I wasn't going to post anymore today but I had some time so I wanted to talk Venomous Villains. Last night I mentioned that the Venomous Villains swatches were up on Temptalia. Swatches of the entire collection have been up on Speckra for quite awhile now and while I appreciate those -Christine's swatches are so much clearer and in better lighting. =)
Back when I first heard news that MAC would be collaborating with Disney, I swore to save up all my pennies for the collection. When the collection details came out, I wrote down around 15-20 products that I had to have. When the product pictures came out, my list shortened. When the Specktra swatches came out, it shortened even more to just the beauty powders and a lipstick.
Once Christine had posted pictures of the entire collection, I was re-amped and hopeful that my list would grow again. This of course wouldn't be good for my wallet but I really wanted to haul some good Disney stuff. However, I've finally gone through every swatch (about 5 times over) and don't have anything that I really want -I actually dropped more items from my list.
What's on my list?
1. Toxic Tale lipstick from the Evil Queen collection- I don't even wear this color and usually stick to pale pinks and nudes but Toxic Tale is very pretty. If I get anything from the collection, it'll be this since I can't see myself walking away with nothing. My only concern is that I really don't love MAC lipsticks -I haven't used one in months. I've told myself that I wouldn't buy anymore but I guess for this beautiful shade and the fact that it's Disney, I'll have to deal with the not-so-friendly texture (MAC lipsticks usually dry out my lips no matter what finish it is.)
2. Her Own Devices beauty powder from the Cruella de Vil collection- I technically don't need this nor do I really want it because I already have highlighters that appear to be similar in color. The problem is I love Cruella de Vil -she's my favorite Disney villain. None of the other Cruella stuff interests me so I just might get this.
While some of the other products look very pretty, I don't see anything that really "stands out." And most the things that I could be interested in, I feel like I already have dupes of and I'm sick of wasting my money on things I already have. Some of the lipsticks and lipglasses look interesting but I don't really love MAC lip products -lipsticks are too drying and lipglasses are too sticky! I have MAC lipsticks that I love (because of the shade) but they require so much work. I'd really love to have Innocence, Beware! (from Cruella de Vil) but Christine noted that it was very drying and emphasized every imperfection of her lips. So many of my beloved MAC lipsticks do that already and I really don't want to add another one that will never be never used.
As for the packaging, I've already stated how tacky I think it is. However, I do think Christine's great HD pics really helped the packaging look better. I think the products with the worse packaging were the eyeshadow singles (from Evil Queen & Cruella de Vil.) What's up with the floating heads?? To me, the products with the best packaging were the lipglasses (Evil Queen, Cruella de Vil, Maleficent.)
Alright, I hope this is my last post on Venomous Villains until September 30th (the launch date.) Are you excited? What are you hauling?
Photo from Temptalia