Round-up: MAC x Julia Petit Overview & Thoughts

MAC x Julia Petit Collection will launch online on March 12th, 2015 now March 19th (as of 3/12 9AM PST) (North America) and at select MAC locations on March 19th, 2015 (North America); international date is “March 2015” (please call your local counter/store for more information). My favorite product was Linda Blush (A), followed by Boca Lipstick (A). The eyeshadow duos were a major miss for me, even if they were interesting color pairings, because one shade in each duo was troublesome.

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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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I am loving this new pictures overview + rating of the products!

Thanks Christine for all your hard work and innovative spirit 🙂

I am very disappointed in the eyeshadow duos, especially Sagu. I may pick up a lipstick, but my initial excitement over the collection has waned. Your typical MAC LE mixed bag.

Thank you so much for working hard to get this all reviewed prior to the short notice launch! I will be trying to snag the blush and all three lipsticks! 🙂

I’m all over Boca lipstick & Linda blush. I really wanted Petite Red, but I own Damn Glamorous & I’m not pleased enough with Acai to purchase. Really too bad the eye duos performed so poorly! Why does MAC do this!?

This is a small collection but it seems to be pretty decent. I think I may get a lipstick or two. Maybe the blush pending more swatches.

My intense dislike of Limited Editions aside … honestly, if I were just getting into makeup, or ramping up from the most basic of basics, the colors in this entire set would be really intriguing to me. Visually, I think this is a great classic-but-edgier grouping, and would be a real winner if the formulas matched the potential of the colors. Seriously, you could name this “I am Woman..”, make it the only makeup you own (other than foundation, powder, etc.), and look pulled together for every occasion. That is, if you liked warmer colors.

This is a great set up you have now! I think it was long overdue, you know how things seem to change all the time. This set up is wonderful. Love how you blocked the items to consider and ones not so great. They stand out more now. Also love how you show the product with the rating. Now if you can change up the swatching a little bit, everything would be great! Maybe one thing that would be nice is to not show each swatch vertically but maybe horizontially. I myself like to see the swatches by each of the others. Just an idea:) Thanks for all your hard work!

How close to rebel would you say Acai is? Also are there plenty of dupes for petite red? Just curious because it seems Mac is releasing the same colors over and over

Please read the reviews – they are linked in the post twice (in the image and under the Report Card) – you will see full reviews, photos, swatches, ratings, dupes, etc.

Hi Jessica!

MAC changed the launch date to the 19th – I got an update this morning, and I immediately updated this post (see above)!

OMG… Looked that you changed the launch date on your blog…. I woke up early on 3/12 to purchase this collection ( well some of the products) and i was like what the heck , why it never comes up…. Now i se why…lol.! Love your round-ups by he way, much better T. greta job.

The collection was released today in Brazil and after 20 minutes of online availability the only products left were the lipsticks. All else was sold out. Isn’t that crazy? o.o

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