June 2, 2014

MAC Kelly Osbourne Review & Swatches

MAC Kelly Osbourne

I only got a two pieces from the MAC Kelly Osbourne portion of the MAC x Sharon and Kelly Osbourne Collection that launches this month but I hope to explore the collection more in stores shortly.

I’ll be reviewing these in more detail with face shots shortly but here’s my initial thoughts on the collection!

MAC Kelly Osbourne Collection

I received the MAC Bloody Brilliant Eyeshadow Quad and MAC Kelly Yum-Yum Lipstick from the MAC Sharon and Kelly Osbourne Collection recently.

The collection launches June 12th but I have a feeling you’ll see online shortly for sale as MAC seems to favor an online release a week prior to the actually store and counter release.

I happy to be a Sharon from what I’m seeing of the collection. Sharon’s Collection is warmer and for me it seems most wearable.

Kelly’s Collection comes housed in lilac packaging that quite reminds me the MAC Dame Edna Collection without the bling. I like the purple packaging a lot but I wish it was a little more fancier as aside from Kelly’s autograph in red the packaging is pretty standard and basic.

MAC Kelly Yum-Yum Lipstick is a super bright blue based pink. It’s very vibrant and almost neon in finish. Color payoff is opaque on a single application and the formula is very creamy with a lasting staining effect well after it fades. Wear time is around five hours for me but it feels a little drying during that wear on my already dry lips but nothing too uncomfortable. The satin finish feels a smidge more semi-matte to me so that could be why I’m experiencing some drying. I don’t particularly love the color because I look a little silly in shades like this but regardless it performance was pretty damn amazing. The color does look a lot like Candy Yum Yum but it is way brighter. If you love colors like this I’m positive you’ll adore this one!

MAC Lipstick Kelly Yum Yum

MAC Kelly Yum Yum Lipstick

MAC Kelly Yum Yum Lipstick

MAC Kelly Yum Yum Lipstick swatches

MAC Kelly Yum Yum Lipstick Swatches

The MAC Bloody Brilliant Eyeshadow Quad was a little more disappointing. This contains four shades, three of which are new, limited edition colors and one of which is permanent.

MAC Bloody Brilliant Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Bloody Brilliant Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Bloody Brilliant Eyeshadow Quad swatches

MAC Bloody Brilliant Eyeshadow Quad Swatches (from left to right: Shadowy Lady, Fizzy Rose, Spoonful Sugar, and Spoonful of Sugar


  • Spoonful of Sugar
  • Tickety Boo
  • Fizzy Rose
  • Shadowy Lady

If they used this in Kelly’s promo image I’d say wow, amazing! Because she looks incredible in her MAC promotional image and her eyes are one of the things that really draw you into her overall look. Unfortunately I’m not as fair as Kelly and felt the colors went a bit muddy on me. I tried to contrast with the shades but they ran together into a single shade. They also seems quite dry to me and a bit denser with absolutely no fall out but a bit of a patchy blend out. I didn’t really love this one to be honest and prefer Sharon’s palette which I’m hoping isn’t as dry as Kelly’s!

Overall, from what I have seen from the MAC Kelly Osbourne Collection I’m not terribly impressed. The shades just don’t work for me. I have higher hopes for Sharon’s Collection! If anything at all it looks like Kelly’s Lipsticks are shaping up nicely but the eyeshadow quad is a big miss in my humblest! For $44 I’d expect way better quality.

The MAC Sharon and Kelly Osbourne Collection launches shortly at MAC counters.

What will you be purchasing from the collection?

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Ashley

    I love the eyeshadow and the lipstick, both really pretty and very Kelly!

  • Fancie

    I can’t wait for this collection to launch at Nordstrom! I’m so ready to get my hands on the lipsticks!

  • maisha allums

    I really just want the kelly lippies and the 219 brush. Mac online sold out sooooooo freakin fast i went online at 6am every lippie and the brush i wanted was sold out. Hope i have better luck in stores or Nordstrom. Lol

    • Isabella Muse

      aw maisha sorry chica don’t worry it still has to launch on nordstrom.com so hopefully you can get it when it launches online again or in stores good luck!