Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! No, wait…it’s…and invisible plane…..with a pretty hot chick…sitting…in…an invisible…plane?? Yes, kids. It’s Wonder Woman, and she has burst her way onto the cosmetic scene with her very own super-sized collection by MAC. We (makeup fiends) weren’t expecting this baby to drop until Feb. 10, but we got it almost two weeks early. I placed my order that morning and got it the very next day. Overnight shipping is a beast!

MAC released their much talked about Wonder Woman collection, and the first thing you’ll notice (if you’re a MAC fan) is that the prices and product size have gone way up but just for this collection. The MSF’s ($35 ea.), blushes ($24 ea.), and lipglasses ($20 ea.) are all notably larger, and combined with licensing, you’re paying a bit more for everything. Same deal with Venomous Villains sans larger size. The lipstick’s in this collection ($15 ea.) are regular size.

I didn’t even attempt to buy the eyeshadow quads, despite having my eye on Valiant. When I saw swatches of these shadows on various blogs who received the collection early, I was less than thrilled. The pigmentation wasn’t worth $40 in my opinion, and I already have similar colors of pretty much every eyeshadow they’re selling in this collection. I didn’t buy any of the pigments or glitters, liners, or mascaras…I just stuck with the following:

  • Amazon Princess blush duo – bright yellow pink/deep blue pink with gold pearl
  • Mighty Aphrodite blush duo – warm peach coral with gold pearl/bright coral pink with gold pearl
  • Golden Lariat MSF – Left: True coral with fine gold shimmer/Center: Soft suntanned bronze/Right: Soft gold with fine shimmer.
  • Pink Power MSF – Left: Peachy rose with pink shimmer/Center: Soft rosy bronze/Right: Soft shell pink with fine shimmer.
  • Wonder Woman lipglass – bright red with soft pearl
  • Athena’s Kiss lipglass – bright blue fuchsia
  • Secret Identity lipglass – midtone copper with soft pearl
  • Marquise d’ lipstick – sandy cream peach (lustre)
  • Spitfire lipstick – bright creamy magenta (satin)
  • Heroine lipstick – brown bronze (frost)

MAC Wonder Woman Collection
MAC Wonder Woman collection

MAC Wonder Woman Collection
MAC Wonder Woman collection

MAC Wonder Woman Collection
MAC Wonder Woman collection

MAC Wonder Woman Collection
MAC Wonder Woman collection

MAC Wonder Woman Collection
MAC Wonder Woman MSF
Golden Lariat

MAC Wonder Woman Collection
MAC Wonder Woman MSF
Pink Power

MAC Wonder Woman Collection
MAC Wonder Woman blush duo
Amazon Princess

MAC Wonder Woman Collection
MAC Wonder Woman blush duo
Mighty Aphrodite

MAC Wonder Woman Collection
MAC Wonder Woman lipglasses

MAC Wonder Woman Collection
MAC Wonder Woman lipglass
Athena’s Kiss

MAC Wonder Woman Collection
MAC Wonder Woman lipglass
Secret Identity

MAC Wonder Woman Collection
MAC Wonder Woman lipglass
Wonder Woman

MAC Wonder Woman Collection
MAC Wonder Woman lipsticks
l-r: Marquise d’, Heroine, Spitfire

MAC Wonder Woman Collection
MAC Wonder Woman lipsticks
l-r: Marquise d’, Heroine, Spitfire

MAC Wonder Woman Collection
MAC Wonder Woman lipglass
l-r: Athena’s Kiss, Secret Identity, Wonder Woman

MAC Wonder Woman Collection
MAC Wonder Woman lipstick swatches
l-r: Marquise d’, Heroine, Spitfire

MAC Wonder Woman Collection
MAC Wonder Woman lipstick swatches
l-r: Heroine, Spitfire, Russian Red

MAC Wonder Woman Collection
MAC Wonder Woman collection
Golden Lariat MSF swatch

MAC Wonder Woman Collection
MAC Wonder Woman collection
Pink Power MSF swatch

MAC Wonder Woman Collection
MAC Wonder Woman collection
Mighty Aphrodite

MAC Wonder Woman Collection
MAC Wonder Woman collection
Amazon Princess blush duo

**I will post swatches of all lip products worn on actual lips soon. I wanted to hurry and get this up for you. I’ll edit later!

OVERALL THOUGHTS

To be honest, nothing in this collection (product-wise) is a must-have, in my humble opinion. I think that if you’re a serious collector or a die-hard Wonder Woman fan, you’ll wanna grab a few items if not all. Or, if you don’t have any colors like these, you may wanna pick up a few things. The colors are nice, but they’re so similar to shades you may already own — I know I may not have 100% exact dupes, but I have a few “close enough’s”. I’m on the fence because I really like the collection, but at the same time I don’t feel many of the products are even worth pouring out your hard-earned money. I also have an issue with the way the new mega-size lipglasses are packaged. You literally have to yank the wand out because it gets super tight when pulling thru the stopper — causing you to actually fling a nice amount of gloss somewhere other than your lips. I’ve lost a few traces of lipglass on my desk when doing swatches. You have to pull the wand very slowly and firmly so that it doesn’t splash around, in order to preserve your product that you paid $6 extra for.

I did notice that the new blushes have a much silkier formula, and aren’t nearly as chalky as some MAC blushes can be. They both leave a very subtle yet beautiful sheen on the cheeks. Mighty Aphrodite is really gorgeous, probably my favorite item from the entire collection. I can’t wait to rock that in the summer. The lipglass formula’s feel smoother to me, but this could be because of how they’re applied — creating a smoother line across your lips. Golden Lariat is beautiful in theory, but it didn’t give me a ton of color. It’s still very pretty though, I got a nice glow from it. Pink Power would look great on lighter skin-tones, or as a simple highlight on darker, cooler skin-tones. I didn’t get much color from that one either. I already had Russian Red (who doesn’t??), so I wasn’t gonna spend $15 just for comic book packaging lol.

I like the stuff, but I definitely don’t love it. I think this is a collection everyone should try out in person first if they can. A lot of things I was excited for, only turned out to be “just okay” for me. I wouldn’t personally rush out to get anything from this collection unless I just wanted to spend some money or was a huge Wonder Woman fan. MAC accidentally sent me an extra Athena’s Kiss lipglass, so I’ll be giving it away here soon :)

-Stay beautiful

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