Wednesday, December 16, 2015

MAC Ellie Goulding Collection "Only You" Lipstick & "Explosion" Plushglass: Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
In the recent lineup of celeb collaborations, MAC has a new collection created and inspired by the pop goddess Ellie Goulding. With tons of natural yet glam color selections, the range includes several lip colors and face palettes. To see some swatches and my review of the "Only You Lipstick ($21.50 CAD) and the "Explosion" Plushglass ($25.50 CAD), click.......
MAC x Ellie Goulding Collection
The Ellie Goulding Collaboration comes in beautiful shiny black packaging embossed with a unique rose gold EG graphic design. The lipstick actually has an etching of the same circle within a triangle logo but the execution is not very well done. The design is kind of rough with little bits and pieces of it missing or imprecisely etched, which is slightly disappointing because I actually really like the design.
MAC x Ellie Goulding "Only You" Lipstick
MAC x Ellie Goulding "Explosion" Plushglass
The Creamsheen Lipstick in "Only You" is a soft peachy neutral coral sprinkled with very subtle golden micro-shimmer. The shade is fairly sheer and it emphasized the fine lines of my lips. The colors wrinkled and collected in the creases of my lips, which I've experienced with other shades of MAC Creamsheens as well. I like the color but I'm not sold on the formulation.
"Explosion" is a gorgeous champagne shimmer lip gloss packed with super fine soft gold sparkles. Compared to Lipglasses, Plushglasses have a much nicer and slicker feel on the lips. This shade is sheer so the shimmers only add a subtle shine as opposed to a full-on frost. I like the cushiony texture and the shimmers do not feel gritty at all.
MAC x Ellie Goulding "Explosion" Plushglass (left) & "Only You" Lipstick (right)
MAC x Ellie Goulding "Only You" Lipstick
MAC x Ellie Goulding "Explosion" Plushglass
MAC x Ellie Goulding is available for a limited time in stores and online at MAC.