MAC Keepsakes/Nude Lip Bag Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Keepsakes/Nude Lip Bag
MAC Keepsakes/Nude Lip Bag

MAC Keepsakes/Nude Lip Bag ($39.50 for 0.31 oz.) includes three, full-sized peach-hued lip products, plus a glittery bag to put them in. The set launches October 17th online and will head in stores on the 23rd (see full details here. The set contains $47 worth of products (plus the bag).

Chic Supremacy Lipglass is described as a “soft creamy yellow nude.” It’s a light, yellowed peach with subtle gold shimmer. It looks mostly like a cream color applied. It had semi-opaque color coverage, but it was milky and thick enough that it settled into lip lines and was tough to even out. It lasted for three hours applied. Too Faced Naked Dolly (LE) is lighter. NARS Striptease (P, $26.00) is similar. MAC Revved Up (LE, $20.00) is warmer. Divergent Natural Virtue (LE) is similar. MAC Lovingly Yours (P, $22.00) is sheerer. Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) (P, $8.99) is warmer. MAC Flair for Finery (LE, $20.00) is pinker. MAC Liquid Passion (LE, $15.00) is yellower. MAC Summer Sweetheart (LE, $15.00) is pinker. MAC Peachstock (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Illicit (LE, $15.00) is warmer. MAC Fashion Whim (P, $20.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Kiss the King Lipstick is described as a “peachy coral [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a muted, pink-mauve with gold shimmer and luminous finish. While there is warmth from the gold shimmer, the underlying color reads rather cool-toned on me. It had semi-sheer color coverage with a noticeable golden sheen and an overlal lightening of the lips. It lasted for three hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Too Faced Shimmering Marshmallow Bunny (LE, $22.00) is lighter. MAC Lip Blossom (P, $16.00) is warmer, darker. L’Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) (P, $8.95) is pinker. Tom Ford Beauty Quiver (P, $48.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Boldly Bare Lip Pencil is described as a “dirty red brown.” It’s a muted, light-medium peach-brown with a matte finish. It lasts for six and a half hours, but it can be hard to apply all-over the lips. It gets a little tacky while it is drying down, so take care not to press lips together initially. It feels clingy and dry, but it wasn’t actually drying while worn. This is part of the permanent range. Urban Decay Naked 2 (P, $19.00) is very similar. Urban Decay Deep (P, $19.00) is darker. Urban Decay Naked (P, $19.00) is pinker, lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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MAC Keepsakes/Nude Lip Bag
MAC Keepsakes/Nude Lip Bag

MAC Chic Supremacy Lipglass
MAC Chic Supremacy Lipglass

MAC Chic Supremacy Lipglass
MAC Chic Supremacy Lipglass

MAC Chic Supremacy Lipglass
MAC Chic Supremacy Lipglass

MAC Chic Supremacy Lipglass
MAC Chic Supremacy Lipglass

MAC Chic Supremacy Lipglass
MAC Chic Supremacy Lipglass

MAC Chic Supremacy Lipglass
MAC Chic Supremacy Lipglass

MAC Kiss the King Lipstick
MAC Kiss the King Lipstick

MAC Kiss the King Lipstick
MAC Kiss the King Lipstick

MAC Kiss the King Lipstick
MAC Kiss the King Lipstick

MAC Kiss the King Lipstick
MAC Kiss the King Lipstick

MAC Kiss the King Lipstick
MAC Kiss the King Lipstick

MAC Kiss the King Lipstick
MAC Kiss the King Lipstick

MAC Boldly Bare Lip Pencil
MAC Boldly Bare Lip Pencil

MAC Boldly Bare Lip Pencil
MAC Boldly Bare Lip Pencil

MAC Boldly Bare Lip Pencil
MAC Boldly Bare Lip Pencil

MAC Boldly Bare Lip Pencil
MAC Boldly Bare Lip Pencil

MAC Boldly Bare Lip Pencil
MAC Boldly Bare Lip Pencil

Boldly Bare Lip Pencil with Kiss the King Lipstick with Chic Supremacy Lipglass
Boldly Bare Lip Pencil with Kiss the King Lipstick with Chic Supremacy Lipglass

Boldly Bare Lip Pencil with Kiss the King Lipstick with Chic Supremacy Lipglass
Boldly Bare Lip Pencil with Kiss the King Lipstick with Chic Supremacy Lipglass

Boldly Bare Lip Pencil with Kiss the King Lipstick with Chic Supremacy Lipglass
Boldly Bare Lip Pencil with Kiss the King Lipstick with Chic Supremacy Lipglass

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder
  • Guerlain Perles d'Etoiles Meteorites
On eyes:
  • Sephora My Boyfriend's Jeans Eyeliner
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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The lip pencil with the gloss on top = stunning! both on their own don’t look so appealing. the lip pencil looks too dry and the lipgloss looks mediocre.

You definitely need the entire set for this kind of color. The lipstick and lipglass alone are meh. But they’re pretty with the lip liner.

This was the one I was considering, I really liked the lipstick and lipliner but Boldly Bare looks kinda drying and not sure if its worth it now just for the lipstick. 🙁

Looks beautiful on you but that’s about it, except the Baggie is adorable. OH!! I found a dupe! It’s in your system now! Guerlain Rouge G Gaetane and Nars Femme Fleur !!! YEEAH.. Never found Gaetane… 🙂

Interesting, I didn’t expect I’d like anything in a nude set but I do. Unfortunately I only liked the lipstick, so I’ll not get the set, but I will try to find a dupe for the lipstick.

Still searching for the perfect not-to-warm nude lipstick, Kiss the King could be something for me… and the pouch is so cute;) But what rocks this post is your flashy blue eyeliner – adorable!
xoxo, Alice

If you have nudes in your stash already that you find too warm, try the NYX Macaroons lipstick in Earl Grey! It’s only about $6, and plays nice with every lipstick I’ve tried it it with. HTH

I would actually buy this for that lipstick! And if that ISN’T the dumbest thing I could say I’ll add this: Am I reading this is available online October 17th? That was yesterday… what information am I missing cause I don’t see it and I’m starting to feel like someone is playing a joke on me LOL!! Also: what do you think about the bag?

I feel like MAC has been off with release dates lately… but it did go up on Sunday.

The bag isn’t bad, actually – they used a finer glitter, so it is smoother than you’d expect, and there is little shedding!

I like kiss the king because I could probably wear it. The shimmer is warm but the base is cooler making it an excellent candidate!

On face: Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation, Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder, Guerlain Perles d’Etoiles Meteorites. On eyes: Sephora My Boyfriend’s Jeans Eyeliner.

I bought this set and I love the kiss the king lipstick! The lip liner is ok but the lipglass is not good..really doesn’t suit the other two, a more brownish nude would look better so I’m disappointed and think I’ll return the set. But if Kiss the king is sold individually I will definitely buy it!

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