mac girls collection review top1Howdy, MAC Girls!

Hmm… Looks like a few palettes are missing from the new MAC Girls collection. (Coming soon! August 3rd!)

I see a Rockin’ Rebel, a Fashion Fanatic and a Mischief Minx…but where’s Feline Friend? Or Pooped Parent? Or Nutella Nut? Methinks MAC missed an opportunity. Those would have spoken to many real life MAC Girls.

mac girls collectionHey, girls, haaaaay!

Which MAC girl are you?

MAC’s limited edition MAC Girls collection contains six $39.50 palettes, each with eight eyeshadows and a big pan of highlighter. Every palette has a different personality. There’s Rockin’ Rebel, which is the one I’m wearing today, with blues, greens and golds. Mischief Minx, a.k.a. “the warm palette,” keeps cozy with toasty tones of orange, gold and brown. Fashion Fanatic flirts with bright berries, purples and pinks. Basic Bitch — the smokey palette — is a bad-@ss bevy of cool grays, purples and silvers. In Prissy Princess, pinks, grays, browns and taupes reign supreme. And Power Hungry is the only palette in the release that doesn’t have an alliterative name…and it’s bugging me because I can’t think of a catchy pun that starts with “P.” It’s the palette with neutral beiges, browns and bronze.

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A couple things are jumping out at me. Like, I can’t remember the last time MAC released a collection that was exclusively comprised of palettes. Can you? Because their palettes are usually just one component of a larger launch, like they usually do for holiday. So that’s cool (and weird!).

mac rockin rebelI’m about as rebellious as a slice of cheese…but I’d still wear Rockin’ Rebel.

Shadow formulas I’ve never seen before

In Rockin’ Rebel, there’s a Foil, something called a Satin Shine, a Creamy Matte and another formula called Opalescent. Wha?!

So, yeah, lots of newness happening here, and I’m kinda shook!

mac rockin rebel swatchesYou’re such a rebel!

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Pleasantly pleased

Run a finger across a pan and, ooh! — the shadows are so much softer than usual for a MAC LE palette. If you’re a true MAC girl, you know that the LE palettes that are only on shelves for a hot second don’t usually feel or perform as well as the O.G. palettes in the permanent line, but the shadows in Rockin’ Rebel, for one, feel just as silky as usual.

mac rockin rebel k sideWouldn’t it be funny to walk around lookin’ like this all the time? That’s MAC Fleur Power Blush on my cheeks, by the way.

When I did my eyes today with Rockin’ Rebel, I kept expecting to have to resort to tomfoolery or shenanigans to get the shadows to show up and blend together, but nuh-uh. Nothing tripped me up. The only thing I noticed was a bit of fallout from the Foils, which have large grains of glitter, but I expected that, so no big deal.

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mac rockin rebel k downWhen you’re feelin’ Rockin’ Rebel eyeshadow in your camo hat…

Four hours into this blue/green/gray look, with the eyeshadows layered on top of my trusty NARS Pro-Prime, the shadows showed no signs of disappearing into a crease or moving into that mysterious dimension where shadows disappear…save for a few flecks of glitter that found their way into my brows.

mac rockin' rebel kI’m wearing MAC Soar Lip Pencil and MAC Patisserie Lipstick

I can’t wait to dig into the other palettes, but so far, Rockin’ Rebel, at least, is a “go.” ?

Where you can meet the Girls

All six of the MAC Girls will be chillin’ for a limited time at select MAC counters and the MAC website starting August 3rd. Get ready to rock!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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