MAC Hayley Williams Review & Swatches

MAC Hayley Williams Collection

MAC has collaborated with Hayley Williams, leader singer of Paramore, to create a small yet vibrant collection for Spring 2013. The MAC Hayley Williams Collection launches today at

Here’s a little sneak peek at two of the four pieces in the collection!

I got my hands on the MAC Sounds Like Noise Lipstick and MAC Daydreaming Eyeshadow to test out and have been wearing the shadow non-stop the past several days.

I love Daydreaming! This is a soft mid tone coral that packs a nice pop of color. The shade is a deeper coral with a burnt reddish base. The color definitely isn’t a traditional coral which is one reason I find it so easy to wear. The color is a veluxe pearl which means color is intense and the texture is soft, easy to apply, and blends easily. I’m a fan of the veluxe pearl finish so I’m very happy with this formula. Having been disappointed with MAC so much lately Daydreaming stands out as a true gem!

MAC Hayley Williams Swatches

Daydreaming Eyeshadow and Sounds Like Noise Lipstick

MAC Sounds Like Noise Lipstick

MAC Daydreaming Eyeshadow

Also in this launch is Sounds Like Noise Lipstick which is a bright orange with a matte finish. The shade looks incredible with gloss as it sheers out to a peachy orange that’s very wearable. However, I find the matte finish a tad drying without gloss and extra bright so I’d recommend a little clear gloss if you’re gun-ho to try this but not a matte or an orange fan.

I wish they had done a few more pieces with this collection (it’s four products total) including perhaps an orange blush of some sort but the pieces I did try I was quite happy with.

MAC Hayley Williams Sounds Like Noise Lipstick

Sounds Like Noise Lipstick on Lips

I’d recommend checking them out.

It’s available exclusively online at


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  • 4/9/13 12:16 HautePJ:

    The lipstick looks GORGEOUS on you! I like the idea of sheering it out with clear gloss. A very spring inspired look!


    • 4/9/13 12:24 the Muse:

      thanks pj! it sheers out VERY nicely 😀 little dry on its own but pretty with clear gloss!


  • 4/9/13 12:18 Icequeen81:

    pretty I like it


  • 4/9/13 15:41 Al:

    Ah Muse, I totally thought of you when I first saw this collection 😉


    • 4/9/13 15:43 the Muse:

      hehe my love of coral follows me around 😀


  • 4/9/13 21:44 Suzie:

    Just so you know, you totally enabled me on this one. I had decided I wasn’t going to get anything from this collection even though I’m a huge Hayley Williams fan. Then I saw this post and somehow ended up buying the eyeshadow, lipstick and nail polish.

    It was all way too awesome to pass up.


    • 4/10/13 9:35 the Muse:

      yay suzie! I hope you enjoy your goodies :)


  • 4/10/13 3:29 Katie T.:

    That lipstick is a lot sheerer than I expected.


    • 4/10/13 7:34 the Muse:

      i actually sheered it out with gloss katie, read through the review and you’ll see where I mention it’s a bright orange and pigmented but with gloss it sheers out nicely :)


  • 4/10/13 9:18 Georgia:

    I have been devouring your website, I have found so many new things to lem. LOL. Especially the Korean brands. Thank you for making such a complete site for all of us makeup fiends.

    That lippy is gorgeous, I would have never even thought about it, until seeing it on you. Now I have one more thing for my list.


    • 4/10/13 9:21 the Muse:

      aw georgia so happy to hear it 😀 <3! I am so so happy you’re enjoying Musings! Formula is a little dry here and the color is bright but with gloss it sheers out so nicely 😀


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  • 4/11/13 2:07 Elizabeth:

    Thanks so much for sharing this! I didn’t even know about this collection until I saw your post. I immediately fell in love with the lipstick & eyeshadow colors and ordered them right away! Can’t wait until they come in :)

    This is definitely my favorite beauty blog, and the first one I ALWAYS go to when I’m online. You’re the greatest!


    • 4/11/13 9:18 the Muse:

      aw thanks elizabeth :) flattered!!!!!!!!


  • 4/14/13 22:19 Olivia:

    Love that orange lipstick…I think I need it!


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