Sneak Peek: MAC x Julia Petit Collection Photos & Swatches

MAC x Julia Petit Collection
MAC x Julia Petit Collection

MAC x Julia Petit Collection launches online next week on March 12th, 2015 (though it wouldn’t be surprising if launched the Monday before as well) and will be available at select MAC locations on March 19th, 2015. Here’s a sneak peek of the collection with full reviews to come!

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MAC Acai Lipstick
MAC Acai Lipstick

MAC Acai Lipstick
MAC Acai Lipstick

MAC Acai Lipstick
MAC Acai Lipstick

MAC Boca Lipstick
MAC Boca Lipstick

MAC Boca Lipstick
MAC Boca Lipstick

MAC Boca Lipstick
MAC Boca Lipstick

MAC Petite Red Lipstick
MAC Petite Red Lipstick

MAC Petite Red Lipstick
MAC Petite Red Lipstick

MAC Petite Red Lipstick
MAC Petite Red Lipstick

MAC Purpurine Lipglass
MAC Purpurine Lipglass

MAC Purpurine Lipglass
MAC Purpurine Lipglass

MAC Purpurine Lipglass
MAC Purpurine Lipglass

MAC Purpurine Lipglass
MAC Purpurine Lipglass

MAC Linda Blush
MAC Linda Blush

MAC Linda Blush
MAC Linda Blush

MAC Sagu Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Sagu Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Druzy Eyeshadow
MAC Druzy Eyeshadow

MAC Druzy Eyeshadow
MAC Druzy Eyeshadow

MAC Black Plum Eyeshadow
MAC Black Plum Eyeshadow

MAC Black Plum Eyeshadow
MAC Black Plum Eyeshadow

MAC Moving Sand Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Moving Sand Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Mumu Eyeshadow
MAC Mumu Eyeshadow

MAC Mumu Eyeshadow
MAC Mumu Eyeshadow

MAC Noite Eyeshadow
MAC Noite Eyeshadow

MAC Noite Eyeshadow
MAC Noite Eyeshadow

MAC Morganite Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Morganite Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Sunstoned Eyeshadow
MAC Sunstoned Eyeshadow

MAC Sunstoned Eyeshadow
MAC Sunstoned Eyeshadow

MAC Choco Cake Eyeshadow
MAC Choco Cake Eyeshadow

MAC Choco Cake Eyeshadow
MAC Choco Cake Eyeshadow

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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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So would I if I knew when they are lauching in India. The Toledo collection itself is lauching here late April so I am guessing this should be here May or June! πŸ™‚ Any Idea about the rest of the world Christine?

They certainly repeat often enough – I think that’s one of the downsides to having so many collections!

I’m dying for the lipsticks and the blush! But the collection also features a Lustre Drops highlighter and and an eyeliner.

The Lustre Drops I have reviewed many times in the past so I don’t play to purchase them again (sorry!), and I don’t have the eyeliner. As it is not available to buy yet, I can only review what I was sent, sorry again πŸ™

Eyeshadows are disappointing as expected (though should we really EXPECT poor quality?). The lipsticks look lovely, though I doubt I’ll pick any up. I was really interested in the lipglass but it really just looks like shimmer without the true peachy colour base I was hoping for! Shame!

The Acai is a gorgeous shade,but looks like it might have some application issues. Does it go on smooth, streak, or bleed?

Is Acai a re launch of Fashion Revival? These eye shadows look like re launches of Romantic Novel palette. The blush , Linda is pretty

I will list dupes, whatever they may be, when I review! Sorry I can’t have everything ready at once πŸ™

If any of the shades seem to be re-launches it’s just a coincidence. Julia said she spent over a year working on the collection personally choosing from the colour palette to the finishes as her ultimate goal was to have flattering shades for multiple skin tones. It’s a very sort of “hand-picked” collection so I suppose similarities with other MAC collections are probably due to the fact that, well, MAC’s shade range isn’t endless.

Possible, but also MAC sometimes releases limited edition shades which are just minimally different from existing colours (both regular and previous LE colours), it is not a new occurence. But I agree, the colour palette can’t be endless.
However, also this “Black Plum” shadow looks like I’ve seen it before – many times in fact, in slight variations.

