MAC Nude Collection Review, Photos, Swatches (Pigments)

MAC Nude Collection

MAC Nude Collection: New Pigments

MAC’s Nude Collection is a PRO-only release (much like the Chromagraphic Pencils) and there really isn’t much to it. I will review Barelash Pro Longlash separately (probably next week), and I already covered the nude Chromagraphic Pencils here. This leaves us with two new PRO pigments — Naked Dark (medium beige with pearlized pigments) and Naked Deep Dark (dark beige with pearlized pigments).

  • Naked is a light, flesh-toned beige-pink. it’s almost like a nude champagne pink with a slight golden shimmer-sheen.
  • Naked Dark is a medium tan with a beige-nude tone with subtle gold sheen.
  • Naked Deep Dark is a darkened brown with an almost taupe edge when used wet. It also has a slight golden sheen.

There’s not much to say about these, to be honest!  They’re three variations of flesh-toned (or nude, ha ha) colors in pigment form.  Naked has always been around, but it’s always been a great highlighter and natural highlighter for those with lighter skin tones.  These could also be mixed into moisturizer for a little shimmer and sheen on decolletage, too.  All three shades were well pigmented when used wet, and they have very soft, finely milled texture–no chunky pigments here, no glitter, no frostiness.

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: If you’ve been looking for neutral pigments, the new PRO pigments are perfect for that. For those with medium or darker skin tones who have wanted a pigment highlighter, these might work, too.

Availability: MAC PRO

MAC Nude Collection

MAC Nude Collection
MAC Naked Pigment

MAC Nude Collection
MAC Naked Dark Pigment

MAC Nude Collection
MAC Naked Deep Dark Pigment

MAC Nude Collection
Naked (dry/wet), Naked Dark (dry/wet), Naked Deep Dark (dry/wet)

MAC Nude Collection
Naked (dry/wet)

MAC Nude Collection
Naked Dark (dry/wet)

MAC Nude Collection
Naked Deep Dark (dry/wet)

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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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Wow, I’m really surprised at the “originality” of that naming. Considering they can come up with something like Mutiny for a sky blue, I’m sure they could’ve done better than “Naked Dark” and “Naked Deep Dark.”

The colours themselves look lovely though.

This is fantastic. I’ve been using Tan as my go to nude pigment but it’s super shimmery. Naked Dark looks a bit more matte and perfect for days where I want something nude. Off to the pro store this weekend to check!

These look pretty and well wearable…but everytime I see these tiny new jars…I feel so cheated..I loved the old jar…they were so nice to ‘hold’….

I like the look of the new jars for some reason (and I didn’t think I would) – I don’t know… something about them feels updated/more modern. Like I look at my old jars and they look old now!

And I thought I was the only one! I love the new jars, they look really sleek.
I used to not buy pigments because the old jars looked frumpy imo.

I thought I’d be impressed by these but I’m not, I have Naked though, and I do love it
Which of these are your favourite Christine?

I like them all, but I’d probably use Naked the most. It’s quite pretty – don’t know why I never bought it before, lol!

You’d think I’d hate the jars, since I do have a ton of the older jars… and OCD and all that… but they are definitely more updated/modern to me. Not like the old jars are *hideous* to me, but they look lesser now.

I just used them with water here, for swatching purposes, but typically I would use MAC’s water-based mixing medium.

I actually really like Naked Dark. It’s deeper than my skin tone, but for some reason, it really appeals to me. Maybe because it’s less frosty than Naked?

Ah well, no pro stores in Hong Kong, so I’ll be saving on these. :>

this is just what i’ve been dreaming of…
i mean when i’m not dreaming of ‘to the beach’ of course.

i think the two darker shades will be just perfect. i only have a wee vial of ‘naked’ but i think for me it’s only really suitable as a highlight.

I am loving Naked pigment. I don’t know why I’ve overlooked this for so long. Thanks for the pics, it really helped me decide I need it.

I have always love the original nude but I have never purchased it, since I received a generous sized sample from a MAC MA. The other deeper colours are pretty as well and I really want all three now.

Hi Christine,
I love your reviews, and I was curious if naked pigment is new or if it is the same naked pigment that was the Christmas sexpot collection? If so I think I will be passing seeing as I have it already.

Since we don’t have PRO stores, we either get these in the permanent line, or not… But I was wondering, since I missed out on Modelette from the Warm&Cozy collection, is Naked Dark anything similar to it?
(and without wanting to be too off topic, do You know any good dupes for Modelette? 🙂 I’m sure MAC has sg similar in their permanent line).
These are really pretty btw, nothing extraordinary, but very pretty.

these shades are really pretty but the pigment formula seems particularly inefficent for neutral colors that one would be likely to wear everyday. i mean a vibrant blue pigment that you put on for a night out is one thing, but trying to get ready for work/school in a rush opening jars of pigment could be the biggest disaster ever

Hey Christine I have a question for you….sorry if it’s a stupid question but what is the best brush for appliying these pigments dry and/or wet?
Thank you so much!

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