I know that Disney fans everywhere are waiting for the MAC Cinderella range. It’s timed to perfection for the release of the new Cinderella movie that hits on 27th March. Bearing in mind the new movie is a million miles away from the beloved cartoon version, MAC has taken the makeup collection a million miles from anything cartoonish. In fact, to the point that I have to wonder if the Cinderella in childhood imagination was ever this beige! But, what the MAC Cinderella does is give an elegant slant with little twinkles of sparkle so the magic hasn’t totally disappeared.
I’ll kick off with the Iridescent Pressed Powder in Coupe d’Chic above, £23.
It’s a general highlighter in a warm peachy pink with golden shimmer – I think I’d be tempted to wear this on the eye as well as cheeks. It’s true to pan actually – what you see in the pan is what you get on your skin so if you love a highlighter, it’s a good one to have especially as it’s warm enough to take you through summer.
Next up, the lips. There are two Lipglasses and two Lipsticks – the ones you see above are Royal Ball lipstick and Happily Ever After Lipglass. Happily Ever After has a good dose of blue shimmer to it for the magic twinkle while Royal Ball is a pale lustre.
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There’s enough pink in Happily Ever After for it not to wash out the lips completely although it is a ‘bare’ look. Lipglass is £16 and Lipstick is £17.
So, the Stroke of Midnight palette (£38.50) is the mystery to me – I’m assuming it’s based on the hard years before she met her prince ;-).
But, the MAC Cinderella palette is no challenge at all – a very wearable colour selection that all tones can find something to do with.
You will, however, be challenged by this! I’ve photographed the Eye Gloss in Lightly Tauped under light so you can really see what you’re getting into here! The picture doesn’t really bring out all the shimmers in a variety of colours, but at least you can see that it’s high, high shine, and extremely gloopy.
I totally love the MAC Eye Glosses – they’re really hard to wear because they do feel so sticky on the lid, there is no getting around that, but it’s such a different look that truly does give glossed lids that I feel it’s worth it for a specific look like no other.
I have a few of last year’s dark Eye Glosses and they’re in my treasure box. Despite them being so tricky, I’d really recommend giving them a go because they are truly individual products that you can’t find anywhere else. It’s occurred to me that you could probably get the same effect from using lipgloss on your lids, but where MAC has made a point of difference is in the colours – I don’t know of a gloss for lips like this. The Eye Gloss is £18.50.
So the entire MAC Cinderella collection hits 6th March at Harrods and all MAC locations on 13th. What do you think? Does it meet your expectations of Cinderella?
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