Prabal Gurung
Prabal Gurung

I was honestly prepared to be completely underwhelmed by MAC Prabal Gurung – he’s a hot name in fashion but I really wondered if that could be translated to beauty. Because it looks so glorious, and I wanted it to be as good as it looks in the pictures, I did that ‘I’m sure it will be a disappointment’ thing. I still think that Prabal is not a well known name unless you avidly follow fashion. But, I think that this is the most luxurious MAC range to date – those palettes are weighty, really heavy in the hand and the collection just looks, well, expensive (I haven’t looked at how much each thing is yet – I’ll do it as I go along – so I’ll have a guess at £50 for the bronzer…) so no disappointment at all, here.

MAC Prabal Gurung
MAC Prabal Gurung

Speaking of – here it is. The gold is very yellow – totally bling and rather ornamental! It looks like it belongs in a Dubai hotel or something.

MAC Prabal Gurung
MAC Prabal Gurung

The MAC Prabal Gurung Bronzer is a light, matte bronze. It’s really the perfect winter bronze because it’s gentle with no hint of orange.

MAC Prabal Gurung
MAC Prabal Gurung

It’s very matte indeed but the lightest of complexions can add some tan accents to lift any winter pallor.

MAC Prabal Gurung
MAC Prabal Gurung

Next up, a gorgeous Kohl Power Eye Pencil called Feline – all the usual hefty MAC kohl in this with a very glam exterior. The lipstick I have is Carmine Rouge – again, packaging wise it’s chunky and weighty. All the weight lies at the bottom of the lipstick – the lid is feather-light.

Carmine Rouge
Carmine Rouge

There is no filter on this, what you see is what you get – a huge, blazing smack of carmine red. It’s delicious and terrifying at the same time!

MAC Prabal Gurung
MAC Prabal Gurung

Now, the eye colours are a little underwhelming; this is a super safe duo called Terre but there are other duos (one is a grey mix) – I’m just showing what I have here. There are 14 items in the MAC Prabal Gurung collection – glosses, creme blush, a highlighter and three shades of lipstick.

MAC Prabal Gurung
MAC Prabal Gurung

I have to admit this MAC image of the line up is looking suspiciously bright – it doesn’t quite match up to what I have here.

Of the packaging, Gurung is quoted in WWD as saying, “I wanted a lipstick that, even after it’s gone, women would keep for the packaging”. Totally get the sentiment, but this is 2014 – nobody finishes a lipstick ;-).

I’m guessing this will be very limited indeed because the stockists for the December launch are Harrods Fashion Lab, Harvey Nichols London and maccosmetics.co.uk.

Here’s the total run down and price list – bronzer is bang on £50 and I promise I didn’t look first!

LIPSTICK

LIGHT ENGLISH RED sheer beige nude (lustre)

CARMINE ROUGE clean true red (matte)

ULTRAMARINE PINK mid-tone dirty violet (satin)

RRP £20.00

LIPGLASS

LIGHT ENGLISH RED sheer beige nude

CARMINE ROUGE clean true red

ULTRAMARINE PINK mid-tone dirty violet

RRP £19.00

EYE SHADOW DUO

SATIN OCHRE soft pale white gold (frost)/coral orange (matte)

TERRE shimmering neutral beige (veluxe pearl)/mid-tone warm brown (satin)

CINDER smoky cool grey (lustre)/dark charcoal (matte)

RRP £30.00

KOHL POWER EYE PENCIL

FELINE rich black

RRP £17.50

CHROMAGRAPHIC PENCIL

NW25/NC30

RRP £17.50

CREAM COLOUR BASE

CORAL LUMINEUX vivid coral crème

RRP £50.00

BRONZING POWDER

Matte Bronze bare shouldered bronze

RRP £50.00

BRUSH

M∙A∙C + PRABAL GURUNG Square Handled Buffer

RRP £45.00

 

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