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— February 10, 2015 —

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Collection


MAC released their newest collection MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo on January 29, 2015 online and February 5, 2015 in-stores. The collection featured lipsticks, lipglasses, ombré blushes, mascaras, eyeliners, eye shadow palettes and nail lacquers. The products are housed in special edition packaging so there is a slight price increase for some products.

"Isabel and Ruben Toledo lend their vibrant eye for fashion and art to a collection of irreverent colour designed to inspire endless play."
Here's what I picked up from the collection...

Lipstick $17.50 USD / $21 CAD (0.10 oz.) [LE]
  •  Victorian is described as a mid-tone pink red. [Matte] [LE] 
  •  Sin is described as a deep blood red[Matte] [P]
Victorian is a medium, brightened red with hints of pink, cool undertones and a matte finish. The formula was lightly creamy, smooth, fully opaque and pigmented. The color applied evenly and didn't drag during application. This shade wore well for +6 hours and left behind a stain. (5/5)
Sin is a dark, deepened burgundy with cool undertones and a matte finish. The formula has a mostly opaque, yet buildable coverage. The texture is on the drier, stiffer side which can make application a little more difficult. When applied straight from the tube, the lipstick lightly tugs and pulls at your lips which can create jagged edges. This particular shade would benefit by pairing a lip liner underneath for a more even, fully opaque color payoff. Sin lasted +7 hours before fading(4/5) *This shade is part of the permanent collection. I owned it previous to this collection, hence the standard packaging.

Blush Ombre $32 USD / $39 CAD (0.35 oz.) [LE]
  •  Azalea Blossom is described as a light cool pink.
  •  Kindergarten Red is described as a crimson into pale nude.
  •  Ripe Peach is described as a light coral.
Azalea Blossom is a light-medium, lavender pink with cool undertones and a satin finish. The texture is soft, smooth and finely-milled. It had great pigmentation that was buildable, but a little troublesome to blend out on the skin evenly because of the product being lightly powdery. This shade lasted +7 hours before fading. (4/5)
Kindergarten Red is a medium pink with cool undertones and a satin finish.The texture is soft, smooth, easy to blend but it is on the drier side so it can look slightly powdery on initial application. It had decent pigmentation that was only buildable to a semi-opaque coverage and left a soft, satin sheen to the skin. This shade lasted +7 hours before fading. (4/5)
Ripe Peach is a medium peach with hints of coral, warm undertones and a satin, golden sparkle. The texture is soft, smooth, easy to blend but again, it is on the drier side. It had good pigmentation that was buildable and left a very soft, natural sheen to the skin. This shade lasted +7 hours before fading. (4/5) *Many people considered Ocean City (from the Proenza Schouler Collection) to be extremely similar, however when compared Ripe Peach ended up being lighter and more peach, while Ocean City appeared more orange with a matte finish.

Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner $17.50 USD / $21 CAD (0.04 oz.) [LE]
  •  Chlorafill is described as a green line with pearl.
Chlorafill is a vivid, yellow chartreuse with subtle gold sparkle. This shade had good pigmentation in a single swipe and was easy to build to an opaque coverage. The fine sparkle was hardly noticeable once applied to the eyes and the consistency was soft, smooth and creamy which allowed the product to glide-on easily without tugging or dragging. Chlorafill lasted +8 hours before fading. (5/5)
Let me know in the video or blog comments what products caught your eye!





MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Collection

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Collection

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Lipsticks

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Lipsticks

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Lipstick in Victorian

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Lipstick in Victorian

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Lipstick in Victorian

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Lipstick in Victorian

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Lipstick in Sin

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Lipstick in Sin

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Lipstick in Sin

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Lipstick in Sin

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Blush Ombres

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Blush Ombres
(L-R: Azalea Blossom, Kindergarten Red, Ripe Peach)

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Blush Ombres
(L-R: Azalea Blossom, Kindergarten Red, Ripe Peach)


MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Blush Ombre



MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Blush Ombre in Azalea Blossom

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Blush Ombre in Azalea Blossom

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Blush Ombre in Azalea Blossom

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Blush Ombre in Azalea Blossom

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Blush Ombre in Kindergarten Red

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Blush Ombre in Kindergarten Red

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Blush Ombre in Kindergarten Red

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Blush Ombre in Kindergarten Red

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach

MAC Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach & Ocean City Comparison

MAC Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach & Ocean City Comparison

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in Chlorafill

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in Chlorafill

MAC x Isabel and Ruben Toledo Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in Chlorafill


Disclaimer: All product(s) featured were purchased by me for personal use.