I picked up a few items from MAC’s A Novel Romance Collection, a large Fall collection that had a few neutrals with a twist that seemed pretty and fun. I’m going to post these pictures here quickly, rather than doing a full review which could take more time that I have before sellout. This collection is currently for sale at Nordstrom, Macy’s and Bloomingdales.
This time around, the eyeshadow quads struck me as both interesting and high-quality. For the $40 price point, I found these original, pretty neutrals-with-a-twist with good pigmentation and a lovely, soft formula.
MAC A Novel Romance Quad ($40) is a mix of deep colors and a soft shimmer yellow-gold as a highlight. This seems to favor cooler skin tones, but not exclusively. Swatches:
The taupe in the upper right is a pretty all-over lid color.
I think I will get the most use out of Amorous Adventure. Swatches:
The above swatch include the two blushes, Fun Ending and Animal Instincts ($22 each). These actually look nice together on the cheek (the deeper Animal Instincts in the cheek hollow, and Fun Ending on the upper cheekbone area). Fun Ending will work on most lighter skintones.
Although MAC’s lipsticks are always popular in these limited edition collections, I passed on them this time around. Did you get anything?
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