Monday, June 1, 2015

M.A.C Wash & Dry Limited Edition Collection - Steam Heat Lipstick and Warm Wash Eyeshadow Palette.

Hi lovelies,

I've totally fallen in love with the M.A.C Limited Edition Collections...they never fail to suck me in with the beautiful new packaging, plus we all know what a weakness I have for those dreaded two words - LIMITED EDITION. I wouldn't say I ordinarily succumb to FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) but it does happen when it comes to makeup, because nothing says regret like that makeup you didn't buy, am I right?!

The new Wash & Dry Collection launched online in Australia last week, but many of the items sold out quite quickly. The good news, however, is that the collection launches in Australian stores today, the 1st of June, so there's still time to run in and get the items you're lusting over.

I was fortunate enough to be sent the lipstick in Steam Heat, a cherry red, and the Warm Wash eyeshadow palette, pictured below. Bear with me, this is going to be a very photo-heavy post as I love the packaging of this collection, it's so cheerfully bright and gorgeous!

M.A.C. Wash & Dry Collection - Warm Wash Eyeshadow Palette and Steam Heat Lipstick.

Keep reading after the jump!

M.A.C. Wash & Dry Collection - Warm Wash Eyeshadow Palette and Steam Heat Lipstick.

First up, the lipstick. I had seen some swatches of Steam Heat online and expected it to be a bit deeper than it was, so I was a little surprised when this applied as a bright cherry red shade. This lipstick is a satin, which means it applies quite smoothly without dragging, and it does have beautiful pigmentation. I can probably get about 6 hours of wear with this, even with eating and drinking, provided I prep my lips with a matching shade of lip liner beforehand.

This does leave a stain behind after application, so it wears off quite well. I do have quite dry lips, so I find my lips get a little dry after wearing this a while, as I do with most of the M.A.C. satin shades. It's nothing that a little lip balm or gloss on top won't fix, but just thought I would mention it nevertheless.

M.A.C Steam Heat Lipstick.

Overall, really love this shade! I give it a big thumbs up. The other shades in this collection were Morange (bright orange - Amplified), Creme d'Nude (pale beige pink nude - Cremesheen) and Tumble Dry (pale coral - Lustre).
M.A.C Steam Heat lipstick swatch.

M.A.C. Wash & Dry Collection - Warm Wash Eyeshadow Palette and Steam Heat Lipstick.

The Warm Wash palette is lovely, a compact mini palette with 3 thin eyeshadow pans packaged inside. The shades were subtle, but pretty. I only have two observations with this; firstly, if you enjoy applying your shadows with your fingers, this isn't for you, as the pans are so slim that you need a thin brush to pick up a decent amount of product. Secondly, there is a little fallout with these but you can always work with it by applying the shadows with a damp brush.

M.A.C Warm Wash Eyeshadow Palette. 

The middle shade from this palette is definitely my favourite. There are two other eyeshadow palettes as well, with pretty greens (Green Clean) and taupes (Permanent Press). Aren't the names gorgeous?

M.A.C Warm Wash Eyeshadow Palette.

One last photo of the lipstick and shadow palette together...because isn't it just gorgeous?!

M.A.C. Wash & Dry Collection - Warm Wash Eyeshadow Palette and Steam Heat Lipstick.





































I've actually got my eye on one last item from this set, the highlighting powder. It's got a few different shades in it so I'd love to pick it up! I think I'm going to head in and swatch it to see if I like it.

Image taken from M.A.C Australia website.

What other items have you got your eye on, lovelies? Check out the whole range here, and run, don't walk, into your nearest M.A.C stockist to pick up the items you want!

Much love,
MM.
x


Note: These products were kindly provided for editorial consideration. This has not affected my opinion in any way. For more information, please refer to my Disclosure Policy.

37 comments:

  1. I have the bronzer and a lippie from this collection - love the packaging!

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    1. Which lippie?! I just picked up the bronzer..I'm never going to use it, just stare at it admiringly!

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  2. ooh wow, i love the warm tones of the pallet, gorgeous! x

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  3. OMG am drooling over the packaging. Its so gorgeous. Love the lipstick shade <3

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    1. Isn't it gorgeous? So summery and fun. :)

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  4. I'd my eyes on the lipsticks just cus of packaging but I dropped the idea since most shades are from permanent range.... But lipstick is looking gorgeous <3

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    1. That's true, Sana, but the lipstick shades are beautiful and it's a bonus that you can always rebuy it you fall in love with it!

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  5. wow the lipstick looks stunning :) http://ninasbargainbeauty.blogspot.com

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  6. I love the packaging on this collection, it is just stunning x

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    1. I think it's definitely one of my favourite collections to date!

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  7. ive never really kept unto day with this collection but i saw a swatch of the highlighter and omg i need it!

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    1. It's beautiful! Not really a highlighter on my skintone, but the topmost shade would be perfect as a blush. Now, if I could just bring myself to use it... :P

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  8. The eye shadows were made with you in mind, my special girl. Just fabulous!!! Wonderful to see a blog from you again.
    With love,
    Trish.

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    1. Thank you so much, darling surrogate mum! I need to send you an email soon!

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  9. I didn't get anything...I was tempted because of the packaging, but I'm not a huge fan of MAC x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  10. This collection is gorgeous, the packaging is lovely and the eyeshadows are stunning, major envy right now x

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    1. Aww, sorry Julie! I agree though, it's beautiful!

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  11. MAC never seem to disappoint when it comes to their new launches - the packaging on these are incredible!

    Sophia Meola | A Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

    x

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    1. Ah, their limited edition collections just KILL me! I want everything!

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  12. Yes the packaging for this collection is just everything. I purchased the 125 dense face brush for contouring and it's just amazing. It's definitely my most expensive brush but I love it. I'd like to purchase the highlighter myself!

    HauteDare.com

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    1. Ooh, love the sound of the brush! I agree, the brushes are pricy but I have heard great things about them! I only own two MAC brushes myself!

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  13. Love the packaging! I didn't manage to pick anything up though.

    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  14. I'm not actually a fan of the packaging to be honest, just seems like there's too much going on! But that lip shade is undeniably pretty :)

    Frankie | Crazyblondegal

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  15. OMG! Everything looks so pretty!

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  16. Really wishing I had picked up something from this collection! I usually sit the MAC releases out... there's way too much drama haha! Gorgeous swatches, too! xx

    Sweetaholic Beauty

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    1. That's such a valid point, lol! It's always sold out so quickly!

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  17. Lovely products! The packaging is so pretty, that's the best thing about Mac's LE collections!
    http://www.rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com/

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    1. I agree, they're addictive, aren't they!

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  18. oh wow, the packaging alone is gorgeous! love the shadow shades x

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  19. Wow you are so lucky to be sent MAC! That is so exciting! Both products look stunning, I didn't pick up anything from this collection myself.

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

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