MAC C Shock Collection Reviews

When I first saw the promo pics and online swatches, I thought this was MY collection. I live for bright colors and everything looked so good for the summer! But when I finally got to see it in person, I was far from thrilled.

Eyeshadow ($14)

Image credit: Blogdorf Goodman

These are a HUGE HUGE disappointment! The colors all look really really pretty and are limited edition but the pigmentation is *terrible*. The texture is chalky and gritty and I seriously cannot imagine anyone using them dry. They are also really hard to blend and need a lot of patting to get the color to pop. A really good friend of mine was going to Vancouver before the collection was released in London so I still ended up getting him to get me Big T, an “intense aqua with green pearl” which looks more like a shimmery dark teal, and Going Bananas, a “soft lemon yellow”, which looks exactly the same as described. I will try to do a look with these colors shortly.

Going Bananas


Lipstick ($14)
These are like so out there, especially Blast O’ Blue, a really bright blue, and they are definitely not for the faint-hearted. I ended up with Out To Shock, a very pretty frosty light pink that is oh-so-mod. Loves it!

LipGelee ($14)
Like everything else in the collection, these come in really bright colors but the sheer formula makes them a lot more wearable than you think. LipGelees are always non-drying and great for creating the juicy luscious lips. My favorite colors are She-Boom! and Lil Sizzler.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. hi…
    i am so sorry if my question is out of the topic. This september my friend will go to USA.
    Where could i find ardell false eyelash counter in USA especially in seattle or New york?

    i want to but the ardell false eyelash and the clip that ardell made special for false eyelash…

    thx in advance :)

  2. just wondering…have you tried using shisheido’s majolica majorca mascara? and how about diorshow blackout? if possible..can u do a review on those?

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