MAC James Kaliardos Collection

As part of the MACMakeupArtCosmetics collection (I’ve previously featured Kabuki), make up supremo James Kaliardos has also created a collection. I have a couple of items here and after initially being a bit ‘meh’ about them, it’s just taken the definite feeling of breaking the back of winter to change my mind. I’m particularly taken with this tri-colour Lipglass – Stratogloss Opalite, £18 (MAC totally should name a star!) that looks ombre in the tube, but once out on the wand translates to a gorgous, sheer, very lightly shimmer shot, ballet pink gloss.

MAC James Kaliardos Collection
MAC James Kaliardos Collection

One thing is striking about James’s collection – or at least, the pieces I have here – that it’s very wearable. Like, everyday-useful wearable.

MAC James Kaliardos Collection

If you can fast-forward to warmer, sunnier days, the Moons of Saturn Fully Face Kit (£35) is a handy buy. It cotains a pink/coral (more coral to my eye) cream colour base and a light champagne gold cream colour base (blush and highlight covered off with both) and in the underneath (which is hard to get off.. I wrestled a bit) is a matte mid-tone bronzer/sculpting powder. In fact, I only realised the bronzer was underneath at the last moment, so it’s not included with the swatch.

MAC James Kaliardos Collection

The collection, along with Kabuki and Diane Kendal, launches this Thursday on www.maccosmetics.co.uk. 

 

*all products are sent to me as samples from brands and agencies unless otherwise stated