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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

MAC Sugarsweet Review & Swatches

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So like I mentioned on Twitter yesterday, my local MAC store released the Sugarsweet collection a day early- today! (Well some of you who are probably reading this, it'll be yesterday, LOL).



I stopped by after work and chatted with the MUA like I always do, since he's super friendly, and I picked up a majority of the collection especially the shadesticks because believe it or not the only shadesticks I own prior to this collection are: Crimsonaire, Cement, and Gracious Me. I loved Butternutty when I swatched it because it's been compared to the "Beige-ing" shadestick and makes a great base for eyeshadows. Red Velvet just looks so yummy and is a rich deep pinkish red, Lemon Chiffon is a bright pale yellow beige. These new shadesticks are actually softer and a bit easier to work with than the old shadesticks. They also seem to last just like the paint pots (the paint pots have awesome staying power for me) because it took me awhile to get the swatches off my hand!

As far as the eyeshadows, I got Aquavert, Dear Cupcake, and the pro-pan refill of Stars N Rockets since it's permanent. I was always looking for the perfect coral eyeshadow, because MAC doesn't have too many coral eyeshadows other than Paradisco which I found to be a really light coral.

Now you know I love lippies! And I can't stop buying 'em, so I bought 2 Saint Germain's (gotta have a backup!) since it's an awesome dupe of "Melrose Mood" (Heatherette). I also compared the two side by side. Lollipop Loving, which is a gorgeous light coral shade with the perfect amount of shimmer; it is also a re-promote from the Heatherette collection, and I also got Bubbles lipstick which is a white pearlized glaze lipstick which was actually discontinued years ago and they brought it back!

The tricolour lipglasses didn't do much for me, like Aileen from Shadesofu pointed out, they are similar to Milani's triple color lipglosses; on top of that I found the MAC version a bit too sticky and thick than the regular lipglasses. And also because I know it would be one of those products I barely would reach for....so I just put my money towards everything else in the collection.

Originally, looking at preliminary swatches I had my eye on the "Perfect Topping" MSF, but when I was in the store, "Refined" won my heart in the end because it was warmer and it was definitely a color that I fell in love with and probably works better with my skintone.

"Consume Me" and one of the lipsticks I believe I was unable to swatch because they didn't get those in yet...

Overall? This collection is just yummy! I love the promo pic of Sugarsweet too with the cupcakes and sprinkles, it's just divine! I think there is definitely something in this collection for everyone and probably one of the best collections that have come out in a long time (personally), even the Hello Kitty collection didn't impress me too much other than the lippies from that collection.



















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Lipstick swatches, no base:





51 comments

jilliandanica said...

Those shadesticks look gorgeous! I'm sad I'm going to have to miss out on this one :a:

sanniet said...

OMG!!! EVERYTHING LOOKS SOO GOOD!!! =( I really want to go to MAC now bleh! Stars N rockets is from their perm collection right? but I love the eye shadow dear cupcake! and those shadesticks are gorgeous!!! bubbles is such a nice color! I think I'm gonna order some >_<

Nina said...

Saint Germain looks great on you!

Ares G. said...

they look really yummy^^

kae said...

oh so pretty! i cant wait to get my hands on some of these! which shadestick do you think looks more like bare study? i have bare study, so i'd like something that looks less like it. i love lollipop loving, i might get a backup. i kinda wanted bubbles, but i think it would be too frosty for my complexion =/

Stephanie said...

Those Lipsticks look yummy indeed! I am digging Saint Germain. Sweet haul! I am sure youre gonna do a look using this new stuff hehe lookin forward to that!

XRocksmama said...

Great review! I think I'm gonna pick up some shade sticks and lippies, Saint Germain looks so pretty on you!

Askmewhats said...

wow wonderful swatches! I have never tried any shade sticks from MAC and I think I am in love with the 3 shade stick colors you've swatched :)

dani said...

OMG this collection is so pretty! i love the lollipop lipstick and the dear cupcake eyeshadow. i'll probably get those. thank you for doing these swatches so i know which ones i like.

love your site!

nackybeauty said...

i like the colors for this collection! i need to go check it out! :] great swatches!!! i like the bubbles the most out of the lipstick colors u have one but the others do look good too! i wanna get the bubbles myself :] i like the eyeshadows that you got! thanks for sharing :D

mel_lee2007 said...

