Rebel in New York, Russian Red in Dubai, Snob in Sao Paulo, Saint Germain in Tokyo, Morange in Paris: these must-have lip shades so coveted by M∙A∙C fans around the world, that we created 3-piece mini-collections of Lipstick, Lipglass, and Nail Lacquer trios in 7 classic palettes. Perfectly coordinated, regionally inspired.
This collection is massive. There's 48 separate pieces in all, from 16 shades.
The shades are as follows - Angel, Chestnut, Girl About Town, Impassioned, Morange, Myth, Peachstock, Pink Nouveau, Please Me, Ravishing, Razzledazzler, Rebel, Russian Red, Saint Germain, Snob, Spice.
It should be noted that only certain shades are being released to certain locations. Whilst that means you won't be overwhelmed, it can be annoying if your country isn't releasing the shade you wanted.
According to Temptalia locations are as follows:
North America includes lipstick, lipglass, and nail lacquer for these top-selling shades: Myth, Snob, Spice, Girl About Town, Russian Red, Rebel, and Chestnut.
For Asia Pacific: Peachstock, Razzledazzler, Ravishing, Angel, Saint Germain, Morange, and Impassioned.
For Europe/Africa: Myth, Spice, Saint Germain, Morange, Impassioned, Russian Red, and Rebel.
For Latin America/Middle East: Snob, Please Me, Pink Nouveau, Morange, Impassioned, Girl About Town, and Russian Red.
All sixteen shades for each product type are available online at www.maccosmetics.com.
Since I have 5 of these lipstick shades and have only recently reviewed 2, I figured I'd pop up new swatches and my thoughts on them for you. Plus it's been a mighty long time since I've done a M.A.C collection review. All these lipsticks I have are permanent so you don't have to get them right away if you don't want to.
Snob is one of my most loved lipsticks and one I more recently reviewed. M.A.C describe this as a ladylike mauve and it really is. It's a satin finish, the colour packs a punch like a matte but it's more moisturising and easier to apply. Satin finishes last for such a long time as they simmer down to a semi matte and last for hours.
Pink Nouveau is dubbed as Lady Gaga's favourite lipstick and one she wears a lot. M.A.C describe this as a bright pink, with cool undertones. Again this is a satin finish so the wear time on this is amazing. Gaga actually wore this for The Monster Ball Madison Square Garden DVD and it held up amazingly.
Girl About Town is bright fuchsia with whole lot of blue in it. It's one of those colours that you can wear on any occasion and with the majority of makeup looks. It's super complimentary. I usually team this with heavy cat winged liner and just a touch of blush.
Russian Red is a super intense blue based red, which I reviewed just a week ago. This is a matte, despite looking glossy in my swatch. I find the best way to apply it is over a lip balm and it lasts for a good 8/9 hours with eating and drinking. It's a fab red if you don't mind the more brighter ones. Such a classic colour with the best staying power I've found in a lipstick.
Phew. This is getting to a bit of a mammoth post isn't it? I don't envy those reviewing all forty eight products!
Overall I think the collection is a nice idea albeit overwhelming. The location releases seem a bit silly also but hopefully they'll still be all available on the UK M.A.C website, for those who want them.
Due for release in May.
Will you be picking anything up?
Do you already own any of these lip colours?