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— February 09, 2016 —

MAC Flamingo Park Collection


MAC released their newest collection Flamingo Park on January 28, 2016 online and February 4, 2016 in-stores. The collection featured 34 products ranging from lipsticks, lip pencils, cremesheen glasses, beauty powders, blushes, pigments, eye liners, an eye shadow palette and nail lacquers.

"Plunge into the punchy pleasures of pink in a freshly made batch of scrumptious colours that let you have your cake, and wear it too. Glisten pretty on a sunny day with Powder Blush, a fun way to bring delicious colour to your cheeks. Paint it pink and get your just desserts anytime, but be ready to share!"
Here's what I picked up from the collection...


Lipstick $17 USD / $20 CAD (0.10 oz.)
  •  Be Silly is described as a hot fuchsia pink. (Matte) [LE]
  •  Have Your Cake is described as a bright magenta. (Matte) [LE]
  •  Please Me is described as a muted-rosey-tinted pink. (Matte) [P]
  •  Saint Germain is described as a clean pastel pink. (Amplified Creme) [P]
  •  Silly is described as a bright white pink. (Matte) [LE]
  •  The Fashion Flock is described as a bright pink coral. (Matte) [LE, Online Exclusive]

Be Silly is a medium, brightened fuchsia magenta with cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It applied smoothly, evenly and had fully opaque, rich pigmentation. The lightly creamy texture made the color easy to apply without dragging and it was comfortable throughout wear. Be Silly wore well for +6.5 hours and left behind a stain. (5/5)
Kat Von D Backstage Bambi was brighter, cooler, matte. MAC Pink Pigeon was lighter, warmer. Sephora Collection Whipped Blush was brighter, cooler, matte. Too Faced Melted Fuchsia was brighter, cooler, more pink.

Have Your Cake is a medium-dark, muted purple magenta with cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and had rich, opaque pigmentation. It had a soft, lightly creamy texture that glided-on to lips easily and was comfortable. Have Your Cake lasted +6.5 hours and left behind a vivid satin. (5/5)
* Bite Beauty Violet was brighter, cooler. MAC Flat Out Fabulous was darker, more pink. MAC Heroine was cooler, much more purple.

Please Me is a light-medium, muted pink with hints of yellow, warm undertones and a satin-matte finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and had fully opaque color payoff. This was a more comfortable matte shade to wear, as it never felt drying. Please Me lasted +5 hours before fading. (5/5)
* MAC Pink Plaid was lighter, cooler. MAC Steady Going was cooler. Too Faced Melted Peony was similar, slightly cooler.

Saint Germain is a light-medium, baby pink with coolPER undertones and a luminous finish. It applied smoothly, evenly and mostly opaque. The lighter nature, plus the creamy consistency did cause the color to fall into lip lines over time, but it never caused the color to look overly streaky or uneven. Saint Germain wore well for +4.5 hours before fading. (4/5)
* Clinique Fab Pop was darker, warmer. Kat Von D Melancholia was darker, more pink, matte. Kat Von D Requiem was cooler, more lavender, matte.

Silly is a light-medium, brightened pink with cool undertones and a satin-matte finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and had nice, opaque pigmentation. Due to the slightly lighter nature, the color did tend to gravitate towards lip lines but this never caused it to look uneven on the lips. Silly lasted +5 hours and was lightly drying. (5/5)
* Clinique Sweet Pop was warmer, muted. MAC Candy Yum Yum was lighter, cooler. MAC Pink Pigeon was darker, warmer.

The Fashion Flock is a light-medium, coral pink with warm undertones and a satin-matte finishThis shade applied smoothly, evenly and had nice, opaque color payoff. It still had a creamy consistency, but a thicker texture which made it drag lightly during application and caused the product to fall into lip lines over time. The Fashion Flock wore well for +4.5 hours and was lightly drying.(4/5)
* ColourPop Chel-La (LE) was lighter, more pink. MAC Please Me was cooler, more pink. Tarte Coral Blossom was darker, warmer, more peach.



