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Friday, March 27, 2015

MAC Cinderella Collection

MAC Cinderella Collection

I understand that the majority of this collection has sold out online and in-store, I also fully comprehend that for most the packaging ran a little on the bland side. Those who have read this site for years (I began four years ago) will know only too well I am a MAC girl. There was a time I bought every limited edition collection - a pricey habit that I have somewhat grown out of, walking past a MAC counter is still dangerous. Truth be told I save my splurges for the truly special collections, one of which I did think would be MAC Cinderella. When it first went online I missed out, then last week it was re-stocked I decided to treat both my sister and myself to a few pieces and the rest the say is history. Is this the most exciting collection MAC have produced? No, heck some may even say the shades and packaging are safe but on the plus side it is all very wearable.

MAC Cinderella Collection
MAC Cinderella Collection

A quick note on the packaging a.k.a the current bone of contention, I'm going to put it out there - I do rather like it. Yes it is a little childish (growing up Disney Cinderella was my favourite film) but the pale iridescent lilac come blue tone speaks to me and the gold writing is a pretty touch. Admittedly MAC should have taken the Cinderella concept and ran with it - pumpkins, glass slippers, the clock striking ten and what not but I guess it is, what it is. You can't win them all.

MAC Cinderella Collection
MAC Cinderella Collection
MAC Cinderella Collection
MAC Cinderella Collection

MAC Mystery Princess Beauty Powder £23
Essentially a cool toned beige highlighting powder that is intended to give a lit from within glow. Sadly the formulation is a little chalky and dry, resulting in the fine glitter particles within this powder settling in my enlarged pores. On the plus side it is a very subtle highlighter meaning it can be used as an illuminating face powder to set make-up or as a light, shimmery eyeshadow should you wish. A great concept but the formulation does need a little work. If you do find this on counter or should more stock arrive online skip this if you have anything deeper than a medium skin tone, as it will appear chalky on deeper complexions.

MAC Cinderella Collection
MAC Cinderella Collection
MAC Cinderella Collection
MAC Cinderella Collection

MAC Coupe D'Chic Iridescent Pressed Powder £23
As soon as I opened this (I didn't Google swatches etc before ordering) I was instantly reminded of NARS Orgasm Blush. MAC are a little lofty in their description of this product - my guess is that it is intended to be a multi-purpose product much like above. Personally I find the light peachy pink tone of this powder best suited to the cheeks as an illuminating blush. The pigmentation isn't great and although the glitter is fine I find it translates on to the skin quite heavily making it less than ideal for day time wear. If you have a pale complexion this worn alone will be enough to give you a light, illuminating peachy pink punch of colour to the cheeks, should you have a medium to deep complexion this will either be a highlighting powder, or something you apply over the top of blush for added radiance. Again the powder is dry and a little chalky - I really don't know what else to say other than I am rather disappointed.

MAC Cinderella Collection
MAC Cinderella Collection
MAC Cinderella Collection
MAC Cinderella Collection

MAC Cinderella Lipsticks £17 each
I put my hands up and admit that I am an idiot, in a wave of panic I ordered both shades when really MAC Free as a Butterfly is not at all a shade I will ever wear. I have not swatched nor tested it as I won't wear it and think the best thing to do is either sell it on to someone who will cherish it or send it back to MAC for a refund. MAC Free as a Butterfly is a light, golden toned nude that reminds me a little of MAC Gel Lipstick - a shade that does not suit me at all. On the flip side MAC Royal Ball Lipstick is a shade I will get a lot of use out of - a light, peachy pink that has a slight golden tone. On the lips it does translate a little nude but it is not flat nor does it drain my face of colour. The formula is Lustre so it is not the most pigmented of finishes, rather than mask the lips in colour it adds a hint of a tint, while being fairly hydrating. In all honesty I should have only bought the lipstick.

So there we have it MAC Cinderella; the collection I am still a little on the fence about.


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41 comments:

  1. A bit too childish for my liking, as you say they could have done so much more with the theme, but you win some, you lose some.
    To be honest I've only recently taken an interest to Mac (I only first heard about them via YouTube about 5 years ago), and I only own one lipstick from them ("Snob" which I don't know why I picked because it really doesn't suit me) but I wasn't overly impressed by the texture of it.
    I'm looking at other lipstick colours, "Up the Amp" really takes my fancy but I have yet to swatch it as I'm currently basing myself off internet swatches.
    Do you have a Mac lipstick collection post with swatches (including on the lips, because those really help)? I can't seem to find a search bar on your blog, but that could just be me being blind :P

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  2. I don't think I'd be rushing out to buy Free as a Butterfly then, it doesn't sound like it'd suit me at all. Royal Ball looks much more wearable though, I love warm peachy pinks.

