MAC Colour Ready Swatches & Pictures

Show Orchid, Impassioned Lipsticks

Swatches for MAC Colour Ready!

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Bitter, White Frost eyeshadows; Rapid Black

Impassioned Lipstick

Show Orchid Lipstick

Prep + Prime Line Filler

Left side normal; right side Prep + Prime Line Filler

Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder

Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder

Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder

Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder (Unblended!)

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Let me know if it works well on ya 🙂 I gotta give it a few more tries on my face to see if it’s as impressive!

Hmm.. I’m loving Show Orchid!

Just a question though- What do you think is better color choice for NC40 SKIN?

Girl about town L/s or Show Orchid L/S

I really want a hot pink lipstick and I’m just stuck on which one! 🙁

DARN MAC and their amazing colors!

The powder just seems like a normal powder. I don’t notice anything particularly OMG! about it yet. It sets my makeup, and I don’t look oily at the end of the day, but that’s how my face is with most powders 😛

I agree with Christine Vicki. I tried MUFE HD powder & i wasn’t floored by it. This one by MAC seems exactly the same. It just does the same as any other finishing powder. No miracle in this jar.

Girl About Town is really just… pink? Like a hot pink, but not as bright as Show Orchid. I’ll try to compare tomorrow!

The line filler…omg…i wonder how it compares to Estee Lauder’s Idealist pore minimizing skin refinisher on the face?I just put my refinisher on the back of my hand and it in no ways compare to that line filler!

Hi Nunu,
I’ve tried Estee Lauder’s Idealist Pore Minimising Skin Refinisher – went thru a whole bottle and then i repurchased cos i thought that i have to give it time to work. My skin does feel smoother (it was beginning to look a little crepe-y for a while) but i think you have to continuously use Idealist to get results. I’m definitely gonna get the P+P Line Filler when (or IF EVER) it launches in Singapore. We don’t get some things – our MAC counters here don’t carry Strobe liquid (only cream)

Those lipsticks look like something that Christina Aguilera would love. The swatches settle it though, I definitely want the eyeshadow eventually. I’ve been wanting a pure white, frosty eyeshadow.

Holy CRAP @ the Line Filler! That’s a pretty amazing product. Really liking Impassioned too; wasn’t planning to get that before!

It definitely looks amazing, doesn’t it? I don’t even have to say anything, I can let the swatch speak for itself!

I want Show Orchid lipstick! It would look so amazing with Palatial Lustreglass, and bronzer. I cant wait for this, and I’m super interested in the primers and setting powder. I’m really looking forward to this one.I already have Bitter sO I can pass. I don’t need the other stuff really.

Show Orchid is super pretty, though I’ve yet to actually wear it, LOL. Maybe this launch will encourage me to!

I have had Impassioned for a long time.. is this the same one? If so, it is a beautiful color. Same with Snow orchid.. the skin products– no thanks, I would rather pay a bit more, MAC’s technology has not been the best for skin care. I would have to read the ingredients of the skin filler.

It’s really only meant to be used in spots, rather than everywhere, so you should get plenty of uses out of it. It’s not as pricey as other line fillers, either, at least!

Show Orchid is more fuchsia than Gladiola, and the finish is a lil’ different. Show Orchid has more sheen, Gladiola is very creamy.

The P&P line filler swatch makes it look like a wonder product. Hope it is cause i could really use something for filling in the “11” lines btwn. my eyes & my laugh lines. Question is – how long does it actually stay looking the way it does in the swatch?

Those lip colors look beautiful on you. I would love to see you try them with a look because I could probably get a better feel with seeing the whole kit-n-kaboodle.

Hey Nicole,

I think it definitely works really well for fine lines, but I’m sure the effect won’t be quite as dramatic on deeper, more visible lines, you know? It does seem to help on all lines, though 🙂

I’ll see if I can do any looks with these!


Is it just me or does it look liker the line filler accentuated pigmentation in your skin? I mean, it looks amazingly matte and there is almost a soft focus to the skin tone, but it seems to have brought out the variation in pigment between your ‘freckles’/pigment and lighter areas. …Or is this just how it looks on the computer only?

I mean I like my barely there dusting of freckles, but I don’t want it to be brought out even more so it looks like sun damage. LOL

Hey Rebecca,

I don’t think so. I think because it’s smoother, they’re clearer, because normally you see the lines of my hand, which kind of interferes with seeing any freckling (because I don’t actually see any freckles on my hands, lol!).

