For April 2014 MAC is finally giving us the much anticipated Proenza Schouler Collection! I am obsessed with this collaboration because I’m a huge fan of Proenza Schouler and feel with her esthetic that she is the perfect choice for a collection with MAC. Four lipsticks will be released within this collection and there will definitely be something for everyone. Of the four shades I have one to share with you today in Mangrove.
For the first time, the cool cleverness of the Proenza Schouler woman is captured in a collection of confident colour, featuring specially designed, limited-edition packaging.Lipstick bullets, square compacts and Pro Longwear pencils gleam with a unique, luxurious, metallic finish. Four Nail Lacquers glide on in creamy, urban hues.Introducing NEW shades of Blush Ombre in Sunset Beach and Ocean City – face powders in cool pink and warm peach, fused into fuchsia and coral gradients.
The outer box has an oil slick ombre effect that is going to make fashion fans and MAC collectors go wild. The lipstick tube for this collection matches the outer box in color and shape (a nice change from the round tubes). The casing feels sturdy and metal.
Mangrove (bright clean orange-red) is a vivid with a matte finish. The formula was a little dry but it’s a matte so that wasn’t too shocking. It applied completely opaque and lasted about 4-5 hours, leaving a slight stain behind. I didn’t use a lip liner for the lip swatch below, but I do recommend it since you can see a bit of feathering.