MAC x PatrickStarrr Boy About Town Face Kit Review & Swatches

01/03

MAC Boy About Town Patrick Starrr Face Kit
MAC Boy About Town Patrick Starrr Face Kit
MAC Boy About Town Patrick Starrr Face Kit
MAC Boy About Town Patrick Starrr Face Kit
MAC Boy About Town Patrick Starrr Face Kit
MAC Boy About Town Patrick Starrr Face Kit
MAC Boy About Town Patrick Starrr Face Kit
MAC Boy About Town Patrick Starrr Face Kit
MAC Boy About Town Patrick Starrr Face Kit

Boy About Town

MAC Boy About Town PatrickStarrr Face Kit ($42.50 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition set that contains an eyeshadow quad and a liquid lipstick. Nothing in the kit was anything to write home about; the eyeshadow quad was surprisingly disappointing as I struggled to blend and diffuse the colors on my lids. The liquid lipstick was decent but lacked opacity (based on the claims of the formula).

01/06

MAC PattyPout Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC PattyPout Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC PattyPout Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC PattyPout Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC PattyPout Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC PattyPout Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC PattyPout Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC PattyPout Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC PattyPout Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC PattyPout Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC PattyPout Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC PattyPout Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC PattyPout Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC PattyPout Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC PattyPout Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC PattyPout Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC PattyPout Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC PattyPout Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

PattyPout

PattyPout is a deep, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a flat, matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a thinner, more watery consistency that spread easily across my lips for even coverage that didn’t emphasize my lip lines. This shade wore well for over six hours and was slightly drying over time.

01/07

MAC Overpacked Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Overpacked Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Overpacked Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Overpacked Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Overpacked Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Overpacked Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Overpacked Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Overpacked Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Overpacked Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Overpacked Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Overpacked Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Overpacked Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Overpacked Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Overpacked Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Overpacked Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Overpacked Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Overpacked Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Overpacked Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Overpacked Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Overpacked Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Overpacked Eyeshadow Quad

Overpacked

MAC Overpacked Eyeshadow Quad contains a mid-tone brown, glittery peach, burgundy, and cool brown. I wish I had better things to say about the quad, but I found the mattes to be harder to blend than expected just based on the texture and how they swatched (as pigmentation seemed fine), and the sparkly shade was a mess.

01/02

MAC Head Over Heels Eyeshadow
MAC Head Over Heels Eyeshadow
MAC Head Over Heels Eyeshadow
MAC Head Over Heels Eyeshadow
MAC Head Over Heels Eyeshadow
MAC Head Over Heels Eyeshadow

Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels is a muted, light-medium brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage that applied unevenly and seemed to adhere strongly to areas but did not want to diffuse or spread out to create a seamless edge. I struggled a lot to work with this shade, which was entirely unanticipated as the consistency felt smooth and soft. This shade stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me.

01/02

MAC Primo Donna Eyeshadow
MAC Primo Donna Eyeshadow
MAC Primo Donna Eyeshadow
MAC Primo Donna Eyeshadow
MAC Primo Donna Eyeshadow
MAC Primo Donna Eyeshadow

Primo Donna

Primo Donna is a light-medium coral with warm, gold sparkle and warmer, orange undertones. It is listed as a Lustre finish, so the sheerness and larger sparkles weren’t unexpected, but it was a total pain to work with. It just wasn’t usable dry as it was chunky, dry, and didn’t adhere to the skin, regardless of whether I packed, patted, or pressed it on with fingertips. The only way to salvage this shade was to use it with an adhesive spray (like MAC’s own Fix+), which helped the product bind better, but it was a thicker consistency that looked a bit raised on my lid against the matte textures in the palette. It had noticeable fallout within six hours of wear when applied damp (with just water), and it was worthless after an hour of wear for the few stray sparkles I managed to pat onto my lid.

01/02

MAC I'm Into It Eyeshadow
MAC I'm Into It Eyeshadow
MAC I'm Into It Eyeshadow
MAC I'm Into It Eyeshadow
MAC I'm Into It Eyeshadow
MAC I'm Into It Eyeshadow

I'm Into It

I’m Into It is a medium-dark burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. The color coverage was opaque in a single layer, while the eyeshadow had a slightly drier, stiffer consistency. It applied fairly evenly but had to be packed on as it sheered out a bit when blended. This shade lasted nicely for eight hours on me before it started to fade.

01/02

MAC Dance in the Dark Eyeshadow
MAC Dance in the Dark Eyeshadow
MAC Dance in the Dark Eyeshadow
MAC Dance in the Dark Eyeshadow
MAC Dance in the Dark Eyeshadow
MAC Dance in the Dark Eyeshadow

Dance in the Dark

Dance in the Dark is a deep taupe with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that seemed like it was going to apply well, but it was more challenging to get even coverage and took longer to blend out decently. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me.

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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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Just wondering: is there any chance that Head Over Heels made I’m Into It and Dance In The Dark have difficulty in application? I ask only because those 2 shades tend to be fairly consistent. That horrid glitter bomb from h3ll, though….nothing could save that one, I fear.

It could have been a nice little quad, but no – MAC ruined it by adding substandard eyeshadows. I also think that the brown shade, Dance in the Dark, was far too dark and the hero of the palette should have been the bugundy shade.

My question, is why does the face chart have grey shadow with silver glitter plus a raspberry lip when none of those products are actually in the kit?

Thanks for your honesty, I feel like MAC hasn’t supported any of his launches with attention to quality, as in your lastest review and to me they all have been mediocre and painful to watch, I feel bad for him.

I don’t pay attention to them, and unfortunately, the packaging has been recycled or I would have looked to answer your Q!

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