Right away, you already know I’m in love here. First we have two metallic colors that I’m immediately drawn to, and second–we have my favorite element as a Pisces—water! The MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection is home to several gorgeous sea-inspired hues, housed in the most awesome packaging. The components are mirrored aqua, and look like real water droplets on them! Of course, they’re not real water but you will feel some clear bumps molded over the surfaces to give the water effect. Pretty clever there, MAC! Water-sign approved.
There are three shades in the collection, and sadly, I’m missing the third. (Must track down!) Neptune — tarnished gold frost with hints of green, Shimmerfish — sparkling aluminum pearl, and Submerged — dark teal chrome. Excuse me for a moment while I mourn the fact that Submerged hasn’t made its way home yet. Isn’t she glorious?
I haven’t had the time to finish going the through all the pieces of the collection that I received, but I’m making my way through them this week. I have to say, I found these two shades (Neptune and Shimmerfish) pretty impressive. The formula had a nice flow, and gave full coverage in two coats.
I pair almost all of my polishes with ORLY Bonder and Seche Vite top coat, so please keep in mind, your mileage may vary depending on which nail products you choose to accompany your polishes. I wore Neptune the longest, and it was three days before I started to notice tip wear from typing. I removed it on day five when minor chips arrived, but that’s about as long as a regular polish lasts for me anyway. No fretting here! I do recommend these—especially Neptune if you can get your hands on it, I think it’s such a unique, lovely shade that you can glam up for summer, and will still look great in the fall due to the olive tones in it.
Neptune — tarnished gold (frost)
Shimmerfish — sparkling aluminum (pearl)
Neptune — tarnished gold / Shimmerfish — sparkling aluminum
Keep your eyes peeled, I’m still working for reviews for the rest of the Alluring Aquatics Collection pieces I have. If you see something you like, do not walk to MAC or stall to get on the maccosmetics.com site. RUN! I have a feeling pieces will be sold out fast because there are indeed some beautiful ones included. (Please make sure to call your local MAC counter or boutique beforehand to see if they have your items in stock!) This is my favorite MAC release since last summer’s Temperature Rising Collection.
Price & Availability…
$17.50 each — Available online at maccosmetics.com on May 15th, 2014, available in stores on May 22nd, 2014 through July 3rd, 2014.