Better late than never! MAC Alluring Aquatics Limited Edition Collection FINALLY lands in The Bahamas. Actually, I am surprised it came as early as it did, as past limited collections have taken weeks to come if at all. This collection released online on 15th May and in stores in the US on 22nd May. Apparently, it released at the MAC location in Nassau this past Sunday the 25th.
Here’s my 5 cents (I know the expression is 2 cents, Bahamians will understand the reference) – I called two weeks ago to find out when they would be getting the collection. I was told Saturday 24th. So on that day, I called again just to be sure…oh no, they hadn’t gotten it after all, check back in another week. Ugh! So I waited a few days, called back today (Wednesday 28th) only to discover that it actually released in store on Sunday the 25th! So why couldn’t they have told me that on Saturday when I called?
Anyway, the MAC girls there are always nice. I don’t mean to complain but because I didn’t get there on Sunday (thinking the collection hadn’t come out yet), I missed out on the one thing I wanted: Aphrodite’s Shell! That being said, there was quite a bit of stuff left. The only items sold out as of my visit on Wednesday (28th) were the two regular Bronzers (which I believe are permanent minus the cool packaging) and the Extra Dimension Bronzer in Aphrodite’s Shell (sad face). All lipsticks (5), lip glasses(5), eye shadows (6), ED blushes (2) lip pencils (2), nail lacquers (4), eyeliners (2), brushes and the ED Bronzer in Delphic were still available.
I really, really wanted an ED Bronzer. Delphic did not appeal to me, it swatched far too orange on my skin tone. After sinking into a momentary depression, I ended up settling for a blush instead and picked up the ED blush in Sea Me, Hear Me. I also knew I wanted at least one lipstick, so I also grabbed Mystical which is a medium rosy-pink colour in a cremesheen finish. I had to swipe the blush with my finger a few times to get a decent swatch, but hopefully it will wear on the cheeks well. For some reason, the lipstick appears far more “glossy” in the second swatch. It could just be the warmth of the skin (my friend who helped me out runs a little warm lol).
- Pigmentation: Blush (Good); Lipstick (Good)
- Price: Average (Lipstick $16.50 BSD/USD, ED Blush $27.50 BSD/USD) There is a slight mark up for packaging.
- Available Locally: Yes (MAC @ Cosmetic Boutique/John Bull Nassau)
It seems like a lot of people were disappointed in this collection and demand was driven by the cool packaging more than anything else. Did you guys manage to grab anything from the collection, what are your thoughts?
P.S. As you can probably tell from the pics, the first one shows three products but only two are swatched. Stay tuned for a giveaway! 🙂
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