MAC is out with the new Boom Boom Bloom Collection for Spring and it’s a stunner! Cherry blossoms are in bloom on the packaging; inside is a variety of pink tones and textures. This is an irresistable collection; you’ll want it all; I know I did!
The MAC Boom Boom Bloom Collection is a large seasonal collection, with an Eyeshadow X9 as its’ centerpiece, Lipglass, Lipsticks, Highlighter Palettes, Strobe Cream and a Prep and Prime Fix+. All have the cherry blossom packaging, which I love.
I picked up three pieces from the Boom Boom Bloom Collection: the Eyeshadow X9 in Kabuki Doll, High-Light Powder in Fleur-Real and a Lipglass in Cherry Mochi.
The Eyeshadow X9 in Kabuki Doll is a warm-toned neutral palette, with a variety of textures. I have many of the Eyeshadow X9 palettes and am never disappointed; I love the curated shades, and they’re perfect for travel. The Eyeshadow X9 in Kabuki Doll shades are so pretty, and include:
- Dust Off (soft beige shimmer) frost
- Fortune Kookie (frosty rusted pink) frost
- Making Mauvey Moves (mauvey pink) matte –>favorite shade!
- Don’t Be Koi (rosy gold) frost
- Spice Dynasty (yellow brown) matte
- Bamboo-zled (pinky bronze) VLXP (metallic)
- Kyoto Kitty (red bronze) frost
- Kabuki Doll (plum red) matte
- Tokyo Drifter (shimmery mid-tone taupe) VLXP
This eyeshadow palette is beautiful for spring, but I know I’ll be wearing these bronzey-mauvey shades right through summer. The pigmentation is good, especially with the matte shades. I didn’t experience much fallout, except a slight amount with the frosts, which do better pressed on or applied with a damp brush sprayed with Prep + Prime Fix+. These shadows have all-day wear, longer when a primer is used.
I also picked up the High-Light Powder in Fleur-Real, which is a light pastel pink shade with an ombre overspray. The tablet is beautifully embossed with cherry blossoms and petals. The overspray is what gives the shimmer effect; once the overspray is gone, so is the shimmer. The finish underneath is semi-matte to matte. The product is nicely pigmented, but it performs more like a beauty powder. Overall, I’m OK with buying it as a collectible piece. If you’re looking for a true highlighter, try one of the Hyper Real Glow Palettes (review) instead.
I tested all the Lipglass shades in the MAC store, and the Cherry Mochi (warm raspberry pink) shade is what I wound up buying. Although all the shades are so springy and pink, I needed a bit more color for my complexion. The Lipglass formula doesn’t disappoint; the pigmentation and wear time are excellent. Great choice to perk up my pale winter skin!
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