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Saturday, March 07, 2015

MAC Toledo Collection

MAC Toledo Collection
MAC Toledo Collection

I missed out on the MAC Cinderella Collection, by the time the email came through saying it was online it had sold out. This happens far too often and is the main reason I haven't been purchasing from the site as of late. Hopefully the Cinderella Collection will go onto Selfridges etc soon but until then let me share my thoughts on my latest purchases from the MAC Toledo Collection. Just look at the packaging - isn't it one of MAC's better offerings aesthetically as of late?

MAC Toledo Collection
MAC Toledo Collection
MAC Toledo Collection
MAC Toledo Collection
MAC Toledo Collection

MAC Toledo Ripe Peach Blush £25 (blush has sold out online everywhere)
I was so excited to see MAC Ripe Peach re-launched, I did own the original back when it launched a good few years ago and used it until it all but crumbled. The bright, coral peachy overall tone of this blush is so flattering and easy to wear on the majority of skin tones which is part of the reason why it is so coveted. As you can see MAC Ripe Peach is an ombre blush with gradient tones of yellow, peach and bright pink which you can somewhat use individually or swirl together to form a bright, punchy coral blush. I've had a quick glance on Google images and through my own archives and it seems that MAC Ripe Peach Blush is exactly the same tones as it was the first time around but the formula is terrible. Obviously other than an old review I don't have much to compare this to but the texture is so dry, weakly pigmented and a nightmare to apply. I have a fairly light complexion and find I have to apply this blush in layers to achieve the coral flush I so desire. That is the least of my worries, the drier texture clings to my skin, creating dry areas that don't really exist and looks ashen, there is also the shimmer particles (which I don't recall from before) that settle into my pores. I am so disappointed. Perhaps I have a dud but at £25 I am less than pleased.

MAC Toledo Collection
MAC Toledo Collection
MAC Toledo Collection
MAC Toledo Collection

MAC Toledo Lipsticks in Oxblood and Barbecue £17 each via Debenhams - link
Unlike the above blush the MAC Toledo blushes are worth the splurge, the formulation is as close to perfect for matte lipstick as I have experienced and the two shades I have are beyond wearable. Yes they are matte but they slick onto the lips with such ease, feel comfortable and are not as drying as you'd expect. Don't get me wrong with continued use they do leave the lips feeling a little parched but they don't create flaky, chapped lips - essentially nothing a quick lip balm won't remedy. As the MAC Toledo Lipsticks are matte they wear exceptionally well around 4 hours per application and that includes eating and drinking. I will be the first to say £17 is not cheap for a lipstick but regular wearers of matte lipstick are going to want to add at least one of the six shades to their collection. I have Oxblood which is a a deep, brown toned nude with a yellow undertone - perfect for creating the illusion of larger lips or taping into the 90's brown lipstick vibe. I also went out on a whim and purchased Barbecue which is a little out of my comfort zone - a bright, neutral toned orange come red that will be perfect for the upcoming Summer. I will hopefully team this with a tan but then again that is wishful thinking.

Forget MAC Cinderella this is the best collection MAC have launched this side of 2015!


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40 comments:

  1. Oh wow, the only thing I really wanted from the collection that I missed out on was that blush but now I don't feel so bad by that formula! The Oxblood lipstick is such a pretty shade too.

    lizzyxfresh.blogspot.com

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    1. I know but The blush looks so beautiful!


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  2. Ah the packaging is perfect. I need that blush!

    Kirsty | www.kirsty.ws

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  3. I love the packing! It's a same the blush didn't live up to your expectations but those lipsticks are absolutely beautiful!

    www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. that blusher is RIDICULOUSLY like that Essence blusher you love!?! stick with that haha :) x

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  5. I missed out on the Cinderella collection too! As soon as I saw the photo of the blush I was excited, it's a shame about the formulation though.

    UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  6. I love the whole collection! There's something about ombre blushes that makes them totally irresistible, but I'm so sorry to hear that it didn't work out for you. At least the lipsticks were awesome, right?!

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  7. Barbecue is a gorgeous brown, and the packaging is so much than the Cinderella collection!

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

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  8. Those colors are just brilliant :) the ombre blushes are tempting and the packaging is weirdly cute. :)

    maireem.blogspot.com

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  9. I adore the Barbeque lipstick! And the name is fab too!

