I’ve actually been quite restrained with MAC’s limited edition collections of late – I resisted Philip Treacy even though I thought the Blue Peep bright blue eyeliner looked amazing, Cinderella didn’t really do it for me either. I was tempted by the lipsticks though as I do love a good nude, but after sorting out my collection and finding I have at least 15 MAC nude shades already, I decided better of purchasing. Mia Moretti, Toledo and Bao Bao Wan slipped by me too – and I’m kind of glad to be honest as I could have spent rather a lot of money by now!
When I saw the first sneak peeks of the Wash and Dry collection on Instagram though, I knew I’d have to get at least something, if only for the amazing packaging! The highlight powder instantly jumped out at me, but there wasn’t really anything else that looked particularly special in this collection, so I ended up with just the highlighter and a blush.
The High-Light Powder in Freshen Up (£25.00) is just stunning. This is easily the main attraction of this collection just because it’s so beautiful and unusual looking. It features three shades, from pastel banana through peach to mid-coral. The three shades are pressed with an embossed finish, that to me looks like it’s supposed to represent water. Let me know if I’m wrong though! The whole of the pan is then topped off with a fine layer of what looks like the lightest shade, which highlights the embossed finish and gives the palette an iridescent effect.
Now I really didn’t want to ‘ruin’ this product and swatch it because it’s so pretty, but I have enough limited edition products that
I can’t bear to touch I’m ‘saving’ so I did try it out eventually! (Please see final image for swatches) As soon as I rubbed over the strips, the pearlised top coat disappeared revealing the true colours underneath. The shades were all well pigmented and soft as expected, but I feel I’m a bit pale for these colours at the minute though, so I’m definitely looking forward to trying this out when I have a tan!
I also purchased the Powder Blush in Hipness (£20.00), this shade is described simply as a light peach. I’d say it’s more of a mid tone coral though with a matte finish. This blush is just the most beautiful vibrant colour – I’m so glad I bought it! It’s definitely a great colour for summer and it would be the perfect shade to brighten the complexion.
In the swatches above, you can see the individual shades of the highlight powder are actually pretty intense, and the darkest coral / orange shade would work fantastically well on its own as a blush. I love that you can completely customise your look with this palette by running your brush over different shades to create different effects – the lighter shades give a lovely golden highlight, or swept together the three shades give a beautiful light coral / peach blush.
I’m really glad I purchased these products and managed to resist the lipsticks for a change! I’d love to hear if you snapped anything up from this collection?
I hope you enjoyed my post xxx