The blush looks kind of interesting, almost like a cross between a peachy blush and very fair bronzer. I had a L’oreal True Match blush that was a lot like that, but not matte. I’m excited to see how it performs since I think that kind of color could be good for like a casual/everyday makeup routine.

Man, Druzy was the palette I was thinking about getting, but the swatches are not good at all. It’s a definite pass for me.

I thought the Acai lipstick would be darker, but I still really like it. Depending on the wear time, I might get it unless there’s a dupe that’s similar enough and permanent.

So disappointed in the Druzy eyeshadow swatch… that was my favourite duo of the three. I do like the lipsticks! The blush ended up too orange based for my tastes. At least a few pickings to appease.

Acai looks so much redder than in the original photos and the description! Disappointing since it looks so much like Rebel.

I thought I would love everything…. I actually don’t like/don’t need any of these! Hoping to grab the lustre drops, though.

I agree with you, my poor wallet. I plan on purchasing everything as I am a MAC hoarder. The lipsticks look like other MAC lipsticks. I am wondering about how the eyeshadow duo Moving Sand will look on me which is darker skin but I guess I will have to figure that out when I start playing with it.

Hi Christine!

Any idea if/when you’ll be reviewing their new “times nine” palettes? I bought the burgundy one and I’ve used it once thus far and I had maybe one dud (I think it was one of the only limited edition shades in the palette too *shakes fist*) but the rest seemed up to par.

Considering a lot of the eyeshadows are permanent I would understand you’re reluctance to test them and they’re not exactly a steal but an okay value for being able to try that many shades

Sorry, I don’t know if or when I will review! I will have swatches, that’s all I can say right now. Sorry πŸ™ There are just so many products to test, so there’s not a lot of necessity to re-test a lot of permanent shades when there are other limited edition things I’m already behind on πŸ™ Sorry again!! I wish I wasn’t so slow!

Oh no, I totally understand. There’s a lot of new releases on the horizon so I don’t blame you but I’m surprised you’re even doing swatches! That in itself is a lot of work but would be really helpful. I think when products miss the mark it’s easy enough to see in a swatch

*cough Druzy cough*

Excited to read your reviews on the lipsticks. I’m mostly curious to see how Acai and Petite Red compare to Rebel and Red Balloon, respectively.

Well, this was disappointing. Those eyeshadow swatches look ominous. That Acai lipstick looks sadly patchy, but Petite Red looks promising.

Wow, WINCING at the swatches of Sunstone and Druzy! But Boca looks super gorgeous… all the lipsticks do, actually!

LOVE the look of the lipsticks – hopefully they get good grades from you, Christine! The rest of the collection looks pretty poor to be honest, especially those eyeshadow duos. Disappointing, as they look so pretty in the pan πŸ™

I can’t keep up with MAC. A new release every other day…or so it seems.
I almost wish I’d tried the Bao Bao collection (not that I could actually wear those lip colors) but this one is a sure pass. I’m going to guess, based on those eye shadow swatches, that some don’t rate very highly.
I love reading your reviews however!!!

The best way to think about MAC is they release something every other week, but they tend to disseminate information in chunks!

I think this is gorgeous. I love the blush especially and really I don’t have anything like it and have been looking for something a little more natural looking amongst all the shimmery blushes. The lipsticks and glasses ..beautiful.I could probably dupe them pretty closely, but not exactly because I lean toward those shades seldomly. But, ugh..idk.if they perform well..they are so pretty. I am not sure if I can be that strong! The eyes, I can probably pass on. They are pretty and I like the combos. If they do really well, it may be nice to have one for travel or something..Idk..we shall see!

Me too! I already have been informed that my local Mac counter will not be carrying this collection which means my wishlisht is completely dependent on you! No pressure,lol! Just kidding..Really..at this point it’s narrowed to the lipstick and possibly the blush. That blush may be too light for me. I’ll have to wait and see how it shows on you and of course how it performs. Thank you for getting these items. I know Mac has decided to bombard the beauty world at once for some reason. I am very interested to see how this turns out!

