03/10/2010

MAC Venomous Villains Haul, Swatches and Comparisons ~ ! ♥

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Hi everyone! As promised, here is my haul from the MAC Venomous Villains collection, along with my quick reviews and some comparison swatches. Be warned, this is a long and picture-heavy post! Enjoy~ !


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I wanted to get 1 lipstick from each villain, so I got Toxic Tale, Heartless and Violetta.

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Toxic Tale is a bright opaque pinky coral colour, that really reminded me of Coral Polyp from the MAC Dame Edna collection. I'm in-love with coral shades at the moment so I did not hesitate to pick this up.

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When I swatched, Toxic Tale is just one shade lighter than Coral Polyp, but they are very similar.

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Heartless is Cruella de Vil's signature bright red lipstick. Its an opaque red, which I find to be quite neutral: neither blue nor orange-based.

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Violetta is a bright opaque pinky-purple with subtle shimmers. Its available in the pro store. I had quite a difficulty choosing between this or Dark Deed, which is an opaque dark vampy red, as part of Maleficent's collection, but I think I might pick Dark Deed up when the collection officially launches.

Apart from Dark Deed, I didn't pick up Sinister and Innocence, Beware! lipsticks. Sinister is a sheer brownish-red which just looked blah to me. Innocence, Beware! is a milky baby pink, which isn't terribly unique and accentuates every flaw on your lips. It would probably look alright under a lipglass, but I like my products to look good on their own.

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I also got Bite of an Apple blush from the Evil Queen's collection. It is a matte reddish-pink blush. It is quite pigmented, so I suggest applying this with a skunk brush such as the MAC 188 especially if you're fairer skinned.

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Bite of an Apple compared to other blushes:

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Illamasqua Excite, MAC Marine Life (dark side), MAC Dainty, MAC Bite of an Apple, MAC Hipness

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I love my MAC Greasepaint sticks; I use them everyday. They are smooth to apply, and once put on, they dry and last until the end of the day. I tend to have slightly greasy lids as the day goes by, but these stay put and don't smudge at all. I love them a lot, and so I wanted to pick up the new shade that came with this collection, French Quarter. French Quarter is a slightly greenish grey colour. I thought it might be similar to Dirty greasepaint stick from a previous release, so I compared the two:

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French Quarter is definitely darker than Dirty, which is definitely more taupe. In real life, it also appears more green.

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I tried to smudge them off after 15mins of application, and see they don't budge at all! The rubbing just lightened the colour up a bit. *LOVE!*

I also got a few gifts to take home from the event. I was given the Magically Cool Liquid Powder in Truth & Light, and Zoom Fast Black Lash mascara.

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Truth & Light magically cool liquid powder is a peculiar product. Its a powder that does feel liquid to the touch and dries to a powdery finish, and it feels so good to apply! Truth & Light is a light beige colour with tiny gold sparkles as you can see below. I suppose this would be a good highlight powder.


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Zoom Fast Black Lash mascara is a very black mascara with a thin wand. I love mascaras with thin wands as it makes mascara easier to apply. I've tried it only once so far, and I really do like it. I think that it really defines and thickens the lashes. But if a falsies effect is what you want, I think you could use this with a lash primer underneath.

Well I hope you enjoyed my haul guys, and I hope this review was helpful.

What is your one must-have product from this collection?? ♥


19 comments

  1. Great haul Livia! My favorites of the collection were toxic tale, bite of an apple blush and the magically cool liquid powders. The comparisons you gave are very helpful. Thanks!

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  2. Amazing haul! What I got from VV is Bite of An Apple x2 and Devilishly Stylish l/g. My order of another Bite of An Apple, She Who Dares, My Dark Magic, Vile Violet, and Briar Rose should be coming sometime soon in the mail

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  3. thank you thank you soooooo much for the comparison. it's so useful to have a comparison!~ can't wait ~ the collection arrives in australia in TWO days. so excited.

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  4. I got so many things from this collection. I love Disney and I personally thought the packaging was cute. I love zoom lash by the way both the original and the fast black (i think it's called that). They give that "false lash" effect like no other mascara.

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  5. Beautiful haul!
    The only thing I have picked up(so far) is the bad fairy nail polish, a red-gold color. I almost got the bite of an apple blush and the greasepaint stick, but I have no idea what the greaspaint sticks are for! Can you help with that Livia? Are they liners and bases?

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  6. The Magically Cooling Powder sounds so interesting!! I want lipstick from the villains too =) and I'm thinking of the mineralized eyeshadow from Maleficent, but I'll decide when I've swatched... I love this collection I love Disney!!! <3 Lovely haul!!

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  7. @Me Myself and Makeup- Your picks are lovely. Those would easily fit into my must-haves too!

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  8. @Jacquelyn- That's a lot of Bite of an Apple blushes! Will you be able to finish all of them?. I'd love to get Briar Rose bpb too ♥

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  9. @faye lu- You're welcome, what are you planning to get?? x

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  10. @Ansa- I love Disney too, but I wish the packaging was a bit more.. classy. It looked a bit childish. I just saw your haul, you bought quite a bit!

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  11. @Beautygirl24- I was also contemplating Bad Fairy, it just looks really unique, but it takes 2-3 coats to look good, and it doesn't dry quickly either, so I decided not to get it! I use the GPS as eyeliners. I like medium-thick lines so they are pretty good for that purpose. They also come with a sharpener at the end so you can regain that sharp point after using it loads. You can also use them as eyeshadow bases for smokey eyes. I ♥ greasepaint sticks! :D

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  12. @blushfully by cendana- Thanks hun. The cooling liquid powders are interesting, but if it wasn't a gift, I don't think I would have purchased it. It just seems like a gimmick. The mineralised eyeshadows are really gorgeous though, if you wear those colours a lot, you should pick them up! ♥

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  13. Would you say Bite of an Apple is close to Hipness?

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  14. @AlwaysAdira- the shade of pink is quite similar, but I would say hipness is frosty whereas bite of an apple is definitely matte. Hope this helps x

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  15. The Bite of Apple looks gorgeous, I've seen multiple swatches of it and it looks like it'd really compliment an Asian skintone....

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  16. Nice haul! I just got Wicked Ways and Heartless. I REALLY wanted to like the Evil Queen's part of the collection, but nothing much appealed to me.

    Thanks for the swatches! :)

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  17. lol no I don't think I'll be able to finish all of them since I'm thinking about what I'm going to do with the third one that I'm going to receive.

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  18. love love loveeeeeee!!!!! lets meet up soon when u r free from clinics! weekend is best for both of us i think =p xx

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