The MAC Mickey Contractor collection, scheduled for a January release, is a 28 piece collection (including brushes) heavy on the neutral (or wearable) side. But who is Mickey Contractor, you ask?
Mickey Contractor is MAC’s Director of Makeup Artistry for India and has changed the face of Bollywood. He’s been mentoring many makeup artists all over the world for over 30 years and is also the first MAC Artist to have a collection created as a tribute to him.
The collection in its entirety includes:
- Yash – Deep neutral (matte)
- Mehr – Dirty blue pink (matte)
- Gulabi – Bright fuchsia (amplified)
- Mocha – Peachy yellow-brown (satin)
- Flesh – Dirty nude brown
- Lust – Soft muted pink
Eye Shadow ($14.50)
- Saffron – Deep coral caramel (satin)
- Rani – Bright Fuchsia with soft pink pearl (frost)
- Marvel – Deep purple with soft pink pearl (frost)
- Oomph – Forest green with soft gold pearl (veluxe pearl)
Eye Shadow x 4 – Athma ($36)
- Folie – Reddish-plum brown (satin)
- Carbon – Intense black (matte)
- Jaan – Light neutral with soft gold pearl (lustre)
- Vivah – Brown with gold pearl (lustre)
- Ivy – Bright green (frost)
- Siahi – Deep turquoise blue (frost)
Select Moisturecover Concealer ($16.50)
- Coral: Slightly dirty coral/Yellow: banana yellow ($21)
Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation ($26)
Powder Blush ($18.50)
- Gana – Bright white gold (frost)
- Sur – Dirty rosie brown (satin)
- 219 – Pencil brush ($24.50)
- 239 – Eye Shader ($24.50)
- 116 – Blush brush ($32)
Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder ($22)
Marvel, Oomph, Rani
Marvel, Oomph, Rani
All three of these were nicely textured and pretty pigmented as well.
Marvel is an incredible shimmery deep purple with a beautiful sheen to it. I’m a purple eyeshadow fan for sure and this one of definitely worth picking up if you also love purple.
Oomph is a pretty shimmery forest green. It’s not quite as dark as I had expected but it’s really nicely pigmented and very pretty. It’s got a bit of a olive green look to it, which I love.
Rani is a pretty bright fuchsia with pink sheen. I normally shy away from these kinds of eyeshadows (bright pink and red) because I don’t know how to wear them without looking like a clown still. But it’s a gorgeous color and I would like to learn how to wear it!
Jaan, Folie, Vivah, Carbon
This eyeshadow quad is filled with fairly neutral colors, but two are nice and sparkly. The payoff wasn’t quite as nice as I had hoped for though, and I have Carbon many times over at this point.
Jaan was the most pigmented and is a nice glittery neutral peach/nude color.
Folie is a red/brown matte and seemed a bit patchy to me.
Vivah is a really cool brown with gold glitter and my favorite one in the quad. It almost looks olive green in the pan.
Carbon is a black matte, which came off patchy on my hand.
Mehr, Yash, Gulabi
Yash, Mehr, Gulabi
I found these three lipsticks that I tried very wearable and really quite pretty, which I didn’t expect. When I saw them in the tube I thought they wouldn’t work with my skin tone (except Gulabi), but they totally did.
Yash is a really nice neutral nude/brown color with great payoff.
Mehr is a nice neutral pink/brown, very pigmented.
Gulabi is a bright pink and it’s more on the sheer glossy side because it’s Amplified, but after a few swipes it’s pretty pigmented as well.
Lipglass in Flesh
I just KNEW this color was not going to work at all for me when I saw it. I mean look how brown/yellow it looks on my skin! But then I applied it on my lips and I was extremely surprised that it looked nice and natural!
Select Moisturecover Concealers
Ok it is hard to review these properly since they are clearly waaaaaay darker than my skin tone, but I’ll try.
I like the tube and wand, makes it easy to apply. They are on the thin side for a concealer, but do blend in nicely. They do feel nice and moist, but I can’t comment on how they work really since I can’t try ’em out!
I think if I was to pick up one of these for my skin tone it would be NC23, since that is the lightest one, but I haven’t seen it in person so it’s hard to tell.
Select Moisturecover Concealer Coral/Yellow Corrector
Hmmm now this is an interesting concept. The idea behind this is that the coral side is used to neutralize the dark brown or red undertones that Indian women often have and the yellow is used to counteract the blue-ish undertones that Western women often have.
Obviously the coral side is not my color and I didn’t think the yellow would work on me either, but it kinda did.
I applied just a few tiny dots of the yellow on my undereye area (which is blue-ish) and blended it in. It did help to conceal the dark color, but left just a tiny yellowish cast to my skin. I didn’t try it over foundation and I didn’t use anything else either, so maybe once I had my “full face” on, it would also help to blend it in.
I don’t know if I like the double-ended idea though because I think for most women one side would be useless.
Ahhhh vivid colors, yay! These two fluidlines are bright and so gorgeous!
Ivy is a bright medium green and Saihi is a deep sea-like blue.
Both are very saturated and the stars of this collection in my eyes. Fluidlines are always great consistency and pigmentation and last a long time. Love!
Both of these blushes are really nice, but perhaps not meant for my skin tone.
Gana is a really pale gold, which actually translates to a pink/gold on me. I am too pale to use this as a blush, it wouldn’t show up all that much on my cheeks. However it would make a great highlight color!
Sur is a deep rose pink, which I think might look a wee bit muddy on my skin.
I think there are some really great colors here, something for everyone. While it does focus heavily on the neutral side, there are some great colorful items as well (Fluidlines, single shadows and Gulabi lipstick).
This collection will be available in January in both North America and Internationally.
What do you like here?
Stay tuned for a giveaway of one of the eyeshadows! 🙂