Yesterday we took a look at the mineralize blushes and mineralize skinfinishes of Colour Craft (set to release July 9). Today we’ll look at the eyeshadows, lipsticks, lipglass, (and brushes).
These are mineralize eyeshadows, which means they’re baked powders, just like yesterday’s blushes and MSFs. Mineralize eyeshadows can be a little trickier to work with than your usual pressed powders. They’re generally a little more “textured” and can produce flyaway glitter/pigment. I’m pleased to report these are pretty satisfactory even swatched on a dry arm.
You can work mineralize eyeshadows to their best advantage (1) by pressing the pigment onto your lid, rather than sweeping; (2) by applying them over an eyeshadow base; (3) and/or by using them wet. (This technique is called foiling, and it means dampening your brush with water, Visine, or a products like mixing medium, Duwop Payoff, or transforming potion.)
Assemblage offers a silvery white frost, a totally gorgeous taupe (yes! It’s taupe! Why couldn’t they make a whole shadow of this?), a pale yellow lustre, and a weakly pigmented black with silver sparkles. Odd Bits is a pink lustre, a very cool/blue gunmetal silver frost, a copper lustre, and a red-purple frost.
Fashion Patch reminded me of Assemblage. It offers a white frost, a reflective cerulean blue, a lavender frost, and a weakly pigmented black with sparkles. Eccentricity is a yellow lustre, a lilac frost, a very warm brown, and a reflective violet.
Natural Flare reminded me of YSL’s 5-Colour Harmony for Eyes in Tawny. It’s shades are shimmery orange, sparkling honey, pale sparkly yellow gold, and warm sparkly deep brown. Girlish Romp has the nicest overall texture of all. Its shades are oyster white, cantaloupe, lilac, and peony — all softly shimmery and evenly textured.
There are six limited edition lipstick shades in Colour Craft (each $14). Madly Creative is a frosty Rose Quartz. Ever Embellish is rose-brown. Made With Love is a bright coral pink, and it struck me as the pale girl’s Costa Chic. I really liked it. Colour Crafted is a pale, cool pink. Trimming Talk is magenta. And Most Popular, a repromote from Hello Kitty, is sheer violet berry.
I saved the most exciting for last. There are six limited edition Colour Craft lipglasses and they remind me of the jellies sandals I had as a kid.
These are the same (new), gel-like / jelly-like, less sticky formula as my beloved Sugarsweet Tricolor Lipglasses. Unlike the Sugarsweet lipglasses, (1) the colors come to you pre-mixed, and (2) they are far from sheer.
Pretty Pattern is a mauvey brown that will be the most gorgeous nude for darker skintones. Crazy Haute (love that name) is a blue-violet with tiny blue sparkles. Nice Mix Up is orange with tiny gold sparkles. Funky Fusion is hot pink. Eclectic Edge is lilac with blue sparkles. Miss Marble is neutral pink.
There are three brushes in Colour Craft: the 109 Small Contour brush ($32) is the only permanent item in the whole collection. You’ll also see the 226 Tapered Blending Brush ($24.50) repromoted from Blonde Brunette Redhead. The new brush in the collection is the 131 Duo Fibre Powder/Blush brush. I haven’t seen this one in person yet, but it’s a flat, tapered skunk brush meant to be used with the MSFs. The 131 will be $40.
MAC Colour Craft: Color Craft, Madly Creative, Ever Embellish, Made With Love, Colour Crafted, Color Crafted, Trimming Talk, Most Popular, Pretty Pattern, Crazy Haute, Nice Mix Up, Funky Fusion, Eclectic Edge, Miss Marble, Assemblage, Odd Bits, Fashion Patch, Eccentricity, Natural Flare, Girlish Romp, swatches