I’m always so excited to share a new MAC collection with you and this one is no exception. The MAC Vibe Tribe Collection is a mix of colourful Festival-inspired package with sunburnt orange tones of makeup.
The MAC Vibe Tribe packaging is really colourful and cheerful, although there has been some controversy. MAC has said the packaging is Festival-inspired and has no connection to Native American cultures, but I understand why it might come across otherwise. Since MAC does so many great collaborations it’s too bad they couldn’t work together for this. That said, I’m going to focus my review on the products inside the packaging. The collection itself is pretty large and I have three of the products: the MAC Vibe Tribe Lipstick in Painted Sunset, Powder Blush in Adobe Brick and Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Teen Dream.
The MAC Vibe Tribe Lipstick in Painted Sunset is a bright orange-red with an Amplified Creme finish. There’s also a very subtle golden sheen. The formula is highly pigmented and just glides right onto the lips applying evenly. I accidentally deleted my lip swatch but I do have a full face photo wearing it.
The MAC Vibe Tribe Lipstick in Painted Sunset has a very creamy consistency and it is very comfortable to wear. It wears off to leave behind a slight stain. Although it doesn’t feather, it can glide around a little and definitely transfers so I prefer to blot such a bold shade after application.
I really loved my first experience with a patentpolish lip pencil from the Ellie Goulding Collection (reviewed here) so I was excited to try out the MAC Vibe Tribe Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Teen Dream. This shade is a sheer coral that’s perfect for Spring and Summer. Close up it does apply a tiny bit uneven–mostly by clinging to some of the less nice areas of my lips (there are plenty) but from a regular distance it looks perfect.
In terms of formula, I find that the MAC Vibe Tribe Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Teen Dream applies like and also wears like a balm, but one with the tiniest bit of tackiness. It’s comfortable to wear and has a translucency to it that makes it look very natural, but it doesn’t last a long time on the lips. It’s very easy to reapply and I love the twist up crayon. I really like the patentpolish formula from MAC and I’m excited to a few new shades available.
The MAC Vibe Tribe Powder Blush in Adobe Brick is a burnt red with orange undertones and a satin finish. Although highly pigmented, the formula on this one was a bit harder and based on my experience with the MAC This Could Be Fun Blush from the Flamingo Park collection, I knew to apply it lightly with a duofiber brush to make it easier to blend out and more natural on the skin. However it can definitely be built up in pigmentation.
I’m wearing the MAC Vibe Tribe Powder Blush in Adobe Brick in both the lip swatch photos, and I really love that natural almost sunburnt looking glow it gives the skin. Perfect for summer, especially if you’re like me and get very little sun even then! Shame on the windowless office…
Honestly, lip products and blushes are two of my very favourite things from MAC so although the whole MAC Vibe Tribe Collection looks gorgeous–there’s a really stunning warm-toned eyeshadow quad–I was very happy to test out these products. I think all three are great depending on what you are looking for.
MAC Vibe Tribe is available online May 12th and in stores May 19th in North America. Will you be picking anything up from the collection?