Recently I bought the MAC Patrick Starrr Summer collection. This is my review!
I’ve always thought that Patrick Starrr’s collaborations with MAC are some of the most well-curated of most collabs with brands. I always thought the color combinations were well-chosen and made sense, and the packaging for most of his collections were really cute. I have purchased one lipgloss from his previous collection in She Betta Workkk and so I was excited to see more glosses in nude colors come out in this Summer Collection. I also really liked the colors in the eyeshadow palette, and so seeing that the whole collection was only $49.50, and that I had a 20% off Ulta coupon that worked on prestige products, I bit the bullet.
(pictured: Shades from top to bottom- Sandy Crotch, Brash, Ruddy, and Mabuhuay)
(pictured: Bronzer in Give Me Life and Lipglasses in shades Fashion Punch and Cream Pie, from top to bottom)
The collection includes an eyeshadow quad in Heat Stroke, a bronzer called Give Me Life, and two glosses, Fashion Punch and Cream Pie. The eyeshadows have pretty decent pigmentation – I had to dip my brushes in a few times but eventually got pretty good color payoff. The shades with shimmer (Brash and Ruddy) had better color payoff and went on easier than the other matte shades, but the shade Sandy Crotch (lol) went on well as a transition shade to frame the look.
The bronzer was a bit warmer than I’m used to but blended out decently around the sides of my face and I thought gave me a warm bronze-y look I thought was appropriate for summer. What impressed me the most about this bronzer was the staying power – at the end of the day I could still see all the bronzer I had applied earlier that day, and usually my bronzer fades considerably throughout the day due to my oily skin. I will definitely be using this throughout the rest of the summer.
The lip glosses weren’t as pigmented as I’d hoped they would be but were still pretty creamy and looked nice – with the shade Fashion Punch I could see some of my lips through the gloss so I had to put on a nude lip liner with the gloss to complete the look (as usual I used MAC’s Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Nice ‘n Spicy), and the shade Cream Pie I could also see some of my lip through it though it was a more neutral pink shade and I didn’t feel the need to pair a lip liner with it as it blended in better with my lips. Cream Pie was a very pretty shade and reminded me of the the gloss from Patrick’s other collection with MAC in She Betta Workkk (which I actually have a back-up of, in fear of running out of my current tube!)
(This is the look I came up with using the eyeshadow palette on my eyes, the bronzer, and wearing the gloss in Fashion Punch)
Overall this collection didn’t make me jump for joy, but all the products worked decently and went together to make a nice cohesive look appropriate for the summer time, which is good considering it’s a summer collection. I especially liked the bronzer as I said due to the fact that it was very long-lasting. I give the whole thing a solid B+ and say if you’re interested in purchasing this collection, go ahead!
That was my review of the MAC Patrick Starrr Summer Collection. Have any thoughts on the products, do you have them or are thinking of purchasing them? Or do you have any product recommendations for me? Leave your thoughts below in the comments! Xo Whatever Lydia Does xo