MAC has been rolling out Limited Editions but the steep price and the Rush to pickup the shades has become a pain for the ardent MAC Lovers. Since only a limited number of shades reach Indian Makeup counters, it’s a rush to pickup your favorite shades and most of the times it’s sold out within minutes. But today we have a shade from the MAC Limited Edition Isabel and Ruben Toledo Collection named Victoriana .
Lets take a minute, and awe on this packaging, I mean like legit class is what this packaging spells, its rubbery matte crisp white with black and red detailing, when the iconic fashion duo came out with their collection in collaboration with MAC, it was like two icons having their brainchild, and it had been top-notch, as much I explain is less for the love that I have for the packaging of this lipstick and the collection on a whole. Fashion celebrity couple Isabel and Ruben Toledo did a tremendous job, and came out with versatile yet easy to use colours, the lipsticks were mostly from the red family and just one n*de colour, and I am reviewing MAC Isabel and Ruben Toledo VICTORIANA Lipstick from the collection . I don’t have a true red lipsticks so I decided to go all out and purchase the red lipstick debuting with this collection.
Isabel and Ruben Toledo lend their vibrant eye for fashion and art to a collection of irreverent colour designed to inspire endless play.
Price of MAC ISABEL and RUBEN TOLEDO VICTORIANA LIPSTICK :
MAC ISABEL and RUBEN TOLEDO VICTORIANA LIPSTICK was priced at Rs 1650 (why mac why do you do this 🙁 )
Packaging of MAC ISABEL and RUBEN TOLEDO VICTORIANA LIPSTICK :
The packaging of this collection was talk of the town, they sport a matte white body with red and black graphics/detailing, the outer body is rubberized and really stands out, the feel or touch of the packaging is very similar to NARS’s blush packaging. MAC Toledo Victoriana is unique because of it’s awesome packaging.
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Review of MAC Isabel and Ruben Toledo Victoriana Lipstick :
‘Victoriana’ is a beautiful pink-red tone., with a balance of blue and yellow undertones. It does make my teeth appear white-r on application, and sporting a matte finish, which is my favourite . MAC Toledo Victoriana gives me a classy no shine look, without and creasing, or settling into the lip lines. I was really impressed with the staying power of this lipstick as it stayed on me for a whooping 6 hour or a little more, despite of me eating a humongous burger during that time. Ofcourse, after eating, I did a little touch up as it did fade from the inside of my lips. It also has the yummy vanilla fragrance, like the regular MAC lipsticks.
I have to say ‘Victoriana’ stole my heart from the moment I swatched it! It wasn’t too bright on me (as some true reds often are) and the pink undertone really popped on my lips. The packaging looks and feels nice, but since the lipstick tubes are white and rubberized, I’m afraid they can easily get dirty.
All of the lipsticks in this collection have a Matte finish with good colour coverage and a creamy consistency. It glided on easily and were comfortable to wear. As in the swatches as well as lotd what you see is just one single swipe, and it gives pretty much desired opaque coverage. MAC Toledo VICTORIANA is my first red and sure has a special place in my heart, even though I am not yet confident enough to sport red as I am with pinks and oranges, but I guess with VICTORIANA, I have a long way to go.
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Pros and Cons of MAC Toledo Victoriana:
- A beautiful pinkish red shade.
- As the shade is not too bright or neon , it would suit an array of complexions
- Makes the teeth appear more white
- Victoriana is long wearing, and doesn’t settle into lip lines
- It sports a commendable pigmentation, and doesn’t bleed even after long hours of wear
- The lipstick has a price worthy packaging, also it is my first red, and hence a very special one.
- Horrendous price hike that MAC has been going through
- Availability, limited edition products run out so fast, neither are they restocked unlike the MAC stores in USA.
- The collection mainly features reds , could have included a pink, (just saying)
Final Words :
Overall I would say, this collection is worth a try, also I liked the ombre blushes in the collection, for MAC Toledo VICTORIANA, I would say it sure I say must have for red lovers, or if you are like me who is starting out on red, do let us know if you guys picked up anything from this collection, and until my next ‘damage-to-pocket’ product, keep smiling and stay beautiful as always .
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Picked up any shades from the Series ? Is Victorian your kind or Red?
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OMG!!! The packaging really looks Stunning . Aditi, I guess you should try more Reds, It looks K-I-L-L-E-R on you!!! The shade looks brilliant on you and brightens you face . I’m sure most Indian ladies would love this shade. Too bad this shade is L.E. 🙁 . A stunning review as always dear .
Beautiful As Always
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