MAC Flamingo Park Spring 2016 Collection Review Photos and Swatches

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In Face Makeup, Lips, MAC, Nails by Angie Canning8 Comments

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All things pink for spring says MAC with their newest MAC Flamingo Park Collection for Spring 2016.  This large collection is filled with vibrant, pigmented hues of the pink variety, so if pink is your thang then seriously, what are you waiting for?!

The playful spring/picnic/flamingo-inspired collection launched online earlier this week and hits MAC counters on February 4th.  It’s quite a large collection (more info here) but I made myself chose only a few pieces from the collection to get started with anyway – let’s take a look at what I picked up:

MAC Flamingo Park Collection

MAC What I Fancy Powder Blush Flamingo Park Collection Spring 2016

What I Fancy powder blush is described as a “soft bright apricot” and has a satin finish.

MAC The Fashion Flock Long Legged and Fabulous Lipsticks MAC Flaming Park Collection Spring 2016

The Fashion Flock (L) is an online exclusive matte lipstick described as a “bright pink coral”.  Long Legged and Fabulous is a creamsheen pearl lipstick and is described as a “soft baby pink”

MAC Spoonful of Sugar Studio Nail Lacquer MAC Flaming Park Collection Spring 2016

Spoonful of Sugar Studio Nail Lacquer is described as a “soft pink glitter with pink pearl”.

Swatches

MAC Flamingo Park Collection Swatches Long Legged and Fabulous The Fashion Flock What I Fancy

L to R: Long Legged and Fabulous | The Fashion Flock | What I Fancy

MAC The Fashion Flock Lip Swatch MAC Flamingo Park Collection Spring 2016

On the Lips // The Fashion Flock (online exclusive)

This shade is bold in the tube and definitely bold as it goes one.  It applies easily, has excellent pigmentation and performs like other MAC matte lipsticks.  While it does not dry out my lips, it isn’t particularly moisturizing either.  I do need to take care to exfoliate my lips ahead of time because the color is so different than my lips, so any flakes can show up.  Overall this shade is beautiful to have in your arsenal for spring.  The Fashion Flock is almost identical in color to another limited edition release a few years back – Betty Bright from the MAC Archie’s Girl Collection from 2013.  It has that similar florescent pigmentation to it that goes on bright, and shows up even brighter in photos and under bright lights.  Because this shade is matte it lasts longer and leaves a stain behind on the lips as it wears.  I love it!

MAC Long Legged and Fabulous Lip Swatch MAC Flamingo Park Collection Spring 2016

On the Lips // Long Legged and Fabulous

Long Legged & Fabulous is also very pigmented so although the color is a softer pink those pigments definitely stand out!  I like that this is a pale pink that has a yellow tone to it.  At first it reminded me of A Novel Romance which is also a creamsheen finish, however side by side Long Legged & Fabulous is definitely warmer.

MAC What I Fancy Blush Swatch MAC Flamingo Park Collection Spring 2016

On the Cheeks // What I Fancy Satin Powder Blush

From what I’ve heard, the Flaming Park blushes are out of this world pigmented, and I can definitely attest to that, even with this peachy pink beauty!  The description of the color “soft bright apricot” is accurate – not too peachy with a beautiful pop of pink.  The formula is smooth, easy to blend out and it builds up quickly.  It’s not too pigmented so it’s easy to work with on my light skintone but I love that it also doesn’t take layers and layers to show up as with past collections.  If you love peach/pink blushes give this one a go!

Spoonful of Sugar Studio Nail Lacquer Swatch MAC Flamingo Park Collection Spring 2016Closeup Spoonful of Sugar Studio Nail Lacquer MAC Flamingo Park Collection Spring 2016

On the Nails // Spoonful of Sugar Studio Nail Lacquer

I’m not one to go out and actively purchase glitter nail polishes but I’m glad I went for this one.  The pastel pink hexagonal glitter pieces in it remind me of sweet sprinkles and the base is made up of pink and iridescent pearl which means on the nails it is a sight to behold!  I tried to capture the iridescent shift to it in the bottle, but trust me it’s like a light show in person – definitely don’t pass this one up if you are into iridescent sheer/glitter shades.

The Bottom Line

Overall I’m pleased with the pieces I purchased.  They are excellent in formula and quality, and the lip colors are especially fun for spring.  The nail lacquer is unique to my collection.  The collection has a good variety of warm to cool tones and the pigmentation is excellent for light to dark skin tones.  This whimsical collection is definitely one to look into for spring!

What do you think of the MAC Flamingo Park Collection for Spring 2016?  Will you be picking any pieces out?
MAC Flamingo Park Spring 2016 Collection Review
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Limited Edition Collection | Available now online at maccosmetics.com.  At MAC counters on 2/4/16.  Check online MAC retailers such as Nordstrom and Macys sooner, as they traditionally go up before the counter launch dates.

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Comments

  1. I hadn’t planned on purchasing any lipsticks form this collection. That being said, Long Legged looks completely different on you and in your swatches than it does on the MAC website. It looks really pretty on you. I think I may take a chance and pick that one up.

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      Me too! Love an all-pink theme, and I’m excited they added so much punch with all shades of pink and lots of pigmentation – such a fun collection!

  2. I can’t wait to pick these up when they come out in stores. All of them scream my style and my personality. Thank-you so much for your post , you got me very excited.

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