Wednesday, November 8, 2017

MAC x Robert Lee Morris Collection | Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
In the midst of all the sparkly and glamorous holiday releases, MAC has created a very special collection in collaboration with jewelry designer Robert Lee Morris. Featuring some of the most unique packagings I've seen in years, the range is inspired by the "primordial, futuristic, and fantastical" artistry of Morris. To see photos and swatches of the collection and read my review, click......
MAC x Robert Lee Morris | Pro Longwear Powder & Powder Blush
MAC x Robert Lee Morris | Pro Longwear Powder & Powder Blush
MAC x Robbert Lee Morris | Pro Longwear Powder ($53 CAD):
Encased in an oval "compact" reminiscent of an antique jewelry case, this is a specially packaged version of the MAC Pro Longwear Powder (available in three shades). The compact has an antique gold finish and the inside features an extra lid flapped attached to an oval mirror. I do wish that the compact was made out of metal (everything is plastic) but it is still very eye-catching and collector-worthy.
MAC x Robert Lee Morris | Pro Longwear Powder in "Light Plus" & Powder Blush in "Linda"
Promising a 12-hour wear, the Pro Longwear Powder is finely-milled and nicely pigmented. Although not super creamy and soft, the powder provides some pretty impressive coverage (see the before and after swatches below). The formulation is blurring and mattifying and even after a full day of wear, there is minimal creasing or caking.

MAC x Robbert Lee Morris | Powder Blush ($45 CAD):
Available in three shades, these limited edition powder blushes are housed in the same antique gold compacts as the Pro Longwear Powder. I have here the shade "Linda", a sophisticated peachy bronze shimmer. The formulation is amazingly pigmented and buttery. The color has a subtle sheen so whether you are using it as a blush or bronzer, it gives the complexion a natural and healthy glow.
MAC x Robert Lee Morris | Pro Longwear Powder in "Light Plus" & Powder Blush in "Linda"
MAC x Robert Lee Morris | Pro Longwear Powder in "Light Plus"
MAC x Robert Lee Morris | Mattene Lipsticks
MAC x Robert Lee Morris | Mattene Lipstick ($29 CAD):
Packaged in a unique matte black and antique gold tube, the Mattene Lipsticks have a pigmented and hydrating formulation topped off with a silky satin finish. I've never tried the Mattene formulation before but I am pretty impressed with how creamy yet lightweight the colors apply. All five shades glide beautifully across the lips and the formulation feels nourishing and comfortable. In terms of wear, these fare pretty well. They aren't transfer-proof but because the pigmentation is so intense, the colors can withstand some light eating and drinking.
MAC x Robert Lee Morris | Mattene Lipsticks
Concord Grape: A pearly taupe nude, Concord Grape is decently pigmented and buildable to an opaque coverage.
Persimmon: This is a soft smoky peach with a very pigmented and smooth formulation.
Fig: A gorgeous maroon red, Fig is beautifully pigmented and super fall/winter-friendly.
Lychee: A very pale nude pink, Lychee is pigmented but patchy. The formulation settled a bit so I'd recommend prepping the lips with some concealer for a more opaque finish.
Pumpkin: Despite what its name may suggest, Pumpkin is a gorgeous peachy rose. The formulation is very pigmented and opaque.
MAC x Robert Lee Morris | Mattene Lipstick in "Concord Grape"
MAC x Robert Lee Morris | Mattene Lipstick in "Persimmon"
MAC x Robert Lee Morris | Mattene Lipstick in "Fig"
MAC x Robert Lee Morris | Mattene Lipstick in "Lychee"
MAC x Robert Lee Morris | Mattene Lipstick in "Pumpkin"
Overall, this is a wonderful collection! The packaging itself is truly unique and one-of-a-kind and the formulation of all the products I've tried here is just superb! So are you planning on picking up any of the pieces? Let me know in the comments below!

Availability:
MAC is available in stores at MAC boutiques and online at maccosmetics.com.
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