I love the look of all the lipsticks. I especially like Boca, which is unusual for me since I always go for brights coloured lipstick. I probably have dupes for the others though. πŸ™‚

I’m loving all three lipstick colors. The rest of the colletion looks great as well, except for Druzy. The swatch speaks for itself.

I’m in love but I think Acai is very similar to Rebel and Fashion Revival and I have both. I need to see the dupes! haha

Acai & Petit Red look pretty, but this doesn’t wow me. Most of the lip colors look very dupe-able, the gloss looks like petroleum jelly with chunky glitter, blush is too orange for me. The shadows are your usual neutrals, and some of them look dry or patchy. Skip for me

I’m loving the lipsticks! I wonder if Acai will be a dupe for Fashion Revival. I also like the blush & shadow duo in moving sands!

I wish I could say I was surprised, but it was pretty much business as usual for a lot of Lustres πŸ™

Boca looks nice. Druzy looks reminiscent of that ridiculous “purple sand” eyeshadow Kat Von D came up with in one of her palettes… Laughable is what comes to mind! I’m not sure I understand how celebrities can be OK associating their name with something like that.

Druzy Eyeshadow literally made me recoil. How can that even be real? Such a shame because these duos are really pretty! Especially Moving Sand. πŸ™

The lipsticks look absolutely beautiful! I really hope that Acai was easy to apply, and that it did so evenly, because I’ve had shades similar to it before that have been an absolute nightmare!

Hi Christine! I really thought the eye shadows look good but I’ve been reading a lot of opinions regarding Lustre finishes. I haven’t tried one for myself; how do these usually turn out when applied? Thanks!

I don’t like Lustres 90% of the time (that’s just a guesstimate), so I’m probably the worst person to ask…

I really like those lipsticks especially acai and that lipglass! Finally some nice lipstick colors other than reds πŸ™‚ im more excited about this collection than the bao bao wan.

The Druzy and Sunstone eyeshadow shades look to be of horrible quality! They look so sheer πŸ™
On a positive note, Acai is something I must have in my life immediately.

Wow on Karen Boca looked like a mauve pink but here it’s totally a nude. I’m kind of afraid to try to order this online.

I wouldn’t consider it a nude, but I think the term “nude” is pretty misleading so I guess for me I just don’t see it as a real color. It’s a warm rose to me!

These collections sell out so fast lately it’s insane. I like Acai and Boca but I think I’ll pass – I’d rather wait to see what the Giambattista Valli lipsticks look like later this summer.

Acai and Linda look beautiful! Linda may be a little too light for me though. I’m curious to see more swatches and your review

I think it’ll for sure work on medium-dark and possibly dark skin tones, as it takes very little to show up on my medium skin tone!

Wow im actaully impressed with Mumu, that eyeshadow looks lovely! druzy on the other hand….wtf lol! Acai and Boca also seem like a really nice lipstick colours, nothing revolutionary though. honestly i cant get excited about much from collections. there are only so many colours in the rainbow right!?! it’s kind of getting to the point where its just about packaging now lol, especially with the lipsticks i think. eyeshadows and beauty powders still have some life in them for me if the quality is right. overall though, havent been obsessed with a collection for a long time. πŸ™ hopefully that will change! i deff like the look of mumu.

‘Tis true! You’ll reach a certain point where you’ve either seen it all or own enough of it all that many things feel repetitive.

Love the lipsticks! Although idk if I need AΓ§ai, it seems similir to rebel…i’m anxious about your review! Julia made 2 videos using some products and said she will make others til it launches (you can find on youtube: Petiscos TV and Dia de BeautΓ©). You may not understand what she is saying, but you can see how products work!

Love love love Petite Red!! Want it, it a gourgeous summer/spring color! A little disappointed with Acai… it should be a little darker on lips, but it’s still ok… reminds me rebel, possible dupe… Linda Blush it’s a kind of neutral and universal color, reminds me GINA from Nars, not in the pan, but on swatches.

Christine I am so thankful for your reviews! I was really excited about acai, but its a lot darker than I expected and I already have rebel. Petite red is gorgeous though and just my kind of colour, can’t wait to see the dupes (esp after already splurging this month on bao bao).

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