Friday, 1 October 2010

Mac Venomous Villains UK Bloggers Event

Yes really. Mac had their first bloggers event in London to preview their new collection!

Despite me being uninterested in 'Venomous Villains' as I HATE the packaging, I still managed to attend and am glad I did as I did end up buying some things and hanging out with my favourite bloggers - Woot!


I got 3 lipsticks, 'Innocence Beware!' the nude, 'Toxic Tale' the coral and 'Dark Deed' the dark wine.


I still dislike the packagaing even after seeing it in real life, but at least it's black.


The nude you can understand, the coral 'OK' well the deep wine colour? What was I thinking when I purchased 'Dark Deed'? This is what I was thinking.... Dark lips in the style of Megan Fox! I will "try" to rock it. :)



'Toxic Tale' is very similar to 'Vegas Volt' which I don't own but more pinker and less orange, it's a satin finish and very pigmented. It's not something that you "need" but it does look gorgeous on!


'Innocence Beware!'
is almost identical to 'Creme D'nude' but more pink, however it's not as dark as 'Creme Cup', it's most similar to 'Hue' but a tiny bit more pink, see swatch comparisons below.

Basically, nobody needs to rush out and buy this nude, it's nothing new.


My only MUST HAVE from this collection is the 'Mean and Green' nail polish. I could easily wear this everyday for the rest of my life, it's a satin nail varnish with a holographic shimmer. It looks like a deep dark green with purple, green, gold and gray shimmers. FYI: It sold out at the preview!


It translates beautifully on the nails just like it looks in the bottle. However it did need 3 coats, but it applies so nicely with no streaks that it isn't much hassle. The colour changes when you move your nails it's just beautiful, I LOVE it - It's a dupe for Orly's 'Space Cadet' which is very hard to get hold of. The other 2 polishes were pretty too but nothing special.


Mac also gave us 2 items, I was happy to see 'Brior Rose' beauty powder and a 'Zoom lash' mascara.

Look at the compact packaging? I'm sorry but it looks VERY cheap and childish, I hate it so I have to depot it!


Once you get over the packaging you can appreciate the beauty powder which is very pigmented.


It's a pinky plum blush colour and has no glitter or shimmer.


It's in between 'Well Dressed' and 'Tippy', which is good for me as I really have to layer on 'Well dressed' and I never use 'Tippy' as it's too scary for me.


How do you feel about Venomous Villains?

Venomous Villains is available online on Monday and hits the stores on Thursday in the UK.

Disclaimer: 'Brior Rose' beauty powder and 'Zoom lash mascara' was provided by Mac PR for review purposes, I am not paid for this post and I am not affiliated with the brand.

65 comments:

Sugarpuff said...

gorgeous haul! love all the lip products!

I'm not really a fan of their packaging either. But good to hear Mac are doing bloggers events too!

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Abbie said...

Brior Rose looks beautiful and that nail varnish looks so cool

┈━═☆Melisa☆═━┈ said...

Skippped the whole collection,& not sad that i did!

Ms. Wedgie said...

I was always to scared to use Tippy as well! I looked like a little sugar plum dolly with it on! lol Briar Rose is just bright enough to give a really pretty look without bordered on dolly scary like Tippy! That's a definite must have purchase for me!
xxx

Sana said...

I'm not feeling the collection at all. Its ugly and cheap looking!

Catanya said...

Woah,
This is definitely going to help me to decide about the items I really need from this collection and the ones I can skip... I am most curious about the blush Bite of an Apple and the liquid powder but the packaging has disappointed me a little... I can't wait to see and swatch everything in person!
Thanks Bubble for the wonderful swatches as usual :)
XOXO
Catanya

Tali said...

Great photos! See you dont need a fancy big ass camera ;) xx

jellytelly_ri-chan said...

I'm looking forward to the lippiee!!! especially the Dark Deed... and the eyeshadow collection the rest not too much though... since its the Venomous Villains I'm looking for more dark colors makeup from them....

Holly said...

Your so going to rock the dark lip, super sexy!! can't wait to see it on you :) had such a fab time last night, so glad you came xx

Tor said...

I love the colour of that nail polish! The only Mac nail polishes I've had have been awful quality though, taking around 4-5 coats to get a decent cover!
I don't like any of the packaging either, but that beauty powder and the wine lippie look gorg... if only I could pull off that colour! I bet it will look amaze on you though xx

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thesungirl said...

I really am not a fan of the packaging, I think they could have done much better and made it look less like makeup for kids. I did get something from the collection as a CP from the US since it hasn't been released here in Japan yet. I picked up briar rose beauty powder, it looks lovely on every blog I have seen and I don't have well dressed, so I am anxious to try this one out!

Andi said...

