Wednesday, 18 February 2015

MAC Cinderella Collection Review

Whenever my two greatest loves, MAC and Disney collaborate, I get ridiculously excited. I also get incredibly anxious, because I know the collection will sell out and I will spend the entire week before the release, refreshing the MAC homepage on an hourly basis.

Well not this time! I was lucky enough to get a few bits from the collection through my work (!)

I love the packaging, iridescent baby blue (yaaaaaaaas), but I do feel that MAC have been half arsing their Disney collections of late. Maleficent and Cinderella could have been huge and MAC could have really gone to town with them, but both collections feel quite reserved. 

Maybe that's just me missing those collections of yonder years, Heatherette, Dame Edna, Hello Kitty, Venomous Villains! 

From left to right: Vapour, Phloof!, Omega, Quarry, Satin Taupe and Stroke of Midnight

Stroke of Midnight Eyeshadow Palette

The star product of the collection is definitely this cool toned eyeshadow palette. All the shadows are creamy, richly pigmented and very versatile. The one downside is that all these shadows are permanent, except for Stroke of Midnight. If you are a MAC eyeshadow hoarder you probably already own most of these shades so skip it, if you don't, this would be my recommendation from the collection.

Iridescent Pressed Powder in Coupe D'Chic

This is a peachy toned, SUPER glittery highlight. When I first applied this I got a bit carried away and it looked like my cheeks were sweating glitter! A light hand is a must with this.

Personally I prefer a more refined highlight, something a bit more subtle but this is very pretty. If you wanted to buy something purely for the packaging alone, I would pick this over the beauty powder, as who even knows what MAC beauty powders are for!

Free as a Butterfly Lipstick and Happily Ever After Lipglass

The lip products in the collection are very nude and pearlescent, you have been warned! I find that the lipstick and gloss together are a bit too nude for me, although looking at these pictures I actually quite like how they look. I think if we weren't in the depths of Winter and I wasn't so pale these would look a lot better on me, but I have found a lipstick combination with this which I love. 

I have been using Bad Girl RiRi (sorry limited edition as well!) all over my lips with Free as a Butterfly in the centre to highlight and I love how much fuller it makes my lips look.

The gloss is glittery but pretty sheer, so none offensive and could be layered over the top of any lipstick, definitely not a must have from the collection.

Wearing the entire collection on my face!

Overall, I'm probably more excited by the packaging than the actual products, but isn't that always the way with limited edition MAC collections?! If you only buy one thing, I would suggest the eyeshadow palette but just make sure you check your collection first, in case you already own some of the shades.

MAC Cinderella launches in the UK in March


  1. the lipstick looks beautiful! x

    Annie |

    1. It is but definitely one for the nude lip lovers! x