MAC All About Nude Look in a Box Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC All About Nude Look in a Box
MAC All About Nude Look in a Box

MAC All About Nude Look in a Box ($39.50) includes a full-sized lipstick, full-sized lipgloss, full-sized eyeliner, and a Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow trio (0.07 oz.). The lipstick and gloss are worth $31, eyeshadows are worth $20 (based on price per ounce of the full-sized Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palettes), and the eyeliner is worth $16 for a total value of $67 (not sure where they get $72 MAC and Nordstrom confirm it is $72 value as they are stating the value of the Veluxe Pearlfusion Trio at $25).  I will review the other kits as well — please give me time as there is a lot to test!

Soft Savour Lipstick is described as a “mid-tone beigey pink [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a light-medium, warm-toned pink with a soft shine. It had semi-opaque color coverage, wore for three hours, and was neither drying nor hydrating on me. YSL Nude Beige (1) (P, $34.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Native (P, $22.00) is similar. NYX Chic (P, $4.00) is warmer. MAC Giddy (P, $16.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Feeling Fine Lipglass is described as a “soft beigey pink with pearl.” It’s a light pink with gold and silver sparkle. It had sheer–almost no color–coverage when applied to lips, and the effect was mostly sparkly and glossy. It wears for three hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Lovingly Yours (P, $22.00) is less sparkly, more pigmented. Bobbi Brown Rose (LE, $24.00) is lighter. NARS Bimini (P, $26.00) has finer shimmer. MAC Steel Kiss (LE, $15.00) has finer shimmer. MAC Oh My Darling (LE, $15.00) has finer shimmer. Dior No Angel (353) (P, $29.50) is pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Cool Companions #1 is described as a “gold.” It’s a muted, almost green-tinged gold with a metallic, sparkling finish. It was sheer when applied dry, and then it was slightly more opaque when applied with a dampened brush but it was somewhat clumpy. It was a finicky shade to work with, and I had noticeable fall out when wearing this, though the color portion didn’t fade or crease for eight hours. MAC In the Meadow #2 (LE, $21.00) is less sparkly. Dior Pastel Fontanges #3 (LE) is lighter. Dior Golden Flower #3 (LE) is similar. MAC Gilty Morsel (LE, $15.00) is less sparkly. MAC Greenluxe #2 (P) is similar.Dior Khaki Design #2 (P) is darker. Make Up For Ever #101 (P, $20.00) is less sparkly. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Cool Companions #2 is described as a “forest green.” It’s a medium-dark green with subtle, warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It had so-so pigmentation applied dry, and it was semi-opaque when applied with a dampened brush. The color lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. YSL Avant Garde #1 (P) is darker. MAC Silver Sun (LE, $19.50) is cooler-toned. Sleek MakeUP Fauna (P, $9.99) is cooler-toned. Ulta Sage (P, $10.00) is similar. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #2 (P) is darker, less shimmery. Kat Von D Gunner (LE) is less shimmery. MAC Greensmoke (P, $15.00) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Cool Companions #3 is described as a “black.” It’s a medium-dark black with subtle warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Applied dry, it had semi-opaque color coverage, and it was more opaque and much more intense when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was soft and smooth, and the color stayed on well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Graphblack Technakohl is a black, twist-up pencil eyeliner, which I’ve reviewed several times in the past (it is also part of the permanent range).

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MAC All About Nude Look in a Box
MAC All About Nude Look in a Box

MAC All About Nude Look in a Box
MAC All About Nude Look in a Box

MAC All About Nude Look in a Box
MAC All About Nude Look in a Box

MAC All About Nude Look in a Box
MAC All About Nude Look in a Box

MAC Soft Savour Lipstick
MAC Soft Savour Lipstick

MAC Soft Savour Lipstick
MAC Soft Savour Lipstick

MAC Soft Savour Lipstick
MAC Soft Savour Lipstick

MAC Soft Savour Lipstick
MAC Soft Savour Lipstick

MAC Soft Savour Lipstick
MAC Soft Savour Lipstick

MAC Soft Savour Lipstick
MAC Soft Savour Lipstick

MAC Feeling Fine Lipglass
MAC Feeling Fine Lipglass

MAC Feeling Fine Lipglass
MAC Feeling Fine Lipglass

MAC Feeling Fine Lipglass
MAC Feeling Fine Lipglass

MAC Feeling Fine Lipglass
MAC Feeling Fine Lipglass

MAC Feeling Fine Lipglass
MAC Feeling Fine Lipglass

MAC Feeling Fine Lipglass
MAC Feeling Fine Lipglass

MAC Feeling Fine Lipglass over Soft Savour Lipstick
MAC Feeling Fine Lipglass over Soft Savour Lipstick

