MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection - Kabuki, James Kaliardos, Diane Kendal
By Ree

MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection – Kabuki, James Kaliardos, Diane Kendal

30 Jan 2017 (Updated: 20 Jan 2019)

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I was so keen to take a look at the MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection because I think it’s such a meaningful collaboration for a brand whose roots are firmly planted in artistry. MAC has teamed up with three iconic makeup artists to create colour collections that exemplify each of their signature styles. I have a few pieces from the collection to share with you with swatches. Enjoy! Find it here

MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection - Kabuki, James Kaliardos, Diane Kendal
MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection – Kabuki, James Kaliardos, Diane Kendal

MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection – Kabuki

This collection contains quite a few different products including Retro Matte Liquid Lipsticks, Crystal Glaze glosses, Paints and Eyeshadow quads. I have the extremely pretty Dazzleshadow quad called the Shining Hour. If you like a bit of sparkle, you will fall for this immediately.

MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection - Kabuki Dazzleshadow Quad
MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection – Kabuki Dazzleshadow Quad

I have swatched the shades first dry, then wet:

MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection - Kabuki Dazzleshadow Quad
MAC Kabuki Dazzleshadow Quad Swatches (dry)
MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection - Kabuki Dazzleshadow Quad
MAC Kabuki Dazzleshadow Quad Swatches (wet)

I love these shades! The fourth one is like a super shimmery version of Club, one of my first MAC loves. I found there was a bit of fall out when used dry but I loved them dampened.

MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection – James Kaliardos

MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection - James Kaliardos
MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection – James Kaliardos

I have three items from the Kaliardos collection – a lipstick (£16.50), a tricolour lip gloss (£18) and the Jumbo Penultimate Eye Liner (£16.50).

This is the lipstick in Jasper which is a gorgeous deep reddish brown in the satin finish:

MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection - James Kaliardos Jasper Lipstick Swatch
MAC – James Kaliardos Jasper Lipstick Swatch

Tricolour Lip Gloss – Stratagloss Opalite:

MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection - James Kaliardos Jasper Lip Gloss Swatch
MAC James Kaliardos Stratagloss Opalite Lip Gloss Swatch

I have never tried one of these glosses before – this one is sheer light pink with gold and blue.

I love the Jumbo Penultimate Eye Liner. I am so not good at eyeliner but I find this one really easy to use:

MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection - James KaliardosJumbo Penultimate Eyeliner
MAC James KaliardosJumbo Penultimate Eyeliner Swatch

MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection – Diane Kendal

From the Diane Kendal collection, I have the MAC Studio Quiktrik Stick (£27) which is very exciting because I have been desperate to try out one of the Quiktriks. This is the Sheen / Smouldering colourway with a light pinkish champagne highlight and a matte brown contour.

MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection - Diane Kendal Quiktrick Stick
MAC Diane Kendal Quiktrick Stick
MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection - Diane Kendal Quiktrick Stick
MAC Diane Kendal Quiktrick Stick Swatch

The texture is gorgeously creamy and easy to blend. I love the Diorblush Light & Contour stick which is pretty similar to this, however, I think I prefer the shades and blendability of this Quiktrik Stick. It’s so lovely and very easy to use.

The MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection is limited edition and available online here

Ree

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