Lip Pencil $16.50 USD / $19.50 CAD (0.05 oz.)
  •  Chic Trick is described as an amped up fuchsia. [P]
  •  In Synch is described as a bright yellow pink. [P]

Chic Trick is a medium-dark, fuchsia red with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had a firmer texture and applied much like your standard matte lip pencil. This shade felt drying on the lips when worn alone, paired easily under other lip products and improved to wear time of lipsticks. (4/5)

In Synch is a light peach with warm undertones and a matte finishIt had a firmer texture and applied much like your standard matte lip pencil. This shade felt drying on the lips when worn alone, paired easily under other lip products and improved to wear time of lipsticks. (4/5)



Pigment $22 USD / $26 CAD (0.15 oz.)
  •  Rose is described as a rose w/ copper sparkle. (Frost) [P]
  •  Tan is described as a muted pinky brown bronze. (Frost) [P]

Rose is a medium-dark, pink rose with gold shimmer, warm undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. The texture was quite chunky and difficult to apply smoothly and evenly. When applied dry, it was semi-sheer, prone to fall out and requires working into the skin in order to break the pigment down. It's definitely a shade that is best used wet, as it becomes much smoother, opaque and vibrant. Rose lasted +8.5 hours before fading. (4/5)

Tan is a medium-dark, copper brown with warm undertones and a metallic finish. The texture was soft, smooth and easy to blend both alone and with other products. When applied dry it was mostly opaque and when applied wet, it was much more opaque. Tan lasted +8.5 hours before fading. (5/5)



Beauty Powder $22 USD / $26 CAD (0.35 oz.)
  •  Pearl Blossom is described as a light pink w/ silver pearlized pigments. [LE]
  •  Sunny Surprise is described as a soft peach. [LE]

Pearl Blossom is a light-medium pink with cool undertones and a silver, satin sheen. The texture was soft, smooth but thinner than your average powder. It had good color payoff that was more on the sheer side, but this made it very easy to control the amount of sheen and color being applied. The fine shimmer never emphasized pores of imperfections. Pearl Blossom wore well for +8.5 hours before fading. (5/5)

Sunny Surprise is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and a satin finish. The texture was soft, smooth but more dense in the pan. The pigmentation was also more on the sheer side, but it could be built up to a degree. Due to the drier, more firm consistency it did apply lightly powdery, in the sense that it sat on the skin rather than blending into it, but it didn't look chalky once applied. Sunny Surprise lasted +8 hours before fading. (4/5)



Blush $22 USD / $26 CAD (0.21 oz.)
  •  Let's Be Friends is described as a blue hot pink. (Satin) [LE]
  •  Life's a Picnic is described as a hot reddish pink. (Satin) [LE]
  •  Pink Swoon is described as a soft candy pink. (Satin) [P]
  •  Spring Flock is described as a light bright coral. (Satin) [LE]
  •  This Could Be Fun is described as a soft violet purple. (Satin) [LE]
  •  What I Fancy is described as a soft bright apricot. (Satin) [LE]

Let's Be Friends is a medium-dark, brightened fuchsia pink with cool undertones and a satin finish. The texture was soft, smooth and blended out incredibly easily on the skin. It had bold pigmentation, but could be sheered out with a lighter hand or fluffier brush. Let's Be Friends wore well for +9 hours before fading. (5/5)
* Clinique Berry Pop was warmer, more sheer.

Life's a Picnic is a medium, brightened coral pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. The texture was very soft, smooth and easy to blend on the skin. It had excellent, rich color payoff that could be sheered and left a soft, satin sheen once applied. Life's a Picnic wore well for +9 hours before fading. (5/5)
* Clinique Rosy Pop was more pink, sheer.

Pink Swoon is a light-medium, candy pink with cool undertones and a satin-matte finish. The texture was soft, smooth but a touch powdery like standard matte blushes usually tend to be. It had great pigmentation that could be built and diffused easily across the skin. Pink Swoon lasted +8.5 hours before fading. (5/5)
* Clinique Pink Pop was warmer, more rose. Tarte Dollface was cooler.

Spring Flock is a light-medium, pink coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had great pigmentation that blended evenly and left a subtle sheen once applied. The texture was again soft, smooth, very easy to work with and despite being lightly powdery, it never translated as such on the skin. Spring Flock lasted +8.5 hours before fading. (5/5)
MAC What I Fancy (LE) was lighter, more pink. Clinique Melon Pop was more peach, sheer.

This Could Be Fun is a medium-dark, brightened magenta with cool undertones and a satin finish. The texture of this blush was very soft and smooth to work with and apply, but you may want to start with a lighter hand or a fluffier brush for a less intense color since the pigmentation is so bold and can be harder to diffuse once on the skin. This Could Be Fun wore well for +9 hours before fading. (5/5)
* Urban Decay Bittersweet was darker, cooler, more purple.

What I Fancy is a light-medium, petal pink with warm undertones and a satin-matte finish. The texture was again soft, smooth and a touch powdery. Due to the pale nature, this blush was more on the sheer side and I felt the more you blended the product into the skin to avoid it looking powdery, the less pigmented it became. What I Fancy lasted +8 hours before fading. (4/5)
MAC Spring Flock (LE) was darker, more peach. Clinique Pink Pop was more pink, sheer. Too Faced Love Hangover was darker, muted, golden.


