mac loud and clear collectionThe MAC Loud and Clear Collection and Glow Play Blushes, both available now at select MAC locations and the MAC website

Man, I couldn’t this on my arm and face fast enough. First of all, NEUTRALS. Second, MAC.

Seriously, too good.

Technically, you are looking at two LE MAC collections. One is Loud and Clear, which consists of single Eyeshadows ($18 each), Lipsticks ($20), Lipglasses ($18.50) and Extra Dimension Skinfinishes ($27 each), and the other is a collection of Glow Play Blushes ($30 cheek colors extraordinaire).

A few high-level observations:

  • The blushes are not in the standard-issue powder formula. They have a creamy, bouncy formula and feels gel-like. They’re silky. They’re soft, and they work best when applied with my fingers. I believe they’ll be fab friends to five-minute makeup.
  • As for the eyeshadows, they feel softer than usual, like they have more “give” than usual for MAC powder shadows. I have high hopes for them, especially because they appear to be more intense than usual, too.
  • If you like monochromatic looks, this is the collection for you. There are several coordinating eye/cheek/lip products (this becomes more apparent when you separate the items into color families). I love matchy-matchy makeup because I think it’s easy sophisticated, so I’m all about that life.
  • THE PACKAGING! It’s kinda Shu Uemura, yah? I’m into the clear cases, not just because they look cool, but they’re also practical, because it’s easy to tell what shade they are from the front and the back.

mac loud and clear collectionI love the clear packaging… So unlike the standard MAC black. mac loud and clear collection swatches lipstick and lipglassLipsticks ($20 each) and Lipglasses ($18.50 each)

mac loud and clear collection swatches eyeshadow extra dimension skinfinishEyeshadows ($18 each) and Extra Dimension Skinfinishes ($37)

mac glow play blush swatchesMore Glow Play Blushes ($30 each)

mac glow play blush swatchesGlow Play Blushes ($30 each)

My heart beat double time when I took these out, and I accidentally said, “HOT DAMN!” in front of Connor (she’s in that phase where she repeats everything I say, so I try to limit the colorful curse words).

What do you think?! Excited as I am? 😁 Or do the neutrals make you wanna hit the snooze button? 🥱

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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