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!

The MAC Boom Boom Bloom Collection is available now in department stores including Nordstrom, ULTA and online at Did you get anything from this collection?


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