Wednesday, December 23, 2009

MAC: Love Lace

I finally managed to hit the mall and check out MAC's latest offering Love Lace. This collection is a bit like the anniversary of Chill, which also featured cool tones and frosty finishes.

Love Lace centers around blues and mauves - from the collection I managed to haul the following:

Left to right, top to bottom: Love Lace and Hypnotizing eye shadow, Sense of Style Kohl Power eye pencil, Intricate lipstick, Icescape and Utterly Discreet lipglass

Left to right: Hypnotizing and Love Lace eye shadow, Intricate lipstick, Sense of Style Kohl Power pencil, Icescape and Utterly Discreet Lipglass

Love Lace ($17.50 CA/14.50 US) is greyed out mid tone blue and is well pigmented.  It's a veluxe pearl finish, and is a fairly unique colour for MAC.  Hypnotizing is a warm mauve with a hint of grey, it's a frost finish and it's colour payoff is good but not as intense as Love Lace.

Sense of Style Kohl Power pencil ($17.50 CA/14.50 US) is a gorgeous deep black with navy blue pearl.  Kohl Power pencils are excellent for lining the waterline and great for creating quick and easy sexy, smudgy eyes.

Intricate lipstick ($16.50 CA/14.00 US) is a very sheer beigey mauve.  It is a frost finish, but seems to me more like a glaze in how sheer it is.  Personally, I think it is very pretty and works well at making pigmented lips paler, or as a highlight on top of other neutral/pink lipsticks.

Icescape lipgloss ($16.50 CA/14.00 US) is a pale milky pink with pink pearl - it is a repromote from the Chill collection.  Utterly Discreet is a mauvey brown with tiny purple shimmer.  Both lipglasses are very sheer and would work well over most lipsticks.

General Comments

I'm liking this collection more than I thought I would - it has a few shades that aren't easily dupeable - namely Love Lace, Hypnotizing and Sense of Style.  The colour palette is nice because you could use it numerous ways - you could go cool neutrals and stick to the mauvey browns (Hypnotizing, Intricate and Utterly Discreet), do a night look using smokey blues (Love Lace and Sense of Style), or a mix of cool neutrals with a hint of blue.

I also wanted to purchase Light Affair nail polish and Suave Intentions eye shadow, but they were sold out in both stores!  They are still available online.

Must Haves

Sense of Style Kohl Power Pencil is my only "must have" pick from this collection.  It has a gorgeous deep blue sheen to it that isn't really picked up in the photo.  My second "good to have" pick is Love Lace because of the uniqueness of the colour.

Stay tuned for ETOD's!


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