MAC Isabel and Rueben Toledo Collection


Another day, another MAC collection but this one is selling out like hot cakes and we at brownbeauty can see why. The new collection sees fashion designer, Isabel Toledo collaborate with her illustrator husband Rueben to create a flamboyant range for MAC. I had no idea who the pair were but after research I truly believe the collection is a true representation of their work. The MAC Isabel and Rueben Collection includes Eye Liners, Ombre Blush and even Nail Lacquers in an array of colours ranging from the classic red to more eye popping colours. I managed to get my hands on the Intense Eyeliner in Petrol Blue, the Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach, the Lipstick in Sin and Barbecue as well as the Barbecue Lip Glass

The Barbecue Lipstick is an orange red shade and perfect for wearing during the summery months. Whilst Sin is ideal for autumn/winter or for those with a preference for darker lips. All six Lipsticks in the collection have a matte finish but not in the lip drying way that other matte MAC Lipsticks are. Should you be the type who prefers a bit of sheen then you'd be happy to know MAC have also released six matching tinted Lipglasses.

The Intense Eye Liner is exactly as described, the Petrol Blue is noticeable on any skin tone and glides on superbly. There are two other shades in the collection Designer Purple and Chlorafill. Each shade has a touch of shimmer and can be blended thanks to its soft texture.

Some of the products were a bit hit and miss. For example, although the concept of the Blush Ombre is nice, the amount of build up it requires for it to appear on darker skin is laborious. The Azalea Blossom Blush Ombre, on the other hand looks like a must have shade.

The packaging which was designed by Rueben is absolutely beautiful and exactly what he is known for so we wouldn't have expected anything else. However, it stains easily so we wouldn't advice putting any of the products in your makeup bag if you are the type that likes to admire packaging.

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The MAC Isabel and Rueben Collection can be bought online and will be available to purchase in the store tomorrow.

For more information please visit their website.