MAC Venomous Villains Dr. Facilier Collection Reviews and Swatches

For Dr. Facilier’s collection, we have a whole lot of shimmer to go with the New Orleans voodoo vibe.

The new Magically Cool Liquid Powder ($29.50) is the only product that stood out to me. It is “a featherlight, silky powder that goes on like a mist and sets or enhances foundation, and at the same time it lends dimensionality on naked skin.”

Just like the discontinued Prescriptives Magic Liquid Powder which stirred up quite a buzz years back, this applies with a cooling and wet sensation and goes on very creamy. There are two shades available, both of which are shimmery. Truth & Light is a light cool-toned pinkish beige that can be used as a highlighter and to set foundation on my NC30 skin. Cajun is a golden bronze that will work only as a bronzer. Since Cajun is on the dark side, it does have the tendency to look muddy (even on my NC30 skin) so you must apply with a light hand and blend very well.

Truth & Light

Top to bottom: Cajun and Truth & Light

The two Greasepaint Sticks ($17.50) are Slick Black, a carbon black repromote and French Quarter, a new, dirty olive green with shimmer. Both are very ordinary colors.

The only lip product in this collection, Resort Life Lipgelee ($15.50), is a repromote from the MAC In Lillyland collection. The color shows up almost clear with lots of pink shimmer, which will look pretty over any lipstick but not a must-have.

Finally, there are the three Pigments ($19.50), which are all old colors. Melon is a super frosty golden peach from the permanent line; Brash & Bold is a bright magenta and Push the Edge is a frosty dark rich purple, both from the Make-Up Art Cosmetics Fall 2009 Collection As Seen By Photographer Marilyn Minter.

Overall, I’m not too impressed with everything and I much prefer the Maleficent collection.

Disclosure: The products in this entry were purchased by me. Please see my Disclaimer for more information on my posting policy.

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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