Sunday, November 12, 2017

MAC x Rossy de Palma Collection: Review and Swatches

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MAC x Rossy de Palma Collection: Review and Swatches
Known for her "strikingly unique, Picasso-esque beauty and uninhibited, creative soul", Spanish actress Rossy de Palma has partnered up with MAC to release a limited edition makeup collection that's bound to awe. To see what daring pieces your collection may be missing, check out my review and swatches before everything flies off the shelves......
MAC x Rossy de Palma Collection: Review and Swatches
MAC x Rossy de Palma | Prep + Prime Setting Powder & Powder Blush
MAC x Rossy de Palma | Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder ($33 CAD):
A pressed version of the MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder, this is a light and silky setting powder housed in a matte gold compact. Although appearing paper white in the pan, the powder swatches almost clear. Unless you have a darker skin tone, the powder provides no visible pigmentation. The formulation is blurring and smoothing, perfect for regular, on-the-go touch-ups.
MAC x Rossy de Palma Collection: Review and Swatches
MAC x Rossy de Palma | Prep + Prime Setting Powder & Powder Blush
MAC x Rossy de Palma | Powder Blush ($27 CAD):
These are two very bold and bright powder blushes formulated with an ultra-intense pigmentation. "Pink Desire" is a rich hot pink and "Red Envy" is a dusty pinkish red. Both shades contain some subtle sparkles but when worn on the cheeks, they have a mostly matte finish. Needless to say, a little goes a long way. Just the lightest tap with a brush provides more than enough color. Both are actually very flattering when lightly applied but if you are a makeup novice, I'd recommend checking out some of MAC's more natural, sheerer powder blushes that are a lot easier to apply.
MAC x Rossy de Palma Collection: Review and Swatches
MAC x Rossy de Palma | Powder Blush
MAC x Rossy de Palma Collection: Review and Swatches
MAC x Rossy de Palma | Nose Pose Cream Color Base x 2
MAC x Rossy de Palma | Nose Pose Cream Color Base x 2 ($26 CAD):
Housed in a slim, travel-friendly compact bearing a lenticular image of Rossy de Palma's nose, this is a mini contouring palette featuring two shades of the MAC Cream Color Base. The darker contour shade is called "Morocco" and the lighter highlighter/concealer shade is "Africa Dream". Both shades are nicely pigmented and highly blendable. They set to a powder dry finish but setting them with the Prep + Prime Finishing Powder increases wear time.
MAC x Rossy de Palma Collection: Review and Swatches
MAC x Rossy de Palma | Nose Pose Cream Color Base x 2
MAC x Rossy de Palma Collection: Review and Swatches
MAC x Rossy de Palma | Nose Pose Cream Color Base x 2
MAC x Rossy de Palma Collection: Review and Swatches
MAC x Rossy de Palma | Lipstick in "Phenomenal Woman"
MAC x Rossy de Palma | Lipstick in "Phenomenal Woman" ($26 CAD):
Housed in a matte gold tube embossed with the unique MAC x Rossy de Palma logo, "Phenomenal Woman" is a deep oxblood red. This shade is described as having a matte finish but the lipstick actually features a classic cream formulation. Although rich and pigmented, the color is slightly patchy. You can probably build up to a decent enough coverage but I would recommend pairing it with a dark lip liner to ensure complete opacity.
MAC x Rossy de Palma Collection: Review and Swatches
MAC x Rossy de Palma | Lipstick in "Phenomenal Woman"
MAC x Rossy de Palma Collection: Review and Swatches
MAC x Rossy de Palma | False Lashes & Glitter
MAC x Rossy de Palma | Glitter in "Reflects Turquatic" ($26 CAD):
A loose glitter packaged in a cute 4.5 jar, "Reflects Turquatic" is a bright blue shimmer that's surprisingly fine and non-gritty. The formulation doesn't adhere well to bare skin so it's best combined with a mixing medium or applied on top of a sticky base. Although MAC doesn't advice using this around the eyes, I can't see it being applied to anywhere else on the face or body.
MAC x Rossy de Palma Collection: Review and Swatches
MAC x Rossy de Palma | Glitter in "Reflects Turquatic"
MAC x Rossy de Palma | False Lashes ($20 CAD):
This is a pair of synthetical falsies. The lashes start off very sparse and short on the inner corners and gradually become denser and more whispy. Unlike most of the items this collection, these lashes are actually very natural and appropriate for everyday wear.
MAC x Rossy de Palma Collection: Review and Swatches
MAC x Rossy de Palma | False Lashes
This limited edition collection is available online and in stores until November 16th. Have you picked up any pieces or do you plan on checking anything out? Share with me in the comments below!

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