Last year’s big summer collection was the Alluring Aquatic collection, featuring its iconic metallic blue packaging with ‘water droplets’ scattered on it. This year, it’s MAC’s Wash and Dry Collection. From the eye shadows/liners to the make-up brushes to the cheek products, I think everyone can find something they like to buy as an excuse to collect the ombre packaging 😉
I was able to get everything I wanted online, but MAC locations are having an event for the collection starting this Thursday (when it releases in-store), and I guess I’ll see if there’s anything else worth getting. For now, here’s a review of what I got so far, to help you narrow your list down if you’re going in store tomorrow!
The two products I snagged were the powder blush in Hipness and the lipstick in Morange. Both of these items can be found in MAC’s permanent line of products, but I couldn’t pass up the packaging. I’m so glad I waited to buy them! Morange is an amplified creme lipstick, which is one of my favorite finishes. It retails in this collection for $17.50 (USD) and is described as a “loudmouth orange” on MAC’s website. It goes on fuss-free and doesn’t leave your lips dry at all. The pigmentation is also wonderful. I plan on using it with NYX’s lip pencil in Orange. Hipness is a light peach blush ($24.50 USD in this collection) but shows up as some type of intermediate between peach and pink on my skin. To be honest with you, I prefer NARS’ blushes over MAC’s, but I always keep coming back for more. Hipness goes on quite nicely and is easy to build, but NARS blushes are overall more pigmented and easier to blend.
I personally think the lipsticks (Morange and Steam Heat to be exact) are the real winners of the collection. I wasn’t impressed by swatches of the eyeshadow palettes, the highlight powder, or the bronzer, but I love how Morange and Steam Heat looks on just about everyone I’ve seen them on! I think those will be the first things to sell out in-store tomorrow, so get there early if you’re hoping to snag a lipstick. The highlight powder is also selling out quickly (as many highlighters are these days), but in my opinion, it’s not worth the money – the gold overspray comes off after you use the powder, and the highlight itself is more of a blush on most people. The brushes look promising as well, so I wouldn’t sleep on those either. This collection is very warm overall, so that’s something else to keep in mind.
The collection comes out in US stores on Thursday, but everything except the highlight powder is still available on the Dillard’s website here. I’m not sure if all Macy’s counters will be carrying the collection, so you should double check and call your local counter before going there if you don’t have a free-standing MAC store.
What are you planning on picking up from this collection? Leave me a comment below!