I skipped this collection, but I did see it and think a lot of the colors are really pretty and wearable--the blushes, glosses and beauty powders especially.
The nail polish is amazing!

Andi said...

Can't wait to see your dark lips!

Beauty's Bad Habit said...

I think you could rock the dark lip, no problem! You have the perfect skintone for it :) The coral looks pretty, but corals in general scare me a bit since I've yet to find one that suits me :/ 'Mean and Green' look amazing! Just like beetle shells. May have to rush to town after college on Friday to pick things up before they sell out!

Princesa Livia said...

Hi Muhsine! It was nice seeing you last night x Ohh Briar Rose looks really lovely, maybe I should have picked it up! Dark Deed looks so pretty too x

Sarah said...

i haven't made up my mind about the packaging yet :\ or if i'm even going to pick anything up fro the collection xx

Kajal Couture said...

I already went nuts with this collection, but the more I read about what others like, the more I want! Help!

My faves are Briar Rose and the mineralize shadows.

Essjay23x said...

I have been very curious about these darker lips lately. Seems seasonal. Can't wait to hear if you think we should be working them!!

Sprinkleofglitter said...

Oohhh I'm not a fan of the packaging either, despite being a disney fan. I think makeup is one thing and disney is something else, don't combine!
I was invited to that event but sadly couldn't make it because i'm pregnant and was unwell :( xxx

Alana said...

The packaging is really putting me off buying anything, it looks like child's play makeup. It is a shame because some of the products look lovely

I think the dark lip will look gorgeous on you I wish I had the confidence to pull it off. I think i may go for a nail varnish that colour as a subsitute.

Imo said...

I bought a dark wine colour lippie from the MAC style warrior collection I may start using it this winter. If Chanel Iman is wearing it I want in too!

Imo said...

I bought a dark wine colour lippie from the MAC style warrior collection I may start using it this winter. If Chanel Iman is wearing it I want in too!

LaaLaa Monroe said...

Yeah never been a fan of the packaging, looks like it should be apart of the Disney store play makeup.

The nail polish is quite nice, not hot on the collection the lipsticks don't look bad, loving the dark lipstick cannot wait to see you do a look with it.

fantastic said...

Yay, you got Mean & Green ;) sounds like a good time..I'm looking forward to seeing you rock the dark lipstick shade. I thought about the cooling magic powder, but decided to skip the collection. X

Amy said...

We got it here in Canada on tuesday. I was really disappointed with it. I thought the nail varnishes were terrible quality.
You can read my post on it here
http://amyswamy.blogspot.com/2010/09/mac-venomous-villians.html

siwing said...

i agree too that the package looks cheapy.. =(

Laura - Emerald Green 88 said...

I think MAC could have done a lot more with this collection, people have been campaigning for a MAC/Disney collection for years!
I'll only be buying the MES, nothing else is unique enough/I already have similar things and can't justify buying dupes.

I agree with you on the packaging, I would have preferred the more sophisticated line drawings but I think that's more Disney's input than MAC's.

As others have said I think it's brilliant that they're doing bloggers events in the UK now!

Tugba said...

Not a fan of the nail polish but I LOVE THE DARK RED LIPSTICK :D LOVEEEE! Barry M has a very similar one.

Lorin Kelly said...

I LOVE the blushes but was definitely not impressed with the packaging...

xo
Lo

www.lorinkellyspotlights.blogspot.com

vadilucia said...

who is that black girl next to megan fox? she's gorgeous!

StyleFrost said...

I hate the packaging too! Great pink colours, I hated mac plushlash mascara at first but now i wear it everyday to work!

Computergirl said...

Love the beauty powdrs, might have to add to my collection!! xx

Katie S said...

The dark vampy lipstick will really suit you! Can't wait to see it on!

Hope you had a great time last night - I should have said hi!! xo

Daisy said...

Was lovely to see you again! And love the nail polish.

Love the briar rose blush! x

Muhsine said...

Wow we have mixed feelings! Nice to read all of your comments and I will try to do a look soon with the red lip! :) x

@vadilucia Chanel iman

@Princesa Livia likewise :)

@Daisy lovely to see you too :)

ewigmaedchen said...

I also bought Dark Deed and Innocence Beware. I love the plummy brownish color and I'm gonna wear it all day long, it's an amazing color for fall.

LilyLipstick said...

Dark Deed looks gorgeous. I don't think I'd buy any of this collection as the packaging looks quite cheap and I'm really not a Disney fan at all! The nail polish is really unusual, looks like a great winter shade. x

faye lu said...

thank you for the comparison with well dressed!~ my fav blush, can't wait to try this =)

Katy said...

Do you know how much the nail polishes will be when they come out?

I think you'll look great with the dark lipstick!

I like the design of the boxes and think it would look better on the products than the cartoons "/

FASHION ICE said...

oh i wnat everything here! come follow

Muhsine said...

