MAC Spring Colour 1 Forecast — Perfect in Pink
For Spring 2010, MAC Cosmetics identified four major color trends, the first of which is an emphasis on pink hues, particularly cool, purple-tinged colors. A bevy of pink, rose, mauve, violet, lilac, and lavender in various blends and intensities are incorporated into the MAC’s Spring Colour 1 Forecast. Check out all the products in the collection, as well as some swatches, below!
This blush features a gradient color scheme, ranging from a soft blue-tone pink to a mid-tone lavender purple shade. When blended together, the blush takes on this delicious, lavender magenta shade that makes you think of freshly picked blossoms and adds a dewy rosiness to your cheeks. This is one of my new must-have blush shades for spring.
MAC Blush Ombre in Azalea Blossom, $25. Visit MACcosmetics.com
Here’s what the blush looks like on skin (note that it’s been blended thoroughly):
Pink lips never go out of style, but they’re definitely in full effect this season. MAC explores the nuances of the shade in this collection, with four limited-edition hues: Bubblegum, a creamy light pink that literally reminds you of a wad of Bubblicious gum; Phlox, an extra sheer light pink hue; Laugh A Lot, a lustrous mauve pink; and Pink Burst, a Malibu Barbie-ready shade of pink.
I checked out both the Bubblegum and the Pink Burst lipsticks and enjoyed both hues though, again, they’re not revolutionary, inventive color derivations. Still, they’re versatile and great for everyday use.
MAC Lipstick, $14. Visit MACcosmetics
Check out what the Bubblegum and Pink Burst lipstick colors look like on the skin:
Three new limited-edition Lipglass colors were introduced in this collection: Cultureclash, a shimmering baby pink; Hush, Hush Rose, a frosted blue pink; and Electric Fuchsia, a frosted bright violet.
I checked out the Electric Fuchsia and was blown away by the color, which has this iridescent finish to it. It’s the type of violet pink shade that you would find in a hallucinogenic painting of the Cheshire Cat so you can imagine how smokin’ that is?
MAC Tinted Lipglass, $14. Visit MACcosmetics.com
Here’s a look at the Electric Fuchsia Lipglass color and what it looks like on the skin:
Cool pinks abound in the collection’s array of eye shadow hues, which range from Rosy Outlook, a baby pink with a frosted finish, to Lala, a frosted mid-tone pink. If you prefer a warmer shade of pink, there’s Da Bling, a pearlescent pink with gold pearly particles for a warm, almost coppery sheen. And to complement the pink hues, there’s the Very Violet, a dusty dark violet.
I tried out the Very Violet shade and, while I thought the color was pretty enough, I gotta say I wasn’t blown away. For one, the shade itself isn’t particularly unique, but the texture is also a bit too chalky for my taste, which makes it hard to manipulate and blend at your will.
MAC Eye Shadow, $14.50. Visit MACcosmetics.com
Check out the Very Violet eye shadow in its container and in what it looks like on the skin:
CRUSHED METAL PIGMENT – STACKED 1
Four stackable pigments are incorporated into the collection: two in the rose family and two in the purple/lilac realm. There’s a light coppery pink hue and a rose color (as you’ll see in the second picture below), but my favorites are the two purple colors, a silvery lilac color an a deep, eggplant-colored purple.
Crush Metal Pigment: Stacked 1!, $32.50. Visit MACcosmetics.com
Light Lilac Frost and Dark Purple Frost:
Pale Pink Frost and Mid-Tone Frost Pigments:
This hot pink nail polish, with its cool, purple-ish undertones, will make you feel like you’re rockin’ out ’80s style.
MAC Nail Lacquer in Galore Pink, $12. Visit MACcosmetics.com
MAC Pinkaura Fragrance, $25. Visit MACcosmetics.com