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