MAC Peacocky

MAC, Peacocky, displayMAC Peacocky releases January 6th in the U.S., bringing us two new (but limited edition) products: Mega Metal eyeshadow and Kissable lipcolor. The display unit was adorably designed to evoke a peacock, and for the first time ever, I want one to display in my own home.

The Mega Metal shadows are $19.50 each (larger than regular MAC shadows, so they won’t fit in your pro palettes, even if you depot them). Given that this is a new formula, I wasn’t sure how Mega Metal would perform. So I first made a few wide test swatches.

I thought Mega Metal would be cream shadows (because the ill-fated Metal X shadows were); they’re not. They’re very satiny-feeling powders. They’re all shimmery, and I felt like I was working with very smooth (pressed) pigments.
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There are 15 Mega Metal shades in all, and if I were taller (and had proportionately longer arms), I could have fit them all in one picture. Instead, I had to take two overlapping photos:
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And then I thought maybe you’d like to see wider swatches of the last six as well, so I took another photo:
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My must-haves are very sheer champagne-beige Peek-at-You, silver-green Dalliance, and grey-brown Unflappable.

Blanched, silvery lavender Prance is also gorgeous. Top of the Posh is an almost lilacky pink that reflects gold. Tweet Me is a peachy, rosy sunset color that reflects gold. Mating Call is African Violet with a white sheen. Odalisque is turquoise with a few gold sparkles. Sexpectations is rose; Paparazz-she is very, very orange copper. Ego is a blackened blue-green (as a sidenote, there was a Starflash shadow called Ego, but it was a completely different color). Noir Plum is blue-violet. Dandizette is beautiful, a blackened, denim blue. Spectacle of Yourself is a foxy, rusty red-brown. Centre Stage is a warm, nutty brown.

After you get past the shadows, there are 12 shades of the new Kissable Lipcolor ($18), a liquid lipstick with a doe’s foot applicator. I don’t know why they called it Kissable — it will come off on your kissing surface.
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Woo Me is nude rose. Super is a warm (rosy) beige-brown. Temper Tantra is rosewood. Love Peck is burgundy. So Vain is bright peach. Exxxhibitionist is hot coral pink. Strut Your Stuff is blindingly bright, fierce, warm red. Enchantee is a pale cool pink. Vanity Fair is a cool, medium pink. Scandelicious is vivid rose. Flaunting It is a dusty purple. Peacocky is smurf blue.

What do you do with the blue one? Well, maybe you’re going for the club-kid look. Or perhaps you need blue lips for a costume. But the Kissable lipcolors are mixable, so there are more possibilities than what you see on first glance.

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19 Responses to “MAC Peacocky”

  • Kate says:

    Pretty! So, is the lip color basically a liquid lipstick? Sticky? And finally, what color do you think the model was wearing in your “NYFW S/S 2011: MAC for Edition Georges Chakra” post?? :)

  • despoina1976 says:

    Same question as Kate-are those lipstick sticky,i wonder…

  • Amrita says:

    No, these aren’t sticky at all! I just bought Love Peck yesterday, and it’s amazing :) I still plan on getting Exxxhibtionist, So Vain and Super :P

  • Sarah says:

    Dalliance and Prance are on my list!

  • Jean says:

    Ooh, lovely! I’m a sucker for metal shadows… On a cosmetics-buy-ban though, sigh. LoL at owning a display in your home!! I’m sure people would do a double take upon entering the premises!

  • KarlaSugar says:

    Kate and despoina1976, I second what Amrita said: the Kissable lipcolors are not sticky.

    And Kate, I believe Terry Barber mixed Super and So Vain for the models at Georges Chakra (http://karlasugar.net/2010/09/nyfw-ss-2011-mac-for-edition-georges-chakra/). Good memory!

  • chibu74 says:

    love mating call, noir plum and ego. thanks so much for the swatches. Happy New Year!! Cheers

  • Sandy says:

    These swatches are fantastic and you can click on them to zoom in. Thanks so much for your efforts in putting these swatches up….just waiting for them to appear online!

  • MarciaF says:

    Great swatches as always. You’ve made me rethink my list. I think Dandezette is a sleeper!

  • Meli says:

    WOW.. makes me want to go to MAC!!! THanks for the great swatches but I’m going to have to hold out for a while do to budget.. ;-( bahh!

  • Kelley says:

    So I work at Nordstrom in Dallas and I always wonder if you get your pictures or swatches from us. The other day I was cleaning up and saw your “Karla Sugar” card at the MAC counter. Were you there? I would love to see you if you come by :)

  • Mel says:

    Thank you so much! I always rely on your swatches!

  • Sabrina says:

    Karla, I want to marry your arm. Thanks for the great swatches, you’re the best! Now I know to go check these out and also know which ones I want :)

  • *jen says:

    Karla, I think you’re onto something! The blue gloss is to wear to the new Smurfs movie when it releases. What other reason can there be? ;)

  • Lindsey9107 says:

    Thanks so much for the swatches. Maybe it’s “kissable” because your lips don’t get dried out? It’s a stretch, though.

  • Beauty Girl says:

    Wow. I love ego and Noir Plum, those shades are right up my alley.

  • are the Kissable Lipcolors like Lip Tars from OCC? I only ask bc the peacocky color looks very reminiscent of the blue Lip Tar from OCC. <3

  • Tiffany says:

    Oh, goodness. I want way too much of this collection for my own good. I wonder if Unflappable looks anything like Darkhorse from Urban Decay’s Naked palette? I may end up just getting it and finding out for myself, haha.

  • holla says:

    Are these similiar to Urban Decay and Stila shadows in texture?

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