MAC Chartreuse Bouquet & Lily White Pigments Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Chartreuse Bouquet Pigment
MAC Chartreuse Bouquet & Lily White Pigments

MAC Chartreuse Bouquet Pigment ($21.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “shimmering acid green.” It’s a brightened, yellowed chartreuse wtih a soft, frosted sheen–somewhere between pearl and frost. Applied dry, it’s semi-opaque and yellower, and applied with a dampened brush, it’s greener, brighter, and opaque. It wore well for eight hours before starting to crease. Makeup Geek Pixie Dust (P, $5.99) is warmer, yellower. Kat Von D Birdcage (LE) is very similar–perhaps not as bright. CoverGirl Lime Light (310) (LE, $4.99) is lighter. Dior Peacock (434) Eyeshadow #1 (LE) is lighter, more muted. Make Up For Ever #304 (P, $20.00) is brighter, more metallic. NARS Rated R #1 (P, $24.00) is less shimmery. MAC Double Feature #2 #1 (LE, $15.00) is yellower. MAC Lucky Green (P, $15.00) is much darker. Make Up For Ever #171 (P, $20.00) is cooler-toned–less yellow. See comparison swatches.

Lily White (2014) Pigment ($21.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “pale butter-yellow shimmer.” It’s a pale gold with a frosted, metallic finish. It was semi-opaque when applied dry, and then it was opaque when applied with a dampened brush. The color lasted well without fading until after eight hours. Makeup Geek Bling (P, $5.99) is lighter. theBalm D3 (LE, $16.00) is darker. theBalm C1 (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Disney by Sephora Sand in the Glass (LE) is very similar. Make Up For Ever #101 (P, $20.00) is lighter. MAC Nylon (P, $15.00) is lighter, brighter. See comparison swatches.

As a heads up, Lily White (2014) is nothing like the version previously released. I’ve included a side-by-side comparison swatch for reference–it reminded me of how dazzling Lily White (2007) is.

MAC Chartreuse Bouquet Pigment
MAC Chartreuse Bouquet Pigment

MAC Chartreuse Bouquet Pigment
MAC Chartreuse Bouquet Pigment

MAC Chartreuse Bouquet Pigment
MAC Chartreuse Bouquet Pigment

MAC Chartreuse Bouquet Pigment
MAC Chartreuse Bouquet Pigment

MAC Sassy Moss Fluidline
MAC Lily White Pigment (inner lid), MAC Chartreuse Bouquet Pigment (middle of lid),
MAC Sassy Moss Fluidline

MAC Lily White Pigment
MAC Lily White Pigment

MAC Lily White Pigment
MAC Lily White Pigment

MAC Lily White Pigment
MAC Lily White Pigment

MAC Lily White Pigment
MAC Lily White Pigment

MAC Lily White Pigment
MAC Lily White (2007) vs. Lily White (2014) Pigment


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Ryou Avatar

So disappointed in the changes in Lily White. If they changed the formula then either work harder at duping the original or just market them under another name. This is part of why I’m SO glad Temptalia exists. <3

Martyisblue Avatar

Well in this case the new version of Lily White suits perfectly its name, because the colour of lilies is more a cream than a pink!

Sylirael Avatar

A true chartreuse! I love it when pigments are unashamed of what they are πŸ™‚

The new version of lily white is as pretty as the old one…but I feel that if they were going to make it pale gold, they should have changed the name up a bit, maybe something like ‘gilded lily’. Lily White actually has quite a firmly ‘pure’ white colour interpretation in English, I think! (Not that it really matters – I’m quibbling here ;-))

tzwiggy Avatar

Chartreuse Bouquet looks nice! I’m a bit surprised not to see MAC Sweet & Punchy in the comparison swatches, I expect it to be very similar to the right (wet?) swatch.

I prefer the texture of this year’s Lily White, but what’s up with the color change? It’s not even remotely similar to the original.

Christine Avatar

Oh, yeah, the texture is smoother this year – much more finely-milled – but ahh, the sparkle of the original. I didn’t remember how pretty it was.

Sweet & Punchy seems to run yellower –

Unless I can actually remember that far back, only products that make it into the Swatch Gallery tend to get pulled as dupes (which encompasses a lot, but it doesn’t encompass all 7 years of blogging) – anything that wasn’t swatched individually can’t get included, which is the case with To the Beach as a collection! You know, I have dreams of going back and redoing it all, but you know, time is limited, lol!

tzwiggy Avatar

Aah, I didn’t realize that Sweet & Punchy was so old that it’s not swatched individually, but that totally makes sense. The reason I mentioned it was that from what I remember S&P is almost a dupe for Rated R, but with a more shimmery/frosty finish.

