Spellbound With MAC’s Colour Craft Collection
As the name suggests, MAC Cosmetics’ Colour Craft collection celebrates the creativity of makeup artists, their ability to mix color and create entirely new, dynamic hues, and their propensity for juxtaposing products with different textures and sheens to create mysterious, fascinating looks.
The collection, then, focuses on the synergy between different hues. Each of the new Lipglass shades, for instance, incorporates three hues swirled together for a marble-like finish, while the Mineralize Eye Shadows are packaged into pinwheel quad compacts.
Take a look at the offerings! This is no ordinary arts-and0crafts project, you heard?
MAC Cosmetics Mineral Eye Shadow Quad in “Natural Flare,” $19.50. Visit MACCosmetics.com
This quad works wonders for women with dark eyes or olive skin, and the mix of earthy and metallic colors works for summer and fall, making this a great buy for these transitional months. As you can see from the swatch below, the compact includes a dusty brown, a sparkly gold, a yellow orange, and a rust-like copper color.
MAC Cosmetics Mineral Eye Shadow Quad in “Assemblage,” $19.50. Visit MACCosmetics.com
This metallic-heavy quad includes a smokey black with silver glitter accents, a slate gray, a pearlescent silver and a pearly gold. Though the color combination isn’t particularly unusual (we’ve seen silver/black/gold/gray compacts released by Lorac, Smashbox, Stila and countless other brands), what makes the MAC version unique is the details — the way the black color has a dusty, soot-like quality or how the deep irridescent gray conjures up images of armor-clad warriors and industrial cities.
* Here are some of the other eye shadow options:
MAC Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadow Quad in “Fashion Patch,” $19.50. Visit MACCosmetics.com
MAC Cosmetics Mineral Eye Shadow Quad in “Girlish Romp,” $19.50. Visit MACCosmetics.com
MAC Cosmetics Mineral Eye Shadow Quad in “Odd Bits,” $19.50. Visit MACCosmetics.com
MAC Cosmetics Mineral Eye Shadow Quad in “Eccentricity,” $19.50. Visit MACCosmetics.com
MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in “Made With Love,” $14. Visit MACCosmetics.com
There’s a sunny quality to this coral pink hue, which is perhaps why I think it’s so fantastic for these months when you want to play up your golden skin with subtle but warm lipstick hues. Check out the color below for a better idea of what it would look like on your lips.
MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in “Most Popular,” $14. Visit MACCosmetics.com
If this lipstick was a character on Gossip Girl, it would definitely be the queen bee on the steps of Constance. Though the dominant shade here is purple, it doesn’t fee cold or wintry like most plum and mauve hues; instead, it has a sightly yellow base that makes it feel more whimsical and joyful.
**More lipstick options:
MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in “Trimming Talk,” $14. Visit MACCosmetics.com
MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in “Ever Embellish,” $14. Visit MACCosmetics.com
MAC Cosmetics Marbleized Lipglass in “Crazy Haute,” $18. Visit MACCosmetics.com
This berry-like shade is deliciously feminine, and I suggest pairing it with the Most Popular or Trimming Talk lipsticks for a sumptuous, ultra chic look.
MAC Cosmetics Marbleized Lipglass in “Eclectic Edge,” $18. Visit MACCosmetics.com
When these purple and pink shades are swirled together in this exquisite tube, creating a marble-like effect, the resulting hue is a pale, space-aged pink. It’s the type of shade that would’ve gone perfectly with the leotard Madonna wore in her “4 Minutes” video.
**Other Lipglass shades:
MAC Cosmetics Marbleized Lipglass in “Nice Mixup,” $18. Visit MACCosmetics.com
MAC Cosmetics Marbleized Lipglass in “Funky Fusion,” $18. Visit MACCosmetics.com
MINERALIZE SKIN FINISH
MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skin Finish in “Sunny By Nature,” $27. Visit MACCosmetics.com
The name “Sunny By Nature” says it all: this rosy bronze hue will make you feel like you’ve spent a day frolicking in the beach and you won’t have to worry about pesky tan lines. Here’s a closer look at the effect created:
MINERALIZE SKIN FINISH TRIO
Mineral Skinfinish Trio in “Triple Fusion,” $27. Visit MACCosmetics.com
Take out that brush and get ready to get your swirl on! This compact focuses on giving your skin the right amount of luster to finish off the desired look. The mosaic compact includes a champagne gold, soft golden pink and cool pink (you can see the slight difference between the hues in the pic below). As you mix them together, you’ll be adding a nice, dewy finish to your cheeks.