MAC’s most recent collaboration has been very much anticipated. This collaboration with couture fashion designer Giambattista Valli features 5 stunning lipsticks in gorgeous packaging. It also features the Crystal Glaze Glass to transform any lip look into more of a crystal/sheen finish.
This collection is all about couture, high-fashion, with floral elegance. It’s very sleek and sophisticated, and has a range of 5 “timeless” colours. There’s a big emphasis on florals with Giambattista Valli’s focus on what makes a “Valli Girl” (which you can read on the MAC website!) Valli apparently wanted to be a florist, which really inspires the floral emphasis and styling of this gorgeous collection.
The lipstick colours in this collection are timeless yet transformative, with a shade to fit nearly every personality and style.
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- “Bianca B” – a pale, white-pink with a matte finish. Personally, I think this colour looks gorgeous in the tube, but not so much on the lips. It’s very pale and chalky, and incredibly hard to wear. On it’s own, not so great. However, this would be a great colour to use for an ombre lip, or to mix with a darker shade!
- “Margherita” – a yellow toned, bright peach with a matte finish. This colour seems to look different on everyone. On some skins, it seems to look like more of a pinky-peach. On paler skins, you see more of a yellow-orange tone. It’s a beautiful, bright, pigmented shade that glides on the lips. This colour is so great for summer!
- “Tats” – a bright, hot pink with a fuschia undertone. I personally think it’s a bit more of a satin/demi-matte finish. It’s a stunning lipstick, and will look amazing on all skin tones!
- “Charlotte” – a bright, medium red with rather subtle cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. This is a gorgeous, classic red. If you’re looking for that perfect, cool-toned red, this is one is a must-have! While it’s described as having a matte finish, I also think this one is more of a semi-matte finish.
- “Eugenie” – a dark cherry with blue undertones and a matte finish. It’s a really pretty deep wine shade, and again has more of a semi-matte finish than a classic matte. I see this as a deeper version of “Fashion Revival”.
The packaging was the reason I couldn’t resist – gorgeous sleek, matte packaging with the outer package shade matching the lipstick colour inside. The box it comes in is just as gorgeous. It’s covered in beautiful white flowers with minimalist font – 2 of my favourite things!
While I would have liked the entire collection simply because they would make beautiful additions to my makeup collection, I’ve been trying really hard to be more restrictive with my spending. I picked up the 3 that I absolutely loved – Charlotte, Tats, and Margherita.