Frizzylocks Avatar

I was thinking the same thing. I love sweet and punchy it is my favourite eyeshadow of all time. I can’t wait to purchase this now to wait until it comes to Australia!

Jen Avatar

Wow, strange how different Lily White is from the original! I have the original formula, which I really like- but the softer, warmer version here is also quite pretty πŸ™‚

A Avatar

It’s so wildly frustrating that MAC is changing their products yet marketing them under the same name. I recently re-purchased Studio Fix Fluid foundation after a year’s break, and when I applied it I had a really strong allergic reaction! I wore that foundation for years with no problems. I realize it could also be my body, but with all the product and quality changes I keep seeing, I’m not so sure.

Karla Avatar

The old Lily white from 2007 kind of looks like milk pigment from the swatch. Wow that’s a huge difference though. Should have named it differently as it’s a different product.

meganlisa Avatar

I love these two, and the green fluidlines. Really pretty and you did a great look. I did want to comment on the change in the earlier lily white color compared to the color now. I hate that! Why use the same name…people will be expecting the same color. MAC has amazing return policies…but still.
The Lily White is a color I can think of a million uses for. We shall see if I break and actually do get something from this collection! Selling out can sometimes be a very, very good thing!

Nicola Avatar

Ah I love Lily-White! I think I’m going to pick up my first MAC pigment ever. πŸ™‚
Unfortunately the lipsticks of this collection are nothing special to me, so I’m gonna skip those and save the money for the Maleficent Collection.

Brittany Avatar

From your previous reviews of this collection, it seems like these “repromotes” are anything but. Given your extensive collection, has this happened with any past MAC collections?

Brittany Avatar

That makes sense but when it comes to a product like Stereo Rose, I feel a little disheartened because it was one of the products I heard the most about from MAC when I got into products.

I also looked at the launch information that was posted for this collection and Lily White wasn’t marked as a repromote so maybe this was a case of a naming mistake.

Sarah Avatar

Man, I’m so disappointed about Lily White! I nearly had a heart attack of joy when I heard about this collection, because Lily White is my all-time favorite. I ordered two of them! πŸ™ This new version is pretty and fine…. but like you said, it does not resemble the original. Poo. πŸ™

Keen Janine Avatar

I like the color of the new lily white, but MAC should have just named it something else since the color is soooo different. It’s very frustrating when they do that.

ShannonE Avatar

LOVE pigments and glad I got both of these! Was hoping Lily White would be closer to the original version, but it is very pretty as well and this will work well with my collection.

Elena Avatar

I’m loving the whipped butter colour range that seems to be popping up for spring here and there (i.e. Lemon Tart, etc). I think I’ll be picking up some Lily White, despite the name-gate, which is getting ridiculous.

Valerie C. Avatar

I have the old Lily White. Now, that’s a major change, although I like the new one too. I’m thinking I’ll use the new release often in summer.

April Avatar

Thanks for the review! Do you know how similar Chartreuse Bouquet is to Chartreuse pigment? I’m also wondering how similar (new) Lily White is to Gold Dusk pigment – any idea?

Elle Avatar

Thanks, Christine! I’ve been eyeing both of these. The swatches look exactly how I want them to, but…I have at least 10 MAC pigments and I just never use them. I like them, but I never seem to want to take the time to fuss with them. Any suggestions on how to use them and are make them less of a chore?

Also, green always looks amazing on you! I’m jealous. You and I have very similar coloring, yet when I wear green shadows I feel like I look like a zombie. Sigh.

Christine Avatar

Hey Elle,

If you use a cream eyeshadow base, they’re pretty easy to use. If you don’t mind using a dampened brush, it makes them even easier to apply, since you’ll have way less fall out. I think it’s more of a get-used-to-it kind of thing. The more I use loose eyeshadows, the less annoying they are to use. MAC Pigments I’ve always liked, because they seem to bind together really well.

Annie Avatar

Is there a difference between Chartreuse pigment and this new Chartreuse Bouquet? It looks exactly the same, maybe less pigmented.

I’m at the point where I’d rather buy old jars of pigment on eBay or swap for them on Makeup Alley because I’d rather get the chunkier ones. I recently bought Rose, Violet, Teal, and White Gold, and they’re a TOTALLY different texture than the ones I got from 05-07. Such a disappointment. I know companies are all about cutting costs, and a company like MAC will always have customers, so there probably isn’t much hope for us getting them to change back. :/

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