So, what’s coming up next year for MAC? Whizz through autumn, past Halloween, past Christmas and New Year and maybe even edging into spring, we can have a look at one or two of the forthcoming releases. MAC are known for their rigorous product testing with their makeup artists – very often backstage there are white tubes or powders and colours in testing pots that may or may not ever come to fruition as a workable (and saleable) product. I’ve been backstage many times with MAC and one of the absolute pleasures is seeing the products you previously saw in a plain white tube with a hand-written label being used as a fully functioning, passed-the-test item.
As you can probably tell, coloured mascaras from MAC are coming. Apparently, we should be thinking 1980’s keep fit glamour with a twist of spandex! I’m intrigued. If you kept your shiny leotard and leg warmers from those days, they might come in handy. They’re called In Extreme Dimension Mascaras and there will be more than the four I have here.
One of the collections that I’m most interested in is the three-fold collection from Kabuki, Diane Kendall and James Kiliardos. Between the three of these distinguised makeup artists, there probably isn’t a celebrity that hasn’t had their lipstick applied by one of the trio. If you’ve read a fashion or beauty magazine in the last decade or earlier, you will have seen their work. The umbrella name of the collection is Makeup Art Cosmetics (see what they did there!). I just have this one tiny sample of Eye Gloss to show you in Pearl Varnish; a creamy, shimmer shot gloss for lids. This collection launches in January.
Next up, the 2017 x 9 Palettes.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
I’d be prepared to put money down to bet that you won’t have experienced a skin care texture like this before...
This is Semi Sweet x 9 – it’s all mattes.
This one is Red Hot x 9. I only had a few moments to snap these (and no chance of a swatch!) and from memory, I think they are also all matte, although the dark purple shade in the bottom corner is looking suspiciously sheeny!
Finally (my favourite) is Solar Glow x 9 – distinctly more frosts and sheens that either of the other two. I only have a 2017 launch date for these – no month as yet.
This powder! There was only a temporary label that says “gold dust” on the bottom of this pot, but it’s a very fine milled bronzy gold powder that practically glows in the dark it’s so reflective.
It’s so fine and gleamy that it almost looks like a liquid on the skin. We’ll all have to watch and wait on this one – it might never make it at all for all I know, but wow! I hope it does.
So, with time allowances, this is my lot – but I do have the MAC Liptensity range so I will aim to have them swatched and ready for a Sunday post.
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