MAC Brooke Candy Collection Swatches, Review + GIVEAWAY!

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Do you guys get really excited when you see your name on a product? It doesn’t even have to be a product you made or you designed… but even if it’s something like a license plate for your bike car (because we’re adults) it’s freak out time. Yes? For me… total yes. A lot of the shades in the soon-to-be released MAC x Brooke Candy Collection (available as of May 5 at Macy’s and are “my colors”, which surprised me but also relieved me because I needed to own it all (packaging whaaaaat). I have some of it below so check it out and let me know what you’re obsessing over!

Bronzing Powder($27.00 // Macy’s). One shade will be available in Golden which is described as a muted golden-tan beige with shimmer.

Yes, you’ve seen Golden before… you might possibly own Golden. It’s a permanent shade and is released with several collections, usually Summer. Golden is one of my favorite bronzers from MAC because it’s lightly warm toned and easy to wear. There’s a very slight shimmer but it’s not noticeable when worn.

Lipstick($18.00 // Macy’s). Four Lipstick shades will be released and I have three to share with you in Mind Control, described as a bright cherry red, amplified; Doo-Wop which is described as a pink pop, matte and Whirl which is described as a dirty rose, matte. The fourth shade (which isn’t shown) is called Witching Hour and is described as a rich purple, matte.

The lipsticks all carry nice pigment, are comfortable to wear and apply well. Whirl is almost too brown for me but it does carry a bit more of a rosy hue on the lips. With a pink liner and gloss it’ll be perfection (but the gloss totally defeats the purpose of the lipstick being a matte). Mind Control is the shade of the juiciest cherry ever. It’s glossy but pigmented in one swipe. I love every damn thing about this. Doo-Wop shows up super blue-toned pink on my lips… like Barbie Summer-time 80’s style pink, which is going to look HOT for the Summer. Wear time is that of normal lipsticks on me which is 3-4 hours if I’m not eating or drinking a lot.

Vamplify($21.00 // Macy’s). Two Vamplify shades will be released in Till Death Do Us Part, which is described as an intense dark purple and Pamela, which is described as a dirty rose (shown).

Pamela is definitely the more wearable of the two and is one of those shades that I love in the Fall/Winter. I am seeing it a lot in these Spring/Summer collections, though, and since IDGAF about beauty “rules” I’ll rock it if I wanna! I’m a fan of the Vamplify formula because they’re comfortable to wear and give a nice shine. Pamela has good pigment and looks a lot more rosy on the lips than it does in the swatch and I think the pink tone of the lips helps a lot with that. Wear time for me is that of a lipstick, 3-4 hours without eating and drinking a lot. It’s not super sticky and the gloss factor fades off a bit as you wear.

There are also several other parts to this collection including Studio Eye Gloss, Liquid Eye Liner, Nail Lacquers and more!

MAC x Brooke Candy releases in North America on May 5 at select MAC locations, Macy’s and also online at It also releases internationally in May 2016 (I don’t have an exact date for that one, so keep your eyes peeled to the website!).


For this giveaway you’re entering to win 1 x MAC Whirl Lipstick (brand new, from the MAC x Brooke Candy Collection).

This Giveaway is Open Internationally!

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