At first glance the MAC & Micky Contractor Collection does so deceive. I was thinking, “eh, probably nothing here to see…”
However, there is a gem or two in the rough even if you think the collection might not be suited to your skin tone. The shadows are all wearable in my opinion and one are two are really keepers, the fluidlines will easily be a must have if you’re a fan since the colors are stunning gem shades, and believe it or not the concealers in the lighter ranges might work well if you prefer a more lighter concealer (I always go lighter with my concealer).
Obviously MAC is gearing the collection towards a specific skin type so not everyone will be able to take advantage of some of the base options in this collection however the color products are definitely a go particularly if you like nudes (the lipstick shades are all very nude-ish and beige) or bolder shades (the shadows are all extra bold).
Let’s have a look at some swatches.
The shades are all amazing and I particularly felt like Oomph and Saffron were two gorgeous shades. My brown eyes simply love a good green and Oomph’s blackened green is stunning, I’m very eager to create a look using this shade. Saffron is a combination of coral and caramel that makes up a very unique shade particularly for those who love a good coral.
Rani and Marvel are also two great shades. Rani is a beautiful popping pink and Marvel a deep purple. I do wish I can take advantage of Marvel individually but it’ll probably age my eyes sadly so I’ll have to use it as a liner or in combination with other shades.
Both Fluidlines are keepers and will really excite fans of this liner. Ivy is stunning and probably the nicest shade of green I own in a liner. The shade is a jewel bright green. Siahi equally stunning and a deep, rich turquoise blue that reminds me of the ocean.
Although I’m not a fan of matte formulas I really liked the lipstick shade in Mehr which is a warmer shade of blue based pink. The formula is irritating but with a little gloss on top it really gives a more polished, natural look to lips particularly when sporting a very bold eye look. I don’t have nearly enough shades like Mehr so I’m happy to have it as part of my collection now.
And finally Sur is a shade of dirty rose brown blush. This probably won’t work for everyone but with a lighter hand you can get a nice dose of warmer pink on cheeks if you’re extra careful. Those with extra fair skin might wish to avoid as it might appear dirty or muddy on cheeks.
After trying it I have to say I personally feel like the collection is a sleeper hit. At first glance it was something I could have easily overlooked and not bothered with but after trying out some of the shades, well, I’m kinda stunned. As you can see for yourself from the photos some of the items are definitely unique colors and true MAC fans will find something in this collection to rejoice over.
What do you think?
Will you haul anything?
The collection will be available as of January 6th at MAC locations and online at www.maccosmetics.com