MAC‘s limited edition collections look like something magical. Whether it’s a futuristic or a super colorful collection, their collections are always dreamy and the MAC x Cinderella collection is definitely no less.MAC teamed up with Disney to create the MAC x Cinderella collection, released to celebrate the theatrical release of the movie remake of one of the most iconic animated movies of all time, Disney’s Cinderella indeed. And this is not the first collaboration between MAC and Disney (Maleficent, Venomous Villans).
- You can now get the chance to be as glowing as a Disney princess!
Here’s how MAC describes the MAC x Cinderella:
“The most iconic Disney princess of all inspired a limited-edition colour collection magical enough to make all your dreams come true. Beloved for her kind heart and determined mind that dares to dream, Cinderella envisages enough makeup shades to fill a pumpkin carriage. All products are transformed in specially designed pearlized lavander blue packaging that could rival the most regal of gowns”.
How is the Cinderella Collection composed?
It consists of some new limited edition pieces and mostly of products that are already part of the permanent line.
Stroke of Midnight – Cinderella Eyeshadow Palette (US$44.00)
The eyeshadow palette is composed by six shades and features Vapour, Phloof!, Omega, Quarry, Satin Taupe and Stroke of Midnight. Exception made for Stroke of Midnight, they’re all pretty famous and part of the permanent line.
- Vapour • Described as a “peach-pink with violet pearl” (velvet). It’s a pale pink with a strong white base and cold/blue-ish undertones. Medium coverage. Lovely highlighting shade.
- Phloof! • Described as a “frosted off white” (frost). It’s a neutral “dirty white” shade with a very good payoff.
- Omega • Described as a “soft muted beige taupe” (matte). It’s a medium neutral brown, a perfect transition shade. It’s often used as a brow powder and sometimes as a contour shade.
- Quarry • Described as a “soft muted plum brown” (matte). It’s actually a very pretty shade and a good alternative to the good old warm brown. It’s a good blending/crease shade.
- Satin Taupe • Described as a “taupe with silver shimmer” (frost). It’s a taupe with a warm undertone and cold shimmer particles. Love this on the lid!
- Stroke of Midnight • Described as a “black plum with sparkle pearl” (velvet). It’s a very dark purple with both warm and cold colorful sparkles. When you apply it, you’ll basically obtain a dark plum.
Cinderella Studio Eye Gloss (US$23.00)
This kind of product is usually part of the PRO collection for obvious reasons. It can be great for a photoshoot. You can try to wear them as lipglosses. The collection features two shades:
- Pearl Varnish • It’s a “white gloss with pearl“. It’s sheer and has cold multicoloured sparkles in it.
- Lightly Tauped • It’s a “light beige gloss with pearl“. This one is really sheer too.
Cinderella Studio Fix Lash (US$19.00)
It’s a black mascara and is called Boldblack. Here’s how MAC describes the product:
The innovative mousse-like formula gives superior definition, volume and lift by filling in sparse lashes for a dramatic effect. This high coverage, long-lasting mascara is matched with a carefully calibrated molded brush with bristles evenly spaced in a geometric pattern to coat lashes with ample product, while keeping them separate and distinct. Lashes are left feeling supple and flexible (never brittle), clump-free and lightweight.
Cinderella Pigment (US$24.00) and Glitter (US$23.00)
- Reflects Pearl • Described as a “very fine particle white glitter with pearl sheen“. It’s a very fine white glitter that will almost make your shadow appear wet.
- Pretty It Up • Described as a “gold” pigment. It’s a brown/olive pigment with gold particles in it.
- Evil Stepmother • Described as a “black plum with plum pearl” pigment. It’s a very dark plum/black with plum and cold pink sparkles.
Cinderella Fluidline (US$17.50)
These are two good alternatives to the usual black or brown eyeliner. They can be used as cream shadows alone or as a base.
- Macroviolet • Described as a “deep smoked violet with red pearl“. It’s basically a purple liner.
- Little Black Bow • Described as a “grey with silver pearl“. It’s the most interesting of the two. It’s an olive liner with an high silver sheen.
Cinderella Lipsticks (US$17.50)
These lipsticks have both very wearable and Lustre (sheer coverage and glossy finish).
- Free as a Butterfly • Described as a “golden nude“. It’s the lightest of the two and adds a lot of sheer sheen on the lips, without being too much.
- Royal Ball • Described as a “freshly pink“. It’s a medium neutral pink with a warm undertone. It has an higher coverage
Cinderella Tinted Lipglass (US$16.50)
These lipglasses are definitely on the pink side and have a sheer finish. They both contain sparkles in the tube that don’t look exaggerate on the lips.
- Glass Slipper • Described as a “light milky pink with pinkish pearl“.
- Happily Ever After • Described as a “cool milky pink with bluish pearl“.
Cinderella Beauty Powder (US$28.00)
- Mystery Princess • Described as a “pinky beige with silver shimmer” . It’s defined as Matte, but it contains sparkle.It’s all about the glowing!
Cinderella Iridescent Powder (US$28.00)
- Coupe D’Chic • Described as a “light golden peach with solid shimmer“. It’s definitely saturated than Mystery Princess and contains even more sparkles!
217 (US$24.00) and 168 (US$35.00)
- 217 • It’s a perfect brush “for shading or blending of colour or creamy products. This brush has fine, densely packed fibers that are arranged in an oval shape“. It’s actually amazing!
- 168 • This brush is conceived “for expert application of cheek contour. This brush is a large angled contour – the fibres form a buffed edge and are soft and firmly bundled“.
In the MAC x Cinderella collection, “all products are transformed in specially designed pearlized light lavender blue packaging that could rival the most regal of gowns”.
The packaging is quite plasticky, but very pretty.
Sincerely, I was expecting something a bit more fairytale-like with some more shimmer and glitter or crystal (glass slipper anyone?) and I don’t like the fact that the two powders have the exact same packaging, since they’re listed as two different kind of products.
I was extremely excited about this collection, but now pretty underwhelmed. I mean, i really like it, but I feel like that something was missing and i was definitely expecting something more.
First of all, i don’t like the fact that almost the entire collection is already part of the permanent collection or a previous limited edition one. I was hoping for some more choices too, because the collection contains a lot of pieces but the lipglasses, the powders and the lipglosses are somehow too similar.
I don’t really understand the need of putting two extremely hard-to-wear products like the eye glosses, because there’s no way that someone can spend an entire evening, for example, with them on. They would go everywhere, ruining the makeup. I can understand that for MUAs can be a good opportunity, since we can’t all have access to PRO products, but i feel like they were not necessary.
Overall, I would have dared more, but i’m still interested in it, especially for the palette that is a great deal for those of you who are building a MAC collection. You can save a reasonable amount of money by buying the palette, since 5 shades out of 6 are quite popular and part of the permanent line. They would cost you way more to buy them separately. It’s obviously less exciting for who already owns most of the products…
Listed above. As written on the site, the pro discount is not applicable.
“February 26th, 2015 online at maccosmetics.com, March 5th, 2015 at select MAC locations (North America), March 2015 at select locations (International)”.
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