October 15, 2009

I'm not feeling very well today, I hope I'm not starting the flue but it def seems like I am. I've been on site inspection since 7 am (at a town 1 hour outside of Ottawa), so that hasn't helped. I drove to the mall after I was done to take a quick look at MAC's Holiday collection, Magic, Mirth & Mischief.

I didn't spend too much time at the counter coz I was feeling sick and also there's this new girl there who was being annoying. I go to to this counter a lot so everyone knows me. They know I have a shit load of makeup and they know that I always come in when new collections are being released and swatch everything before buying. But I guess this girl didn't know...she just stood there going like "ooh, you should get this one" or "ooo, I'm wearing this one", or "oooo, I got those two for my mom"...she just wouldn't stop talking! Seriously, ppl won't buy if you're so desperate. I know I was already in a bad mood but she was not helping.

Anyway, this is my two cents:

Lipsticks: There are four shades in this year's collection, one being perm (Pervette). The other three are all Lustres (not my favourite finish). Utter Fun was the only one that looked pretty to me, pretty but not unique. maybe a less pigmented Girl About Town. I tried Surprise Me on as I thought it didn't look like any lipstick I had and then I knew why: it didn't suite me. I need to be super careful with peach tones, 90% of the time they don't look good on me at all.

MES: So, these were not as great as my beloved Style Black MES. Not only that, they have a half crescent thingy that's just chunky messy glitter. Honestly I don't know what you would do with the glitter half. The most pigmented of the bunch was Devil May Care, a gorgeous lavender purple. It swatched beautifully and true to pot. However, I have enough purple and lavender shades so I didn't get it. But if you don't it's a nice shade to own. Blue Sorcery is also a nice one, but not as pigmented as I would like. I'm a huge fan of teals but didn't find this one terribly unique. The other three were very dupe-able.

I didn't get to swatch anything else though, I started to feel very hot and dizzy so I just left. I think I will go back on the weekend to pick up an eyeshadow palette for my mom. The purple one looked really pretty.

Sorry if this wasn't the best review I've done. This is what happens when you go to the counter tired and sick :/ Hope everyone else enjoys their hauling and hope that I still helped in a small way. See below for the few swatches I made:

Left to right (solid side only)
Top row - It's a Miracle, Blue Sorcery, Mayhem
Bottom row - Devil May Care, Midnight Madness, Under your Spell

Left to right: Surprise Me, Total Wow, Pervette, Utter Fun

6 Responses to "Sort of a Review of MAC's Magic, Mirth and Mischief"

  1. Lipstick Rules Says:

    Hope you feel better soon! I checked this out today too but nothing really grabbed me as being super unique! maybe i will change my mind as i read more reviews

  2. Hannah Says:

    awww that's too bad you are sick :( I certainly don't envy the "hot, feeling dizzy" feeling.

    I checked out this collection today at lunch, and bought the Sorceress palette (purples, SOLD! LOL can't pass it up). The blue/teal mes is crazy pretty looking, but I passed.

    I am an MES whore (lol) and fell in love with the Midnight Madness brown and how it looked on my skin--looked so moth brown awesomeness. Not looking forward to the glitter part though, lol I'm going to see how I can use it without major fallout.

  3. Shadowy Lady Says:

    Michelle - thanks, I honestly don't know what's wrong with me. I should prob go to the doctor. I never really like the holiday stuff much :(

    Hannah - thanks, I've been better :/ I'm the opposite of you (as in I don't like MES, except for Style Black ones), so these were easy pass. The sorceress palette was very pretty. I will get that one for my mom

  4. Shayla Says:

    Poo that you feel like, well, poo!

    You know, I totally forgot about the release of this collection, although I'm not surprised. Haven't even been by to see DSquared2.

    Lame me, I know :( But I might go this weekend if I have a spare minute.

  5. Shadowy Lady Says:

    Shayla - thanks sweetie, I'm feeling a lil better now :) I had actually forgotten about the holiday collection too until I saw Temptalia's review, lol :D

  6. Shayla Says:

    You know, I want to love the holiday collections, but I already have too many things that can dupe the colors in there.

    Maybe once the sets come out (pigment, lip, etc.) I'll feel a little more motivated

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