MAC Fruity Juicy Review: My picks from the summer 2017 collection!

Hello everyone! Today’s post is a MAC Fruity Juicy Review of my picks from the brand’s Summer 2017 Collection. If you’re only interested in swatches, please have a look at the MAC Fruity Juicy Swatch Sunday post here. However, if you’re up for exploring the collection further, I’d love to take you through my experience of playing with it and show you my FOTDs! It’s all about that smokey eye, guys, all about that smokey eye!

MAC Fruity Juicy Review Of my picks from the summer 2017 collection
Look at the gorgeous packaging! I couldn’t but surround it with colourful flowers!

eyeshadow palettes: Smoking Oh My Banana, love In The Glades

MAC released three different eyeshadow palettes for this collection and I couldn’t resist two. One of them I even had to buy sight unseen, because it is an online exclusive in the UK. But I can tell you: The MAC Oh my Banana Eyeshadow Palette is the better one of the three!

Mac Oh My Banana Eyeshadow Palette from the Summer 2017 Fruity Juicy Collection Close up on shades
MAC Oh My Banana Eyeshadow Palette from the Summer 2017 Fruity Juicy Collection

Oh My Banana is a quality palette and you can rely on it for some exotic eye looks. All eyeshadows are easy to blend, buttery soft and they don’t crease over primer. My only complaint is that silver glitter shade (second one in, in the picture above)… not sure why they included it? The glitter likes to migrate and won’t stick on my lid. Pointless. However, the rest of the palette is gorgeous.

Mac Oh My Banana Eyeshadow Palette from the Summer 2017 Fruity Juicy Collection
Another look at the MAC Oh My Banana Eyeshadow Palette

I was intrigued by the shades included in the Oh My Banana Palette, however, I’m weak when it comes to eyeshadows that replicate the colours of the sea. And, in my view, Love in the Glades does exactly that.

MAC Love in the Glades Eyeshadow Palette for the Summer 2017 Fruity Juicy Collection
MAC Love in the Glades Eyeshadow Palette for the Summer 2017 Fruity Juicy Collection

Anyone getting the same images as I do? Pebbly beach and a green blue sea? This is a gorgeous palette and all shades perform well, apart from the glitter shade (third one in, in the photo). This one produces a bit of fall out. Nothing that can’t be easily fixed, but it’s there.

MAC Fruity Juicy Summer 2017 Eyeshadow Palettes pakaging
All MAC Fruity Juicy Eyeshadow Palettes come in this packaging
Fruity Juicy Cheeky cheek products

I picked up three cheek products from this collection and I love all of them. Starting with the MAC Baiana Bronzer, I can easily say that this shade works wonders on my skin. It lasts all day on my cheeks and it’s well pigmented. You can control its intensity as you wish, as it’s buildable. It’s quite a warm toned bronzer (pulls a little orange on me, but not in an unwelcome way) and, yes, it’s totally matte.

MAC Baina Bronzer from the Summer 2017 Fruity Juicy Collection lid
MAC BAiana Bronzer from the Summer 2017 Fruity Juicy Collection
A look inside the MAC Baina Bronzer from the Summer 2017 Fruity Juicy Collection
A look inside the MAC Baiana Bronzer from the Summer 2017 Fruity Juicy Collection

My favourite Fruity Juicy cheek item though is the Studio Sculpt Bronzing Powder in shade Delicates. I normally like a cooler toned bronzer (but a shade that is not ashy enough to be used as a contour. One that you can “bronzetour” with, if that makes sense?) and that is it!

MAC Delicates Studio Sculpt Bronzing Powder from the Summer 2017 Fruity Juicy Collection
MAC Delicates Studio Sculpt Bronzing Powder from the Summer 2017 Fruity Juicy Collection

There is also a beautiful blush in this collection. I almost had trouble putting my brush in there… the Fruity Juicy PearlMatte Face Powder is a work of art!

Mac Fruity Juicy PearlMatte Face Powder Close up
Mac Fruity Juicy PearlMatte Face Powder

Depending on where you put your brush, you can achieve a more or a less bronzed look. I like to swirl my brush on the colourful part of this palette and then I get a soft rosy shade, fantastic for the apples of my cheeks. This limited edition PearlMatte Face Powder is illuminating, or can be if you focus your brush on the yellow flowers. The design is not going anywhere, even after a few uses, which is great!

