OK I’ll admit it, I didn’t have a clue who or what a Fafi was when I first heard rumors of this collection from MAC. I guess I’m old and out of touch that way. That doesn’t mean I didn’t drool over the collection anyway. I know people are waiting on pins and needles for the Heatherette collection. Some even skipping over Fafi to save money for it but I’m telling you, you’re missing out.
For those of you joining me in the Fafi-clueless realm, Fafi is a French graffiti artist who creates strong, sexy, playful female characters. She even gave singer Lily Allen the Fafinette treatment in the Mark Ronson video, Oh My God.
I was at my freestanding MAC store the day Fafi released and I went gaga over the Fafi Eyes 2 palette and Strawbaby lipstick. You know I’m a sucker for anything green so You’re Fresh (the light green shadow) had me at “Hello!” btw if you own Strawbaby, go pick up the new Viva Glam VI SE gloss. It looks phenom over it and you get to help an amazing cause in the process.
So now on to the polishes. MAC released two shades with the Fafi collection, Boom and Girls Will Be Girls. Unfortunately the MAC website is sold out of both lacquers so I suggest calling your local MAC counters to find them. Both polishes applied fairly well, I just had to really wipe my brush off to avoid pooling because the formula is a bit more fluid than I’m used to.
Girls Will Be Girls is a peachy pink due to the ribbons of gold shimmer running throughout. For those of you from the MUA nail board, it’s a very Nikki shade. With two coats it was almost entirely opaque but I could still see a bit of my tip color underneath. It dries to a semi-matte finish with no top coat applied.
Boom is described on the MAC website as an eggplant shade but to me it’s more of a deep fuchsia. I’ve heard comparisons to OPI’s Jewel of India mentioned but I don’t own that one to show you. The shimmer is apparent but not gaudy and the shade is so well pigmented. Even though it’s not the graple I anticipated, it’s still very pretty and wearable. I can already picture it as a pedi shade this summer.
Did anyone else run out and join the Fafi fever? What did you buy? What did you love?