I'm back with more! So my MAC counter just released the Alluring Aquatic collection this morning, and you can bet I was there within the hour. Whether or not you can believe it, some of the stuff I wanted was sold out before I even walked into the store. I know. Whatever.
I could go into a rant about people that go to MAC and buy out limited edition products only to sell them at a ridiculously inflated price later on, but I won't. You're mean and I hate you.
I only ended up getting a few things from this collection, and I got some of the last of these products. I'm pretty sure I got the last brush of this kind as well as the last eyeshadow in this shade. I got Seduced At Sea Extra Dimension Blush, Legendary Lure Extra Dimension Eyeshadow, and the MAC 233 brush.
Seduced at Sea is a really interesting color. It looks plummy in the compact, but it swatches as a pink beige with golden shimmer. It's really very pretty and will go with nearly anything. The formula is something that I had not experienced before. It feels dry and sheer, but the pigmentation is there. You will get medium color payoff from this blush, which I like a little better. It means you can't easily go overboard.
Plus, it comes in the best packaging I've seen MAC put out in a long time. Yes, the water droplets are raised!
Legendary Lure is a gunmetal grey with silver microglitter throughout that swatches and blends beautifully. I had very minimal fallout with this, which I was not expecting. This eyeshadow is super soft and it does not kick up a ton of product when your brush goes in it (a huge plus!)
The brush I got is a split fibre brush, meaning one side is made of natural bristles while the other side is made up of synthetic bristles. I have the bigger version of this, the 128, which came out with the Punk Couture collection. These types of brushes are great for blending out creams, but I noticed that the 233 worked amazingly well with the Extra Dimension eyeshadow formula. It packs on as well as blends out color.
Here are the swatches! Do you see what I mean about the blush? It swatches completely different than it looks, but I really really love it. It's such a nice color! The eyeshadow is just beautiful on, too. It gives a very soft sparkle to the eye, which I think is super elegant.