products and shades one likes, there is something for everyone represented in the new collections from MAC Cosmetics. The products from the In Extra Dimension collection will give one the summer glow to the skin that so many desire. While the Fashion Sets and Baking Beauties products will help one celebrate spring, with the fresh, vibrant hues.
For more information on the collections reviewed and all other MAC Cosmetics products, please visit the official website: www.maccosmetics.com.