The collection includes a number of interesting little “one-off” items, starting with the Pearlmatte powders. There’s a Pearlmatte eyeshadow trio ($19.50), containing white, green, and pink shades that swatch almost exactly the way they look in their promo pic. Pearlmatte is strange: the powder is very soft, but surprisingly softly pigmented. I definitely built these swatches up to their level of pigmentation.
There’s also a Pearlmatte face powder ($27), with four distinct colors which I swatched separately, then swirled together. The combined powder looks dark here, but I did use a sponge to swatch. Perhaps this face powder could be a blot powder for darker skintones, an all-over warming face powder for medium skintones, and perhaps a blush for the very fair? I think you’ll want a regular powder brush for this — I’m not sure a skunk would pick up enough powder.
Lillyland repromotes three of the paint pots ($16.50) — cream shadows that can be worn alone or under other powder shadows. It also repromotes two Technakohl mechanical eyeliners ($14.50): Graphblack (not swatched here) and Purple Dash. There are four new Lipgelees (lipgloss in a squeeze tube with a slanted tip; $14). These are super sparkly. And finally, there are two nail polishes ($12): Coconut Ice is new; Steamy is part of the permanent line. I was surprised by how much I suddenly love Steamy.
There are also four cream blushes, in a new formula called Cremeblend. In the Lillyland Sneak Peek, I incorrectly stated that this formula would be permanently added to the line — for now, it’s limited edition. Like any MAC blush, it’s $18.50.
So Sweet, So Easy is a cool pink. Optimistic Orange is coral. Joie-de-Vivre is a warm coral-pink. Florida is purply pink. These are interesting… initially less pigmented than MAC’s regular cream blushes, I think, but completely buildable. I think what I photographed here is about medium in terms of layering.
MAC in Lillyland: Pearlmatte Face, Pearlmatte Eye Shadow, Bare Study, Rubenesque, Fresco Rose, Purple Dash, Resort Life, Lush & Bright, Lush and Bright, Preppy, Shift to Pink, Coconut Ice, Steamy, So Sweet, So Easy, Optimistic Orange, Joie-de-Vivre, Florida, Cremeblend