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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Swatches + Comparison - MAC Archie's Girls Flatter Me + Cream Soda + Prom Princess Blush (Limited Edition)

Hey beauties! I'm so sorry that I haven't been posting regularly. The MBA program is killing me! -_- I know that the MAC Archie's Girls Collection is sold out in stores, but you can still find it at the CCO in the next couple of months and you all know how MAC loves to repromote their products. This post would be great as a future reference. Also, I know alot of you guys enjoy looking at swatches and pictures of beauty products, regardless if you can get a hold of them or not. So, that's why I decided to do this post. ^_^

(MAC Pearlmatte Face Powder in Flatter Me)

(MAC Cream Soda)

(MAC Prom Princess)

MAC Prom Princess is a bright violet pink with a satin finish that's neither shimmery nor completely matte. It's super pigmented and needs to be applied with a light hand and fluffy brush. I recommend using a stippling brush like the MAC 187 because the synthetic bristles allow product to be picked up lightly and dispersed evenly without leaving a clownish finish. I have received a few compliments about this, but I still find that MAC Dirty Plum suits me better because it's not as bright or cool toned as Prom Princess. I have a medium warm complexion and find that warmer shades compliment my skin tone much better. So, I tend to gravitate more towards shades like Dirty Plum when I'm doing a night time look. Prom Princess still works with my skin tone, but it's not my favorite blusher and it's definitely more appropriate for those with a cooler skin tone.

MAC Cream Soda is a light peachy shade with a satin finish when swatched on my arm. When applied onto my NC30/35 skin tone, it translates into a gorgeous coral pink shade that's perfect for an everyday look. I was worried that it wouldn't look well on me because it looks so pastel and light when swatched, but it actually warms up to the skin really well and easily shows up on my skin tone. I use a regular blush, such as the Studio Gear #13 brush, to apply it and don't find the need to layer it because it's so pigmented. However, it's easier to work with compared to Prom Princess because the color is lighter. 

MAC Flatter Me is a light peachy pink shade that leaves the skin looking glowy, but definitely not glittery or frosty. It's very sheer, but when I layer it, it looks exactly like Cream Soda. The only difference is that it gives me a gorgeous sheen. 

I have no issues with the wear of any of these products. They all last on my cheeks for at least 8 hours without fading when worn on top of liquid foundation + setting powder.

(Natural Lighting)

(Direct Sunlight)

Bottom Line: I'm totally digging the cute packaging and love pairing Cream Soda with Flatter Me to create a natural flush of color and subtle sheen. However, if you're on a tight beauty budget, then I recommend getting just Cream Soda and just apply your own highlighter on top of it or just get Flatter Me if you don't mind having to layer it to get color payoff. I can live without Prom Princess because Dirty Plum suits me better, but it's still nice to have as a backup for night time looks. 

Note: The MAC Powder Blush in Prom Princess and Cream Soda contains 6g/0.21oz each and retails for $22 each. The MAC Pearlmatte Face Powder in Flatter Me contains 10g/0.35oz and retails for $30. They are all limited edition and available at Nordstrom, while supplies last.

Did you get anything from the Archie's Girls Collection?

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1 comment:

  1. Really pretty swatches :)


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