I love, love MAC products and any one who knows me will tell you I am a MAC girl through and through. I mean you only have to look at the sheer volume of MAC reviews on here to see that. Yet I do find that the collections have been coming a little thick and fast as of late. Normally a few collections launch every month (the first Thursday online, then the following week on counters) and yet in the last few months it truly does feel like a new collection springs online every week. I can't keep up and as a result I have missed out on a few pieces I wanted rather badly. Hopefully things will go back to normal in terms of launch dates soon but yeah basically I am behind ha! Better late than never here are my thoughts on the two pieces I have from the MAC Pedro Lourenco Collection.
Most of the MAC Pedro Lourenco Collection has sold out online via MAC's site but it has yet to sneak on to the likes of Debenhams, Selfridges, House of Fraser and of course on counters so if either of the items featured today grab your eye you still have time to get your mitts on it! I am by no means a follower of fashion so my knowledge of Pedro Lourenco is very limited. "Brazilian fashion designer Pedro Lourenço continues to enchant the fashion world with his couture-like sensibility and meticulous attention to detail. The child of fashion designers, Lourenço grew up in São Paulo and has been designing since the early age of 12." It is very much Brazil's year. The packaging for the entire MAC Pedro Lourenco Collection is understated, chic and different all that same time. Matte yet not black, in some lights it reflects purple and brown, couple this with small gold accents and you have something very original. The only downside is that the matte packaging enjoys a good fingerprint or two.
If you can track it down, I fully recommend purchasing MAC Pedro Lourenco Blush Duo in Corol. Two light but non-ashy satin (not matte but not shimmer based either, rather it has a light radiance quality) shades that encapsulate the light airiness of Spring. The largest section is a pale pink come coral that is a great everyday shade that really compliments light to medium skin tones, it is one of the few shades that will go with just about every make-up creation and look great. I guess that is what the idea was - effortlessness. As the formulation adds colour and luminosity there is no need for a separate highlighter and as there is no large shimmer particles it won't settle in enlarged pores or fine lines. The smaller section is a bronze come plum shade that is unlike any other blush shade I own. In the pan it looks rather purple and yet on the skin it translates into a sheer bronze based pink. It is so pretty and again universal - I would have liked the palette to be split equally as I would have enjoyed a little more of this shade for future use.
MAC Lady Danger is an iconic red shade and yet the matte formulation can be drying and put some off purchasing. If you have ever wanted to own a non matte version of MAC Lady Danger you much purchase MAC Pedro Lourenco Lipstick in True Red. Almost identical to Miss Danger this amped up orange based red, sizzles with a tan and looks great on just about everyone but as it is an amplified formulation it is more moisturising and dare I say it pigmented. Typically an amplified lipstick will wear on my lips for close to three hours - as this is a bright, in your face hue I do recommend teaming this with a lip liner to stop the creamy texture from bleeding out.
Here's hoping that I will be more on the ball with future MAC collections!