MAC's C-Shock Collection Review
I was able to visit the Nordstorm MAC counter this last weekend to peek at the C-Shock and Novel Twist collections.
C-Shock is not for the wallflowers.
This is a bold collection that is quite beautiful and surprisingly wearable. The Nordstorm SA wore Bang On Blue shadow on the lid with Wondergrass in the crease.
This SA managed to create a smoky eye from these colors. I was fascinated that she twisted these colors into something mysterious and almost murky. They were not loud or overpowering. The colors are more sheer with this collection. The pigment power is less intense.
She was helpful with potential combos. She said that she loved Going Bananas and Fab and Flashy for a daytime look.
I am going to be brave and try this later in the week. We shall see if the boss notices.
Passionate(the red matte eye shadow) sold out quickly at my local Nordstorm. She showed me the tester and it was a true red with no blue in it. She said that all the girls are wearing it as a liner.
This is the sleeper hit from the collection.
Going Banana's (a bright sheer yellow that manages to work with everything from blues to oranges) and Fab & Flashy eye shadows
Wondergrass(the perfect clover green and the color of my dream Marc Jacob's bag) and Eye Popping(pea soup but I like it!) eye shadows
Romping Rich Magenta(gorgeous when layered with my plum shades) eye shadow.
Out to Shock Lipstick is a very blue based pink color that is a tamer version of Lancome's Proenza Pink. Out to Shock is the "wearer friendly" version. This should be the hot color for summer.
Out to Shock Lipstick is a pink twinged coral color. It is similar to MAC's Cockatease.
Blast O'Blue lipstick is a an aquamarine color with tiny blue microglitter. It is amazingly beautiful. It goes on very sheer and mixes well with reds and fuchsias.
Pomposity lipstick is a raspberry shade with flashes of purple and silver. This is a my favorite lippie from the C-Shock collection.
Mega soft is a cool toned lavender with some lovely silver shimmer.
I loved the tweed inspired containers and bags. I did not get to play with the colors but they looked lovely. I spotted a mint-ish silvery green blue that looked interesting.
Disclosure: A press sample of this product was provided by MAC Cosmetics