Monday, September 28, 2009

MAC Style Black Collection - Haul and Swatches

Hi Bellas!

On Thursday I checked out the MAC style black collection. I really liked it! Finally something different! I picked up quite a few items. The collection may seem a bit intimidating to some, but a lot of these colors are very wearable if you layer them with other products. And for those of you who have a flair for the dramatic, this is for you!

Check out my video haul and mini review!


Here are the swatches! I forgot to swatch Penultimate Liquid liner but it's a typical pen liquid liner that goes on black.


Out of the two black lipsticks, I picked up the creamsheen since I don't use my matteens very often. I didn't have a black lippie in my collection unless you count my OCC black lip tar. You can wear this as a base for another lipstick to give intense color or even go for a goth halloween look. Not a must have though.


I love when MAC comes out with new products like this Greasepaint stick. It's a lot of fun to work with...it's like a shadestick but a lot more intense. I like the color on this one, it's a deep purple with like shimmer. Use this under the mineral eyeshadows for a pop of color.


Out of the glimmerglasses I picked up 2 of the 3. The one on the left, Blackware, would look super chic over a plum colored lipstick to dress it up a bit. The one on the right looks amazing over a red lipstick. Check out my video to see what it looks like. On their own they just look like a gray gloss so these are better paired over another product.


These Mineralized Eyeshadows were a pleasant surprise in the collection. They are intensely pigmented and give an intense glitter effect. I kind of want to go back for the other 2 colors I didn't get!


Cream colour bases can be used in many ways. If you use this as an eye base, make sure to wear another base underneath because these do oil up.


The final look! This is my RockStar smudgy, messy look...it's supposed to be the "I don't care cuz I'm cool look, lol". It's a pretty effortless look that takes 10 minutes to do for the entire face. FYI, I wore this look the entire day and noticed that the greasepaint stick does smear on its own...so it's best to wear a base with it.





Here's What I Used (All MAC unless otherwise specified):

FACE
-Jan Marini moisturizer and face products
-L'Oreal True Match foundation
-MSF Natural Med Dark
-Brown/Pink Blush from Graftobian Warm Blush Palette

EYES
-Greasepaint Stick
-Young Punk MES
-Texture e/s
-Vanilla e/s
-Anastasia Mascara

LIPS
-Florabundance lipglass

Atlanta Makeup Artist

9 comments:

PrettyNiik said...

I WENT TO MAC && SPENT ALMOST $300... [OMG] FOR THIS BLACK COMMECTION... I LOVE IT. THANX FOR ALL THE VIDS RENREN LOVE YA GIRL...
@PRETTYNIIK

Becky (everyday makeup) said...

awesome swatches. I saw the collection at my local mac counter and yeah it does look kinda intimidating.

you look good as always ren!

Elle Bang said...

I was wondering where to find the hi lighting powder you use from Graftobian--on the Club look on Joy, also you mentioned something about being able to get a 25% discount. Please email me if you have time elle.ellebang@gmail.com

Thanks!

elle

Le Midget said...

I love some of those eyeshadows. So shimmery and bright!

Product Junkie Diva said...

Hey Ren
The colors look great on you!
PJd

Cabyness said...

Niceee! :) I wonder when it comes out here.

Sofee said...

love the look...I went to mac last weekend and this collection didnt grab my attention maybe cuz I hardly do smokey looks..but i love how gorgeous the e/s look:D

Amina said...

I looove the collection too! great haul!

ENGirl said...

I bought the bat black cream color base and layer it under the gilt by association and it looks insane... I really love this collection and am thinking about going back to get more... love your blog by the way... you're so talented!