Friday, September 26, 2008

MAC Haul: Creamsheen and Suite Array Collections

Hi Bellas,

Yesterday was another big day at MAC--the release of two new collections Creamsheen and Suite Array. I almost forgot but luckily I have a MAC store two minutes away from my job. I stopped by after work to pick up some items.

Check out my haul video!


While I was there I picked up cleansing tips and post haste e/s. The cleansing tips are great for touching up eyeshadow or liner. I keep them in my kit because it's quicker to unwrap the pre-moistened makeup remover swabs then having to break out the makeup cleaner and q-tips. I had to get post haste e/s before it was discontinued. It just jumped on to the Goodbye list on the MAC site. I've been lemming a bright pink e/s for a while!

***correction, I mislabeled this eyeshadow. This is Post Haste e/s not Passionate.




Creamsheen
In terms of the new collections, let's start with Creamsheen. I love these lipsticks. It's a new lipstick finish from MAC. I'd describe it as a lipstick with a wet, dewy finish. They remind me of amplified creams in texture since they're very smooth and moisturizing. They have 12 colors which are all amazing. I picked up 4 on this trip. They didn't have creme de nude which was on my list. I'll have to go back for that one. I had also received fanfare in advance so in total I have 5 creamsheen lipsticks.


Sorry I forgot to swatch fanfare! But it's a pretty pink color.


Brave Red: This is a great color for those wanting to try a red lip. It's a nice deep red tone. When I first starting wearing red lipstick I remember having to wear it with gloss to make myself feel more comfortable. With this lipstick it already has the dewy look so you can jump right in!
Modesty: On my skin tone and lip color, this made a great neutral, everyday lip. Sometimes I have problems with lipsticks looking too pink and pasty on me, but this one was just right.
Party Line: This is a great plum color...perfect for the fall and for my clients that want a little more color than the average pink or nude.
Hang Up: The swatch doesn't do this justice. This is the darkest color of the 12 lipsticks in the collection. It looks darker in the tube but swatches to a beautiful wine tone. I've been trying to acquire more plums and berries to my collection and this is a great one to have.
Fanfare: This is a true pink color. On me I felt it was a little too pink...I would need to use it with a lipliner. But on others I can see it looking beautiful. This is going in the kit!

Suite Array
This collection had a combination of new Pearl Glide eyeliners and eyeshadow suites.

Let me start of with the eyeliners...these are amazing! I love how the color goes on creamy and smooth but it doesn't have and smear as much as kohls! For example, I just wore Mystery Kohl Power on my lower lashline this weekend and it looked crazy after an hour! And my eyelids aren't even oily! These new Pearl Glide offer the benefits of being creamy smooth like kohls, but have more staying power to boot. The pencils also all have a metallic sheen as well. My favorites are Raven and Fly-By-Blu because these colors look especially rich in person.



These swatches don't do the colors justice. They're more vibrant in person.



Last we have the eyeshadow suites. The packaging looks just like the brow shaders that are about to be discontinued. Two colors come in the pan...one light and one dark. The light side is twice as large as the darker side. The colors in this suite are very complimentary to each other...one could definitely be the lid color and the other the outer v/crease color.

However...these shadows were so sheer! Booooo. I spent a good 15 minutes swatching these multiple times to make sure I wasn't going crazy. But nope, they were pretty sheer. What a disappointment. Only two out of the eight duos swatched halfway decent on me. Have you guys run into the same problem? The two most pigmented were Smoke & Ash and Counterparts. I didn't pick up Counterparts because I don't see myself wearing that salmon pink and forest green combo often...it would probably sit unused in the back of my tupperware drawers.

Instead, I picked up blue zone. The lilac side of this duo is really sheer but I couldn't pass up the pretty cobalt shade. The Smoke & Ash duo is pretty standard-sparkley silver and black for a smoky eye. However, I got this for convenience purposes. Just throw this tiny duo in your purse or kit and you have an instant smokey eye kit.





In sum, I loved the Creamsheens. I pray they make these permanent. What a great finish! The liners are also awesome but the eyeshadows are sucky poo.

Like always, I'll be doing a video tutorial using these new products soon. Any particular looks you want to see?

Till next time, Ciao Bellas!

Atlanta Makeup Artist

20 comments:

Gee said...

Nice Haul!

I'm not too interested in these collections...I think I'm MAC-ed out for now lol

Those lipsticks do look tempting though!

Askmewhats said...

girl girl girl! i am so jealous of your haul!!! they all look lovely and I am sure you can pull off a great look with those!!!

Amina said...

great haul!!
I want Rave :)
Like askmewhats, i am jealous of your haul..can we share? lol

congrats also on your recent winnings from a contest

slvrlips said...

Hey RenRenm
Nice haul, I'm not too excited about these collections but I want to look at the liners. I'm really into colored liner on the waterline right now!
Thanks for sharing :)

Wes said...

I wanted to know if you wear makeup on a daily basis? to work? If so, please share your routine!

mina said...

Nice haul! I love those pencils.

Product Junkie Diva said...

WOW your eyeshadow looks awesome Ren.
PJD

Monique said...

Honestly, I too am very MACed out and have ventured into some other product lines. Bobbi Brown has a FANTASTIC new collection of subtle metalic shades. They are GORGE! Check them out. Also, the MAC shadows from this collection are AWFUL. You are not the only one who noted they were too sheer. If you want a cool alternative eyeshadow alternative to these I'd say check out Kat Von D's duos on Sephora.com. They are WAY more pigmented and are very portable. Try something new guys!!!

Vanessa said...

Lovely haul sis! Those will look great on you!

jeSmakeup said...

i wish i can afford MAC... the colors r well pigmented and very nice! you're sooOo lucky!

Aleca said...

love to see a smokey eye with pink... :)

Mary said...

I'm super excited for the liners, but I've heard mixed review for the suite array shadows...I'll just have to try them out myself..thanks for the review..I love the creamsheen lippies...gonna get me some

Beauty is Androgynous said...

i just got the teal one shallow v deep or something like that.

I agree the swatches came out really sheer...
I haven't used it for a look though so we'll see how it delivers. Plus I always wear a base so I think that would make it look better.

An Indian's makeup musings said...

The eyeliners were my most favorite!

Mac It Pink said...

hey ren!! great haul. I saw on specktra.net that the cremesheens will be perm. I also looked on the mac website and there is no sign of the dreaded "triangle of death" yay! They also didn't have creme d'nude at the store i went to..weird..
I do agree that the suite array shadows were a bit of a disappointment. :(

Couture Carrie said...

Party Line and Bank Roll look awesome!
Love the names too - wouldn't that be a fun job, naming cosmetic shades?
Nice roundup - thanks for doing this!

xoxox,
CC

Nic Nic said...

i want MAC!! lol

great MAC haul. the lipsticks looks pretty, and so does the eye shadows...

Mischo Beauty said...

I must have "bank roll" & "fly-by-blu" eyeliners! Thxs for this. :)

PinkPoutBaby said...

Hi RenRen! i was wondering if you could swatch both post haste and passionate if you have both. I'm having a really hard time deciding which one to get because the MAC website swatches are so unreliable! lol!! Thanks =)

S. Nicole said...

Great blog! I love all the eyeshadow colors and lipsticks!!!!

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