The Princess and the Frog was a 2009 Disney release, a story set in 1926 New Orleans (and featuring Disney’s first African American princess). I confess, I haven’t seen the movie, so I don’t have the same feelings for Dr. Facilier as I do for the other villains.
This collection does include a lot of repromotes. Slick Black Greasepaint Stick first appeared in MAC’s Art Supplies collection. Brash & Bold and Push the Edge pigments were both part of MAC’s Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection. Melon is a permanent shade; Resort Life Lipgelee was part of Lillyland. All three of the pigments were swatched on a dry arm (no base).
In terms of new products, there is the hilariously named “Magically Cool Liquid Powder.” This stuff is so weird. It’s a powder, but it really does feel cool and liquidy when you apply it to your skin. I made my swatches with a triangle sponge, and the excess powder almost balled up on my skin before getting blended in. My sales associate recommended applying this with a dense brush like the 109, and she recommended really buffing it in.
There’s also a new Greasepaint Stick: French Quarter, and it is so pretty. I swatched it, then blended it out on my hand to show you the possibilities. I think most folks wear Greasepaint Sticks as eyeshadow or eyeshadow base. They’re very soft and very creamy, so you have to apply carefully (with a sharp tip) if you want to use them as eyeliner. French Quarter does have sparkles, so I’d be wary of using it on my waterline.
The “extra” items in Dr. Facilier’s collection are Zoom Fast Black Lash mascara ($14), and a mirror compact (regular and magnifying) for $12. I can’t help feeling that the mirror should have gone with Snow White’s Evil Queen (“Mirror, mirror…”?), and looking at Dr. Facilier on the lid of the compact, I want to ask, “Why is that man yelling at me?”
The Greasepaint Sticks are $17.50. The Magically Cool Liquid Powder is $29.50. The pigments are $19.50. Resort Life Lipgelee is $15.