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Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

MAC Cult of Cherry: Review and Swatches

MAC Cult of Cherry Collection

Tonight at the Cult of Cherry launch party godiva chocolate martinis and yummy hors d'oeuvres were served by the sexy and stylish Cult of Cherry chic all decked out in cherries.  The store was packed and extremely hot as they only let about 40 people in at a time - that's alot considering how little the stores usually are.  The hot flashes were starting to come on and I couldn't wait to get the heck outta there.

Overall, Cult of Cherry is a great selection of color to choose for Fall - from dark vampy colors to reds and pinks.  It's a great variety for every appetite.  The lipstick and lipglasses impressed me the most - espically, the Mattene colors.  The shades are dark, vampy and have fabulous color payoff - exactly what I'm looking for this fall season.  Jampacked lipglass is drop dead gorgeous and will appeal on any skintone, seriously.  I saw this shade on fair, medium and dark skin - truely beautiful ya'll.

Check out some swatches below. 

MAC Cult of Cherry Lipstick Swatches

The Mattenes's are in a slimline case much like the slimshines but are semi-matte texture.  Some of us probably won't like the textrues - just because they don't glide on easily like MAC's lipsticks.  But, don't let that hold you back because the colors are fab and looks hot paired up with MAC's lipglasses.

MAC Cult of Cherry Lipstick Swatches

So Scarlet - a must have dark wine shade and Creme Cerise - yellow beige neutral shade are the two stand-out colors in this collection.  Lightly Ripe is also a pretty pink color if you looking to tone it down a bit.

MAC Cult of Cherry Lipglass Swatches

Cult of Cherry - a sparkling red with amazing color pay-off along with Jampacked a deep grape gloss that leans more on the dark magenta side are both must have colors. 

MAC Cult of Cherry Blush Swatches

Blooming was hardly faint on my NC-35 and Plum De Bois is a beautiful brownish plum that would appeal even on lighter skin tones.  The color is very buildable and not to dark.

MAC Cult of Cherry Tempting Quad Swatches

As much as I wanted to resist the yellowish lime shade of Sharp - I couldn't.  The color has excellent pay-off and just looked amazing with the other shades in the quad.  Sharp looks espically fabulous on ladies of color.

The bad news - there's two repromotes in this quad and thank goodness it's not Satin Taupe.   I know some of you are torn on wether to purchase this quad for the yellow shade.  So, here's my advice on the situation.  If you own overgrown or bitten you might want to think about passing on this one because their close.  Personally, I don't own those two shades which, is one of the reasons this came home with me. 

MAC Cult of Cherry Spiced Chocolate Swatches

Spiced Choclate quad is suprising beautiful with excellent pay-off.  I didn't expect to bring this home with me.  In fact, me and my friend Tracy both picked this one up.  Very gorgeous - the orange frosty shade reminded me alot of Firespot from the Moonbathe collection.

MAC Cult of Cherry Shadowy Lady Swatches

Shadowy Lady quad was the only one that didn't interest me.  When I was swatching this quad at the Launch party with my girlfriend Tracy - she automatically picked up on how boring the colors were.  And she's not a crazed MAC fan like myself.    

MAC Cult of Cherry Nail Polish Swatches

Illegal Purple is a glossy black cherry shade verses a purple eggplant as described on the color story, which, was a little disappionting.  It's very pretty and the application applied flawlessly but, it's just your standard black cherry creme polish.  Now, on to Silverstruck, a gorgeous multi-dimensional grey taupe frost that is so very "WOW" unique.  I'll be posting a seperate swatches for the nail polishes.

So, there it is!  What do you guys think of Cult of Cherry - Any takers?  I'll be posting my haul pictures soon.

(4) Comments

Vanessa Martinez said on Aug 13th, 2008 10:13 am
omg these look fukin cool! Were you gunna get anymore apart from the 2 pigments you already got? How do you get invited to these things?

Steph said on Aug 13th, 2008 11:28 am
Hi Vanessa, Heck Yeah, I wanted them ALL! LOL :) I'll be stocking up on these one at a time for sure. As far as the Launch parties check with you local MAC store and make sure your on their list in their computer system. They usually have a mailing list they send postcards, invitations, and info. Are you planning to get anything from Cult of Cherry.

Vanessa Martinez said on Aug 13th, 2008 1:07 am
hey! hmm thats weird i used to get stuff in the mail..who knows! i guess ill check laters... omg yes! i want the pigments for sure, kirshe & lightly ripe l/s plum de bois blush yummm and the tempting quad... well thats what i want on my 1st trip lol

Steph said on Aug 14th, 2008 12:46 pm
Sounds like an excellent lemmins list! The Plum de Bois is gorgeous - has great color pay off too. You def have to check out Cult of Cherry l/g and Jampacked they are truely beautiful esp topped over the mattenes! :)

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