MAC Toxic Tale from Venomous Villains

23 May 2013






Once upon a time, in a land far away, MAC created a collection that Tamsin wanted to get her Disney obsessed soul upon. But alas, she didn't complete her collection and has spent the rest of her days searching for the items she needs to add to her makeup boudoir. Ok so the Venomous Villains collection was the perfect collection for me don't you think? (and possibly Steph..she's probably my Disney-obsessed twin). Back in 2010, I was still a humble student so didn't get around to splashing all my hard earned (?) student loan on every item in this collection, which was my intention. Plus, most of the items sold out within days, and with good reason - there were some fabulous offers. I did get my hands on a few bits, but one item I always wanted was..wait for it...a lipstick (shock horror). However, thanks to a blog sale, I finally snatched it up - Toxic Tale.

Toxic Tale is part of the Evil Queen series and was based upon a mixture of the lip shades you see on the Evil Queen in the original Snow White and the Seven Dwarves film. As it was a mixture and they wanted a wearable shade, they went for a coral. Toxic Tale is a bright, bright coral orange and is pretty much opaque. (It's kind of like a more neon version of Everhip with a lot more pigmentation or could be compared to Morange). It is very, very pigmented and holds its wear well - I test my wear of lipsticks on my cup of Earl Grey and this lippie pleased me well. It has a satin finish which means it's creamy in application, soft to wear and as I said, has that long-wear that you want. Sometimes MAC Satin finish lippies can be a bit drying to a bit of lip prep before application wouldn't go amiss. Those who know me and my blog well will know that I tend to sway more towards coral and pink lipsticks than anything else, and it's lipsticks like Toxic Tale that keep me coming back for more. They just add that instant zing and zest that I want when I need to brighten my makeup up, and boy do they do it well.

Unfortunately this was limited edition so it's hard to find nowadays, but keep your eyes peeled. Like I said, I got mine from a blog sale and it was worth every penny. Not only does it fill my lipstick needs, but it makes me go all fuzzy and warm inside when I look at the packaging - Disney nerd alert (jk I don't care.)

-Tamsin xxx

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  1. woweee I love this colour on you!

  2. Colour is amazing, packaging is even better!!xxx

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  3. This looks so pretty - really suits you! X

  4. This is such a gorgeous colour! I think if I see this in a blog sale I will definitely pick it up. I wasn't too fussed about the collection when it came out but I'm having regrets now... x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

  5. This is UHMAZING. The colour looks incredible on you and I love the Disney packaging :) so glad you finally got to make this yours! xx

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  6. I wasn't overly impressed with this mac collection, but I'm in love with this lipstick it's seriously amazing on

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  7. Gotta love a bit of Disney packaging! Great colour too.x

  8. Such a pretty colour, I really wish I'd picked up a few things from this collection, but like you said it sold out so quickly :(

  9. Stunning shade! I just adore the packaging too, sooooo good! x

    Georgia x

  10. This is a gorgeous colour. Reminds me of So Chaud and Lady Danger, it's inbetween with a bit of Morange thrown in :)

    I bought these when they first came out, bought 3 of them, ha! I'm on my 3rd lipstick but have kept the packaging from the old ones, they look fancy on the dressing table :)



  11. This is so beautiful on you! The packaging for MAC collections are so cute. Have you been to Bicester Village in Oxfordshire? They have a store called the Cosmetic Company Outlet and they sell MAC and other brands at discounted price and sell some discontinued products too :) it would be worth checking there for some of the Disney collections.


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