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MAC Vibe Tribe Swatches

Vibe Tribe

Vibe Tribe

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So it seems that MAC has been doing this thing where they release two or more collections right on top of each other. Maybe it’s because they want all of our money. I don’t know- just a theory.

Vibe Tribe

I have a few items from the Vibe Tribe collection to show you. This summer collection has gotten a lot of press, especially because some feel the tribal theme is offensive or culturally insensitive. I’m not going to get into that. Not my thing. Here’s what MAC says, specifically about the Vibe Tribe Colour collection:

Sound and self-expression converge in the vast canvas of the desert. Lose control and imagine yourself in lips painted reckless shades of red and coral, or a flash of gold. Let your eyes escape reality in teal, cobalt, mandarin and charcoal, as free-spirited nails glisten in succulent tangerine and the perfect, buttery nude. Abandon control in online-exclusives Rio Grande Romance and Painted Canyon. Feel the vibe.

Now, back to reality. In addition to the “reckless shades of red and coral” this collection also has some very wearable colors. Let’s take a look.

Vibe Tribe


My picks are the shades Tanarama, Arrowhead and Hot Chocolate. Tanarama is a frost finish that is pale beige with a golden shimmer. Arrowhead is a matte bare nude and Hot Chocolate is a satin finish dirty plum.

I’m also going to throw in the Patentpolish lip pencil in the shade Desert Evening. While this pencil looks blue, it swatches as the most beautiful pearly gloss.

Vibe Tribe

Blush and Powder

Adobe Brick is the most unique powder blush shade offered, but still wearable when blended well.

The Gleamtones powder is described as “A bronzing and highlighting powder with a colour block of four shades in one pan.”

Vibe Tribe

Overall, I think the MAC Vibe Tribe collection offers a great deal of variety and certainly more wearable options than the recent Chris Chang collaboration.

If you have any swatches of recent products, please share in the comments!

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