28 April 2013

MAC Fashion Sets lipsticks review and swatches!

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When MAC released news of there Spring Fashion Sets collection I was like a girl on a mission. I needed this collection in my life! The collection, which like all MAC collections is limited edition, consists of four shades; Silly, a delightfully bright baby pink, Ablaze, a gorgeous bright coral with pink undertones, Embrace Me, another bright pink with more depth to it, and Heroine, a deep, bright violet purple. The Fashion Sets collection has a wonderful idea behind it. Each colour has a matching lipstick (all are matte shades), lip pencil, eye-shadow and nail polish. All exactly the same shade! The theory behind the collection is getting products which match, for example, we all have a favourite lipstick, but do you have a lip liner that matches it perfectly? Probably not. So the Fashion Sets collection aims to give you a set (or four!) of matching products! 




A picture of MAC Fashion Sets Lipsticks Swatches

Originally when I saw this collection, I had my eyes set on the matching lipstick and lip pencil for the shades Ablaze and Embrace Me. I waited and waited for the collection to come out, expecting an email from MAC when it was released online - this is something they usually do if you are subscribed to their newsletter, so if you want to keep on top of the latest MAC news and collections then you can sign up for the MAC newsletter! This time unfortunately (unless I missed it which is very possible as I'm a clutz like that) I didn't get an email notification! I did however by chance notice the collection was online when I was checking out the MAC Baking Beauties collection! As soon as I realised the Fashion Sets collection was also up, I scoured the Internet for good, clear swatches of the lipsticks as it had been a while since I had last researched them. As ever, with most products I lust after, the best swatches and information was found over on Temptalia - If you are not already following this blog, then what rock have you been hiding under? It's my one-stop-shop for all things new, latest ranges and collections, perfect swatches and amazing attention to detail! 

A picture of MAC Fashion Sets Lipsticks Swatches

In the end I had to reign myself in. It was clear from the photos and swatches over on Temptalia that I wasn't going to be able to pick just two shades. I loved the look of each shade in the collection! But to get the lipsticks and the lip pencils would have been horrendously expensive - four lipsticks is expensive enough as it is! So I decided that as I already have quite a few MAC lip pencils that I didn't really need to buy the matching lip liners. Lip pencils are fantastic and really help bring out your lipstick shade as well as keeping it in place longer and can even really transform a lipstick. But I already have quite a big MAC lip pencil collection, and I can easily make do with the ones I have! 

A picture of MAC Fashion Sets Lipsticks Swatches

So I ordered each of the lipsticks from the collection! There's no denying it - I am a massive MAC lipstick fan. With an already extensive Mac lipstick collection, MAC is the one brand I continously gravitate towards when I want a new lipstick! Each of the lipsticks in the Fashion Sets collection is matte, which also just so happens to be my favourite finish! When the shades arrived on my door step yesterday, I was instantly besotted. Although the swatches on Temptalia were pretty spot on, they are just that touch more beautiful in person! I'm glad I decided to pick up all four shades, even if it does mean I need to start thinking about checking myself into MAC lipstick rehab! The MAC Fashion Sets lipsticks cost £14 each and unfortunately they are sold out on the MAC website. But keep an eye out on the Selfridge's, Debenhams and House of Fraser websites as I haven't seen them on those sites yet and they usually get the collections too! You can also pop to your local MAC store to see if they have them in-store, as this isn't (as far as I am aware) an online-only collection! 

A picture of MAC Fashion Sets Lipsticks Swatches

What do you think to the Fashion Sets collection? Did you manage to pick anything up? What's your favourite shade from the lipsticks? Let me know! 
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