Monday, July 29, 2013

My picks from MAC Nudes & Metallics: Swatched!

When I originally saw this collection on Temptalia, it was back in April. This collection wasn't available online until this month. I had kinda forgotten about it, but happened to be on the MAC website and noticed it was now available to anyone. (It was PRO only originally.) I quickly checked out Christine's swatches on Temptalia (See them here: Lipsticks Part 1 and Part 2, Eyeshadows Part 1 and Part 2) and picked out a couple of colors I thought I would like.

I picked out two lipsticks, Angel's Kiss (Amplified) and Dominate (Frost). Angel's Kiss is from the Nudes part of the collection and Dominate is from the Metallics part of the collection. (In case that wasn't obvious... haha!) From MAC's website, here are the color descriptions:

Angel's Kiss (A): Sheer soft pinky nude with pearl
Dominate (F): Deep metallic purple

Check out my swatches and close up shots below:
I have tried both on and actually already worn Angel's Kiss. I like Angel's Kiss, it is pretty nude on me, as in makes your lips almost disappear, but I used a slightly darker nude liner underneath to make it a little more wearable for me. Dominate on the other hand, oh wow. It looked so pretty on Christine of Temptalia! It looked a little warmer and not quite so dark on her, given she has a tanner skin tone than I do. It looks soooo dark on me! Very vampy, very 90's, very gothic. I'm pretty sure it's going to be getting sent back. I just don't think I can do anything with it. I don't really know what I was thinking, I guess I was thinking I could soften it somehow or something but I just don't think I will ever wear it. (I did this with the MAC Bloggers collection too, that purple lipglass? I bought it. I have no idea why. I have never worn it. I wish I would have sent it back.) So unfortunately, Dominate, you are just too dominant for me.

 Here are the two eyeshadows I picked out. Brazenly and Crimson Tryst. Both are Veluxe Pearl finish and both are from the Metallics part of the collection. Descriptions from MAC:

Brazenly (VP): Deep metallic purple
Crimson Tryst (VP): Deep metallic dirty berry

Close up shots and swatches below:
I have worn both of these together and I love both. They look great together. (I wore Crimson Tryst on the outer 2/3 of my eyelid and blended Brazenly into my crease. I used Dalliance -a light gold- on my inner corner.) I love the Veluxe Pearl formula from MAC and these two are no exception. Both colors are gorgeous.

Of course, now that I finally have edited these photos and gotten them posted for you, all the shades shown except Dominate lipstick are sold out. (Much of the collection is.) To see what shades are still available from the collection, check out the MAC website. And also, keep an eye out at CCO's in a couple months once this collection is off the website. It's not uncommon for me to see pieces of collections that had supposedly sold out (I saw the Surf Baby 'My Paradise' face powder at a CCO!) or that were supposed to be online only (I found pieces of the Bloggers collection and By Request collection at a CCO.)

Did you get anything from this collection? If so, what did you get?

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