MAC Spring  13 Forecast

Yeah this is nuts but I am about to review something for Spring 2013! MAC Spring ’13 Forecast Eyes and Lips Palettes (limited edition) are already for sale on their site and while I was picking up some basics I needed (MAC Wipes in bulk for swatching and my beloved Fast Response Eye Cream) I saw these and couldn’t resist…

Both of these come with six shades in the palette and both are cremes…yep, the eyeshadows are their new Cream Colour Shadows. Let’s see what I thought of them upon first swatch.

MAC Spring  13 Forecast Eyes Palette
Spring ’13 Forecast Eyes Palette

MAC Spring  13 Forecast Eyes Palette 2
Spring ’13 Forecast Eyes Palette

MAC Spring  13 Forecast Eyes Palette 3
Spring ’13 Forecast Eyes Palette

MAC Spring  13 Forecast Eyes Palette Swatches 1
Now Mustard!, Must Have Brown, Top Soil

Now Mustard! is a kind of greenish, muted mustard yellow shade. It’s on the pale side, but a nice shade.

Must Have Brown is more of a taupe grey/brown. Another shade I kind of like and actually I like it with Now Mustard!

Top Soil is a warm reddish brown. Decent shade, but wouldn’t work for me I don’t think.

MAC Spring  13 Forecast Eyes Palette Swatches 2
Sunshine, April Mist, Runway Rose

Sunshine is a bright clean yellow. Very vivid and nicely pigmented.

April Mist is a pale greyed out light blue. Another one I kinda like.

Runway Rose is a pale candy pink shade.

MAC Spring  13 Forecast Lips Palette
Spring ’13 Forecast Lips Palette

MAC Spring  13 Forecast Lips Palette 2
Spring ’13 Forecast Lips Palette

MAC Spring  13 Forecast Lips Palette 3
Spring ’13 Forecast Lips Palette

MAC Spring  13 Forecast Lips Palette Swatches 1
Forecast Nude, Right On Orange, Strut The Cherry

Forecast Nude is a medium pinkish brown. A good neutral shade.

Right On Orange is a bright peachy orange shade. Looks brighter in the palette than on the lips.

Strut The Cherry is a medium bright pink, but very wearable.

MAC Spring  13 Forecast Lips Palette Forecast Nude
Forecast Nude

MAC Spring  13 Forecast Lips Palette Right On Orange
Right On Orange

MAC Spring  13 Forecast Lips Palette Strut The Cherry
Strut The Cherry

MAC Spring  13 Forecast Lips Palette Swatches 2
Talking Tan, A Look In Lavender, Electric Spring

Talking Tan is a medium/deep brown shade. This looks darker in the pan than on my lips.

A Look In Lavender is a very cool-toned lavender. This is one of those hard to wear shades for a lot of people.

Electric Spring is a bright fuchsia pink. Nice shade but will stain lips!

MAC Spring  13 Forecast Lips Palette Talking Tan
Talking Tan

MAC Spring  13 Forecast Lips Palette A Look In Lavender
A Look In Lavender

MAC Spring  13 Forecast Lips Palette Electric Spring
Electric Spring

Overall: Ok here are my thoughts. The Eyes palette has some really nice and interesting shades in it but I’m not sure how they will wear on the eye as I have yet to test them out. Usually cream shadows don’t wear as nicely or as long as powder ones, even over a primer, but we shall see. I also wonder how quickly they will dry out.

The Lips palette is nice, but didn’t blow me away. Most of the shades were pretty wearable but I don’t like how they settled into my lip lines. The good thing is they are amplified shades, so they are somewhat buildable. They don’t feel very moisturizing though, a little dry overall.

Availability: MAC.

Pricing: $40.00 for 0.21 oz each.

What do you think about the Spring ’13 Forecast Eye and Lip Palettes? Are these items you might pick up?

-Kelly

Note: MAC is not cruelty free.

Written by Kelly
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