Friday, August 22, 2008

Swatches: MAC Cult of Cherry Collection

MAC Cult of Cherry released yesterday, August 21, at your local MAC freestanding store and counters.

Here are the swatches along with the color story for the MAC Cult of Cherry Collection.

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Lightly Ripe Sheer mid-tone pink (Lustre)
Russian Red Intense bluish red (Matte)
So Scarlet Grape burgundy (Amplified Creme)
Crème Cerise Sheer yellow taupe (Lustre)
“O” Intense purplish red with metallic gold shimmer (Frost)

Chock-ful Blackened brown
Kirsch Blackened cranberry
Rapturous Deep berry red
Bing Blackened eggplant

Cherry Blossom Sheep light pink with multidimensional pearlized pigments (Frost)
Cult of Cherry Red with multidimensional pearlized pigments (Frost)
Jampacked Sheer grape with multidimensional pearlized pigments (Frost)
Liqueur Neutral brownish mauve with multidimensional pearlized pigments (Frost)
Rich & Ripe Mid-tone pinkish red with multidimensional pearlized pigments (Frost)


Spiced chocolate Eye Shadow Quad
Sheer yellow pink with pink pearlized pigments (Satin) (repromote - N Collection)
Brash Frosty reddish copper (Veluxe Pearl)
Spiced Chocolate Deep reddish brown (Matte)
Sweet Chestnut Frosted cranberry (Frost)

Shadowy Lady Eye Shadow Quad
Light pink (Satin)
Smudged Violet Frosty blackened lavender with multidimensional pearlized pigments (Frost)
Deep Truth Very dark blue (Frost) (permanent)
Shadowy Lady Darkly veiled plum (Matte)

Tempting Eye Shadow Quad
Next to Nothing
Sheer yellow beige with pink pearlized pigments (Frost)
Sharp Frosty bright yellow green (Satin)
Dark Edge Chocolate brown (Satin)
Tempting Rich cocoa (permanent)

Plum du Bois Frosted deep pink bronze with gold pearlized pigments (Frost)
Blooming Frosted deep peach

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I haven't picked anything up from this collection although I'm eyeing on two lipsticks (Creme Cerise and "O") and a lipglass (Cult of Cherry). Other than that, I think I'm willing to skip on the quads (even though I've been waiting for MAC to come out with quads since I knew about the Smoke Signals collection that I missed). They just didn't strike my liking.

I'm not sure if was the display that I swatched, but most of them came out very sheer or chalky. However, I am quite tempted to get the Tempting Quad at least but I'm not too sure how often I'm going to use bright yellow green eyeshadow, and I'm afriad that Dark Edge might be too close of a color compared to Brun eyeshadow, which I already have.

As much as I wanted to haul more lipstick, I don't think the super dark lipstick will work on me. As RenRen have mentioned it on her haul video for this collection, it's probably more approriate if you're doing runway or fashion makeup. I would have a hard time pulling this off just for everyday use, or I'm probably just not use to it. But the Mattene lipsticks were very rich and creamy, and if you're digging this season's colors then they're worth checking out!

When it came to the blush, I had to dig through the pan just to get some swatches on my finger. Blooming is a pretty sheer and neither of the blush apply like butter on your cheeks. You probably will need to build up on the color a lot just for the blush to show.

Overall, I think most of the colors in this release are dupeable. Unless you're a hardcore MAC addict collector, then you can probably skip most of the items in here. The quads do have nice combinations for fall, if you don't own any of the colors yet. If you were to buy these eyeshadows (or dupes) seperately, the quads in this collection are still slightly cheaper ($36) considering refill palettes are going for $11 now, and if you want a quad then add $3.50 to the calculation.

Now that you've seen the swatches... feelings toward this collection? Did anything tickle your cherry enough to make you run out and buy it now? Which one do you think would be the most likely to sell out in your MAC counters?


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  2. u know upon reflection...i agree...i'm not as excited about the quads...i think i was excited about them too cuz i missed out on smoke signals...but they are very can skip out on tempting and be fine

  3. i agree...this collection looks like it'll be easy for me to pass on :) the only thing i like is the cherry blossom lipglass, but i know it won't look as nice on my rather pigmented lips so i probably won't get it. funny thing is, this collection got the most hype out of all the latest ones - but its the most disappointing (for me).

  4. hey anne! thanks for the swatches!=) i was pretty excited too about this collection...but after seeing the swatches i don't think i'll be getting any of the quads. i have my eyes on cult of cherry lipglass tho...but still thinking if i'll be using red lipgloss that often.

  5. oo i really like the lightly ripe l/s along with the cherry blossom gloss. as for the quads, i have most that are dupable. but i'd get the shadowy lady :)


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