MAC Suite Array Collection Review and Swatches

MAC’s latest Suite Array Collection brings us two new products for the eyes, Eye Shadow Suites and Pearlglide Liners.

The Eye Shadow Suites ($16) come in 8 pairs of complementing/contrasting colors. They are all matte with a pearly finish and while they are pretty to look at, the coverage is very sheer and you will definitely need a base underneath.

* Blue Zone – Deep grey/green with silver pearl/Light ice blue with silver pearl
* Ocean 2 – Mid-tone blue with silver pearl/Light blue with silver pearl
* Smoke & Ash – Black with silver pearl/Mid-tone grey silver with pearl
* Counterparts – Deep forest with gold pearl/Mid-tone orange with gold pearl
* Rose Suites – Intense blue pink/Light yellow with silver pearl
* Shallow v. Deep – Bluish green with gold pearl/Mint with silver pearl
* Sweet Liason – Pale yellow with gold pearl/Deep brown with gold pearl
* Team Violets – Dark burgundy with burgundy pearl /Mid-tone violet with gold pearl

The new and limited edition Pearlglide Liners ($14.50) are the real winners in this collection and I swear they are MAC’s best pencil liners! They are ultra creamy and glide on so easily! There are a total of 8 gorgeous colors available and they are all rich and metallic with a sparkly finish. You can smudge them out for a softer look or you can just let them set for a more solid effect. The staying power is also great. I ended up with Black Russian and Rave and they make my brown eyes pop!

* Wolf – Deep grey with gold glitter
* Rave – Deep purple with purple glitter
* Fly-by-Blu – Light blue with blue glitter
* Black Russian – Black with navy blue glitter
* Miss Fortune – Eggplant with light pink glitter
* Bankroll – Rich green with bright green sparkle
* Spare Change – Mid-tone brown with copper glitter
* Molasses – Brown with mid-tone brown glitter

Onto the swatches:

Black Russian and Rave Pearlglide Liners

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.


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