Well my MAC Flamingo Park Collection haul has arrived and I am beyond pleased with my selections. I have already reviewed the MAC Let’s Be Friends Blush and Have Your Cake Lipstick if you would like to check out those reviews.
I was completely smitten with all the gorgeous shades of pink in this collection and decided on ordering the softer shades. I chose the Beauty Powder in Pearl Blossom ($22 US/$26 US). the satin blush What I Fancy, the matte blush Spring Flock ($22 US/$26 CAD), and the Cremesheen lipstick in Long Legged & Fabulous ($17 US/$20 CAD).
I am really pleased with all my selections. I was at first concerned that Pearl Blossom would be too similar to one of my favorite pink toned highlighters, the MAC Beauty Powder in Play it Proper, but I was pleased to discover that Pearl Blossom is a deeper pink and has a slightly stronger sheen. The texture of the Pearl Blossom is beautiful. Smooth, not powdery, and it yields a soft natural sheen. Exactly the kind of beautiful finish that is behind my love for the MAC Beauty Powders.
What I Fancy and Spring Flock are both stunning blush options for spring and summer. Light and bright shades that brighten the complexion without any chalkiness. What I Fancy is a soft bright apricot pink in a satin finish. Spring Flock is a light bright coral in a satin finish. A little deeper and more orange toned that What I Fancy. Spring Flock was listed in the press material as a satin finish but my blush is labelled as a matte finish. It is indeed a satin finish on the skin. I really love the MAC satin finish blushes as they bring a healthy radiance to the skin without any shimmer. Just a natural skin like glow.
I think I was most excited about ordering Long Legged & Fabulous Lipstick. Being fair I find most lip colours pull very dark on me so I am always hunting for soft shades that are pale, without looking chalky, and maintain their hue. Long Legged & Fabulous lived up to my high hopes. It is such a pretty cool pale pink that doesn’t pull warm and peachy on my skin tone. I was worried at first as it appears to be a warmer shade in the tube but it applies as a true cool baby pink. It is a MAC Cremesheen finish so it offers nice colour coverage while still maintaining a bit of a translucency that keeps it from looking too garish in such a pale shade. It does settle a small amount in lip lines but not enough to be noticeable from a normal viewing distance. I am so excited to start using this shade with some smokey eye looks.
Have you picked up anything from the MAC Flamingo Park Collection yet? Have you discovered any new favorites?
The MAC Flamingo Park collection is available now online. Available in-store February 4 through March 19, 2016.