Before we begin with this review I want to quickly discuss the results of the MAC poll I did the other day. It was nearly split down the middle, leaning slightly towards yes, you do want to see MAC swatches still. I do know that a lot of people like my swatches because my skin tone is closer to theirs compared to some other bloggers. Makes complete sense. But I also hear ya loud & clear about the press release posts. They are time consuming, and since about 95% of you don’t like them, I won’t waste my time with them anymore unless it’s seriously amazing looking. So I’ll be showing things I think are worth posting but maybe less photos than usual. As far as timing it can be tricky. MAC always sends me the nail polish for review with the other items, which means it has to ship ground, which means my swatches tend to come out a bit later than some others. But I try to get them up as fast as possible! Having said all that here we go!
MAC Archie’s Girls is the latest from the brand and it features a bevy of products on both sides: Betty & Veronica. Today I’ve got the Betty items for you, which are the lighter more pastel-like colors.
Caramel Sundae features four shades, three of them were decently pigmented and honestly, I was really surprised.
Cheryl Chic is a pale satin pink.
Dreammaker is a pale frosty yellow.
Caramel Sundae is a warm medium tan satin.
Showstopper is a deep cool matte brown (not great pigmentation with this one)
Lucky In Love is a light green.
Cheers My Dear! is a light lavender/pink.
Lord It Up is an intense bronze/brown with pearl.
Black Swan is a jet black with pearl.
Flatter Me has a peach colored base with coral colored hearts. Blended together it creates this really pretty shimmery peachy shade.
Cream Soda is a light satin coral shade. Pretty and soft.
Stay Sweet is a pale lavender/pink. A whole ‘lotta lip settling with this one, not my fav.
Kiss & Don’t Tell is a bright coral and though it does some lip settling, I adore the shade.
Betty Bright is a medium peach and I absolutely love it. Very soft and flattering.
Girl Next Door is a pale cool-toned pink. Very sheer and soft.
Comic Cute is a bright coral/pink creme. A bit streaky with two coats.
Pep Pep Pep is a warm peachy/nude. Also streaky with just two coats.
Overall: There were some really good items in this collection. I was actually surprised about how pigmented the eye shadows were and all but one were good. But my favorite items here are the Face Powder, Eye Liners (which I already have from other releases), Kiss & Don’t Tell Lipglass and Betty Bright Lipstick. If there were only two items I could get from this it would be those two lip items. I say skip the polish, it’s nothing great.
Pricing: Eye Shadow x 4 ($44), Pigment ($23), Face Powder ($30), Blush ($22), Eye Liner ($16.50), Mascara ($17.50), Lipglass ($16.50), Lipstick ($16.50), Nail Lacquer ($17.50).
What do you think about MAC Betty?
Stay tuned for MAC Veronica soon!
Note: MAC is not cruelty free.