— June 06, 2016 —

MAC x Brooke Candy Collection


MAC released their newest collection MAC x Brooke Candy on April 28, 2016 online and May 5, 2016 in-stores. The collection featured 14 products ranging from lipsticks, lip pencils, vamplify glosses, bronzing powder, eye glosses, liquid eyeliner and nail lacquers. All of the products are housed in special edition silver metallic packaging, so there is a slight price increase.

"Fiercely independent digital sensation Brooke Candy returns to M·A·C with her feisty colour collection uniting the past, present and future of her creative spirit. Shades for eyes, lips and nails dare you to stand up and stand out. Bold, brave, unusual, unstoppable!"
Here's what I picked up from the collection...


Lipstick $18 USD / $22.50 CAD (0.10 oz.)
  •  Doo-Wop is described as a pink pop. (Matte) [LE]
  •  Mind Control is described as a bright red cherry. (Amplified) [LE]
  •  Whirl is described as a dirty rose. (Matte) [P]
  •  Witching Hour is described as a rich purple. (Matte) [LE]

Doo-Wop is a medium-dark, brightened fuchsia pink with cool undertones and a satin-matte finish. This shade had smooth, opaque color coverage that felt comfortable throughout wear. Like with most of the recent matte shades from the brand, it didn't tug during application and never felt drying on the lips. Doo-Wop lasted +6 hours and left behind a satin. (5/5)
* MAC Be Silly (LE) was slightly dark, warmer. Kat Von D Backstage Bambi was brighter, less purple, matte. MAC Candy Yum Yum was brighter. MAC Pink Pigeon was warmer, more blue toned.



Mind Control is a medium-dark, brightened red with cool undertones and a creamy, luminous finish. Despite being a creamier hydrating shade, I had no issues with the color moving around, falling into lip lines or feathering during wear. It applied very smoothly, evenly and had mostly opaque pigmentation. Mind Control wore well for +6 hours and left behind a faint stain. (5/5)
* ColourPop Jingle (LE) was brighter, warmer. MAC Von Teese (LE) was brighter, warmer. Clinique Cherry Pop was more blue toned. Marc Jacobs Dashing was a touch darker, warmer.


Whirl is a medium-dark, muted brown with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and had fully opaque color payoff. The slightly creamier texture made it very comfortable to wear and never felt drying. Whirl lasted +5 hours before fading. (5/5)
* ColourPop Mosh Pit (LE) was similar, more rose. MAC Hot Chocolate (LE) was similar, more mauve. MAC Pamela (LE) was lighter, slightly more pink. OFRA Mocha was cooler, more rose.


Witching Hour is a dark, deepened purple with cool undertones and a satin-matte finish. It had a bit more slip to it than your typical matte shades from the brand which did cause the color to move around more easily and gather in lip lines over time—it's certainly a shade that would perform better paired over a lip pencil. Regardless, it applied smoothly without dragging and had mostly opaque pigmentation. Witching Hour lasted +4.5 hours before fading. (4/5)
* Sephora Collection She's Got The Power (LE) was warmer, less opaque, matte. MAC Matte Royal was lighter, brighter, more blue. OFRA Purple Rain was lighter, cooler, metallic. Sephora Collection Polished Purple was warmer, more purple, metallic.


Vamplify Lipgloss $21 USD / $25.50 CAD (0.16 oz.)
  •  Pamela is described as a dirty rose. [LE]

Pamela is a medium-dark, muted brown rose with warm undertones and a glossy, cream finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and had opaque color payoff. It was very comfortable to wear and had excellent performance overall. The Vamplify Lipglosses are by far my favorite gloss formula from the brand, they're lightly hydrating and never feel sticky or tacky, like your more traditional glosses. Pamela wore well for +5 hours before fading. (5/5)
* MAC Anything But Demure (LE) was lighter, warmer, more beige. MAC Hyper Fabulous (LE) was darker, warmer, more brown. MAC Tuned In (LE) was lighter, warmer, more pink.

Overall, this was a very eye catching collection—it was great to see the brand come back for a second collaboration with more products and special packaging. I feel it really captured the artist and described her style much better this time around! While some of the products can be found in the permanent line, the bold shades and metallic packaging make for a very nice touch!

Available April 28, 2016 online, May 8, 2016 in select stores at MAC Cosmetics!


MAC x Brooke Candy Collection

MAC x Brooke Candy Collection

MAC x Brooke Candy Collection

MAC x Brooke Candy Lipsticks

MAC x Brooke Candy Lipsticks
(L - R: Doo-Wop, Mind Control, Whirl, Witching Hour)

MAC x Brooke Candy Lipsticks
(L - R: Doo-Wop, Mind Control, Whirl, Witching Hour)

MAC x Brooke Candy Lipstick in Doo-Wop

MAC x Brooke Candy Lipstick in Doo-Wop

MAC x Brooke Candy Lipstick in Doo-Wop

MAC x Brooke Candy Lipstick in Doo-Wop

MAC x Brooke Candy Lipstick in Mind Control

MAC x Brooke Candy Lipstick in Mind Control

MAC x Brooke Candy Lipstick in Mind Control

MAC x Brooke Candy Lipstick in Mind Control

MAC x Brooke Candy Lipstick in Whirl

MAC x Brooke Candy Lipstick in Whirl

MAC x Brooke Candy Lipstick in Whirl

MAC x Brooke Candy Lipstick in Whirl

MAC x Brooke Candy Lipstick in Witching Hour

MAC x Brooke Candy Lipstick in Witching Hour

MAC x Brooke Candy Lipstick in Witching Hour

MAC x Brooke Candy Lipstick in Witching Hour

MAC x Brooke Candy Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC x Brooke Candy Vamplify Lipgloss in Pamela

MAC x Brooke Candy Vamplify Lipgloss in Pamela

MAC x Brooke Candy Vamplify Lipgloss in Pamela

MAC x Brooke Candy Vamplify Lipgloss in Pamela

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