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Best & Worst of MAC x Padma Lakshmi Collection

MAC x Padma Lakshmi Collection
MAC x Padma Lakshmi Collection

Here’s a recap of how well the MAC x Padma Lakshmi Collection performed. Unsurprisingly, MAC’s lipsticks topped the list, and my personal favorite from the collection was Sunset Rose lipstick.

I reviewed the products I had, but there are some additional items that I didn’t have, which you can see a list of in the launch post.

01.

01. Blue Blood MAC Lipstick

MAC Lipstick

LELimited Edition. $18.50/0.1 oz.

A

MAC Blue Blood Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium red with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. The color payoff was fantastic,...

MAC Blue Blood Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium red with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. The color payoff was fantastic,...

02.

02. Nude Fudge MAC Lipstick

MAC Lipstick

LELimited Edition. $18.50/0.1 oz.

A-

MAC Nude Fudge Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. The pigmentation was opaque in one, fluid...

MAC Nude Fudge Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. The pigmentation was opaque in one, fluid...

03.

03. Sunset Rose MAC Lipstick

MAC Lipstick

LELimited Edition. $18.50/0.1 oz.

A-

MAC Sunset Rose Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a soft, medium pink with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a...

MAC Sunset Rose Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a soft, medium pink with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a...

04.

04. Apricot Gold MAC Lipstick

MAC Lipstick

LELimited Edition. $18.50/0.1 oz.

A-

MAC Apricot Gold Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium, peachy brown with warm, orange undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque...

MAC Apricot Gold Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium, peachy brown with warm, orange undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque...

05.

05. Mittai Pink MAC Lipstick

MAC Lipstick

LELimited Edition. $18.50/0.1 oz.

A-

MAC Mittai Pink Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark raspberry pink with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish.

MAC Mittai Pink Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark raspberry pink with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish.

06.

06. Nefertiti MAC Cremesheen Glass

MAC Cremesheen Glass

LELimited Edition. $20.00/0.09 oz.

A-

MAC Nefertiti Cremesheen Glass ($20.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium, peachy gold with warm, orange undertones and a soft, pearly sheen.

MAC Nefertiti Cremesheen Glass ($20.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium, peachy gold with warm, orange undertones and a soft, pearly sheen.

07.

07. Desert Dusk MAC Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Eyeshadow Quad

LELimited Edition. $33.00/0.19 oz.

B+

MAC Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Quad ($33.00 for 0.19 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that contains two mattes and two shimmers with three shades being more neutral in hue (the fourth shade is a pop of blue).

MAC Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Quad ($33.00 for 0.19 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that contains two mattes and two shimmers with three shades being more neutral in hue (the fourth shade is a pop of blue).

MAC Indian Ink/Mossy Green Powerpoint Eye Pencil (Dual-Ended) ($18.50 for 0.07 oz.) contains navy blue and pearly green pencil eyeliners.

MAC Indian Ink/Mossy Green Powerpoint Eye Pencil (Dual-Ended) ($18.50 for 0.07 oz.) contains navy blue and pearly green pencil eyeliners.

09.
B

MAC Melon Pink Padma Lakshmi Powder Blush Duo ($33.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a new, limited edition blush duo with a muted orange paired with a pink-coral.

MAC Melon Pink Padma Lakshmi Powder Blush Duo ($33.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a new, limited edition blush duo with a muted orange paired with a pink-coral.

MAC Bordeauxline/Mole Brown Powerpoint Eye Pencil (Dual-Ended) ($18.50 for 0.07 oz.) contains an eggplant purple and a deep brown.

MAC Bordeauxline/Mole Brown Powerpoint Eye Pencil (Dual-Ended) ($18.50 for 0.07 oz.) contains an eggplant purple and a deep brown.

11.

11. Sumac MAC Lipstick

MAC Lipstick

LELimited Edition. $18.50/0.1 oz.

B-

MAC Sumac Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep plum with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single...

MAC Sumac Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep plum with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single...

MAC Iced Heather/Kerala Sun Powerpoint Eye Pencil (Dual-Ended) ($18.50 for 0.07 oz.) contains a light silver and light gold. Each side is almost the...

MAC Iced Heather/Kerala Sun Powerpoint Eye Pencil (Dual-Ended) ($18.50 for 0.07 oz.) contains a light silver and light gold. Each side is almost the...

13.

13. 70's Sunset MAC Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Eyeshadow Quad

LELimited Edition. $33.00/0.19 oz.

B-

MAC 70's Sunset Eyeshadow Quad ($33.00 for 0.19 oz.) is new, limited edition palette that releases March 15th online and at select stores.

MAC 70's Sunset Eyeshadow Quad ($33.00 for 0.19 oz.) is new, limited edition palette that releases March 15th online and at select stores.

Glossover Breakdown

87%

Average Score
A
6
B
7
C
0
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
8.5
pigmentation
9
texture
8.5
longevity
9
application
4.5
Total
87%
product
8.5
pigmentation
9
texture
8.5
longevity
9
application
4.5
Total
87%

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Somehow I wound up buying 3 lipsticks: Mittai Pink, Blue Blood and Apricot Gold, plus the Nefertiti Cremesheen glass and an eyeliner duo, but not even ONE single compact product! Weird, since I was so pumped for the packaging on the compacts. But I go for quality 99% of the time over presentation, and the better of the two e/s quads just didn’t appeal to me color wise.

This is quite a reasonable collection – no real absolute fails like we have seen in the past. The shades in the quads are co-ordinated and the lipsticks are lovely. This is the right size for a collection I think.
Thank you for the reviews.

I really am loving the look of the new Padma line. When my DH was still here he was a big Padma fan! Gorgeous lady. The Desert Dusk e/s quad and the Bordeaux/Mole brown eyeliner duo look particularly interesting! The pale blue shade in the DD quad looks stunning. (Shades like that make me long for blue eyes!) The bordeaux looks so rich, like it would flatter any eye shade. Once again, am loving these retro looks!! We’ve not really seen shades like this for a long time and it is so refreshing.

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