MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection, My Picks Part II, Swatches, Review & FOTD, Extra Dimension Bronzer in Aphrodite's Shell, Lipstick in Mystical, Eye Shadows Lorelei, Legendary Lure and Nail Polish Shimmerfish

Last weekend I wrote about the first part of my haul from MAC's Alluring Aquatic Collection. After that, I went to the counter several times to make sure that I was not missing anything, especially inside that gorgeous packaging that I am loving at the moment. It turned out I was in fact missing some pieces, so I took some action that I don't regret. Here comes the second part of my haul. Today might be a good time to post about it since I have hear that the collection started to roll out in US too.


 MAC Extra Dimension Bronzer in Aphrodite's Shell, Lipstick in Mystical, Eye Shadows Lorelei, Legendary Lure and Nail Polish Shimmerfish

I started firstly by picking up rest of the eye shadows since the quality of these are superb. They are very pigmented and complex. I also picked up Silver Sun after preparing this post (which I am wearing and loving at the moment). I swatched all of the shades last time but here I include a sun swatch for you to see the multi colored pretty shimmer.


MAC Extra Dimension Eye Shadows Lorelei, Legendary Lure

I feel like I have way too many bronzers so I didn't even check that section of the release the first time around. Then I have heard everyone speak about Aphrodite's Shell so as I was visiting the counter on Monday, I checked it out in person to see why. Aphrodite's Shell is a great bronzy nudy blush/bronzer for fair to medium ladies. It has enough pink inside so that it doesn't look orange. Also the very fine shimmer of it doesn't look flat nor shimmery. If you think you can't pull off bronzers or they all appear/look unnatural, you should definitely check out Aphrodite's Shell.



 MAC Extra Dimension Bronzer in Aphrodite's Shell

 MAC Extra Dimension Bronzer in Aphrodite's Shell

Here are some swatches of Aphrodite's Shell together with Extra Dimension Blush Sea Me Hear Me, Chanel Joues Contraste #89 Canaille and Hourglass Mood Exposure.


Swatches of MAC Extra Dimension Blush in Sea Me Hear Me and Extra Dimension Bronzer in Aphrodite's Shell vs. Hourglass Mood Exposure and Chanel JC #89 Canaille

Having purchased only one lipstick last time, this time I took my time and tried some of them once more. You can see all the lipsticks of this collection swatched in my previous post. Pet Me Please and Siren Song gave me concealed lip effect since I naturally have pigmented lips. I would like to get either Mystical or Enchanted One and upon trying them both, somehow I didn't feel comfortable with Enchanted One. It is a matte formula and it sat between the cracks of my lips, looking as if I am on a desert and I haven't drunken anything for days. I thought this can't be the intention of "Aquatic" Collection so sadly had to skip this. I am seeing though that particular shade worn beautifully by many others so probably it is just me. Instead I went for Mystical, a mid toned reddish pink with glossy finish.


MAC Lipstick in Mystical

After some days, it was discussed at Specktra how MAC Mystical and Morning Rose (from Magnetic Nude Collection) are related. I don't own many MAC Lipsticks but I happened to have Morning Rose, which is a special one for me since it is a present from my hubby. Here is a side by side swatch of the two. As others pointed out, Mystical has more red, is more intense and has more of a wet/glossy finish. Morning Rose pulls more pink, is lighter  and has more of a shimmery finish.


Swatch: MAC Lipstick in Mystical vs. Morning Rose

To Round it up, here is me wearing Aphrodite's Shell on the Cheek and temples, together with a wash of Sea Me Hear Me on the apples of the cheeks. On Eyes I have Lorelei and Legendary Lure. On my lips you can see Mystical in action.


FOTD : MAC Aphrodite's Shell, Lipstick in Mystical, Eye Shadows Lorelei, Legendary Lure and Blush in Sea Me Hear Me

Final thoughts: I am so happy that these started selling out before I can purchase the whole collection since it is hard to resist that quality and packaging. Now MAC set that bar high, I hope the upcoming releases to be as good. Be sure to check these out in person.

My favorites from Alluring Aqua:
  • Aphrodite's Shell to naturally defined cheeks for fair to medium ladies.
  • Eye Shadows in Sea Worship, Lorelei and Soul Serenade (or Fathom's Deep) for their pigmented multi dimensional finish.
  • Extra Dimension Blush in Sea Me Hear Me for its iridescent duo chromish quality, which especially teams up wonderfully with Lipstick in Mystical.
What are your picks?

14 comments

  1. This line looks amazing!!!! The colors are just so gorgeous! Great post! I love the look you put together!

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    1. Hi Denise,
      I am so loving this collection, trying hard not to pick everything. Hopefully they will be sold out soon so my wallet will be safe ;-p

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  2. OK, this collection actually looks good... and nothing from MAC has attracted me the last 2 years. I wonder if I should go check these out :-)

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    1. Hi Lily,
      you are right. I was not that excited for a MAC release for so long. This one is plain gorgeous and quality is really high. That combined with this packaging, it can't get better!

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  3. Total agreement with your picks! They look divine on you! This collection hasnt launched in my country, will keep stalking the counter!

    www.noodlesdoodleswithpretties.blogspot.com

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    1. Be sure to stalk good, they sell out in no time lol.

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  4. Love love the two shadows and OMG the packaging is sooo alluring! Love the rose lipstick too! The first shade! Great look!

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    1. Hi Sharlynn,
      I can't agree more, gorgeous collection, everything is so exciting.

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  5. Sooo I went to the MAC store today, and naturally the ONE item I wanted the most (Sea Worship) was already sold out! You look absolutely gorgeous with these picks, Sara! Especially love the lipstick on you!

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    1. Hi Sunny,
      too bad, let me know if you would like it, I can still try to track it down at a counter. I am sure though you have similar shades ;-) Yes that lipstick that I passed on at first, I was almost missing it ;-)

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  6. I can't believe that these will be available in only 2 weeks! I got my eyes on Lorelei! Mystical looks so nice on you!

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    1. I first didn't get Lorelei but after trying it out, I have to say, it is one of my favorites from this collection. I hope you can track it down.

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  7. Haven't been this tempted by a MAC collection in some time! Thanks for sharing your picks- especially lusting after those eye shadows :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Hi Jen,
      the same here. I keep going back and my haul keeps getting more, I am interested in almost everything from the collection. I hope MAC goes on like this.

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