Monday, July 21st, 2014

MAC All About Coral Look in a Box
MAC All About Coral Look in a Box

MAC All About Coral Look in a Box ($39.50) includes a full-sized lipstick, full-sized lipgloss, full-sized eyeliner, and a Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow trio (0.07 oz.). The lipstick and gloss are worth $31, eyeshadows are worth $20 (based on price per ounce of the full-sized Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palettes), and the eyeliner is worth $16 for a total value of $67 (not sure where they get $72 MAC and Nordstrom confirm it is $72 value as they are stating the value of the Veluxe Pearlfusion Trio at $25). It’s currently a Nordstrom exclusive, but MAC’s website lists it as “coming soon.”

Passion Charge Lipstick is described as a “clean coral [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a brightened, pink coral with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had semi-sheer color coverage and applied evenly for the most part. It lasted for two hours on me, and it was somewhat drying. Bite Beauty Centifolia (LE, $28.00) is more orange, more opaque. Chanel Boheme (91) (P, $34.00) is pinker, darker. MAC Dreaming Dahlia (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Givenchy Brun Createur (103) (P, $36.00) is more matte, more pigmented. MAC Runway Hit (LE, $16.00) is more matte, lighter. Urban Decay Liar (P, $22.00) is darker. NYX Haute Melon (P, $4.00) is slightly brighter. MAC Style Surge (P, $22.00) is warmer, more orange. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Stoke the Flame Lipglass is described as a “soft rosy coral with pearl.” It’s a medium, pink-coral with gold and copper shimmer. It had semi-sheer coverage when applied to lips; this is a shade that may get lost on more pigmented lips and just add shimmer. It lasted for four hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. NARS Chihuahua (P, $26.00) is lighter, less shimmery. NARS Orgasm (P, $26.00) is warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty Heart Shaped (308) (P, $28.00) is more opaque. Revlon Pango Peach (P, $7.99) is warmer. MAC Meteoric (LE, $20.00) is similar. Guerlain Frizzy Mango (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Collective Chic #1 is described as a “rich gold.” It’s a light-medium copper with warm undertones and a frosted, sparkling finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation applied dry and more intense color coverage when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was soft but sparkly, and I did have issues with fall out during wear, unfortunately, though the color part stayed on for eight hours. I also had trouble getting it to adhere to the lid, as it tended to flake off. It’s a very common color with lots of very similar shades, past and present: See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Collective Chic #2 is described as a “sparkling brown.” It’s a dirty, medium-dark olive brown with a flash of green and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation when applied dry, which was much more opaque when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was soft but prone to crumbling, so go easy on the pan when you use your brush against it. On me, the color wore well for eight hours but had some fall out over time. Chanel Tisse Mademoiselle #4 (P) is less sparkly. Too Faced Leopard (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Disintegration (P) is less shimmery. Clarins Forest #1 (LE) is less shimmery. Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #3 (LE) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Collective Chic #3 is described as a “blackish plum.” It’s a warm-toned, burgundy-brown with a satiny sheen. It looks more plum in the pan than swatched–it was darker, less nuanced. It was semi-opaque applied dry, and it was mostly opaque when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was soft, blendable, and easy to work with and didn’t have any fall out concerns. The color lasted for eight hours before fading.NARS Subra (P, $29.00) is purpler. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #5 (P) is cooler-toned. MAC Constructivist (P, $18.50) is a cream product. MAC Brownluxe #5 (P) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Brownborder Technakohl is dark brown eyeliner that’s part of the permanent range, which I’ve reviewed in the past.

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All About Coral

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Product

8/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4.5/5

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Passion Charge

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Product

6.5/10

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9/10

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8.5/10

Longevity

6.5/10

Application

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Stoke the Flame

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8.5/10

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8.5/10

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8/10

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8.5/10

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MAC All About Coral Look in a Box
MAC All About Coral Look in a Box

MAC All About Coral Look in a Box
MAC All About Coral Look in a Box

MAC All About Coral Look in a Box
MAC All About Coral Look in a Box

MAC All About Coral Look in a Box
MAC All About Coral Look in a Box

MAC Passion Charge Lipstick
MAC Passion Charge Lipstick

MAC Passion Charge Lipstick
MAC Passion Charge Lipstick

MAC Passion Charge Lipstick
MAC Passion Charge Lipstick

MAC Passion Charge Lipstick
MAC Passion Charge Lipstick

MAC Passion Charge Lipstick
MAC Passion Charge Lipstick

MAC Passion Charge Lipstick
MAC Passion Charge Lipstick

MAC Stoke the Flame Lipglass
MAC Stoke the Flame Lipglass

MAC Stoke the Flame Lipglass
MAC Stoke the Flame Lipglass

MAC Stoke the Flame Lipglass
MAC Stoke the Flame Lipglass

MAC Stoke the Flame Lipglass
MAC Stoke the Flame Lipglass

MAC Stoke the Flame Lipglass
MAC Stoke the Flame Lipglass

MAC Stoke the Flame Lipglass
MAC Stoke the Flame Lipglass

MAC Stoke the Flame Lipglass over Passion Charge Lipstick
MAC Stoke the Flame Lipglass over Passion Charge Lipstick

