Not since MAC’s Marilyn Monroe collection have I been this…
The MAC Cosmetics “Future MAC” collection brings us to a time filled with space travel and luminous looks.
Beauty moves at the speed of life. Let your future flourish as we charge ahead into the next generation of hyper-luminous Mineralize products.
Have you ever seen such a beautiful MAC powder before? As soon as I saw the press photos for Otherearthly, I knew I had to have it. Mineralize Skinfinishes are very, very luxurious made with 77 different minerals. MSFs are generally for highlighting and to add a dewy glow to your skin (not to be confused with Mineralize Skinfinish Natural which has a bit less of a shimmer and more just subtle luminosity).
Otherearthly has three waves of colour: silver, rose and bronze. It’s slow-baked and really soft. You can wear this swirled together for a dimensional, shimmery radiant finish or use each colour solo on the eyes, cheekbones, collarbone or really anywhere.
The silver shade is a very neutral/cool silver. Unlike Mineralize shadows, this is a bit softer and doesn’t kick up any fall-out. (And yes, I did dig down a little bit on this one to see if the silver was all the way through and YES it goes all the way!)
The metallic rose shade has a shifty pink to peach duochrome quality to it that would make a gorgeous warm pink highlight.
The bronze is very close to a warm gold, just a bit deeper. This is so smooth and buttery too, a great highlight for more tanned skintones or perfect on the lid for a pop of shimmer.
Swatched 2x each, no shimmery fallout and no powdery residue. This is one of the best MSFs I own now (and I own A LOT).
I swirled together all 3 shades for on the cheeks, you can see the warmth from the bronze shade and the hint of shifty peachy pink from the metallic rose. The silver comes out a bit more in the light in the form of sporadic sparkle! I concentrated just the silver on the top of my cheekbones. And that lipstick shade… well that’s what’s up next!
Also wearing Too Faced PB & J palette.
That shade in the look above is Ionized, one of the Mineralize Rich lipsticks from the collection. If you aren’t familiar with the formula, it’s very lightweight, hydrating and nourishing. Shades range from sheer to translucent and often have a hint of shimmer.
The shades in Future MAC were inspired by the five elements, Ionized being the metal (metallic silver). It is quite sheer but really gives a beautiful silvery grey sheen to the lips that is very other-worldly.
Touch the Earth is a light wood brown, a repromote from prior collections. I actually received this one in a MAC sale charity bag last year.
It’s not as sheer as Iodized and it feels great on the lips. The colour isn’t exactly flattering on my NW15 skintone, but it is a great nude for people a bit darker.
Swatched, you can see how dewy these lipsticks are. They are almost like a glaze with a ton of minerals to keep your lips hydrated.
Here’s Touch the Earth on me, a bit too warm for my liking but I don’t hate it. I paired it with a really warm eye look from the Too Faced PB & J palette and a warm cheek, Becca Luminous Blush in Snapdragon.
The Future MAC collection hits stores this week in North America. Obviously I would urge you to pick up Otherearthly, especially if you’re a MAC collector. But don’t take my word for it, go swatch it for yourself!
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