If there’s one brand that everyone goes crazy over limited-edition collections, it’s definitely MAC Cosmetics.
There have been a few collections that I remember losing sleep about, just knowing I had to get my hands on a certain lipstick or eyeshadow palette. The beauty brand always nails it with their collections and although some of them feature the beloved MAC packaging, there are others that are true to the collection’s roots, such is the case with their new one, Robert Lee Morris.
Now if you’re like me and have no clue who Robert Lee Morris is, let me enlighten you. Morris is a German-born jewelry designer and sculptor whose designs are made in either gold, silver, or bronze. He is known for his 24-carat matte-gold plating and the rich deep red copper and green patina. In addition to his latest collection with MAC, he has collaborated or designed collections for fashion designers like Calvin Klein, Anne Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, Michael Kors, and Donna Karan.
Morris’ latest collection with MAC definitely rings true to his style as the collection features metallic packaging that is definitely show stopping and eye catching. I received most of the pieces from the collection, which contains blushes, powders, brushes, and lipsticks. Since there are six lipsticks, I’ll dedicate that to an entirely different post.
There are two brushes in this collection, as well as a five-piece brush set. All the brushes feature sculpted, heavy metal handles that have leather wrapped around the base of the brush fibres themselves. They really do feel incredibly luxurious and high end, as well as heavy. The two stand-alone brushes are the 135 Large Flat Powder (C$67) and the 168SES Large Angled Contour Brush (C$54).
The brush set (C$150) comes in a leatherette brush roll that contains four brass-handled brushes, the 184SE Duo Fibre Fan Brush, 222SE Tapered Blending Brush, 204SE Lash Brush, and the 229SE Mini Synthetic Brush. The brushes in the set are small, and to be honest, I wish they picked a better selection of brushes. There are so many brushes to choose from in the MAC arsenal and I think they could have done a better job in choosing more efficient brushes that you can use everyday.
Moving onto the powders, both the Pro Longwear powders and blushes come in this metal dome-shaped packaging that looks cool, but is bulky to organize and store. The Pro Longwear Powders in this collection come in three shades, Light Plus, Medium Plus, and Dark. I received Light Plus and Medium Plus, both of which work with my skin at the moment (I don’t find them to be that far off in shade). The MAC Pro Longwear Powder/Pressed gives you a sweat- and humidity-resistant velvety matte finish, leaving you with zero shine and a sheer-to-medium coverage that lasts up to 12 hours. I like using these powders over foundation to set it, or over a BB Cream to add a bit more coverage.
As for the blushes (C$45), there are three to choose from — Peach, Rhubarb, and Linda — in this collection and they also come housed in that same metal dome packaging. From what I can find online, some of these colours have been seen before. Peach is my favourite from the three, it’s a shimmery peach champagne colour that can easily transition to a highlight. Rhubarb is described as a deep maroon and is definitely a colour that would suit darker skin tones. Since I’m fairly pale skinned, I find I need to go in with a very light hand when using this blush, or blend it out after the fact. It’s the perfect blush for that “just got in from the cold” look. Finally, Linda is a soft pink bronze blush that is universal for pretty much any skin tone. It suits me perfectly and would give someone with darker skin a nice peachy glow.
I think this collection is stunning and although I do find the packaging to be a little bulky, I do think it is unique and different. If you’re a MAC collector, this is definitely a collection that you will want to pick up some items from. Aside from the brush roll, I really like the products the brand chose to include and the colour choices as well.
Will you be picking up any items from the MAC x Robert Lee Morris collection?
Please note, I was sent these products from PR. All opinions are my own.
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