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Can you even believe that it's been 25 years since The Simpsons first aired on TV? That may be older than some of you reading this, but back then that show was it. Parents didn't want you to watch it, but you did anyway because it was hilarious and back in 1989 completely groundbreaking. Critics clearly agree since this show is still on and is touted as the longest running prime-time comedy series as well as the longest-running prime-time animated series in US TV history (source). On it's 25th Anniversary The Simpsons has partnered with MAC Cosmetics to bring you a collection featuring none other than their very own matriarch, Marge.
The packaging is black plastic and the top is yellow with the Simpsons and MAC logos as well as a close up of Marge giving the side eye (of which she is fantastic at). I'm SO HAPPY that the art work is painted on rather than just being a sticker. The boxes are too cute as well being primarily yellow with outlines of the characters as well as the bold blue of Marge's bouffant.
This collection wasn't huge but it wasn't small, so I'm excited to bring you a big portion of what you can pick up. While this collection is limited edition for the most part it's still available.
The Simpsons 7 Lash($18.50). These lashes are the quintessential look of Marge some short, some long... all spiky and no-nonsense. These lashes are designed for a glamorous, yet natural effect.
The Simpsons Nail Stickers($16.50 for 16 nail stickers). I'm obsessed with how adorable these are. They look like the outerbox packaging, all yellow with black outlines of the characters. I feel like to wear these stickers on all 10 of your fingers is a little much so I used them as accents to a mani that is the shade of Marge's hair. I used Milani Blue Print Color Statement Nail Lacquer as well as some gold studs for the nail art. I found that these applied well and stayed on nicely, though I wish the Marge hair parts would have been blue!
That Trillion Dollar Look Quad($44.00). This is a fantastic quad containing four eye shadows - Lisa's Spikes (lime green, frost); Apple Squishee (midtone kelly green, frost); 2 Dozen and One Greyhounds (dirty olive green, veluxe pearl) and Chalkboard Dreams (deep blackened teak, velvet). I was really impressed with the pigment of Lisa's Spikes and Apple Squishee. They appeared dry in the pan but were really easy to get color from on the lid when using a firm brush (like the MAC 239). 2 Dozen and One Greyhounds, being a vleuxe pearl, is the stuff my dreams are made of. Soft and wonderful it's one of my new favorite shades! Chalkboard Dreams is a little stiff but gave off good color for a Velvet and I was impressed that I didn't have to work hard to blend it. Note: the imprint of Marge will fade. I've been working in her hair to try and keep those beady eyes level.
In the eye look below I began with a primer (UDPP) and applied Lime Squishee all over the lid. Lisa's Spikes is placed at the inner corner of the eye while Chalkboard Dreams is at the outer V. I also used Chalkboard Dreams to trace along the outer half of the lower lash line. I blended 2 Dozen and One Greyhounds through the crease and upwards into MAC Grain Eyeshadow which was used as a highlight. For lashes I used The Simpsons 7 Lash. The top liner is Urban Decay Black Velvet and the mascara is Milani Total Lash Cover (two coats on the top and bottom lashes).
The Simpsons Tinted Lipglass ($16.50). Four shades were released and I have three swatched below in Grand Pumpkin (bright creamy orange); Red Blazer (bright fuchsia) and Itchy & Scratchy & Sexy (electric blue violet). These feel just like your usual lipglass, not too sticky but you can feel a bit of tackiness. I thought Grand Pumpkin was a little patchy when applied but Red Blazer and ISS were both borderline opaque and easy to apply - shockingly my two faves!
Sideshow You Blush ($24.00). Sideshow You is described as a light peach coral. Again, like with some of the shadows in the quad, I was shocked at the pigment. It looked rather dry in the pan but when applied there was an intense amount of color, as well as being smooth and easy to blend. Upon first application I had to tone it down. The shade itself really brightens up the face and it's now, without a doubt, a blush I reach for very often.
In the look below I'm wearing the eye look (break down is listed above within the review of the quad), Sideshow You Powder Blush and Grand Pumpkin Lipglass.
When I received MAC Sideshow You Powder Blush in the mail for review I’d already purchased my own, so I’m giving that one away to one lucky reader!
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The prize? The MAC Sideshow You Powder Blush from the Simpsons Collection! All items are full sized unless noted otherwise. Items are always brand new and in original packaging.
***Red Blazer Lipglass, Itchy & Scratchy & Sexy Lipglass, Sideshow You Powder Blush and The Simpsons 7 Lash were received as Press Samples while Grand Pumpkin Lipglass, Sideshow You Powder Blush (for the giveaway), That Trillion Dollar Look Quad and The Simpsons Nail Stickers were purchased by me. All opinions are my own. For more information, please see the Disclosure Policy. This post also contains affiliate links.