MAC Sharon and Kelly Osbourne Collection is released a few weeks ago in US and it is almost sold out. If you are still eyeing some items, you should act quickly. I was following discussion threads in Specktra and seeing how gorgeous the ladies look with their goodies. I started to form a wish list although I learned that the collection will only come to Germany in August. Today I feel blessed to be able to show you my picks. Special thanks go to Susan who picked these up for me after it was released last week in London.
|My Picks from MAC Sharon and Kelly Osbourne Collection|
Sharon & Kelly Osbourne Collection is composed of two parts, Sharon's part which has red packaging, the products have warmer and more subtle shades. Kelly's part in lavender packaging has cooler toned products and it also features daring lips. I went mostly for Kelly's Collection since I prefer cooler shades to warmer ones. I have to admit that I then went back and ordered Sharon's Quad in US, since it received very good reviews, such as Stacey's here. She also thinks this one will look nice on green eyes so we will see ;-)
The items which were sold out first were the Powder Blushes. I picked up both Sharon's Blush Peaches & Cream and Kelly's Blush Cheeky Bugger and I can see why they were on high demand. They have lovely textures, very smooth to touch. They are subtle, yet buildable and color pay-off is very good. I especially like Cheeky Bugger on my complexion.
|MAC Cheeky Bugger and Peaches & Cream Blushes|
Cheeky Bugger is a light peachy pink with satin finish. The shimmer in these are very subtle and lovely. Peaches & Cream is a mid-toned warm rose shade which can be flattering across complexions. With a light hand, it looks lovely on me but it would show up well on deeper complexions as well. Peaches & Cream also has satin finish and very subtle shimmer similar to that of Cheeky Bugger.
|Swatch: MAC Cheeky Bugger and Peaches & Cream Blushes|
Next item I picked up is a Mineralize Skinfinish Duo. To the best of my knowledge, duos of this formula is brand new. I decided for Kelly's MS Duo since Sharon's have very warm tones, which easily turn orange on me. I need to try it out in person though once the collection arrives here. Kelly's Skinfinish Duo in Jolly Good is a safe bet for those around NC15-20 and lighter if you want to contour and highlight with it. If you want it as an overall powder to brighten up your complexion and add a subtle heathy glow, it would work also on medium complexions. On me I feel like I can do both, so it is love for me.
|MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish|
I used the skin toned part to contour and pale pink to highlight for the look below. Although the finish is not matte, it still looks lovely as a contour since the shimmer in these are much more subtle than any other Mineralize Skinfinish I personally own. Once mixed together, it disappears on my skin (hence no swatch) and provides a lovely brightening effect. I can't recommend this one enough if you are close to my coloring.
|Swatch: MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish|
I picked up Kelly's Eyeshadow Quad Bloody Brilliant although I have read mixed reviews about it. The main concern was that the makeup worn by Kelly on the promo photos looked more purple and intense whereas this quad neither of both. After trying it out though, I really liked it combined with the other pieces of Kelly's Collection, especially with the lip and cheek products.
|MAC Bloody Brilliant Quad|
It is also important to not that Bloody Brilliant Eyeshadow Quad does perform much better than it swatches. As you can see below the only matte shade, a very deep plum called Shadowy lady is a little dry and patchy once swatched. It did apply fine though. My favorite shade of this quad is Tickety Boo, which is a warm taupe with matte to satin finish. I contoured my nose with that one as well as defined my crease of the look below. It is a lovely "sculpting" shade. I like how Fizzy Rose, a lilacy pink with satin to matte finish brightens up the eyes. I used Spoonful of Sugar on the inner corner of the lids to highlight and found it a littlee hard to work once layered with other shades. On its own, it works much better too.
|Swatch: MAC Bloody Brilliant Quad, Shades: Spoonful of Sugar, Tickety Boo, Fizzy Rose, Shadowy Lady|
As for the lipsticks go, I picked up two boldest shades from this collection and passed on the nudes since I have recently acquired one nude lipstick from MAC Pedro Lourenco Collection, Peachy Beige and it doesn't look all that great on me (aka concealer lips) so I decided to check out the nudes on the counter before I commit.
|MAC Kelly Yum-Yum and Dodgy Girl Lipsticks|
Since I have seen promos I had to have Dodgy Girl since I don't have anything like that in my stash. Kelly Yum-Yum was more of a hype buy for me, given the fact that I also purchased Chanel's La Diva and couldn't find an opportunity to wear it since months. It turned out though both of these shades are very wearable as stains and very eye catching and interesting once applied fully. I tried to pull off full-on Dodgy Girl below, please tell me in the comments how do you like it :-)
|Swatch: MAC Kelly Yum-Yum and Dodgy Girl Lipsticks|
Here is my FOTD with Kelly's Products. I am wearing Cheeky Bugger on the apples of my cheeks and contoured and highlighter them with Mineralize Skinfinish Duo in Jolly Good. I applied Tickety Boo on the crease which I then deepened a little bit more with Shadowy Lady. I have Fizzy Rose applied over the eye lid and Spoonful of Sugar on inner corner. I am also wearing Dodgy Girl on my lips (couldn't you tell? ;-))
All in all I liked how this look turned out to be. The most challenging thing about it must have been to find an outfit which wouldn't crash badly with the lipstick. I went for the safest shade, white, but I believe cooler tones should work. Any suggestions?
|FOTD with Cheeky Bugger Blush, Bloody Brilliant Quad, Jolly Good as Contour & Highlighter, Dodgy Girl Lipstick|
Final thoughts: MAC's Osbournes Collection has lovely items with good textures. I especially liked how these complimented each other. My picks within the items I tested would be Cheeky Bugger Blush, Jolly Good Mineralize Skin Finish Duo and Dodgy Girl Lipstick.
How would you combine Dodgy Girl? Blush, eyes, clothes... Ideas?