MAC Review: Zac Posen

This month, 35-year-old fashion designer Zac Posen releases his collaboration with MAC and the beauty industry has already gone crazy over it. The limited edition line contains one six-shade eyeshadow palette, a fluidline liquid liner pen, a mascara, three lipsticks, a contour and blush duo, a finishing powder and two brushes. The whole line has gorgeous grey-teal coloured packaging with the MAC logo embossed in gold and the prices range from £16.50 to £38.

One of the most attractive pieces for me was the ‘Eye Z You’ eyeshadow palette. The shades are undeniably very cool toned with four of them being pinky-nudes perfect for a daytime and night time look. The other two are bolder, one being a dark frosty-grey and the other a bold deep violet which is bang on trend for this season and perfect for bringing out brown eyes.

The three lipsticks are possibly my favourite part of the collection. The baby nude pink which, in my opinion is not anything special for £17 but would probably look nice layered over another colour to give a glossy finish. The other two are extremely bold, lustre finish lipsticks. My favourite, Dangerously Red, has some prominent blue undertones which gives it a really deep berry red colour that would look gorgeous on any skin tone. The third, Darling Clementine is a gorgeous bright orange colour which is perfect for the upcoming summer months and I think would suit darker skin tones very well. Unfortunately, because they are limited edition lipsticks, they are unavailable in the Back to Mac scheme.

The haute contour blush duo is the most value for money out of the whole collection. Priced at £23, it is on the lower end of the spectrum and is well worth it. The blush is a coral pink with pearlescent flecks which give it a more natural shimmer when on the skin. The contour half is a very warm colour that is perfect for anyone whose skin picks up ashy tones easily or could even be used as a bronzer for very pale skin tones. I would say that if they were separate products it might be easier to use so that you don’t have to be cautious of mixing the two colours when applying, however one of the main attractions of this is that it is compact and with a mirror that is perfect for girls on the go.

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