    I missed out on the Cinderella collection as well, I wish they'd send out those emails 5-10 minutes before a collection was released as I never get them in time.

    Lucie x

    www.hummingbirdandtherose.com

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  10. Eeks! These look beautiful! I also love the packaging! Lilly xx http://alittlelilly.blogspot.com/

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  11. I am in love with this packaging, mac really have got it right this time! Think I will look to purchase this blush, looks gorgeous x
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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  12. I am so jealous of you for having the blush! I miiiiiiiight still give in to my lemmings and get it... but for now I'm sticking to Barbecue, Venus Red, Vinyl and Moodyblu. (why am I complaining again?)

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  13. It's crazy how fast things sell out. I love the color of the Oxblood from Toledo. It's stunning. I love matte colors.

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  14. i'm so gutted that the blusher has sold out, it looks stunning!

    love katy @ THE RAWRDROBE ♡

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  15. That blusher is stunning, it's a shame that you didn't like it and a shame that it is sold out everywhere because I'd like it just to stare at x

    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Everything looks great but it's nothing 'mindblowing' to me. MAC never seems to wow me with their limited editions..

    womanouk.com

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  17. I really wanted to get my hands on Oxblood but it's sold out everywhere! I think I need to hunt it down now! x

    FARFROMPERFECTIONXO

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  18. I love the packaging of this collection! I wan't some of the blushes but it's not good to hear the formula is crap! Xx
    OliviaCheryl.com

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  19. The blush looks absolutely amazing but it's a pity it isn't great xx


    Laura | lauraslittleloves

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  20. This is by far my favourite packaging from any of the Mac collections x

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  21. I am in love with the ombre effect of the blush, if only the formula matched up to its beauty. The lipstick shades are drop dead gorgeous though, and look super pigmented.

    Ooh La Luce | Beauty, Life, Fashion

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  22. The blush looks so beautiful, but the formula sounds terrible - such a shame!! xx

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  23. I want those lipsticks so bad! xx

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

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  24. I have the ripe peach blush from the first time around. It's lovely. In store I swatched the new one and no matter what I did it wouldn't swatch. I was like it had a plastic film on. So weird and all the three colours were the same.

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  25. I have the ripe peach blush from the first time around. It's lovely. In store I swatched the new one and no matter what I did it wouldn't swatch. I was like it had a plastic film on. So weird and all the three colours were the same.

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  26. That blush has to be one of the prettiest things I've seen released in quite a while. It's a shame the product itself is not that great, but those colours are just so pretty!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  27. The blush looks sooo pretty but the Oxblood lipstick just caught my eye!

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  28. I'm not personally a fan of the packaging but that might just be because I'm not a fan of white packaging in general. I love the look of the ombre blusher but it's no good if you can't apply it, especially when it costs £25 x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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  29. Honestly I really wasn't in love with this new collection only because it had colours that were too bright for my liking. The products you picked out would be the ones i'd buy out of the range though. 'Oxblood' looks like such a great colour and i'm struggling to get my hands on it because it's sold out everywhere haha. Great reviews, has made me a little more positive on this collection. Holly x

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  30. The ombre effect of the blush looks amazing! x

    Hey Divs

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  31. Love the packaging on this one! The bright and vibrant colours are right up my street.

    jenna | Jenna Loves Beauty

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  32. This is the most adorable packaging I have ever seen and look at that blush, it is to die for
    xx
    http://diamondsandtulips.blogspot.com.au

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  33. Such a great collection! I love that the blush is in ombre. Too bad that it's too dry

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  34. That blusher looks amazing! Can't stop staring at it.

    xx
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  35. I haven't even been waiting for the MAC Cindarella, I knew that it's going to be sold out in 5 minutes haha! The first thing that I saw in your post is the blush. OH MY GOD! I need to have it!
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  36. That blush looks quite similar to one by Essence except the Essence one is more pinky toned :) x

    Brenda BusyBee | Bella & Bear Professional 15 Piece Makeup Brush Set Giveaway

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  37. A wee bit gutted I missed out on this blush as the tones are just dreamy! <3

    Adore the packaging of this MAC collection, much cooler than the sugary sweet cutesy style of some others.

    Nic x
    StrawberryBlondeBeauty

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