Hey all! No, I didn't shell out much for this collection. I saw the swatches on Temptalia and I was a bit bummed. I decided to give it a chance and go to my local MAC counter. Seeing this in person was still a bummer, but I picked up two items as I was looking for something similar. You've probably seen this all over the blogsphere already, but one more wouldn't hurt right?
Honestly speaking, aside from the beautiful packaging, this collection is nothing special. The other shadows were boring to me, the blushes were okay, plus I'm picky about glosses and lipsticks so the only thing that appealed to me were the beauty powders.
The eye shadow I picked up an eyeshadow in Dame's Desire. This eye shadow is a re-promote from the Dame Edna collection. This is a frost shadow, but when applied, the frost isn't overpowering at all. In fact, the shadow has a satin/shimmer type feel to it unlike other frost shadows by MAC - to me anyway. Nicely pigmented, smooth and blends nicely. Its too bright for me to wear for everyday considering I'm in front of the computer most of the time in school, but layering this over a nice golden bronze shadow gives a soft multi-dimesional look I quite like.
Next up is Shell Pearl Beauty Powder. I have to give a big thanks to my friend Janoah! This was sold out at my local MAC counter, and was currently sold out on the site, so while my friend was out of town, I asked him to go to the MAC store and pick one up for me. The awesome friend he was, he picked it up even though I knew he felt awkward doing so, ha ha. This is a nice pinky-peach highlighter. This gives a nice soft glow to the skin. Very natural looking and I might just go back to pick up the Summer Rose one as I heard its much more pigmented than the one that came in the Rose Romance Collection.
On a side note, I went to the Clinique counter to get something for my mom and there was an awesome GWP (gift-with-purchase) going on. There are two sets - warms and pinks. The set I got was the pink set.
Dramatically Moisturizing Lotion
Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer SPF 20
Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo
High Lengths Mascara
Hope you all had a great weekend and I'll talk to you soon. ♥
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