I don’t have word for how jealous I am of Ms Keren for this one so I’m not going to try.
Wah. I love Disney and I love MAC… I’ve been dying to get my mitts on this collection for the longest time. I’m off to MAC in Soho tomorrow to grab whatever I can.
So do your worse Keren, DO YOUR WORST.
Mwah ha ha! This evil cackle is brought to you courtesy of the MAC Venomous Villains range. Beautylover is turning green with envy, because I got my Evil Queen talons on the fiendishly fabulous collection last night at MACs first blogger’s preview.
Venomous Villains is a collaboration with Disney and is based on 3 of Disney’s most infamous femme fatales; Cruella de Vil, Snow White’s Evil Queen, Sleeping Beauty’s Maleficent, and also The Princess and the Frog’s Dr Facilier, those three ladies terrified me as a child, but also massively impressed me with their dark take on glamour. (I have to admit I haven’t seen The Princess and the Frog, yet.) I love the packaging, the illustrations really stand out against MAC’s signature black. I am a children’s book designer so I guess it’s up my street, and I know Beautylover is a Disney lover too, but I can imagine it’s a bit childish for some more grown-up 30 somethings (sorry Beautylover you are now part of the gang…)
Just so you all know, I hate her. SHE’S IN HER THIRTIES TOO – BL
At the preview there was a demo of the Cruella de Vil look… So I’ll start with that. (BTW I can’t take credit for this photo, I only had my phone, so I asked MAC to send it!)
Cruella is known for her super arched eyebrows, chiselled cheekbones and red lipstick. I thought it was actually a completely wearable look, and there are plenty of products in the range that could be toned down for daytime. The make-up artist made it look super easy, I was amazed at how quickly she stuck on the eyelashes, there is no way a normal person could put them on that quickly, and also without sticking them to their finger instead of their eye!
One of the lovely MAC ladies from the High Street Kensington store, Tabby, helped me choose some items because I was suffering from major indecision, and also did me some Maleficent eyes which I did contemplate sleeping in, but thought the better of!
And in the end I went home with…
CRUELLA’S Wicked Ways Lipglass, well you never have too many lipglosses and this one is a lovely nude colourEVIL QUEEN’S Beauty Powder in Oh So FairMALEFICENT’S Mineralize Eye Shadow duo in My Dark Magic, Tabby used this on me – you like? Sorry for the dodgy self-portrait.
DR.FACILIER’S M·A·C Magically Cool Liquid Powder in Truth & Light which I am the most curious to see how it looks. As I tried a bit on my hand and it was completely shimmery and smooth to touch.
I felt a bit of shoppers remorse for a few minutes, but when I got home and had another look I think these will be well loved and wished I’d bought more!