I went to MAC's Preview Party for their collection Temperature Rising yesterday, together with Lilly and Nyota. We met many fellow bloggers there, Kirschblüte, Chinda-Chan, Michischaaf, Nagellackprinzessin, am I missing anyone?
As always it was great fun to stroll around and swatch everything. I also enjoyed talking to complete strangers at the testers, it was interesting to see what they thought of the items.
There werde three collections on display: Temperature Rising, Art of the Eye and Fashion Sets (Fashion Sets had no testers however), so expect these color stories to launch on May 2nd at MACs here in Austria!
I am always looking forward to summer collections, they are my favorite ones throughout the year, I just love the bronzy, tan, coppery shades and I feel like I could plaster them all over me! :-D
So I did my share of haulin' for sure!
I was really impressed by the two eyeshadow quads and I got them both, gorgeous gorgeous colors, well selected and put together:
Bare My Soul Eyeshadow Quad
Here is a look with the palette:
If you want to know more about the look and what products I used, click here.
The second eyeshadow quad is:
Temperature Rising Eyeshadow Quad
Of the bronzers I already had Sun Dipped Prolongwear Bronzer from last year's Hey Sailor Collection, I can totally recommend that bronzer if anyone is interested!
Since I am a total bronzer girl and I have always wanted to try Refined Golden (which is permanent), here was a chance to pick it up in the pretty LE packaging:
Refined Golden Bronzing Powder
Already tried it this morning, love it!
Of course Blusherine rarely leaves a preview party without buying a lipstick, so here is the one I picked up:
Caliente Lipstick (Dazzle)
For a dazzle finish this lipstick is really pigmented! There IS a good (good!!) share of glitter in the formula, but - opposed to dazzle finishes that have been released before - there is also a good base color, so you get both glitter AND color when applying the lipstick!
Here is a swatch of MAC Caliente:
Find out more about the lipstick here.
Since I love the regular Strobe Liquid Lotion available in the permanent MAC range and I'm almost out of it, I thought I'd give the bronzy version a try:
Strobe Liquid Lotion Golden Elixir
I applied it this morning and - at a first glance - I think the regular version is a little more reflecting (in a good way) than this one (the original one being whitish). The shimmer in the bronze version is much closer to my skintone than the shimmer in the regular version, so it doesn't show up quite as well! But don't quote me on this one, I will have to really compare the two before I commit to my opinion based on just one usage! :-)
At checkout there was a really nice surprise:
A free drinking bottle, yay! :-)
Comes really handy now that I have started jogging again! Thank you MAC!
Are you eyeing anything from the collection?
Any favorites, must-haves, no-gos? :-)