MAC and Carine Roitfeld have partnered together for a small collection centered around the smoky eye.
This collection includes a few different items as well as some accessories, but the most interesting looking thing to me are the Full Face Kits. These kits include four eyeshadows and a blush, and come in a “double-decker” sleek black compact.
Clockwise: Dew, “Camo”, Carbon, Bad Lieutenant
Dew, “Camo”, Carbon, Bad Lieutenant, Bootcamp Bronze (shadows over primer)
Dew is a pale beige with a soft texture (veluxe pearl).
“Camo” is a nice grey taupe, which I actually really like. Could make a good brow color (satin).
Carbon is a deep black. Very patchy, not good quality (matte).
Bad Lieutenant is a dark brown/black. Also patchy, not great (matte).
Bootcamp Bronze is a medium tan shade.
Overall: Not great, not great. In general the shades aren’t anything unique or very interesting. The payoff wasn’t that great either, especially for the matte shades. As far as Bootcamp Bronze, it’s definitely not a shade that I would ever use or would look good with my particular skin tone.
So now you have seen part of the MAC Carine Roitfeld collection, what do you think?
In other news:
As I had suspected for the last month or so, I did have something going awry with my stomach. I was diagnosed with a bacterial infection yesterday and am back on antibiotics and probiotics to try and kill it. Ironically, I may have picked up this particularly nasty bug at the hospital when I had my kidney stone shock wave treatment in July or from recently taking antibiotics. This whole thing makes me VERY weary of ever touching anything ever again, and I am definitely more highly aware of germs than ever before! WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN with warm water and soap for 30 full seconds. And just so you know, this thing I caught is not killed by antibacterial gel, so washing hands might be better than using those gels all the time. And that’s my health awareness message of the day. 😉
Note: MAC is not cruelty free.