Monday, June 17, 2019

An Early Summer Glow: My Picks from the MAC Electric Wonder Collection


The *MAC Electric Wonder Collection (also available at MAC
Harmonizing nature-inspired marble packaging with some of most wearable neutrals ever, the limited-edition *MAC Electric Wonder Collection (also available at MAC) is the perfect foray into the summer months. Focusing on bronzed skin and nude lips, this sublime collection--which is brimming with shades to compliment a spectrum of skin tones--is selling out fast. Consequently, I am excited to show you closeups and swatches from the range as well as a culminating beauty look. 

 Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the collection in action as well as Style Notes and the Bottom Line...
Neutrals galore...the *MAC Electric Wonder Collection (also available at MAC 
The *MAC Ignite Wonder Face Palette
Up first is the lush *Ignite Wonder Face Palette (also available at MAC), which contains six insanely smooth highlighting powders that impart a gossamer veil of color while delivering an ethereal glow to face. There are three pale shades with golden, champagne and pink undertones, respectively, and three hues with more color intensity in the bronze, rose gold and berry families. 

I love mixing and layering the powders to achieve a lit from within glow with an unexpected flush of color and did so in the images at the end of this post. 
Swatches of the *MAC Ignite Wonder Face Palette in direct sunlight. 
*MAC Natural Vice
Next, there are two eye palettes in the collection: the warm neutral *Natural Vice and the cool toned *Desert Lightning.

Rife with a series of muted mattes and radiant satin finishes in shades reminiscent of a southwestern landscape, *Natural Vice is the obvious choice for those who appreciate an devastatingly beautiful understated eye. 
Sunlit swatches of MAC *Natural Vice.
*MAC Desert Lightning and the *234SES Split Fibre Eye Blending Brush
Despite being drawn to all things warm and natural, I actually opted to wear the second eyeshadow palette--*Desert Lightning--in the images at the end of this post. 

Applied with the *234SES Split Fibre Eye Blending Brush (this, by the way, is now a permanent member of my makeup bag), the shades in this palette are a lovely mix of pearly tans and blues along with some rosy taupes for a sophisticated eye that looks unexpectedly fresh and feminine. 

Sunlit swatches of *MAC Desert Lightning  
From L-R: Into Eternity, Serenity Seeker, Canyon Dreamin and Sun-Soaked Strip. 
Perhaps my favorite pieces from the *MAC Electric Wonder Collection (also available at MAC) are the Next-to-Nothing Bronzing Powders and Iridescent Powders. Coupled with the *126SES Split Fibre Large Face Brush these four powder compacts skillfully sculpt, warm, highlight and blush the skin with a weightless touch that looks ultra-natural:
  • Into Eternity: A multifaceted golden highlight with a swirl of baby pink.
  • Serenity Seeker: A luminous rosegold-meets-bronze that can double as a stunning blush. **Worn at the end of this post
  • Canyon Dreamin: A yellow (read: no orange or red) toned bronze that looks so good on olive skin. As its name implies, this formula is extremely lightweight and smooth with a light-diffusing sueded finish that I am completely smitten with. I am seriously contemplating a backup as this is the bronzer color and texture of my wildest hopes and dreams. **Worn at the end of this post
  • Sun-Soaked Strip: The same brilliant texture as Canyon Dreamin with a more traditional reddish-brown undertone that will work well for tan and deep skin.
Sunlit swatches from L-R: Into Eternity, Serenity Seeker, Canyon  Dreamin and Sun-Soaked Strip. 

MAC Electric Wonder lips options. 
For lips, there are five lipsticks and five lip glosses (I received two) in the *MAC Electric Wonder Collection (also available at MAC). 

All seven shades--which vary in opacity and finish--are a neutral lover's dream and wear beautifully on their own or layered (as I did in the images at the end of this post...I mixed Feeling Sedimental with a touch of Life in Sepia and Natural Born Leader for a quintessential pinky nude rose lip):
Sunlit swatches from bottom to top: Feeling Sedimental, The Naturalist, Let's Mesa Around, Life in Sepia, Natural Born Leader, Marble Fawn and Coral of the Wild. 



My trusty photography companions...Johannah Elle and Jethro. 
Skincare, haircare and other beauty essentials. 
// HAIRCARE, SKINCARE + OTHER BEAUTY ESSENTIALS //
Sunlit swatches from bottom to top: Westman Atelier Vital Skin Foundation Stick VII (reviewed HERE), Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Concealer #6 (also available at Neiman Marcus), *La Prairie Skin Caviar Powder Foundation in Honey Beige (reviewed HERE) and the BY TERRY Lash-Expert Twist Brush Mascara


The eye look, featuring *MAC Natural Vice
Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES //
  • Reformation Delia Ribbed Top: This clean and classic scoop neck tee can be dressed up or down with ease; Reformation runs small on me so I sized up to a large as this is very fitted and I like a bit of room in my tops. 
  • Agolde Dee Shorts: I have three pairs of these (in three sizes...27, 28 and 29 for different fits) and wear them multiple times a week. The high waist is flattering and comfortable and the shorts hit at the perfect place on the thigh...ardently recommended. 
  • Lennie Niemeyer bikini: I found this green and neutral number new with tags on The Real Real for a killer deal...I am a big fan of the fit (size small) and quality of this particular brand and love saving money in the process. 



Last look. 
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this overview of the gorgeous and limited edition *MAC Electric Wonder Collection (also available at MAC) and would love to know what caught your eye...do tell! 

Good things ahead, including a peek at some summertime newness from Guerlain, an easy everyday makeup look, a Beautylish haul and a host of new product procurements...cannot wait to share. 

xx and more soon,

--The Beauty Professor 

 **PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-19 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

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