MAC Sharon Osbourne Collection Picks | Duchess Eyeshadow Quad, Bijou and Pussywillow Lipglass

June 11, 2014

The MAC Sharon and Kelly Osbourne collaboration is my favorite MAC release this year. Items have already launched online and will be available in stores and counters this Thursday June 12th. The entire collection features limited-edition products and as with most popular MAC releases many items sold out online within the first few hours of the launch.

I was able to get three items on my wishlist: the Sharon Osbourne Duchess Eyeshadow Quad ($44) along with the two Sharon Osbourne Lipglasses ($16.50 each) in Bijou and Pussywillow. If you’re contemplating whether or not to get these, my recommendation is a huge yes to all three. The colors are naturally flattering and look amazing on every other blogger I’ve read reviews on, all with different skintones and hair color. Swatched below:

Duchess Eyeshadow Quad has four warmish neutrals, the only shade you can purchase individually right now is Embark. All the others appear to be exclusive to this quad. I found the pigment to be really good – the Veluxe Pearl formula is one of the best MAC has. The colors:

  • Sweet Eyes (Veluxe Pearl) is a pearly pale champagne gold and ivory shimmer
  • Sexy Eyes (Veluxe Pearl) is a soft pinky copper shimmer
  • Femme Fatale (Satin) is a warmer copper shimmer
  • Embark (Matte) is a matte brown (on me it looks more satiny)

Although MAC Duchess has colors that can probably be easily duplicated by other brands, I really like this one because it has just the right amount of shimmer and isn’t overly frosted. The closest I have is Chanel Spices which is sheerer, lighter and more subdued. MAC Duchess by comparison is darker, warmer and more pigmented.

Bijou Lipglass is the perfect nude mauvey pink. I think I will need a back up (it’s that good). It does settle into the lip lines a bit if you don’t blend well but it’s not too obvious and can be easily blended out. Pussywillow Lipglass is a stunning gold shimmer. It looks better in person and for me it has enough color to wear alone without washing out the complexion.

Some comparisons below to MAC Nice Buzz Plushglass, Burberry Nude Glow Lip Glow, MAC Naked Space (discontinued), MAC Summer Crop (discontinued), MAC Rich & Witty (discontinued), MAC Angel Lipglass and MAC Lust Lipglass.

Overall love. I will be at the counters this Thursday trying to get both of the blushes (which sold out online literally in the blink of an eye). I’m undecided on the other items as they look like they are nice to have but perhaps dupe-able. The Kelly collection looks a bit cool-toned for my olive skin tone but if you’ve tried any items I’d love to hear your thoughts.

The Sharon Osbourne Duchess Quad, Bijou Lipglass and Pussywillow Lipglass are all limited-edition and currently still available online now at Nordstrom, Macy’s and maccosmetics.com. Available in MAC stores and counters starting Thursday June 12th.

Did you get anything from the Kelly or Sharon Osbourne collection? What else do you think I should check out?

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  • ame

    WOW, I am not a fan of MAC typically but that quad is screaming my name.

  • Jo

    The lip glasses look stunning on you. Pussywillow is quite a surprise, it looks great on you. Thanks for the review.

  • I picked up both quads and the mineralize skin finishes. I would highly suggest all four products. I'm excited waiting on my lipsticks and blushes to come in the mail.

  • Oh I love Bijou on you! Will be stalking it! πŸ™‚


  • I really want to try some of these products!


  • This collection is amazing! I can't wait for it to hit our shores down under!


  • I just disappeared from work to head down to my Mac counter and returned with the Duchess palette and Sharon's blush – can't wait to play with them when I get home.


  • The lipglasses seem to have great coverage! I was interested in Kelly's quad, but I have a feeling I have dupes in my collection already.

  • omg bijou is gorgeous! please dont tempt me :'(

  • Hi Sabrina,

    What a pretty quad of sunset shades! MAC Duchess looks perfect for summer — the comparison to CHANEL Spices makes it apparent how intense the colors are πŸ™‚

  • Hello! Thank u for the wonderful review:) Do you find this quad comparable to Chanel Raffinement? Just wondering which one i should get. What are your thoughts please?

    • Hi Cristy, Chanel Raffinement is a lot cooler in tone and more neutral. I personally prefer the Chanel, but both are so different it's difficult to really compare the 2.

      If you're on the fair side, I vote for the Chanel for you. If you're medium or tan, go with the MAC. Hope this helps!

  • I'm so in love with this line!! I'm a little more on the Kelly side, I hope it comes to my city cause it seems we miss so many cool collections πŸ™ X

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  • aw man i already made an order for some things from this collection and now i regret not picking up the quad! the colours are gorgeous!


  • Ellen

    This is the first special collection of MAC's that has interested me, and I was blown away!! The Duchess quad is amazing for my hazel eyes and auburn hair! The mineralize skinfinish in Refresh is a warm peachy brown bronzer with the perfect warm pink highlighter, too bad its like one quarter of the pan. If anyone knows of a dupe of this please let me know. I also got the caramel colored patent pencil in French Kiss, I love it and have already ordered a back up. Its foolish to order a backup of the skinfinish since the color I love so much is such a small part of the pan, but I'm considering it if its still available. I've never liked a highlighter before! I recently got MAC's skinfinish in Lightscape, a candlelight color I thought would be right for my coloring, but it really doesn't do anything compared to the highlighter in the Refresh duo. I may get Pussywillow on your recommendation. Now this is what a special collection is all about. Now they just need to make my favorites permanent!