MAC CHINESE NEW YEAR: Year of the Rooster Collection Photos and Swatches

Today I’m excited to share the newly released MAC Year of the Rooster Collection for Chinese New Year.* This year is significant to me personally, and I could not help but swoon over the stunning, festive decorative outer packaging which features vibrant red and gold packaging, a symbol of Chinese wealth and prosperity along with velvety black flocked accents. 

The items I will be featuring today include:

*MAC Chinese New Year Eyeshadow x 9

*MAC Chinese New Year Prep + Prime Natural Radiance (Radiant Pink)

*MAC Chinese New Year Lipsticks in Peach Blossom and Russian Red

*MAC Chinese New Year Powder Blush in Fleur Power and Dame

The star of the collection is the Chinese New Year Eyeshadow x9 which retails for $32 is a limited edition palette with beautiful cool and warm tones featuring blossom inspired hues that offer a range of color combinations. The shade offerings feature textures in matte, velvet, and lustre finishes for creating a range of looks. I find that the shade range is beautiful combination of well edited colors that I do not already own.These shades are wearable for both day and night. I love that the color Print-a muted gray with shimmer can effortlessly transform the look from day to night by adding more intensity and depth too the eyes for a more smoldering effect. I love the travel friendly size of this compact and own quite a few of them, three of which you can find in a previous review here.

The shades include:

Mulch – red-brown with bronze pearl (velvet)
Honey Lust – bronze-dipped peach (lustre)
Wedge soft – muted beige-taupe (matte)
Print – muted grey with shimmer (satin)
Idol Eyes – silvered violet with gold (lustre)
Copperplate – muted mid-tone grey (matte)
Girlie – rosy-pink with subtle shimmer (satin)
Shale – mauve-plum with subtle shimmer (satin)
Sweet Lust – pinky-rose (lustre)


Next up is the MAC Chinese New Year Prep + Prime Natural Radiance in Radiant Pink, $42. It’s a makeup primer that is already part of their permanent collection, though this one comes with the festive outer decorative packaging. It’s described as a silky emulsion that helps to hydrate, prime and improve foundation or powder application while also helping to control oil. The illluminating pearl powders contained within help to reflect radiance. I find that it helps to provide a subtle veil of radiance when worn underneath. I look forward to putting it in my rotation for a beautiful winter glow. 

Next up are two MAC Chinese New Year Lipstick shades, $17  that are part of the MAC Chinese New Year collection that are currently part of their permanent collection. There are a total of three released with the outer decorative packaging as part of the line and here I have two to share: 

Russian Red-an intense bluish red (matte)

Peach Blossom-frosted cool nude (cremesheen)

I already own Russian Red. It is one of my favorite colors from their line and I think this is such a perfect combination. You have your deep red for a bold lip and a frosted nude for an everyday natural MLBB shade. These shades are part of their permanent range. Personally, I would pay of the outer packaging but if you had to choose one item from this range, I would go for the limited edition eyeshadow palette. 

The MAC Chinese New Year Powder Blushes come in to colors: Fleur Power, a soft bright pinkish coral with a satin finish and Dame, a sophisticated blue-pink also in a satin finish. I find the colors to be mid- tone pinks that provide a beautiful yet natural flush of color on the cheeks. They are similarly both blush tones that are part of MAC’s permanent range. 

Left to Right: MAC Chinese Powder Brushes in Dame and Fleur Powder. Swatches to follow below. 

I hope you enjoyed this feature on the MAC Year of the Rooster Chinese New Year collection. I am personally going to keep the decorative boxes forever! If you celebrate Chinese New Year, I want to wish you a successful, prosperous, and happy and healthy New Year. The collection it is now available in store and online here. What are you eyeing?

Thank you for reading today.



*These products were generously provided courtesy of MAC  Cosmetics for review purposes. This post  contains some affiliate links. All opinions are honest and expressly my own. Read my full disclosure here. 


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