Sunday, October 28th, 2012

MAC Divine Desire Quite Coral Kit
MAC Divine Desire Quite Coral Kit

More Peach Awaits You!

MAC Divine Desire Quite Coral Kit ($70.00) contains Born to Love (blush, coral), In a Heartbeat (Lipstick, pale clean coral), and Pure Flattery (Lipglass, soft coral cream), and Photogravure (Technakohl Liner, deep chocolate brown).

The blush is 0.09 oz. (not full-size, it is about the size of the larger MAC eyeshadow pots), lipglass is 0.17 oz. (full-sized), lipstick is 0.10 oz. (full-sized), and eyeliner is 0.012 oz. (full-sized). The kit contains $53.00 worth of product, excluding the brush. The full-sized 129 retails for $35, but MAC does not sell SE brushes on their own (SE brushes are machine-made, while full-sized or SH brushes are handmade). The whole set is housed in a peach satin container with a glossy black trim and bow at the enclosure. You could use it as a very small clutch later on, as the plastic insert is removable. If it’s packaging you would reuse, then this set has more value to you than the products alone.

Born to Love is a coral-pink with a brown-ish tinge that is what gives it a subdued quality. There’s a delicate champagne-gold shimmer-sheen. The way this blush applies yields a very ethereal finish–a little glow but not a lot of frost, even it does have a frost finish officially. It is on the sheer side, though; it doesn’t add a lot of color to my medium complexion, and I layered three passes of color for swatches. For light to light-medium complexions, this will be lovely. MAC Legendary is lighter, pinker. Guerlain Peach Boy is very similar. Tom Ford Lovelust has a warmer, slightly pinker sheen, but they are similar.

In a Heartbeat is a soft, warm peach with a hint of pink–but it’s mostly peach. It has opaque color coverage, and it has Cremesheen finish. MAC Reel Sexy is a bit more coral. YSL Peach Passion is a touch darker. Illamasqua Brink is similar–more matte. is lighter.

Pure Flattery is a warm peach with multi-colored micro-shimmer (looks mostly white/champagne). On lips, it’s a soft, medium peach with semi-opaque color coverage. Guerlain Sable Show is lighter, more beige. MAC Naked Space is creamier, lighter. MAC Poetic License has less shimmer.

Photogravure is a dark chocolate brown with warm undertones. It has good payoff in a single pass and can be layered. Chanel Brun-Teak is similar. MAC Brownborder is also similar.

Born to Love is a shade I could see a lot of people wanting, and it’s a bummer that it’s part of this pricey kit and not a standalone item!  I wasn’t able to get true-to-pan color, though, so darker complexions will find it acts more as a highlighter than a blusher.  When I tested the wear, it lasted six hours but was noticeably faded by the seventh hour.  In a Heartbeat wore for four hours, and it was just a bit drying.  Pure Flattery lasted three and a half hours.  Photogravure is similar to other warm brown eyeliners on the market, but it lasted for eight hours without fading.

As stated before, the included 129SE brush is similar to the full-sized version, which is already a somewhat scratchy brush.  It is a little scratchier than the full-sized version, but I found it was more prone to shedding after two or three washes.  It also seemed to get scratchier after washing, too, than it was when I initially opened up the kit.

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MAC Divine Desire Quite Coral Kit Review, Photos, Swatches

B+
This is a kit where it makes the most sense if you love all of the products, but if you know you won't wear one or more items, it's not a good buy.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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Product & Review FAQ

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Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

See individual shade review.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: MAC Warm Eyes Palette, shu uemura Karl Lagerfeld Painting Liner, Dior DiorShow Mascara. On face: Guerlain Parure de Lumiere (02 and 03), Guerlain Wulong Pressed Powder, MAC Born to Love.

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28 thoughts on “MAC Divine Desire Quite Coral Kit Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Crystal

    Out of everything in the MAC holidays collection, I think I like this set the best.. however, the price is just crazy and although everything looks beautiful on you, Christine, I don’t think I can shell out $70 for this :/

  2. Lara

    Someone tell me I don’t need this, quick! I am such a sucker for these colors. I think Mac would have made more money if they had released these as stand-alone items (or at least they would have made more money from me!).

