MAC All Ages, All Races, All Sexes Collection Reviews and Swatches

As you can see from the swatches, the Eyeshadows ($14.50) in this collection are your typical everyday neutrals. They are all matte, except Banshee, which is a Lustre eyeshadow from the Rebel Rock collection. The texture and pigmentation are not the best to work with (so typical of MAC’s Matte and Lustre formulas!) so I don’t really recommend them.

Just like the eyeshadows, the Lipstick ($14) also come in neutral colors. My MAC store didn’t have Myself just yet so I only got to swatch three of them. While the colors are not that exciting, they are all very creamy and go on smoothly without drying out my skin.

The Pigment ($19.50) are both new colors in the new packaging. Universal Mix is an uber sparkly white gold and while it looks very similar to MAC Vanilla pigment in the jar, it is very different. The color is very sheer and unless you apply it wet, you will just get sparkles sitting on your skin. Rich Life Dark is a more pigmented cool brown color with silver sparkles. Both pigments have a fine, creamy texture and blend very nicely.

The Penultimate Brow Marker ($16.50) is the eyebrow version of the Penultimate Eye Liner that I loved! It comes in a medium brown color, which is a great match for my Asian eyebrows. Just like the Penultimate Eye Liner, this goes on semi-wet but dries within seconds. While the tip is firm and great for precision, I don’t think a liquid marker for the eyebrows is a good idea. Not only do you have to apply with feathery strokes (which can be a challenge for beginners), you have to blend right away since this thing dries so fast. And if you fail, you will end up with penciled-in eyebrows which is so not cool!

More pictures and product information on the entire collection here.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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