MAC Lipsticks: Flustered, Gel, Quietly Please, Tanarama
MAC Cham-Pale: Lipsticks
MAC Lipsticks ($14.50 for 0.10 oz.) for Cham-Pale include two limited edition shades (one is a repromote): Flustered (frosted pale bronze) and Quietly Please (frosted pink champagne); and two permanent shades: Gel (sheer metallic beige) and Tanarama (pale beige with golden shimmer).
- Flustered is a semi-opaque copper brown with gilded champagne sheen and light shimmer. This has a frost finish and limited edition. This was the most pigmented of the four shades.
- Gel is a semi-sheer, metallic beige-gold. This has a frost finish and is part of the permanent range. (It is also similar to Beigeland, which was a limited edition shade from Spring Colour Forecast.)
- Quietly, Please is a sheer metallic rose pink. This has a lustre finish. It is a repromote from Red She Said in 2008. I found this incredibly sheer, though; it really didn’t seem to add color to my lips at all.
- Tanarama is a semi-sheer frosted white gold with a metallic sheen. This has a frost finish and is part of the permanent range.
I’m curious to see how others plan to wear these shades, as I did not find any of them flattering on my skin tone on their own. I felt like they washed me out a bit, but perhaps with the right gloss, I will be able to find a way to make them work for me. All four are highly reflective and have slightly metallic finishes, though three are officially frosts and one is a lustre.
MAC Cham-Pale Collection is a limited edition launch (official information and photos here) that is set to launch in-stores on December 26th in North American, January 2011 for international MAC locations. The approximate launch date for online is December 24th. It features color products as well as a few skincare items.
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- Product: 28/30
- Value: 8/10
- Ease of Use: 4/5
- Packaging: 4/5
RECOMMENDATION: I’m not sure who’s going to rock these colors. Normally, I get a strong push for cool/warm, but these, while having a tendency to be warm, don’t give me a good feeling either way. Flustered and Quietly Please are the most wearable, with Tanarama being the least (because it is so light).
AVAILABILITY: MAC Cosmetics on December 26th (U.S. stores), January 2011 (International)