Just Launched: MAC It’s a Strike Collection

MAC Its A Strike Limited Edition Collection Review
It’s been ages since a MAC Collection has appealed to me as being as day-to-day wearable as the It’s a Strike Collection. As you might have guessed, this time round its a bowling theme, with super fun names like ‘Babes and Balls’ ‘King Pin’ and ‘Perfect Score’. The 26 piece collection is online now (with a few online exclusives!) and has some gorgeous plums and dusty pinks I can see it being a huge hit for fall (or as the brand claims, “Right up anyones alley” – how punny).
MAC Its A Strike Limited Edition Collection Review
MAC Its A Strike Limited Edition Collection Review
MAC Its A Strike Limited Edition Collection Review
Included in the It’s a Strike Collection are seven lipsticks, two of which are online exclusive, and five Creamsheen Glass lip glosses. Easily, the most unique shade out of the bunch is Liquid Lurex, which looks unlike anything else I own. The other online only exclusive, Babes and Balls, is a gorgeous deep matte burgundy which I can see being a big hit in this collection.
It’s A Strike Lipsticks

 
Honeylove {matte} – light beige with rose undertone
Liquid Lurex {dazzle} – tarnished sheer gold
Flat Our Fabulous {retro matte} – intense magenta plum
All Fired Up {retro matte} – electric fuschia
Perfect Score {matte} – deep red
Babes and Balls {matte} – deep burgundy plum
Bowl Me Over {retro matte} – burnt brown
There are also five Creamsheen Glasses in the collection (I only have 4) and like the lipsticks, there is a shade for everyone. I can’t see myself getting much wear out of the warm brown, but the soft pinky nude and plum shades are totally my jam.
It’s A Strike Creamsheen Glasses 

It’s A Strike – soft nude pink
Throw a Spare – pearly fuschia
Perfect Frame – creamy plum
King Pin – golden brown
Right Up my Alley – bright deep red
MAC Its A Strike Limited Edition Collection Review
MAC Its A Strike Limited Edition Collection Review
MAC Its A Strike Limited Edition Collection Review
MAC Its A Strike Limited Edition Collection Review
There are also six eyeshadows in the collection and three Fluidline Pens (which I don’t have to photograph). From what I have heard and seen from swatches, the formula is hit or miss on these. Five out of six are neutrals with the exception being the frosted lime green ‘Bowlarama’ which is incredibly unique, but not necessarily cohesive with the rest of the collection in my opinion. The shade ‘Carbon’ is a shade I with MAC would improve the formula on; For an “intense black” as MAC states, its incredibly patchy and lack lustre in terms of dept.
It’s A Strike Eyeshadows

Gutter Gal {matte} – off white grey
Bowlarama {satin} – bright pearl lime green
Bowl Out {matte} – mid toned brown based grey
Join My League? {matte} – espresso brown
300 Game {matte} – black cherry
Carbon {matte} – black
 
It’s A Strike Fluidline Pens

Retro Black – satin black
Vintage Brown – chocolate brown
Indelibly Blue – navy blue
MAC Its A Strike Limited Edition Collection Review
I was excited to see there were two Casual Colours in the collection. These are a creamy texture that gives a gorgeous glow to lips and cheeks with wonderful pigmentation. Unlike the Cream Colour Bases, Casual Colours are more emmolient and have stronger pigmentation. The two shades in this collection are totally wearable and perfect for the upcoming fall/winter season!
It’s A Strike Casual Colours

Have a Lovely Day – neutral nude mauve
Blind Score – Reddened burgundy
Lastly, we have the top eye candy of the collection: the Pearlmatte Face Powder which has the super fun and eye-catching bowling ball and pin motif! I won’t lie, this was the product that got the most ‘ohh and aahhs’ out of me purely for the collectability. I love when MAC does fun things like this with their collections, especially if they don’t have any themed housing/packaging! I have no doubt I will be hoarding this for years to come… #beautybloggerproblems

 

Which part of the collection grabs your attention the most? Do you like it when MAC does more everyday ‘wearable’ collections, or do you prefer their more outlandish and unique launches?

 

 

Charlotte Tilbury CA

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Girl Loves Gloss

Jaime Pickering | 30-something, makeup hoarding (I prefer to call it "collecting"), classic rock loving, jeans and t-shirt girl - who just happens to love a little gloss from time to time.
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