It wasn’t until I looked through my iPhone photo gallery that I realised how often I use my MAC collection. The bits and pieces I’ve picked up over the years seem to have accumulated into a rather sizeable stash, and some of the limited edition items I’ve procured have remained staples in my collection, often outshining other brands and products when I drowsily select my face for the day before my coffee each morning. Some of the permanent shades are well loved (holla at ya Girl About Town lipstick…) and some of the limited edition stash are just too good to be forgotten.
Of the many limited edition collections churned out by the mega-brand, the Disney collection is probably one of the most memorable in the beauty community. I actually bought the Disney Villains Bite of an Apple blush from a blog sale and the scarily bright coral-red shade is right up my alley. The matte finish isn’t that flat on the face and actually seems like a satin one it hits the cheek, and I love the way it ties in with my limited edition lip shade…
As many of you might know, the Viva Glam lipstick campaign raises money for HIV/AIDS fund for MAC. I was happy to throw my money at Viva Glam Cyndi a few years back, which was championed at the time by Cyndi Lauper. This is one of those shades that I really regret not nabbing backups for, and every time I read a Viva Glam post I hold my breath in hopes of a re-release scenario. Akin to the aforementioned blush, this is a coral-red shade that is juicy, fades evenly and flatters my (in my humble opinion) to no end. A mention of how much I hate the nature of limited edition collections wouldn’t go astray here…
One of my very favourite MAC collections would have to be the 2012 Hey Sailor launch, not only for the beautiful imagery and packaging but for the pure beauty that is my Jaunty eyeshadow. A shimmery light beige shade, this is the perfect all over lid colour for me and is something I return to time and time again for a beautiful and effortless eye look (here is my original post on it!) I love pairing it with MAC Coquette in the crease (best crease shade ever!) and I find that it is simple but flattering, especially when paired with a brighter lip colour.
|nails are my new favourite shade - Sensationail Gel in Taupe Tulips!|
What limited edition products would you love to bring back?
Are you a MAC lover, or think they're overrated?
Emma @ emmabovarybeauty