MM Smackdown: Valentine's Day Massacre 2013
Curator's Corner, 2/16/2013

Friday Fun: MAC Archie's Girls

MAC seems to have the market cornered on cartoon/comics collaborations.  In addition to numerous Disney collections, 2011 was the year they released a Wonder Woman-themed collection.  This time MAC is back in the comics game with Archie's Girls, which is based on Betty and Veronica, the two girls who vie for Archie's heart. 

I picked up one of the Pearlmatte powders.

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With flash:

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I also purchased the Jingle Jangle Coin Purse - I loved the lining!

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In addition to the more general products, MAC offered individual Betty and Veronica collections.  I selected one piece from each.  On the left is lipstick in Boyfriend Stealer, whose vampy color is representative of Vernoica (according to MAC):  "The envy of every girl, Veronica smoulders with a limited-edition colour collection rich in deep, seductive tones. Lipsticks in violet, red and blackened plum play up the va-voom while Lipglass shimmers in shades certain to steal hearts. Nails lacquered in dark berry and navy crème ready for a soda fountain catfight."

On the right is Kiss and Don't Tell from the Betty collection, which MAC describes thusly:  "Beautiful Blonde-Next-Door Betty inspires a limited-edition colour collection with a soft, innocent sexiness. Lipsticks in peaches and pinks beam bright under layers of Lipglass in girly shades. Nail Lacquer in Comic Cute and Pep Pep Pep to win Archie's affection."

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Having never read Archie comics I can't say for sure whether MAC's character descriptions and subsequent color choices are accurate and appropriate, but from everything I've read online the shades seem spot-on for each girl.

As with the Wonder Woman and Hey Sailor! collections, the best part for me was the freebie MAC provided with my order.  Oh, how I live for collectibles like this!

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Overall I thought this was a fun, cute collection, but I probably would have enjoyed it much more if I were actually familiar with the comics.

What do you think?  And are you a Betty or Veronica?

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