I recently stopped by a MAC counter to pick up a couple of brushes and while I was waiting for the sales associate, I got to swatching and ended up picking up two items from the recent Flamingo Park Collection.
Generally speaking, I get really irritated with the high volume of limited edition releases that MAC puts out and I rarely purchase from said releases because they sell out so quickly. Either everyone else is getting sick of MAC’s craziness and is also boycotting their limited edition collections OR the Flamingo Park Collection just wasn’t very popular because most of it is still available.
This Could Be Fun – Matte Powder Blush
Soft violet purple
This definitely reads as pink to me, not purple, but it does have a cool violet undertone. This blush is insanely pigmented. Normally I don’t have trouble applying blush sheerly but This Could Be Fun takes a little bit of effort to get a soft effect. It does blend easily and I think this would be insanely beautiful on darker skin tones. On my skin tone, I can get a little bit of that “just in from the cold” kind of look. Or crazy clown face. Either or.
Pearl Blossom – Beauty Powder
Light pink with silver pearlized pigments
This is one of those products that makes me sigh every time I swatch it. It’s so soft and has a perfect level of sheen and it’s just really beautiful. On me this makes a rather off beat highlight which can be kind of fun. As an all over powder it’s really lovely but the effect is quite subtle.
Overall the quality of both the blush and the beauty powder is very good but they were total impulse purchases that I absolutely could have lived without. I’ll get a lot of use out of them but neither of them completely wowed me.
Did you pick up anything from this collection? Have you noticed that MAC is putting a lot of permanent products in their recent releases? The majority of Flamingo Park was from the permanent line and I think that most of the Year of the Monkey collection is also permanent (I DID just place an order for Russian Red and when I saw that it was part of the LE collection I purchased that but I think I just get an envelope or something? I’m not really sure how that works).
- Two of my brothers and my sister in law are here visiting me and I’m totally stoked!
- Gray Cat thinks company os basically the scariest thinf since the invention of the vacuum cleaner but Yhing Cat is glad to have more potential adoring fans.
- Today is my Friday! Woo hoo!