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

MAC All About Pink Look in a Box
MAC All About Pink Look in a Box

MAC All About Pink 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!

Embrace Me Lipstick is a brightened, cool-toned fuchsia pink with a matte finish. This shade was released before, but when I compared the two, the version included in this set has a bluer undertone and appears a bit lighter, which gives it a brighter overall look. It lasted for six hours and was lightly drying when worn. It had rich, opaque color coverage and didn’t tug too much at the lips when applied. Melt Cosmetics Stupid Love (P, $19.00) is brighter. Melt Cosmetics Shady Lady (P, $19.00) is darker. MAC Quick Sizzle (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $16.00) is brighter, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Unlimited Style Lipglass is a medium, blue-based pink with fuchsia and silver sparkle. It had semi-opaque color coverage, and some of the color did pull into lip lines but the opacity helped camouflage some of it. It had a slightly thick consistency and wore for four and a half hours. It was neither drying nor hydrating. NYX Sugar Cookie (P, $5.00) is sheerer. Urban Decay Crush (P, $19.00) is cooler-toned, less glossy, less sparkly. Milani Flashy (P, $7.49) is more shimmery. MAC Style Packed (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery. MAC Silly (LE, $15.00) is lighter, less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Fabulous Three #1 is described as a “soft beige.” It’s a light-medium, yellowed beige with a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation applied both wet and dry, though it was smoother when applied with a dampened brush. The color stayed true for eight hours before fading. YSL Saharienne #1 (P) is less shimmery. Too Faced Riviera (P, $16.00) is similar. Kat Von D Galore (LE) is lighter. MAC Ricepaper (P, $15.00) is yellower. MAC Femme-Fi (LE, $15.00) is lighter. Estee Lauder Halo (P, $24.00) is a cream product. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Fabulous Three #2 is described as a “frosted peach.” It’s a metallic champagne beige with a high-shine finish and sparkle. This shade had good color payoff both wet and dry, though it was slightly darker when applied with a dampened brush. I didn’t notice any fading until after eight hours of wear, but there was some fall out. Marc Jacobs Beauty Honey Bunny (400) (P, $28.00) is a cream product. Divergent Humble Sheen (LE) is lighter. Tarina Tarantino Delightful #4 (P) is similar. bareMinerals Ball Gown (LE) is warmer. Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is similar. MAC Summer Honey (LE, $21.00) is more glittery. Milani Champagne Toast (P, $6.49) is a cream product. MAC Ice (LE, $21.00) is cooler-toned. Benefit RSVP (P, $10.00) is a cream product. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Fabulous Three #3 is described as a “burgundy.” It’s a medium-dark purpled burgundy with a satin finish. It had good coverage applied dry, but it appeared darker and more intense when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was soft and fairly smooth without being powdery. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading. Kat Von D Wonderland (LE) is more shimmery, darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #7 (P) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #4 (LE) is darker. Burberry Mulberry (24) (P) is slightly warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Photogravure Technakohl is a dark brown with cool undertones and a matte finish. I’ve reviewed it previously here. It had decent to good color payoff and wears for eight hours on me.

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MAC All About Pink Look in a Box
MAC All About Pink Look in a Box

MAC All About Pink Look in a Box
MAC All About Pink Look in a Box

MAC All About Pink Look in a Box
MAC All About Pink Look in a Box

MAC All About Pink Look in a Box
MAC All About Pink Look in a Box

MAC Embrace Me Lipstick
MAC Embrace Me Lipstick

MAC Embrace Me Lipstick
MAC Embrace Me Lipstick

MAC Embrace Me Lipstick
MAC Embrace Me Lipstick

MAC Embrace Me Lipstick
MAC Embrace Me Lipstick

MAC Embrace Me Lipstick
MAC Embrace Me Lipstick

MAC Embrace Me Lipstick
MAC Embrace Me Lipstick

MAC Unlimited Style Lipglass
MAC Unlimited Style Lipglass

MAC Unlimited Style Lipglass
MAC Unlimited Style Lipglass

MAC Unlimited Style Lipglass
MAC Unlimited Style Lipglass

MAC Unlimited Style Lipglass
MAC Unlimited Style Lipglass

MAC Unlimited Style Lipglass
MAC Unlimited Style Lipglass

MAC Unlimited Style Lipglass
MAC Unlimited Style Lipglass

MAC Unlimited Style Lipglass over Embrace Me Lipstick
MAC Unlimited Style Lipglass over Embrace Me Lipstick

MAC Unlimited Style Lipglass over Embrace Me Lipstick
MAC Unlimited Style Lipglass over Embrace Me Lipstick

MAC Unlimited Style Lipglass over Embrace Me Lipstick
MAC Unlimited Style Lipglass over Embrace Me Lipstick

MAC Fabulous Three Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio
MAC Fabulous Three Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio

MAC Fabulous Three Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio
MAC Fabulous Three Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio

MAC Fabulous Three Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio
MAC Fabulous Three Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio

MAC Fabulous Three Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio
MAC Fabulous Three Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio

