MAC DSquared2 Collection Reviews, Swatches and Haul Pictures

The MAC DSquared2 Collection is finally here! Read on for reviews, swatches and pictures of my haul!

The Greasepaint Stick ($17.50) first made its debut in the Style Black collection, and now we have two new additions in this collection. Again, these are uber creamy and blend very easily. Color-wise, the new shades are pretty but nothing too special (it is definitely the formula that makes them unique). They also stay on really well and are great worn alone or as a base. My only complaint is the smell. It seems a little off compared to the Black that I got from Style Black (does any of you notice this too?)

Black – This is a black with blue undertones.
B – This is a metallic violet with blue undertones that is similar to MAC Violet Pigment.
V – This is a bright blue that reminds me of MAC Blue Flame Eyeshadow.

Greasepaint Stick in V

Greasepaint Stick in B

Greasepaint Sticks in Black, V and B

The Lipsticks ($14) are both very wearable colors in the Lustre formula. Just like all Lustre lipsticks, they glide on easily and leave behind a glossy finish.

Nude Rose – This is a very light pink that goes on almost nude. Very pretty color.

Blood Red – This is like the Fuchsia Fix Tinted Lip Conditioner but in lipstick form with slightly more red. It is a gorgeous berry color.

Just like it sounds, the Tinted Lip Conditioner in Fuchsia Fix ($14.50) is a fuchsia color from the permanent collection. It is a nice product that gives you a bit of color and keeps your lips moisturized but definitely not a must-have.

Lipsticks in Blood Red, Nude Rose and Fuchsia Fix Lip Conditioner

Being a limited edition eyeliner, the “glossy black” Kohl Power in Feline ($14.50) is indeed the blackest eyeliner that MAC has. It goes on very smooth without tugging the skin and is constantly used at fashion week.

Technakohl Liner in Graphblack, Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Engraved, Eye Kohl in Smolder and Kohl Power Eye Liner in Feline

Sculpt and Shape Powder Duos ($21)
I have always been a fan of the Sculpt and Shape Powder Duos and I’m so glad MAC brought them back! These each contain two colors, a lighter one for highlighting and a darker one for contouring. The powders are super fine and they have a satin finish. I always use them in my FOTD and Ongina from RuPaul’s Drag Race is a fan too!

Bone Beige/Emphasize – Palest cream/Tan.
Accentuate/Sculpt – Pale blushed beige/Soft taupey brown. This is slightly warmer than the Bone Beige/Emphasize and is the perfect combo for my NC30 skin.

165 Brush ($34) is a medium-sized tapered brush from the Brunette Blonde Redhead collection. The bristles are very soft yet dense, just like that of #109, which I love for applying foundation. It also picks up just the right amount of color and the tapered end makes it perfect for applying a highlighting color on top of the cheekbone and along the bridge of the nose.

165 Tapered Cheek/Highlight Brush

Like the DSquared collection? Check out the makeup breakdown straight from the Dsquared² Fall 2009 runway at Milan Fashion Week and learn how to recreate the look!

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. I am loving the Greasepaint sticks and I can’t stop playing with them. I thought I was going to be all over Nude Rose lipstick, but at the store I wasn’t that excited by it. :(

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