2011; the year of Wonder Woman's return

Thursday 17 February 2011

This year is defo the year of Wonder Woman, everywhere I look, I see Wonderwoman; MAC, Ann Summers, Selfridges and even Primark (which I have ashamedly bought two tops from, red & grey).

Anyway, I managed to get myself down to the MAC in Selfridges Oxford Street today and to my delight I found out that the range is available exclusively to buy from Selfridges at the mo, ahead of its official release (which I still do not know the exact date of). 
I tried a WonderWoman NOTD on my left hand before I left (which you can partly spot in some of the pictures!).
Thankfully, I was able to take pictures of as much as I could today which was great and I have some prices for those of you in the UK who have no idea and are interested.. yay!

The products I had my eye on (after reading Temptalia's reviews) were:
> Mighty Aphrodite blush
> Opulash mascara in Army of Amazons (green) & Victorious (purple)
> Reflects Pearl pigment
> Spitfire or Russian Red lipstick

After seeing the products today, I still stick by all of my choices, aside from Pearl Reflects pigment, which I found wasn't a fine enough glitter, whereas the Reflects Bronze smoothed on nicer.
The other pigments Marine Ultra (matte blue) and Bright Fuschia (shimmery cherry toned pink) weren't really that great in my opinion, esp the Marine Ultra, which I didn't find too appealing in application.
All pigments are £17.
Below: Reflects Pearl & Bronze side by side, then next to Marine Ultra & Bright Fuschia.
The Mighty Aphrodite blush is less loud (peach gold toned, a bit like Sleek's Rose Gold) compared to Amazon Princess which is pink/purple:
 (Mighty Aphrodite)
(Amazon Princess)
Both blushers are £21.

As for the mascaras (£14.50), I love colour mascaras and the purple one (Victorious) is esp lovely looking but I'm not sure if I can justify spending so much on a mascara that won't be used regularly.. Maybe the Bad Bad Black if I'm feeling rich but I may not end up buying any of them.
Top: Army of Amazons & Victorious; Bottom: Bad Bad Black & Themyscira (blue)
The Lipsticks (£15) & Lipglasses (£17) were cute and coordinated; I'll list the coordinated couples below the pics (first two without flash, third with flash):
Left to right: Secret Identity Liplass with Heroine Lipstick below it;
Emancipation Lipglass above Marquis d' Lipstick;
Athena's Kiss Lipglass above Spitfire Lipstick
Wonder Woman Lipglass above Russian Red Lipstick 

I love the fact that they are coordinated, so you can wear the lipstick underneath the lipgloss, but unfortunately I don't like the sticky consistency of MAC's lipglasses, so I won't be buying them again! It's unfortunate that they are sticky cos I would love to buy this range of Lipglasses because they are jumbo sizes of their usual lipglasses; I particularly like the Wonder Woman & Athena's Kiss lipglasses and would buy to match the lipsticks but nevermind!
Here's two pics for size comparison of the lipglasses and blushers compared to MAC's usual sizes:

As for the £26 MAC Mineralize Skinfinishes (Golden Lariat & Pink Power) I didn't manage to get my hands on them both (or for size comparison, as they are jumbo size too), but I managed to get a not so great swatch of Golden Lariat:
The eyeshadow quads (£36) that I could get swatches of were Lady Justice (blue) and Valiant (green). Defiance was being used when I was swatching unfortunately!
Lady Valiant swatches:
Left to right: Lady Justice (shimmery white), Insurmountable (matte grey), Deep Truth (dark royal-navy blue) and Bold Babe (lighter blue than Deep Truth!
Insurmountable did not show up on me whatsoever. This may be because I had just wiped off previous swatches, so my skin wasn't dry enough to show the colour, but either way, it didn't show! I liked the blues, but I have so many blues and silvers now that this didn't phase me and to be completely honest, I was shocked at how under pigmented all the eyeshadows seemed!
Here's the Valiant eyeshadow swatches:
Left to right: Manila Paper (shimmery white with gold tinge), Valiant (golden green shimmer), Diana Undercover (bottle green in pan, dark green on hand) and Spinning Transformation (khaki-olive green).
These colours were nice to apply and I saw a lovely makeup look being done with this palette when I was was around, so I'd buy this of all palettes to be honest, plus it'd probably suit more skin tones.

I tried the Nail lacquers Spirit of Truth (blue) and Obey Me (red), which both seemed nice and thick/creamy, but I don't know about MAC's nail polish quality and have heard they're not that great re: chipping.
Here's Obey Me & Spirit of Truth:

The jumbo Penultimate eyeliner (£17.50) looked too chunky for my liking, plus it's no different (aside from size) to the usual MAC Penultimate liner.

I did like the Wonder Woman Utility Belts which did look a little cheap but very cute at the same time (I don't know how that works!). The belts come with an eye brush set or a face brush set, both at £39.50. I wouldn't mind spending that much on a LE belt brush set, but the quality of the bags look terribly cheap and tacky when the Wonder Woman phase wears off.. shame!
 The other makeup bags by Wonder Woman (red & blue) are both £20.50.
 Lastly, there are a pair of Wonder Woman eyelashes: #48 lashes that are £10:
 All in all, I'm glad the wait is over for this exciting range, I haven't bought anything yet (as I'm waiting for payday!!) but I'm glad I waited this time, unlike for the Venomous Villains, which I was slightly disappointed with..

Are you excited about the Wonder Woman range? And if so, which products would you be interested in buying?



  1. Love the pix! Thanks for uploading I am more and more excited now x xx

  2. not so much into the packaging but overall i love the colors inside!


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