This Project 5-Pan is really getting the best of me. I actually drove to Ulta yesterday and started browsing around--it wasn't until 10 minutes into the trip that I remembered I was not to purchase anything makeup-related. This is more confirmation that this experiment is much needed. With that in mind, I've decided to also embark on a bit of a 5-Pan for body products as well. I typically have an easier time with this, so it will probably be completed far quicker than the makeup one.
Anyhoot, so as not to be the very last person in the blogosphere to report back on MAC's Color Craft collection (purchased prior to the start of my plan), I present to you the following items which took my fancy:
MAC's Mineralized Powders are not my favorite, if for only that they tend to be a bit too shimmery. Sunny By Nature was the lone star of the collection, in that it has a relatively matte finish. I like this, because of course it then sort of fits into the bronzer category...and we all know how I feel about bronzers. The glow is very subtle, and if you do choose to purchase this, I would say that you ask to have a look at the marbeling first, to ensure that you get some good vaining. Clearly, I didn't.
Good brushes should be a staple in any collection. It is one thing that I'm willing to splurge on, given that they are worth their weight. With MAC, I go back and forth, as I believe that there are better brushes out there (*ahem* aDesign, for one), but I admittedly succumb to a new "limited" design when MAC presents me with one. Furthermore, I would guess that I succumb to most things that are limited, but that's neither here nor there. This one is fantastic for picking up the above mentioned Mineralized Skinfinish, as the end fibers go some distance in keeping the effect light.
The last item that I snagged, was the Nice Mix Up Lipglass. First things first--I do not like the packaging. The fact that finger prints are easily visible on the square handle, does not appeal to me, and there is something sharp and awkward about the whole thing. Apart from that, I was a tad let down because this shade specifically did not show up a bit more orange on the lip. I was looking for something similar to Naked Honey's Queen Bee, but with more pigment...this one was just, ehhhh. I actually took a photo of it on, and then tossed it, because it really only looked as though I had taken a photo of a moisturized lip. I'll try to pair this with another lipstick, and see what I can make of it. Any suggestions?
All in all, I was much more impressed with MAC's Naked Honey collection (though I can't think of anyone that this was the case for), and all due to the honey salve--not even the colored cosmetics. What is this saying about MAC's new releases?
So, we are off to yet another weekend! I absolutely love weekends--they go by too quickly, yet they go a long way in the re-charging department (assuming work isn't part of the equation).
What are your plans for the weekend? Did you pick up anything from the Color Craft collection?