It seems fashion waits for no man, I can't keep up nor do I try to much like Johnny Cash
99.9% of my wardrobe is black...not that you needed to know that!
Anyway MAC have just launched two palettes one with 6 lipstick shades and one with 6 cream eyeshadows
that predict the shades we will be reaching or lusting after come Spring 2013.
"The brightness of Spring. Six shades that hit all the right spots for the season.
Features limited-edition colours in Forecast Nude, Talking Tan, Right On Orange, A Look in Lavender and Strut the Cherry."
The MAC Spring '13 Forecast Lip Palette is presented exactly the same way as the Pro Lip Palettes
(you can order such palettes via MAC Pro), a small black and transparent plastic palette.
It's small enough to be considered hand held, sturdy and despite being plastic it looks rather swish,
my only grumble which is pretty petty is that some of the pans are slightly squint
and seem to be haphazardly placed into the compact.
I know it's nothing major but small things like that irk me to no end.
So inside the palette there is six new and limited edition shades, all of which are amplified in formula:
Forecast Nude - This is listed by MAC as a sheer neutral pinky nude which is bang on the money,
it is in the same colour family as the likes of MAC Peachstock only this is slightly more brown
toned, this has a strong yellow under tone so it should suit most.
Talking Tan - This the one shade in the palette I do not like but I seldom suit true brown lip shades,
MAC list this as sheer warm toned neutral and due to it again having a strong yellow undertone
I guess it is not far from the truth but on some skin tones this may look odd but you can use it with
other lip shades to deepen them etc.
Right on Orange - So I think I have found my perfect coral shade for Summer 2013 (yes it is some way off),
technically this is more orange than anything else but it does have a slightly pinky tone that softens the
orange and allows it to drift into the coral family. Fans of MAC Ever Hip and Cut a Caper will enjoy this shade and again I deem it to be pretty much universal but it does apply a little patchy.
A Look in Lavender - In the pan this looks like a light mauve shade yet applied it is a bright, milky lilac.
This is really cool in tone and is the shade in the palette I can see most fearing,
on some skin tones this can look rather stark but it does mix wonderfully with other shades to lighten.
Strut the Cherry - If you like MAC's Girl About Town but wish it was slightly less pigmented and more day appropriate this shade is for you, MAC list it as sheer warm slight dirty pink. Personally I deem it as a raspberry pink but do agree it is warm in tone.
Electric Spring - Whoa this is bright so much so it is almost neon but my gosh is it pretty!
Fans of MAC's Impassioned will adore this bright clean pink. One thing for sure it is a show stopper.
As with all MAC lipstick products this has a light sweet vanilla scent and the amplified formula
does tend to be the better of the formulas for those who seek great colour pay off!
In terms of wear I typically get around 2-3 hours of wear per application.
MAC Spring '13 Forecast Lip Palette is limited edition and available now from MAC £35/6g - link
P.S apologies for the few loose bristles in some of the lip swatches, I will try and retake the swatches
at some point...oops!