MAC newest summer 2011 collection is called Fashion Flower and yep you guessed it, the imprint on the products are stamped with an adorable flower print. But is that the best thing about the collection?
This collection isn’t too large at 18 pieces featuring eye shadow, beauty powder, lipstick, lipgelee and the ever-so-present Penultimate liner in black.
- MLLE – Light white pink
- Summer Shower – Light aqua
- Growing Trend – Mid-tone taupe nude
- Ever Hip – Bright creamy coral
- FashionFlower – Pale pink dazzle
- Now In Season – Pale yellow dazzle
- Budding Beauty – Pale coral dazzle
Beauty Powder ($25.00)
- Light Sunshine – Pastel neutral pink with soft gold and pink sparkles
- Alpha Girl – Soft peachy pink with gold nuances
Studio Fix Boldblack Lash ($17.50)
- Deep Intense Black
Penultimate Eye Liner ($17.50)
- True black
Eye Shadow ($14.50)
- Fresh Daisy – Frosty white yellow (Frost)
- Aqua – Aqua blue (Matte)
- Lucky Green – Frosted mid-tone lime (Veluxe Pearl)
- Free To Be – Bright true coral (Matte)
- Groundcover – Mid-tone warm grey (Matte)
- Bows & Curtseys – Metallic hunter green (Satin)
Fashion Flower Eye Shadow
Bows & Curtseys
Free To Be
Fresh Daisy, Groundcover, Aqua, Free To Be, Lucky Green, Bows & Curtseys (with flash)
Fresh Daisy, Groundcover, Aqua, Free To Be, Lucky Green, Bows & Curtseys (without flash)
I didn’t find most of these eye shadows to have much color payoff, especially the mattes, which was very disappointing. The first four here are pretty lacking in saturation and I had to work pretty hard to get the color to transfer onto my hand. Fresh Flower wasn’t too bad, but not great either.
Lucky Green is the only one that was totally insanely saturated and just gorgeous. Next up is Bows & Curtseys, which was pretty good, if not a little patchy. I think it would look better on top of a shadow insurance.
Fashion Flower Beauty Powder
Light Sunshine, Alpha Girl (with flash)
Light Sunshine, Alpha Girl (without flash)
The Beauty Powders are really pretty nice in my eyes. I loved both colors for my skin tone.
Light Sunshine is definitely more saturated, and a very pretty pale/white pink.
Alpha Girl is a deeper more coral peach/pink, but not as much payoff.
Both felt very soft and nice to the touch.
Fashion Flower Lipstick
Summer Shower, Growing Trend, MLLE
The lipsticks kind of ran the gamut of colors.
Summer Shower even though it looks very blue/silver in the tub was actually more wearable than you would think. It’s definitely very sparkly, but also quite sheer.
Growing Trend is a nude taupe and looks nice on my lips close-up, but overall can have a slight corpse-effect with my skintone. Edgy and not as wearable for me.
MLLE is a very pale pink that’s also a bit sheer. I swear I had another MLLE long ago that was a lot more opaque and more of a 1960’s white/pink, but I could be mistaken. This was actually very pretty.
Fashion Flower Lipgelee
Now In Season
Now In Season
Now In Season
Now In Season is a pale cool yellow color, which was actually quite nice and wearable on me. I love Lipgelee’s as of late, and I didn’t have one this color, so I am digging it!
Fashion Flower Studio Fix BoldBlack Lash
Studio Fix BoldBlack Lash
Last but not least let’s check out the Studio Fix BoldBlack Lash Mascara.
Before I opened the tube I thought it would just be another mascara, but I was wrong. The wand is one of those plastic types with short bristles that really helps keep your lashes separated and does wonders for lengthening and keeping clumps at bay.
I am wearing it today and LOVING it so far! I have found that these types of plastic wands work best with my lashes, so this is right up my alley.
In all honestly I am not loving most of this collection. I think the flower print is cute, but really that alone doesn’t do it for me. Most of the eye shadows didn’t give enough color payoff, which seems to be a running trend with MAC lately. I did love Lucky Green and completely utterly recommend that one.
The Beauty Powders were nice, but nothing I felt I would *need*.
The lipsticks and lipgelee were nice, but again nothing I fell madly in love with in terms of color.
The mascara I definitely recommend if you like this type of wand, I love it.
Availability: May 5th in North America and July International
So what do you think of Fashion Flower now that you’ve seen it up close and personal?