When it comes to releasing new products, MAC
is like the fast and the furious. Every time I turn around, I’m back in love again with their fabulous collections of cosmetic confections.
If you’ve been saving your pennies for a rainy day…brace yourselves and put on your Wellies. Because when it rains, it pours – and MAC is about to unleash a monsoon of gorgeous makeup.
Thanks to the geniuses at MAC, April showers bring a flower-inspired collection, aptly named Rose Romance. Yours truly got a sneak peek at the products (I’ve starred the must haves below) – and trust me…a rose collection by any other brand would not look as chic.
A tradition in haute couture, an enduring Icon of Love and certainly the only flower acceptable to throw on stage at the Met or clench between teeth in a Buenos Aires tango salon, the rose remains beyond reproach. MAC creates a very modern Rose Romance, a lovely new color collection for the summer season.
Way To Love: Creamy light yellow pink
A Rose Romance: Mid-tone pink with gold pearl
Odyssey: Spiked-up plum
Virgin Kiss*: Sheer pale pink with multi-dimensional pearl
Magnetique: Frosted violet fuchsia
Steal My Heart*: Sheer bright pink with multi-dimensional pearl
See Thru Lip Colour, $14
Loving Touch: Sheer pearly light pink
Tender Tryst: Sheer pearly plum
Secret Crush*: Sheer red berry
Mutiny Clean: sky blue with gold pearl
Circa Plum*: Frosty dirty mid-tone lavender
Of Summer: Frosted light dirty mauve
Et Tu, Bouquet?*: Frosted pale pink gold
Creme de Violet: Vivid pinkish-violet flecked with gold shimmer
Silverthorn: Mid-tone gray with silver pearl
Shadowy Lady: Darkly veiled plum
Just A Pinch Gel Blush*, $18.50
Sheer gel cheek blush in a pot delivers a rosy glow of coverage for a healthy complexion. Dewy texture blends into a thin film on skin, giving low to medium transparent coverage.
Just A Pinch: Sheer red pink tint
Beauty Powder, $22
Blush of Youth: Clean pink with gold pearl
Summer Rose: Soft violet pink with pearl
Nail Lacquer, $11
Love & Friendship: Creamy dirty mid-tone lavender
Spashproof Lash, $12
Creations Hue: Dejarose, $22.50
A striking bouquet of lush Bulgarian, Turkish, and Tea Red Roses is ruffled with dewy watery and luminous green nuances. Velvety petals of exotic orchid, lily, jasmine and peony are teased with a hint of crimson red raspberry and the gentle texture of pink pepper. The interplay of light and dark woods, weathered teak contrasting with patchouli, adds to the intensity, while hypnotic incense vapors and amber crystals lend a sense of intrigue and allure to this sensuous creation.
Fix+ Rose, $17
An aqua-spritz of vitamins and minerals, infused with a Calm-the-Skin blend of green tea, Chamomile, Cucumber, topped off with the scent of 100% natural rose water. Adds radiance, finishes makeup.
Rose Romance will be available April 23rd, 2009 (North America) and May 2009 (International) at MAC stores, counters and maccosmetics.com.