Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner
MAC Illustrated Pink x3 Lip Color & Bag

MAC Illustrated Collection: Pink x3 Lip Color & Bag

MAC Illustrated Pink x3 Lip Color & Bag ($39.50) includes three products plus a small makeup bag: Pink Treat Cremestick Liner (part of the permanent range), Julia Dazzleglass Creme (new and exclusive), and Vivid Imagination Cremesheen Lipstick (new and exclusive).  This is a Nordstrom exclusive and is available both online and in-store now.

Pink Treat Cremestick Liner is a medium-dark neutral-cool pink. It comes in a twist-up mechanical pencil, and it contains 0.009 oz. I think Pink Treat was the first lip liner I ever bought (for sure, the first mid-range/high-end one). I don’t have that many lip pencils in my stash, so I don’t know what may or may not be dupes for this particular shade. It is significantly darker than the lipstick included in the set, though. I like Cremestick Liners, because they’re a lot more forgiving during application and when worn than other lip pencils. The only downside is, like most mechanical pencils, there isn’t a whole lot of product in ‘em, and if you use it regularly, you’ll find yourself going through it relatively quickly.  This lip liner wears about six hours on its own.

Julia Dazzleglass Creme is a rosy beige-brown with soft pink and gold shimmer. There’s not a lot to the gloss–it’s really on the sheer side and adds mostly shimmer rather than color. It seems to bring out the redness in my natural lip color. It looked and acted a lot more like a regular Dazzleglass than the Dazzleglass Cremes (which typically have more color payoff). You could easily dupe this with any sheer, shimmer-filled gloss. Here’s a whole gallery of options. When I wore this, it lasted a mere hour and there was some traveling glitter particles.

Vivid Imagination Cremesheen Lipstick is a light-medium yellow-toned pink with a creamy finish. Le Metier de Beaute Fiji is darker. Bobbi Brown Orchid PInk iis lighter, less opaque. MAC Please Me is extremely similar–at most, marginally darker! It yields mostly opaque color coverage, and the consistency is thin for as creamy as this looks. It does pull and tug a little bit, though not like a particularly dry, hard-to-apply lipstick, but it doesn’t glide-on. I tested the wear on this shade, and it managed four hours (which is average), but it was a bit drying.

Whenever MAC releases lip kits like these, it’s actually one of the few true value sets they launch. You’re getting three full-sized products for $39.50, and if they were available individually, would set you back $48.50.  I’m not over-the-moon about this set, unfortunately.  The best part about it is Pink Treat as far as quality goes, and if you like the design, then the bag might take the prize. (I dig it!)

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MAC Illustrated Pink x3 Lip Color & Bag Review, Photos, Swatches

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I'm not over-the-moon about this set, unfortunately.  The best part about it is Pink Treat as far as quality goes, and if you like the design, then the bag might take the prize. (I dig it!)

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4/5

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MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner
MAC Illustrated Pink x3 Lip Color & Bag

MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner
MAC Illustrated Pink x3 Lip Color & Bag

MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner
MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner

MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner
MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner

MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner
MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner

MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner
MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner

MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner
MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner

MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner
MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner

MAC Julia Dazzleglass Creme
MAC Julia Dazzleglass Creme

MAC Julia Dazzleglass Creme
MAC Julia Dazzleglass Creme

MAC Julia Dazzleglass Creme
MAC Julia Dazzleglass Creme

MAC Julia Dazzleglass Creme
MAC Julia Dazzleglass Creme

MAC Julia Dazzleglass Creme
MAC Julia Dazzleglass Creme

MAC Julia Dazzleglass Creme
MAC Julia Dazzleglass Creme

MAC Vivid Imagination Lipstick
MAC Vivid Imagination Lipstick

MAC Vivid Imagination Lipstick
MAC Vivid Imagination Lipstick

MAC Vivid Imagination Lipstick
MAC Vivid Imagination Lipstick

MAC Vivid Imagination Lipstick
MAC Vivid Imagination Lipstick

MAC Vivid Imagination Lipstick
MAC Vivid Imagination Lipstick

MAC Vivid Imagination Lipstick
MAC Vivid Imagination Lipstick

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $39.50.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

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What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: MAC Brilliantly Lit Eyeshadow, MAC Fashion Circuit Eyeshadow, MAC Switch to Blue Eyeshadow, MAC Highly Charged Eyeshadow, Burberry Trench Eyeshadow, Tarina Tarantino Cute Robot Eyeliner (on waterline). On cheeks: Bobbi Brown Bahama Brown Blush.

