MAC has a new collection coming out this week (it’s available online today). It’s called Too Fabulous, and features 6 limited edition mineralize blush duos, 9 Cremesheen Glasses (and my understanding is that these will be permanent), and 6 lip pencils (of which 5 are limited edition).
The blush duos look a little different than previous blush duos. They have what I’d call a “heart monitor” pattern, which makes it impossible to dip your brush in just one shade. So unlike the Grand Duos (where I swatched top and bottom separately), I did only blended swatches of these.
I made these swatches with triangle sponges (which does make a heavy swatch), but they are very sparkly. Chic Couple is a little less sparkly than Rhapsody in Two or Two Virtues; Buddy Up is the least sparkly of all.
Rhapsody in Two is a very white warm pink. Chic Couple is a warm peached brown. Two Virtues is lavender pink. Bi-Tone is just a little redder and plummier than Buddy Up (a pretty rosy color, bound to be the most popular of the group both for its color and its lower sparkle-density). Sun and Moon is a yellow/golden peach. These blush duos are $23 each.
The Cremesheen Glasses are $18 each. Fashion Scoop, Partial to Pink, and Boy Bait first appeared in the Cremeteam collection a year ago; the other shades are new. Don’t they look gorgeous, all together in the sunshine? These are all creams, except Fashion Scoop has tiny (practically invisible) silver sparkles — I don’t think you’ll notice them on your lips.
The Lip Pencils are $13 each. These shades are limited edition, with the exception of Chestnut. The Armani sales associate and I both looked at Chestnut and said, “that’s a lip pencil?”
Boldly Bare is rose-brown. Mouth Off is Orange. Trimmed in Pink is hot pink. In Synch is pale, warm pink (and reminded me of Creme Cup or Hue). Naked Liner is peachy nude. Chestnut is deep brown.
My MAC sales associate is really excited about these, and she believes if she can sell enough of them, MAC will make the shades permanent.
MAC Too Fabulous: Just Superb, Loud and Lovely, Richer, Lusher, Double Dare, Deelight, Over Indulgence, Fashion Scoop, Partial to Pink, Boy Bait, Rhapsody in Two, Chic Couple, Two Virtues, Bi-tone, Buddy Up, Sun and Moon, Boldly Bare, Mouth Off, Trimmed in Pink, In Synch, Naked Liner, Chestnut