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MAC’s latest collection is all about expressing yourself and your personality. There are 6 themed palettes in the MAC Girls collection: Prissy Princess, Rockin’ Rebel, Basic Bitch, Fashion Fanatic, Power Hungry, and Mischief Minx.
I received a PR sample of Basic Bitch*. What was MAC trying to tell me? 😛
These palettes are sleek and travel-friendly. There is a magnetic closure and a mirror, though it doesn’t prop itself up.
Each palette contains 8 eyeshadows and 1 highlighter. The highlighter is the largest pan, and there are 3 shadows that are larger than the others.
Overall, Basic Bitch is very cool-toned, but the shades are complex.
Sly Girl – grape purple with silver pearl (foil)
Tattle-Tale – cool grey with pink pearl (foil)
Me Me Me – very light cool grey (smooth pearl)
Hell in Heels Eye – purpled dark red (smooth pearl)
Ms. Personality – grey with silver/green gold pearl (satin shine)
Big White Lie – blackened-grey (smooth pearl)
Text Me Later – mid-tone grey (satin shine)
Gameplayer – darkest black (creamy matte)
Love This Bitch – silver pink (opalescent)
Basic Bitch is so perfect for me, and not just because I enjoy shopping at Target, going to brunch, and wearing my hair in a top knot.
The shades scream fall (hello, pumpkin spice lattes and cozy sweaters). This palette can make a ton of great smoky eye looks, from basic to not so basic. However, this palette is not entirely limited to smoky looks, though bringing in some backup from another palette may be necessary.
Surprisingly, I think the formula of the shadows is on par or better than the existing MAC shadows in my collection. Everything feels very creamy and pigmented, and works easily on my eyes. The only exception would be Gameplayer, the matte black (or dark grey tbh), which is kind of blah but not unreasonable to work with.
The burgundy (Hell in Heels Eye) is really gorgeous, but tends to muddy up with the other satin/matte shades. I like to apply it and blend with other shades, then add a bit more on top to make sure the red pops.
I’m in love with Ms. Personality – it has a beautiful, complex shift. I’ve worn this as a stand-alone shadow on a lazy makeup day.
I also love Sly Girl for a fun pop of glitter on my lid. It lasts all day with minimal fall-out. The other foil, Tattle Tale, does have a little bit more fall-out but it’s also sparkly and pretty.
I accurately think I “love this bitch” when I apply the highlighter – it’s soooo stunning. I wish it lasted a bit longer though.
Are you eyeing any of the MAC Girls palettes? Are you a Basic Bitch too? ↓
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