Ahhhhhh MAC Venmous Villains coming atcha soon ladies! You’re probably heading to pre-launch parties this week or awaiting the official release date of September 30th, 2010. Can’t come fast enough eh?
What’s your fav villains so far?
Today I have a special sneak peek of MAC Venmous Villains Dr. Facilier! The doctor’s collection is the smallest of the four villains I believe and he has the interesting Magically Cool Liquid Powder we’ve all been gagging to hear about and haul.
Dr. Facilier is probably the smallest launch of product from the four villains but he does have some interesting offerings. I know many of you wanted Jafar to be your male villain of choice but Dr. Facilier is one of Disney’s latest villains so it’s understandable why he was included in the mix.
From my stand point Jafar would have had better makeup options, hello manliner, and the doctor having a bit less in the ways of creative makeup uses but we still have a few interesting products from his collection to get excited about.
Packaging wise MAC has learned its lesson from the the Fafi drama so all the decals on the packaging are printed on and not stickers. I think the boxes are actually really nice with sketched out images of the characters, that was one of the first things that caught my attention. The actual products are standard MAC packaging featuring the printed character.
I think the most popular product in the release will be the MAC Magically Cool Liquid Powder. My MA mentioned this was released a few years ago but I honestly do not remember that. As per it’s name, yes it’s cooling, like water. The powder itself is a beautiful silky formula which “bursts” on your face when applied. It feels like you’re applying some sort of wet powder on your cheeks and face as you smooth it on. Warning it does pill a little bit but it still feels hecka cool on your skin, so refreshing and soft. Awake used to make a similar product and if you’re as old as I am you might even remember Physicians Formula had a similar product. This comes in two shades, Cajun and Truth & Light. I love both equally. They have a very subtle shimmer but it doesn’t show up on my face once blended out. Cajun is a tad muddy brown orange and terribly unappealing in the jar however on cheeks it imparts a lovely peachy glow where as Truth & Light is transparent but does brighten skin and casts a very nice glow across cheeks and face, it’s a creamy nude shade with faint shimmer. I feel like these are the stars in this release and both deserve a haul.
Now the rest of the collection I’m kinda so so on.
MAC Lip Gelee in Resort Life is a repromote and is as over the top now as it is was when it originally released. The shade is a champagne pearl with a TON of shimmer. I love me some shimmer but I can’t wear this at all. It goes on all kinds of funky, frosty, crazy disco ball and it’s difficult to wear even over lipstick. The packaging is of course cute as it features a full character image of Dr. Facilier. This along may warrant it as a haul for fans of this character however the actually product isn’t particularly a must have in my humblest.
The pigments consist of two repromotes and one general catalog. Melon, if you don’t already own it, is a gorgeous shade of peachy gold. Brash & Bold is a bright, fuchsia pink with a satiny finish and Push the Edge is dark frosty magenta, very purple to my eyes. Brash & Bold feels special to me however pretty difficult to work with and Push the Edge is probably best suited as a liner making me question whether anyone absolutely needs a full size jar unless you can work it on your lid or outer v but don’t quote me, definitely swatch.
The two Greasepaints released are Slick Black (repromote) and French Quarter. I was under the impression French Quarter was going to be a golden brown but it swatches more as a blackened green. If you haven’t already hauled Slick Black from it’s prior release, I’d pick it up, as it’s a great shade of true, rich black.
Compared to the other Villains, Dr. Facilier’s products are a little uneventful but still interesting. I honestly lack the imagination to create a cool inspirational look using these shades so this morning I used a bit of Melon Pigment on my eyes and some Cajun Magically Cool Powder on my cheeks and Truth & Light all over my face. A slick of gloss and lipstain on my lips and I was good to go. My look was not meant to mimic the character or look like him, it’s simply a look I created so you could get a feel for some of the products in the collection and see what they look like on.
I must say out of everything in this collection, the powders are my very favorite and I felt both warrant a purchase.
Now that you’ve seen my swatches and heard my thoughts, what are yours?
What will you haul from this collection?