MAC x Patrick Starrr is back for Fall 2018 with the Destination Diva collection! They seem to be in it for the long haul – no complaints from me! I’ve really enjoyed their seasonal collabs (starting in Holiday 2017, with Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 launches as well).
The Destination Diva collection comprises two kits for divas, each with an eyeshadow quad and liquid lipstick. The two kits: Oh No She Beta Don’t (cool tones) and Boy About Town (warm tones).
MAC sent me the Oh No She Beta Don’t Kit* and I’m sharing my review today!
Oh No She Beta Don’t
What it is: a fall kit with an eyeshadow quad and liquid lipstick
The packaging is a chocolate brown with gold, adding to the rich vibes of the color selection.
Eyeshadow x 4 / Sugah Mama
The quad has a cohesive set of cooler tones:
Sugah Stick – soft caramel (VLXP)
Deception – cool medium brown (F)
Damn She Olive – deep blackened olive (V)
First Class – blackened brown (M)
Sugah Stick and First Class are pressed quite hard into the pan, so it took a few passes to build up color with my fingers for the swatches. Though two of the shades were pressed quite hard, I have had no issues picking up product with a brush. I should also note that Deception was a little crumbly in the pan after I swatched with my fingers, so I had to gently pat the product on my brush before the first use.
I really like the eyeshadows! Deception is stunning and complex, with little hints of golden shimmer. Damn She Olive pairs well with it to give the look some intrigue.
The quad is actually fairly versatile. I can easily transition from a soft daytime smoky eye to a classic nighttime smolder based on how much of the black-brown First Class I use.
Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour / Ultimate Diva
Ultimate Diva is described as a “cool nude,” but it dries down to more of a dark reddish brown.
I do like the color, but it’s a tad darker than I like to go for with an everyday look and not the kind of color I go for with a smoky eye. So, I won’t be pairing the liquid lipstick with the eye quad in this set.
I’m a big fan of the Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours and the formula of this one is right on par with the others. Color is opaque in one swipe and lasts for hours.
I really like this kit! I think it’s a great price for a quad and a liquid lipstick, though I personally won’t be pairing the two together. The eyeshadow quad is a surprise hit with me, mainly because Deception is such a magical shade.