The MAC x Beauty Gurus collab is big. It’s HUGE. The biggest influencers from around the entire WORLD got with MAC and made crazy beautiful lipsticks. When I saw the press release I wanted them ALL. As I read through the release I was met with good news and bad news. The good news – it would be super easy to get the lipsticks created by Laura Lee and Gabriel Zamora (because they’re both being released in the US). Bad news – the rest are impossible to grab unless you trust eBay for buying makeup (I personally don’t) or you know people around the world willing to help you out (I found me my own personal Canadian).
the details (like you don’t know)
MAC partnered with 10 influencers worldwide to each create a lipstick shade. The lipsticks are only going to be released in the region that their guru resides.
- #MACxAlessandra (neutral pink, matte) (UK)
- #MACxCaroDaur (muted pinky-beige brown, matte) (Germany)
- #MACxFleurdeForce (cool beige, cremesheen) (UK)
- #MACxTheRealFouz (dirty rose, matte) (Middle East)
- #MACxGabrielZamora (malty warm brown, satin) (North America)
- #MACxLarLarLee (muted beige, matte) (North America)
- #MACxMarie (creamy neutral beige, glaze) (France)
- #MACxNikkiaJoy (grapefruit pink, matte) (Australia)
- #MACxSamanthaRavndahl (light shell pink, cremesheen) (Canada)
- #MACxVicCeridono (deep berry red, matte) (Brazil)
This saddened me because I’m a HUGE Samantha Ravndahl fan. Before we even saw the shades I knew I’d buy hers even if it was some insane color I’d never wear (let’s be honest, though… anyone that watches her videos damn well knew her shade would be in the nude family). I’m lucky enough to be friends with Christa from Realizing Beauty who was nice enough to grab me Samantha’s shade and send it down (watch my Instagram for pics and swatches of that one once it arrives). Now I just need friends in allllllll the other countries!
MAC Lipsticks are top 3 formula wise for me. They just feel comfortable, wear well and my fave shades apply nicely. If I could live, breathe and die for only ONE lipstick shade for the rest of my life it’d be MAC Patisserie. That being said, OF COURSE I love the MACxLarLarLee and MACxGabrielZamora shades. If you can get your hands on them, buy them.
While all of the shades seem similar it’s important to note that they are different finishes, which would drastically alter the way the color will appear on your lips. PLUS with each shade being available only in certain countries does it really matter if it’s 10 nudes? Because you can only get your hands on one or two. And I still want them all. Because that’s my life.
The MAC x Beauty Guru shades retail for $17.00 each and are only available at MAC Cosmetics. The North America shades shown here are currently sold out online and I have no idea if they’ll be restocked. Please reach out to MAC for more info on that!