Sunday, 3 October 2010

Venomous Villains MAC Event

Earlier this week, I merrily trotted up to London again to attend MAC's first bloggers event, held at one of their stores in High Street Kensington.

It was their first hands-on experience with the blogging community, so by their own admission, they were tentative but excited to see how we can all work together, and gushed how influential blogs have now become in the beauty world. We were there to meet with MAC and have a sneak preview and shop of the new collection - Venomous Villains - which is launched online tomorrow (Monday 4th October) and in stores the following Thursday.

Clearly the team had taken heed of what does make for a happy bloggers' event, as, when we arrived, we were greeted by a beaming male proffering cupcakes and cocktails! 

Sugary snacks and colourful cocktails - check!

We were then ushered downstairs for some introductions and to witness a stunning makeover, inspired by Cruella De Vil, one of the Disney villains that features in this new collection.

It was really inspiring to watch this makeup tutorial, and I absolutely fell in love with the blood-red lips! The lipstick she used was 'Heartless' which will be released in the new collection, and I may have purchased...!

Following this and some chit chat with the MAC team, we were let loose, like caged-animals, onto the new collection!

The MAC and Disney collaboration is to celebrate the Dark Side in every one of us, in a glamorous sort of way. 
Cunning characters and bedevilled beauties that are so alluring, you can't help but wonder what it would be like to be one?

The collection is broken down into four separate mini-collections, in haute animated couture. 

The four villains that head up the collections are:

The incomparably cunning Cruella De Vil  -  101 Dalmatians
The devilish Evil Queen - Snow White
The sinister Maleficent - Sleeping Beauty
The fabulously fatale Dr Facilier - The Princess & the Frog

The packaging of this collection won't be everyone's cup of tea, with the iconic cartoonish characters captured on every product, but regardless of this, there really are some real gems that I know you will love, so don't judge the book by its cover!

I urge you to particularly check out the mineralise eye shadow duos in My Dark Magic and She Who Cares.

A glitter ball wonderland!

Also, unsurprisingly really, I was drawn to the lipsticks and nail varnishes, which are just awesome; so unique and unashamedly bright.

As I mentioned before, an added bonus of the night was the luxury for us to purchase anything we wanted from the new collection, before it is released next week.
Naturally, we all took full advantage of this! I had been spell-bound by the lipsticks, beauty powders and the nail polishes, so picked up quite a few bits.

I will do a post to follow this one to detail all the products I purchased but for now, I will just say thank you to the team at MAC for inviting me to take a bite at the poisoned apple!

What are your thoughts on this new collection? Will you be purchasing some potent pigments and enchanting eyeshadows tomorrow when it launches?


Hannah said...

Fab post Milly - I think I may go a little mad when it launches tomorrow! Desperately need the Maleficent eyeshadows, and the Heartless lipstick looks goooorgeous! Thanks for posting :) xx

Hayley said...

Thank you for the fab post! I will be checking out the whole collection but really looking forward to checking out the Cruella DeVil part =) The model looked amazin =) xx

Jess said...

Looks like you had a great time, I cannot wait to check these out. :)


Karleigh said...

Fab post, I love your pics.

Show us what you bought!


Victoria India said...

I really enjoyed reading this! That girls make up is amazing! xo

Irene said...

i really want toxic tale!the model is gorgeous,i love the prospect of the whole collection, may have to pop to mac!:)

PoppyBlogs said...
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PoppyBlogs said...

I looove the look of these cant wait to see them propery tomorrow!!!

Cruella De vil was always my fav when i was little so im exciiiited!!

Just found ur blog and i looove xxx

love poppy xxx

Ayden said...

You lucky lady :) thanks for the sneak peak! Ive got my little wish list to take with me on thursday :) Is the launch date different down south? I notice people saying 'tomorrow'... hmm! Its not out at my local mac until thurs. These pics have made me even more excited :) xx

Beccy said...

Them cupcakes look tasty!
I will definately be checking out the eyeshadows and beauty powders :)

Ansa said...

Great pictures of the event. You look gorgeous as usual. I agree with you on the mineralized eyeshadows. So pretty. :)

MakeupLoveer said...

So annoyed I couldnt make it! Sounds like a good night

Lu x

Lucy. said...

Wow, looks like you had such a great time! Can't wait for the new collection to come out. Wish i had a mac near me!

How do you get invited to events like this?


The Fashion Teller said...

I am soooo excited for this to launch tomorrow!!! Eeeekkk!!! xxx

LittleMissSparkles said...

Yes I defo will be! So excited about it :-). Your a lucky bunny for going to this wonderful event. A fab post as always xxxx

Laura xo said...

Looks like such a fab time! Really lovely photos :) SOO excited for this collection! xxxx

My New Favourite Thing said...

yay! I haven't been so excited for a MAC range since the Dame Edna one! Fab idea on their part, and perfect in the run-up to Halloween! Great post x

DesignerSpray said...

Great post, Milly! :) Sounds like you had a top time!

I really, really, REEEEEAAAALLy want Toxic Tale. xx

Marisa said...

I won't be buying anything from that collection cause I don't think the products are that special, but I love seeing blog post about them :D

Georgina said...

You lucky girl going to all these fab events..!
The products look so gloriously glittery - may have to make a cheeky purchase! xx

Hannah said...

Thanks for the post. You're such a lucky lady to get to go to the event! I have been waiting for this collection for ages, so may have to splurge a little tomorrow! Am in France at the moment though, so will have to have it sent home and wait to use it till I'm back in the UK at xmas :( xxx

Victoria said...

I love that eyeshadow duo! Very glittery!

Can't wait to get my hands on them at Christmas!

CharlotteRosee said...

those cupcakes look reallly yummy haha!! x

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