M.A.C. Cosmetics has the most amazing, limited edition collections. This Spring, there are not one, not two, not three, but a whopping FOUR palettes of M.A.C. limited edition collections that will offer literally something to crave, for every personality, skintone, and interest out there. While a lot of the colors seem to be blue (cool) based, there are plenty for warm-toned complexions as well. To break the collections down to their essence: Spring Colour 1 is all about pink tones, while Spring Colour 2 flatters those who love orange/coral. Spring Colour 3 is an homage to the purple & plum, while Spring Colour 4 brings a Beige/Bronze palette to those who can’t get enough golden glow.
SPRING COLOUR 1 PALETTE: M.A.C. Spring Colour 1 offers pinks to flatter just about every complexion. What girl doesn’t love pink? Pink tones are fresh, youthful and energizing. Here’s what the MAC press lit, says about the collection: “If it giggles, tickles, teases, it’s PINK. Pick a mood, decide on a demeanour, then mix it up for a fervent flash of authentic emotion! Find your forecast, pursue your passion with four vivid, sensual colour ways designed to capture the season in M·A·C style. “
Lipstick ($14.00 US / $16.50 CDN)
Bubble Gum: Light Lavender Pink (Glaze)
Laugh-a-lot: Mauve Pink (Lustre)
flattering light pink to add youthful glow to lips
Pink Burst: Clean Bright Pink w/ Pearl (Frost) *very shimmery medium pink good for most skin tones except maybe true redheads and tawny freckles
Lipglass ($14.00 US / $16.50 CDN)
Cultureclash: Frosty clear baby pink w/ multi-dimensional pearl (Frost)
Hush, Hush Rose: Mid-tone blue with pearl (Frost) Electric Fuchsia: Bright violet with blue (Frost) * very purple, very shimmery. The blue frost makes it super sexy and appealing`
Da Bling: Pink w/ Gold Pearl LaLa: Mid-tone Pink (Frost)
Eye Shadow Singles ($14.00 US / $16.50 CDN)
Rosy Outlook: Frosted Baby Pink (Satin)
Very Violet: Dark Violet (Frost) *This is a deep purple with some shimmer, but not enough to be “metallic.” It also has some warmth, so it looks more Spring than Fall-oriented. It is deep enough for a liner or smoky eye, blendable enough for a plain, purple lid color, too.
Crush Metal Pigment: Stacked 1 ($32.50 US / $38.50 CDN)
Pale Pink, Light Lilac, Mid-tone Rose, Dark Purple * I love these! This is a stackable quartet of loose powder in duos, to delight you. They add add intense but blendable color and sparkle to lids, or wherever you choose to dust it The deep rose looks berried on lids and the light pink is perfect as highlight or lid color. The purple duo pairs deep purple with frosty light mauve.
Blush Ombre ($25.00 / $30.00 CDN
Azalea Blossom: Light Cool Pink – * a generously sized portion of powder blush with a hint of blue shimmer in a light to medium pink that will flatter most
Nail Lacquer ($12.00 / $14.50 CDN)
Galore Pink: Creamy Mid-tone Blue Pink (Cream)
Creations: Pinkaura ($25.00 / CDN $30.00)
SPRING COLOUR 2 PALETTE: is my favorite, because I’m such a coral/orange fan. The colors are bright, but you’ll be able to wear them with your tan, throughout the Summer as well as right now. Here’s what the M.A.C. Press lit says aobut this pretty amazing collection: “ If it’s tawny, sensuous, glowing, it’s CORAL. Pick a mood, decide on a demeanour, then mix it up for a fervent flash of authentic emotion! Find your forecast, pursue your passion with four vivid, sensual colour ways designed to capture the season in M∙A∙C style.”
Lipstick ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)
Fresh Salmon: Sheer bright pink-orange
Rose Maiden Frosted: bright berry *this lipstick is not in the coral family, but it’s a warm, frosty berry that flatters just about everyone
Colour Me Coral: Frosted light coral
Victorian: Frosted light golden pink
Lipglass ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)
Cha Cha: Mid-tone pink with gold pearl
Ember Glow: Creamy light apricot
Kumquat: Frosty tangerine *ues, it’s orange, but with enough coral to keep it from being gaudy, and instead, gives a shiny glow.
Eyeshadow ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)
Hot Hot Hot: Mid-tone coral
Nanogold: Sheer yellow beige with pink pearl
Perky: Light salmon pink *trendy, but very pink–for those who like to be noticed
Straw Harvest: Frosty light yellow-orange *a soft pearle that adds trendy orange to lids
Crush Metal Pigment: Stacked 2! ($32.50 U.S. / $38.50 CDN)
Crush Metal Pigment: *twostackable duos of super glittery, metallic, loose powder to dust on lids, or wherever you please: Pale gilded beige, yellow gold, green gold, copper gold – glowing, gorgeous, festive,and ripe for “Summer ‘lovin”
Plushlash ($13.00 U.S. / $15.50 CDN)
Blush Ombre ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN)
Ripe Peach: Light coral
Nail Lacquer ($12.00 U.S. / $14.50 CDN)
Coral Wave: Bright creamy tangerine
SPRING COLOUR 3 PALETTE: Ooh la, la…it’s so purple! The smallest collection is the M.A.C. Spring Colour 3 Forecast is completely purple/plum-centric. Here’s what the M.A.C. Cosmetics press lit says about it: “MAC Spring Colour 3 Forecast: If it’s wicked, noble, naughty, it’s PLUM. Pick a mood, decide on a demeanor, then mix it up for a fervent flash of authentic emotion! Find your forecast, pursue your passion with four vivid, sensual color ways designed to capture the season in MAC .”
Eye Shadow x 4, $43.00 – the limited-edition Eye Shadows specially selected to complement the plum/burgundy palette of the Spring Colour Forecast collection with highlight, light, medium and dark plum tones. *my favorite piece in the collection: matte and lightly shimmered shadows in warm and cool tones so everyone can enjoy!
Lipstick, 3 g / 0.1 oz, $16.50
Radiccio (lustre): sheer mid-tone blue mauve *yes, it’s medium mauve with frost, but not so pearly you can’t wear it out in the daytime without looking “goth” Very pretty for cool tone complexions
Hang-up (cremesheen): deep berry
Tinted Lipglass, 4.8 g / 0.17 oz, $16.50 – create a high gloss, glass-like finish or a subtle sheen. Designed to be worn on its own, over Lip Pencil or Lipstick).
Lavender Wind (frost): lavender with pearl
Purple Rage (frost): dark berry with pearl
Blush Ombre, $30.00 (powder blush featuring a shade wave of gentle ombre hues)
Vintage Grape: mid-tone violet pink *it is plum, but with enough pink to make it more modern, less “disco.” It is a very cool (blue) tone – also deep enough for darker complexions.
Nail Lacquer, 10 ml / 0.34 us oz / $14.50
Imperial Splendour (cream): deep creamy violet
MAC SPRING COLOUR 4 FORECAST: This palette has plenty of “golden glow” and warmth, but it’s not a Summer “Bronzer” collection. As the M.A.C. Cosmetics press lit says: “If it’s precious, excessive, golden, it’s AMBER. Pick a mood, decide on a demeanour, then mix it up for a fervent flash of authentic emotion! Find your forecast, pursue your passion with four vivid, sensual colour ways designed to capture the season in M·A·C style.”