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MAC Packed to Go 4 Lips & Pressed Powder Review, Photos, Swatches


MAC Packed to Go: 4 Lips & Pressed Powder

MAC Packed to Go: 4 Lips & Pressed Powder

MAC Packed to Go was originally a duty free launch, but it’s landed online at maccosmetics.com now. It features several sets of products, and I’m reviewing three of the offerings. The reason I am not reviewing the rest is because they contain products I’ve reviewed in the past or are permanent shades. 4 Lips & Pressed Powder ($38.00) contains four lipglasses: Riviera Ready (warm light nude), Poetic License (pale apricot), Rosehips (mid-tone rosy pink), and Quick Change (mid-tone cool blue rose) along with one powder:  Belightful (gilded peach bronze). Poetic License, Rosehips, and Belightful are repromotes.

  • Riviera Ready is a warm, yellow-based nude with soft gold shimmer. It is semi-sheer on lips. C-Thru is the closest permanent gloss, but it is less warm and creamier.
  • Poetic License is a milky peach-pink with subtle pink and gold micro-shimmer. It is semi-sheer on lips. It seems closest to Florabundance.
  • Rosehips is a rosy plum with a creamy finish. It is semi-opaque on lips. It is lighter than Lust.
  • Quick Change is a rpasberry pink with lots of golden shimmer. It is semi-sheer on lips. I can’t think of a permanent dupe in MAC’s line for this, but it is similar to Korres #18 Peach lipstick.
  • Belightful is a champagne bronze with flecks of bronze glitter. The glitter is noticeable on skin but not chunky. I did feel it emphasized the texture of my skin, though. Try theBalm’s Mary Lou-manizer as a dupe.

If you’re familiar with MAC’s holiday palettes from last year, the packaging is very similar–this palette is just all black and has no special design on the outside. Each lipglass well contains 0.049 oz. of product (total of 0.196 oz.), while the powder is 0.17 oz. In the palette, you’re getting $16.72 worth of lipglass and $13.96 worth of powder (I believe the Iridescent Powder retailed for $23 for 0.28 oz.). The palette is actually more expensive than the amount of product you actually get, though you do get to try five different products for $38.

MAC Packed to Go 4 Lips & Pressed Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

C+
7.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
79%
Total
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MAC Packed to Go: 4 Lips & Pressed Powder


MAC Packed to Go: 4 Lips & Pressed Powder


MAC Packed to Go: 4 Lips & Pressed Powder


MAC Packed to Go: 4 Lips & Pressed Powder


MAC Packed to Go: 4 Lips & Pressed Powder


MAC Packed to Go: 4 Lips & Pressed Powder


MAC Packed to Go: 4 Lips & Pressed Powder


MAC Packed to Go: 4 Lips & Pressed Powder


Belightful, Riviera Ready, Poetic License, Rosehips, Quick Change


MAC Belightful


Riviera Ready, Poetic License


Rosehips, Quick Change


MAC Belightful Iridescent Powder


MAC Riviera Ready Lipglass


MAC Riviera Ready Lipglass


MAC Poetic License Lipglass


MAC Poetic License Lipglass


MAC Rosehips Lipglass


MAC Rosehips Lipglass


MAC Quick Change Lipglass


MAC Quick Change Lipglass

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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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Off topic but I have to ask.
The surf baby collection is really just coming out at the end of the month?Because here in Hungary there was already a preview party (so some people who attend already has some products and photos of it). And it seems like tomorrow it will be available in all hungarian mac stores.
And usually Hungary is late with the collections and this is like a month early…Or isn’t it?

Yes its here!I really don’t know why.I already bought one of the pigment sets and the cheek powder. Its a very very good collection. I’m much more satisfied than with the previous ones!!!
The pigments are great,coordinating with each other and bigger than I expected. I’m still thinking I should buy the other one too but its too much money :S
Lipsticks are unique and the cheek powder is great also. It looks too orange in the pot but putting it on is really another thing, more peachy.

I just ordered this:) I actually like the sheerness of the darker colours – on a day to day I’m not a big lipstick person unless it’s a nude so I’m going to give these a go! Thank you Christine!

I always have and always will hate lip palettes. If it isnt’ because they are sheer it is because I can’t stand lipstick or gloss not in a tube. And the powder always seems to migrate to the lip products.

Do you know of any good places to find out what MAC can be found in duty-free (and if any of it is worth it?) I’m heading overseas in a few months and this is probably the best chance to hit it up!

As for this palette, I can’t say I’m fond of the mix of colors. 🙁

I actually really like lip palettes (in the minority here lol). Does this come with a lip brush? I guess not because I don’t see one. But it looks really handy and compact which I love. <3 I want to try the Look In a Boxes and the Lip palettes.

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