After I swore I would skip this collection, the packaging just pulled me back in! The MAC Cosmetics Toledo collection has some very bold limited edition designs, white with rubberized trim. Most of the items I picked up are already sold out online, but a lot of MAC counters still have stock left!
CHLORAFILL Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner – a bright neon lime green with pearl accents.
This is very pigmented and smooth, it goes on opaque within the first stroke and is pretty much waterproof (it took some scrubbing to get the swatch off my hand).
Photographed with a flash to show the pearl shimmer.
The best way to wear this is as a thick eyeliner or shadow over a black tightlined lash. Without the black accent on the lashline this looks a bit odd.
Most liners that have shimmer tend to accentuate lines and wrinkles, but this formula smoothed out my skin.
The ombre blushes from this are worth the price of admission just for the packaging alone. It comes in a white decorated case with rubberized edges.
In the pan, KINDERGARTEN RED Ombre Blush is a gorgeous crimson to pink nude transition.
Unfortunately, this took a bit of wortk to swatch as it can be chalky. Swatched the crimson, the nude then blended together (left to right).
OXBLOOD is a matte lipstick is a midtone peachy nude.
This was the lipstick that sold out online in minutes, probably because it was the only shade from the collection that wasn’t a basic red.
The shade reminds me of Cozy Up from Apres Chic (Dec 2012) only more peach less brown. It has also been compared to Naked Proof (review here).
The matte formula on this is actually a lot less creamy than typical MAC mattes, in a good way. It isn’t too drying and it is totally opaque and like velvet.
Wearing Kindergarten Red blush and Oxblood lipstick. I had to rub my brush firmly into the blush to get this faint colour payoff, but the shade is really quite nice.
Also wearing MAC Veluxe Brow liner in Brunette, Essence How to Make Bright Eyes shadow palette.
Did you pick up anything from the MAC Toledo collection?