MAC x Chris Chang Cream Colour Bases Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Sock-it Xiqu Cream Colour Base
MAC Sock-it Xiqu Cream Colour Base

MAC Sock-it Xiqu Cream Colour Base ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “dirty lavender.” It’s a bright, light-medium lavender with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had sheer, buildable color payoff with a lightweight, emollient consistency that applied easily to skin and blended out well. I like to pat it on with fingertips and then use a synthetic brush to blend out. The color lasted for seven hours on me. MAC Full of Joy (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Howlin' (P, $4.50) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Two to Mango (P, $4.50) is less glossy (90% similar). Huda Beauty Lilac #7 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Cool Mattes 2 #4 (PiP, ) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). NARS Sex Fantasy (LE, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Optimized (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Makeup Geek Secret Admirer (DC, $9.99) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Sephora Over the Moon (14) (DC, $14.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Rich Coral Cream Colour Base ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “orange.” It’s a medium orange with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had sheer, buildable pigmentation that applied well and blended out easily. It worked well over liquid foundation as well as over bare skin. The naturally emollient consistency (which doesn’t dry down) gives the skin a soft glow. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours on me. This shade is also part of the permanent range. A note: CCBs typically come with advisory sheets as some shades are not recommend for eyes and/or lips, but mine were press samples and none had those sheets, so I am not sure if this is eye safe (a lot of pinks/reds are not). Colour Pop Bonus (DC, $8.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Get Leid (P, $8.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Inglot #45 Face Blush (P, $10.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Dynamite (LE, $4.50) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Honey Jasmine (LE, $24.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Makeup Geek Summer Fling (DC, $9.99) is less glossy (90% similar). Natasha Denona Tone (223CP) (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). YSL Rebelle (7) (P, $47.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Sephora Fire Opal (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty African Violet #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Pass It On (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (80% similar). Natasha Denona Jasper (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Peony Pavillion Cream Colour Base ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “hot pink.” It’s a medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and very fine pearl. It is pretty much the color of what I think of when I hear “pink peonies.” It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage with a natural sheen. The consistency is thin, emollient, and almost “greasy” as it never dries down on the skin. It lasted for seven hours on cheeks. A note: CCBs typically come with advisory sheets as some shades are not recommend for eyes and/or lips, but mine were press samples and none had those sheets, so I am not sure if this is eye safe (a lot of pinks/reds are not). Urban Decay Quickie (DC, $26.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Makeup Geek Rendezvous (DC, $9.99) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Pink Swoon (P, $24.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Mochi (DC, $8.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Pink Fever (20) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Head Over Heels (DC, $9.99) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Too Faced Justify My Love (P, $26.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Sweet Sentiment (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Milani Delizioso Pink (10) (DC, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (85% similar). KIKO 110 Bright Pink (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #210 HD Blush (DC, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Thumper (P, $8.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Sock-it Xiqu Cream Colour Base
MAC Sock-it Xiqu Cream Colour Base

MAC Sock-it Xiqu Cream Colour Base
MAC Sock-it Xiqu Cream Colour Base

MAC Sock-it Xiqu Cream Colour Base
MAC Sock-it Xiqu Cream Colour Base

MAC Sock-it Xiqu Cream Colour Base
MAC Sock-it Xiqu Cream Colour Base

MAC Sock-it Xiqu Cream Colour Base
MAC Sock-it Xiqu Cream Colour Base

MAC Sock-it Xiqu Cream Colour Base
MAC Sock-it Xiqu Cream Colour Base

MAC Rich Coral Cream Colour Base
MAC Rich Coral Cream Colour Base

MAC Rich Coral Cream Colour Base
MAC Rich Coral Cream Colour Base

MAC Rich Coral Cream Colour Base
MAC Rich Coral Cream Colour Base

MAC Rich Coral Cream Colour Base
MAC Rich Coral Cream Colour Base

MAC Rich Coral Cream Colour Base
MAC Rich Coral Cream Colour Base

MAC Rich Coral Cream Colour Base
MAC Rich Coral Cream Colour Base

MAC Peony Pavillion Cream Colour Base
MAC Peony Pavillion Cream Colour Base

MAC Peony Pavillion Cream Colour Base
MAC Peony Pavillion Cream Colour Base

MAC Peony Pavillion Cream Colour Base
MAC Peony Pavillion Cream Colour Base

MAC Peony Pavillion Cream Colour Base
MAC Peony Pavillion Cream Colour Base

MAC Peony Pavillion Cream Colour Base
MAC Peony Pavillion Cream Colour Base

MAC Peony Pavillion Cream Colour Base
MAC Peony Pavillion Cream Colour Base

Cream Colour Base
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$21.00/0.12 oz.

