Colour Craft’s release date was ever so confusing..

“It’s out on the 13th”
“It’s available on the web on the 9th/10th”
Yet was in my shop & a few others i have noticed the same day/day after as the web release date.
This could be down to the impatient Mac staff just wanting to get it all displayed, so yay.

I was SO tempted to order online when i noticed it was on the site, but i thought
“No, i will wait & see it in person as i don’t want to get anything i regret”

So that is what i did.
I already had a little list of things that had caught my eye. Mainly the 131 brush as i am ever the brush fanatic.

My thoughts on the whole collection
A few months ago, when i saw that this collection was going to be released, my tongue started wagging. (!)
I really do love the mineralized products mac usually comes up with as i have very dry skin, thus finding it pretty difficult to get that “glow” & i always think the products help achieve this.
When on close inspection in mac, i noticed that the previous excitement & hype surrounding the collection sort of…slowly vanished.
Don’t get me wrong, there was some absolute gems in the collection but it was alot more “Shimmery” than i first thought.
The first mineralized blushes mac came out with were very pigmented & weren’t overly shimmery, the second (duos) came with the option of shimmer…but it seems they’ve combined the 2 to come up with these. They look SO pretty, but i think a little too shimmery to wear on my cheeks, so instead i will probabaly use it as a blush/highlight (like an MSF)
The MSF’s were so pretty also, but is it me..or are they all starting to look a little too similar? Although it must be kindof difficult coming up with something so different everytime.
The eyeshadows i passed on as i have so many already, and nothing really stood out to me as being something i’d wear alot that i didnt already have something similar. Although they do look pretty & interesting, but i dont really have the money for “interesting”
The lipglosses i also passed on.
The brushes were quite good. I liked that they brought out a completely different brush and re-promoted the 226 (which i already have from the BBR collection & love). & I have heard that the 131 is amazing to apply liquid foundation.
Overall i was pleased with what i purchased, but not that dissapointed that i didnt fall in love with anything it would have meant more money. :)

Colour Crafted Lipstick
Pretty Pretty.
I really do LOVE this lipstick. The perfect wearable pink.

I’ve seen/heard a few people comparing it to Saint Germain..when in actual fact..i don’t think they’re anything like eachother. Saint Germain is more opaque & much more of a purple toned pink. Whereas the Colour Crafted lippy is alot more wearable with a peachy undertone…

Triple Fusion MSFI got this one, as i thought it a nice medium of pinks/browns/golds.
I do really like this..although i do think that it is quite similar to the “Redhead MSF” which i purchased earlier in the year. However, the colour payoff on this one is much better & the consistency alot smoother. The colours are also alot more shimmery…and i actually found them to be quite crumbly because of this.

Triple Fusion & Redhead MSF
Daft Pink Blush
This is gorgeous to look at. The veining looks so pretty, but as i said earlier..maybe a little too shimmery for the apples of your cheeks…unless you were on a night out..or you like the shimmery look :)

131 Brush
This looks promising…I really wanted this ever since i saw they were releasing it. I actually see brushes a bit of investment as you pay good money for good quality & even if you’re makeup routine changes with time…you’ll always have a good brush to apply it! My mum has had a mac brush for about 6 years…and its still going as strong as ever.

I have put the 131 beside the 187 just for size difference. As you can see from the image above..the 131 is alot more dense. Which means it could be a high contender for applying liquid foundation…we shall see :)

So that’s my little Colour Craft splurge.
Let me know what you got & if you think i’m leaving anything out?

  1. Oh wow! I wish I could have mac products lol those brushes look soooo soft. The triple head and redhead MSF looks very similar. What are MSF's for?

  2. Would you say the Barry M 146 (Dolly Pink) and Colour Crafted have any similarities? Thank-you :) x

  3. Great pictures hunni

  4. Whit

    great haul zoe!!
    i love it- I have redhead msf, that's why I didn't get triple fusion- and I agree daft pink is so shimmery- actually most all of the blushes from this collection work as highlighters and not BLUSH. you know?

  5. I got the Colour Crafted lippy and the Triple Fusion MSF.. along with Fashion Patch e/s.
    I feel the same way about the collection – I wasn't as excited as I originally was. Everything was definitely way too shimmery – I thought I would want all the MSF's but in the end, Triple Fusion looked like the only wearable one for me! xox

  6. Laurel

    Lipstick looks lovely.
    Do you know how long this collection will be staying out for? Might have to pick some stuff up when i go london:D

  7. p.s. I'm thinking of getting the 226 – a bit gutted I didn't pick it up the other day. Would you highly recommend it? What is it good for?

