Wednesday, January 4, 2012

MAC Naturally

Naturally is the second of the new collections that has been introduced this week from MAC.  This collection is almost totally opposite from the Iris Apfel collection, that collection consisted of bright, pigmented shades for lips and eyes.  This collection is almost the exact opposite, this is large collection that focuses on neutrals and making ladies look beautiful without a lot of makeup.  This appears to be the first collection that MAC is putting out for the spring time and I seem to remember MAC doing a collection along the same lines every single January to kick the season off.  Personally, I have been buying all types of pigmented products and not quite as many neutrals (with the exception of Naked 2) and this collection will be a change of scenery for me.  I am hoping that this collection will provide me with some great basics to start my spring look with!
This collection is one that is based heavily on Mineralize eye and face products, we have being seeing many Mineralize products over the past few months which leads me to believe that they must be selling very well for MAC.  MAC seems to produce one large collection each season that contains a large amount of the Mineralize products and this seems to be the one for this spring season.

"Nature Girl...for a look that's understatedly sexy and gloriously "undone" -  a new collection of nothing-to-hide hues.  Soft shades, rich patinas, and sheer loveliness.  Just what you need to keep your look dreamily down to earth!"  This collection will contain some great neutrals for eyes and I want to fine another great neutral pink lipstick from this company.  I will be using products from this collection to create a natural polished look for work and to pair up with more dramatic eye and lip looks.

Here is the first of the spring collections from MAC...

Mineralize Eye Shadow - Baked minerals refined into a powder formula provide exceptionally sheer and lightweight application.  Colour builds lightly, layer after layer, without heavy coverage.
- Summer Haze - palest gold with deeper gold veining
- Cloudy Afternoon - cream with gold, gray, and pink veining
- Daylight - peach with dirty blue lavender veining
- In The Sun - gold with violet veining
- Twilight Falls - cool brown with bronze veining

Zoom Fast Black Lash - Deeply dark drama.  Same as Zoom Lash, buth with carbon black pigment.  Saturates lashes with the richest black ever.  Creamy, velvey formula builds density and conditions.  Feels supple, light, flexible.  Ultra-sculpted brush embraces and separates each lash, hugging every curve.
- Black - deep dark black

Eye Pencil - Eye Pencils are formulated to provide rich, consistent colour using ingredients that have virtually no irritancy potential.  They are comfortable to apply and sharpen to a fine point to allow for a precise application.  Eye Pencils can be used to create a sharp line or a softer, smoky effect.  They are long lasting and won't cake or streak.
- Coffee - muted brown
- Ebony - soft black

Lipstick - Colour plus texture for the lips.  Stands out on the runway.  Simmers on the street!  What made MAC famous.
- Sweet Sunrise - light neutral peach pink
- Beach Sand - light tan
- A Perfect Day - light neutral pink
- Pillow Talk - midtone rosy nude

Tinted Lipglass - A unique lip gloss available in a wide variety of colours that can create a high gloss, glass-like finish or a subtle sheen.  Designed to be worn on its own, over Lip Pencil or Lipstick, Tinted Lipglass is the perfect product for creating shine that lasts.  It's pigmented, very shiny, and can impart subtle or dramatic colour.  It contains Jojoba Oil to help soften and condition the lips.  Tinted Lipglass is packaged in a convenient bottle with a sponge tip applicator that provides a quick, smooth, even application.
- The Wee Coquette - naked neutral pink
- Naked Space - creamy midtone nude peach
- Fresh Air - light pink
- Hot Spell - bronze with multicolored pearl

Mineralize Blush - Baked minerals refined into a powder formula to provide exceptionally sheer and lightweight application.  Colour builds lightly, layer after layer, without heavy coverage.  Veils and enhances the cheek bones with a luminous, pearlized shimmer
- Fresh Honey - warm apricot
- Subtle Breeze - blue pink
- Early Morning - peachy pink

Mineralize Skinfinish - A luxurious velvet-soft powder with a high frost metallic finish.  Smoothes on: adds buffed-up highlights to cheeks, or an overall ultra-deluxe polish to the face.
- Blonde - soft pink to rose degrade
- Redhead - gold to salmon pink degrade

286 Duo Fibre Blending Brush - With its soft dome shape, this two-tone, duo-fibre brush of goat and synthetic fibres provides a sheer, more controlled application of MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow.

187 Duo Fibre Brush - A large full circular brush used for lightweight application and blending of face powder or pigments.  Use to create soft layers or add textures.  Made from a soft blend of goat and synthetic fibres.

I can see a lot of products in this new collection that I would like to own and will become staples in my makeup collection.  Starting with face products, I would like to buy the Mineralize Blush in Subtle Breeze, I am always on the lookout for new pink blushes.  The Mineralize Eye Shadow formula is a newer one to me so I still have to play with these at the counter before purchasing them.  In the past, I have found that they all look lovely in the pan but the texture and pigmentation can vary greatly, with some of the shades being amazing and others being total duds, I do not recommend ordering these without trying them.  What ones do I wish to try?  I love both of gold shades, Summer Haze and In The Sun.  The lip products might be my favorites in this collection, lately I have only been buying deep and pigmented lipsticks so this collection is a huge change of pace for me.  From the Lipsticks, I want A Perfect Day and Pillow Talk and from the Lipglasses, I want The Wee Coquette and Fresh Air.  I want all the neutral pink lip shades and I know that I will get lots of use from them.

This collection looks as though it will be a big hit for MAC, anyone can find something in this collection that will work for them and is easy to wear.  I have found some great basics in this collection and I will be building my spring makeup collection off many of these shades.

photo courtesy of MAC

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