MAC Venomous Villains Disney Collection

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MAC collaberated with Disney to come out with Venomous Villains which consisted of 4 smaller collections revolving around each one of these “Villians” (Maleficent, Cruela De Vil, Evil Queen, and Dr Facilier). Naturally, being a huge Disney fan, I hauled quite a lot because these were limited edition.

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A potion to poison, an apple to bite, a spell to cast… Bad never looked so good. A crystal ball of colour created from our favourite Disney Venomous Villains, inspired by the three most infamously frosty, fabulous and formidable of Disney’s dark ladies… and one dastardly Dr. Facilier. Don’t you love it?

A MAC and Disney collaboration to celebrate the dark side in every one of us, in a glamorous sort of way. Who’s the fairest one of all? Four separate mini-collections, in haute animated couture. The incomparable Cruella De Vil and Snow White’s Evil Queen are dazzlingly devilish; Sleeping Beauty’s Maleficent and The Princess and the Frog’s DR. FACILIER, both up to no good on their own. Uniquely designed iconic packaging you will kill for, cunning characters and bedeviled beauties that are so alluring, you can’t help but wonder what it would be like to be one!

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Let’s start with Maleficent, from Sleeping Beauty. The color scheme for this collection was black and violet as you can see from the photos of the packaging and it has the Disney logo on the side. There were so many great products in this collection like Violetta Lipstick (which I skipped out on because Petals & Peacocks which I reviewed here seemed close enough) and the gorgeous nail polishes (nail lacquers as MAC calls them) but I decided to go for the most unique which was the Mineralize Eyeshadow Duos. I’ve included a photo of both eyeshadow duos swatched side by side.

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Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo in She Who Dares is described as a deep navy with blue pearl / deep forest green with lime pearl. As with all mineralize products, these can be used either wet or dry. The bigger side which is the blue part is an almost black navy with a sparse amount of shimmer. In comparison to all 4 shades, this side is the one with the least amount of shimmer. As I’ve mentioned before, what you get, depends on the veining. Applied with a damp brush, the shimmer is more apparent. When used dry, this is stiff and hard to work with. It seems similar to Deep Truth eyeshadow (which is from the permanent line). The smaller side which is the green side is a gorgeous shimmery green and is just as vibrant when used wet or dry. I wish they switched those around with the green side being the bigger part and the blue side being the smaller part, instead. Even when used dry, these can stain the eyelid.

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Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo in My Dark Magic is described as a deep pink with pink pearl / deep plum with purple pearl. When I first got these and swatched them on my hand, I was disappointed because they seemed too similar to each other but after much use I can now see the nuances each one has pretty clearly. They are both dark, almost black purples but one has magenta shimmer and the other has violet shimmer. Again, the smaller side is the more shimmery of the two but as you can see both are extremely shimmery. Again, I wish the smaller side was the bigger side and vice versa. I’ve quickly fallen in love with this duo because on the eyes, this gives you that “wet” look, even though I’m using it dry. Again, this can stain the eyelid.

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Next up is Cruela De Vil from 101 Dalmations. Cruela De Vil, Cruela De Vil, if she doesn’t scare you, no evil will (yes now the song from the animated movie is officially stuck in my head). I wonder if the ombre hair trend will eventually evolve into two-tone as displayed by Cruela ;) I debated getting Carbon eyshadow because of the limited edition packaging but since I already have and hate it, I decided it wasn’t worth it so I only picked up 2 products from this collection; Innocence, Beware! Lipstick and Sweetjoy Eyeshadow which were nude-y colors. The packaging is black and red for this collection and the lipstick came with a protective sleeve which I thought was cool.

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Innocence, Beware! Lipstick is described as a light yellow pink with a cremesheen finish. I love my nudes and I love my cremesheens which is why I picked this up. I think cremesheens are actually my favorite finish out of all of MAC’s lipstick finishes. I find yellow pinks are more flattering on my Arab complexion as opposed to blue pinks. On me, this is a gorgeous sheer pinky-nude with a glossy finish and looks fantastic on tanned skin. It also brings out the green in my brown eyes, somehow. This lipstick was everything I wanted Angel lipstick (which is from the permanent line) to be. It does highlight imperfections but I exfoliate my lips regularly so it’s a non-issue for me. It also doesn’t really last that long but I don’t mind reapplying this on the go (sloppily) seeing as how it’s so sheer and glossy (gotta love cremesheens!).

