New in at Mac: The Spring Edition

If there's one beauty brand who is always on fire with their releases it has to be Mac. This year though it feels like they've really upped their game with innovative new foundations, liquid lipsticks and a tonne of new, vibrant shades. Much like Alix from I Covet Thee, Mac is one of those brands I kinda go through phases with and it's safe to say that right now I am in the midst of an epic one...

Mac Viva Glam Lipstick x Miley Cyrus*-This is a big claim but if there's one lipstick you buy this year, get this one. I was so excited when it arrived that I removed my standard nude lipstick and went out wearing this instead. Miley's latest lip colour for Mac is filling the hole left behind by Lady Danger (RIP bae) and I love it for that. As it's an amplified finish it's a vibrant colour and I'm sure it's going to get a thrashing in many a girl's bags this Summer. Orangey-reds just scream Summer and warmer weather to me. PS: All the funds from Mac's Viva Glam lipsticks and lipglasses go towards their Aids Fund so not only are you getting fab new lip products, you're also doing a good deed.

Mac Giambattista Valli lipstick in Tats*, limited edition-Now I feel bad showing you this because I have the feeling it may be sold out or not on counters anymore. This collection had a very limited availability in New Zealand so it wouldn't surprise me. Mac tend to do one or two collections a year in collaboration with designers and the Giambattista Valli collection consisted of a range of lipsticks and a lipglass I believe. Tats is a vibrant fuschia and given I love bright pink lipsticks it's right up my street. This one's a matte but seriously you wouldn't know it. It's one of the most comfortable, non-drying matte lipsticks I own. If you can still find this you should get your hands on it but if not, try colours like Candy Yum Yum or Impassioned. They're not identical but they are similar.

Mac Viva Glam Lipglass x Miley Cyrus*-This lipglass is designed to accompany Miley's matching lipstick and has pink and gold sparkle throughout. I've worn this over the top of the new lipstick and loved the way it looks. Mac's glosses are known for being tackier which means they stay put a lot longer than most glosses so this one stuck around for a good two or three hours. It probably would've been longer if I'd not been eating and drinking but I still think that's pretty impressive for a gloss. Colour-wise it's quite pigmented so you could get away with wearing this on its own. From the swatches on Temptalia's blog it looks pretty rad alone actually.

Mac Studio Waterweight Foundation in NC20*-I got to play with this foundation at Mac's AW15 preview last month but it was embargoed for a while so I'm really excited to finally be talking about it. Stylist magazine dubbed it the potential foundation to end all foundations, and from the Mac face charts at NZFW it seems the pro artists are huge fans of it. It's a super lightweight foundation and feels more like a serum on the skin. I'm going to do a full review of this once I've had a chance to play properly but from the quick experiment I did with it on Friday I was so impressed. It felt like I had nothing on my skin and it was so subtle. I may have to get the matching brush to apply this with as well. We'll see if I can control myself..

Mac Fix+ Spray in Coconut, limited edition-I couldn't find these sprays anywhere online so I'm not sure if they were exclusive to physical Mac stores and counters or what. They were released last month in NZ so they may still be around. This Fix+ is in a matte bottle with a rather exotic, coconut fragrance. There were a few other different ones released-the rose and cucumber ones tempted me as well. Fix+ is one of those multitaskers that aren't really essential but are really useful. I use mine pre-makeup, post makeup to set things down+add a bit of glow and even on eyeshadow brushes for a more intense wash of colour.

-Have you picked up anything new from Mac recently? If not, what are your favourite Mac products?

*PR Sample

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