    Sarah xo | PolkaDotLemon

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  3. They all seem lovely and I quite like the packaging though even if some don't as much. I do think the whole collection is wearable and I do want to get my hands on something if I could but I'm not sure if I could find it anymore.i love your pictures you took of it too.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  4. Such a lovely collection :) I like the colors of the blushes :D

    www.maireem.blogspot.com

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  5. It's all so pretty!! It's so Disney as well, the packing is perfect. I love it so much. Great photos and review! xx

    Sophie Elizabeth
    www.popcornandglitter.co.uk

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  6. I going to put it out there, I think this collection is just bland! Including the packaging! Not for me I'm afraid! X

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  7. I really like this collection, I think it's a perfect mixture of grown-up and girly. :) I got a lipstick and I'm still waiting for my Mystery Powder to arrive! :)

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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  8. I think the collection looks gorgeous, pity about the quality of the products though!

    Ciara x | Ciara Pocket

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  9. The eyeshadow palette is definitely my favorite part of the collection!

    makeupmusicbooks.blogspot.com

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  10. Not in love with theme, but the highlighter looks lovely - and I loved the movie! :)

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  11. It all looks so pretty!
    I love how the exterior colour exactly matches the dress from the original Disney film.
    x Tink Jayne x

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  12. The packaging is actually something I love; I think it's extremely beautiful, but I didn't feel the need to purchase anything from the collection and the shades just would not suit my skintone or colouring unfortunately!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

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  13. I've been trying to get my hands on Free as a Butterfly ever since the collection was released but it always seems to be sold out! I love that the packaging is so differently from mac and other brands and the colour is perfect for something Disney related!

    Esmee x
    ezzlepops.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I loved the concept of them doing a cinderella collection, I haven't managed to pick anything up but those lipsticks are wonderful !

    That Girl Rhianna

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  15. I've heard quite a few mixed reviews about this collection, I'm disappointed that the shadow palette only has one new colour. The lipsticks look pretty though!

    http://styledbystephb.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. You know my views on this one! They should have put more thought into it!

    G x
    foxonthehunt.com

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  17. I'm with you, I think the packaging is quite pretty but the actual products/shades themselves leave a lot to be desired!
    Maeve // Thrift O'Clock

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  18. I think the packaging is very Cinderella..I managed to pick up a few things but I think they could have done a little bit better with the colour selection. Either way, I love the collection anyways :D x

    FARFROMPERFECTIONXO

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  19. A gorgeous looking collection

    http://alishaxa.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. The collection looks gorgeous, but I think I'm too pale to pull anything off from it!

    shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. I totally get the concept, it just really doesn't appeal to me :( Hopefully the next collection will up its game!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. This collection is so pretty, but I've heard some very mixed reviews about it! :)

    Blushhx

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  23. I loved the look of this collection, but the colours just didn't do it for me. Such a shame! xx

    Eva || http://evasstudio.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. It's all so stunning I need it!

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  25. It looks very lovely but it's a bit too peachy in my opinion!

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  26. I agree with you on the packaging - I like it! It's simple but lovely. This is the range I also really want to splurge on as well. It looks wearable (so i'll get the use out of it) and..welll..I just love Cinderella haha. x

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  27. This collection looked so lovely, but the amount of effort (and cost) involved in getting it just seemed like it wasn't worth it. The packaging really does look beautiful in these photos!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  28. the powders look so gorgeous, i haven't seen the colors swatched but i love them! i really wanted to get the eyeshadow palette because it has all of the mac staples i've been eyeing but i didn't get a chance to buy it ):

    Natalie / Salt & Sail

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  29. I love this collection =] its so cute.

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. How absolutely beautiful are these products. They are so soft and pretty and truly capture the 'cinderella' feeling
    xx
    http://www.diamondsandtulips.blogspot.com.au

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  31. I'm not sure any of these light shades would suit me to be honest but I liked the look of the eyeshadow palette xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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  32. How beautiful are these products though! So pretty and girly!

    Elizabeth - http://diaryofagirl10.blogspot.co.uk/

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  33. Everything in this collection looks so pretty and wearable. However, I'm not in a desperate hurry to splurge on these products as they don't seem to be the best mac has to offer.

    Ooh La Luce | Beauty, Life, Fashion

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  34. I wish I could love the packaging but for me it's just not working ;( however the beauty powder highlighter is stunning!

    alice x | beautybyalicee | bloglovin'

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  35. Desperate to try these products but not a fan of the packaging, it's just not for me x

    http://beautyssimplicity.blogspot.co.uk/

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  36. Omg, I need that in my life! Now. Thank you for the post and beautiful photos and swatches!

    xo Nicol from
    http://nicolsview.blogspot.cz/

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  37. I love cinderella and the packaging so much so it makes up for the fact that it doesnt show up on my skin aha check out my blog : confessionsofamakeupholicblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  38. I am not a fan of the collection at all. When I saw it online I was really excited, but decided to go in store to swatch, and I am glad I did. The face powders were a huge disappointment, and the ones I was looking forward to most... Sigh, luckily, Bao Bao Wan and Julia Petit made up for it!

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  39. I love the way you take your pictures! OBSESSED with this packaging!
    -Lauren (http://fineandflawed.blogspot.com)

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  40. Your pictures of these are great! I desperately wanted something from the Cinderella collection but so many people have been not so sure of it all! I have really pale skin so this should suit me but I'm not sure reading all the reviews! Lippie looks good though! cottonandcandie xx

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  41. Aww I actually love the packaging. Perfect for Cinderella/Disney! I wish I got my hands on some of it.

    DiagonSally

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