The MAC Venomous Villains collection has been released online today so I thought it would be a good time to tell you about the event I attended last week. Of course if you've been waiting eagerly for the UK release, I'll expect you back after you've put you order in!
The evening started with a demonstration of a Cruella De Vil look. The transformation of the model was extremely impressive and the lips looked just amazing. The products that were used are listed on the face chart below which you can click on to expand.
After the demonstration lots of eager bloggers headed up to the shop floor to check out the new collection. I managed to get a couple of photos of the displays, unfortunately as it was extremely busy I didn't manage to get any swatch photos. Karlasugar has some excellent swatches of each 'Villain' collection; Cruella, Dr. Facilier, The Evil Queen and Maleficent.
I had rather dismissed this collection when I first saw the images. As much as I love Disney films and make up, I thought it was a rather unusual pairing. Also, as I have small children, I thought Disney photos on my eyeshadows would be like an open invite to play! As it turns out, the minute they spotted pictures of the collection, I knew I wasn't going to get away without buying anything. The inclusion of Dr. Facilier from the recent Princess and Frog film got them very excited.
As part of the evenings events, you could opt to get a Venomous Villains eye or lip look. You were also able to dress up in the Cruella costume for a photo. Now, there may be a photo of me looking like a berk in a wonky wig, I couldn't possibly comment (and will not consider sharing, even for bribes). However, I will share with you the eye make up I had done on the night.
The make up artist used the two colours from the She Who Dares mineralised eyeshadow duo over a base of Slick Black Greasepaint Stick. She applied the green on my lid and the navy in the crease. Above the crease any harsh lines were blended out using Quarry eyedshadow. I was impressed with the trick of using Fix+ to clean up the lines at the outer edge of my eye. I've never considered trying the mineralised eyeshadows before but the green colour over the black base looked stunning. I liked the combination very much.
Although I didn't buy anything on the night, I did have a little look at Oh So Fair Beauty Powder which I'd already had my eye on. I always seem to be drawn to these compacts when MAC release special packaging. I would like to get one to use as a lightly pigmented blush shade. I need to do a little more investigating to see if this is the best colour choice for me. I'm still not sure about the packaging either, I know it's going to be popular as a collectors item and the images are iconic but I think something more stylised like the outer packaging would have tempted me more. I've no doubt that it will be a big seller though.
I would also recommend taking a look at the French Quarter Greasepaint stick if you don't have one of these already. I have Dirty already so can't really justify another but I think this would be useful buy, especially if you are going for one of the mineralised eyeshadows duos.
I'll leave you with the Evil Queen face chart which I just love. So, what are you feelings about this collection? Will you be buying anything? Have you already put your order in?