This is an early warning to you. This post is picture heavy, and I mean HEAVY. I don't think I've had such a detailed photoshoot session for any make-up product until today. I am in love. My heart is happy and my wallet is empty, but I am in love. I don't think I've ever felt so much love for a make-up product until now. The MAC Giambattista Valli Collection is the most gorgeous, beautiful, breathtaking MAC collection I have ever seen in my life.
MAC has collaborated with the couture fashion designer Giambattista Valli, and it couldn't be more perfect. If you've ever seen any of his runway photos/shows, you could see that a lot of his work has to do with floral prints and bright pops of fun colours. Wonderful works of art. Enough chatting, time to indulge in the most glorious of photos. I'll try to keep the words to a minimum, because the pictures really say all there is to say for this collection. Absolute perfection.
Even the boxes are bright, eye-catching and sophisticated. I'm never throwing these out.
My original plan was to purchase all 5 lipsticks in the collection. For months, I kept telling myself I didn't need these lipsticks, and then I told myself I did, and then I decided to only buy the colours I would for sure wear. If you've already noticed, I'm missing Bianca B, for whatever reason, is also the most sought out shade. Everyone wants this specific lipstick because of the packaging. It's not a wearable colour on its own at all, unless you like wearing white lipstick? I also didn't pick up Eugenie, the darkest shade (a deep cherry) because it just didn't appeal to me.
This is the first time (that I know of) MAC has made a lipstick tube that matches the lipstick inside. It looks absolutely amazing.
How could you resist buying these? (I'm not even getting paid to say all this, I wholeheartedly am in love with these lipsticks and the packaging!)
This was the one I was on the fence about buying. I kept thinking "do I really need another red, it looks like any other red!" Of course I gave in and got it, because the packaging really sucked me in. I'm so glad I did. I don't own any red lipsticks from MAC, so this is my first. I absolutely love the feeling of MAC lipsticks on my lips, so having a MAC red finally in my collection was really what sold me. For a matte lipstick, it didn't drag or tug at all when applied, and my lips felt super moisturized.
A brighter red than I'm used to, but I love it. (I'm usually a deep/blood red lover)
This seems to be the shade that everyone is avoiding because it's a coral orange. This is my absolute favourite shade in the collection. I would have never thought orange/coral would look good on me, but this just looks amazing with my summer tan. It's really bright, almost neon like, but it just works. I think this would look best on those with a medium to dark skin tone. It doesn't hurt to try if you have a light/fair skintone, it could always work as a coral/nude! This colour just gives me life, I love it so much.
I bought this shade solely for the packaging, but I'm glad I love this shade as well. I was afraid that it would be too similar to my MAC Kelly Osbourne Collection - Kelly Yum Yum lipstick, but Kelly Yum Yum is a cooler toned pink, while Tats is a very warm, hot, bright pink. It's practically a Barbie pink.
The swatch makes the colour look almost transparent, but it looks a lot better in person.
This shade is lovvveeee.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed that super long photoshoot for 3 of the most beautiful lipsticks I've ever owned.
Will you be picking up any lipsticks from this collection?
If not, which lipstick did you like best?