MAC Good Luck TrollsWhen I first heard that MAC was launching a Good Luck Trolls collection I have mixed feelings. What would it look like? Would the packaging be cute? Would the products include colors I'd use? I wasn't a huge troll doll collector, but I had a couple that I loved and treated well. One was an mini orange-haired guy that sat on the top of a pencil and the other was a rainbow-haired guy that I thought was the business.
After a few head-scratching moments, my inner 80s/90s child reassured me that it'd be okay and I patiently waited to get my first glimpse of the collection.
I'm happy to say that the instant I saw the packaging and colors I fell in love! The packaging is so darn adorable and definitely something my makeup-loving heart would have died over back in the troll doll days. Yes, I am a total sucker for fun packaging in general as long as it's done well, but I really think MAC put a lot of effort into this collection. It didn't feel like a reproduction of anything we'd seen prior and definitely remained true to the original troll doll aesthetic.
As far as the products themselves go, I love that this collection includes a mix of existing and new shades.
Can you get over the cute troll stamps in the shadows?! I've seen pictures of the beauty powders and they have them as well, which makes me want them all the more.
The ProductsOverall, the products seemed to perform well for me and I've seen other bloggers report pretty much the same. The only product I wasn't impressed with was Can't Be Tamed (lipstick), but yellow lipsticks are tough. It's always fantastic to see limited edition collections with well-performing products, but keep in mind that I had a limited number of products to try, so I can't guarantee they're all as great as the ones I tried.
Here are the products I checked out and my thoughts on them:
Chartreuse Pigment - MAC pigments are some of my favorites and this has the same beautiful pigmentation and extra-finely milled texture we've come to expect from them.
Reflects Purple Duo - I don't use MAC reflects often, but I was really impressed by how fine this glitter was along with its strong duo effect
Silly Vanilla Eye Shadow - This is not a permanent color and it had a really interest finish as the base was a smooth, matte white with the tiniest bit of micro-reflects in it. The glitter isn't strong enough for a glittery effect, but I do think it gave the shadow a demi-matte finish overall that I actually enjoyed! Matte whites can be hard--chalky, not pigmented, etc.--but this shade was a pleasant surprise for me.
Atlantic Blue Eye Shadow - A permanent, matte cobalt blue with great pigmentation.
Sushi Kiss Lipstick - This was originally an LE lipstick that went permanent recently. It's one of my favorite coral lipsticks and given how fantastic the packaging is, I think it's worth grabbing if you don't own it already.
Can't Be Tamed Lipstick - This was the one product for me that missed the mark, though I'm not surprised because yellow lipsticks are tough! This was semi-sheer, not flattering for me and more of a novelty than something I could actually wear. I love a good shock-value lip color, but without well-pigmented, opaque coverage I just can't personally recommend this one unless you want it just to collect.
Final ThoughtsOverall, I think the collection is adorable and I liked the performance I got from the items I sampled with the exception of Can't Be Tamed. I'd love to see the Beauty Powders in person as I've heard good thing and that compact is killer!
What do you think? Would you grab any of these? Did you own any trolls dolls back in the day?
Where to Buy: MAC Stores & Counters/Maccosmetics.com
Note: Products in this post were provided by PR. All opinions above are my own.