I faced the demons, the mad rush, and the evil Christmas shoppers and even Joe Torre (Seriously. He was sitting on one of the benches by the water fountain in the mall! To be honest I’d never have known it was him if my friend hadn’t said “HOLY SH*T It’s JOE TORRE!” Hey, a man’s gotta shop right? Even if he’s a New York Yankee!) to head to the MAC counter and explore the wonders and delights that is The Originals Collection.
And I’m here to say…………………..
It’s just as boring as I originally blogged about. Click here to read my first impression of this collection.
I went, I saw, and I conquered.
The good news is I did get some of The Originals Collection because my darling, sweet, lovely, gorgeous MA gifted me with her “gratis” bag of The Originals. I didn’t purchase a single item while I was there but she just handed me her entire bag. I was gobsmacked at her generosity. To be utterly honest I went to the counter for two reasons: 1. To purchase Parrot and 2. To give my MA some truffles I had purchased for her for Christmas.
I ended up not buying anything as she came tearing out as soon as she seen me with the bag full of The Originals.
The really good news is I did fall in love with two of the items in the bag which was the Antique Gold and Blackened Red glitters! The rest was not so great (I feel so incredibly guilty for saying that as I’m eternally grateful for what a sweetie she is to me all the time).
Here’s the items that she gifted to me:
I’m not sure how I’m going to make some of this work because some the colors are just not me. To be honest a majority of The Originals Collection just wasn’t Muse friendly! But I am very happy to have some of it to play with!
In the bag was Parrot which I’m properly chuffed to have a 3rd pot of because as I explained 2 pots of Parrot weren’t enough to get me through my lifetime!
Here’s the rundown:
Parrot-Gorgeous! Need I say more?
Charred-Quite a nice color for a smokey eye! I can definately make use of this guy!
Daisychain-Kinda blah. I actually though this would be much better in person but sadly it’s just a really meh shade of pale yellow! Good for a highbrow highlighter I guess!
Clue-I don’t even have a name for this! It’s sorta a brownish gray! Not so fab at all! This will be difficult to work with!
Full on Lust-Not so great. It’s a rather boring matte muddy rose color!
Chinz on Chinz-A soft chocolate color that I’m liking! I could make this work I think!
Nouveau Fro-A really awful beige mod color! I’m going to need to do some serious thinking on how to fit this into a look!
Antique Gold Beautiful! Wouldn’t have purchased myself but happy to have this!
Blackened Red Lovely! Was definately on my “maybe” list and I’m happy to have a jar!
Overall, this is kinda fun as there aren’t many colors in the bag I’d have chosen for myself so now I’ll have a fun challenge trying to fit these into looks for myself!
The Originals Collection isn’t exactly what I hoped for but since I got some of it free I can’t complain too much 😉
A big thanks to my MA for spoiling me something awful!