MAC Venomous Villains Cruella De Vil Collection Reviews and Swatches

Inspired by the glamorous Cruella De Vil, this collection has a “real woman” shade palette of wearable reds and neutrals.

The three Eyeshadows ($15.50) are your everyday netural colors. Sweet Joy is a frosty light gold repromote from the Passions of Red collection and it makes a really pretty highlighter for the browbone. De-Vil is a pigmented warm copper in the Veluxe Pearl formula. Carbon is a Matte black from the permanent line.

Carbon, De-vil and Sweet Joy

For the lips, again there are two Lipsticks ($15.50) with matching Lipglasses ($15.50). The colors are Innocence, Beware!, a very pretty nude in the Cremesheen formula, paired with Devilishly Stylish, a shimmery golden nude; and Heartless, a good cherry red in the Amplified formula, with Wicked Ways, a shimmery dark fuchsia.

Innocence, Beware!

Heartless and Innocence, Beware! Lipsticks

Devilishly Stylish and Wicked Ways Lipglasses

Since Cruella De Vil loves a contoured cheek, there are also two products in this collection to achieve that. The Darkly My Dear Powder Blush ($19.50) is a matte, dark brown plum and the Her Own Devices Beauty Powder ($25) is a lighter nude color that is slightly darker than my NC30 skin.

Her Own Devices (far right) and Darkly My Dear (far left)

So what do you ladies think? Did you pick up anything?

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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