Tuesday, September 15, 2015

M.A.C. Haute Dogs Collection Review.

Hi lovelies,

This post was meant to go live late last week, but I've been busy battling a few things that haven't left much energy for blogging! My credit card was compromised while traveling interstate so I lost almost $3k to scammers, I'm still in the process of trying to sort out a dispute with my bank. I also had a guy in a hire van hit my parked car a couple of weeks ago, so I've been busy trying to sort out car insurance/car repairs...and then my shower sprung a leak and I didn't have hot water, and naturally it had to happen over a weekend so I couldn't get it fixed until the Monday! There were also a few other niggling little issues that happened in between, so it's been a bit eventful of late!

Anyhow, without further ado, did you know that M.A.C. came up with a cute collection called Haute Dogs, which launched in Australia on the 7th of September? I thought it was the most adorable thing ever, and as a dog lover, I was thrilled to receive a few products to play with! The Haute Dogs Collection is from the Mineralize range, there are baked eyeshadow quads, fluidline liners, nail lacquers, lipsticks, lip pencils, lip glasses and brow pencils, as well as several face products and brushes. I think the cover photo is really interesting, don't you?

Image sourced from M.A.C. Cosmetics Australia.
I was fortunate enough to be sent two eyeshadow quads, Posh Pedigree and Pure Bred, as well as a nude lipstick in Rare Breed. A word of warning, this is going to be a very photo-heavy post!

There are a total of three quads in this collection, and I received Pure Bred, which is a collection of brown/plum shades, and Posh Pedigree, which is a collection of taupes/greys. Both quads are gorgeous and I'm hard pressed to pick a favourite. Rare Breed is a pretty rosy nude brown lipstick.

Keep reading after the jump!

Products from the M.A.C. Haute Dogs Collection.
First up, let's talk packaging. This is a limited edition collection but fortunately, there's still plenty of stock available, unlike with most launches. That's probably due to the fact that the packaging isn't specially designed, but I do think that the black, magnetic closing is classic and stylish, with a luxe feel to it. There's little chance of it accidentally coming apart in your bag and it also means less likelihood of you breaking a nail trying to open it. The shadow compacts fit quite securely into the palm of your hand, to give you an idea of size.
M.A.C. Mineralize shadow quad.
M.A.C. Mineralize Rich lipstick in Rare Breed.
The Mineralize rich lipsticks are a little chunkier in design as compared to the standard slimline M.A.C. bullets, but still fairly sleek. This one is a pleasure to wear as it applies really smoothly and feels very moisturising on the lips. Scroll down for a swatch photo.
M.A.C. Mineralize lipstick in Rare Breed.
Let's take a look at how the eyeshadows apply. They are baked shadows, which means they can be applied wet or dry, and pigmentation is really good. I did get a little fall out with a brush but nothing that's too difficult to work with. I'd have to say that the plum shade is definitely my favourite from the Pure Bred quad.
M.A.C. Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad in Pure Bred.
M.A.C. Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad in Pure Bred swatches.
I really loved the Posh Pedigree quad too, as the shades were simply beautiful. This is versatile enough to be used during the day or smoked out for a sexy night look.
M.A.C. Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad in Posh Pedigree.
M.A.C. Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad in Posh Pedigree swatches.
Here are swatches of all the shades in a row. The lipstick, Rare Breed, is swatched first, followed by the shadows.
M.A.C. Haute Dogs Collection Swatches.
Isn't this collection beautiful? I couldn't resist sharing one last photo!
M.A.C. Haute Dogs Collection Swatches.
Do you like the look of this collection, lovelies? There's still plenty of stock available on the M.A.C. Australia website (and may be available from selected stores). The quads retail for $72 while the lipstick retails for $45. Run, don't walk!

Much love,

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.


  1. I quite like this collection, the shades are just brilliant and so perfect for Autumn x

    1. I agree! We're in spring now in the Southern Hemisphere but I still think the shades are perfect for any season!

  2. Wow wow wow the shades in this collection are just stunning!! xxxx

  3. Gorgeous shades, so versatile. The lipstick is beautiful and bet it looks fantastic on you! xx

  4. Shocking news about the credit card! It happens so often these days - we've had it happen a few years ago too...

    The new collection is lovely! Damn me being on a no buy again at the wrong time :(

    1. Thank you, Vita! So frustrating considering I've travelled all over with that card and it was safe...it had to happen in Sydney!

      Oh no...it's never a good time to do a no-buy!

  5. That lippie! Sorry about your run of terrible luck recently! It's only going to get better from here on, though!

  6. Ahh so sorry to hear about your credit card getting compromised! :( That's awful, but hopefully it all gets settled! As for the collection, how fun! And how cool that you were sent these items! The quad Pure Bred really catches my eye! Love those colors! ♡

    1. Thank you so much! Annoying, but hopefully it's all settled down somewhat now. ♥

  7. I've not heard about this collection at all, I love the look of the Pure Bred quad!
    Sorry you've had such a tough time lately - I hope you manage to get everything sorted with the bank & insurance, it sounds like a nightmare :/

    Jess xo

    1. It's a shame, because it's a gorgeous collection! Pure Bred is definitely very popular!

      Thank you, it's just a bit of a hassle but hopefully on its way to being sorted out now!

  8. ive seen this being promoted when i was in toronto! i love the pure bred quad

  9. I absolutely adore the look of this collection! The eyeshadow quads really have a higher end look to them and almost remind me of the Chanel quads. The Posh Pedigree quad looks especially versatile and can be used every day! :)


  10. I love the look of the quads. Lovely colors!

  11. Those quads look so gorgeous, I'd be happy with any of them! xx


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