Product Review: MAC Alice + Olivia
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As we reported earlier this month, Alice + Olivia designer Stacey Bendet has teamed up with MAC Cosmetics to create a one-off makeup line. Now we've got the products in our hot little hands ready for review. The colors are everything you'd expect from the two camps.
"We wanted the makeup to be fun and playful; for me clothing and cosmetics should be whimsical, they should both make you smile and feel flirtatious," Bendet said.
In pink, white, turquoise and yellow, the line is certainly flirtatious. But unfortunately, in some of the shades - like I.Want.Candy Dazzleglass Creme, a sparkly neon yellow lip gloss - whimsical translates to a bit unwearable.
That's okay because other products in the line are such standouts. Like the Partylicious Pigment - a saturated, bright turquoise with silver sparkles. It makes a great eyeliner when applied wet with a flat brush. We're also partial to the nail lacquers, which are all hits: Morning.After, a creamy trend-right turquoise, So Rich So Pretty, a party-ready purple with a hint of frost and Military, a black matte with silver suede.
"I wanted our packaging and our colours to be like candy," Bendet said. "Everyone loves candy!"