MAC January launches – Project Wan Bao Bao, Lightness of Being, Prep and Prime

If you’re confused by all the MAC collections that come and go, don’t fear – it’s pretty easy to keep up if you have an idea of how things work.

Most months MAC releases at least one limited edition collection that is on shelves for 4 – 6 weeks. If you see something you really like its best to get there as soon as possible though, as popular items can sell out really quickly.

MAC also launches new additions to their permanent lines every so often, so things can get confusing. The best way to keep track is to look at the packaging. If it’s in any way altered, it’s a limited edition. If it’s the standard black packaging, it’s there to stay.

You can buy these collections from MAC counters, and they’re also available online here. Every now and then there’s a small collection that’s exclusively available online – if you sign up for their newsletter you’ll be first to know. On that note, let’s take a look at this months’ launches.

Project Wan Bao Bao

I’m not going to lie, I had no idea who Bao Bao Wan was before this collaboration – in my old age I’m struggling to keep up with the cool kids (she’s a jewelry designer, amongst other things).

MAC Bao Bao Wan cosmetics
That bronzing powder is magical.

mac bao bao wan

Either way, the project Wan Bao Bao (no idea why the names switch around) is beautiful and decadent, and it consists of the following:

Pressed Iridescent Powder, R620 (1 shade)

Veluxe Pearlfusion, R500 (1 shade)

Lipstick, R250 (4 shades)

Nail Laquer, R190 (3 shades)

 

Lightness of Being

Such an interesting collection! Aimed at the Northern hemisphere winter, it’s all about replacing deep, dark shades with frosted, pearlised pastels – which happens to be ideal for our scorching summer too. It’s sheer and whimsical, and in a fantasy situation I could easily make space for the whole collection in my makeup organiser.

MAC Lightness of being

MINERALIZE RICH LIPSTICK, R200

BE FABULOUS   Washed-Out Pastel Pink

LUXE NATURAL   Light Beige Cream

DREAMINESS   Soft Cool Pink Cream

STYLE SURGE   Neutral Coral Cream

TOUCH THE EARTH   Light Wood Brown

 

MINERALIZE GLASS, R280

POETIC   Pale Champagne Pink With Pearl

LOOSE & LIVELY   Peachy Orange

ON CUE   Gold Pearl

BOUNDLESS ENERGY   Violet Pink

BEAUTIFUL MOVES   Pale Mint With Pearl

 

MINERALIZE EYE SHADOW, R250

SPIRITUAL LIFE   Shimmery Pale Lemon (Half Pearl/Half Frost)

NATURAL VIGOR   Shimmery Champagne Peach (Half Pearl/Half Frost)

JUST BREATHE   Shimmery Light Blue (Half Pearl/Half Frost)

UNINHIBITED   Shimmery Light Grey (Half Pearl/Half Frost)

LEAP   Shimmery Lavender (Half Pearl/Half Frost)

FORCE OF NATURE   Shimmery Brown (Half Pearl/Half Frost)

 

EYE PENCIL, R185

TAUPE   Dark Brown

SLATE   Dark Grey

 

MINERALIZE SKINFINISH, R450

LIGHTSCAPADE Shimmery Pale Peach With Lavender Marble

PERFECT TOPPING Shimmery Off-White With Light Pink/Blue/Yellow Marble

 

MINERALIZE BLUSH, R300

UPLIFTING   Peach With Bright Orange Marble

PLEASE YOURSELF   Light Pink With Plum Marble

 

M·A·C STUDIO NAIL LACQUER, R150

LIGHTNESS OF BEING   Pale Beige

MODERN MOVEMENT   Pale Lavender

 

BRUSH

287 DUO FIBRE EYE SHADOW, R370

159 DUO FIBRE BLUSH, R480

187 DUO FIBRE FACE, R480

 

There are also two permanent additions to the MAC lineup:

Prep & Prime Blemish Control Gel has salicylic acid to help heal blemishes while prepping your skin for makeup application. R200

Prep & Prime 24 Hour Extend Eyebase aims to keep your eyeshadow exactly where you put it, while ensuring true-to-colour application. R300

These collections all launch this Monday, 19 January.

C x

 

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