MAC's new MAC Me Over! is a HUGE new collection that was released on August 25th. Proving once again that MAC is the hippest company when it comes to marketing ideas, this collection came about after MAC launched an online search asking regular people to tell them why they deserved to be one of the new faces of the brand. Out of the huge amount of entries, six people were chosen. They were flown to NYC for a makeover and a photo shoot - and now you can see them at your local MAC counter looking as beautiful as any supermodel. I love, love, love this idea. It's just a great way to involve their loyal customers in a collection. What a thrill for those six lucky people!
MAC Me Over is divided into three different parts - MAC Basics (pictured above), Icelandic Cool, and New Black. I saw the collection at my local store this past weekend and I have to say, I liked each of the parts for different reasons. If you're someone just starting out with your makeup obsession (good for you!), Basics is fabulous because it'll let you build up your neutral shades with some gorgeous, easily wearable colors. Icelandic Cool has some great icy shades - the frosty colors are some of my favorites in the whole collection and really hard to pass up. And the New Black colors are perfect for dramatic smoky eyes - what I always think of in my head as "going out makeup."
I had a really, really (REALLY!) hard time keeping myself down to only a few key purchases, but I'm moving soon and I HAVE to save my money for all those expenses and the new furniture I'm going to have to buy. I probably stood at the counter for a good 45 minutes trying to justify the stuff I bought (and trying to stop myself from buying even more). Here are the pieces I couldn't pass up:
- Avenue Fluidline ($15) - I love MAC's Fluidlines and this charcoal black with gold pearl shade was just too gorgeous to resist. I could easily have picked up any of the other three shades too because they're all beautiful, but I figured I would get the most use out of this one, so it was ultimately my choice.
- Plum Fun Lipglass ($14.50) - I'm all about the more opaque glosses for the coming fall weather and this one is just perfect. It's a neutral plum purple with pearl that's different enough from any glosses I already own to make buying it a must.
- Oh, Oh, Oh Lipstick ($14.50) - Another gorgeous lip shade that I just couldn't pass up. It's a plum bronze with pearl and just so fall-esque and pretty. I had to have it.
- Street Cool Shadestick ($17.50) - I love Shadesticks for quick, easy color and out of the ones in this collection that I didn't already own, Street Cool totally called to me. It's a mid-tone grey violet taupe that's sort of icy and frosty, but in a subdued way, not in an "I just stepped out of 1985" way. I wore it out yesterday and I really love the way it makes my green eyes look.
Those were all the things I bought, but that's only because of my new, strict makeup buying budget. (It really sucks. I am not good at this self-denial thing). But there are a ton of other items that I would've bought if I had just a little more to spend, like the Quiet Time Nail Lacquer (a beige nude creme) and the Stunner Powder Blush, a light coral pink. That's the problem with these big collections. They're always so awesome, I want everything in them!
You can find MAC Me Over! at your local MAC counter now and online at maccosmetics.com.