MAC Coral Lumineux Cream Colour Base Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Coral Lumineux Cream Colour Base
MAC Coral Lumineux Cream Colour Base

MAC Coral Lumineux Cream Colour Base ($70.00 for 0.28 oz.) is described as a “vivid coral creme.” It’s a brightened, medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a satin finish. Guerlain Petrouchka #9 (LE) is a powder. Makeup Geek Summer Fling (P, $9.99) is lighter, powder. MAC Ocean City (LE, $30.00) is powder. YSL Corail Affranchi (07) (P, $40.00) is more orange. NARS Exumas (P, $39.00) is more matte. Make Up For Ever #420 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever #410 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is pinker. Illamasqua Sleek (P, $26.00) is more muted, pinker. Chanel Presage (62) (LE, $38.00) is brighter. NYX Cinnamon (P, $5.00) is darekr, powder. MAC Out for Fun (LE, $20.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Not that this luxury holiday collection is a value proposition by any means, but regularly-sized and packaged Cream Colour Bases retail for $21.00 for 0.12 oz. or $175/oz., and this limited edition, over-sized version is $250/oz. It is over twice the amount of product in a regular CCB, though a little goes a long way. The compact is incredibly weighty–it’s probably not one you’d want to keep in a bag for on-the-go, because it is really that heavy–which does give it a more luxe and high-end feeling. It felt sturdy while still being functional. I found that this was less emollient than other Cream Colour Bases, which was a good thing, as it was longer-wearing at seven and a half hours, and yielded richer color payoff from the get-go. It looks more satin-to-matte applied once it sets and dries down.

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MAC Coral Lumineux Cream Colour Base
MAC Coral Lumineux Cream Colour Base

MAC Coral Lumineux Cream Colour Base
MAC Coral Lumineux Cream Colour Base

MAC Coral Lumineux Cream Colour Base
MAC Coral Lumineux Cream Colour Base

MAC Coral Lumineux Cream Colour Base
MAC Coral Lumineux Cream Colour Base

MAC Coral Lumineux Cream Colour Base
MAC Coral Lumineux Cream Colour Base

MAC Coral Lumineux Cream Colour Base
MAC Coral Lumineux Cream Colour Base

MAC Coral Lumineux Cream Colour Base
MAC Coral Lumineux Cream Colour Base

MAC Coral Lumineux Cream Colour Base
MAC Coral Lumineux Cream Colour Base

MAC Coral Lumineux Cream Colour Base
MAC Coral Lumineux Cream Colour Base

MAC Coral Lumineux Cream Colour Base
MAC Coral Lumineux Cream Colour Base

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder
On lips:
  • MAC Light English Red Lipglass
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lara Avatar

Beautifulโ€ฆbut I can’t imagine paying that price for Mac unless it’s amazeballs and unique. Also looks like Mac’s Virgin Isle. PS–great site, as always; it’s like the Wiki of makeup for me.

Meghan Avatar

It looks gorgeous! The colour… The packaging… The price tag!? And I’m Canadian! That’s gonna be marked up even more. That said… I own MUG’s Summer Fling & MAC’s Ocean City already. I really can’t justify making that purchase, even though I shouldn’t expect less from a MAC x Prabal Gurung line.

Yari Avatar

That’s exactly what I said Christine, $50 would have been easier to swallow for that packaging because obviously the blush itself is way dupeable. Bummer I love the packaging tho…

Deb Avatar

It’s pretty, but it’s too big a size for a cream product (for someone with a generous sized makeup collection, anyway). I’ve barely made a dent in my Bobbi Brown pot rouges, and they’re the new smaller size. Bigger isn’t always better, particularly with short shelf life products.

Nan Avatar

Hmmmm…can the package be re-purposed after the blush is gone? Do they offer refills? Do any of the other products fit this compact? It is stunning…

Trish Avatar

Oh DREAM COOKIES Christine! It looks sooo dang beautiful on you. Reminds me of MAC’s Proenza Schouler LE blush in Coral- beautiful but so pigmented! A tough one to work with cause you can overdo it so easy. I might give in tho- I’m a fool for any and all LE collections. Love that case too!

Sana Avatar

Between this and the bronzer
Which one do you recommend?

As a Makeup collector I’m mainly buying for packaging! So I’m between the two

I’m NC30

I felt this is a nice shade.. I don’t usually wear cream blushes! But I can top it with warm blushersdon’t I?

Kari Elizabeth Avatar

I wouldn’t normally drop this much money on a product, but when I saw this @ MAC Update last month I about fell over !!! The compact is luxurious, a DEFINITE statement piece & the color … Oh my stars it is right up my ALLEY!!!! I have looked for this perfect coral creme “Scarlett O’Hara” just pinched your cheeks look. When I tested it I fell in LOVE. Eyes, lips & cheeks it’s such a gorgeous shade (I prefer it to Virgin Isle) & it really complimented my porcelain skin & blue eyes. It will last forever & when it’s gone I’ll store blot films or something in the golden gilded casel. I just reserved mine & I am SO happy!

Stanisha Avatar

omg i am so excited for this blush. what is your favorite item from the collection and why? Im still trying to debate if i want all three lipsticks, or two lipsticks and a lipgloss. $30 is a lot to pay for a lipgloss, especially is the packaging is not up to par. but not sure if my dark skin would go with that nude color lipstick, although it is very pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

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