Overall, this was a great collection! I really appreciated the wide variety of products and I feel the colors suited the spring vibe and collection theme very well. The quality was consistently good and a nice surprise, as there wasn't any major flops or disappointments like in other recent collections. Flamingo Park is definitely one to check out if any of the colors or items have caught your eye!

Available January 28 online, February 4 in-stores at MAC Cosmetics!


MAC Flamingo Park Collection

MAC Flamingo Park Lipsticks
(L-R: Be Silly, Have Your Cake, Please Me, Saint Germain, Silly, The Fashion Flock)

MAC Flamingo Park Lipsticks
(L-R: Be Silly, Have Your Cake, Please Me, Saint Germain, Silly, The Fashion Flock)

MAC Flamingo Park Lipsticks
(L-R: Be Silly, Have Your Cake, Please Me, Saint Germain, Silly, The Fashion Flock)

MAC Flamingo Park Lipsticks
(L-R: Be Silly, Have Your Cake, Please Me, Saint Germain, Silly, The Fashion Flock)

MAC Lipstick in Be Silly

MAC Lipstick in Be Silly

MAC Lipstick in Be Silly

MAC Lipstick in Be Silly

MAC Lipstick in Have Your Cake

MAC Lipstick in Have Your Cake

MAC Lipstick in Have Your Cake

MAC Lipstick in Have Your Cake

MAC Lipstick in Please Me

MAC Lipstick in Please Me

MAC Lipstick in Please Me

MAC Lipstick in Please Me

MAC Lipstick in Saint Germain

MAC Lipstick in Saint Germain

MAC Lipstick in Saint Germain

MAC Lipstick in Saint Germain

MAC Lipstick in Silly

MAC Lipstick in Silly

MAC Lipstick in Silly

MAC Lipstick in Silly

MAC Lipstick in The Fashion Flock

MAC Lipstick in The Fashion Flock

MAC Lipstick in The Fashion Flock

MAC Lipstick in The Fashion Flock

MAC Flamingo Park Lip Pencils

MAC Lip Pencil in Chic Trick

MAC Lip Pencil in Chic Trick

MAC Lip Pencil in Chic Trick

MAC Lip Pencil in In Synch
(MAC x Osbourne Collection Packaging)

MAC Lip Pencil in In Synch
(MAC x Osbourne Collection Packaging)

MAC Lip Pencil in In Synch

MAC Flamingo Park Pigments
(Holiday Packaging)

MAC Pigment in Rose
(Holiday Packaging)

MAC Pigment in Rose
(Holiday Packaging)

MAC Pigment in Rose

MAC Pigment in Tan
(Holiday Packaging)

MAC Pigment in Tan
(Holiday Packaging)

MAC Pigment in Tan

MAC Flamingo Park Beauty Powders

MAC Flamingo Park Beauty Powders
(L-R: Pearl Blossom, Sunny Surprise)

MAC Beauty Powder in Pearl Blossom

MAC Beauty Powder in Pearl Blossom

MAC Beauty Powder in Pearl Blossom

MAC Beauty Powder in Sunny Surprise

MAC Beauty Powder in Sunny Surprise

MAC Beauty Powder in Sunny Surprise

MAC Flamingo Park Powder Blushes

MAC Flamingo Park Powder Blushes

MAC Flamingo Park Powder Blushes
(L-R: Let's Be Friends, Life's a Picnic, Pink Swoon, Spring Flock, This Could Be Fun, What I Fancy)

MAC Powder Blush in Let's Be Friends

MAC Powder Blush in Let's Be Friends

MAC Powder Blush in Let's Be Friends

MAC Powder Blush in Let's Be Friends

MAC Powder Blush in Life's a Picnic

MAC Powder Blush in Life's a Picnic

MAC Powder Blush in Life's a Picnic

MAC Powder Blush in Life's a Picnic

MAC Powder Blush in Pink Swoon

MAC Powder Blush in Pink Swoon

MAC Powder Blush in Pink Swoon

MAC Powder Blush in Pink Swoon

MAC Powder Blush in Spring Flock

MAC Powder Blush in Spring Flock

MAC Powder Blush in Spring Flock

MAC Powder Blush in Spring Flock

MAC Powder Blush in This Could Be Fun

MAC Powder Blush in This Could Be Fun

MAC Powder Blush in This Could Be Fun

MAC Powder Blush in This Could Be Fun

MAC Powder Blush in What I Fancy

MAC Powder Blush in What I Fancy

MAC Powder Blush in What I Fancy

MAC Powder Blush in What I Fancy

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