Neutrals rule the runway, whether it’s now or for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2015 season trends that are coming out of New York Fashion Week. Naturally M·A·C has an urban twist, with the introduction of the Artificially Wild Collection.
The M·A·C Artificially Wild Collection makes a sexy statement with shades of greys, golden beige-browns and soft, dirty mauves. I found the shades to be really interesting and while at first look you might not think the colors would work for you, I’d urge you to play around–you’ll be pleasantly surprised. To me, the predominant color theme could best be described as “greige”; a combination of taupe, beige and grey.
The M·A·C Artificially Wild Collection includes:
EYE SHADOW ($16)
Artificial Earth – soft mauve nude (satin)
Stony – soft grey concrete (satin)
Marsh – soft dirty olive green (satin)
Natural Wilderness – dirty mustard golden nude (satin)
POWDER BLUSH ($22)
Taupe – soft beige brown (matte)
Next to Skin – soft beige (matte)
Pink Cult – mid-tone dirty neutral pink (matte)
CREAM COLOUR BASE ($25)
Shell – soft pink beige with shimmer
Breaking Ground – light iridescent mauve
Au Nature – dirty mustard olive
Siss – muted golden beige (satin)
Yash – deep neutral (matte)
Icon – frosted neutral beige ( frost)
Shitake – deep brown glaze (glaze)
Photo – golden brown (satin)
LIP PENCIL ($16)
Oak – soft beige brown
Stone – muted grey-ish taupe brown
Cork – muted golden brown
Obviously Bare -light cream grey nude
De-Nude – dirty golden beige
Spite – muted plum taupe brown
Explicit – golden bronze with icy silver shimmer
This was one collection I was glad to be able to see and test in person. I received a selection of press samples to preview, including Marsh and Stony Eyeshadow, Taupe Powder Blush, Breaking Ground Cream Colour Base, Icon Lipstick and De-Nude Lipglass. You can see the variety of neutral shades–all of them very wearable.
The Breaking Ground Cream Colour Base was a nice discovery. I’ve been using it as a subtle highlighter; it’s not quite as mauvey in person as in the photo, but it’s pretty. The Taupe Powder Blush is a perfect shade to use for contouring. I also received Marsh (left) and Stony (right) Eyeshadows. Stony is my favorite piece of the collection and is a deep mushroom shade. I think I’ll use that one alot, especially for smoky eyes. I get good pigmentation with these eyeshadows when applying with the MAC 239 brush.