MAC Fabulous Three #1 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow
MAC Fabulous Three #1 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Fabulous Three Veluxe Pearlfusion #1 Eyeshadow
MAC Fabulous Three #1 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Fabulous Three Veluxe Pearlfusion #2 Eyeshadow
MAC Fabulous Three #2 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Fabulous Three Veluxe Pearlfusion #2 Eyeshadow
MAC Fabulous Three #2 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Fabulous Three Veluxe Pearlfusion #3 Eyeshadow
MAC Fabulous Three #3 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Fabulous Three Veluxe Pearlfusion #3 Eyeshadow
MAC Fabulous Three #3 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Fabulous Three Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow
MAC Fabulous Three Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio (Marc Jacobs Plum(age) on lash line)

MAC Fabulous Three Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow
MAC Fabulous Three Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio

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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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Ohh i really like this idea! Thwe coral one seems like a good one for me, i’ll be waiting for your review (:
Do you know if these will be avaliable worldwide? I’m form Mexico, we never get the cool kits 🙁

Hi Julieta,

Not sure – they are technically a Nordstrom anniversary sale exclusive, though I saw MAC has them listed as “coming soon” on their own website.

I’m surprised that I really love this whole look box (except the lipstick.. But that’s a personal preference. Too bright and opaque). But the shadows and that gloss..so cute!

What eyeliner(s) did you use in your eye look? I thought you used to post this somewhere… am I just missing it? 🙂 It would be helpful information. Thanks!

I don’t need anymore pink lipsticks but this set is so tempting! I only wanted it for Embrace Me at first but the gloss turned out to be really pretty. The silver shimmer really sets it off!

Christine, how does NARS Schiap compare to Embrace Me? I’m trying to decide on which set to get. Do you think one will look better than the other on an NC45 complexion?

Loving the eyeshadows, but I’m not into bright pink lips. Bummer! I can see this being a popular set just for the lipstick alone.

And here you can’t even get one lipstick for that price! *cries* 😛

Stuck-record Syl strikes again, LOL!

I will be very interested to see what they charge for these sets here, if they bring them over! The concept is great, and stuff like this makes a perfect gift (although it’s a shame the lipstick is a bit drying), but since the combined ‘value’ in our MAC prices is probably around the $200 mark…

Sometimes I wonder if these kits are where international readers gain more value, since there has to be some threshold for pricing!

Hi Taylor,

I mentioned it in the first paragraph – I bought all the kits, but it’s going to take me sometime to test them (it takes at least one whole day just to get through one kit), so I ask for your patience as I am unfortunately quite slow! Thanks so much!

I’m sorry, I usually only look at the product reviews then the photo/swatches. Lol, from now on I will read everything in your blog posts. 🙂

The lip colours aren’t my thing (I love nudes, peaches and orangey browns) but I love that trio! I hope they release a load of trios like that one day, so handbag-friendly! I have a 2-pan MAC palette in my makeup bag but really think that 3 is the magic number for eyeshadow looks! Highlight, lid, crease, sorted! I know other brands have some good tries but MAC is my fave formula. I’ll keep hoping! 😀 Thanks for the review as always, great info! xx

I already have Embrace Me lipstick and probably have a kajllion similar eyeshadows. Like the pairing tho. Nice! You always look so amazing with bright glossy lips and bare’ish eyes.

I feel like they had a chance to re-promote the Embrace Me eyeshadow with this kit and they passed. Of course that might have been too much pink and most people don’t wear hot pink eyeshadow, but Embrace Me e/s is amazing! I’m glad I got mine while I had the chance 🙂

MAC’s listing it on their website, though it is supposed to be a Nordstrom exclusive. Otherwise, I don’t have any info!

I love when bundles make things cheaper, it honestly excites me like nothing else! The pink probably isn’t for me, but I do love that burgundy shadow. I can’t wait to see what else they have.

The trio is pretty, but I think the two lighter shades are just too similar when there are only 3 shades… Thankfully they’re also very dupeable, since I don’t really care for the lip products, and good luck actually being able to get one if I *did* want it…

In general, the whole kit is pretty dupable! These are easy to get – honestly, I don’t think they ever sell out…

This is really a very nice box. I hope it’ll be available here. Maybe Nordstrom ships internationally. Must check their site.
I love the lip products. very pink, very bright, very bold.
I want!
And I so appriciate that you test all products for wear, it takes time, but it’s so good to know.

I agree – I think it’s very good to actually wear and try everything. It just can take SOOOO much longer and results in slower reviews (just in terms of turnaround time). Even when I do kind of a split-face (one blush on each cheek, different eyeshadows on each eye, etc.), lol.

I’ve been waiting for them to rerelease Embrace Me, but I’m disappointed. The original Embrace Me was darker than Candy YY and much less blue. Maybe I should just go for Pink Pigeon or Schiap. Which do you think is closest to the original Embrace Me, Christine?

Like several others who’ve replied, I like the eye shadow trio (and that’s something for me since I tend to avoid red-toned/burgundy shadows) but the lip products are just way too bright for my taste. I do hope they consider the shadow trio as a release on its own.

I bought this pink set and I would like to know what blush is good with it? I have the Full Fuchsia but would it be too Pink? Thank you very much! I will be travelling soon and would like a recommendation of what eyeshadow should I bring besides the Fab 3 which I love!

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