I’m back, bitches.
I’ve missed you lot and I’ve missed being able to include words like bitches in the things I write. I don’t have replacements for my own tools yet (details), so I’m working on a pretty old loan laptop and I dug out my old point and shoot camera. But in the end I figured the trimmings aren’t as important – I have my mojo back (I’m here writing at 6pm on a Friday evening instead of living it up with a vodka in hand – although no guarantees I’m not going to do that later) so I’ll carry on instead.
To start, this entire week will be devoted to MAC cosmetics with one collection being featured every day (other things too, don’t fear if that’s not your thing – I’ll be loading two posts most days this week to catch up). MAC has a whopping FIVE collections launching on May 23rd, and I’ve been drooling over them long enough – time to share.
MAC limited edition collections are technically available for 4-6 weeks but the most popular items sometimes sell out within the first day or two. If you’re after specific items, it’s best to get there on launch day. It usually only goes online a couple of days after it launches in stores, but to be sure it’s best to subscribe to the newsletter on maccosmetics.co.za.
Since it’s my party, I’m featuring my favourite collection first – MAC Alluring Aquatic.
MAC Alluring Aquatic
I lost my heart a little here – chromes, olives, metallics, plums and glistening nudes might give you an idea of what’s going on here – it’s not aquatic shades, but shades of things that are in the ocean. Easily one of my favourite, most wearable MAC collections to date – a shopping trip is absolutely in order. Never have I ever seen so many products from one MAC collection that I
needed wanted. And one of those two pale lipsticks MUST be the perfect nude pink that has eluded me all my life.
If my dire budget was no factor I’d happily get myself all the eyeshadows except the blue and green, the lighter blush, a nude pencil and lipstick, the brushes AND the nail polishes. I’m clearly sold on Alluring Aquatic.
SIREN SONG sheer pale beige (lustre)
PET ME, PLEASE light shimmering mauve (frost)
ENCHANTED ONE mid-tone neutral pink (matte)
MYSTICAL mid-tone creamy rose (cremesheen)
GODDESS OF THE SEA dark vibrant violet (cremesheen)
CLEAR WATER sheer nude with multidimensional pearl
PEACHSTOCK creamy true nude
WATER DEITIES light bronzy pink
SEDUCING SOUND mid-tone plum bronze
MODERN LURE deep violet with pink pearl
LIP PENCIL, R180
WHAT COMES NATURALLY light nude
HALF-RED soft burgundy
EXTRA DIMENSION EYE SHADOW, R190
LORELEI golden beige
SEA WORSHIP tarnished olive
SILVER SUN mid-tone dirty sea foam green
LEGENDARY LURE deep cerulean
FATHOMS DEEP deep blue
SOUL SERENADE deep plum brown
PEARLGLIDE INTENSE EYE LINER, R200
BLACK LINE black with gold pearl
BLACK SWAN black with pearl
BRONZING POWDER, R450
REFINED GOLDEN finely spun golden with soft pearl
GOLDEN muted golden tan-beige with shimmer
EXTRA DIMENSION BRONZER, R330
APHRODITE’S SHELL golden bronze with a touch of fine shimmer
DELPHIC soft brick tan with a touch of fine shimmer
EXTRA DIMENSION BLUSH, R260
SEA ME, HEAR ME beige pink
SEDUCED AT SEA mid-tone neutral plum
NAIL LACQUER, R140
SUBMERGED dark teal chrome
NEPTUNE tarnished gold
SHIMMERFISH sparkling aluminum
127 SPLIT FIBRE FACE BRUSH, R420
233 SPLIT FIBRE EYE SHADOW BRUSH, R320