Quirk of the Month: MAC Cosmetics x Trolls

Whenever MAC Cosmetics releases a new collection or collaboration with a pop culture icon, it arrives in Philippine shores a few weeks later than the US release, and in limited stocks.

Just to be sure I’d get my hands on them, I asked my New York friends (Hi, Ron and RJ!) to purchase items from MAC’s Good Luck Trolls collection as soon as it hit US stores early this August. Ron hand-delivered the package to me when he arrived in Manila for a vacation last week. Thanks, Ron!

If you were a ’90s kid like I was, you’ll remember the Russ Trolls that our parents thought were the ugliest creatures in the world, but we couldn’t help but collect them! We were told that stroking their hair brought good luck, and so we brushed away and gave them TLC. I remember buying my Trolls clothes and accessories from Gift Gate in Glorietta, Makati, when I was a kid.

I got three items from the MAC x Good Luck Trolls collection—Lipstick in Midnight Troll, $18, Eyeshadow in Atlantic Blue, $17, and Chroma Craze in Tease and Thank You, $25.

I have a stash of toys from the ’80s and ’90s in my upper closet, which I haven’t touched in ages. I’m hoping my Russ Trolls are among them. In the meantime, check out my #FOTD using my makeup from the MAC x Good Luck Trolls collection.

Review: The lipstick was pigmented and easy to apply. The eyeshadow, which had a bright pop blue color on the package, came out darker on my skin. I also had to apply multiple layers to even out the blotchy application. The colored hairspray is too small for my mane! I wish it came in a bigger size.

But wait, there’s more! You can create your own Troll Village using Dreamworks’ free downloadable craft project here.

While you’re at it, check out the trailer of the new Trolls movie featuring the voices of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Gwen Stefani, Russell Brand, and Ron Founts. In cinemas November 4!

MAC x Good Luck Trolls is available online and in MAC stores around the world. In the Philippines, you can find limited items in select MAC stores.

August 30, 2016