MAC Reel Sexy is a colorful new collection featuring a variety of bright film inspired pieces.
Reel Sexy is a fairly manageable collection including 23 pieces: Zoom Lash Mascara, 4 Eye Kohls, 3 Nail Lacquers, 4 Lipsticks, 4 Cremesheen Glasses, 4 Pro Palettes, 2 Powder Blushes and a Mineralize Skinfinish.
MAC comes out with so many collections each season it’s always interesting to see what, if anything, is a must have for me, and there are definitely a few pieces in here I loved as soon as I swatched!
Pro Palette Eye Shadow X2
Pro Palette Eye Shadow X2 Dynamic Duo 4
Pro Palette Eye Shadow X2 Dynamic Duo 3
Pro Palette Eye Shadow X2 Dynamic Duo 4, Pro Palette Eye Shadow X2 Dynamic Duo 3 (over primer)
Pro Palette Eye Shadow X2 Dynamic Duo 4 features a cool toned pale pink satin and a blackened violet matte. The pink shade was really nice and even, but even over primer, the violet was very patchy and didn’t feel very smooth. Skip!
Pro Palette Eye Shadow Dynamic Duo 2 features a violet duochrome pearl and a teal green matte. The duochrome shadow is a violet/grey/silver color, and has nice saturation and a nice texture. The teal was kind of amazing. I was expecting the same patchiness I had with the other palette because it’s a matte, but it was fairly even and very pigmented. Really pretty combo!
Vivid Effect is a bright orange/red creme. They describe it as a coral, but it looks a little more red to my eye. It is a really clean looking color and bright. Good formula, just two coats.
In the Dark…Purple
In the Dark…Purple is a deep yet bright purple creme. Nice color, good coverage in just two coats.
Screening Room is a medium teal green creme. It has somewhat of a dusty look to it. Nice coverage, again just two coats.
Reel Sexy, Pink Popcorn, Watch Me Simmer, Heroine
Reel Sexy is an amplified bright light coral shade. It’s BRIGHT take my word for it. Looks a lot brighter in person than these photos depict. Almost too bright for me, but I love it. In fact, Mr. VV came in when I was swatching it and asked me if I had face tanner on because it was so bright it made my skin look darker, haha!
Pink Popcorn is a lustre and a lavender/pink shade. The lustre finish is a somewhat sheer one, so you don’t get huge payoff, more of a nice sheen. Pretty color, but I think I have a few similar ones already.
Watch Me Simmer is an amplified and very vivid pink/orange shade. This is my favorite one, and possibly my new summer lipstick. It’s bright like Reel Sexy is, but not a weird neon-ish color like that one. So summery!
Heroine is a matte and it’s a bright violet shade. Amazing texture and color payoff. I thought this might either be too dark or strange looking on me, but it’s actually a wearable color. Very pretty and another fav of mine now.
Watch Me Simmer
Heirloom is a metallic lavender/grey shade. This is kind of an odd shade, but would look cool on the lower eye area I think.
Hyacinth is a medium dusty teal blue shade. Nice pigmentation and no glitter or shimmer (yay!) so more wearable on the waterline, which I always look for in a liner.
Private Screening, Cinestyle, Star Quality, Colour Saturation
All of these are on the sheer side and settle into lip lines a bit. It’s more noticeable in these close up pics than in real life though. I like to wear these over lipsticks usually since they are so sheer. They are not sticky at all and feel pretty slippery and nice on the lips.
Private Screening is a medium peachy shade. Nice color for spring.
Cinestyle is a blue-grey-lavender shade. Kind of an oddball color, but I like it!
Star Quality is a bright coral shade. Pretty for summer.
Colour Saturation is a dark wine purple/red shade.
Overall: There are a few things here I really love and they are Watch Me Simmer and Heroine Lipsticks. I liked the Pro Palette Dynamic Duo 3 mainly because of the teal shade and also Hyacinth Eye Kohl. I would skip Pro Palette Dymanic Duo 4 though because the violet shade wasn’t very good formula-wise. The nail shades are all nice, but I feel they aren’t that unique. The Cremesheen Glasses are nice oif you like sheer colors.
Availability: MAC, Nordstrom.
Pricing: Mascara (not shown) ($15), Eye Kohl ($15), Nail Lacquer ($16), Lipstick ($14.50), Cremesheen Glass ($19.50), Pro Palette ($27.50), Powder Blush (not shown) ($20), Mineralize Skinfinish (not shown) (29).
Anything here you are interested in?