The MAC Proenza Schouler collection went live yesterday morning, and I got up at 5:30 am to make sure I got the items I wanted! Do I need backups? I think so.
I only purchased 3 lipsticks and the 2 blushes, and luckily MAC had a free overnight shipping promo, so they arrived today! I will do a full look with these colors in a bit, but for now I just wanted to get some quick swatches up to show you!
First off, the collection packaging is gorgeous. I’m a sucker for packaging and when I saw this my jaw hit the floor.
I purchased 3 lipsticks (there were 4 total) and I decided on Mangrove, Pinkfringe and Primrose.
Mangrove is a bright, clean orange red. Mangrove is a matte finish lipstick. While I usually do better with blue toned reds, this is a gorgeous shade and I think it will be the “hit” of the collection as far as lipsticks are concerned.
Pinkfringe is a vivid flamingo pink. What I didn’t expect was a very subtle hint of shimmer (you can see it a little in the photo). Pinkfringe is a satin finish lipstick.
Primrose surprised me a little. From product images, I expected a super dark shade and *almost* had buyers remorse until I put it on. It’s fairly sheer and looked pretty nice on the lips. Primrose is a Lustre finish lipstick.
I like to add in lip swatches with posts, but my lips have been dry as ever lately and no matter what I did, the photos looked bad. I know you don’t want to cringe when you see my lips all dry – so until they behave a little more, this arm swatch is the best I can do. I’m happy with my Proenza Schouler lipsticks!
These were THE items I had to have from this collection. The lipsticks were an afterthought (really I placed 2 orders. 1 to make sure I got the blushes and then I ordered the lipsticks 20 minutes later)
One thing I will say that was a negative about the blushes. They are a PAIN to open. I had to slide my thumb nail between the crack on the side to pop it open a little because fumbling with the front… I thought I might drop it. So be prepared for that.
Ocean City was my main want from the collection. I have Ripe Peach Ombre that MAC released years ago, so in a bit I will do a comparison post on Ocean City vs Ripe Peach.
For the swatch I did the darkest shade first (on the left), the middle with both shades mixed, and the right is the lightest shade. So far… I’m happy!
While I couldn’t wait for Ocean City and it was my #1 want from this collection… Sunset Beach turned out to be my favorite.
Once again – on the left is the darkest part of the blush, middle is the 2 shades mixed and the right is the lightest part. This will get a LOT of wear this summer!
So far so good! The pigmentation in all 5 items I ordered were fabulous and although this was definitely a “splurge” it was worth it! Of the lipsticks, I think Mangrove is the must have of the collection and for the blushes.. I have to say Sunset Beach (but Ocean City isn’t far behind).
Lipstick Prices: $22.00 Each
Blush Prices: $30.00 Each
Where To Buy: MAC Cosmetics Website (these release in MAC Cosmetics stores and counters on Thursday, April 24th)
I promise to have an actual “I’m wearing them!” post up soon for all of these shades, and in a bit – a comparison between MAC Ripe Peach Ombre and Ocean City!
Did you grab anything from the MAC Proenza Schouler launch? Do you plan to?