The World's A Mess It's In My Kiss: MAC's Cult of Cherry(more thoughts)
The theme was cherries and chocolate. It was a mixture of decadent darks and rich reds. I personally loved the ad while others said it was too 80's and too Boy George. I see an Exene vibe more than the man responsible for Karma Chameleon. For children of the 80's, Boy George did sport an eerily similar Cult of Cherry look for the singles cover.
The palettes and lippies are the standouts in this collection. Shadowy Lady palette contains the shades Light Fall, Smudged Violet(amazing!), Deep Truth and Shadowy Lady.
Spiced Chocolate is more warm with Nanogold, Spiced Chocolate, Brash and Sweet Chestnut.
There are two blushes being offered in this collection. Blooming looks like a dirty tan shade. In reality it is a strange rose/peach shade with a slight glow effect. It is a frost but the shimmer is on a low volume. Plum de Bois(pictured) is a frosty pink bronze with gold pearl. It is a blush version of the MAC lippie Creme de la Femme. I passed on both due to my MAC blush haul from a few weeks ago.
The lippies were very strong with this collection. There were the classic reds, dark plums and a lone nude,Creme Cerise. This was a yellow toned toffee color.
Lightly Ripe was a pink, Russian Red was a re-promote of their highly popular blue red shade,"O" was a red purple with a metallic sheen and So Scarlet was a wine burgundy shade. The lipglasses were "off the chart" good. Jampacked is a sheer jelly grape shade with red shimmer. This is the work friendly way to do a dark lippie for fall. It is gorgeous and really flattering.
Cult of Cherry is a true red gloss with red pearl. It has many charms but layered over pink lippies...it will give you goose bumps.
Rich & Ripe is a pinkish red pearl while Liqueur is a mousy mauve shade with pearl action. The mattenes range from deep berries with Rapturous to the inky eggplant of Bing.
Silverstruck nail lacquer was described by MAC as a "Frosty grayed taupe with multi-dimensional pearl". I did not get any gray at all. This is more of a champagne taupe. There is a warm glowy pink in the polish mix.
Disclosure: A press sample of this product was provided by MAC Cosmetics