MAC Mickey Contractor Collection Review and Swatches, Part One

Finally…a collection completely geared toward Indian skin tones: can’t you tell I’m ELATED?!

M.A.C.’s new Mickey Contractor collection pays homage to Bollywood’s esteemed makeup artist, who has served as M.A.C.’s Director of Makeup Artistry for India and transformed the skin of several gorgeous Bollywood women. This collection features color cosmetics as well as Foundation, Concealer, Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder as well as gorgeous eye shadows and lipsticks in eye popping colors and perfect for darker complexions.

Naturally, a collection of this magnitude cannot be covered in one post, so we’re going to spread it out across several doses so you can really see how magical it is.

MAC Cosmetics Mickey Contractor

This extensive collection features lipstick, lip glass, eye shadows, fluidline, Moisturecover Concealers (which are a MUST for dark circles, especially for those who have yellow undertones), Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation, blush, brushes, and Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder.

Whew! I think that’s the list.

Here are a few gems I am loving from this collection. The eye shadow quad that features four colors: two sparkly and two matte. The colors (from top left to bottom right) are Vivah (brown with gold pearl, a lustre); Folie (reddish plum brown, a satin); Jaan (a light neutral with soft gold pearl, a lustre); and Carbon (an intense black matte).

MAC Mickey Contractor Eye Shadow Quad

Here I am wearing Vivah on my eyelids with Jaan on the brow bone as well as Fluidline in Siahi (a Deep turquoise blue, a Frost):

MAC Mickey Contractor Eye Shadow

If you’re a Fluidline fan, you will love these bright gem-like shades. I also love the Bright green shade called Ivy (a frost):

MAC Mickey Contractor Fluidline in Ivy

As a lot of you may know, the Fluidline goes on like velvet across the eyes and really has true staying power. A must for darker skinned MAC fans. These two fluidlines are the only ones in the Mickey Contractor collection, so be sure to stock up!

My next obsession in this line are the Lipsticks. They have such fun Indian-inspired names too: Yash (a deep neutral matte); Mehr (a dirty blue pink matte); Gulabi (a bright fuschia amplified); and Mocha (a peachy yellow-brown in satin).

Here is Gulabi. Ain’t she a beaut? Note, this looks like it’s red, but it’s really a fuschia:

MAC Cosmetics Mickey Contractor Gulabi Lipstick

Here I am wearing Gulabi lipstick, and the Eye Shadow Quad with Siahi Fluidline (not that you can really see the Fluidline). And my mascara is MAC’s Plush Lash.

MAC Cosmetics Mickey Contractor

The collection has a marvelous Coral/Dirty Coral and Banana Yellow corrector too, perfect for correcting yellow and pink undertones. Why? You want a pink tone to conceal the shadows under your eyes which typically have a blue quality to them. If you’re really really dark, we suggest using the yellow corrector to correct the dark circles and then apply concealer.

There’s more to come, so stay tuned for Part Two!

Are you a fan of the Mickey Contractor collection? Tell us if you need/love/covet any of the above.

– Charu Suri

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