MAC Archie's Girls Makeup Collection: Photos and Swatches

MAC Archie's Girls Collection (available here):  The ravishing rivals for Archie's affection inspire a colour collection celebrating their iconic personas. Smoulder in deep and seductive tones inspired by spoiled rich girl Veronica or beam like blonde-next-door Betty in soft and innocent shades for eyes and face. So gorgeous in exclusively designed packaging.  Limited edition.

MAC Archies Girls Makeup Collection Spring 2013 Valentines Gift Ideas Photos Swatches Archies Pin Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin WOC
MAC Archie's Girls Makeup Collection
This adorable Archie's Girls pin is free with purchase of $75 or above at maccosmetics.com

It's not every day that I splurge on MAC, and I have definitely not bought this much from a single collection like how I did with the MAC's Archie's Girls Makeup Collection.  I could go on about how, to me, this collection represents a bit more than just MAC or makeup, it's about friends and doing crazy things together, but I have to confess it's also/mostly about the packaging!  I am in LOVE with the ubercute hearts-and-cartoon packaging, and only the fear of credit card debt kept me from picking up every single one of the accessories too.  FYI:  I won't mind getting a brush set for Valentine's Day :P

I haven't yet used anything enough to review, but I sure did get the time to snap some quick photos before the sun went down.  Here's a look at what I bought from the MAC Archie's Girls Collection and some swatches.

MAC Archie's Girls Collection - Lipglass - Photos and Swatches
Stay Sweet, Summer Sweetheart, Strawberry Malt, Mall Madness, Kiss & Don't Tell

MAC Archies Girls Makeup Collection Spring 2013 Valentines Gift Ideas Photos Swatches Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin WOC Strawberry Malt Summer Sweetheart Sweet Stay Kiss Dont Tell Mall Madness Lipglass
MAC Archie's Girls Collection Lipglass (L to R)
Summer Sweetheart - Light peach
Strawberry Malt - Bright red
Stay Sweet - Light lavender pink
Kiss & Don't Tell - Bright coral
Mall Madness - Midtone pink violet
MAC Archies Girls Makeup Collection Spring 2013 Valentines Gift Ideas Photos Swatches Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin WOC Strawberry Malt Summer Sweetheart Sweet Stay Kiss Dont Tell Mall Madness Lipglass
MAC Archie's Girls Collection Lipglass (top to bottom)
Summer Sweetheart, Kiss & Don't Tell, Stay Sweet
MAC Archies Girls Makeup Collection Spring 2013 Valentines Gift Ideas Photos Swatches Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin WOC Strawberry Malt Summer Sweetheart Sweet Stay Kiss Dont Tell Mall Madness Lipglass
MAC Archie's Girls Collection Lipglass - Swatches
Summer Sweetheart, Strawberry Malt, Stay Sweet, Kiss & Don't Tell, Mall Madness

Strawberry Malt is a little less bright than what it looks like in the swatch - my camera just goes crazy with that color!  My favorites among the lipglass would be Kiss & Don't Tell, Summer Sweetheart, and Mall Madness (which I suspect might be the only one that works for me).

MAC Archie's Girls Collection - Lipstick - Photos and Swatches
Betty Bright, Daddy's Little Girl, and Oh, Oh, Oh

MAC Archies Girls Makeup Collection Spring 2013 Valentines Gift Ideas Photos Swatches Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin WOC Lipstick Oh Oh Oh DLG Daddys Little Girl Betty Bright
MAC Archie's Girls Collection Lipsticks.  I picked up two of the Betty lipsticks and one from Veronica's side of the collection.
MAC Archies Girls Makeup Collection Spring 2013 Valentines Gift Ideas Photos Swatches Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin WOC Lipstick Oh Oh Oh DLG Daddys Little Girl Betty Bright
MAC Archie's Collection - Lipsticks (L to R)
Daddy's Little Girl (Veronica), Betty Bright, and Oh, Oh, Oh (Betty)
MAC Archies Girls Makeup Collection Spring 2013 Valentines Gift Ideas Photos Swatches Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin WOC Lipstick Oh Oh Oh DLG Daddys Little Girl Betty Bright
MAC Archie's Collection - Lipsticks  - Swatches
Betty Bright - Light vibrant peach
Oh Oh Oh - Sheer brown plum
Daddy's Little Girl - Midtone pink violet

 MAC Archie's Girls Collection - Powder Blush - Photos and Swatches
Betty Powder Blush Cream Soda and Veronica Powder Blush Prom Princess