87%

Average

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • MAC Royal Woo Eyeshadow
  • MAC Electric Mandarin Eyeshadow
  • MAC Mu Mu Bloom Eyeshadow
  • Stila Turquoise Eyeliner
  • MAC Pale Pipa Eyeshadow
On lips:
  • MAC Plum Princess Lipstick
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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What the heck mac! I already have the dupes for these *sobs* so tempting though!

Forget the blushes…. Love your eye makeup! honestly giving me looks ideas for spring 😀

I’m really loving Rich Coral! But I already have about a dozen coral/orange cream blushes… It’s probably my favorite type of blush!

I like these but the last time I tried a CCB I broke out so unles I’m 100% in love I won’t even bother swatching.

I never thought I’d be saying this at my age, but I really want the CCB in Rich Coral because I love the packaging. It’s a good colour for me and I don’t already have any thing in this particular formula.

Looks like I will need to get Sock It Xiqu! It’s such a unique color. Also, blushes tend to pull warm pink on me, so I’m hoping this will help “cool” down any pink/ purple blushes, and help me pull off cooler toned pink/purple lippies, like Plum Princess

I really like the lavender one, but don’t often use cream blushes of the variety that stay tacky and aren’t cream-to-powder. I’ll think about it. I love you wearing the whole collection lol. Somehow the purple lipstick especially ties it together.

Your eyes are so bright and pretty!! I love it! I almost forgot about the blushes for a sec lol. I think they’re all beautiful but Rich Coral looks like a winner for me. It’s right up my alley!

These are pretty enough, but I don’t know that I’d ever use one because I generally steer clear of true cream blushes.

OMG Your makeup is so gorgeous! :0
You’re so good at matching together interesting colour schemes and blending. I’m kind of getting inspired to wear tropical-themed eyeshadow and lipstick, now. hmmm

You are very kind! It was interesting to wear the eyeshadows with the rest of the products in the launch to see if anything would actually coordinate, LOL.

Your eyes though, Christine! Soooo beautiful and colorful! Looove it! Summer “in a bottle” 🙂

Did not think I’d want anything from this collection despite the cutest packaging, but it looks like Sock-it Xiqu Cream Colour Base is a good candidate for my stash. Glad that it got a good rate from you, hope a) it gets to our end of the World eventually, b) does not cost an arm and a leg here and, most importantly c) suits me enough to justify the purchase. Look forward to seeing it live.

Hi Christine! Thank you so much for the reply.

We normally do, yes. Not every single one (I.e. don’t think we had the Bao Bao Wan one here), but almost all for sure. We have Charlotte Olympia currently, I think. A little rant though. 1. We get them a month or two later than you guys do (that I can survive) and 2. They markup the prices on those so bad usually, I feel like being ripped off 🙂 Example. Not long ago we had Zac Posen collection in our store. They were asking the equivalent of ~$26 for the lipstick! I mean c’mon. We are not Norway here. So, again, yes we do get them, but the more special/unique the packaging is, the more they markup the prices. Rant over 🙂

Sounds like you’ll probably get this launch, then, at least!

The designer collabs are marked up here as well, but only by $1-3 (depending on base price of the item) — I know international prices can be crazy though!

I do hope we get this launch too, really want to check in out 🙂

On the positive note (I probably sounded like negative Nancy) we do get so many great deals on the brands other than MAC and Becca that I shouldn’t complain really. So life is mostly good in this makeup addict’s land, thanks so much for helping me navigate through that sea of choices 🙂

I know I’ve complimented your skills many times, but daaaaaang. I’m not worthy ::::Wayne and Garth bow:::: ?? I would not have believed those colors could all be combined to form an actual wearable look. I wasn’t interested in this collection enough to really pay attention, now that I know those are CCBs I’m interested. My dry skin loves them. I’m thinking I want the peony and the lavender. I did get that select promo code for$10 off so it’s actually saving money to get them….right?

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