MAC Heatherette: Review and Swatches
Forget the reviews, the photo swatches justify everything! I tried to get high quality pictures for you guys on the MAC Heatherette Collection. But, as always its hard to capture beautiful color.
Overall, I really liked the Heathertte collection with the exception of a few items. MAC's previous collection, Fafi, which many of us were disappiointed (excluding myself), was my favorite. I have to be honest, I really loved the Fafi collection. I think many of us really didn't give Fafi a chance due to the bold daring colors and was hyptonized by Heatherette's pink packaging (ha ha I was).
On to the Heatherette collection. WOW! Fafi who? This collection is going to be the Barbie loves MAC collection of 2008, and is going to be sold out extremely fast! I always advise people not to wait when it comes to MAC's limited edition collections. Because, you don't wanna pay those outrageous ebay prices. If you love pink foremost, then this is a must have collection in your beauty wardrobe.
Heatherette Lipstick and Lipglasses. I purchased every color except Fleshpot Lipstick and Bonus Beat Lipglass. They just seemed really dull and boring to me, compared to all the others from this colorful collection. Fleshpot and Bonus Beat are somewhat similar to the Lollipop Loving and Sock Hop, as you can see by these swatches. The only true difference is Lollipop Loving and Sock Hop are more orangish rather than beigish.
The Heatherette Collection Eye Shadow Trio's. It was really hard to pick one eye shadow Trio, so I choose both. My philosphy, whenever in doubt, get both. No, really I don't condone that, because it will get you and your checkbook in trouble. But, I did end up purchasing both, because they are equally beautiful. Heatherette Trio 1 is my favorite out of the two, only because it has a gorgeous shimmery blue color.
The Heathertte Collection Glitter and Pigments. The most definite stand out colors amoung the glitters and pigments are, Pink Pearl and 3D Silver. Pink Pearl, described as a mid-tone pink color with blue undertones, that makes this color really pretty. Another bonus to Pink Pearl is it can be used on your eyes, cheeks, lips, etc. Pink Pearl paired up with Fafi's, Fun n Sexy lipstick (which also has blue undertones) would look great together. 3D Silver, describled as a multi-reflective silver metallic glitter, is right up my alley. Although, 3D Silver is not eye safe, you can use it for other purposes. The MA had $$$$$ Yes, mixed up with the 3D silver glitter and looked hot paired together.
MAC Heatherette Dual Edge Eye Pencils. I love these bold pretty colors! My must haves are the Pop Blue/Black Funk and Fab Orchid/Dash Lily. I also liked Nighhawk/Front Row but, haven't decided if I'm purchasing it yet.
The Heatherette Beauty Powders. I had to pass on both beauty powders, just because I recently purchased two gorgeous beauty powders from the previous, Fafi collection. Beleive it or not there is actually a swatch for Alpha Girl (very faint cool pink color). Alpha Girl, described as a light pink with gold nuances. The color is unbeleivealble light, I put numerous coats on my NC25/30 skin, and the pink is still very faint. I think this color will be more appealing for cooler skin tones. Smooth Harmony, described as a medium gold bronze color that is more on the organish side but, had great color payoff, espically for those with darker skin tones. Smooth Harmony, is a color that would be more appealing to me rather than Alpha Girl.
The Heatherette Nail Polishes. The stand out color out of the two is, $$$$$ Yes. I happened to pick up both colors, because Lola Devine is a nice coral shade I've been looking for. Lola Devine, described as a soft mid-tone coral (cream) nail polish color. This is a true coral color nail polish that is very pretty. If you've been looking for that perfect coral color, well, Lola Devine is what your looking for. $$$$$ Yes, described as a metallic silver foil (frost) nail polish color. The MA had $$$$$ Yes combined with 3D silver glitter, and just looked devine. I really liked this color also.
Check out an great alternative to MAC's, $$$$$ Yes nail polish.
The MA's went on and on about these pantent leather-look lashes way before this line was even released. So, this was a must have for me. I haven't personally worn them yet, but, saw them on and they look pretty hot. If you love MAC's number 7 eyelashes, you will love these. I love that they are very natural looking. I'm saving these beauties for a special night out.
Check out the photos at the MAC's Heatherette Launch party in Los Angeles, CA.
Posted by Steph at 12:43:pm
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fortheloveofbeauty said on Mar 20th, 2008 4:38 am
What a fantastic post - thanks, Steph! These swatches are great, really clear and deatiled. Instead of doing a post on the collection I'm just going to link to yours ... :o ) ... couldn't do a better one if I tried! xo, ~ Roxy
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Lola Devine said on May 13th, 2008 8:35 am
Just so surprised to see something with my name on it. My granddaughter called me and said she had found the nail polish. Lola
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