Tropical, fruity, floral glamour makeup. That is what the MAC Fruity Juicy Collection reminds me of. This collection has everything you’d expect in a Summer makeup line – bronzers, bold eyeshadow palettes, bright lips… the whole deal. Also that packaging… if you’re like me and get sucked in by packaging, girl…. get ready for that decorative floral that is anything but your grandmas.
Love in the Glades Eyeshadow Palette ($32.00). This palette contains six eye shadow shades in Greystroke (tinted white grey, satin), Cumulus (mid-tone frosty grey, frost), Bye Bye Bahamas (soft chocolate with pearl, frost), Palm Leaves (soft grey green, satin), Neoprene Green (bright frosty emerald, veluxe pearl) and Russian Blue (dark blackened blue grey, matte). The long, slim case is black with gorgeous floral patterns on the front. The case itself is hefty and features a full-sized mirror on the inside.
Of the two palettes available this was the one I was most interested in. These are just my shades – the taupes, the pops of color… I loveeee some teal and green shades! Performance wise I was worried about the darker shades the most, particularly the matte. I don’t always have the best luck with MAC shadows with a matte finish but Russian Blue was a pleasant surprise. It applied well and blended out evenly into other shades. Greystroke was nice for blending out shadows above the crease or even applying on the lid. Overall the eye shadows in this palette applied well, blended out well and wore all day over primer.
La Salsa Cremesheen Glass ($21.00). La Salsa is described as a soft purple. TBH it’s more of a fuchsia color, which is in the purple family but it’s more pink than purple colored, IMO. The packaging is that of a normal Cremesheen… the clear tube, black cap and doe-foot sponge applicator… BUT with floral accents along the bottom of the tube.
This Cremesheen Glass looks intimidating in the tube but it applied mostly sheer (but evenly) so it’s totally wearable, particularly in these Summer months. On me, because I don’t have a ton of lip pigment, this product ends up just giving me a nice hint of pink that’s perfect for every day. I personally love the formula of MAC Cremesheen because they’re glossy, provide decent color and wear several hours. They are slightly sticky but not as much as a Lipglass (which I also don’t find to be horribly sticky).
126 Split Fiber Large Face Brush ($42.00). The 126 brush is a large, paddle shape that is perfect for applying bronzers and powders to the face. The shape and size of this brush allow for a lighter hand during application which is why I like to use it for bronzers when I want to go in at a certain part of my face (because the dome of it makes it more precise) but I don’t want it to look heavy or be difficult to blend out quickly. Plus that floral handle…. yasssss. I wish they made more brushes with that design because I’d have needed to pick them ALL up. Particularly a 239!
The swatches below are done dry and on bare skin (no primers):
In the eye look below I’m using a base of MAC Painterly Pro Longwear Paint Pot with a mix of Cumulus and Bye Bye Bahamas on the lid and a bit through the crease. I used Nutrelle from the MAC In the Flesh Palette in the crease to blend out the other shades and then used Grey Stroke to blend that out up to the brow.
There are a ton of other products also available in this collection, the prettiest of all that is absolutely worth noting is the Oh My, Passion Pearlmatte Face Powder. It’s so beautiful to look at… totally one of those products you buy and never want to use, but the swatches are STUNNING.
What are you/did you pick up from the MAC Fruity Juicy Collection?