MAC Cosmetics launched their Spring Colour Forecast collection just this Wednesday at MidValley Megamall in a colorful fiesta. You can spot it in the MAC stores already and if you are a fan of MAC products, you would already know about this.
Spring 2010 for MAC is a huge affair if the collection is anything to go by. There are 4 mini collections within the main Colour Forecast collection which can be mind boggling unless you are systematic.
First, pick a colour you like – Pink, Coral, Plum or Amber. If you are warm toned, go for Coral and Amber. If you are cool toned, try Pink and Plum. If you are neutral, go crazy! 😛
I’ve got some pictures for you so be warned that this is a picture heavy post. Do not attempt to download if you are on dialup – but wait. Who is on dial up these days?! 😛 With that dire warning given, let’s start then shall we?
MAC Spring Colour Forecast 1 – Pink/Lavender
Colour Forecast 1 is pink/lavender based and is a rather large collection as you can see with eyeshadow singles, lipsticks, nail colours, pigments, fragrance and mascara – whew!
The Pinkaura fragrance (RM98) smells sweetly floral – a little too sweet and too floral for me but if you like light floral scents, go for it. I’ve never seen fragrance sell for so cheap 😛
Also look at the Blush Ombre 2 toned blush in Azalea Blossom (RM105). Its very pink-purple and definitely one for the cool toned girls.
My eye was caught by the Crush Metal Pigmented in Stacked 1 which is a set of 4 pigments selling as one (RM135). You know, MAC should have done this or something similar years ago! However, the container reminds me of something you can buy from a supply store (which I have) and from experience, these acrylic containers break easily and get brittle after a while. MAC SA on hand agreed with me 🙂 Props to MAC for coming up with this idea but perhaps they might want to find a more durable container.
I liked the 4 cool pink toned colours which is a first for me. It was too crowded on the launch day so I’ll go back and check it out in a couple of days to see if I really like it enough to buy it 😛 You’ll have to click on further down for the rest of the collection.
MAC Spring Colour Forecast 2 – Coral
Please insert small scream of horror here. My photos of the collection did not pass muster, I’m sorry 🙁 Its all blurry and grainy and ick! But I do have a picture of the Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach.
This is the infamous one that’s been sold out on the MAC website in like erm… forever? 😛 Online rave reviews are sending MAC’s Ripe Peach blush flying off the shelves! The colour is stated to be Light Coral and its a pretty little thing with the gradational colour that reminds me of a sunset. I’m longing to hit the beach if you can’t tell. Perhaps even get a tan so I can wear this coral blush without looking like a pumpkin. Problem is, I don’t tan – urgh!
On light skintones, use a light hand and its a pretty peach coral blush. You gotta be slightly warm toned to wear this one though. RM105 I believe. Gotta hurry before it sells out here. I’m still thinking about this one (probably to my detriment once it runs out 😛 )
Another item in this line that struck me was the MV2 fragrance – a warm cookie batter dough smell that is great if you like foody scents but not so great if you don’t. Yani liked it, I wasn’t so thrilled 😛 There is also a Crush Metal Pigment in Stacked 2 which is 4 metallic golden toned pigments. Not very interesting to me unlike Stacked 1.
MAC Spring Colour Forecast 3 – Plum
If you are the dark seductive sensuous type, this might be your collection. Colours are plum toned and deep and look luxurious and plush. I like the look of that Imperial Splendor nail lacquer (RM42). Even the name sounds luxurious! And MAC is finally going back to their 4 pan quads! I sorta missed those because I used to have a ton before I gave them all away.
MAC Spring Colour Forecast 4 – Amber
Strictly for warm toned girls only. Colour Forecast 4 reminds me of the desert with dusky sloe eyed beauties with eyes rimmed in kohl peeping out at you from behind their silken head coverings.
I saw a lady having her makeover with this collection. She had dark skin but was warm toned and she looked amazing! She was impressed too because she promptly bought everything used on her 🙂
If you were looking for colour swatches, I’m afraid I can’t oblige simply due to the humungous crowd at the launch and everyone wanting to have their makeup done. But there are a ton of swatches online from people who take swatches better than I do 🙂
If you are reeling from information overload now, its alright. So was I. So, take a deep breath, go back and read it all again, then come back and tell me : What’s your colour? 🙂
MAC Colour Forecast Prices:
Lipstick – RM63
Lipglass – RM63
Eyeshadow (Singles) – RM58
Crush Metal Pigments – RM135 /tube
Plush Lash – RM55
Blush Ombre – RM105
Nail Lacquer – RM42
Perfume – RM98
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i bought the blushes except for Springshine, look kinda dull and dark so I think for fair skin girls, would be good as a contour? Am not sure…
i still haven’t got the heart to use them, i worry the gradation disappears and i leave with only a chunk of colour!
