Do I ever have a post for you today…it’s big, and it’s PINK. The MAC Flamingo Park Collection just launched and it features a range of products including loads of limited edition shades in a primarily pink colour story. I was lucky enough to try out a selection of the launches and I’ve got lots of photos and swatches to share.
MAC Flamingo Park is very heavy on the blushes and lipsticks which I am so excited about. I received the MAC Powder Blushes in Pink Swoon*, Spring Flock*, and This Could Be Fun*. For the lips, I have the MAC Cremesheen Glass in Petite Indulgence* as well as the MAC Lipstick in Be Silly*. For the eyes, I have the MAC Pigment in Tan*. Finally, I have the MAC Nail Lacquer in Miami*. So keep scrolling to get to know each of these gorgeous products better, but spoiler alert: everything is awesome.
As I said, the MAC Flamingo Park Collection is blush-heavy, and MAC makes some gorgeous blushes so it’s exciting to see so many new shades available. There are 7 options available and I have three of them, but even from these you can tell that whether you are looking for a subtle pink, a soft peachy coral, or a vibrant bright orchid there’s something for you to fall in love with. Possibly 7 somethings, I’m definitely tempted to order another shade or two (or three).
The MAC Pink Swoon Blush is a soft candy pink with a matte finish. This shade is subtle but definitely buildable as you can tell from the swatch. It blends gorgeously into the skin and gives a really natural finish. I actually don’t think I have any other similar shades because I’m nervous about cool-toned pinks on my warm skintone, but this shade has definitely shown me with the right formula they are definitely wearable.
The MAC Spring Flock Blush is a peachy-pink coral with a satin sheen to it. It’s slightly more pigmented than Pink Swoon, but still both easy to blend and buildable. To me, it’s the perfect spring blush that looks really natural applied while providing a slight sheen to the cheeks. I was also really impressed with the lasting power of all three blushes I applied, since even without a setting spray they lasted all day (about 8 hours) which rarely happens for me.
MAC This Could Be Fun Blush is a bright cool-toned orchid with a satin sheen to it. This is a really gorgeous bold blush option, but you have to be a little more careful applying in comparison to the other shades because it is quite pigmented. The first time I went in a dense brush and it was so intense. It is a little more difficult to blend out than the other shades, so I decided to start over. Applied with my Real Techniques Duofibre Brush, this shade was perfect and I really love the results with the slightly luminous but natural finish. This is definitely a more unique, fun shade and I think it would look great on a large range of skintones.
There are three pigments from MAC’s permanent range that are being features as a part of the MAC Flamingo Park Collection. I have the MAC Pigment in Tan, but there are also the shades Rose and Golden Olive. I was incredibly excited to use another MAC Pigment after falling in love with the formula at Christmas, and I could not have picked a more gorgeous shade than Tan. It’s a pinky, brownish bronze that’s almost rose-gold to me. It’s semi-opaque and shimmery dry, and highly metallic and opaque when applied wet.
I applied the MAC Tan Pigment wet to my lid, and it has such a gorgeous reflective finish. I probably could have used a dark brown in the crease but I do love the way it looks and find it very flattering on my hazel eyes. I am definitely starting to fall in love with pigments, although I am tempted to press them just to make it a little easier to use.
The MAC Flamingo Park Collection also has a lot of lipsticks, that is 9, of which 2 are permanent and 1 is a repromote. The shade I received MAC Be Silly, is a new limited edition option although it has the classic MAC packaging. MAC Be Silly is a very bright fuschia with strong blue undertones. It’s described as a matte but it definitely has a slightly sheen to it. The application is absolutely flawless. This formula is perfectly opaque and even. It has a creamy consistency to it that is only slightly drying over time. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a lipstick look this good in a swatch…if you’re interested in a shade like this, you need to pick this one up!
If you wondered why I was wearing a bold lipstick in the MAC This Could Be Fun Blush swatch, that’s why, but here’s a reminder of what it looks like just in case. MAC Be Silly Lipstick looks great with the purple tones from the blush. It lasts at least a few hours but it does transfer so I removed it before eating since it’s such a bold shade. When I first saw this shade reviewed, I thought how gorgeous it was but I would never wear it. Now, I haven’t left the house with it on yet, but I really do love it so it’s staying in my collection and maybe someday I’ll be brave enough…
In addition to the lipsticks, there are five Cremesheen Glasses in the MAC Flamingo Park Collection. I have the only permanent shade, which is the MAC Petite Indulgence Cremesheen Glass. It has a doefoot applicator and the MAC vanilla scent. It is a semi-sheer bubblegum pink gloss with blue undertones and a creamy finish.
The MAC Petite Indulgence Cremesheen Glass gives a slightly sheer pink wash of colour, but does settle into lines although I find that only noticeable up close. I think this is definitely a product that would do better for layering, but it’s an easy to wear gloss on its own as well.
The MAC Petite Indulgence Cremesheen Glass is a comfortable formula that’s slightly moisturizing and not at all sticky unlike the Lipglass formula. As a result, it only lasts about 2 hours which is pretty standard for glosses but it’s a shade that doesn’t require a mirror to reapply. Wearing it with the exact same makeup, it gives a much softer look than the Be Silly Lipstick. I’m actually quite a fan!
My first MAC Nail Polish experience was with the Dark Desires collection, but I really enjoyed the formula so I was excited to see there were 2 new shades in the MAC Flamingo Park Collection. I have the shade MAC Miami Nail Lacquer, but there’s also a really fun pink and white glitter called Spoonful of Sugar available
The MAC Miami Nail Lacquer is a nearly neon reddish coral. It has a great even formula but it’s actually slightly sheer and has such a glossy finish I’d actually call it a crelly (cream/jelly hybrid). I went with 2 coats and I really love it. This is a gorgeous shade for toes or fingernails during the warmer weather. Also, I mean, just look at that SHINE. No top coat people. No top coat!
Have you reached the end? If you’ve been paying attention to my MAC Flamingo Park Collection review you probably have a very long shopping list and for that I am not at all sorry. Every product I tried was 100% worth purchasing and it’s hard to pick any favourites, but I especially recommend checking out the gorgeous range of limited edition blushes and lipsticks.
What do you think of the MAC Flamingo Park Collection? Will you be picking up any of the new products? They are available in stores and online now.