Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Glam Review: M•A•C's New Fafi Makeup Line


M·A·C Cosmetics has a new line of cosmetics — Fafi. The collection is inspired (and the packaging illustrated with the drawings of) Fafi, a French graffiti artist known for her Fafinettes —sketches of strong, liberated young women. The Fafinettes are smart, sassy, and edgy. Likewise, the collection of makeup is created towards young women who make a splash and don't need to apologize for it.

The folks at M·A·C sent over a trunkload of makeup, makeup bags, brushes, etc. for review. Being that the collection is geared toward the younger and edgier crowd, I thought my 30-something self wouldn't be the right person to review them. I enlisted the help of my fab friend Cait, 18. Here is Cait's review:


"If you're looking for some fun and flirty makeup that will brighten up your face this spring and summer season, try M·A·C's new Fafi line. There are so many bright and interesting colors to choose from.

I particularly like their "paint pots" which are creamy eyeshadows. They're easy to apply and last for hours! This line also has some gorgeous nail lacquers, which stay on very well and dry pretty quickly. I wasn't a fan of the blush however; it was a little too pink for my taste.

The fluidline eyeliner (a cream eyeliner) was nice; however, I do not like the eyeliner brush that was made for this. The brush was too flimsy and made it very difficult to apply.  I did like the "Smolder" eye kohl, which was a deep black eyeliner pencil. This was very easy to apply and does not smudge in the under eye area as some eyeliners do.

The lipsticks come in a lot of crazy looking shades, but are not as bright as they seem once you put them on. In fact, I often have trouble choosing which one to wear because I like them all so much. They are very moisturizing and not sticky like some lipsticks and they also stay on for hours.

This makeup stays on for so long that you don't have to reapply at all. I recommend using the "Perky" paint pot with the "Utterly Frivolous" lipstick and the "Girls Will Be Girls" nail lacquer for a light, natural look. For a darker, smokier look, use the "Nice Vice" paint pot with the "High Top" lipstick and the "Boom!" nail lacquer."

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GIVEAWAY:

M·A·C Fafi Mini Clearly Fafi Makeup Bag $15
M·A·C Fafi Paint Pot in "Girl Friendly" $16.50
M·A·C Fafi Lipglass in "Sugar Trance" $14.00
M·A·C Fafi Powder Blush in "Hipness" $17.50
= TOTAL VALUE $63


I'll pick a random winner from the people who leave a comment on this post by 11:59 PM EDT on Apr 29 2008. I'll post the name of the winner on Apr 30th and ask the winner to email me their address.

A thank-you to M·A·C for the products and to Cait for testing it all and writing up a great review!

 

43 comments:

Lydia said...

It all looks like SO much fun!!

kiran said...

yay! a little bit of pink is so perfect for brightening up a drab day!

~Angela~ said...

Ooh! Pick me!

Lauren said...

What a great idea for MAC to do for spring. THe colors look great and the packaging is so fresh and cute!

Sandi said...

I love MAC makeup and have been excited for this line to come out! I'd love this giveaway!

Casie said...

I love MAC, I would use this for my upcoming wedding and rehearsal dinner. :)

Ayden said...

I want all of it! It's fabulous! I read about this line a few months ago, I think in TeenVouge. So glad it's finally out!

Elisabeth said...

What a lovely idea to get someone of the "target age" to review it.

The packaging is so sweet - I might have to get one for myself ;)

Anonymous said...

GC -- Great time of year to bring out this line. After a dreary winter of slush some bright spring colors!

tennessee said...

i want it BAAADDDD!

Bovemsa said...

WOW! This new line looks like so much fun! I don't own any MAC products because they are fairly expensive, winning this giveaway would be a dream come true!!!

Megan said...

Oohh looks fun!

Lisa said...

oh! i want! :p

Ginevra M. said...

Ooh, I'll leave a comment! It looks so much fun and not at all costumey, like some of MAC's campaigns.

pgv said...

Ooh the colors look bright and fabulous and perfect for summer! So excited for this line!

Lavon said...

I have never used MAC however this looks like fun!

meanyc said...

I'm a huge Fafi fan. Her graffiti gives a girl street, sexy, glamour and chic all rolled into one. The collab with MAC is genius as they are both such innovators of style. I want to be a Fafi girl!

Sherry said...

Ooh, it's so colourful! :D

Karina said...

The packaging is so adorable, loving Fafi's work.

Mu-Tin said...

The colors are so cute!

Natalie said...

Mac meets Fafi -- Mac meets anything French, couldn't be better!
Oh how I hope I win...I've never won a giveaway, I think the generator hates me! (yes I'm playing the sympathy card!)

chrissie said...

Oh, sounds yummy! :D

PumpkintheCat said...

Yes please! If you don't mind posting them all the way to New Zealand, that is... It's coming into winter here and we need some brightening up! X

Kate E said...

I love MAC it would be awesome to win their new products!

Laura said...

J'adore Fafi!

Ridonkulus said...

love the packaging.

Umsy said...

I have tried some MAC products and they do lend the wearer a very sophisticated look....

brook said...

i love the new line! the lipstick looks like so much fun!

MsPhilosopher said...

Hey
Colours seem luscious, what a wonderful range... mmmm.
Cheers

beverly f. said...

oh gosh, I LOVE fafi and mac. a match made in heaven.

SamW said...

SO many colours to choose from! Which would be a lovely nail color for spring? I'm thinking of something not too loud but still young and vibrant :)

Justinne Angeline said...

What an adorable line! I've always loved MAC products but alas, I am too poor to even dream about buying them. But from my few experience with MAC, I do agree that the products stay on for hours!

juliette said...

props to MAC for being creative and not just doing the same old same old.

The Ex said...

So gorgeous! I love the packaging.

Little Miss Moneybags said...

Oooh, pretty, pretty!

Kat said...

The one things I love about MAC would be their packaging and marketing. It's always so eye catching. I have yet to try the new collection... Gotta get out to the store soon before it's all gone!

desiarabi said...

i love MAC! fun stuff! i can't wait to try it out!

Snarkenfreude said...

so gorgeous, love mac, love the new line.

ayciee said...

i was a fafi fan before her collaboration with mac!
and when that happened...it was magic<3

alyne said...

i really love this line..
cant wait to try!

Worthington said...

Does anyone else think the Fafinettes look like the sketches from back in the 80s of the JEM TV show?? haha

Cookiss99 said...

ahh! Mac! Fafi! Sorry I posted this too late! Sobz!

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