While they are still hot and available on the Canadian website (shop here – not an affiliate link, so feel free to buy all the things!), I want to share my thoughts and swatches of the new MAC Fashion Sets Collection.
I received two lipstick shades (CDN $18 / US $15 each) from the collection:
- Ablaze is a bright creamy coral, in a Matte formula.
- Silly is a bright milky pink, in a Matte formula.
MAC’s Matte formula, if you’re not familiar with it, brings a lot of pigmentation, but also applies very dry. This is a heavy lip formula that you’ll either love or hate. I happen to love matte brights, so I can deal with it. This formula also wears a long time, but keep the lip balm on hand when your lips start to feel parched.
Coral lipsticks have a permanent place in my heart, and I am in love with Ablaze. What a beautiful coral! It is not straight up orange, and it’s not neon either. It’s bright but easy to wear. I failed to find a dupe for it in my collection. I thought for sure that Joe Fresh Melon would be a dead-on dupe, but it leans more orange than Ablaze. MAC Lady Danger is a lot darker in tone and more saturated.
Happiness… is what I feel when I wear Ablaze.
Silly is a light Barbie pink. This is pretty hard for me to pull off. I don’t have a dupe for this in my collection either. Hourglass Ballet looks like the right tone, but in a glossy formula. Joe Fresh Fuchsia is a darker.
It’s hard not to feel like Nicki Minaj with Silly lipstick on.
MAC Fashion Sets Collection is available in North America April 4, 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com. The collection is available internationally on May 2013 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com.
Are you planning to buy anything from the collection? Any standout shades and products?