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43 thoughts on “MAC Illustrated Pink x3 Lip Color & Bag Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Your eyes are stealing the show madame!  Fergettabout the rest :)

  2. I know this is about lips, but I have to say it: I love your eye make-up, looks amazing! :-) The Julia Dazzleglas cream looks great on you, definitely my favorite.

  3. anon

    Wow! I love the eye makeup you have going on! I can’t wait for you to review the electric cool eyeshadows!

  4. Your eye makeup is pretty! :D

  5. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    The gloss is actually very pretty, but I’m not digging the others (including the bag). It is a pretty good deal price-wise,if you like everything, though.

  6. misscheriamor

    I like the products inside, but the bag is a little ugly… in my opinion. That abstract design isn’t my taste.

  7. paneradfisk

    Love your eye makeup here.. wanna tell us what you used?
    xo

    • @paneradfisk It’s listed in the FAQ :) 
       
      WHAT MAKEUP ARE YOU WEARING?
      On eyes: MAC Brilliantly Lit Eyeshadow, MAC Fashion Circuit Eyeshadow, MAC Switch to Blue Eyeshadow, MAC Highly Charged Eyeshadow, Burberry Trench Eyeshadow, Tarina Tarantino Cute Robot Eyeliner (on waterline). On cheeks: Bobbi Brown Bahama Brown Blush.
       

  8. Claicami

    I think you have a mix up in the photos :p there isnt a picture of your whole face wearing the vivid imagination lipstick, and theres a duplicate photo of the mac julia dazzleglass photo

  9. LCS_76

    @pluggaa I kinda love her eye makeup.

  10. LCS_76

    @pluggaa I showed you the pink polish I got. I was gonna show you the pink glitter eye makeup I did but my skin looks AWFUL. #weather

  11. sev1226

    These are horrible colors……………Mac has been quite the disappointment to me this year……..yay for my wallet!!!!!!    

  12. LOVE the lining of the bag, these are so cute! I still really want the flower print one, but I think that comes out later? 

  13. MayaMaya

    Why don’t u review peach and nude too?please

    •  @MayaMaya Sorry, I am done with MAC’s Nordstrom exclusives.  Both the peach and nude sets contain all permanent/repromotes that I have reviewed in the past! :)  I chose only to review the sets that had new/exclusive shades.

      • MayaMaya

        @Christine (Temptalia) @MayaMaya thanks for your prompt responce i will check out ur posts on those permanent shades then .

  14. MayaMaya

    I always check ur blog before buying, great job!

  15. paigertexas

    I know it’s been said but DIG that shadow job!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Avatar of Kafka Kafka

    I need to get a grip on my OCD.  All I can think about — and I keep coming back to it! — is the uneveness of the mouth in that bag design. The line going up near the top lip and the smears under the bottom lip….. arrrrrgggghhhhh.  I want to take some White-out and fix it!  <bangs head against desk to stop the insanity>  

  17. pickleypie

    Do you think it’s possible that this is the same Julia from the Marcel Wanders 2 collection? I have compared both of your posts and they seem to look identical…

  18. I’m glad I held back and didn’t buy this. The colors just don’t seem to go together to me…and I was most excited about that lipstick, but it looks too light for my tastes! 

  19. Polly Ploy

    I think is worth checking out (for me) The lip liner and lipstick are just my colors. And I didn’t own many sheer lipglosses (mostly are semi-opaque to opaque) Also the bag print rocks

  20. Avatar of Jade MissJadeGreen

    I’m digging that lipstick!! I have Please Me and LOVE it, but I just dont cope with the matte finish over time, it’s too drying! I remember wishing that they made Please Me in Cremesheen! I have one Cremesheen (Lickable) in my collection and the finish and wear is awesome. Are they releasing this at overseas locations at all?

  21. Avatar of Jade MissJadeGreen

    This might be a double post (can’t see my original) but will this launch internationally? Have they done that with Nordstorm collections in the past?

    •  @MissJadeGreen I know Canada received this launch, but I’m not sure other countries are getting it!

      • Avatar of Jade MissJadeGreen

         @Christine-Temptalia Thanks Christine :) it’s now popped up on MAC Australia’s website, so I’m hoping it will be available at counters now/soon! The colours in this set really appeal to me. I have a question though – MAC describe all of these as cool or blue based (on their Australian website) but in your review you thought different. Why do you think that is?