MAC Future Forward is a new limited edition collection which features four women making an impact on the music scene. They are pop star Halsey, R&B singer Tinashe, rapper Dej Loaf and modern funk queen Lion Babe.
Ok honestly, I have never heard of any of these ladies. This kind of music just isn’t my thing, but they did create some pretty makeup! The only piece I don’t have is from Lion Babe, and it’s a metallic gold liquid liner.
Gleam is a light pinky/gold (lustre)
Midnight Sun is a shimmery medium mocha (frost)
Revelry is a mauve/grey (satin)
Vulnerable is a pale pearly purple (lustre)
Quarry is a medium plum/brown (matte)
Amethyst is a deep purple with pink pearl (satin)
Flame is a pale minty/silver (veluxe pearl)
All Hands on Deck is a light green metallic shimmer (veluxe pearl)
Black Water is a black with gold pearl (veluxe pearl)
Halsey is a cool-toned grey matte.
Dej Loaf is a medium orange/brown with golden sparkles.
Let’s talk about the eye shadow palette. It was WAY better than I was expecting. Right before this I swatched the Zac Posen palette, which I expected to be amazing, and it kind of sucked. So going off past experiences with some of these eye shadow x 9 MAC palettes, I wasn’t expecting the texture or payoff to be all that great, but it was. It’s WAY better than the Zac Posen one! The shadows feel soft and I was able to pick up a lot of color with just one or two swipes. Everything was very even and beautiful, and I like the mix of warm-toned and cool-toned shades.
Halsey Lipstick is kind of a must-have for anyone looking for an unusual lipstick shade. It’s creamy (even though it’s a matte), very nicely pigmented and super cool looking! I don’t know if I have the cojones to wear this in public but I am in love with it.
Dej Loaf is a pretty shade, but it’s not really “my” color. It has nice pigmentation and shimmer, but doesn’t seem that exciting to me.
These shades come out in mid March/beginning of April in the US and April/May internationally.
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