Thursday, February 5, 2009

Makeup Addict Review: MAC's Dame Edna Collection


Hello possums!” Dame Edna Everage is in the house! With her zesty zingers, cutting-edge appearance - lilac hair (which is completely natural), rhinestone-encrusten face furniture, fanciful frocks - frankly; there’s nothing like a Dame!

Dame Edna is the resident muse for our spectacular post-holiday makeup collection, and modestly describes herseld as “probably the most popular and gifted woman in the world today: housewife, investigative journalist, social anthropologist, talk-show host, swami, children’s book illustrator, spin doctor, megastar, and icon.”

With packaging as mirthful and minx-like as the Legend herself, the Dame collection of heavy-on-the-lilac lipstick/lipglass, eye Shadow, highlight powder and nail lacquers is in a class by itself!

Follow my beauty regime possums, and you’ll never be cosmetically challenged - Dame Edna


The Dame Edna Collection for MAC Cosmetics has got to have the craziest and most amusing (or annoying) promotional posters and packaging - glittery light lavender, with Dame Edna in all her "happiness" and flamboyancy!  I will be honest when I say I have no idea what they were thinking when they chose Dame Edna as a fashion or makeup icon...I mean we have a plethora of drag queens who love makeup (a bit redundant huh?), who could be a much better choice for a makeup line, but I digress.


I’ve managed to review some of the items of this collection, and they are definitely bold, and colorful!


The Wisteria Eye Trio has the colors Fineshine ( L ), Wisteria ( V ) and Divine Night ( V ). Wisteria is a silvery white color with very fine microshimmer. This would be perfect to be applied on the inner V of the eyelids, or for flamboyant browbone highlighting. This would definitely lift the brows because of its shimmer effect!


Wisteria, is a captivating light blue shade. The shimmer is very low, and I bet it’d look lovely on the lids, on both fair, or tanned complexions. I would think it be best with a white eyeshadow base for a really light blue pop, and if you put a black shadow base on you could really do a quick and easy smokey eye. Divine Night, on the other hand, is a medium black ( not too black ) with medium shimmer ( white ) as well. It was just okay, I think I like the black from the MAC Chill Collection better.


Their lipstick, in Kanga-Rouge, is just perfect because it comes in the texture that I so love - Amplified Creme. Amplified Creme lipsticks glide like butter on the lips, and they make the lips look so creamy and full! The shine is just right, the creaminess just astounds me, and the color, in red, makes me want to run out and put on a Marilyn style dress! It’s a definite candidate for that perfect red!


The lipglass in the collection Possum Nose Pink lipglass is a red-pink shade that looks juicy. It has microshimmers that really make the lips pop out, and give such luscious shine! This would be perfect for a shiny tint during the day, or worn on top of any pink, or red lipcolor for that high megawatt shine and beautiful color.

I haven’t had the chance to post pictures of the highlighters in this collection but I may do that later. I can say that they’re a little bit matte, not flat, and the shine is not too much. They’d make really nice, subtle highlighters, because they have no glitters at all. I’ve been thinking to get them, but I want to focus on getting the complete MAC Hello Kitty Collection, as I definitely have my eyes on that!

Here is the breakdown of all the items available:

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  • Gladiola Matte mid-tone blue pink (Matte)

  • Coral Polyp Creamy mid-tone coral (Amplified Creme)

  • Kanga-Rouge Creamy dark blue red (Amplified Creme)


  • Hot Frost Sheer mid-tone blue pink with multi-dimensional pearlized pigments (Frost)

  • Splendid Frosty pale pinky coral (Frost)

  • Possum Nose Pink sheer bright coral with multi-dimensional pearlized pigments (Frost)

Royal Tour Eye Shadow Trio

  • Royal Tour Mid-tone cool lilac (satin)

  • Dame’s Desire Frosty mid-tone reddish purple (Frost)

  • Climate Blue Dark blue fviolet with pink pearlized pigments (Velvet)

Wisteria Eye Shadow Trio

  • Fineshine Frosty true-silver (Lustre)

  • Wisteria Frosty robin’s egg blue (Velvet)

  • Divine Night Frosty charcoal with silver pearlized pigments (Velvet)

Hight-Light Powder

  • What a Dame! Pale orangey peach

  • Spectacle! Pale soft pink

Nail Lacquer

  • Asiatique Creamy classic red (Creme)

  • Varicose Violet Frosty mid-tone pinkish purple (Frost)

Source: tripwirechick @ Temptalia Forums

If yall have any input about this line I would love to hear your thoughts and comments!

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