There’s been a lot of hype around the MAC Girls Palettes launching 10th August. Apart from noting that the one called Basic Bitch isn’t being sold in the UK I switched off a bit until Mischief Minx turned up at my door! The thing with product samples is that you get what there is so they won’t always be to your personal taste. This one, however, would be the very palette I would have picked out for myself so I’m truly delighted with it. As you can see, I’ve dug into it already!
The colours are a mix of vibrant shimmers and wearable mattes in the sunset shade trend, first properly seen from Urban Decay’s Heat palette. While it doesn’t contain quite the same mix it’s definitely a contender and even better that it has a highlighter at one end. Interestingly, some of palettes shades are called ‘satin shine’ – I don’t know whether than a rename or a new formula but I don’t remember seeing that finish come up before.
Shades from top to bottom are: Mischief Minx (orange frost, satin shine), Natural Tease (yellow gold frost, foil), V Frisky (gold, foil), She-Nanigans (reddish copper frost, foil), Schemer (dark brown, creamy matte), Faming Femme (darkened clay red, creamy matte), Been There, Done That (darkened brown with gold pearl, satin shine), Totally Trouble (blackened purple, creamy matte) and Stride of Pride Highlighter in rose gold.
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There are 5 palettes for the UK (6 for the US) and MAC describes them as ‘personality palettes’ – so you pick the one that fits your personality best. I’m not sure anyone will stray from picking the colours they like best, never mind any personality – I’m definitely not V Frisky!! Drilled down, this particular palette keys into current trends, will see you through autumn and winter very easily, has a variety of finishes and I completely love it, even at £32.
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