MAC Archies Girls Makeup Collection Spring 2013 Valentines Gift Ideas Photos Swatches Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin WOC Betty Powder Blush Cream Soda Peach
MAC Archie's Girls Collection - Betty Powder Blush
Cream Soda - light neutral peach
MAC Archies Girls Makeup Collection Spring 2013 Valentines Gift Ideas Photos Swatches Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin WOC Betty Powder Blush Cream Soda Peach
MAC Archie's Girls Collection - Betty Powder Blush - Cream Soda - Swatch (heavy/blended)
I really shouldn't have bought this blush - anything with "light" in it won't show up on my darker skin tone!
It's a lovely color, though, for anyone with a lighter skin tone.
MAC Archies Girls Makeup Collection Spring 2013 Valentines Gift Ideas Photos Swatches Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin WOC Veronica Powder Blush Prom Princess Violet Pink
MAC Archie's Girls Collection - Veronica Powder Blush - Prom Princess
Midtone violet pink (purples and violet pinks seem to be the rule for Veronica)
MAC Archies Girls Makeup Collection Spring 2013 Valentines Gift Ideas Photos Swatches Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin WOC Veronica Powder Blush Prom Princess Violet Pink
MAC Archie's Girls Collection - Veronica Powder Blush - Swatches (Heavy/blended)

MAC Archie's Girls Collection - Eyeshadow Quads - Photos and Swatches
Spoiled Rich Eyeshadow Quad (Veronica) and Caramel Sundae Eyeshadow Quad (Betty)

MAC Archies Girls Makeup Collection Spring 2013 Valentines Gift Ideas Photos Swatches Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin WOC Veronica Betty Eyeshadow Quads Caramel Sundae Spoiled Rich
MAC Archie's Girls Collection - Eyeshadow Quads
MAC Archies Girls Makeup Collection Spring 2013 Valentines Gift Ideas Photos Swatches Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin WOC Betty Eyeshadow Quads Caramel Sundae cheryl Chic Dreammaker Showstopper
MAC Archie's Girls Collection - Caramel Sundae Eyeshadow Quad (Betty)Cheryl Chic - light coral pink (frost)
Dreammaker - Pale frosty yellow (frost)
Caramel Sundae - Midtone warm tan (satin)Showstopper - Dark, cool-toned brown (matte)
MAC Archies Girls Makeup Collection Spring 2013 Valentines Gift Ideas Photos Swatches Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin WOC Betty Eyeshadow Quads Caramel Sundae Showstopper Cheryl Chic Dreammaker
MAC Archie's Girls Collection - Caramel Sundae Eyeshadow Quad (Swatches)
Neutral/brown eyeshadows - of course, I love this quad!  Plus, the colors seem to show up easily enough on my skin.
Eyeshadows swatched dry/no primer.

MAC Archies Girls Makeup Collection Spring 2013 Valentines Gift Ideas Photos Swatches Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin WOC Veronica Eyeshadow Quads Spoiled Rich Ron Ron Ron Gravel Pinup Purple
MAC Archie's Girls Collection - Spoiled Rich Eyeshadow Quad
Pin-up Purple - Midtone orchid (frost)
Spoiled Rich - Rich purple (frost)

Ron Ron Ron - Deep navy (satin)
Gravel - Charcoal (matte)
MAC Archies Girls Makeup Collection Spring 2013 Valentines Gift Ideas Photos Swatches Indian Beauty Blog Darker Skin WOC Veronica Eyeshadow Quads Spoiled Rich Ron Ron Ron Gravel Pinup Purple
MAC Archie's Girls Collection - Spoiled Rich Eyeshadow Quad - Swatches
Eyeshadows swatched dry/no primer.

Gravel was the only one that seemed a bit too powdery and a little difficult to swatch.

And that brings us to the end of this reallllly long post!  If I had to pick favorites, it would be the Caramel Sundae eyeshadow quad, only because I am more of a brown eye shadows girl, and I am sure that's the one product I would use the most.  The very greedy part of me still wants the supercute brush set, but like I always tell myself, there's always going to be something brighter and shinier coming along :D

Did you pick anything from the MAC Archie's Collection?  Do share!

MAC ARCHIE'S GIRLS MAKEUP COLLECTION PRODUCT REVIEWS/SWATCHES
MAC Powder Blush - Prom Princes (Archies Girls) 
MAC Lipstick:  Oh, Oh, Oh 
MAC Lipstick:  Daddy's Little Girl (Archies Girls)  
MAC Powder Blush:  Cream Soda  (Archies Girls - Betty)
MAC Archie's Girls Makeup Collection - Kiss And Don't Tell Lipglass
MAC Mall Madness Lipglass 
MAC Summer Sweetheart Lipglass
MAC Betty Bright Lipstick 

31 comments:

  1. oh my !! im dying to see this collection myself! i might get the blush or e/s... i really want somthing from this collection! even the lipglosses r pretty :)
    -poorva

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    1. Hii Poorva! Betty's lipglosses (the coral ones) and Mall Madness seem really pretty..I haven't tried annything on myself yet beyond the swatching so don't want to rave too much :D

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    2. hope this comes to India fassshhhtttt :P

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  2. I had read abt this collection sometime back... the packaging is just awesome!!!!!! i love the pink blush lipsticks and glosses.... amazinnngggg...<3

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    1. The packaging will definitely sell the collection :D

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  3. omg ya cant wait to get my hands on them.. really craving for all of them n me too for the packaging :P

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    1. Haaa :D :D True! Everything is just so cute, isn't it? :D

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    2. yes really cute and not so pocket friendly :P

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  4. I love Archies comics! I would not mind breakin bank to get these :D

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    1. Hehehee :D Though, with MAC I like that stuff isn't terribly costly!

