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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

MAC Archie Girl's Collection

Hey all! I know I haven't been blogging in two weeks, I've been busy as I said in my last Aspiration Diaries post. But I do have something fun to show you! I don't know if it'll make up for my absence, but I really think it was a great opportunity that I couldn't pass up.

Last month for North America at least, MAC Cosmetics launched their well awaited Archie Girls' collection. This March, the 14th to be exact, MAC had a special launch for the event, and I was  lucky enough to be an invitee!  After rushing home from classes, I tried to put myself together quickly, but still look nice, as it was my first event of this type. I went for a pretty relaxed look and wore a white linen pants, a mint green cami and my DIY denim vest. I also kept my make up simple, just an easy winged liner look, some N.Y.C. bronzer, blush and the Revlon "raspberry pie" lip butter. Sadly I forgot to take more pictures of my outfit and make up.

Yes, I got myself in this love triangle.. or is it a square now...

Onto the actual event.. The atmosphere was quite nice and reminiscent of what you would expect if the comic were to come to life, old school jukebox music, mini hotdog and "burgers" as well as the cutest drinks I've ever seen! Sadly I didn't get one, or take a picture but they were in short wide glasses with striped straws. I'm sure like in the comics I saw some persons drinking ice cream floats. And of course, Archie had to be there with Veronica and Betty fighting over him, as usual haha. I had mixed feelings about Betty and Veronica in my younger days when I read more comics, but collection and outfit-wise, I was loving Veronica more.

First out, let me say that for darker skin tones, the Veronica side of the collection is a lot better suited to us. I had seen some swatches of the collection from Necessarymakeup's Instagram and even seeing them in person, I really couldn't choose between 3 products that I really wanted. Her pictures couldn't do enough justice to the Pearl Glide Intense Eyeliners, especially "Designer Purple" which is this fabulous violet with a purple pearl finish. I almost got that, but considering how often I wear eyeliner, I opted out. I may still consider it later though...

The next thing that intrigued me was Prom Princess satin-finish blush, however, I feel that this is dupable and it was really the packaging that drew me in haha. (probably for the whole collection really, I love the white packaging!)

What I finally chose was a bright satin lipstick which practically embodies my relationship with my dad, "Daddy's Little Girl". I just had to.. it was so cute and the packaging to die for! A bit pricey, but you have to splurge on yourself at some point right? A full review will be coming on this lippy soon. (FYI: this is technically not the MAC product I've used or encountered, but it is the first that I've bought for myself).

All in all, the collection is very nice, the packaging was well thought out and a nice refresh from the typical black, but unless you're a collector or a fan of Archie you could probably skip it out as many of the lip colours and blushes have been done already. The only thing I would really go back for would be the Pearl Glide eyeliners, those were very pigmented, especially "Designer Purple" which was very different from what I typically see. 

Each of the attendees received a collectors tin filled with heart-shaped cinnamints. I have them on my dresser to sneak a few when I'm feeling peckish. Also there were a few giveaways of products from the line.

I really enjoyed the event and I would like to say thank you to Tyrell my bf, for encouraging me speak up and take the initiative and thank you so much to Tennille at the MAC counter, who was really helpful! As well as my sister, Erica who tagged along to the event with me.

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