Disclaimer: I would not recommend visiting the MAC counter at your local department store on any Saturday afternoon during prom season.
Okay, that business out of the way, I went MACing today. I'd been wanting to check out the new color line (Strange Hybrid) and pick up a couple of the new SlimShine lipsticks. The entire cosmetics department was filled with teenage girls in updos and flip-flops, each with an entourage of friends waiting for their turn with a makeup artist. No problem - it gave me lots of time to play with different products and pick out what I wanted. I could tell I'd have to make a targeted strike, so I made a list of products as I went along. Finally I got the attention of my favorite MAC Guy and ran through the list with him. He said he'd never sold that many items in that little time. Efficiency, thy name is Tara.
The eyeshadows are most from the new color collection, Strange Hybrid.
Top row: Seedling, Rose Blanc, Moonflower
Bottom row: Vellum*, Floral Fantasy, Fertile, Zeal*
*From the regular color collection, not Strange Hybrid
I wasn't expecting to really love all 5 collection colors, but I did. Fertile is the perfect purpled black and will be great over my favorite plum-colored eyeliner (Victoria's Secret Very Sexy eye pencil in Exotic Plum). Floral Fantasy isn't as reddish on me and makes for a nice wash and not quite as cool as Lavender Sky. Rose Blanc - where did they get this name as it isn't rose or white? - is a nice soft gold, great on lower lids and not as white as Nylon. Seedling is a beautiful true taupe and I just couldn't resist it as it will go with just about everything. Yikes, I should probably buy another one. (The curse of the limited edition.) Moonflower is an unusual purchase for me as I don't do blues. But this green-blue surprised me -- the eyeshadow I had on was a combination of smoky gray/black shades and I layered Moonflower on in the crease and it just popped.
The bottom two Lip Glasses are from the Strange Hybrid collection as well, colorways Cultured and Prize Petal. The lipgloss at the top is Chromaliving from the ChromeGlass collection.
SlimShine is a new MAC lipstick formulation - very glossy and sheer. I bought (left to right) Bare, Most Wanted, and Scant.
The last photo is an older purchase, but one I haven't taken out of the box until now. It's from the Barbie Loves MAC collection from late winter. Note the Barbie silhouette debossed in the shadow itself. Adorable. This shade is Moth Brown, which is a stunning silvery taupe with the tiniest hint of shimmer. I should have bought a second since it's so pretty and as a limited edition, it's long gone.