MAC x Rossy de Palma Nose Pose Cream Colour Base Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

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MAC Nose Pose Cream Colour Base Duo
MAC Nose Pose Cream Colour Base Duo
MAC Nose Pose Cream Colour Base Duo
MAC Nose Pose Cream Colour Base Duo
MAC Nose Pose Cream Colour Base Duo
MAC Nose Pose Cream Colour Base Duo
MAC Nose Pose Cream Colour Base Duo
MAC Nose Pose Cream Colour Base Duo
MAC Nose Pose Cream Colour Base Duo
MAC Nose Pose Cream Colour Base Duo
MAC Nose Pose Cream Colour Base Duo
MAC Nose Pose Cream Colour Base Duo
MAC Nose Pose Cream Colour Base Duo
MAC Nose Pose Cream Colour Base Duo
MAC Nose Pose Cream Colour Base Duo
MAC Nose Pose Cream Colour Base Duo
MAC Nose Pose Cream Colour Base Duo
MAC Nose Pose Cream Colour Base Duo

Nose Pose

MAC Nose Pose Cream Colour Base Duo ($22.00 for 0.15 oz.) seems to be a highlighting/contouring duo, but of course, it’s very “one-size” and will certainly not fit all or even most. The darker side seemed more like a bronzing color than a contouring one, though some with very warm complexions may prefer the warmth in the deeper shade for contouring. They can also be used on the eyes, as the formula is a multi-use one.

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MAC Morocco Cream Colour Base
MAC Morocco Cream Colour Base
MAC Morocco Cream Colour Base
MAC Morocco Cream Colour Base
MAC Morocco Cream Colour Base
MAC Morocco Cream Colour Base
MAC Morocco Cream Colour Base
MAC Morocco Cream Colour Base
MAC Morocco Cream Colour Base

Morocco

Morocco is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a natural sheen. It was quite pigmented–more opaque than buildable–but it was easy to buff and blend out for sheerer coverage, if desired, without needing much movement so it could be done over foundation, too. The consistency was smooth, emollient without being greasy and sat well on bare skin. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me.

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MAC Africa Dream Cream Colour Base
MAC Africa Dream Cream Colour Base
MAC Africa Dream Cream Colour Base
MAC Africa Dream Cream Colour Base
MAC Africa Dream Cream Colour Base
MAC Africa Dream Cream Colour Base
MAC Africa Dream Cream Colour Base
MAC Africa Dream Cream Colour Base
MAC Africa Dream Cream Colour Base

Africa Dream

Africa Dream is a light-medium beige with warm, yellow undertones and a natural finish. It had medium to opaque, buildable coverage, depending on whether it was applied with fingertips or a brush with a creamy, emollient texture that was thin but not too thin. It blended in with my skin tone, so it worked more like a concealer on me than a highlighter. It was easy to blend out and lasted for seven and a half hours on me (from what I could tell).

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On eyes:
  • NARS Love Game Eyeshadow Palette
On lips:
  • NARS Zambeze Photogloss Lip Lacquer
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Reviewer

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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I like this concept and I like CCB. I like the bronzing color but I’m not sure what I’d do with the beige color since it’s not shimmery, it’s probably a little dark for me.

I’m going to skip this duo even though I have a feeling it would work on me. I’m just not feeling it. Probably because I’ve already found my favorite contouring and highlighting products. And they are usually powder due to my having an oilier t-zone. Not sure *why* MAC only did one duo? There should have at least been one light-to-medium and one tan-to-dark shade.

I really like the tone, and depth of the bronzer. I can see it working really well on my super banana yellow skin. But the beige, meh! I don’t do a lot of cream highlighting.

Yes, you could absolutely contour your nose with it – it is a multi-purpose product, though, so it can contour whatever your heart desires. It is not a highlighter on me, as I mentioned, as it is matte and very close to my skin tone, so it wouldn’t matter if it was on my nose or not 🙂 I don’t have any issue with it not being shimmery – only mentioned that it’s not a highlighting shade on my skin tone and will not be on all skin tones.

I was so pleasantly surprised by Mac including this specific product in the Rossy collection, because… I mean, it’s Rossy de Palma and the famous Rossy nose! 🙂
I also wanted to ask Christine if you have the chance to swatch or review the upcoming Chanel Holiday collection including the LE lipsticks in the red cases?

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