Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Chris Chang For MAC

Mac mandarin eye shadow, part of the Chris Chang x Mac Collection
Electric Mandarin Eyeshadow

The second I saw the visuals for the Chris Chang x MAC collection, I stopped dead in my tracks. The packaging, brightly colored illustrations set on an electric blue background, immediately caught my eye. I have oftentimes said that I am a marketers' dream. I am so preoccupied with the way a product looks on the outside, that sometimes, I don't even want to use it! I also love to keep boxes, (weird, I know).  This collection includes beautiful boxes, that are even decorated on the the inside. In the grand scheme of things, is the the inside of the box my eye shadow comes packaged in really that important? Actually, yes! Keep reading for a preview of all of these beautiful products.

Chris Chang for Mac collection is filled with colorful and highly pigmented products

Chris Chang, of Poesia (a Shanghai based fashion label), is responsible for the kaleidoscope of colors in this newest MAC collaboration.  Chang drew inspiration from the ancient Chinese artform, Kunqu, one of the oldest types of Chinese opera.  I was sent several products and haven't had a chance to use them all yet, but I did want to get this post up so that you guys could see everything before the makeup collection launches on May 5th (online) with the in-store launch on May 12th.  I will be adding swatches to this post later this week.


There are 14 total products in the collection, and unlike past launches, like Zac Posen x MAC, this collection does not include any makeup brushes.
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Cream Colour Bases ($23):These are traditional MAC colour bases in the colors Sock It-Xiqu, Rich Coral, and Peony Pavilion. Although the inserts in these say they shouldn't be used on lips or eyes, many people do use them as eye shadow base (to enhance shadow pigment) or on the lips as a creamy lipstick. I use them as blush. They are very pigmented and apply best with a duo fiber stippling brush to help blend out the color. For my light to medium complexion, my favorite color is Sock It-Xiqu (no idea how to pronounce this, by the way), because it's a cool toned lavender, perfect for spring. The other two colors are more traditional, orangy, red based cheek colors.
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Cream Colour Base in Peony Pavilion 
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Cream Colour Base in shades Rich Coral & Peony Pavilion 

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Rich Coral 

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Sock It-Xiqu
Lipsticks ($20): there are five total colors in the line, with two of the lustre colors being more dramatic (read: unwearable unless you're in a creative industry). The shades are Gold Xixi (pastel, lemony yellow - lustre), Vermillion Vee (classic red - matte), Plum Princess (deep purple - matte), Cloud Gait (pastel turquoise - lustre) and Dddevilish (pastel pink - matte).
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CHRIS CHANG X MAC LIPSTICKS

CHRIS CHANG X MAC LIPSTICKS
Eye Shadows ($17): there are four total shadows in the line, and they're all matte shades. Royal Woo (yellow), Pale Pipa (turquoise), Electric Mandarine (orange), and Mu Mu Bloom (pink). They're traditional MAC shadows and pair with the bright lipstick colors.
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Prep and Prime Transparent Finishing Powder ($29.50):
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Chris Chang Transparent Finishing Powder Comapct

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Chris Chang Prep And Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
  
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Mac Fluidline

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2 comments:

Kat of TheBusinessDarling.com and PersianKittyKat.com said...

OK that packaging is amazing and that yellow lipstick?! What??? I have to try it. It's such a unique color.

xo

Lupe Hernandez said...

This collection is gorgeous! I love the colour bases.


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