I received the email of the release of this collection and I figured I would take a sneak peek at work. Obviously it ended up being me purchasing a couple things afterwards.
There were several repromoted products which I have a few so I wasn't so thrilled about those. (MAC seems to be doing it quite often lately) I got a lipstick - Snapdragon and a blush - Azalea in the Afternoon. The Snapdragon seems to be the unique color in this collection and I fall in love with the name of the blush when I came across it...
MAC Snapdragon Lipstick: It was described as a mid tone blue pink - Correct. But note it is a lustre finish with a bit of a shimmer to it. I usually hate (okay, that's a strong word, dislike then) lipsticks with shimmer in it. But this one I liked, it was subtle. The lustre finish tends to be very light but this one you can actually build it up! It's quite perfect for the winter/spring months! Also, it's quite long lasting - 5 hours, surprisingly and it fades very nicely!
|(SnapDragon on my lips <3)|
MAC Azalea in the Afternoon Mineralize Blush: Ah.. How should I start with this blush! It's quite a long story... I ordered the blush based on the name (you might not think that's a good idea?) and the description of the color. I was very excited about the arrival of the package until I saw Temptalia's review of it. She described it as a very light frosty pink and gave it a B (or maybe a B-). I almost wanted to just have MAC retrieve the shipment. Nevertheless, the package arrived and I immediately opened it and swatched the blush, oh man, I was so glad that I ordered it!! The pigmentation is great and the color is gorgeous! It does have a tiny bit of gold shimmer to it but not as much as the Petal Power. It's a cool pink toned blush that's so flattering on cheeks. It is powdery which is similar to the other mineralize blushes.
|(MAC Azalea in the Afternoon Mineralize Blush swatch on my hand - weird angle, hmm)|
I will probably go to a MAC store/counter to check out more products in this collection. For now, I'm happy with the products. I like the subtle shimmer and color payoff of these two. Oh and I made a little heart with these two products (Snapdragon filled with Azalea in the Afternoon) <3