Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Review: MAC Disney Cinderella Collection

Hello Princesses!
Today I'm going to be talking about the absolutely gorgeous MAC Cinderella collection! I managed to pick up a few of the items (I'm not quite ballin' enough to buy the whole collection) and was incredibly lucky to have some vouchers to spend, because limited edition products at MAC are stupidly expensive. I believe this collection is pretty much sold out everywhere by now, but I couldn't resist showing off the gorgeous packaging! If you didn't manage to grab anything from this collection, don't be too sad because some of the products are quite honestly not my favourites.
Stroke of Midnight Palette - $44USD ($116NZD)
Eyes look entrancing in the softest browns, glimmering champagne and sparkle-flecked black of Stroke of Midnight. Transformed in specially designed pearlized light lavender blue packaging.
Shades from Left to Right:
Vapor, Phloof!, Omega, Quarry, Satin Taupe, Stroke of Midnight
I spent a long time deliberating if this palette would be worth $116, but as soon as I swatched it I was absolutely smitten! I don't have any MAC eyeshadows, so I didn't end up doubling colours since the only limited edition shadow in the collection is "Stroke of Midnight".


Iridescent Pressed Powder in Coupe D’Chic imparts a shimmering sheen that will make you the belle of the ball. Transformed in specially designed pearlized light lavender blue packaging.
I had such high hopes for this iridescent powder, but I find it rather average! Obviously the packaging is gorgeous, but the powder is just so sheer that it ends up looking like very sheer golden glitters. Even though the powder appears to be peachy pink, there is no hint of this colour in swatches or application. This confuses me, because Temtalia's swatches definitely show the peachy tone of this powder!
I applied this powder generously on the tops of my cheek bones, yet I can only see the most subtle golden shimmer. Am I doing it wrong? I really want the peachy tone of this powder to shine through!
The innovative mousse-like formula gives superior definition, volume and lift by filling in sparse lashes for a dramatic effect. This high coverage, long-lasting mascara is matched with a carefully calibrated molded brush with bristles evenly spaced in a geometric pattern to coat lashes with ample product, while keeping them separate and distinct. Lashes are left feeling supple and flexible (never brittle), clump-free and lightweight. Transformed in specially designed pearlized light lavender blue packaging.
This mascara has rubber bristles which I quite like for mascara application, because they keep my lashes separated really nicely. 
I'm intrigued at the mascara description and it does do some of the things that it states, but of course not everything! This mascara does an average job at volumizing my lashes, but a lovely job at lengthening and curling my lashes. My lashes feel flexible, lightweight, and it somehow manages to be mostly smudge-proof.
Even thought it's smudge-proof, it's surprisingly not waterproof in the slightest. I cut some onions, cried, and this happened! No rubbing or anything, just some tears!

Cinderella Lipstick in Royal Ball - $17.50USD ($44NZD)
Formulated to shade, define and showcase the lips. Available in two sweet hues with shimmering textures. Transformed in specially designed pearlized light lavender blue packaging.
This Lustre finish lipstick is quite sheer, even on my pale skin it barely shows up in swatch photos. I've seen it described as a "Frosty Chapstick" and I do have to agree with that description!
This lipstick lightens my lips a little which I quite like, and has a frosty finish. This does show up imperfections on the lips quite badly, so it's imperative that you make sure your lips are in the best condition possible before applying the lipstick! This lasts for about two hours on my lips before wearing off, but it wears off well, so you don't end up with a ring of colour around the outside of your lips and none in the middle!
What I Love
- Beautiful packaging
- Eyeshadows have amazing quality
- Lipstick doesn't dry out my lips
- Mascara curls and lengthens really well 
- Mascara doesn't smudge throughout the day


What I Don't Love
- Mascara isn't waterproof
- Lipstick is very sheer and shows imperfections on the lips
- Iridescent powder doesn't show the colour in the pan?
Final Thoughts
I absolutely love the packaging of this collection, and apart from the Iridescent powder I find them quite easy to work with. However, I don't think this collection is that amazing, and apart from the eyeshadow palette they are all products that I could live without or find better replacements for, (although I do quite like the colour of the lipstick after a week trying to make it work for me!).

Did you manage to pick up a couple of items from this collection, or did you miss out?

3 comments:

  1. oh wow the eyeshadows looks so lovely and usable for everyday! I think I have too many brown eyeshadows though.
    Thanks for the review

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  2. oh wow the eyeshadows looks so lovely and usable for everyday! I think I have too many brown eyeshadows though.
    Thanks for the review

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  3. ahhh it such a pretty collection!! Too bad it retailed for like twice the price here in Australia :( hardly affordable here haha

    http://affidavita.blogspot.com.au

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