MAC Illustrated Pink x3 Lip Color & Bag Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner
MAC Illustrated Pink x3 Lip Color & Bag

MAC Illustrated Collection: Pink x3 Lip Color & Bag

MAC Illustrated Pink x3 Lip Color & Bag ($39.50) includes three products plus a small makeup bag: Pink Treat Cremestick Liner (part of the permanent range), Julia Dazzleglass Creme (new and exclusive), and Vivid Imagination Cremesheen Lipstick (new and exclusive).  This is a Nordstrom exclusive and is available both online and in-store now.

Pink Treat Cremestick Liner is a medium-dark neutral-cool pink. It comes in a twist-up mechanical pencil, and it contains 0.009 oz. I think Pink Treat was the first lip liner I ever bought (for sure, the first mid-range/high-end one). I don’t have that many lip pencils in my stash, so I don’t know what may or may not be dupes for this particular shade. It is significantly darker than the lipstick included in the set, though. I like Cremestick Liners, because they’re a lot more forgiving during application and when worn than other lip pencils. The only downside is, like most mechanical pencils, there isn’t a whole lot of product in ’em, and if you use it regularly, you’ll find yourself going through it relatively quickly.  This lip liner wears about six hours on its own.

Julia Dazzleglass Creme is a rosy beige-brown with soft pink and gold shimmer. There’s not a lot to the gloss–it’s really on the sheer side and adds mostly shimmer rather than color. It seems to bring out the redness in my natural lip color. It looked and acted a lot more like a regular Dazzleglass than the Dazzleglass Cremes (which typically have more color payoff). You could easily dupe this with any sheer, shimmer-filled gloss. Here’s a whole gallery of options. When I wore this, it lasted a mere hour and there was some traveling glitter particles.

Vivid Imagination Cremesheen Lipstick is a light-medium yellow-toned pink with a creamy finish. Le Metier de Beaute Fiji is darker. Bobbi Brown Orchid PInk iis lighter, less opaque. MAC Please Me is extremely similar–at most, marginally darker! It yields mostly opaque color coverage, and the consistency is thin for as creamy as this looks. It does pull and tug a little bit, though not like a particularly dry, hard-to-apply lipstick, but it doesn’t glide-on. I tested the wear on this shade, and it managed four hours (which is average), but it was a bit drying.

Whenever MAC releases lip kits like these, it’s actually one of the few true value sets they launch. You’re getting three full-sized products for $39.50, and if they were available individually, would set you back $48.50.  I’m not over-the-moon about this set, unfortunately.  The best part about it is Pink Treat as far as quality goes, and if you like the design, then the bag might take the prize. (I dig it!)

MAC Illustrated Pink x3 Lip Color & Bag Review, Photos, Swatches

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8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total
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MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner
MAC Illustrated Pink x3 Lip Color & Bag

MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner
MAC Illustrated Pink x3 Lip Color & Bag

MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner
MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner

MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner
MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner

MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner
MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner

MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner
MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner

MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner
MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner

MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner
MAC Pink Treat Cremestick Liner

MAC Julia Dazzleglass Creme
MAC Julia Dazzleglass Creme

MAC Julia Dazzleglass Creme
MAC Julia Dazzleglass Creme

MAC Julia Dazzleglass Creme
MAC Julia Dazzleglass Creme

MAC Julia Dazzleglass Creme
MAC Julia Dazzleglass Creme

MAC Julia Dazzleglass Creme
MAC Julia Dazzleglass Creme

MAC Julia Dazzleglass Creme
MAC Julia Dazzleglass Creme

MAC Vivid Imagination Lipstick
MAC Vivid Imagination Lipstick

MAC Vivid Imagination Lipstick
MAC Vivid Imagination Lipstick

MAC Vivid Imagination Lipstick
MAC Vivid Imagination Lipstick

MAC Vivid Imagination Lipstick
MAC Vivid Imagination Lipstick

MAC Vivid Imagination Lipstick
MAC Vivid Imagination Lipstick

MAC Vivid Imagination Lipstick
MAC Vivid Imagination Lipstick

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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The gloss is actually very pretty, but I’m not digging the others (including the bag). It is a pretty good deal price-wise,if you like everything, though.

@paneradfisk It’s listed in the FAQ 🙂 
 
WHAT MAKEUP ARE YOU WEARING?
On eyes: MAC Brilliantly Lit Eyeshadow, MAC Fashion Circuit Eyeshadow, MAC Switch to Blue Eyeshadow, MAC Highly Charged Eyeshadow, Burberry Trench Eyeshadow, Tarina Tarantino Cute Robot Eyeliner (on waterline). On cheeks: Bobbi Brown Bahama Brown Blush.
 

I think you have a mix up in the photos :p there isnt a picture of your whole face wearing the vivid imagination lipstick, and theres a duplicate photo of the mac julia dazzleglass photo

@pluggaa I showed you the pink polish I got. I was gonna show you the pink glitter eye makeup I did but my skin looks AWFUL. #weather

 @MayaMaya Sorry, I am done with MAC’s Nordstrom exclusives.  Both the peach and nude sets contain all permanent/repromotes that I have reviewed in the past! 🙂  I chose only to review the sets that had new/exclusive shades.

I need to get a grip on my OCD.  All I can think about — and I keep coming back to it! — is the uneveness of the mouth in that bag design. The line going up near the top lip and the smears under the bottom lip….. arrrrrgggghhhhh.  I want to take some White-out and fix it!  <bangs head against desk to stop the insanity>  

Do you think it’s possible that this is the same Julia from the Marcel Wanders 2 collection? I have compared both of your posts and they seem to look identical…

I think is worth checking out (for me) The lip liner and lipstick are just my colors. And I didn’t own many sheer lipglosses (mostly are semi-opaque to opaque) Also the bag print rocks

I’m digging that lipstick!! I have Please Me and LOVE it, but I just dont cope with the matte finish over time, it’s too drying! I remember wishing that they made Please Me in Cremesheen! I have one Cremesheen (Lickable) in my collection and the finish and wear is awesome. Are they releasing this at overseas locations at all?

This might be a double post (can’t see my original) but will this launch internationally? Have they done that with Nordstorm collections in the past?

 @Christine-Temptalia Thanks Christine 🙂 it’s now popped up on MAC Australia’s website, so I’m hoping it will be available at counters now/soon! The colours in this set really appeal to me. I have a question though – MAC describe all of these as cool or blue based (on their Australian website) but in your review you thought different. Why do you think that is? 

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