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Review: M·A·C Cosmetics 'Haute Dogs' collection.

Review: M·A·C Cosmetics 'Haute Dogs' collection.

"(Wo)man’s best friend is barking up the right tree in a well-groomed collection of new hues from M·A·C that are sure to enhance you pedigree, featuring luscious, buttery fur tones for eyes and regal berries for lips. From aristocratic to collars-off cool, you’ll be lapping up accolades as best in show."

Dogs and M·A·C products are two things that are very relevant to my interests, so I was understandably excited at the announcement of the ‘Haute Dogs’ collection. These shades are everything - from the browns and the shimmery fawns, through to the reds and the bold berries, there’s not a single thing in this collection I’m not drooling over. To our sheer happiness, M·A·C was kind enough to send Coup De Main some shades to play with - here’s what we thought of this canine-inspired collection…

‘RARE BREED’ Mineralize lipstick - RRP $58 NZD
‘Rare Breed’ is one of M·A·C’s Mineralize Rich Lipsticks, which means it’s super lightweight and provides moisture and nourishment, which instantly adds a bonus to the colour. This shade is described as a ‘midtone pinky nude’, although it does appear to be a soft brown with a subtle golden shimmer. The colour payoff isn’t as intense as some of M·A·C’s standard lipsticks, but that’s to be expected with a Mineralize lip product. Nonetheless, ‘Rare Breed’ gives a super shiny, healthy-looking finish that is a near nude lip shade, so it’s a perfect ‘my-lips-but-better’ option. 

‘PURE BRED’ Mineralize Eye Shadow x4 - RRP $$115 NZD
This eyeshadow quad is a combination of plum, silver cream, tan gold and deep brown, making it akin to neutral palette with a purple twist. Mineralize eye shadows are made from a baked mineral formula for lightweight wear and sparkly coverage, which means they’re perfect for all occasions. They’re also really easy to apply and blend, which is so important when combining colours. The highlight of this palette is definitely the silvery cream shade, which is about as glittery as eyeshadows get.

‘POSH PEDIGREE’ Mineralize Eye Shadow x4 - RRP $115 NZD
This quad is like ‘Pure Bred’s green sister - it has four shades including deep olive, white lemon, dirty grey and charcoal green/grey. Since smoky eyes are my one true love, this palette quickly became my favourite thing. It gives all the dark elements you’d expect from a smoky eye, but the green tinge is a really unique touch - and it looks great with brown eyes. Oh, and like all good Mineralize shadows, these get significantly more intense when you apply them wet! 

If you can’t get enough of this collection (me neither), there’s also a M·A·C Haute Dogs mini-site where you can find out your doppelgänger dog and browse and share photos of M·A·C fans with their beloved pooches. 

The M·A·C ‘Haute Dogs’ collection is available in all authorised M·A·C stores across NZ.

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