MAC Venomous Villains Cruella de Vil Review and Swatches
Ahhhh MAC Venomous Villains Cruella de Vil coming atcha today. Cruella’s happens to have my very favorite product release in her collection, De-vil Eyeshadow! Oh hello gorgeous.
Let’s take a look!
Aside from the blood red lips that MAC went with Cruella de Vil’s Collection, I can’t say that any of the shades really remind me of the nasty, fur wearing villain but I’m ever so happy about at least two of the shades of shadow in the mix.
This release includes three shadows in De-Vil, SweetJoy, and Carbon. If you’re a MAC junkie you already have Carbon hanging out in your stash for a long time as it’s one of those essential shades that everyone hauls there first time into MAC. Sweetjoy is a frosty creamy pale gold that does well as a highbrow highlighter or all over color wash. And my personal pick as star of the show, De-Vil Eyeshadow which is a rich coppery shade that reminds me of MAC Coppering Eyeshadow. I love this shade as it works well piled on or softly diffused on the eye. It’s just one of those shades that shouts warmth.
I am surprised MAC didn’t favor a black and white theme for Cruella’s eye shadows, her hair and all. I understand Carbon and I can understand Sweetjoy as the color of her fur however De-Vil, well I’m not sure where that comes into place but hey, I’m not complaining, it’s the best of the three anyway!
I thought it deserved mentioning that the character art seems to display best on the lipglasses. As you get full character art that’s really fun and vivid. Wicked Ways definitely screams Cruella’s lips as it’s a bright shade of fuchsia red. Devilishly Stylish is a more subdued lighter nude with golden pearl. Out of the two Wicked Ways is the nicer as Devilishly Stylish doesn’t come across too pigmented on lips and is a barely there shade.
Heartless Lipstick pairs up well with Wicked Ways. Sadly, I can’t wear such a cooler shade on my lips as it’s a truer shade of Cherry Red which gives off a clown vibe on me however when paired up with Wicked Ways it works a treat.
Cruella’s Beauty Powder in Her Own Devices is a nude dirty brown which works fine as a blush however you might want to hit up the Evil Queen for the more flattering shade of Beauty Powder (show you hers soon). This could possibly work as a great contour tool for those with darker skin or as a blush for the lighter tones. I do like the character art on this as well as it comes across considerably nicer than the eyeshadows or lipstick art. It displays a full torso image of Cruella.
And finally the blush in Darkly My Dear is a dirty brown plum which I was a little scared of but turns out it applies quite subtly leaving behind warm, glowy cheeks!
(Left: Beauty Powder, Right: Blush)
Some of the star pieces in Cruella’s Collection, for me, are Darkly my Dear Blush and De-Vil and Sweetjoy Eyeshadow. If you’re on a budget and can’t haul it all you might want to pay special attention to some of these.
The look I created below was using Sweetjoy as a color wash all over my eye followed up with De-Vil softly diffused on the outer v and into the crease. On my cheeks I’m wearing Darkly my Dear and on my lips Devilishly Stylish. This is a really soft look and looks nothing Cruella nor is it supposed to but I thought it was pretty funny that Cruella’s shades are considerably less drama and “evil” than the other female villains in the release, particularly because Cruella’s has such harsh features.
What do you think?
What are you hauling from Cruella’s Collection?
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