Peach Blossom Pink is a medium cool brightened peony pink with blue undertones in a Matte finish. This is a new and limited edition shade. It has a soft, creamy texture, and goes on smoothly and evenly. It has high pigmentation and opaque colour pay-off. It is brighter than Pink Nouveau, more muted than Candy Yum-Yum, and lighter than Pink Pigeon.
Dynasty Red is a medium-dark neutral-warm brightened strawberry red in a Matte finish. This is a new and limited edition shade. It has a soft, creamy texture, and goes on smoothly and evenly. It has high pigmentation and opaque colour pay-off. It is slightly warmer than Ruby Woo, lighter than Russian Red, and slightly warmer than Feels So Grand.
What I've always appreciated about MAC as a brand is that they spotlight designers and artists that are less well-known, and take their inspirations and visions to execute beautiful makeup collections that they would never otherwise have had an opportunity to do. This collection as a whole really embodies Min Liu's sophistication, artistry, and love of Chinese culture, which is especially apparent in the lip colours here with a vibrant peony pink and a classic Chinese lacquer red. Peach Blossom Pink is actually a pretty unique colour within MAC's permanent range, especially for a matte, but it's not going to be flattering on everyone because it has such a cool, blue undertone. However, those who love their bright cool-toned pinks like Pink Nouveau and Candy Yum-Yum will want to check this one out, and it's definitely a fun colour choice for summer. On the other hand, Dynasty Red is very dupeable as MAC has made dozens of similar red shades, but as Ruby Woo is universally flattering, so is this. If you like Ruby Woo but wish it were less drying, Dynasty Red is actually a very good substitute. As it is, I don't think either of these are must-haves, but if you don't have anything similar at home, these are worth considering; both shades go on smoothly with full colour pay-off, and the packaging — complete with tassles — is gorgeous, elegant, and chic.