Hello guys! I hope you’re having a fabulous long weekend! It’s May 1st tomorrow and we’re officially only a breath away from the summer now. At last!! A lot of summer collections are released here in the UK next week and I’m gonna be very busy reviewing some of these for you. Every year, there are a couple of limited edition summer collections that excite me more than others. For this year, it was Marc Jacobs’ s Coconut Collection, Chanel’s Le Beiges, Nars Charlotte Gainsbourg Collection and Mac crossed the finish line miles ahead of most with the mouth watering Mac Fruity Juicy collection for summer 2017! Here are the swatches of the whole Fruity Juicy collection for you and a full review of my picks will follow once I received my order by post this week!
Mac Fruity Juicy Collection – the lip products
To start with, there are four Fruity Juicy lipsticks by Mac, which are moisturising and come in some amazing shades to suit all tastes. Whether you’re after a nude or a vibrant lip, there are options for both! These retail for £16.50 and you get 3 gr.
Here go the swatches:
Calm Heat is a matte nude with beige undertones, I’d say more suited to lighter skin tones unless you want to make a statement look with a smoky eye. It washed me out when I tried it and it’s no surprise. Si Si Me is a violet satin whilst Love at first Bite is a pink fuchsia. Shy Girl is anything but shy! It’s got beautiful peachy undertones and leans warm. A gorgeous shade with a creamy finish.
Moving onto the Fruity Juicy Cremesheen Glass – these lip glosses are indeed … fruity juicy! They retail for £18 for 2.7 gr.
Here go the swatches:
As you can see, Summer Succulence is almost clear (can be used on the lids for a wet lid effect. Won’t be the most long lasting but will be impressive for as long as it lasts!). Cha Cha Cha is a soft coral, Shake Shake Shake is a vibrant orange and La Salsa is a gorgeous violet. Am I the only one that wishes these were edible candies?
the eye palettes of the Mac fruity juicy collection (£25)
There are three eye palettes for this collection. One is available only online, so I will swatch it for you as soon as I receive it. It’s, in my view, probably the most interesting of the three, but this is a first impression. We are talking about the Eyeshadow x 6, Oh my Baiana (have a look here). As far as the other two palettes go we have:
Starting with Fruit A La La! What a name! If you’re up for some fuchsia and coral tones on your eyes, that’s a good choice. Love in the Glades is cool toned and contains some vibrant greens and teals. The first one reminds me of exotic flowers and fruits whilst the second of the colours of the sea and its pebbly beach in the morning and at night. It’s up to you to chose what you’d love on your lids. Can you guess what I went for? That’s for the next post though, for now here go the swatches:
I have to be honest. Much as these shades are gorgeous, they aren’t the most soft powders. They’re good quality but, for example, that middle grey glittery shade of the Love in the Glades palette is a little chalky. I have higher expectations of Oh My Baiana, but let’s see!
THE MAC FRUITY JUICY BRONZERS AND POWDERS
There are four bronzing products in the Mac Fruity Juicy Collection. A summer collection demands that after all, and Mac doesn’t disappoint with these as there is something for most tastes once again.
The two Bronzing Powders are Refined Golden and Baiana Bronze. The former is a shimmery golden bronzer whilst the second is cooler in tone and matte. They retail for £23 and you get 10gr. Here they go side by side:
To add to that, there are two Fruity Juicy Studio Sculpt Bronzing Powders. These are ideal for a good “bronzetour”. They’re more luminous in finish, not matte and not shimmery though. They retail for £23.50 for 10gr. See below for a comparison with Baiana Bronzer and their swatches:
Delicates is possibly more suited to light or light to medium skin tones and it’s cooler than Delphic.
lustre drops in bronze hero and sun rush (£18 for 18Ml)
These are basically liquid highlighters but no shimmer here. They’re both wonderful but Bronze Hero wasn’t available when I dropped by my local Mac counter. Bronze Hero is a coppery bronze, probably suited to NC40 skin tones and higher. For the rest of us, NC40 and below in skin tone, Sun Rush will be unbeatable. Here’s the swatch:
MAC FRUITY JUICY BRUSHES!
There are two limited edition brushes. Both of these Fruity Juicy brushes are so soft to the touch and a mix of natural and synthetic fibres. They follow the fruit and flower pattern that features in this collections packaging, so expect to hold some seriously exotic looking brushes if you go for them! The first one is the 126, Split Fibre large Face Brush. Excellent for powder or blush or even bronzer if you like a diffused look. It retails for £35.50.
The 125 brush is more suited to contouring or bronzing and it’s dense, still soft to the touch. It retails for £28. Same as with the 125 brush, this one is a mix of real and synthetic fibres too and one of its sides is brown whilst the other is beige.
The Mac Fruity Juicy Collection is quite extensive as you can see. I, personally, love its vibe, colourfulness and positivity! I purchased a few of the items, the ones I found more suited to my needs, skin tone and preferences. A full review will follow very soon, but for now feel free to check out the collection here. Note that there is a limited edition Coconut Fix + which will go fast (£18 for 100 ML). It’s *amazing*, if you don’t mind the coconut smell.
Thanks so much for reading and I will speak to you soon!