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MAC Neo Sci-Fi Review

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I’m really late pumping out my review for MAC Neo Sci-Fi! I was on vacation when this popped into stores which ended up in a delay getting all the pieces I wanted and thus my very late review to you!

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Bad Muse!

Sadly, by now you’ve read the reviews, seen the swatches, and brought the T-Shirt on MAC’s Summer trio release however you haven’t heard my thoughts on the topic and those are by far the most important of course…maybe…sorta….kinda……….

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Upon Neo Sci-Fi’s original release I wasn’t doing cartwheels through the aisles as I’ve been known to do when a new MAC color story pops up! Last year’s Summer Collection wasn’t anything I was too excited about either so Neo Sci-Fi found it’s way to the bottom of my list of Must Have Summer Makeup.

However, upon getting my hands on some of the collection I quickly realized that many of the items released with it are truly gems and I’m happy that I grabbed a majority of the collection!

As you know the color story was released in three seperate parts. Neo Sci-Fi which includes all the blushes, eye shadows, and facial cosmetics, Solar Field which included the bronzers and a new pigment product called Solar Bits (review to follow on those shortly), and finally Future Earth which included some very interesting skin care items!

So I think I personally got the best of the best that was offered with this particular collection!

I ended up with four out of the five shadows released. Femme-Fi which is a frosty golden cream, Evening Aura which is golden peach, Magnetic Fields which is a black brown, and Expensive Pink which is a golden orangey shade.

Out of the four shadows Expensive Pink is most definately a must have in my humblest opinion. Although the title says pink and the MAC website says it’s pink I see it as more of a flattering golden, burnt orange. It’s sincerely a beautiful shade for Summer when you’re sporting some great golden bronzer or some beautiful peach or coral blush! Evening Aura is about three shades lighter but it compliments Expensive Pink beautifully and makes for a great lid color while using Expensive Pink in the crease of your eye! If you’re just looking to buy one shadow from this particular collection definately don’t miss out on Expensive Pink (even though it’s actually available all the time it’s still nice to have in the cool neon packaging!). Magnetic Field was a spur of the moment purchase. It’s a dark black brown and I thought it would go great with one of the Solar Bits I picked up plus it looks wonderful as an upcoming Fall Shade. Femme-Fi is a creamy golden beige that works great as a highlighter and in conjunction with Expensive Pink and Evening Aura you can do a nice eye look combining the three!

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Speaking of packaging….at first I was a little dismayed at the really gaudy neon orange packaging but turns out it’s rather funky once you get used too it! I’m actually liking the unique look of these particular compacts and not minding the glow in the dark effect at all!

Now blushes I might have made a tiny mistake on. I got both but I’m a bit scared of X-Rocks. X-Rocks is a very deep dirty mauve that appears almost brown. With a light hand I may be able to work this well but I am quite frightened I’ll just look dirty with it on so I need to practice with this before stepping outside the door! The star of the blushes is definately Spaced Out which is a shimmery summer peach shade that looks stunning on! If you’re sporting a tan you’ll look simply gorgeous wearing this!

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And finally I nabbed a few of the lip items. Pink Grapefruit lipglass was my number one product in this collection! It’s simply too yummie and it made it’s way onto my Summer Must Have List very quickly! I ended up purchasing a backup since it’s truly a unique shade. If you haven’t already, I highly recommend tracking this one down! It’s has shades of orange, gold, pink, and peach all combined into a unique and simply stunning shade! I originally only purchased one item from the lip stuff released but I later went back after a reader pointed out that Soft and Slow was a must have lipglass! Turns out she was right as it’s a rather beautiful shade of creamy plum that works well with all the shadows and blushes in the collection! Finally I couldn’t keep my hands off of Electro Lipstick. It’s a bright true orange that I’ll probably look ridiculously sporting but I don’t have any shades like it so I absolutely had to have it!

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All in all Neo Sci-Fi has some serious winners and I’m happy I did manage to score some of it. At first I wasn’t going to bother to head into store to swatch but I’m happy I did as the collection has some terrific finds!

