The MAC x Zac Posen collection launches online soon, and these couture-inspired pieces with their clean and simple designs remind me a lot of the MAC x Brooke Shields release!
Each piece is made from grey plastic or metal and is squared (except for the mascara). The plastic has a matte finish as does the metal. There is a gold Zac Posen wordmark on every piece too.
Eyeshadow x 6 Eye Z You – $52 CAD/$43.50 USD
Preferred Blond – warm greige (matte)
Performance Art – soft lilac w/ multi-pearl (veluxe pearl)
Palatable – deep frost-grey (satin)
Phloof! – frosted off-white (frost)
After Dusk – deep lilac (veluxe pearl)
Mauve Over – soft mid-tone mauve (veluxe pearl)
This small compact is perfect to throw in your purse or desk because it has a mirror and a nice applicator brush. And since there is a neutral matte, you will always have a nice transition shade!
The shades are a bit sheer and I had to swatch them fairly heavily. The bottom row definitely performs better than the top, although I do love that top matte shade.
Zoom Lash Mascara – $21.50 CAD/$18 USD
Zoomblack – rich black
Wearing all shades from the palette except for the last two in the top row. Everything is really soft and pretty and blends out nicely. The mascara is kind of a miss for me though, a bit clumpy.
The deepest shade, Mauve Over, is very light but adds nice dimension.
Powder Blush (duo) – $34 CAD/$29 USD
Haute Contour – matte neutral brown/pink coral with pearl
The good: I LOVE the texture of the bronzer shade the blush is really pretty!
The meh: The bronze shade is a bit orange and I would much prefer an even 50/50 split of the shades.
I had to swatch these 3x to show up, which is good for the bronze shade since you don’t want it to be too harsh. When mixed together, the blush adds a slight gold shimmer to the bronze.
Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder – $32.50 CAD/$27 USD
Transparent pressed powder
Wearing the Finishing Powder to set my foundation, I was able to wear this look ALL DAY without much fading. I wore a concentrated amount of the Haute Contour bronze shade in the hollows of my cheekbones and used a small brush to apply the blush shade on my cheeks.
The lipsticks are packaged in matte-finish gunmetal grey square lipstick packaging with burnished gold tubes. The metal tends to show fingerprints but the finish is pretty awesome.
Darling Clementine – bright orange (matte)
This shade is GORGEOUS. It is one of the more matte MAC mattes I’ve had in a while and it feels great on the lips. This is smooth and heavily pigmented.
Don’t be scared of orange lipstick, guys, because this one is PERFECT!
Dangerously Red – blue fuchsia (matte)
Although this is described as a matte, the finish really reminds me of MAC’s satin formula.
The shade reminds me a lot of MAC’s LE shade Moxie, only this is a bit deeper and not as matte. It leaves a really pretty berry stain behind and wears well for hours and hours.
This is only a 1x swatch each. Both are insanely pigmented, smooth and don’t feather (little slip).
I definitely love this collection, and of all the pieces I would wholeheartedly recommend the lipsticks! The blush duo is nice but may be better suited for someone with a warmer skintone.
WILL YOU BE PICKING ANYTHING UP FROM THIS COLLECTION?
The Zac Posen collection launches in stores Feb 25 (and online Feb 18… I think).