MAC Cosmetics x Zac Posen collection review

MAC Cosmetics x Zac Posen collection review

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!

MAC Cosmetics Zac Posen collection square packaging

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.

MAC Cosmetics Zac Posen collection Eye Z You Eyeshadow Palette

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)

MAC Cosmetics Zac Posen collection EyeZYou eyeshadow 6
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!

MAC Cosmetics Zac Posen collection Eye Z You Eyeshadow Palette swatch
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.

MAC Cosmetics Zac Posen collection Zoom Lash mascar
Zoom Lash Mascara – $21.50 CAD/$18 USD
Zoomblack – rich black

MAC Cosmetics Zac Posen collection Eye Z You Eyeshadow Palette look 1
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.

MAC Cosmetics Zac Posen collection Eye Z You Eyeshadow Palette look 2

The deepest shade, Mauve Over, is very light but adds nice dimension.

MAC Cosmetics Zac Posen collection Haute Contour blush duo
Powder Blush (duo) – $34 CAD/$29 USD
Haute Contour – matte neutral brown/pink coral with pearl

MAC Cosmetics Zac Posen collection Haute Contour blush duo review
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.

MAC Cosmetics Zac Posen collection Haute Contour blush duo swatch

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.

MAC Cosmetics Zac Posen collection Prep Prime Transparent Setting Powder

Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder – $32.50 CAD/$27 USD
Transparent pressed powder

MAC Cosmetics Zac Posen collection Haute Contour blush duo fair skin pale

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.

MAC Cosmetics Zac Posen collection lipstick

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.

MAC Cosmetics Zac Posen collection Darling Clementine lipstick
Darling Clementine – bright orange (matte)

MAC Cosmetics Zac Posen collection Darling Clementine lipstick swatch
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.

MAC Cosmetics Zac Posen collection Eye Z you eyeshadow look Darling Clementin
Don’t be scared of orange lipstick, guys, because this one is PERFECT!

MAC Cosmetics Zac Posen collection Dangerously Red lipstick

Dangerously Red – blue fuchsia (matte)

MAC Cosmetics Zac Posen collection Dangerously Red lipstick swatch
Although this is described as a matte, the finish really reminds me of MAC’s satin formula.

MAC Cosmetics Zac Posen collection Dangerously Red lipstick look
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.

MAC Cosmetics Zac Posen collection Darling Clementine Dangerously Red lipstick swatch

This is only a 1x swatch each. Both are insanely pigmented, smooth and don’t feather (little slip).

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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).

*Press samples

 

  • Rica Bargo Francia

    OMG! You’re so lucky! I wanted those items too from Zac Posen collection! I can’t wait to get them here in Hong Kong! 🙂

  • That orange!! What a stunner.

  • Marijana Šimić

    wonderful!

  • I love the packaging on this collection. Very simple and elegant (and the colour is doing wonders too). I looove those two lipsticks. My god the colour on them! STUNNING.

  • I’m not won over by the packaging, but I really love the clementine lipstick! It’s rare to find such a nice shade of orange! That’s probably the only thing I’d go for in the range. Thanks for sharing though 🙂

    http://www.lindseyginge.com

  • Rica Bargo Francia

    Julie, is the bronzer duo similar to the Toledo blushes when it comes to being a powder? Because I didn’t like the Toledo powders so I’m thinking if it’s the same.. Boohoo for the palette, I was looking forward to the palette but seeing it’s sheer, maybe not.

    • The Toledo powders were really dry, this one is way better. Not as buttery as say KVD or NARS but way better than those ombres.

  • Ahh, I’m so jealous that you got to test this palette out. I’m absolutely dying to get that eyeshadow palette; I love when eyeshadows are more sheer, and those colours are absolutely gorgeous. Of all the Mac releases I’ve seen in recent years, this has to be one of my favourites (but I also love Zac Posen, sooo). Enjoy playing around with them!

    Katherine || The Green Bows

  • I really like the packaging on this! Nothing really calls out to me, but that blush shade is super pretty!