MAC Pret-a-Papier Collection: Lipglasses Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Pret a Papier Collection
MAC Lipglasses: C-Thru, Pret-a-Papier, Fold and Tuck

MAC Pret-a-Papier Collection: Lipglasses Review, Photos, Swatches

Three lipglasses released with this collection, but being the coral fiend I am, Fold and Tuck was the one that I liked the most. It was a lovely shade of coral that was there but not bright with good color. I love the concept of Pret-a-Papier, but it would definitely look better over a lipstick.

Lipglass ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • C-Thru is a creamy, milky flesh-toned shade. It’s very much a nude lipglass and can settle into lip lines, so it’s a better shade for layering than to wear alone. This is a permanent shade from MAC’s lipglass collection, so no need to rush for this one. Also, though it’s pigmented in a sense, it’s still going to show some of your natural lip color–the more pigmented your lip color, the less nude this will be, though it will still tone your natural lip color down.
  • Fold and Tuck is a beautiful pinky coral with soft golden flecks. It’s everything I wanted Lychee Luxe to be (while pretty, it’s not the coral I’ve been wanting to see from MAC). It’s the most pigmented of the three glosses, and it’s only a little warm, so both warm and cool skin tones can easily wear this.
  • Pret-a-Papier is a darkened amber-reddish bronze. It reminds me of past shades like Liqueur, not so much in terms of color, but in the way it looks and feels and works.

MAC Pret a Papier Collection
MAC Lipglasses: C-Thru, Pret-a-Papier, Fold and Tuck

MAC Pret a Papier Collection
MAC Lipglasses: C-Thru, Pret-a-Papier, Fold and Tuck

MAC Pret a Papier Collection
MAC Lipglasses: C-Thru, Pret-a-Papier, Fold and Tuck

MAC Pret a Papier Collection
MAC Lipglasses: C-Thru, Fold and Tuck, Pret-a-Papier

MAC Pret a Papier Collection
MAC C-Thru Lipglass

MAC Pret a Papier Collection
MAC C-Thru Lipglass

MAC Pret a Papier Collection
MAC Fold and Tuck Lipglass

MAC Pret a Papier Collection
MAC Fold and Tuck Lipglass

MAC Pret a Papier Collection
MAC Pret-a-Papier Lipglass

MAC Pret a Papier Collection
MAC Pret-a-Papier Lipglass

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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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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Screw commenting on your lips, I LOVE your eyes!!!

Just had to throw that in there. This makes me rethink pret-a-papier, it looked crazy dark when I saw it earlier on now I may just buy it tomorrow…

I second the eyes. 🙂

Christine, I love your lashes in these pictures. They seem like You used a set of falsies – shorter and fuller ones. They look so soft and remind me of some add or promo pic, not sure which one though…Dang, this will bug me all day and I know I won’t figure it out. 🙂

Just wondering if Fold and Tuck would be a close substitute for Queen Bee Lipglass from the Naked Honey collection? I love Queen Bee it is the perfect summer lip for my redheaded fair skin and being no longer available looking for a good sub!! Thanks! xoxo

I’m really so surpised that nothing’s caught my eye from this collection so far.. I originally had some lipsticks, glosses, Coral Crepe paint pot, and both blushes in mind.. now nothing’s even standing out for me.. and I’m REALLY glad. =P It’s such a relief actually! Might try Instant Chic blush still but I’m not sure anymore.. since it’s not pigmented? Do you think I’d be better off with say.. a NARS or Smashbox blush (lots of pigment!!) I don’t want something that’s too sheer it won’t even show up. What do you think?

I’m so happy that I ordered Fold & Tuck! (my box is coming tomorrow–EEK!) It really is very pigmented (I follow your rule of looking at your lip freckle) and looks so soft, yet coral-y and lovely! I can’t wait to layer it over Dressmaker, Dressmaker & Made to Order.

thanks for the comprehensive breakdown, as usual ^^

how do you think pret-a-papier compares to buzz l/g from naked honey? i wear mostly bold and bright reds and pinks on my lips, but i love buzz (so much that i bought a back up, which i almost never do!) and so i always have an eye out for comparable shades…

I like Fold and Tuck even though it is a pinky coral. Which is funny cause I am not normally attracted to pinks but this one seems to suit well with the warm undertones I have. I might give this one a shot. I love Pret-a-Papier but Im not too sure if it is going to look too dark on me.

Always wanted to try a MAC Lipglass, are they sticky to you? I love Fold and Tuck but if it is sticky, I dont know if i will like it…

Oooh I like both Pret-a-Papier and Fold and tuck … might have to get both 🙂
BTW, I love your eye makeup and are you wearing one of those new Chromagraphic pencils ? If so, I like it 🙂

And I really like your overall look in the photos, Christine! Are you wearing the Instant Chic Blush (or Garb? It looks corally) and Light over Dark to contour?

I love the look of the chromagraphic pencil on your waterline! Now I feel OBLIGATED to get one because my eyes are tiny (and this would be fabulous!). Also, I’m definitely getting Made to Order. I’m a cool NW20, but I think I can definitely get away with this.

I love pret-a-papier!That’s definitely a gorgeous color and will probably be the only thing I by from the collection besides the coral paint pot and chromographic pencils.

It’s similar, but Fold and Tuck is a little more coral/orange and not quite as shimmery – I’d say a little more opaque, too.

I really like the colour of Fold and Tuck but I am not a lipgloss person.

Is there a lipstick out there that can work as a substitute? Doesn’t have to be totally opaque either.

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