  3. grlnxdor

    First, let me start off by saying that I am new to MAC. It was always out of my price range until recently, so I never bothered with it. Recently I started to look closer at it, but it seems like the quality is really hit or miss. The things I want (Supercontinental blush) sell out before I can get to them. Also, there seems to be a ridiculous amount of “collections”. I really like this set, but I’m not paying extra for a scratchy brush and a container that I probably won’t reuse. Would it have killed MAC to sell this set for $60.00 and leave out the brush?

    • Jade

      I want to jump in and say “Don’t give up!!” haha! MAC was my first cosmetics love and I still really like the brand as a whole. As everyone says, look at their permanent items. Their limited editions of late have been quite lacklustre. I hold out hope they will haul ass and pull their limited editions together again, but it ain’t looking good! And, by all reports (including my own experiences) their permanent items are holding strong.

      • grlnxdor

        Thanks for the encouragement and I think you are correct about the permanent items. I’m sure if I keep paying attention to the lovely Christine I can’t really go wrong!

  4. You skin looks absolutely flawless!!! Which foundation are you using????

  5. Banafshe Sharifian

    Hi Christine!
    Thanks so much for all your hard work and congratulations on your wedding! Any pics of the wedding dress? Anyway, I was so curious about this particular set. Will you also be reviewing the sinfully chic set that is a Nordstrom exclusive? I bought it but I am torn between that and the quite coral. I don’t know whether to return the Nordstrom one and get the quite coral or keep it and skip this one. Any thoughts?

    • I plan to – unfortunately, I missed it when I made my two Nordstrom orders. I won’t have it until next week – I overnighted both my original Nordstrom orders, but at $25 each, I couldn’t pull the trigger to overnight just the one palette. Sorry :(

  6. Beatriz

    Christine is in a heart beat similar to coral bliss? Which one would u prefer?

  7. blueraccoon

    The colors are nice, although not quite my style, but the price tag just seems too high for MAC. For $70 I’d rather get a Chanel highlighter or something.

    • VickyM

      For that price you could get a Chanel blush and lipstick or gloss…Mac is really overpriced in this collection :( .

  8. I am in LOVE with the blush, but unfortunately everything else is just ok, and I’m not sure I want to pay $70 for that :/

  9. Patrícia Tiemi

    Amazing, I want it!!! :D

  10. Rafaela

    I really like this one! The packaging is so cute, I would reuse it :D

    I dont know if this will be launched here in Brazil, and the launches always have a huge delay, the Marilyn Collection is still launching in the end of november.
    I am going to Europe in January, but this will probably sell out by then, right? :/

  11. I’ll admit it, I bought this and I think it’s so freakin’ cute- I likely wont be able to treat myself to something so ridiculous in the future so I figured I’d go for the gusto!

    I’ll just break it down like this:
    The whole set is $85 CAD
    but seperately:
    Special packaging lipstick $20 CAD
    Special packaging lipglass $20 CAD
    Special packaging eyeliner $20 CAD
    Half cost of special packaging blush $13.25 CAD(it’s about half size)
    = $73.25

    And I would pay $11.75 for the silly clutch. Actually, it would have perfectly matched the outfit I wore to the mall on Friday, the satin matches my 60′s sweater! Let’s not discuss the brush LOL it doesn’t feel too bad right now but the bristles are a little uneven.

    I didn’t have a brown eyeliner(I know!) so now I have one, and I get to try out a lipglass because I probably wouldn’t just go buy one as I don’t really wear gloss. Now I can put my curiosity to rest ;)

    And now I have justified it entirely! :D

  12. Nelia

    Waiting to see the your review on the set of brushes.

  13. I really love the colors in this set.

  14. Precious

    Out of all the kits that you’ve reviewed so far, I think this one’s the best. :) I’m such a sucker for peaches and corals.

  15. Eris

    OMG, this must be mine!

  16. Kristanna

    $70 for MAC? no way..id rather go with guerlain or chanel at that price point

  17. FedEx is being a pussy and shutting down this week for the storm. I’m saying that because the storm wont kit use till Wednesday of Thursday in Ontario and I’m not sure WHEN I’ll get my order that was suppose to be dropped off today.:( I was suppose to get it Friday but MAC decided to requests a signature. :P

    I really love the shades of Pure Flattery and In a Heartbeat when I was able to test it in store. It kind of sold me on it and I hope these eshades get re-promoted.

  18. VickyM

    I was born to love the born to love blush :P it´s so pretty! though nothing else in this kit seems to impress me. I really, really hope Mac repromotes the blush as an individual item. :)

  19. Ms. Z

    oh, this set is soooooooo pretty on you! I want it!