Even though there are definitely some products I like in this launch, there is no item that caught my eye more than Originality. If you like nail polish, you gotta get it!
I am both a little surprised–but very delighted–to say that the Chromagraphic Pencils work wonderfully on the waterline. They look lovely–very fresh and awake–without being too light. I used NC/NW15 on my waterline as soon as I had finished photographing them (nobody likes to see used stuff photograph, yeah?), and here I am three hours later with it still hanging on. I’d definitely say to grab one when you’re able to if you’ve always wanted an easy way to open up and brighten your eyes.
It’s funny, despite five eyeshadows being launched in this collection, none of them really spoke to me. I also got more of a fall collection vibe off of them, even though we’re heading right into summer. To be honest, I don’t think any of these are really must-haves.
Gazette Gray had a lot of potential, but it’s just so sheer–would have been great if it had been a veluxe pearl finish! Cut to Fit is something that’s close enough to other shades I’ve seen before. Tissue Weight is pretty on its own, but you may already own something similar.
For whatever reason, I must have spaced, because I did not realize that Pret-a-Papier was such a large collection. I kept thinking it was a dinky little collection, but it’s a full collection. It includes two sheertone blushes and one mineralize blush duo.
Instant Chic is the most unique of the three blushes, despite not having the best color pay off (it is a sheertone, though). It’s coral enough to be perfect for summer and add some brightness to cheeks, but it’s not so warm that only warmer skin tones will like it. I do think it’s a better shade for light to medium skin tones, and if you’re of a deeper skin tone, you may want to swatch it in person first.
MAC Eyeshadow Palettes: My Reds & Pinks — Limited Edition
Can you guess which shade is which? It’s not easy! You’ll find the answers behind the cut, under the second photo of the palette! I took close-ups, but I wasn’t satisfied with the majority of them, so I’ll have to do those at another time. Consider it on the to-do list but a not-so-urgent item… We’ll do oranges and golds next!
- All shades are limited edition (I have all permanent shades in separate palettes)
- 95% of my limited edition eyeshadows are from 2004-2010, with an emphasis on 2009-2010
- There may be duplicates of some limited edition shades (but they’ll be next to each other)
- Square-shaped shades are from holiday palettes
What’s inside the palette…
MAC Pret-a-Papier review is coming…
I’m working on it, I promise! My order from MAC literally just arrived at noon (PST) and am working feverishly to get everything up