MAC‘s Collections always create a stir within the beauty world, especially when they use limited edition packaging for the collection. Until now, my favourite MAC Collections in terms of special packaging, have been the MAC Wash and Dry Collection and the MAC Magic of the Night Collection, but both of them have been overtaken with the impending MAC Fruity Juicy Collection. When I first saw the MAC Fruity Juicy Collection, I actually gasped aloud as the packaging design is incredible and I know everyone’s going to be desperate to get their hands on a piece from the collection as it’s so special and unique. The brand new MAC Fruity Juicy Collection launches in the UK on the 27th of April, and I for one will be waiting with baited breath as I need at least three more items from the collection. I have three products from the collection which I just had to show you prior to the launch to give you an idea of what you’re going to *need*, and I mean need..
MAC Fruity Juicy Fruit A La La x 6 Eyeshadow Palette £25
This is going to the be *the* item from the collection which everyone is going to want to get their hands on, just look at that packaging. The palette is very small and compact, packaged within a slim rectangular metal compact with the tropical design on the lid and press button opening which reveals a mirror within the lid and six large eyeshadow pans. I don’t know the size of the pans gram wise but I’d place a bet that they are at least 1 gram each, so to get six MAC eyeshadows for £25 is an absolute steal, and there are two other palettes alongside Fruit A La La, with Love In The Glades which contains greens and Oh My Banana which contains nudes and peachy tones.
The shades within the Fruit A La La are; Glamour Light (Warm Beige – Satin), Soleil, So Lovely ( Dirty Grey Nude – Matte), Arriba! (Frosty Rose – Frost), Carnal Charm (Bright Burnt Orange Red – Matte), Fuchsia Fury (Bright Blue Pink – Satin) and Cocktail Black (Deep Brown Grey – Matte). When I first saw the shades in this palette, I was instantly excited with the stunningly bright orange and pink shades alongside more wearable tones. Shades like these are so popular right now and you can totally use the pink and orange as blush shades too as they’re so bright and bold making this an handy little travel palette.
I know MAC eyeshadows get quite a hard time but the quality of all six shades is fantastic. Look at the pigmentation.. there is no crumbling, fallout, patchiness or anything, they’re beautiful eyeshadows and are easy to blend. I really like that they’ve given us three neutral tones to make this palette as versatile as possible, and that metallic rose gold? Dampen your brush with Fix+ and you’ve got a multi-dimensional foiled shadow. I cannot rave about this palette enough, please trust me and know this is a must have even for the packaging alone. Who doesn’t want coconuts, bananas, pineapples, papayas and hibiscuses on their eyeshadow palette?! Roll on summer…
MAC Fruity Juicy Calm Heat (Matte) Lipstick £16.50
No MAC collection is complete without a lineup of lipsticks and within this collection we have four to choose from; Shy Girl, Love At first Bite, Si Si Me and Calm Heat which is the shade that I own, and is described as a ‘Mid-Tone Nude’. The tropical print is wrapped around the base as well as the lid alongside a glossy black lacquered finish which looks so beautiful, and I think Calm Heat is the perfect beige toned nude for skin as pale as mine, or if you like a paler nude.
My lips are very pale so I like my nudes to be on the paler side, so this really does look flattering but I know it perhaps wouldn’t suit skintones which are deeper than mine, but you could choose Shy Girl within the collection which is in their permanent lineup but within this collection it has the stunning tropical print. Calm Heat is a matte lipstick, but one of the most comfortable and creamy MAC Mattes I’ve tried and it has a little shine when on the lips too, and feels pretty comfortable which I appreciate as some matte formulas can be rather drying.
MAC Fruity Juicy La Salsa Cremesheen Glass £18
I would choose lipgloss over lipsticks every day of the week but I know I’m in the minority as everyone gives lipgloss an hard time. If you don’t like sticky glosses, you need to try the MAC Cremesheen Glass formula as it really is creamy and lightweight on the lips with brilliant shine and zero stickiness. MAC describe the Cremesheen Glass formula as being a “a lip finish that fuses the creamy texture of a lipstick with the high shine of a gloss” which I feel is a very accurate description. Within the MAC Fruity Juicy Collection there are four shades to choose from; Cha-Cha-Cha, Shake, Shake, Shake, La Salsa and Summer Succulence and I have the shade La Salsa which is a ‘soft purple’ according to MAC.
La Salsa is a very pretty fuchsia pink shade with a duochrome blue shift which I just couldn’t my camera to pick up in the photos but it’s such an unique shade. It’s quite pigmented for a lipgloss with the swatch above being several swipes of the doefoot applicator but with only one dip into the tube so you could apply a sheer amount of a light pink tint to the lips, or build it up for a more intense effect. It’s unbelievably pretty and compliments the pink shade in the palette perfectly.
Please make sure you set an alarm on your phone for the 27th of April to make sure you don’t miss the MAC Fruity Juicy collection as it’s amazing with 19 products in total including a Coconut Fix+, a Pearlmatte Powder, Bronzing Powder, Brushes, Makeup Bag and more..
I’d love to know your thoughts on the collection? Which is your favourite item from this trio? Please let me know below..