MAC Venomous Villains

This is my last post on this, I promise!

So in addition to the rather stunning Formidable! nail varnish I also picked up the following:

– Vainglorious eye shadow (frost)
– Mean and Green nail varnish

Plus in the goody bag I had:

– Magically Cool Powder in Truth and Light

I love them all so far – very boring to say, I know – but I really do. If I’m really honest I had my fingers crossed for a beauty powder in my goody bag and didn’t really think the magically cool powder would be one for me. But having had a chance to try it out, I’m completely infatuated with the powder.

It’s so baffling how it somehow manages to be a powder AND a liquid. It honestly feels like it’s some sort of magical cool liquid when applied to the skin. I used my elf brush to apply it and you dip the bush and it looks wet. Very bizarre when it looks like a powder but then turns wet… the mind boggles.

Applied, it somehow manages to be the perfect balance between a powder and a liquid. It seems to melt with the skin and create a smooth, iridescent glow – not shimmery like a Mineralise Skin Finish. Definitely more ‘glowy’. I think this is ideal for a healthy glow in the day time rather than other more shimmery or glittery product.

You have to try it to know what I mean – it feels bizarre. But fabulous.

The eyeshadow, Vainglorious is very very pretty and wearable. I’ve worn it both from daytime and night so far – it’s a warm brown, shade with a bit of purple and a hint of red. It’s a frost, so it has a sheen – but again, not too shimmery or glittery. It’s well pigmented and I like it as an all over the lid colour. I used it in the day with a bit of Virgin from the Urban Decay Naked Palette and loved the combo – it really softened it for daytime.

I’m very happy with the bits I bought on the night. I am tempted to go and buy the ‘French Quarter’ Greasepaint stick when the collection launches properly on Thursday. Mostly just for the name as I will always have a soft spot for anything New Orleans related.

So what do you think? Do you have your eye on anything from the collection?

**The Small Print**
Bought by myself other than the magically cool powder as stated.



  1. lo
    October 5, 2010 / 7:33 am

    ooo they sound amazing! The packaging does it for me 🙂 xx

  2. LatBeautyAddict
    October 5, 2010 / 8:34 am

    Love the sound of the powder – I wasn’t sure if I’d go and look at the collection as I wasn’t convinced by it. But may go and check it out the powder.


  3. Tamarah
    October 5, 2010 / 9:18 am

    Oh I love this collection, especially the Maleficent part! In Holland / Belgium the collection will be launched this saturday!

  4. October 5, 2010 / 8:25 am

    I haven’t tried the magically cool powder yet (to be honest it just went in the stash) but now I’m definitely going to open it up and give it a whirl! xx

  5. ChrissyDee
    October 5, 2010 / 6:39 pm

    I fear I’ll be unable to get my hands on the products I really want. Most of what I was hoping to get sold out online within a few hours and I won’t be able to get to a MAC store until next monday! Boo!

  6. October 5, 2010 / 9:49 pm

    I ordered a ton and can’t wait for them to turn up! So excited about this range. Unfortunately I didn’t get the Magically cool powder as I’d spent all my money on the other stuff so I’m massively jealous. I’m hoping by some miracle they’ve still got some left when I get paid but I won’t hold my breath!

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