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MAC x The Simpsons Swatches & Review - Partial Collection

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MAC x The Simpsons Swatches & Review - Partial

I have a confession to make. I'm a child of the 80s and 90s and back when I was a kid, the Simpsons were insanely popular. Yes, I know they're still popular now, but there weren't as many sarcastic, adult cartoons by far back then. Anyway, I wasn't allowed to watch it. My mom hated some of the catchphrases ("Eat my shorts!" being one of them) and just didn't embrace their humorous approach to depicting middleclass family life. I caught a few shows here and there when she wasn't around (my brother used to sneak into another room sometimes and watch it at the other end of the house while my mom made dinner sometimes), but because of that I just never got into it and by the time I was a bit older I immediately got into other series (I'm definitely a long-time Family Guy and American Dad fan). My husband, ironically, also came from a family where the Simpsons were banned, but he later on watched it and actually loves it!

Although I wasn't a mega-fan back in the day, The Simpsons were a major part of pop culture during my childhood and for that reason I feel a little nostalgic when it comes to them. They were everywhere--shirts, references, even commercials. Remember that? "Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger!" I'm familiar enough with the show to have heard the opening theme song in my head every time I wrote "The Simpsons" in this post ;)

When I saw that MAC was releasing a Simpsons themed collection I thought ... makes sense! Especially since they're celebrating their 25th anniversary. I have a couple pieces from this collection to share with you today. If you aren't already familiar with it, this collab collection with MAC focuses specifically on Marge.


MAC x The Simpsons Swatches - Partial Collection

The swatches were hard to capture and my camera did odd things in the pics to my skin, but I managed to get it to capture the actual swatches fairly accurately for you!

mac x the simpsons that trillion dollar look quad swatches & review
MAC x The Simpsons - That Trillion Dollar Look Quad

mac x the simpsons that trillion dollar look quad swatches & review
MAC x The Simpsons - That Trillion Dollar Look Quad
L to R - Lisa's Spikes (frost), Apple Squishee (frost), 2 Dozen and One Greyhounds (veluxe pearl), Chalkboard Dreams (velvet)

mac x the simpsons Lisa's Spikes eye shadow swatches & review
MAC x The Simpsons Lisa's Spikes - acid chartreuse

mac x the simpsons apple squishee eye shadow swatches & review
MAC x The Simpsons Apple Squishee - green apple

mac x the simpsons 2 dozen and one greyhounds eye shadow swatches & review
MAC x The Simpsons 2 Dozen and One Greyhounds - antique olive

mac x the simpsons Chalkboard Dreams eye shadow swatches & review
MAC x The Simpsons Chalkbaord Dreams - blackened green base with frosty green

mac x the simpsons grand pumpkin lipglass swatches & review
MAC x The Simpsons Grand Pumpkin Lipglass

mac x the simpsons grand pumpkin lipglass swatches & review
MAC x The Simpsons Grand Pumpkin Lipglass - bright orange (looks more coral on my lips after being applied)


MAC x The Simpsons Review - Partial Collection 


That Trillion Dollar Look Quad Review

Product Type - limited edition 4-shadow rectangular eyeshadow compact 
Shades - Lisa's Spikes (frost), Apple Squishee (frost), 2 Dozen and One Greyhounds (veluxe pearl), Chalkboard Dreams (velvet)
Packaging - The compact is sturdy with a nice weight to it and mirror inside. If you're familiar with MAC's rectangular (versus square) shadow quads, this is the same.
On the Eye - Lisa's Spikes, Apple Squishee and 2 Dozen and One Greyhounds all had "thinner" formulas. They provided more of a light wash versus super pigmented coverage. Chalkboard Dreams was fairly chalky. 
Price - $44 retail
Where to Buy - maccosmetics.com
My Thoughts - I think the stamped shadows are adorable, the compact is actually very cute and the selection of shades compliment each other well. The downside was the performance. Sadly none of these were super pigmented once applied, but I think all could potentially work better patted over a base. They would also be good for those that prefer light washes of color versus vibrant coverage. However, this is a special limited edition collection with a huge fanbase, so I can see this still being worth grabbing if you're a Simpsons fan or MAC collector!


Grand Pumpkin Lipglass Review

Product Type - limited edition lipglass
Shade - bright orange
Scent/Flavor - traditional MAC vanilla
On the Lip - applies smoothly; semi-transparent coverage; settled slightly in lip ines
Price - $16.50 retail
Where to Buy - maccosmetics.com (sold out as of the time of this post)
My Thoughts - While this may look a bit intimidating to those that don't regularly wear vibrant lip colors, it actually translated into a nice coral on my (unpigmented) lips--potentially making it more wearable for those that wouldn't normally reach for an orange lippy. This has MAC's traditional lipglass formula and if you like it, you'll like the performance on this. I did find it settled into my lip lines a bit (which I find with most lighter lipglass shades), but it wasn't super noticeable from a standing distance and could always be applied over liner and/or lipstick to help make it less noticeable. Overall, a great piece if you can get your hands on it!

Did you pick anything up from the MAC x The Simpsons collection? 

Note: Product in this post were provided by PR/the brand. All opinions stated above are my own based on my personal experience.

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