The Rocky Horror Picture Show is synonymous with a more more more approach to all things make-up; the first image conjured up in my head when I hear those words is one of men and women dripping in the stuff, their lips and eyes competing for prominence all over the one face.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show MAC limited edition collection capitalises on this excessive nature – colours are deep, richly-pigmented and designed to really pack a punch with black and dark reds being the dominant notes in the proceedings.
Due to be released on the 23rd of October online and on the 31st of October in stores, this is the make-up to hit up if you fancy a vampy vibe for Halloween and then want to use the things you’ve bought afterwards – black is eminently wearable during winter months and some of the rest of the collection lends itself well to daily make-up.
I’ve had three such products on the go over here from the collection: the palette (six colours – two new – for a wash of colour I love the grey/blue or muted burgundy plum – both could be worn to tea with your gran and then taken up a notch with black for an evening out), the Frank-N-Furter lipstick (a dark warm red – very dramatic, more of an evening lip) and a Greasepaint Stick (black, though reflective thanks to tiny purple particles, it would make for a good smoky eye pencil).
Here’s a rundown of every other piece in the collection to satisfy those of you who are all about the more more more //
Lipsticks, £17: Strange Journey (matte yellowish brick read), Oblivion (vivid blue-red), Sin (deep dark blue-red), Frank-N-Further (matte deep raspberry wine).
Lip Pencil, £13.50: Vino (intense violet purple).
Riff-Raff Quad, £38.50: Six colours – Graphic Style (deep silver, pearlescent), Oh, Rocky!!! (muted white with pearl), Carbon Black (intense, matte black), Heavy, Black and Pendulous (greyish blue with pearl), Blackberry (muted burgundy/plummy brown) and Crystal (violet with pearl).
Glitter, £18.50: Gold (chunky) and 3D Black (black with silver holographic effect).
Pigment, £18.50: It’s Not Easy Having a Good Time (sparkling burgundy).
Chromagraphic Pencil, £15.50: Black Black (black) and Basic Red (primary red).
Greasepaint Stick, £17: B (bright yellow-blue), Black (intense black).
Superslick Liquid Eye Liner, £17.50: On the Hunt (true black).
Zoom Fast Black Lash, £14.50: Deepest (black).
Power Blush, £20: Crazed Imagination (muted plum with a hint of pink pearl).
Sculpt and Shape Powder, £22.50: Bone Beige/Emphasize (palest cream/tan)
Set Powder, £24 (invisible).
Nail Lacquer, £11: Bad Fairy (red with red pearl) and Formidable (teal green with pink pearl).