MAC Stoke the Flame Lipglass over Passion Charge Lipstick
MAC Stoke the Flame Lipglass over Passion Charge Lipstick

MAC Stoke the Flame Lipglass over Passion Charge Lipstick
MAC Stoke the Flame Lipglass over Passion Charge Lipstick

MAC Collective Chic Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio
MAC Collective Chic Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio

MAC Collective Chic Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio
MAC Collective Chic Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio

MAC Collective Chic Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio
MAC Collective Chic Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio

MAC Collective Chic Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio
MAC Collective Chic Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio

MAC Collective Chic #1 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow
MAC Collective Chic #1 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Collective Chic Veluxe Pearlfusion #1 Eyeshadow
MAC Collective Chic #1 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Collective Chic Veluxe Pearlfusion #2 Eyeshadow
MAC Collective Chic #2 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Collective Chic Veluxe Pearlfusion #2 Eyeshadow
MAC Collective Chic #2 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Collective Chic Veluxe Pearlfusion #3 Eyeshadow
MAC Collective Chic #3 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Collective Chic Veluxe Pearlfusion #3 Eyeshadow
MAC Collective Chic #3 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Collective Chic Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow
MAC Collective Chic Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio (Urban Decay Rockstar on lash line)

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The Dupe List: Collective Chic #1

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53 thoughts on “MAC All About Coral Look in a Box Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. The lipstick looks really pretty, it’s too bad it didn’t score better. If it only lasted two hours on you it will probably only last maybe an hour on me (I’m an obsessive lip smacker!).
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  2. If only the formula was a bit better this box would have been perfection! The lipstick looks really pretty on you Christine!
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  3. Lilly

    Since the website says coming soon, do you think the lipsticks will be added to the permanent range?

  4. Yes yes to it all! Wow. Everything here looks like a winner to me! Those eyshadows are so beautiful. And the lustre finish on the lipstick is so fresh!

  5. The color is pretty but lustres aren’t all that great. Easy skip. The eyeshadows actually look pretty though!
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  6. Coral is my favourite but this kit is lacking the “oomph” I’m looking for with coral!
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  7. Avatar of Michelle Michelle

    As usual it looks great on you even if performance is sub par. I absolutely LOVE the eye look but I hate the lustre lipsticks – they are always a deal breaker for me. Too bad the eye palette isn’t available on it’s own.

  8. Passion Charge looks great on you, but I’m glad I can safely skip this as I have some of the products listed as dupes! Thanks Christine :).
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  9. I’m going to ignore the less-than-perfect score. This box is just TOO right for me. Oh I so so sooo want it.

  10. oh…m sucha coral and MAC gal…lethal combo for me to pick this if ever MAC releases this here and that too at the same pricing…
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  11. I’m underwhelmed by the lip products, but I like the colour story. I’ve learned from past purchase failures, I don’t do Lustre finish. The wear is so terrible on me, I might as well eat the lipstick bullet and get it over with.

  12. The only thing that grabs my attention is the gloss, but I have Orgasm and Pango Peach..so I think I’m covered!

  13. This one has impressed me the most so far!
    I really like the trio however i wished the lipstick was a bit more pigmented ^^

  14. Bonnie

    Darn, I want the eyeshadow and eyeliner from this coral set, but want the lippies from the pink set! Haha

  15. Luisafer

    Beautiful look!!!

  16. I love the concept of look box like these – great value for the entire set! The lipstick looks absolutely perfect for everyday!
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  17. Rina

    Hey Christine, look in a box are actually out in Singapore since the end of June. So pretty sure it isn’t Nordstorm exclusive.
    Passion charge looks extremely wonderful on you. I actually like lustre finishes. On days i don’t feel like wearing a heavy pigmented lipstick, I appreciate the semi sheer look of most lustres :p.

  18. I was waiting for this box to be reviewed here but the rating made it a little disappointing.. :-/
    the shade is gorgeous no doubt but staying is a put off.. though all the products including that eye shadow palette are lovely just the formula could have been a little better.. :)

  19. I really like the palette in this kit, but the rest doesn’t impress me that much. I ended up getting the mac all about beige look in a box palette, and I’m happy with it.
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  20. This is definitely the best set (and I’m not even going totally on coral bias there – the pinky nude was pretty too!), especially as regards the eyeshadow set, I think. I’m really, really curious to see if we get these here…
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  21. Avatar of Helene Helene

    Pity the lipstick is a lustre. that said, and the score for tie set being on the low side, I still love this set. I want this and the pink one.
    I hope it’ll be released here and the the cost won’t be doubled, makeup is on the expensive side here,so I can get it.
    I love the eyelook you did, Christine. Sparkly and a bit dramatic. MAC should have you as the face for this box-set!

  22. I love the colors of both the lip products but they would look terrible on me.
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  23. Avatar of Lisa Lisa C

    Hmmm… it looks like they took it down from the MAC website. What the heck???

  24. TY for watching and rating this! I love the colors so I was so tempted to buy this but it looks like I will pass. Wish the lipstick was a bit more opaque!

  25. Sabina

    Hello! I’m new here, wanted to say Hi! and thanks for the review.

    Is it just me or the eyeshadow #2 look like Sea worship from Alluring Aquatic collection?