Today is the online launch of the MAC Future MAC Collection and I have a few of the products from the collection to share with you today. I was really attracted to this collection when I first received the info. Such a beautiful array of nude shades with unique finishes. For details on what is included on the full collection you can visit my MAC Future MAC Collection Info post.
The products I was most excited to try were the MAC Mineralize Lipsticks ($23 US/$27 CAD). The collection includes five new shades of which I have two to share.
MAC Mineralize Lipstick in Cybernaut is described as a neutral pink. I would describe this more as a pale cool toned pink. I have trouble finding nude pink shades that don’t pull warm or peachy on me so I was ecstatic to discover this shade stays true on my lips. It is such a beautiful nude pink with a subtle hidden shimmer glow.
MAC Mineralize Lipstick in Meta-Fabulous is described as a soft peach. It is a pale warm peach with an soft iridescent sheen. It is really, really pretty. The iridescent hidden shimmer is subtle but gives the nude peach shade that extra edge.
Next up we have one of the MAC Mineralize Glass lip glosses ($23 US/$27 CAD) from the collection. There are a total of five in the collection.
MAC Mineralize Glass in Telegenius is described as a soft peachy pink with pearl. The pearl has a subtle iridescence to it shifting from pink to peach. It is a really pretty shade. The glosses in this collection are all sheer so you are only getting a subtle touch of colour from them making them nice lipstick toppers to subtly alter your lip colour with the beautiful dimensional shimmer.
There are three MACMineralize Eye Shadow x 4 ($46 US/$55 CAD) in the Future MAC collection. I have the shade Dark Energy. The quad includes:
- Metallic silver – sparkling white with subtle silver tones.
- Teal iridescent – pale aqua with a satin frost finish and subtle iridescence.
- Metallic blue – soft blue with a satin frost finish.
- Black with pearl – soft sooty black. I don’t detect any pearl.
This is my first experience with a MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow x 4 palette. I was expecting hard shadows with limited pigmentation but these were surprisingly smooth and silky with no powdery kick up. The shades all had an average-good level of pigmentation. They aren’t strongly pigmented but I believe that is by design, not necessarily a fault. The Dark Energy palette gives a soft, pastel look to the eyes with a black that isn’t too overpowering to add some depth and contrast. I like strongly pigmented shadows but I can see the appeal of the finish of these shades.
Lastly we have the MAC Studio Eye Gloss in Pearl Varnish ($22 US/$26 CAD). There is also another shade in the collection, Lightly Tauped. I really don’t get the purpose of releasing a product like this to the general public. Heck even pro artists can find much better substitutes to this Eye Gloss. Don’t get me wrong, it is absolutely STUNNING. The multi-tonal, almost holographic, shimmer is breathtaking. It also gives a strong/gloss finish. The problem is it is so sticky. Like crazy sticky. I have hooded lids and it stuck my eyelids together so that I couldn’t even blink properly. It is also really difficult to remove. I think there are many ways to achieve an editorial glossy effect to the eye, like simple Vaseline, that are more comfortable and affordable.
Will you be picking up anything from this collection? I am so in love with the Mineralize Lipsticks and I really want to pick up the Mineralize Skinfinishes in the collection as well. The Lustre Drops also look so lovely.
Available online today, March 31, 2016 and in-store April 7 through May 19, 2016.
Product provided for my consideration. All reviews are always my own honest and unbiased opinions.