Re: MAC - Graphic Garden (Nordies Anniversary Collection) Discussion
I have to say, this collection as a whole is underwhelming. Lips of usual and expected nudes and neutrals, silly brush sets, and ridiculous sets of permanent products (which everyone should own already).
However, being the obsessive boy-that-wants-a-piece-of-every-collection that I am, I picked up the Fresh Cut palette. I have to say, this is such a pretty set! I love warm tones already, but a palette of all new shades sealed the deal, I had to have it. The colors are surprisingly unique as well, here's a small run-down.
Floral Inc. - A softly shimmering peachy-pink. I love this color! It's so pretty and soft. It looks very pink in palette, but it applies decidely peachy with a soft pearlized pigments effect. Loves it! (Frost) (upper left)
Bloomcycle - Cultivated pastel pink sheen. Medium opacity, soft Veluxe Pearl texture, but color-wise not my favorite though it's pretty. (Veluxe Pearl) (upper right)
Sun-Shy - Bright golden-shimmered coral. It applies very bright for a lustre, and it has a smooth finish similar to Tempting or Swimming. (Lustre) (middle left)
Part Peony - Vivid warm mid-tone pink. Again, a nice lustre! It applies fairly smoothly (not as well as Sun-Shy though), with a nice coverage, and is of a fairly unique color. (Lustre) (middle right)
Poppy Noir - Charcoal grey/brown with purple and brown pearlized pigments. My favorite! A deep blackened brownish grey with sparklies. A perfect warm crease color that compliments all the other shades, plus it's a unique take on the "black with shimmer" type of color. It applies with a medium coverage and is definitely buildable, though it suffers from the sort of hard feeling Velvet texture like Stylin' from Hello Kitty, as opposed to the softer texture like Beauty Marked. (Velvet) (lower left)
Fresh Cut - Metallic and copperized red-orange. GORGEOUS. It's bright, shimmery, awesome texture. I love it. It's so summery but I can see myself rocking it all year round. (Veluxe Pearl) (lower right)
Hope that helps anyone wondering about it!
The hologram case is fabulous! I so wish Mac would do blushes or powders in these pretty limited edition cases. I'm more likely to carry blushes or powders with me rather than eyeshadows.