Gorgeous makeup, I wonder if any of those shadesticks are similar in texture to the NYX ones??? Thanks for sharing, I think I really like the St. Germain, Stars n Rockets, Aquavert, sugar shot, Dear Cupcake and Penny I don't own them but from what i see in your swatches I think those are nice.
Love mel :) http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn252/cebong_ipit/templateanna/boy-emoticon-020.gif

Vanessa said...

Hi Kae! I think Lemon Chiffon might be close to Bare Study although it has a really, really light tinge of yellow in it, but honestly you can barely tell, it just looks like a bright frosty white, so if you already have Bare Study, then Butternutty might be a better alternative. Hope that helps!

Vanessa said...

And thanks ladies!

Vanessa said...

OOH Dani! Let me know what you end up with! I am sure all of the colors would look great on you!

queenyee said...

I love this collection so so much! Those lippies look good on you too dear :)

Paint Me Gorgeous said...

OMG :swoon:
gorgeous!

valiohh said...

omgahhhhhhhhhhh

i soo can't wait for this collection.
i lOOVE you freaking haul girl!
thanks for the info on the msfs and swatches.
i just might think that the refined one might not match me. so we'll see. thanks!

Jenn said...

I LOVE Lollipop Loving with a capital L! :D It's such a lovely shade!!

You can totally pull off the barbie pinks!! I have Melrose Mood and i hardly (i think i've never) wear it outdoors! :P

I'll be skipping most of this collection though... pastels are really not my thing! How do you find the lipglasses? I heard they're sheer!

Lisa Fashionista said...

ooooh pretty! thanks for posting the swatches! I need Saint Germain and Lollipop Loving! And Dear Cupcake. And the nail polishes look cute too. :)
I agree, the hello kitty collection was a bit of a disappointment for me. I'm much more excited about this!

Jo said...

lollipop loving is such a pretty color on you. i dunno how it will look on me though =S gotta wait til next month to see!

and the MSFs look much nicer here than the other swatches ive seen on the net. thanks nessa!

javy said...

awesome swatches ness, def picking up atleast one shadestick now and gosh those msfs look so yummy!! haha

MakeupByRenRen said...

yay i'm excited to see the swatches! i'm goin to look at them today after work :)

Just me, myself & I said...

I love the butternutty shadestick... Gotta go check that out! I have stars'n'rockets and I never use it... I must just not look good in it. Can you do a look with that color?

Amina said...

thank you sooo much for the swatches!e
Everything looks great on you :)

DSKNguyen said...

*muah! Thank u so much for this post, I would have never known about lollipop loving if it wasn't for u! I was thinking about skipping out on this collection!

Tammy said...

I want it all!!
Correction: I NEED it all!! LOL

**Star said...

This really is a cute collection...

I think I like it better then the past couple of collections...

ㅤㅤㅤㅤJéssy said...

I love the lipsticks Bubbles and Lollipop Loving!
They are great! Saint .. I am not impressed =/

Leslie Yang said...

omg lollipop loving looks so beautiful! i love the golden shimmers! everything else looks...yummy!

Ana Lidia said...

I love love love the LolliPop Loving and the Bubbles lipsticks. That's what's going to cover my lips. :)

Miss Yaya said...

i love all of it i need to go get some!

Joey said...

Those shadesticks look sooo gorgeous!! I think I'll pick one or two up.. You're such an enabler! haha. I was going to skip this collection ;p

I'm thinking of aquavert too.. such a pretty color!

madison817 said...

they released sugarsweet a day early at my mac as well so i totally love this review. the only thing i really was looking forward to was the shadesticks but when i swatched them, the only one i could see myself wearing was Butternutty BUT it seemed to come off easily... i dunno, i've never tried their shade sticks before but i was kinda disappointed with this collection! could you do a FOTD/tutorial on using shadesticks?

xo.

xoannie said...

