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.





With flash:


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



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."


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!


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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