This has been the cloudiest, rainiest winter I can remember, and it was a disheartening weekend for swatching.Â But in spite of the bad weather (cold, totally overcast with occasional drizzle), I thought none of us could wait any longer to see the new spring stuff that’s stacking up on my to-swatch list. On Saturday I waited for three and a half hours hoping for some sun; on Sunday I figured I needed to take some pictures, sunny or not.
I started on MAC Spring Forecast, but two pictures into my endeavor, the manager at MAC Pro that day said I couldn’t do any more swatching, couldn’t take any more pictures, because the collection wasn’t out yet.Â Say what?Â “But I already posted pictures from the preview party,” I said. “Well that was for the preview party,” he replied. “Now you can’t swatch it or blog about it until it comes out.”
Insanity. Why did MAC have a preview party? Why were products for sale at that event? Why is Spring Forecast currently for sale online? Because they don’t want people to know about it until it comes out? Clearly that manager had his “manager pants” on that day.
I have to interject that I’ve never encountered this from a MAC employee before. My artists and sales associates are wonderful, amazing, supportive, (logical) people who love talking about makeup as much as I do.Â Anyway, here are my two sad swatch pictures.Â I’ll have more soon.
Very Violet and Lala both look very sheer here (not like Frosts at all), but the potted eyeshadows had clearly been molested (touched with fingers) during the launch party — the oils from fingertips change and damage powder products. So I’m not sure if the chalkiness is the shadows themselves or the result of touching.Â Nordstrom should have new testers soon, and I’ll be able to confirm or deny.
The Crushed Metal pigments were thrillingly pretty.Â They come in a “tower” of four shades for $32.50: frosty peony, frosty rose with gold shimmer, a lustre-like lilac with silver shimmer, and a rich, luminous, vibrant purple.Â I can’t wait to try the Coral set.
MAC Spring Forecast: Pink, Phlox, Bubblegum, Laugh a Lot, Pink Burst, Cultureclash, Hush Hush Rose, Electric Fuchsia, Galore Pink, Rosy Outlook, Very Violet, Lala, Da Bling