If you look at Cham Pale swatches and think, “I need more color,” don’t worry! MAC has something for you, too. The second collection releasing on December 26 in Stylishly Yours, and it is bold.
I guess Estee Lauder wasn’t the only one thinking zingy-bright lips for spring (and click here for Armani’s takeÂ on it). There are four Stylishly lipsticks, each $14.50. Style Curve is a new, limited edition shade — an electric violet Cremesheen. Something New is an Amplified Creme, a blindingly bright pink. Neon Orange is actually a pro color, also an Amplified Creme. Cockney is a bright, warm red, and a favorite of mine. It’s a Lustre, so it’s more sheer than the others — it was last released with Euristocrats II.
This collection introduces a new, limited edition Fluidline: deep, dark, black-cherry-plum Dark Diversion. It has a very slight shimmer, and is $15. Dark Diversion is also very close in color to limited edition Zoom Lash mascara in New Hue, which I mistakenly swatched with Cham Pale. This collection also repromotes permanent, classic black fluidline Blacktrack.
There are four Cream Color Bases ($16.50). Generally speaking, Cream Color Bases can be used on eyes, cheeks, or lips — because of their vibrant pigments, these four are not considered eye-safe or lip-safe.
Tickle Me Pink is sweet and bubblegummy. Movie Star Red is a surprisingly pink red. Madly Magenta is permanent to pro, an “orchid” purple-pink. Virgin Isle is also permanent to pro, a vibrant coral. I swatched these at full volume so you could best see the colors, but they felt like they’d sheer out nicely with fingers (or a 116 fluffy-type brush). These are definitely more pigmented than theÂ Lillyland Cremeblend blushes.
There are two Beauty Powders in this collection ($22 each), and I opened the compacts having no idea what to expect. In some ways, these powders reminded me of the Cham Pale Special Reserve Highlight Powders. The colors are slightly different, but all four are finely milled, shimmery, lovely highlighting powders — no visible glitter or sparkle.
Too Chic is a shimmery oyster gold (white gold), and I really love it. Play It Proper is a frosty/shimmery white-pink that seems like it might be tricky to wear if you’re not very pale. These are heavy swatches, of course — they’ll be more subtle in actual application.
Then there are four pigments (three new, one repromote). Madly Personal is hot pink. New Fixation is cherry red. Follow Your Fancy is vibrant orange with a little subtle sparkle. Violet is the repromote, a frosty, reflective violet.
I felt about this collection the same thing I felt about Cham Pale: you wouldn’t wear multiple items together, would you? But then it does look great on the model…