So this is what i can afford as of now, because I did a poor job in saving up for the collection's release. I got things that I knew I definitely wanted, and then some things that the MUA put on me that i liked. I know I want more (actually, I seriously want everything just for the packaging), but I'm nowhere near rich enough to buy everything, nor am I popular enough to be receiving any of these things for free (and i'm totally jealous of those who do. *turns Maleficent*). I really wonder how long these products will last in the stores, since a lot is already sold out online. I'm sure the Maleficent things will go quickly. As you can see, I'm more partial to the Evil Queen. I actually really liked her collection best, aside from the fact that she's my favorite villain of the four.
|Mean & Green|
|Mean & Green|
|L to R: Sinister, Toxic Tale, Revenge is Sweet, Resort Life|
The two eyeshadows I bought were Cruella De Vil's Sweet Joy and the Evil Queen's Vainglorious. Sweet Joy is a soft, pale gold color with a nice frost to it. Vainglorious, as the MAC site states, is a bronzed burgundy. With these eyeshadows, what you see in the pan is actually what you get with application. But thats almost an understatement with the Bite of an Apple blush. I'm going to have to disagree with MAC's "swatch" and their description of soft coral pink. It is bright as hell. It was another one of my "definite buys" I had planned and I'm so happy I have it. At the counter, one woman was pretty intimated by the color, thinking that it would be too clowny. Luckily, I am a big fan of Carmindy (www.carmindy.com), who says that bright blushes applied with a very fluffy brush looks very natural and is easiest to blend (if blending is necessary). It's a great vibrant color (sorry my untrue picture doesn't do it justice), but may take some getting used to if you usually don't use brighter colors.
So overall I kinda love the collection. I feel like the Maleficent and Evil Queen collections are obviously inspired from the characters. As I said before, the key colors for Maleficent are purple and green, but also hints of sparks and smokiness that coincides with the fact that she is a mystical (dark) fairy. The colors from the Evil Queen actually looks like makeup she wears, especially the eyeshadow, which I want to buy hopefully in the near future. The Cruella collection looks like natural colors for the everyday woman. I'm sure I could find plenty of dupes for the eyeshadow I bought. In fact, one of Cruella shadows is the permanent Carbon color. The MUA and I were discussing how we wish we saw a green like they eyeshadow she wears. But the red lip colors were nice, so I'm hoping to buy those, too. The Dr. Facilier collection doesn't necessarily match the character, but I think it would be too similar to Maleficent. Never the less, I LOVE the lip gelee I have, and maybe I'll pick up some of that Magically Cool Liquid Powder just because I still don't know exactly what it is and I want to experiment with it. The rest of his collection contain a lot of permanent colors or "old" colors, (ie: Brash and Bold. I believe that was part of another collection because I already have that pigment in the old packaging.) These colors also seem seasonal. The nailpolish is definitely a great color for the fall, which is why I was so excited to wear it right away. The coral colors I have will probably be my summer go-to colors. I really hope to get more, if they're not sold out already.