MAC Danse Collection
Drop that long face. Come on. Have your fling.
Why keep nursing the blues?
If you want this old world on a string,
Put on your dancing shoes.
Stop wasting time.
Put on your dancing shoes.
Watch your spirits climb......
Cavewoman proclaimed this collection as one of the best yet from MAC. Her personal favorites being Lingerie and Deneuve.
This collection comes very close to dethroning my personal favorite... Madame B.
The standouts are lovely and will not last long at the counters.
1. The Mineralize Skinfinishes:
Glissade: was a bronzey peach shade with plum veins. Our MAC SA used it as a blush and it appeared to be more a plum based orgasmish color. Had some shimmer to it.
Lightscapade: A baby yellow with veins of blue, pink and orange. Besides looking like a piece of heaven it immediately brightens the face. I think it leans toward a very opal effect on the face. I can only imagine how this will look on very pale skin.
I am beyond smitten with it.
This was one of my bday gifts from my buddy cavewoman. Everyone should be lucky enough to have a cavewoman in their lives.
2. The Eyeshadows:
Swan Lake: A blue based silverish gray.
Rite of Spring: A white that flashes pink.
Rondelle: An icy silver.
The one that I might go back for: French Grey
This is a silverish taupe color. I have been trying to move away from cool toned browns. I have so many but it is hard to resist the calling from this shade. It is screaming "I am a limited edition...you will rue the day when I am gone..."
I passed on Scene1 because I have so many pinks that I should be brought up on charges if I even entertain the thought of buying another one.
I have been disappointed with the pigments in the last few color stories. This collection has many lemming worthy pigments.
Cavewoman gifted me the pastorale shade for my birthday. It is a celery shade with a tiny bit of shimmer that could be described as an opalish gold. If you love green shades then this is a must.
The other pigment is a sky blue shade chock full of silver sparkling goodness. This is when you know that you have to walk away from a cosmetic counter. When a sky blue pigment wants to come home with you.
I walked away... but that pigment turned my head.
Pas-de-deux: Because I do not own a gray liglass.
Sometimes my reasoning is straight forward.
I plan to use this over everything. I think it will give an opal kick to my pinks and reds.
Cavewoman caved on either En pointe or Standing Ovation. I can not recall because I was gripping the pas-de-deux tube too hard.
Danse: Rose pink with silver shimmer.
At first I thought it was similar to Pink Maribu but it is far from it. It is blue based pink shade that is several shades lighter. Think of Madame B but loaded with silver pearl.
It was love at first sight.
Something interesting....there were no blushes. I would have loved to see a light silverish pink color.
Finally us gals that only have malls that feature Macys as their anchor department store have something to crow about.
This quad is exclusive to Macys and Bloomingdales.
The shade footwork is enough to cave on it. Specktra describes it perfectly. It is a "minty blue with silver pearlized pigments".
Visit Specktra for better descriptions on the whole collection. I can not rave enough about that site. It is an incredible resource for MAC fans and makeup junkies in general.
All photos: Blogdorf Goodman
If you want to order the Danse quad call my MAC counter at Macys.
Ask for MAC cosmetics
and then ask for Jen, Vivian or Blade.
Disclosure: All the products in this post were purchased at our local MAC counter