Oh I just love this time. It’s new MAC collection time, and I have four glowy, space-age-inspired neutrals from the MAC Future MAC Collection to share with you.
The MAC Future MAC Collection includes a pretty extensive range of products for the lips, eyes and cheeks as well as a few polishes. From the lineup, I was sent the MAC Studio Eye Gloss in Lightly Tauped*, MAC Mineralize Lipstick in Meta-Fabulous*, MAC Lustre Drops in Barbados Girl*, and MAC Nail Lacquer in Moonday*. The products all feature permanent packaging although they are limited edition.
Let’s get the dud out of the way with first. I didn’t understand the point of the MAC Future MAC Studio Eye Gloss in Lightly Tauped before I received it, but when I opened up the package I immediately awed over how beautiful and reflective this shimmery, iridescent product was. Unfortunately, that awe faded the moment I tried to apply it to my eyelids, as it is super sticky and makes them stick together. It’s also very difficult to remove.
Personally, I understand how the MAC Future MAC Studio Eye Gloss in Lightly Tauped might work for some kind of artistic photo shoot, but I think it should remain a “pro-only” product because for most people this is just not going to work. I found it so uncomfortable I had to remove it immediately after taking the photos for this post.
Fortunately, the rest of the MAC Future MAC Collection was more successful! There are five lipstick shades including a grey, but I have one of the wearable shades, the MAC Future MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Meta-Fabulous. This is my first time trying out the Mineralize Rich Lipstick formula and it’s very lightweight, creamy and comfortable to wear with a semi-opaque finish. Of course, it has MAC’s traditional (and much-loved) vanilla scent.
The MAC Future MAC Mineralize Lipstick in Meta-Fabulous is a pale peach with a very subtle iridescence I don’t notice on the lips. As you can tell from the close-up, it does cling to dry patches but exfoliate first and you’ll be fine because as you’ll see in my full face photos, it’s a great shade from a regular distance. Because of the thinner texture, wear is a couple hours before I need to reapply.
I hate to reveal my favourite before the end of the post, but I can’t believe I haven’t tried MAC Lustre Drops before! There are two limited edition shades available and I have the MAC Future MAC Lustre Drops in Barbados Girl, which is a rose gold bronze shimmer. This is a liquid highlighter that can be added to foundation or stippled directly onto your cheeks. It provides a gorgeous glow with a hint of sparkle that lasts surprisingly long on me–there was still some shimmer left by the end of the day, although most of the colour had faded.
Check out THAT GLOW. I paired the MAC Future MAC Lustre Drops in Barbados Girl with the MAC All the Right Angles Contour Kit in Medium-Dark (review coming soon!) to bronze myself up further since the the Lustre Drops don’t add a ton of colour, I really love the end result. They are so easy to apply and illuminate the skin gorgeously. I’m definitely going to try mixing them into my foundation for that perfect summer glow!
Finally, I tested out the MAC Future MAC Nail Lacquer in Moonday, which is a sheer pearl shimmer that I definitely would have used as a top coat instead. I applied two coats, and it has a nice formula and little lovely flecks of silver to it, but for me this would work best applied on top of a black polish for a truly spacey look.
Another shot of my full MAC Future MAC Collection look featuring the Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Meta-Fabulous, Lustre Drops in Barbados Girl and even that Studio Eye Gloss in Lightly Tauped. I honestly feel bronzed and glowy and ready for summer!
There are definitely some gorgeous pieces in the MAC Future MAC Collection including a three-colour Mineralize Skinfinish in Otherearthly you are probably already lusting over! However if the MAC Lustre Drops in Barbados Girl haven’t already caught your attention, they definitely should and I highly recommend trying them out.
What’s on your Future MAC Wishlist?