So, along comes another collection with Caitlyn Jenner. When I featured Caitlyn’s first MAC collection, BBB readers objected not on the grounds that she is transgender, but on the grounds of her politics – so I’m going forth with trepidation, here! I guess the point is that MAC does, and always has, pushed boundaries and in this instance, pushed all our political buttons as well. On the one hand, that shouldn’t really be any part of beauty products which are there purely for pleasure, but on the other, it is reflective of the wider world. It’s also the case that Caitlyn is 67, and we have precious few opportunities to celebrate the beauty of older women.
The products I have here from the collection are: Cremesheen Glass in Kindness (£18), Lipstick in Authentic Red (£16.50) and the Powder Blush Duo in Buddy (£19.50). There are also two other Cremesheens and some very beautiful deep toned eye shadows plus a gold colour. It feels like an autumnal collection rather than a going-into-spring collection and it also feels a little old fashioned – I think the brand has focused on their own perception of what older women should be wearing rather than what they’d like to wear. The one thing I do really like is the Cremesheen Kindness – it’s a golden wash that’s pretty at any age.
Swatches above from bottom to top are: Authentic Red Lipstick, Cremesheen Glass in Kindness and both tones in the Duo Blush, Buddy. Anyway, the MAC Caitlyn Jenner collection is HERE.
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