Must have Hits from this Collection:
Lipglass in Pink Grapefruit
Eye shadow in Expensive Pink
Blush in Spaced Out

Face of the Day I created this morning using the following from MAC Neo Sci-Fi:

Eyes
MAC Eyeshadow in Femme-Fi
MAC Eyeshadow in Expensive Pink
MAC Eyeshadow in Evening Aura

Cheeks
MAC Blush in Spaced Out

Lips
MAC Lipglass in Pink Grapefruit

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What did you haul from Neo Sci-Fi?

What was a hit for you? What was a miss?

Loved this collection?

Tell the Muse!

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Read my mad ravings about MAC Lipglass in Pink Grapefruit!

Click here to read about the trio of MAC Summer Color Stories released last month!

Click here
to find out why I am loving MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator released with Future Earth!

Check back soon to see my review on MAC Solar Bits and MAC Cool Heat!

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MAC Pro Neon Pigments

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MAC Pro has released six shades of matte, neon pigments. I find this very interesting and have a lemming for a few colors.

Have you seen these?

Gorgeous!

Must have! *drool*

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MAC Electro Flash

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ELECTROFLASH COL

Although my eye is on MAC’s Sonic Chic color story I do admit to having a lemming for some of the shadows from Electro Flash!

However, I will try really hard to refrain as some of the colors look similar to previous releases of mineralized shadows! But damn it all that doesn’t stop me from having major “pokemon” collect ‘em all syndrome! I know I’ll end up with a few if not all of these bad boys!

Check it:

Are those some sincerely drool worthy shadows?

If that isn’t enough to whet your appetite I took some photos of my little stash of mineralized eyes shadows from past MAC collections!

Enjoy!

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What are you wanting from MAC Electro Flash?

Tell the Muse!

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Watch some MuseTV featuring the mineralized eyeshadows from MAC Antiquitease Color Collection!

Click here to see a FOTD using “Her Fancy” mineralized eye shadow!

Click here to see a FOTD featuring “Family Silver” mineralized eye shadow!

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MAC Sonic Chic

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Ok, folks time to empty those wallets out! Check in your car cup holders, in that old pair of jeans that are laying under the bed, check under the sofa cushions, start breaking those piggie banks!

You know what time it is kids?

MAC color story time!

MAC is releasing three separate, awesome, amazing color stories on July 10th that are guaranteed to make you broke but happy!

Happiness is MAC after all isn’t it?

One collection in particular that will get a majority of my cash is the Sonic Chic mineralized blushes! I’m all over it like white on rice!

Have you seen how absolutely stunning and gorgeous these guys are?

The Muse wants ‘em! Nine shades of yum await you!

Want ‘em?

Absolutely need them?

As greedy as the Muse for these?

Tell me what are you hauling!

I haven’t even purchased these yet but they are getting a big, fat Muse Approval for purchase! They are obviously major flattering and I’ can see myself shelling out the greenback for all nine shades!

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Craving more MAC blush? Click here to read my MAC Beauty Powder Blush review and first impressions!

Just want more blush? Check out some of my past reviews on blushes by clicking through the posts below!

Click here to read my rave about the new RedPoint Airbrush Effects Blushwhip!

Click here to find out why I wasn’t loving NYX Mosaic Powder Blush!

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MAC New View

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NEWVIEW COL

Ahhhh…yet another MAC Collection released this July 10th!

That’s three new collections we have available! If you’re impatience you can always order from MAC’s website as the collections are live and ready for your purchasing pleasure!

New View has caught my eye and I know I’ll be picking up the lightest shade of this unique powder! This powder is a split between a matte, silky powder with a beautiful side of shimmer! The best of both worlds in one slick compact!

Yup, I see this making a guest starring appearance on my wish list!

Expect a review shortly!

How about you?

Want one of these?

Love the idea of a shimmer and a matte powder combined in one awesome compact?

Tell the Muse!

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