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!
Talk about long overdue! I know I'm later than FEMA posting this, but there are several reasons I waited so long. I'll spare you those, and just get down to business. As most of you know, MAC released a much anticipated Summer collection called To the Beach around two weeks ago -- full of typical summery shades. Beautiful bronze colors, electric greens, cool corals, etc. One of the most coveted items from the collection literally sold out within three hours...and left a lot of people high and dry.
You know that Lady Gaga song 'Beautiful Dirty Rich'? The part when she goes "Bang bang bang...bang bang bang"? Well that's what I sing in my head when I see these new Superglasses from MAC. When I heard about the Superglasses, and saw photos of them, I just knew I HAD to have these. An amped up version of the popular Dazzleglasses? Sign me the hell up! I absolutely LOVE the Dazzleglasses, they are probably my favorite "gloss" product from MAC. I never wear them alone really, except maybe Love Alert because it's so pigmented, but I love putting a tiny bit of it on top of my lipstick to really jack up the drama. Well, if you really want some 'Real Housewives of MAC Cosmetics' drama on your lips, cue the Superglass...
One of my absolute FAVORITE products done by MAC would have to be their Mineralize Blushes. Each compact holds a gorgeous, shimmery mix of baked minerals that you can apply lightly and build up for more color -- with zero glitter. These are my favorite blush formulas from MAC because of how long they last on my face. Not that the other formulas don't last, but I always notice my mineralize blushes hold up just a tad bit longer. These are so so gorgeous, you have to own at least two. They have cooler shades, neutral shades, warmer shades...definitely something for everyone!
I am so so so glad that the new MAC Prêt-à-Papier collection was as underwhelming as it was. I can't afford to drop too much money on these seemingly-weekly collections MAC puts out. Sheesh! I've learned that no matter how fabulous a collection sounds and may look from afar, you always wanna swatch the products in the store to see what you're getting. The blushes from the collection weren't anything special to me, none of the lipsticks screamed "YOU MUST HAVE ME!!", and the lipglasses were pretty...but I only picked up one. C-thru was repromoted, but it's permanent so you can buy that anytime, and Fold and Tuck is gorgeous...but it looks like other lipglasses I already have. Womp.
This past Monday, I took an early morning stroll to Macy's to visit one of my favorite MAC counters at Metro Center (in DC) to get a closer look at the Give Me Liberty of London collection. The girls there are so sweet and helpful, and you just can't beat that kinda customer service. There's one really gorgeous chick in particular who always helps me, I sadly don't know her name but she's breathtaking! Anyway, she helped me decide what I should get from this collection. The gorgeous spring-inspired white packaging with soft flowers and cute little birds really stood out. Sometimes I'm a sucker for packaging and I know I shouldn't be..but if its super cute and unique, then dammit, I probably gotta have it.