So i got the whole collection yesterday (Yes, I get all collections before they are launched because im a mac artist) and i can honestly say im stupidly disappointed. And here are my reasons why...
4 of the colours used are actually the exact same colour & exact same formula from the Heatherette collection as shown below. Yes they are actually the same, i still have the Heatherette palettes and i swatched them next to the hello kitty, they are exactly the same in colour & texture.
Which are actually the same shadow colours as Shimmermoss, Deep Truth, and Sweet Lust. Yes i swatched these to next to the eye shadows that you can buy from mac at any time, again they are the same in colour and texture.
1 of the 3 Hello Kitty nail colours is actually 'Steamy'.
3 of the 4 Hello Kitty pigment pots are actually Rose, Fuchsia and Frozen White.
The blushes are the same as Pink Swoon & Gingerly. Yes i swatched these to next to the blushes that you can buy from mac at any time, again they are the same in colour yet more sheer than the originals.
The rest of the collection seems ok, the lip colours etc are nice but the lipsticks are again similar to MACs current range that you can buy all year round, The cream colour bases are new colours.
I really cant understand why MAC seem to be just selling off colours that in a months time they will discontinued in the standard year round products. Its a shame because i adore hello kitty and was really looking forward to this huge collection, lots of advertising and launches and effort has gone into a collection that is really just going to be a hype collection.
Also included in the collection is a large number of charms, bracelet's, brushes, toys and bags etc.MAC is really trying to cash in on this...
So, if you are saving those pennies until March when it will be on sale in the UK then don't be expecting to much. If you want it just for the cute packaging then go for it because that's where your money is going on this collection. Also the prices are going to be alot higher for the Hello Kitty collection than previous collections. You'll be spending over double the amount.
I know as a MAC artist i should really be milking this but i really cant because i genuinely don't love the collection.