When it comes to makeup, there are few things that are as nostalgic and classic as that black MAC Cosmetics packaging. Of course the products are always classics as well. But to me, that packaging conveys style, reliability, and sophistication. Usually, MAC’s limited edition collections have crazy packaging. Sometimes the colors and styles can come off as a little cheap feeling. However, for the new MAC Cosmetics Petal Power Collection, the limited edition packaging stole my heart.
Although I don’t have the whole collection, I’m going to share my thoughts on the products I do have, as well as all the details on the ones I don’t. First, let’s start with the pertinent info and packaging. The MAC Cosmetics Petal Power collection contains a Fix+, a Prep + Prime Lip, 3 Lipglosses, 2 Lipsticks, a Mineralize Skinfinish Powder, and a Brush. Of course all products have this gorgeous light rose/blush packaging and the MAC quality we’ve all come to expect. In person, this light rose/blush packaging is so feminine and gorgeous and perfect for spring. The collection is available at both MACCosmetics.com and Nordstrom.com but the inventory is better on the Nordstrom website.
Significantly, two of the products are permanent products in limited edition packaging. For example, the Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade ($37) is sold out at both Nordstrom and MAC, but it’s still available in the OG black packaging. With that in mind, the Prep + Prime Lip Primer ($20) is also the same as the Prep + Prime Lip Primer in the black packaging. Nevertheless, everything is cuter in this gorgeous pink packaging!
Next let’s talk about the Petal Power Prep + Prime Fix+ ($29). To be sure, this is yet another amazing addition to the Fix+ family. The Petal Power Fix+ has a lovely light cherry blossom scent and is as refreshing as always. The scent is not overpowering or overly flowery. Sometimes I spray my face with this new Petal Power Fix+ just for a little pick me up.
Now onto the MAC Petal Power 127S Split Fiber Brush. Honestly, I wanted this brush so badly but it sold out instantly online. However, it’s now available online at Nordstrom! Yay! MAC Brushes are some of my all time favorites. In fact they’re so good they last years. Maybe even decades. Although I’m a little leery of the white/pink bristles. How in the world will I keep it clean? Nevertheless, the blush pink handle and the pink and white bristles are still the reasons I want this brush anyway… Shrug.
Finally we’re onto lips! First we have the lipsticks. Skew (top) is a coral with pink duochrome and See Sheer is a grapefruit pink. In fact, there was actually a third lipstick in this collection – Craving (a burst of plum), but it’s not available on either site anymore.
Last but not least, we have the Plenty of Pout Plumping Lipgloss. It comes in 3 shades and is $20 each. However, the lightest shade – Plenty of Pout – is also available in the original MAC black packaging for $19 if you want the gloss but don’t care for the Petal Power packaging (and want to save a dollar). Although I got the brightest, hottest pink available (Touch of Reverence), it was actually incredibly sheer and didn’t add much color at all. Plus it also comes in a coral shade – Ephemeral Nature. Even though this is a “plumping” gloss, I have to admit it’s one of the least painful formulas I’ve ever tried. I’m not a fan of glosses that burn or tingle too badly. But this one was more minty than tingly.
As you can see, Mila is a big fan of this lipgloss. In fact, she leapt over me and dove head first into the lipgloss and attacked the wand as I was taking flatlay shots. What can I say? Girl knows what she likes. With that in mind, I’d say this gloss is #MilaApproved.
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