@Katy I think I paid £8 xx

ellamarie84 said...

I love the looks of that nail polish and also the red/orange one that I can't tell you the name of :) I don't think I'll be buying anything from this collection..it looks fun but nothing has really called out to me. Great swatches and comparisons though! Makes me feel even better about my decision because I have dupes of most of the colors. I'll bet that dark lippie will look awesome on you.

L.M. said...

Once again I am not impressed by MACs collection. Love the theme, but only a few products!!!

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Nadia said...

i agree with yes the packaging is a bit off/cheap looking BUT i do get the concept behind it (= I bought Violetta, I have been wanting this lipstick forever! That was really the only item that spoke to me besides 'Dark Reed' Which I'm still debating..What did you think of the eye shadows? ciao!

pixiwoo said...

I had to laugh at you and Holly. You both looked mortified. To be honest, I was surprised that more people didn't show up late because the invite didn't specify 7pm sharp. You two looked so glamourous though. You were fashionably and stylishly late.

On to the collection... I just cannot get excited about it. Like you I don't like the packaging or the idea. It just seems incredibly gimmicky like Hello Kitty or Fafi.

Please MAC go back to quality products that you don't need to attach to cartoon characters to sell.

Sam. x
Pixiwoo.blogspot.com

kiran said...

I LOVE the collection, I wasn't keen initially either, but I got it all in LA, (back this morning...jet lagged) and then my boyfriend in the states got it all for me too because i didnt think id be able to get it at the airport and he didnt want me to miss out on thursday when its released because im working :s
long story short....i have now got lots of doubles that i'm loooking to sell on!
on a side note-bad fairy is FABULOUS.

Muhsine said...

@Nadia I loved the copper eyeshadow but I already have coppering and dont use it too often so couldnt justify buying it, that was the only one that stood out to me.

@Pixiwoo Omg Sam :D thank you, so lovely to see you comment on my blog, yes we were mortified.. we felt so bad, what an entrance :)

@Kiran go on makeupalley maybe and do some swaps? :)

xx

Anna Saccone said...

Ooh, such a great haul!! But I have to agree with you...that packaging is really crap, LOL! Oh well, at least we're honest ;) <3

Andee Layne said...

love that polish and am a HUGE fan of the dark lip trend for Fall! I did a post on this a couple weeks ago too! Cant wait to see you rock it! xoxo

legseleven7 said...

Thank you for telling us the finish of Toxic Tale. Nobody else has managed it.
xx

"L" said...

I'm looking foward to this collection :) Not a huge fan of the packaging either, but eh I will live :P

cococharnelle said...

I'm interested in the lipstick violetta!

And some lipgloss
But i hate the packaging

PinkSparkle84 said...

I love the nail polish it looks so unusual.

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a!k0 said...

i love the lippies and the blush. :) great haul!! packaging is a lil childish tho

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luckymirai said...

Hi Muhsine.I apologize bec.I'm MIA on your blog.Haven't comment for a long time.But I always check your updates bec. you are one of my favourites !! Great style and you know what you are talking about. I got a few items from Venemous and got the Innocent beware,the 2 eyeshadows and the potion lipglass. Although,I regret not getting the blush you mentioned. Thanks for sharing !!

P.S. I'm sad you are not following me on twitter anymore :(

Janine aka J-Ezzy @ *La Dolce Vita* said...

i don't care much for the collection, if something stands out, i'll hope to pick it up at a cco here in the states! i would love to see the plum l/s on you!

Muhsine said...

@lucky mirai I am following you :/ I will recheck! X

victoria said...

Not really interested in any of the collection b/c the packaging, but that Mean and Green n/p is ohhhhh to tempting! Looks gorgeous! Thanks for posting :)

xoxo
Victoria Stanell

Associate Product Editor
beautylish.com
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MissKatie said...

Toxic Tale is on my wishlist :)

Ive just involved you in award so check out my blog!! xx

ÜBER FASHIONABLE said...

im just DYING to try the dark lip look but im unsure how to do it or whether it will suit me as im blonde :S

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Parisienne xo said...

omg thats so wierd - when i first saw the dark lipstick i bought it because i thought of Megan Fox too! hahaaaa x

"L" said...

I'm not all so keen about the packaging either but hey! The colors are lovely, so I had to buy some stuff on friday! :D Will post pics soon.

esteeem said...

im actually in love with the venomous villains collection! maybe its the inner disney princess in me (that i've never grown out of), but the disney villains is a great idea.. MAC being kooky and all that!

I got toxic tale aswell, i love it cos i'm going through a coral loving phase =)

btw where are you originally from??! Trying to figure it out but can't!

Zoe said...

Hello I was just wondering how you were able to attend the MAC bloggers event?

Thanks!