MAC Cosmetics Colour Ready Collection
Launch Date: April 2, 2009 (North America), April 2009 (International)
Seeking alternative energy, increased mileage from makeup… Colour Ready revs up the Prep + Prime idea, a true hybrid formula between science and beauty. New Transparent Finishing Powder and Line Filler are our lightest yet, in fact invisible when applied, but their silky colourless polymers set and stabilize makeup instantly. The only way to start when you sit down in front of the mirror. Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone is your stay-put fit on skin that minimizes the appearance of pores without clogging, and visibly diminishes them over time. Two Lipsticks, Eye Shadows, Penultimate Eye Liner and Eye Brows in an essential palette are a habit to happily acquire – Colour Ready is as basic as your 4-inch heel Louboutins.
Are you kidding me?? Makeup that compares itself to shoes? And Louboutins at that?? Now I know most of us will never be able to own a pair of Louboutins, so I absolutely HAD to check out this product and see if it lives up to MACs hype.
First a breakdown of what the products will be and their pricepoints:
Eyeshadow ($14.50 US/$17.00 CDN)
- Bitter Vivid bright golden green flecked with shimmer (Velvet) (Perm at MAC stores and MACcosmetics.com)
- White Frost Vivid bright white with icy shimmer (Frost) (Permanent)
Penultimate Eye Liner ($16.50 US/$20.00 CDN)
- Rapid Black True Black
Eye Brows ($14.50 US/$17.50 CDN)
- Stud Deep rich blackened brown
- Prep + Prime Line Filler ($19.50 US/$23.50 CDN)
MAC Brow Stud - Colour Ready
Lipstick ($14.00 US/$16.50 CDN)
- Show Orchid Vivid hot pink
- Impassioned Amped up fuchsia
MAC Impassioned Swatch - Colour Ready
Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone ($19.50 US/$23.50 CDN)
A lightweight emulsion that helps control sebum (oil) and shine on the skin's surface and immediately reduce the appearance of pores on the skin. It dries down to a natural-looking, natural-matte finish. Over time, it genlty exfoliates the skin, helping to unclog pores, keeping them clean, clear and less visible. It also helps to improve skin tone over time and provides a smooth, even surface for improved makeup application. For daytime use, apply it over your fave mac moisturizer and under other p&p products and foundation. For nighttime use, it should be applied to cleansed skin before moisturizer. It is dermatologist-tested and appropriate for all skin types.
Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder ($21.00 US/$25.00 CDN)
A lightweight, colourless, loose powder that works well on any skin tone. It is formulated with special optics and ingredients that help add dimension and creaste a blurring effect. The silky powder helps set and stabilize makeup and works well with all MAC foundations. It can also be worn on bare, moisturized skin for a natural, "fresh-faced" look. This finely milled powder feels virtually weightless on the skin. It creates a sheer, invisibleveil on the skin, helping to minimize the appearance of unwanted shine and leaving skin looking flawless. It is dermatologist-tested, non-acnegenic, and safe for use by contact lens wearers.
MAC Colour Ready
Brush ($34.00 US/$41.00 CDN)
- 129SH All-purpose for blush or face powder. This brush is particularly good for blush application. The fibers are soft and form a full, rounded shape. It also includes travel pouch to keep your brush clean. This brush is particularly good for blush application. The fibers are soft and form a full, rounded shape.
MAC 129 brush Colour Ready
MAC brush 129 for Colour Ready - different angles
MAC Brush 129SH Colour Ready close shot and far shot
I am still on the fence about this collection. I know that is supposed to be focused more on a skincare line, but most of these things are products long time MAC users have been using for a while. That being said, if you are just getting into MAC or if you haven't yet tried the skin products they offer this could be great for you! I personally love many of the items offered. I you would like more opions on this line feel free to ask me :-)
MAC Colour Ready line - makeup