MAC Work It Out and Eyes on MAC are two of MAC Cosmetics’ latest collections. They’re both in stores and online from now through April 13th.
MAC Work It Out
Color and fitness have merged together in this bright, spring-y collection.
I received the following products to try from the collection: the lipstick in Testosterone, a mid-tone rose lustre ($17 USD), Fix + sized to go in Rose ($12 USD), crystal glaze gloss in Nice Cheeks ($22 USD), chromagraphic pencil in Process Magenta ($17 USD), Quiktrik Stick in Here You Go/All Aflush ($34 USD), and the In Extreme Dimension Lash in Well Toned, a rich plum purple ($19.50 USD).
Swatches of the lipstick, chromagraphic pencil, gloss, and mascara are above. This is my second chromatographic pencil from MAC and it does not disappoint; the pop of pink is perfect for spring! Lustre lipsticks aren’t exactly my favorite formula, but Testosterone is a nice rosy color that I will probably layer over my favorite liquid lipsticks.
The Quiktrik stick is a cool concept. I can see myself using the lighter color as a subtle highlight and the darker color as blush. It’s also very pigmented so this should last a while!
Eyes on MAC
This collection is a series of carefully curated eyeshadow palettes that can be taken on the go. There are a variety of palettes from neutrals to brights, and I was sent the Red-Hot Times Nine palette for review ($32 USD).
Shades from top to bottom: Vanilla (velvet finish, peachy-ivory with reflects), For Your Pleasure (matte finish, muted neutral pink), Get Closer (satin finish, muted yellow orange), Carnal Charm (matte finish, bright yellow red), Bijou (matte finish, bright blue pink), Fuchsia Fury (satin finish, mid-tone red pink), Frock Talk (veluxe pearl finish, blackened cherry), Shadowy Lady (matte finish, blackened plum), Lover In Me (satin finish, deep royal blue).
I would say the the best performing shades are the lighter colors like Vanilla, For Your Pleasure, and Get Closer. The fuchsias and reds are beautiful as well, but definitely have to be built up for pigmentation. The veluxe pearl finish of Frock Talk is absolutely gorgeous. The two darker shades don’t perform as well as the others, as you can see in the swatches.
These palettes are great and compact, but I would definitely swatch them in store (if you have a MAC location near you) before committing to one or more. They are pretty small so you want to make sure you get your money’s worth.
Have you picked up anything from either collection? What MAC release are you most looking forward to? Let me know in the comments!