I have a love/hate relationship with MAC collections. Sometimes I feel like there is a constant stream of new collections and they potentially cash in on the "limited collection" reaction. I have to admit, I've had that reaction more than once with MAC. Saying this, I love their new A Fantasy of Flower Collection and think its really strong, despite a couple of products being returns from previous collections such as Stereo Rose (which I also got).
The one lipstick that stood out for me is Heavenly Hybrid, a lovely blue-toned orchid. After the announcement of Pantone's Colour of the Year, I have been searching high and low for the perfect Radiant Orchid shade and I think I may have found one. Although a little bit more pinker than the Pantone shade, this is a great alternative for those of you who are a bit nervous when it comes to a purple lip (me included). There's no special packaging for A Fantasy of Flower Collection, so its the iconic black bullet. The formula is lustre, one of my favorite from MAC. Being a lustre, the shade is very lightweight and hydrating, ideal for this time of year or if you suffer from dry lips. As you can see in the swatch, the pigmentation is great for a lustre and there's a nice shine to it. However, as your probably aware, they aren't the most long-wearing of formulas that MAC does but I can still get 2 & 1/2 hours out of an application, dependent on how many times you drink and eat.
It's sold out online but is very similar to Girl About Town from the permanent collection. Limited collections usually hit the counters a week after they go online so this should be around at the end of this week or early next week.
Have picked up anything nice in one of MAC's newer collections? Got a good Radiant Orchid lip shade?