I'd never heard of Iris Apfel prior to this collection but, after some well spent time on Google, I can see why MAC chose to partner up with her! This woman is in her 90's and is still rocking these amazing fashion combo's that women a quarter of her age would be too scared to wear.
I was trying to figure out why all the items in the collection have a bird related name and I'm going to put that down to the reference of Iris Apfel as a 'rare bird of fashion'. The pictures I saw of Iris Apfel showed her wearing these shockingly bright colours which I assume is where the inspiration for these amazing lip colours came from. I warn you that these shades are super bright verging on neon but they are fabulous! From left to right is Pink Pigeon, Party Parrot and Scarlet Ibis.
Pink Pigeon is a matt bright blue based pink but this is one of the new generation matt's which are very creamy on the lips. This shade was a bit patchy on my lips so I would wear it over a lipliner but, then again, I wear all bright shades over a lip liner! This shade is a very close dupe for NARS Schiap except that this shade is much more comfortable to wear than the NARS formula.
Party Parrot is a beautiful neon watermelon shade and I don't have anything like it in my collection. This is also a matt formula. This shade was much more opaque than Party Pigeon and went on really even.
Scarlet Ibis is a bright orange based red and is also a matt formula. This shade is almost an exact dupe for NARS Heatwave lipstick.
I love all the shades that I bought and I can't wait to wear them out. If I had to recommend just one shade though it would have to be Party Parrot as I think it's the shade that's the hardest to dupe but I honestly don't think you could go wrong with any of these shades.
This collection won't be releasing in Australia as far as I'm aware so I bought my lipsticks from my fave ebay seller, Michelle from MakeupEmporium1. Her customer service was fantastic as usual and I got my products in a little over a week.
Did you pick up anything from the Iris Apfel collection?