MAC Chenman

MAC Chenman is a collection based on Chen Man. She is a huge star in the Chinese fashion photography arena, and got her start taking a bunch of cover photos for the Shanghai based fashion magazine, Vision. Honestly I had never heard of her until this collection was announced but now I have seen some of her work and she’s really quite awesome.

This collection features a lot of blue and pink tones, which were inspired by her fascination with love and water. It’s not a huge collection (yay!) and includes some things I have fallen in love with already.

MAC Chenman 2
MAC Chenman

MAC Chenman Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo
MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo Love Cycle, Pink Union

MAC Chenman Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo 2
MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo Love Cycle, Pink Union

MAC Pink Union Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo
MAC Pink Union

MAC Pink Union Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo Macro
MAC Pink Union (macro)


MAC Pink Union left, right, blended (no primer)

Pink Union features a lavender and pink with shimmer on the left side and a royal purple on the right. When blended they make a nice kind of dusty mauve/purple shade.

MAC Love Cycle Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo
MAC Love Cycle

MAC Love Cycle Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo Macro
MAC Love Cycle (macro)

MAC Love Cycle Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo Swatches
MAC Love Cycle (left side, right side, blended – no primer)

Love Cycle features a white/light blue/blue on one side and dark royal blue on the other. Really good pigmentation and fairly soft to the touch. The colors when blended together remind me of denim.

Unfortunately in my excitement over taking macro shots of these I forgot to swatch Pink Union! I remembered in the middle of the night, haha! But no worries, will swatch later this evening and post here. Sorry!

MAC Chenman Nail Lacquer Breezy Blue
MAC Breezy Blue

MAC Chenman Nail Lacquer Breezy Blue Swatch
MAC Breezy Blue

Breezy Blue is a deep yet vibrant blue creme. Very cool toned with a lot of purple undertones. Gorgeous color, way better than a plain ‘ole navy blue. This might be my favorite one from them in a really long time. The formula was kind of odd though. It applied fairly decently, but was a little thick and not level. But then as it dried it self-leveled. I only used two coats for total coverage.

MAC Chenman Nail Lacquer Breezy Blue with CND Crimson Sparkle
MAC Breezy Blue and CND Crimson Sparkle

Then I wanted to add some kind of shimmery top coat to make it look fiery. I picked out CND Crimson Sparkle and absolutely LOVE the way this turned out. Ten times better in person. Totally mesmerizing.

MAC Chenman Beauty Powder Play It Proper
MAC Play It Proper Beauty Powder

MAC Chenman Beauty Powder Play It Proper 2
MAC Play It Proper Beauty Powder

MAC Chenman Beauty Powder Play It Proper 3
MAC Play It Proper

MAC Chenman Lipstick Force Of Love
MAC Force Of Love Lipstick

MAC Chenman Lipstick Force Of Love 2
MAC Force Of Love Lipstick

MAC Chenman Lipstick Force Of Love Swatch
MAC Force Of Love Lipstick

MAC Chenman Lipglass Force Of Love
MAC Force Of Love Lipglass

MAC Chenman Lipglass Force Of Love Swatch
MAC Force Of Love Lipglass

MAC Play It Proper Force Of Love Swatches
Play It Proper, Force Of Love Lipstick, Force Of Love Lipglass

Play It Proper is a very pale pink with small sparkles. Super soft and nicely pigmented but VERY pale.

Force Of Love Lipstick is in a word: AMAZING. I do not know how they can keep putting out new pink lipsticks that are new colors but they do and I love it. This is a warm honeysuckle pink (their words) and is creamy and opaque. L.O.V.E.

Force Of Love Lipglass is a matching color to the lipstick. Sort of. It looks lighter and a little cooler, and has small silver sparkles. Wearing it now and totally loving it. Again unlike all other Liglasses I currently own.

MAC Chenman Reflects Glitter  Pigment
MAC Reflects Glitter & Pigment

MAC Chenman Reflects Blue  Naval Blue
MAC Reflects Blue Reflects Glitter and Naval Blue Pigment

MAC Chenman Reflects Blue  Naval Blue Swatches
MAC Reflects Blue Reflects Glitter and Naval Blue Pigment

Reflects Blue Reflects Glitter is a sparkly light blue glitter. Not a huge fan of these, they are gritty and have too much fallout. I love the way they look in the container more than on.

Naval Blue Pigment is a deep greyed out navy blue with a lighter blue sheen. Nice pigmentation, pretty color.

Overall:

From what I saw I really liked most of this collection. The items I am really impressed with are the Mineralize Eye Shadows (well at least the one I swatched so far!), Force Of Love Lipstick & Lipglass and Breezy Blue Nail Lacquer. If there was any one thing I would get though it would be Force Of Love Lipstick, hands down!

Availability: MAC now.

Pricing: $14.50-$23.00.

I wanna know, is there anything here you coveting or already bought? What do you think about Force Of Love and Breezy Blue?

-Kelly

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Written by Kelly
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