We finally had a glimpse of the Maleficent collection, as expected these limited edition items will feature unique packaging featuring the Maleficent silhouette in black that is very reminiscent of Gaga’s hat in her G.U.Y. video. We love this iconic witch and for years we have been a part of the yay sayers that she should be given this role, the collection however is rather luckluster. It features a beautiful red lipstick (insert name) that we might get our hands on a contouring sculpting powder for all of us we weren’t born with Jolie’s cheekbones. There’s also a beauty powder that could serve as an illuminating shade and an eyeshadow quad sporting iconic MAC neutral shades and a gold eyeshadow. Maleficent also features individual lashes and the rest are basically repromotes of eyeliners and nail polishes like Nocturnelle that while beautiful is anything but new.
This is definitely not MAC’s Summer themed collection, if anything it is reminiscent of Fall/Winter with its neutral and deep shades, heavy contoured face and bold lips and nails, we’re sure that MAC will present us with their collection featuring bronzers and lustre fluid for that Summer look.
All in all, like everything that we put our hopes on it too much, we risk disappointment we were unimpressed with the packaging and the quad, the lipstick is gorgeous but it’s not like MAC doesn’t have gorgeous red lip shades and as for the eyeshadows, anyone that has Carbon, Brown Down and a gold eyeshadow doesn’t necessarily need to go out and get it. The logo for Maleficent is easily confused with a bird and the Briar Rose Beauty Powder from the Venomous Villains collection has been repromoted which is a damn shame because it was a gorgeous true blue pink blusher. Also available are a liquid highlighter pen, brow pencil and felt tip eyeliner.
We suggest this for either Maleficent fans or makeup collectors, if you like contour shades you might also get two of those because they might become very sought after these items are long gone and only available via Ebay or something similar.