It was so hard choosing what to buy from this collection. It was HUGE! MAC came out with the cutest names for all of the makeup and the packaging totally sucked me in.
Do you think I'm a Betty or Veronica? Hmmm, well let me take you to one of the oldest and most popular vintage diners here in New Orleans...Ted's Frostop...and let's find out! Hope you brought your appetite! I rated all products using the scale below.
SUPERSWEET! I LOVE this eyeshadow palette and you guys know I am NOT an eyeshadow person. The four shades are Cheryl Chic, Dreammaker, Caramel Sundae and Showstopper. These shades glide on easily and blend exceptionally well together. There's nothing chalky about them.This palette really gives you a lot of options. You can easily go from a light eye to a darker more dramatic look. It's a gorgeous neutral palette that's a definite BUY! BUY 2! I blended several shades together to create the taupe look below.
SWEET! These five brushes are very sturdy, great for application and excellent for travel. Each of the brush handles have the MAC logo on them and are numbered. The bristles on the brushes are very soft, so no scratchiness there. Love the little hearts on the handles. The container they come in is tin, but the heart is raised displaying Archie, Betty and Veronica. It's great for storing mementos. There is another Archie's Girls tin that is heart shaped and contains candy. It was given to people that attended a MAC Archie's Girls makeup launch party. I'll feature it in a separate blog post I'm writing now. I was able to get one from a friend.
Betty's Cream Soda Powder BlushSUPERSWEET! I almost didn't buy this thinking it would be too light on me. Boy, am I glad I listened to my inner makeup diva and bought it. This blush has punch, is buildable and will work on any skin tone. The color is a gorgeous peach that gives your cheeks a bubbly fizz of fresh color. I usually only wear cream blush, so I was very impressed with this powder blush.
Betty Bright LipstickBITTERSWEET! This was one of the most coveted items in the collection. Everyone was lusting after it! Either you will LOVE IT or HATE IT on yourself! HaHaHa You MUST exfoliate & moisturize your lips to the MAX to wear this shade. It's a milky white pink when applied (in the tube it looks coral) that will show any flaw or line you have in your lips. If you don't like this shade on yourself, try buying Betty's Summer Sweetheart or Stay Sweet lipglass. Mix the two together, and then it should be wearable. I'm wearing Betty Bright alone and LOVE IT. I'm also wearing Betty Bright in the Cream Soda blush picture above.
Betty's Comic Cute Nail LacquerSWEET! It's a super bright bubblegum pink. The consistency for this nail polish is very thin. So you'll need to apply 2-3 coats to achieve a rich color. However, what saves this from getting a bittersweet rating is that it dries fast. So application is quick! Plus, it has the best brush & handle. Tip: The shorter your nails, the cuter this polish looks. Another Tip: Notice my bottle doesn't have Betty's face on it. Go to Macy's and you can either get the plain bottle or the one with Betty on it (of course while supplies last).
Betty's Kiss & Don't Tell LipglassSWEET! It's a bright coral pink (MAC says it's coral) that has pizzazz! Its cheery to the max. MAC calls their lipglosses...lipglasses. Definition: a glass-like finish. So true! They feel just like typical lip gloss. However, it doesn't bother me. They all have a nice sweet scent. Not gluey or chemical.
Veronica's Pearl Matte Face PowderSWEET! It's a highlighter and a good one! Wherever you want a little glow on your face, just swirl your brush and swipe. It's very beautiful and a little goes a long way. I love the little hearts in the palette.
Veronica's Mall Madness LipglassSUPERSWEET! I always know when I love something! I SMILE right away! This is a really unique and gorgeous shade of purple. This was definitely a favorite of mine. I like the way this purple looks on me. I personally think it will look good on any skin tone. I'm wearing Betty's Cream Blush mixed w/Veronica's Pearl Matte and Mall Madness lipglass in the picture below.
Veronica's Strawberry Malt Lipglass
Archie's Girls Jingle Jangle Coin PurseSWEET! Did you guys know I collect coin purses? It's the geek in me. I had to get this. I love it. The inside is lined with little red hearts and it's a keepsake I'll always have.
Well, according to the product count, I'm a Betty! Betty was actually very smart (a good student), kind-hearted, knew how to cook, and had a passion for writing. Hmmm, that's ME! However, Veronica's color palettes really made me sparkle & shine. Hmmm, maybe Veronica is my inner diva! HaHaHa Are you a MAC wearer? Did you purchase anything from this collection? I would love to hear your thoughts! You can purchase this collection at MAC (they should be re-stocking some items), Macy's, Nordstrom, Dillard's, and Selfridges. There is another store, but since I'm Betty I Kiss & Don't Tell! LOL
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