I think Show Orchid and Impassioned lipsticks are brighter and sheerer versions of the Dame Edna lipstick collections…I could barely pull of the Dame Edna lip colors so these are a definite no for me. 🙁

What would you say to someone (fair, blonde, blue-eyed) debating between Coral Polyp & Impassioned? I remember the veins trick you mentioned earlier & I’d say that my veins are more green than blue. I’m a NW20 (according to concealer a SA matched me for).

LOOOVE your blog!!

I am loving those lips. I’ve always been a fan of bright lips with toned down eyes and cheeks, so this trend is awesome for me! I’m digging Impassioned and Show Orchid, and I’m a little excited for the finishing powder. I’ve never used anything like it, but when I got to play with it a couple of weeks ago, I fell in love!

It seems Mac has a bright pink/fuchsia lipstick with every collection, eg. Gladiola from Dame Edna and Snow Orchid. Will be passing on this collection altogether.

Sweet thing is on my wishlist for Sugarsweet (still waiting for it :(), it didn’t seem quite as bright for me as Snow Orchid and Gladiola. Do you think it’s as bright? I’ll have to see it in person I guess.

I have both Sweet Thing & Gladiola & I’d have to say that ST is def not as bright as Gladiola. Sweet Thing is a lustre and goes on much sheerer that Gladiola, which is matte. I’m pale with blue eyes & blond hair & ST looks like my lips but better; it def still looks natural on me while Gladiola is bright and attention grabbing. ST sort of reminds me of Clinique Almost Lipstick Black Honey, as it has a berry/just bitten quality to it. Gladiola is much more opaque and reminds me of Lickable & Lavender Whip, which are, on me, respectively, are a bright, deep, clean, blue-pink/fuschia & a blue-y purple. I’m not 100% about my descriptions of the colors though, I’m a new but eager MAC enthusiast.

I hope that was helpful!

are you familiar with MAC’s matte-cream (clear tube-y thing), is that new line filler similar? or what is the difference? thanks for any help! yea, that pic is great!
i like show orchid lippie too!

MAC’s Mattifier? That one just reduces the oilies, while the Line Filler is about filling in your lines by plumping them up 🙂 Two totally different things, so definitely check it out!

Hey Christine, I stop by your site everyday and get so much information about MAC collection launches and products, so I thought you would have the most knowledge about the lipsticks. My mother’s birthday is coming up in just a couple days and I am planning on getting her a MAC lipstick (all the lipstick she uses are old and bad quality!). She doesn’t wear much makeup and she doesn’t want to take much time applying it either. She is the type where she would just want to slap on some lipstick and not worry about it for the rest of the day. I doubt she would want to line her lips and apply a lip balm, because she would claim it’s too much of a hassle. I was wondering if you could recommend a lipstick finish (Satin, Amplified Creme, etc.) that would work on women like her. I know she dislikes dry lips and feathering. I wouldn’t know how to thank you if you did reply and help me find a lipstick that she would enjoy. Thanks beforehand, you are so beautiful! 🙂

Go with glazes or amplified cremes, I think she’d like those. They tend to be very creamy and hydrating. Glazes may be better, though, because they’re not quite as pigmented as the amplified cremes — the more pigmented a lipstick is, the more likely feathering is to occur.

Wow… Impassioned looks like a completely different colour on you than it does on me!
I cannot wait to try that line filler around my lips to see if it helps feathering 😀

christine–can you do a look where you use the line filler? it’d be nice to see how it looks on the face…pretty impressive swatch!

can’t wait till this comes out in the uk! the lipcolours look fab!

Ok, so if I wanted to apply the following; moisturizer, foundation, face primer, and this new product–prep + prime line filler….how should it all be applied and in what order without it hopefully looking like too much?

Thanks for these swatches…the lippies look amazing! If I have Crazee (from Red She Said) and Girl About Town….do I still *need* Show Orchid and Impassionate? What do you think Christine?

No problem, Torrie! Crazee isn’t as pigmented/bright as eithe rof them, though Girl About Town is pretty bright – though not quite the same as Show Orchid 😉

If you wear Girl About Town a lot, go for one of the new ones!

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