MAC Feeling Fine Lipglass over Soft Savour Lipstick
MAC Feeling Fine Lipglass over Soft Savour Lipstick

MAC Feeling Fine Lipglass over Soft Savour Lipstick
MAC Feeling Fine Lipglass over Soft Savour Lipstick

MAC Cool Companions Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio
MAC Cool Companions Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio

MAC Cool Companions Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio
MAC Cool Companions Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio

MAC Cool Companions Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio
MAC Cool Companions Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio

MAC Cool Companions Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio
MAC Cool Companions Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio

MAC Cool Companions #1 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow
MAC Cool Companions #1 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Cool Companions Veluxe Pearlfusion #1 Eyeshadow
MAC Cool Companions #1 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Cool Companions Veluxe Pearlfusion #2 Eyeshadow
MAC Cool Companions #2 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Cool Companions Veluxe Pearlfusion #2 Eyeshadow
MAC Cool Companions #2 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Cool Companions Veluxe Pearlfusion #3 Eyeshadow
MAC Cool Companions #3 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Cool Companions Veluxe Pearlfusion #3 Eyeshadow
MAC Cool Companions #3 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Cool Companions Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow
MAC Cool Companions Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio (Marc Jacobs L’Oreal Gilded Envy on lash line)

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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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I very much dislike the whole “nude lip” look so it’s not surprising that I don’t like these lip products at all but, despite the iffy ratings, I like the look of the eye shadow trio though I think I have dupes of all 3 of the shades and the C rating for the colour that looks so lovely in the pan would keep me from buying this.

Pretty but very dupable by items I already have. Yaaay my not-lusting-after-any-and-all-makeup streak is getting quite a long run lol. The lip combo looks so soft & pretty on you Christine!

Soft Savour is really pretty, but nothing else really stands out from the rest of the collection (for me). Thanks for the review, Christine!! You’ve helped save my poor wallet :).

I am actually really looking forward to this! I owe many MAC products, but it can get a bit expensive. And many people simply cannot afford it, so this is a great way to get some MAC product without feeling the damage in the wallet.

I really hope you’re doing reviews on all the sets! I definitely want the hot pink one! I’ll pass on this! But hopefully you’re doing a review on the last one & the two palettes! Because I probably would’ve gotten them all not even knowing details haha!

Hi Angelique,

I think I mentioned in the first part of the post, but yes, I bought all of the other sets – they are just really time consuming to test, so I can’t get everything up immediately. I’m really sorry!

I actually really like this particular set, but since I have very similar products in my stash, I don’t have to stalk counters/websites *hoping* to actually get one!

I’m not the biggest fan of nudes but this set turned out to be pretty. The lipstick looked plain at first but the gloss gave it a nice touch. I actually really like it!

The lipstick was a lot pinker than I expected, given it was listed as a “nude” set which usually means beige/peach to MAC!

Darn. I really like that lipstick, but wouldn’t be interested in anything else except maybe the lipglass. Not worth $40. Boo. It’s really hard for me to find pale pinks!

Very nice on you!

Very minimalist, very dupable too! Looks like a “beginner” kit, which is fine, we all have to start somewhere!

I feel like the sets tend to be more dupable than not – possibly because they’re trying to make them more introductory sets to new customers vs. existing customers!

Definitely do not need this set. I’m not thrilled with either lip product on it’s own, but once they are layered, they are really very pretty together. The eyeshadows I like, but will echo other comments that they are highly dupeable.

This particular one isn’t my thing, but I can appreciate it just for the value. I’m too pale for nude lips to look right on me. The All About Pink box looks interesting though.

I like how the ‘nude’ here is a bit more wearable than the super milky or super concealer-y kind of nude that you often see! It’s a shame about the ratings, though.

I think this box could have been for me, but the grades make it very questionable. The particular lipstick colour is one nude-ish shade I can use, aadn I sometimes like to add just a bit of shimmer to the lips. The eyeshados are quite nice, I really like the second one.
I don’t think I’ll buy it, though. In fact I think I’ll really have to limit my makeup budget a lot as the servo on my car broke down today. At least I think it’s the servo, as it was all of a sudden so heavy to stear it. My car had nothing to do with this, sorry 🙂

I just want the lipstick. I’m really drawn to this type of nude…. oh what to do… I don’t want the whole set lol! Is it a new color exclusive to this box, Christine?

Hi! This is unfortunately not surprising as a let down though the colors are beautiful had it been Breyer formulated. Christine, are you sure you’re not wearing O(vert) MJB Highliner? Plumage isn’t a dark mossy green..

Isnt 2gm of eye shadow bit small for a palette? I was expecting 4gm at least. The box looks big till I checked the gram size. … I was shocked. They actually charge USD40 for 4 grams worth of velux pearl eyeshadow palette!

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