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
Nanogold 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
Lightfall 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
Product information courtesy of temptalia.com
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?