MAC has released their highly anticipated Iris Apfel collaboration collection! The launch features limited edition eyeshadows, lipsticks, and nail polish (among other things) all inspired by birds! Five lipsticks are promoted with this collection, but only four are limited edition, so I passed on the permanent one. I must say, I think this is the best lipstick release I have ever seen from MAC. Not only are the shades unbelievably awesome, the pigmentation and formulation is perfect.
My psycho-scavenger blogger side came out when this released, as two of these lipsticks sold out online with an hour before I could get them. I ordered the other two still available, then found myself calling around to MAC stores seeing if the other two colors were in stock to ship to me (this collection isn't available at counters, which is all that I have in my city). Because the collection launched online two days before in-store, I was able to get a MAC to agree to ship them to me in a couple days after they launched in store. I've done this before, and sometimes the associates are on top of things and remember, sometimes they don't. So to be extra safe, I picked up the other two colors when we stopped by a MAC while I was in LA.
Long story short: I'm obsessive. And a little insane. But I got them!!
Here are the swatches on my arm. Aren't they just pretty to look at? The vibrancy is INSANE.
Flamingo, the most wearable shade of the bunch. This is a peachy coral that I'm sure will be one of my go-to lipsticks for spring and summer. This is the only lipstick of the release that has a lustre finish.
Next is Pink Pigeon. You almost need sunglasses to look at this one it is so bright, but I love it!! I'm sometimes hesitant with shades like these because of my fair skin tone, but every single color in this collection seems to go well with my complexion. This is a perfect color to pair with a black winged liner for an edgy look. It has a matte finish.
Then there is Party Parrot (aren't you loving these names?), the shade Ingrid and I found ourselves driving all over LA to find. Simply put, this shade is awesome. It is a bright coral/red/pink with a matte finish that makes an entire look pop! I love that it really is a mix between red and pink, and very bright, which makes it almost a more trendy, "young" version of a classic red lip. It has a matte finish.
Last is Scarlet Ibis. This is a bright, orange-toned red that is a bit lighter and warmer than a classic red. I usually stay away from orange-y reds on my complexion, but this one seems to work okay. It has a matte finish.
Now you may be asking yourself, who is Iris Apfel? Here's the promo shot for this collection below. How fly is she? I hope I'm this cool in 60 years. Thanks for the awesome collection, Iris!
If I haven't made it clear already, I think these lipsticks are absolutely incredible. If you are interested in any of these colors, I don't think you would be disappointed with your purchase. These are sold out online, but try checking (or calling) MAC stores around you to see if they still have them in stock. Once again, these are not available at counters (Nordstrom, Macy's, etc.), so check freestanding stores.
Did you get anything from this collection?