I was pleasantly surprised with the MAC Fashion Flower Collection as I didn’t realize they would have a cute floral imprint on the shadows and Beauty Powders. Did anyone know about that? It was news to me.
I got the shadows and Beauty Powder in yesterday’s mail so here’s some swatches and a review.
The collection is made up of six shades of eyeshadow but three are available already and you may have them your collection, I know I do. But if you’re a little obsessed you might want to pick them up regardless because of the floral embossing. After two uses later and alot of swatching the floral imprint still remains very fresh on both the powders and the shadow so it seems to remain intact without quickly disappearing, that’s a nice bonus in my opinion!
The colors are pretty but a bit disappointing formula wise but that seems to have been the case in the last few MAC Collection releases….I dunno the formula isn’t up to their normal standard lately but maybe I’m over analyzing!
The shades include:
- Aqua which is a pale, pastel matte shade. This has a hard texture that’s swatches and applies pretty light. Could be the matte formula but I was disappointed in the overall formula.
- Bows & Curtseys is a blackish forest green with a satin finish that has strong, velvet-y feel.
- Free to Be is a coral almost pink-ish red shade with a matte finish. I actually already have this stashed somewhere but the formula seems way different from the one I already own and a hell of alot less pigmented.
- Fresh Daisy is a frosty white with a bit of a golden underlay.
- Groundcover is a matte taupe with a matte finish. I find it hard to work with and less than pigmented due to the matte formula.
- Lucky Green is my favorite of the shades. It’s a lovely grassy green with alot of yellow and a velvety feels so soft and blends so dreamy. You probably already own it so be sure to check your stash before indulging!
Overall, a majority of the shadow releases outside the cute floral embossing proved disappointing particularly because three of the shades are already permanent in the collection plus add in the fact that the shades just didn’t seem up to the MAC standard formula.
The two Beauty Powders are lovely but Alpha Girl is a re-release so be aware prior to purchasing. Alpha Girl is a soft peachy pink and can easily be used as a blush and built up for a nice flush of color on cheeks where as Light Sunshine is a soft pastel pink that can be used to highlight with. Each of the powders feature the floral print like the shadows and after a few swatches and swipes of my brush the design still remains so I’m quite happy it doesn’t disappear quickly!
MAC Fashion Flower Collection is a nice Spring release. It has alot of pastels in the mix which should appeal to those with fairer skin. I was a tad disappointed overall due to the formula of some of the shades, the matte finishes, and the permanent shades I already owned but new MAC users might see the joy here to some extent. Outside of the cute floral embossing I’m not sure there is anything to get too excited about though.
What are your thoughts on the collection?
Will you haul?