Mar 27, 2021

MAC Black Cherry Collection

MAC Black Cherry Collection review swatches

MAC Black Cherry Collection is one of the few spring makeup collections that I was interested in this year. I ended up deciding against it because the blush color that I wanted - Dilly Dolly - was so popular that it was sold out everywhere. At this point, all blush and lip colors in this collection are gone from MAC website but this collection has become available at a few other retailers such as Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and Ulta. You can imagine I got so excited and had to pause my no-buy briefly.

MAC Black Cherry Collection review swatches

I purchased a blush and two lip colors - Extra Dimension Blush in Dilly Dolly, Matte Lipstick in Dramarama, and Glow Play Lip Balm in Fleur Welcome. My picks consist of cool-toned pink and red shades but the collection also offers pretty coral and plum.

MAC Black Cherry Collection Dilly Dolly swatch
Dilly Dolly is such a unique shade. The base is a very cool lilac but it has the pale champagne shimmer so the overal finish isn't too cool or icy. It is a very wearable shade that can even flatter deeper and warmer complexions. On me, the shimmer is more pronouced than the base color but it doesn't accentuate the skin texture. I'd highly recommend it if you can still find it.

MAC Black Cherry Collection Dramarama Fleur Welcome swatches
I am new to Glow Play Lip Balm formula. It is nice but I can't say it's revolutionary because it is literally a tinted lip balm that feels emolient on the lips and gives a sheer wash of color. Fleur Welcome is a pretty girly red with a cool undertone and sparse silver shimmers. 
Dramarama is a stunning cherry pink. I love the color and find MAC matte lipstick formula very solid. It doesn't drag and covers evenly. The lasting power is great without drying my lips.

MAC Black Cherry Collection lip swatches
Close-up on the lip color swatches


I have put together a simple look mainly using MAC Black Cherry collection:

MAC Black Cherry Collection review swatches

MAC Black Cherry Collection review swatches


Makeup products used:

MAC Black Cherry Collection review swatches
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua 10 Beige (Chanel, $50)
MAC Eyeshadow x 9 Dusky Rose (Ulta, $32 )
MAC Black Cherry Extra Dimension Blush Dilly Dolly (Nordstrom, $31)
MAC Black Cherry Matte Lipscik Dramarama (Selfridges, $19.50)
Essence Makeup Princess Lash Waterproof Mascara (Amazon, $4.99)
Prestige Cosmetics Automatic Eyeliner Smoke (Amazon, $8.46)


I find MAC Black Cherry collection is a standout with the alluring packagings and upbeat colors. Right now, Nordstrom, ASOS and Harrods are the few online retailers where you can find most of the collections. MAC Limited Editions tend to be hard to find after a short while, so I'd recommend checking out these sites if you are interested in the collection.



*The makeup products mentioned here were purchased with my own money. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for choosing to use them.




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  1. One of these days I am gonna get that essence mascara! The blush looks super cute too kinda makes your cheek more plump instead of pink disco ball.

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    1. Get the mascara! It's seriously good if you like volumized long (not necessarily natural looking) lashes. I also have higher-ends from Chanel, Dior, and Lancome and Lash Princess beat all of them. I am surprised to see this blush doesn't accentuate the texture despite being quite shimmery. :)

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