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
What I Fancy powder blush is described as a “soft bright apricot” and has a satin finish.
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”
Spoonful of Sugar Studio Nail Lacquer is described as a “soft pink glitter with pink pearl”.
L to R: Long Legged and Fabulous | The Fashion Flock | What I Fancy
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!
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.
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!
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?
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