Yesterday we took a first look at the big fan-focused fall collection, MAC Me Over. MAC Me Over is nominally divided into three sections: “basics,” and then two smaller trend-based sub-collections… but it’s not necessary to remember any of this, because when the collection launches on August 25th, you’ll just see three displayers on the counter next to each other.
Incidentally, if you live in Dallas, the Pro store in Northpark is having their own MAC-[You]-Over event, August 25, 26, and 27th from 11 am to 6:30 pm. You have to make a $50 minimum purchase, but this seems like a collection you could easily spend $50 on — so why not get your makeup done at the same time? Call 214-360-0990 to make your appointment.
The Lady Grey eyeshadow quad ($38) was lovely. All Races is (of course), a repromote from All Ages, All Races, All Sexes, a pale, matte, whisper-of-purple dusty lilac. Last time I swatched it, I called it “ash purple.” I still kind of like that description. Tendersmoke was just slightly chalky, a satin freesia/lavender. I know this shade is repromoted, but I can’t remember from where. Lady Grey is new, a satin warm grey (almost a green-grey). Hazy Day is a very pretty, shimmery, complex grey-silver.
MAC Me Over also includes a few Shadesticks (twist-up eyeshadow crayons, $17.50). Butternutty and Cakeshop are repromotes from Sugarsweet; Tundra, Street Cool, and Heirloom are new. You can wear Shadesticks as eyeshadow base, or you can wear them on their own. As with any mechanical pencil, the entire stick of product is exposed to a very small amount of air, so Shadesticks can get harder over time. Be sure to close these completely each time you use them, and if yours does get a little hard, you can warm it up in your pocket (or between your hands) before you apply.
Butternutty is a shimmery peony pink. I had forgotten how much I love Cakeshop. It’s silver-green (my favorite color). Tundra is pale, ice blue-grey. Street Cool is iced violet/blackened violet. Heirloom is mauvey-silver-pink.
The Wee Coquette lipglass was one of the minis in last year’s Tartan Tale lipgloss sets. It’s white-pink with tiny sparkles. Good Times is new, a whitened blue-pink (like old/greyed strawberry milk). Spite is a permanent shade, a dusty, rosy purple (or blue-mauve). Lipglasses are $14.50 each.
The two nail polishes are each $15. Quiet Time is a soft, warm-grey creme, a cousin to Light Affair, I think. Fatigues is a muted, blued army green creme.
Check back tomorrow for the third and final installment of MAC Me Over! (I saved the new Fluidlines for last.)