MAC Maleficent

The MAC x Maleficent collection has already come out online but it lands in stores tomorrow and I’ve got some swatches for you today.

This collection is to celebrate the upcoming Disney Maleficent movie starring Angelina Jolie. I saw the preview for this about 3 months ago and nearly died because it looks SO COOL! I’m not a huge Angelina Jolie fan, but I do think this role is perfect for her.

The collection does feature a heavy dose of repromoted shades, so it’s definitely not all new items, which is disappointing.

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MAC Maleficent Eye Shadow X 4

Maleficent Eye Shadow x 4

MAC Maleficent Eye Shadow Swatches

Goldmine, Ground Brown, Carbon, Concrete (over primer)

Goldmine is a gold with shimmer (frost). I got ok pigment from this and it feels smoother than the matte shades.

Ground Brown is a deep brown (matte.) This was rather patchy and chalky textured.

Carbon is a black (matte). Carbon is always uneven and chalky.

Concrete is a taupe brown (satin). I love this shade and the pigmentation is decent. It’s not chalky feeling like the two mattes.

MAC Maleficent Beauty Powder Natural

Beauty Powder Natural

MAC Maleficent Swatches

Prep + Prime Highlighter Bright Forecast (25), Penultimate Eye Liner Rapidblack ($21.50), Beauty Powder Natural ($30)

Forecast is a medium peach shade. This is used for highlighting, but I think it’s a little warm for my skin.

Rapidblack is a jet black liner. This has a nice, soft fine-tip and you can easily draw a thin or thick line with it. In the past (2 or 3 years ago) my other Rapidblack pens have dried out kind of quick, but maybe that’s changed.

Neutral is a very light peachy pink powder. It’s barely visible on my hand as you can see, but it has a nice, soft texture.

MAC Maleficent Nail Lacquer Flaming Rose

Flaming Rose ($17.50)

Flaming Rose is a bright classic red creme. The formula is decent. It covers in two coats and I don’t really have any complaints about the application. It’s not a unique shade though.

MAC Maleficent Lipstick True Love's Kiss

True Love’s Kiss

MAC Maleficent Lip Swatches

Lipstick True Love’s Kiss, Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Kiss Me Quick, Pro Longwear Lipglass Anthurium.

True Love’s Kiss is a beautiful bright red with an amplified finish. Perfection in a tube. This goes on easily, is very smooth, doesn’t settle into lip lines and has a very slight sparkle to it.

Kiss Me Quick is a great bright red lip pencil that goes great with True Love’s Kiss.

Anthurium is a bright red Lipglass. This covers fairly evenly and is very shiny. Looks like a shiny red apple.

MAC Maleficent True Love's Kiss

True Love’s Kiss

MAC Maleficent Anthurium


MAC Maleficent True Love's Kiss and Anthurium

True Love’s Kiss and Anthurium

Overall: I feel like the Eye Shadow x 4 palette could be completely skipped. The colors aren’t new and the pigmentation isn’t great. The things that really stand out to me here are the lip items. The lipstick and gloss are great shades and have a really nice formula. If you don’t already have classic red shades like these and you like the movie (or the character), they might be great to pick up. The nail shade is nice, but again, nothing unique. Everything else is good, just not mind-blowing.

Availability: Online now and in stores May 15th.

Are you going to pick anything up from this collection?


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Written by Kelly
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