  8. Lush19

    Oooohhh Everyone is tempting me to get Colour Crafted Lipstick! xx

  9. Draft pink blush is sooo pretty and i have to get my hands on colour crafted lipstick<3

  10. @LotusBug09 – MSF's are pretty universal. They can be used anywhere you want a bit of shimmer. :)

    @Shortiee31 – Nope, they're not similar at all. Dolly Pink is alot more vibrant. If anything i'd say Peachy Pink was a closer match :) Hope that helped.

    @Laurel – The collections are usually around for a few weeks. I suppose it depends how quickly it sells out. :)

    @Lydiaoc26 – Yes, i highly reccommend the 226. It's great for defining the crease & i find it alot easier placing the colour too as its alot more dense than a 222 or 224. It's also fab if you have small eyes like me, because it means more precision. Hope that helped! :)

    @Lush19 & Ana Loves Couture – If you want it, grab it fast theyre selling out everywhere. eeek :O

    @Whit – I know exactly what you mean chick ;)

  11. Zoe hunny I know it sounds lame but you need to teach me how to take pictures at such good angles! What is the Rose background? I would love it as wallpaper its so pretty!
    As for Color Craft Collection as a whole like you said the hype totally vanished for me too! I loved how pretty everything looked but not how shimmery it all was, I was scared I'd look like a disco ball! Color crafted lippy is so pretty but I restrained myself as it would just be another pretty pink to add to my collection, which really isn't need! I got the 181 too and I'm LOVING it, such a great brush! I ordered sunny by nature of the webbie and waiting for it to arrive so I can do my post!

    Once again great post, love you girly :) xxxxx

  12. Yup, that did help! Thank-you :) xx

  13. @Ella – Haha your so sweet! The roses is just my makeup bag from The body shop. Hollymae20 shows it in her latest vid :) I just put my stuffies on it. As for the angles..i have Nooo idea! lols. I just point & shoot. Ooh let me know what sunny by nature is like..i was tempted to get that one. Love youu xxxx

  14. Love the look of colour crafted & daft pink blush! (:

  15. Suzi

    great haul, I agree that the colour crafted lippy is nothing like st germain, Im glad you justified that ther hehe ^^

  16. Aww Zoe, soo pretty!! I bought the 131 and the 226, I love em both. Like Ella, I refrained from getting Color Crafted but I didnt even swatch it (because I though that would make me want it more haha) so do you think its a must have? Should I go back and get it?

  17. The Deft Pink Blush looks SO pretty :)

  18. I will so go for Triple Fusion as I was too late to find a Redhead MSF… Do you think this one can be wear as a blush or only as a highlighter?

  19. Sarah

    Great haul! Can't wait until it comes out here! At least I have time to research and put a list together before it all sells out!!

    How do you wash your 187? I can never get those damn white bristles back to the original colour! x

  20. lovely haul. I want the Triple fusion and they are very similar to MSF.

  21. Melly

    Let us know if you like the 130 :)
    Colour Craft Lipstick looks gorgeous. I got the 126 brush and I love it!

    I wish I could wear the MSFs. They're just too shiny for me :(

  22. oh these are beautiful!

  23. Laura

    Is this the new camera in action by chance?! xxx

  24. @Laura – Oui Ouiii xxx

  25. Oh, I couldn't agree more, the MSF's are starting too look a bit too similar after a while…

    And thx for the comparison of the two lippie products, they never looked that much similar too me either!!!

    Btw I have Readhead msf and I love it…Have thought of getting Triple Fusion, but now afraid that it's pointless… kinda confused about it…lol!


  26. Ellie

    Lovely haul :) I bought daft pink blush too, although I don't think I could pull it off everyday, way too shimmery! I'm tempted by the 131, what have you been using it for? :) xx

  27. Tali

    Im catching up on my posts.. im not getting your updates on my blogger page.. literally not one of them comes up unless i click your name!! I knew something was missing.. gonna unsubscribe and resubscribe maybe it will fix it.

  28. your posts are so helpful!
    you've convinced me that mac brushes are worth the splurge :)

  29. Girl you did amazing! I was so excited when I heard about the collection but then left kinda disappointed… your haul was perfect. Your swatches are amazing! Thank you!


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