I don’t think the gradation disappears. The sample blush palette was already swatched so many times and still looked ok 🙂
I bought the Azelea Blossom, eye shadow in da bling and victoria lipstick….
Totally love the blush and victoria lipstick color…. thinking of getting extra… ;p
Sounds pretty! 🙂 I’d save up for something else though, unless you’d finish up the blush and lipstick in super quick time 😉
I am a fan of MAC, but I don’t own any of their stuff, save for a small lil 219 brush I nicked from my aunt’s holiday collection brushes… MUAHAHA. I’m really interested in getting some blushes, though… Haih, but RM 105 is not a price for me… Perhaps I’ll let this lemming pass, or if I fail, I’d get a Revlon Matte one…
But thanks for the photos!
Revlon Matte blushes are pretty too! Not quite as pretty to look at perhaps but they are great stuff 🙂
Sorry for the amateur question – how do i know if i’m cool or warm toned?
A very simple test would be whether you look better in gold or silver. Gold = warm silver = cool I’ll be writing about this a little later but there are a lot of other ways to find out if you do a quick check online 🙂
really? silver suits me better but i’ve always thought asians were warm-toned, u know yellowish undertones..
You can be asian and still be cool toned 🙂 Some of us have pinker tones than others. Unless you have very obvious yellow skin my experience is that most people are only marginally warm toned but if you are very fair, then you are likely neutral.
Wow a MAC collection review on My Women Stuff!! Are we seeing a MAC convert in the making now?? Haha!! 😀
I’m actually quite bummed that MAC decided to do a normal packaging collection this year for their cartoon anniversary (Barbie, Fafi, Hello Kitty). There were rumours of a Disney Princesses vs Villians collection being released earlier, but it was launched instead! Le Sigh…
Anyways the only thing i’m picking up for sure is the Ripe Plum blush ombre. I gotta see the rest in person first before making a decision… 10 more days to go before it arrives here! 😀
Didcha get anything yourself? 😀
Haha… not a MAC convert but I will admit to being taken in by SOME stuff 🙂 I on the other hand prefer their normal packaging to the LE packaging hehe… Haven’t gotten anything yet. Still thinking 😛
purple is still on!! <3
And very much so!
I can’t decide on what to get!! :p Thinking of maybe something in Forecast 3, or should I go all sugar-sweet and get the perfume? 🙂
You know you want the perfume! 😛
Went to see this collection on Monday and I really like Azalea Blossom. I love the lippies from Forecast 1. The rest of the items didn’t really get my attention. I’m going to pass this collection because I’ve spent so much in Malaysia & Hong Kong last month 😛
That’s a smart move. Something tells me we’d see repromotes coming up in due course. Though the blushes look pretty no? 😉
Have seen this collection on many blogs but I don’t seem to fancy much except for that peach blush. However, the cookie dough perfume sounds interesting. I do like foody scents 🙂
If you do, you might like the fragrance. Its surprisingly affordable although its a small bottle.
how much is the eyeshdows in quad??
Its RM138 per quad.
i am so excited with this collection (and Too Fabulous too!). going to pick up some stuffs earlier. Whoppy !!! i can imagine myself going hyper at the store.. hehe..
Hehe do share what you got yeah? 🙂
i love colours of SPRING!
i’m also eyeing other brands for their SPRING collection!
I personally prefer some other Spring collections but this time MAC seems to have something for everyone
All Women Stalker says
MAC is gotta be the best make-up there is!.. I mean considering the price that’s it’s not super pricey 😉
Its a little pricier here than what it is in the USA though
Camie B says
MAC Quad going for RM 130++
Eeek! I didn’t see this until now. *tee hee*
Oh yes, Ripe Peach is tres gorgeous! Loves! So glad I managed to snag one before it went flying off the shelves! Kinda pricey at RM105, but it IS a huge pan! =)
Yes its HUGE! Its way too warm for me though 🙁
i bought the plum blush and pink pigments, as recommended by the MA. love them. sadly the popular peach blush made me look v orange and sallow.
Yup that peach blush is way too warm for me too!