Sunday, 13 March 2011

MAC Wonder Woman Collection

DC Comics Amazonian heroine, Wonder Woman recently swooped down upon MAC counters across the world in a bid to beautify all super heroes that encounter the collection.

The collection features limited edition packaging and products, some possessing Amazonian features similar to Wonder Woman herself.

I really love the packing with the comic style images. The nail varnish and the lipstick have a plain red box inside the outer packaging.

The products themselves all have the Wonder Woman and MAC logos emblazoned upon the red and blue casing.

I purchased two blushers, Mighty Aphrodite, left and Amazon Princess, right. Spirit Of Truth nail polish and Marquise'd lipstick.

Mighty Aphrodite was the first sellout of the collection, two thirds of this extra large blusher is a very pretty golden peach with the remaining third being a more coral toned colour. I can understand why everyone wanted to get their hands on this one, I love wearing it, the swatch is awful on my hand there! It is very flattering on my cheeks, it makes me feel sunkissed and glowy. The look is very subtle and one I will be reaching for a lot.

The second blusher in the collection is Amazon Princess. The larger section is a bold blue based pink and the smaller section is a plummy tone. It's not as wild as pictures would have you believe, I can easily wear this colour even with my fair skin. I tend to reach for the main colour and have yet to use the darker complimentary shade, this may be better for contouring for a night out.

One of two polishes in the collection Spirit Of Truth is a striking blue shade. To be honest I chose the blue over the red, Obey Me, as I thought it looked better in the packaging! The polish itself is excellent, one coat would have sufficed however I did two just to be sure! 
On closer inspection it is very similar to China Glaze First Mate. If we are splitting hairs First Mate is the teeniest bit duskier with Spirit Of Truth being a hint brighter.

Hardly anything in it!

Marquise'd is a pinky nude with gold shimmer. I believe this is from a previous collection. Its a very flattering everyday lipstick.  I thought this was going to be "the one" my perfect nude lippie, I like it but I only feel ok about it! I like the gold barrel and it has a red star on it which must have twisted around.

Unfortunately there was a casualty in this quest for super human beauty,

My original Amazon Princess was defeated by the postal system, not even Wonder Woman herself could save this one! MAC customer services were excellent and replaced it immediately. 

Overall I'm pleased with Mighty Aphrodite and Marquise'd, two products I'm sure I'll use all summer.

Did you get anything from this collection?



  1. Oh no! Poor blusher! Glad MAC CS sorted it out for you. Blushers are lovely. I did ponder the lipstick, not sure why I didn't get it in the end. x

  2. such a shame about the blush :( great haul!

  3. Oh trauma on the blusher front, so glad that was a postman drop kick result and got replaced, I recently dropped and mushed a brand new shadow and was super hacked off with myself! Have to say saw this range in the flesh yesterday and disliked it even more than I did from having seen images - just the packaging the contents are quite nice, but I would rather die than pull out my wonder woman compact and lippy for a touch up in public! It is quite clearly a marmite type of thing! x