I've always been a sucker for pretty packaging, and when it comes to MAC and their limited edition items I always go all out. The Vibe Tribe collection was a bit hit ever since the first photographs were released back in the summer, and I knew for a fact I'd end up buying a few items from the collection.
First of all, I do not believe that the term 'Tribe' should have been used for this collection as it's disrespectful towards those who actually were/are a part of one. Anyhow, I chose three items from the collection - Blush in Modern Mandarin, Cream Colour Base in Yellow Topaz, and Lipstick in Hot Chocolate'.
I must say, I was very excited about this collection as the packaging is beautiful, but to my disappointment I hated it once it came. When I think of MAC I think 'good quality' 'long-lasting' and 'sturdy packaging', however this one was so bloody light and tacky it really pissed me off. I paid a lot of money for those products and I expected them to be in amazing quality packaging, but it just feels like really cheap and light plastic that won't keep the products from breaking.
The products themselves, on the other hand, are really good. The pigment is as good as always, and I really love the purpley-nude shade of the lipstick. So, as you can see, the real problem isn't the products because they are still amazing quality and worth the money, but the packaging itself is basically - shit. I honestly do not think that it's worth refreshing the page every second on the first release, and spending loads of money on something that 'looks pretty' but won't be used. What's the point?
If you really want something from a limited collection and couldn't get your hands on it, I would suggests looking for dupes from other brands - there will always be one :)
What are your opinions of limited edition products by MAC? Have you entered my giveaway yet?
Lots of love,