MAC Boom, Boom, Bloom Collection Review + Swatches

March 10, 2019

MAC Boom Boom Bloom Collection Review and Swatches

MAC’s latest is the Boom, Boom, Bloom Collection which has some of the prettiest cherry blossom petal packaging I think I’ve ever seen. The limited-edition collection feature a lot of pink tones for lips and cheeks along with a neutral shimmer x9 eyeshadow palette. I have swatches of all the new items. They’ve also repromoted one of their Strobe Creams which I didn’t swatch for the post but you can see my original post on these here. In the Boom, Boom, Bloom Collection:

The best thing in the collection is the Eyeshadow x9 Palette in Kabuki Doll. It has a beautiful mix of neutrals and warmer brown gold shimmers and one pinkish bronze. It’s neutral warm but isn’t too warm, pink or red. The shimmers have a really good color payoff and smooth shimmer. To me it has the perfect mix of colors and has everything I need for a complete eye look. If you check out one thing I highly recommend this one.

MAC Boom Boom Bloom Kabuki Doll Eyeshadow Palette Review

MAC Boom Boom Bloom Kabuki Doll Eyeshadow Palette swatches

For the face there is a lightly scented Prep + Prime Fix+ which has a very soft cherry blossom scent. As a huge fan of the Fix+ (original and scented ones) I think this is another must. The packaging is so pretty and it’s not too strong in the smell. I use this to either prime the skin before I apply my base. I also like to use it as a setting spray to reduce the powdery look of my setting powder. There are are also two High-Light Powders which have a pretty overspray on top of a semi-matte satin powder. Fleur Real is a pale light pink. It’s too matte and light for me to wear as a highlighter, I can kinda pass it off as a blush but it’s on the light side (scroll to bottom for how this one looks on the face). Spring Bling is a soft medium brown that looks a little dirty on my skin right now. Once I have my tan back I think it will make a nice contour powder.

MAC Boom Boom Bloom Cherry Blossom Fix+ and Highlight Powders

MAC Boom Boom Bloom Highlight Powders Fleur Real and Spring Bling

The lips are hit or miss for me. I think the concept and color scheme had such potential to be perfect spring pinks but since they are so opaque they are a little hard for me to pull off. I do like the Heartmelter Lipglass but the others are just ok on my skintone. Boom Boom Bloom Lipglasses include:

  • For the Frill of It is a pale shimmery pearly pink
  • Pink A Boo is a pastel pink cream
  • Cherry Mochi is a bright raspberry pink
  • Heartmelter is a mauve rose pink cream

MAC Boom Boom Bloom Lipglass review

MAC Boom Boom Bloom Lipglass For the Frill of It, Pink-a-boo, Cherry Mochi and Heartmelter

MAC Boom Boom Bloom Lipglass For the Frill of It, Pink-a-boo, Cherry Mochi and Heartmelter swatches

Boom Boom Bloom Lipsticks are all super opaque and a little flat looking on me. Also I can’t wear a lot of pink colors that have a blue undertone because it clashes with my olive/yellow/gold skin tone. The formula is really good coverage-wise. It has smooth full opaque finish as most of these are the matte finish. Colors include:

  • Hey Kiss Me! is a pastel pink
  • Wagasa Twirl is a medium rose pink
  • Hi Fructease is a peachy mod pink
  • Framboise Moi is a raspberry pink
  • Tsk Tsk is a bright fuchsia pink

MAC Hey Kiss Me, Wagasa Twirl, Hi Fructease, Tsk Tsk and Framboise Moi swatches

MAC Boom Boom Bloom Lipstick swatches

MAC Hey Kiss Me, Wagasa Twirl, Hi Fructease, Tsk Tsk and Framboise Moi swatches

Below wearing:

  • Natasha Denona Transformatte Foundation in 30W
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
  • MAC Highlight Powder in Fleur Powder
  • MAC Lipglass in Cherry Mochi
  • MAC Eyeshadow x9 Palette in Kabuki Doll

MAC Boom Boom Bloom makeup look

Overall my top two favorites I think are musts are the Kabuki Doll Eyeshadow Palette and Cherry Blossom Fix+. The Lipglasses in For the Frill of It and Heartmelter are also really pretty but not must-haves in my opinion. All the lipsticks were a miss for my complexion but I usually find super opaque pastel-like pinks or anything with a blueish undertone are a miss on my skin tone. Formula-wise everything is well made and excellent. For me the misses were a matter of color preference.

You can find the MAC Boom, Boom, Bloom Collection out now. Available at MAC Cosmetics, Nordstrom, Ulta Beauty, Bloomingdale’s and all other MAC counters and stores. Have you checked out the collection yet? What did you think?



MAC Boom Boom Bloom products provided for review consideration.

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