Aahhh sooo pretty!! I really want the shadesticks, I love the pastels. Thanks for the swatches! :h:

Jennifer said...

I'm going on such a M.A.C. binge this weekend!!!

FuN and MakeUp said...

you make me wanna get the sugar sweet collection!!!! its soOOo yummieee n realy nice colors!!

mandilicious said...

hi nessa, i went to my MAC counter to check this collection out. Originally, i was going to pick up Aquavert e/s and Butternutty..but i skipped on Aquavert cuz i thought it was pretty close to Gilded Green pigment..but now i'm not sure..lol..i'm writing you a long ass comment..sorry..i was wondering if you have gilden green pigment too and if it really is similar to aquavert..thanks!!!sorry again for the long comment..lovely haul btw, i'm jealous!

Shades Of U said...

Awww we loved/hated almost the same things! Didn't like the tricolour l/gs that much as well. Refined rocks my socks as well. I can't wait to get my stuff later. I agree, the shadesticks are pure loveeee. Can't wait to use 'em. :)

♥ Kendall ♥ said...

I don't have any shade sticks!! If the collection is still around after my NO HAULING CHALLENGE, maybe I'll snag 1 or 2 :)
Ohh, I get a break the week of my B-DAY!!! Haha, there's always a loophole!
xoXo

Jess said...

Oh, this collection seems to come up with really nice colors!

I'm in love with this green e/s.

Phyrra said...

I was going to ask you how Crimsonaire and Red Velvet compared. I used to have Royal, Lucky Jade and Crimsonaire shadesticks but I hated them so much I gave them to a friend. I always felt like I was tugging my eye off to get the color on them (I only recently heard that heating them with a hair dryer worked.

I have Aquavert from Lure and love it. I was told that because I have Pink Pearl Pigment from Heatherette that it's pretty close to Stars n' Rockets, and I could skip it. I'm very curious about Dear Cupcake.

I think I really want Lollipop Loving and Sweet Thing.

Perfect topping looks pretty.

Unfortunately I think the lipglasses are too sheer :( I don't often wear sheers.

St. Germain sort of reminds me of Nyx Strawberry Milk. It looks cute on you ;)

Lollipop Loving looks amazing, and Bubbles is pretty.

Thanks for the fabulous review :) I love seeing the swatches and the lippies on you.

FabDiva20 said...

Vanessa!! Your haul is amazing and now I do want another Lollipop Loving since it's I've heard it's a gorgeous coral lippie! Good for a everyday look for Spring. I'm thinking about getting Bubbles since it looks pretty. I also want the shadesticks in Butternutty, Lemon Chiffon, and Red Velvet since those are the ones that I'm aiming for. Also, the MSFs are my first priority to get as soon as possible! This collection seems really sweet!

Saimese said...

I'm loving Lemon Chiffon

yummy411 said...

woo hoo for red velvet.. it looks so much more cremier.. man i meant to get penny shadestick.. just that perfect pop for neutral gold ... *sigh*

lulu said...

OMG, they look gorgeous:)

I am broke now :a I spent all my money to HK, but I want to get shadesticks( all of 'em), MSF s, and lollipop loving:)

Ahleessa said...

The Bubbles lipstick and the msf looks nice! :)

Sher said...

thanks soo much! yout swatches are the best Ive seen so far! What camera do you use anyway?? how about the lighting? I'm still trying to fiddle with mine to get it right. I think I NEED Lollipop loving, stars n rockets and red velvet! what a time to be broke :(

Meya said...

wow! everything looks really good, i might have to get me some =]]

jenger said...

I'm new to your site but I love it soooo much. Thanks!

I feel like I can smell these sweet thangs!! LOL

Lollipop Loving looks great on you!

Jen

dani said...

hey vanessa!
so i ordered sugarshot e/s, dear cupcake e/s, butternutty s/s, lemon chiffon s/s, red velvet s/s, and lollipop loving l/s.
i can't wait for them to come in so i can play with them! i'm so excited! thank you for doing the swatches, it really helped me out A LOT!
:h:

JENSMAKEUPBAG said...

love that collection. i really love shadesticks! you should try the mac pro color CORAL. its a really true coral and beautiful!

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