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  5. Ugh! Gia!!!! Am so sorry..the comment disappeared. Blame it on blogger...am so sorrrry..

    Anywayyy..to answer your question. No, I think it will be a while before they launch in India, I guess.

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  6. radsoooo baboooo ..... dont post this comment ....

    i was ... nooooo..... i ammmmmm feeling absolutelyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy wow to see what all you bought and trust me .... BANG ONNNNNN ..... hats off to you for buying this baby ..... your picks are just so wonderful and am so happy that am gonna see you wearing all this ...
    i do rem we said .. we are not betty and veronica but babessss ..... WE AREEEE ..... trust me ....we areeee ..

    i dont know why am i wirting all this ? but i am soooooooo very much happy to see all this here ...
    dont post this comment ... ( you cannnnnnn if you feel okay hahahah)
    but i wanted to write it here and not in mail :D

    i am grinning hard and waiting to see you posting looks with this :D
    i only have OH OH OH and it is GORGEOUSSSSSSSSS shade :D baby sister of "O" ahhahahha
    again sorry for writing here rads ... but am not pesterpot :P :P :P

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  7. Oh oooooooooooooooops...I posted :P :P :P :D :D :D

    Baby sister of "O" heheheeee! I haven't yet used anything...after that I will do evil dance :D

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    1. Worrrrrkingggggggggggggg right now..so short comment :P

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  8. AWESOME pics & swatches Rads! Oh gawd, now I have to go susu just coz I got too excited over this collection again hahaha :P

    My wishlist also keeps changing...I (and the hubby, esp the hubby) crossed out the eyeshadow palettes, but now I think I must have Spoiled Rich too :D

    ♥xx♥

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    1. :D :D :D I didn't want to get anything....then the gloss got on to the list..and Prom Princess..only cos it would show on my skin tone..so sensible..and see what I ended up with!!!!

      Dear Cynthia,

      Am sure a lot of the Betty products would look amazing on you.

      Kindesssttt Regards,
      Enabler :angel: :halo: :P :D :D

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  9. Great swatches. I've been looking forward to this collection. I think I'm going to get the Spoiled Rich Eyeshadow Quad as I love purple shadows.

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  10. Am sure you will like this one..Well, there are probably some better colors/textures in the regular MAC lineup, but no cute packaging then!

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  11. The packaging!!! Sigh...drool, drool. MAC press releases say they are already in stores in India but the MAC stores in Mumbai at Palladium and Altamount Road say they probably might not get this in store at all! What??? Boohoohoo, not fair.
    My lust list includes, Spoiled Rich palette, Mall Madness gloss, Prom Princess blush and Betty Bright lipstick.

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    1. Already in stores in India? That would be quite a shock..pleasant one..but shocking all right! Most stores here in the US are just getting the collection. My local store has their event on Feb 7th and the SA told me they would be getting the collection on Feb 5th. It's really nice, though, isn't it if Indian stores get collections about the same time as they release in the US?

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    2. I have been bewildered too with their "now in store" press release. Would be a dream come true if they start launching here at the same time!

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    3. :D :D :D Where did you see this press release anyway?

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  12. I am seeing this post again and again like some 50 times and my stupid ph didn't let me comment here.. So once I reached home I just jumped here to leave a comment.. This is what you call a haul and I so badly wanted to buy these :P Waiting to see how you liked the lipsticks and gloss :)

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  13. I don't really like the packaging of that collection :/

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  14. I'm sure the orangy color tattoo looks fabulous on you ! :D

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  15. Ya..it's the plasticky look of it, I guess. Even I thought it was a bit tacky at first, but now I sort of like it..but then I don't like the regular dull MAC packaging :D

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  16. A big fat WOW!!!! Eagerly waiting for the collection :)

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  17. Hi Harman..guess it will be available in India soon enough (am assuming you are in India). Most collections seem to launch there in about a month's time, don't they?

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  18. I should've gotten the lipsticks when I had the chance! (kicks self) oh well. :)

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    1. Uh-ohhh..am sure MAC will just come up with something equally good or better and then we will all forget about this collection :D :D

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