Thursday, 15 March 2012

MAC & Marcel Wanders collection

mac marcel wanders collection
mac marcel wanders collection
mac marcel wanders collection

MAC have collaborated with the legendary Marcel Wanders to give us a new, limited edition colour collection, rich with sophisticated shades and attention-grabbing aesthetics. Marcel Wanders is a dutch designer, masterminding the production of many industrial, architectural and interior projects and considered to be the 'Lady Gaga of the design world". He is commended for creating exuberant and contemporary designs and has now lent his creative license to MAC, conjuring up a dynamic collection of products all encased with antique-meets-modern cult packaging and a sleek chrome finish.

mac marcel wanders collection
mac marcel wanders collection

MAC & Marcel Wanders lipgloss - Julia* £16.50
(light blue-pink with pearl, frost)

This limited edition lipgloss gave me such high hopes when I saw it in the tube. The gorgeous iridescent peachy-pink hue with speckles of gold shimmer looked so pretty, but unfortunately once it was applied, it left me with a disappointedly barely-there colour. The shimmer is still very evident, and would be lovely if applied over a stronger lip colour, but on its own it isn't anything special. Yes the packaging looks very swish and striking, but is deceivingly lightweight and certainly doesn't maintain its sleek, fingerprint-free finish for long! With the lip-trembling price of this product, I definitely expected something a bit more remarkable. 

mac marcel wanders collection
mac marcel wanders collection


MAC & Marcel Wanders lipstick - Inez* £17.50
(plum with gold pearl, frost)

With a similar story as the lipglosses, this collaboration sees the launch of four new limited edition lipsticks, all with frost finishes and a much higher price point that regular MAC lipsticks. So if you are not a frost fan, or you don't believe the 'chrome' packaging justifies the few pounds price hike, then these lipsticks won't be for you. (Although you are actually getting 50% more product with these lipsticks!) I think Inez is a gorgeous shade, offering a rich plum colour laced with golden flecks, leaving a metallic-like sheen on the lips. You have to tread cautiously with frost lipsticks as some tend to look a bit dated, but I think this one works just perfectly. I think it is quite a unique shade, and has totally won me over.

The MAC & Marcel Wanders collection is out now, available in stores and online. What are your thoughts? Have you picked up anything from this new collection?

29 comments:

Constanze said...

Wow, both products are awesome!!! I like the colours. ♥

Chelseyxlou said...

These are gorgeous, I actually really love the gloss despite the lack of colour! The shimmer is definitely one for summer nights xo

mw said...

I love the lipstick-so pretty!

MrAJBx3 said...

ehm...i dont care about the price i need that plum lip colour! <3

www.MrAJBx3.com

AudreyFleur said...

The gloss is so pretty. I like the fact it's clear but not completely boring. It looks lovely!

Heather xo
Audreyfleur.blogspot.com

Eight For A Wish said...

Whoa. Whoa. Whoa.
Stop.

Give me that lipgloss.
Now.
Seriously.


Devon x
www.eightforawish.com

Kelly said...

I really like the look of the lipgloss but as you say the price is a bit much.
The packaging is really swish! Wouldn't have known it was MAC were it not for the lettering. Gorgeous, love it.
x

Kellina's Thoughts said...

really great packaging!!!

http://kellinasthoughts.blogspot.com/

Shen said...

The packaging is gorgeous but don't fancy any of the colours!
xx

Beauty Fiend said...

the mac lipstick is just gorgeous
www.whokilledlola.blogspot.com
x

Amy said...

So so lovely, seriously hankering after that lipglass now I've seen your swatches! New follower, by the way! Hello everyone :) x

Sarirah said...

Not a fan of lipgloss but this one looks really pretty. :)

Emily said...

The lipgloss looks gorgeous!! :)

egtx3.blogspot.com
xx

shannen said...

The packaging is lovely but it just doesnt feel like it's MAC

Shannen Xx

Thedreamsofanizzyinabigwildworld:) said...

Ah shame it didn't live up to expectation but the packaging looks rather swish :) xx

Char! said...

the lipgloss looks so freaking pretty! X

Glittered feathers said...

I absolutely love the plum colour, I have been after a plum lipstick for a while now.

Jess x

TbateBeauty said...

wow I haven't wanted anything from MAC for ages but they are really lovely colours. x

The Edge of Beauty said...

Wow! this is lush! definitely checking out this collection!
www.theedgeofbeauty7.blogspot.com

Ana Sofia said...

I dont necessarily like the lipstick packaging for some reason :( but the colour is gorgeous, and i think the shimmer quantity is the perfect amount! It's quite subtle, but gives enough POP to the lips :)

x

cupcakesandflowers.blogspot.com

Beth said...

The lipstick is the most beautiful shade ever! So gorgeous!

LC said...

I think the products look nice but the packaging is horrible in my opinion! X

Amy said...

The colour in the last lipstick shot.. wow! Such a beautiful colour!

princesselfy said...

Wowzers Milly, that lipstick looks fab on your lips. Not my sort of shade but looks pretty special. The packaging is gorgeous too x

kirstyb said...

these colours are amazing x

kirstyb said...

these colours are amazing x

Jessica* said...

Wow, the packaging, the colours, the texture, these are BEAUTIFUL, I love them both I feel I need them they are lush!!! Thank you for sharing them...

jessica-jjc@blogspot.com

Holly said...

I love the lipgloss, even if it doesn't provide that much colour, it still has a lovely sparkle to it! Might have to buy one of those :)

Holly xx

www.hollysraindropsandroses.blogspot.com

lana said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GORGEOUS on you. I love that this is a glitter frost collection

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