The MAC Fashion Sets Collection for Summer 2013 features four MAC Lipsticks ($15 USD / $18 CAD) in the four corresponding theme shades of the collection.This limited-edition collection features matching sets of Eye Shadows, Lipsticks, Lipglasses, Nail Lacquers and Lip Pencils for a sophisticated play on monotone makeup. The collection is available now online and will be available in MAC stores April 4, 2013 (North America) and May 2013 (International).
The lipsticks in this collection are the standard MAC Lipstick packaging. All four lipsticks are matte, which I’m usually not the biggest fan of in general, however MAC does a very good job with their matte formula. This particular set of lipsticks felt even more lightweight than usual, making them more comfortable while still being very long-wearing and richly pigmented.
The shades include…
- Embrace Me: Vivid, fuchsia pink
- Heroine: Bright, violet purple
- Silly: Bright baby pink
- Ablaze: Bold apricot
These colors are absolutely stunning! Bright, vibrant, and perfect for the season. Each shade is incredibly pigmented, smooth and glides on beautifully. MAC Matte Lipsticks tend to last the longest out of all the formulas, however they can be a bit drying. I recommend applying a lip balm about five minutes prior to application and blotting well right before.
The lipsticks are all consistent in quality- however a few of them aren’t the most universal. Embrace Me is definitely my favorite- however it’s quite dupable, so check your stash for a hot fuchsia pink. Ablaze is also really fun for summer, and I love that it’s more of a peachy coral than a straight up orange- it makes it more wearable. Silly was surprisingly the most unflattering on me, which was odd because i usually love bright pinks. This one was just a little too bright for me… however I’d totally wear it for a Barbie-inspired Halloween costume! Finally, Heroine is a gorgeous, vampy purple- it’s definitely not the most wearable, but there’s something about wearing a daring purple lip that feels really awesome!
The lipsticks are probably my favorite products out of the collection, just because the quality is so consistent, the colors are beautiful and they are surprisingly lightweight and comfortable for a matte formula.
$15 USD / $18 CAD
- Amount: 0.1oz / 3g
- Value: $150 USD per oz / $180 CAD per oz
Limited Edition. Available online now and in store April 4, 2013 (North America) & May 2013 (International) at:
Four lipstick shades in the collection; all shown here.
See the rest of the MAC Fashion Sets Collection for Summer 2013 here.