And how about the MAC Fruity Juicy Lustre Drops? Well, Sun Rush is possibly the one highlighter than I will use this summer, I like it almost as much as the Marc Jacobs Coconut Highlighter (Dew Drops, reviewed here). It gives my cheeks some amazing golden glow but looks like skin and has no glitter whatsoever! This is a love for me.

MAC Fruity Juicy Lustre Drops in shade Sun Rush
MAC Fruity Juicy Lustre Drops in shade Sun Rush
The shy girl lipstick

The MAC Fruity Juicy Lipstick in Shy Girl is a soft beige peach nude on me. It brightens my lips and feels creamy and moisturising. It’s as long lasting as all other MAC lipsticks and I’m thankful its matte and therefore not drying at all. The packaging? As exotic as the rest of the collection!

MAC Fruity Juicy Shy Girl Lipstick Packaging
MAC Fruity Juicy Shy Girl Lipstick
MAC Fruity Juicy Shy Girl Lipstick
Another look at the Shy Girl Lipstick from MAC’s Fruity Juicy collection
limited edition coconut fix+ and the fruity juicy brushes

I got hold of the blush brush and I’ve been loving using it. The bristles are half real, half synthetic and feel so incredibly soft. The brush has a typical Fruity Juicy look:

The MAC Fruity Juicy 126 Slit Fibre Brush
The MAC Fruity Juicy 126 Split Fibre Brush
The MAC Fruity Juicy 126 Split Fibre Brush
The other side of the MAC Fruity Juicy 126 Split Fibre Brush

As far as the Coconut Fix + is concerned, we all know what an amazing product it is in helping to bring our makeup together while at the same time giving is a splash of coconut!

MAC Fruity Juicy Coconut Fix +
MAC Fruity Juicy Coconut Fix+, simply great!
My fruity juicy interpretation – fotds

It’s easy to create so many looks with these products! For me, the Eyeshadow palettes are great for colourful smokey eyes. A smokey eye looks great with some bronzer and a soft blush, doesn’t it? Oh, add a nude lip to all that. This is what I achieved with my picks from this collection

Look 1: “Blushed Mango” (or so i wanna call it 😉)
FOTD with Baiana Bronzer and Oh My Banana Eyeshadow Palette from the Mac Fruity Juicy Summer 2017 Collection
Me wearing the MAC Fruity Juicy Collection

FOTD and swatches with Shy Girl lipstick, Baiana Bronzer and Oh My Banana Eyeshadow Palette from the Mac Fruity Juicy Summer 2017 Collection

On my eyes I have the Oh My Banana Palette, on my cheeks the Baiana Bronzer and on my lips the Shy Girl lipstick. My highlighter is Lustre Drops in Sun Rush.

Look 2: “Seaside smurfette” (For clarity: The dark haired one 😂)
FOTD with the MAC Fruity Juicy Eyeshadow Palette in Love in the Glades, Delicates Studio Sculpt Powder and Sun Rush Lustre Drops
My blue -toned look

FOTD with the MAC Fruity Juicy Eyeshadow Palette in Love in the Glades, Delicates Studio Sculpt Powder and Sun Rush Lustre Drops

For the second look, I have the MAC Fruity Juicy Love in the Glades Eyeshadow Palette on my lids and the Studio Sculpt Powder in Delicates on my cheeks. My highlighter is Sun Rush Lustre Drops.

In both pictures, my blush is the PearlMatte Face Powder from the collection. I lightly dusted it on the apples of my cheeks for a soft rosy glow, than colour.

I hope you enjoyed this MAC Fruity Juicy Review. It’s a large collection, so I chose to split the swatches from my picks, but you can find all swatches here. You can check out the collection on MAC’s website. Some items are now sold out, but check out with your local MAC counter to check they don’t have any in stock.

Do you go for a smokey eye in the summer? If I’m honest, I rarely do, maybe when we go out in the evening. I generally prefer lighter makeup during the warmer months.

Thanks for reading guys! Have a great rest of the week and speak soon!

Hugs,

Eleni

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “MAC Fruity Juicy Review: My picks from the summer 2017 collection!

  1. Seaside Smurfette… I can’t stop laughing, that is the best description I’ve read all day. !!! 😂These are lovely looks. And that packaging is so fun! 🌸

  2. The blue toned look is so pretty, you look so good in these shades Eleni. It is a beautiful collection and the bronzer is g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s!!!

    Yiota

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