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Sweetjoy is described as a creamy pale gold with a frost finish. I can’t handle how gorgeous this eyeshadow is! I’ve used it as an eyeshadow all over the lid for that “glowy” look. I’ve used it on my brow-bone (really, really buffed out because this can be intense), as an inner corner highlight, and even on my cheekbones and cupid’s bow. So freakin’ pretty! Best of all, it applies like buttah! It’s incredibly soft, and feels like more of a matte squared finish. It also plays nicely with other shadows. Sweetjoy, the eyeshadow that just keeps on giving ;)

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The next villain is from Snow White and is only known as the Evil Queen. I picked up 5 items from this collection; Vainglorious Eyeshadow, Bite of an Apple Blush,  Toxic Tale Lipstick (not shown), and 2 Strange Potion Lipglass. Toxic Tale was a gorgeous neon coral lipstick with a satin finish but I lost it in the move :( The blush, lipstick, and lipglass were all gorgeous corals and looked so beautiful together. I wish I’d gotten another one of the eyeshadows as I think I would’ve gotten more use out of it then the one I chose.

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Vainglorious is described as a bronze burgundy with a frost finish. This is another eyeshadow that’s quite soft to the touch. This one is a little tricky though. If I apply it normally, it makes my eyes look bruised up, but if I buff it out too much, all I’m left with is shimmer. I regret getting this and wish I’d gotten Her Alter Image which is described as light violet but it was veluxe pearl finish and I dislike those, plus I already had a lot of other violets from MAC.

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Bite of an Apple is described as a soft coral pink blush with a matte finish. Let’s just take a moment to take in the beauty of it. Isn’t she a beaut? When I’m paler, this pulls more pink on me but when I’m tanned this looked red. Either way, it’s a beautiful coral with a slight sheen, even though MAC classifies it as a matte. It’s not particularly soft but whatevs. It looks flattering on my skintone and that’s all I want from it. Plus how cute is the packaging? This is crazy pigmented so it’s easy to go overboard which is why I use a stippling brush to apply it.

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Strange Potion Lipglass is described as a soft coral pink and also comes with a protective sleeve. I hate the texture of lipglasses as I’ve mentioned before here and here but the color is perfection that not only did I pick this up, but I even got a backup in case I run out. I enjoy wearing this on it’s own or pairing it over top a nude lippy. There’s an endless list of flattering combinations you can achieve depending on your preference. I’ve swatched Strange Potion Lipglass side by side with Prrr Lipglass (Prrr is the frostier ergo lighter one).

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Dr. Facilier (pronounced Fah-SEE-lee-ay) is the villain in the animated Disney movie “The Princess and the Frog”. I got 3 items from this collection; a lipgelee called Resort Life (not shown because I can’t find it), a greasepaint stick in the shade French Quarter, and a magically cool liquid powder in the shade Cajun. Resort Life is described as an off-white with pink pearl and came in a squeeze tube with Dr. Facilier on the packaging and looked like you were wearing diamonds on your lips. It’s very pretty over a lipstick or a lipstain but the migrating glitter turned me off it.

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Next up is a greasepaint stick in the shade French Quarter and is described as a black green with multi-color pearl. The name is what really hooked me because I’m quite intrigued by New Orleans! Back to the greasepaint stick, no fancy schmancy limited edition packaging here even though it is a limited edition item. I included pictures of the itty-bitty built-in sharpener this time. French Quarter is on top, and Below Ground which I reviewed here is swatched directly underneath it.

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Magically Cool Liquid Powder was first introduced in the Venomous Villains Collection. They came out with 2 shades; Truth & Light which is described as a sheer shimmer that reflects silver and pink, and Cajun which is described as a sheer bronze shimmer that reflects gold. Obviously, I went for Cajun because I’m medium to tan. This stuff is very subtle that you can barely see the swatches which is a big plus for me because it means that this stuff is less fussy to blend out and whatnot. I’m very wary of products in loose powder form but the sifter keeps this stuff in check. It feels wet when you apply it (craaaaay) but then it dries down to a powder (whaaaat!).  That’s straight up voodoo a la Dr. Facilier… or you know just plain ol’ science. This is so much fun to play with! I use this mainly to warm up my face especially during winter time when I’m more pale. Sometimes, I’ll even use it on my body to fake a tan. Don’t quote me on this but MAC might have come out with several other shades and made these permanent.

 

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