MAC Prêt-à-Papier Collection Reviews, Swatches and Haul Pictures

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Consisting of a nice, wearable selection of coral, peach, gold and brown hues, the latest Prêt-à-Papier Collection from MAC definitely has something for everyone! ♥ corals!

mac pret a papier collection display

For Eyeshadows ($14), we have five new and limited edition colors. Gazette Grey is a dark olive with gold shimmer. Very pretty in the pan but the Velvet formula makes it hard to blend and swatch. Bamboo is a matte flesh color that shows up just slightly darker on my NC30 skin. Cut to Fit is a frosty warm bronze with great pigmentation. Memorabilia is a matte muted medium purple that is beautiful. Tissueweight is a highly pigmented, frosty light beige with pink undertones.

mac gazette grey bamboo cut to fit memorabilia tissueweight eyeshadow
mac gazette grey bamboo cut to fit memorabilia tissueweight eyeshadow
mac gazette grey bamboo cut to fit memorabilia tissueweight eyeshadow


The Sheertone Blush ($18.50) comes in two new, limited edition shades. Garb is a muddy tan color and Instant Chic is a muted coral. Both are finely milled and go on smoothly with good color payoff.

mac garb instant chic sheertone blush
mac garb instant chic sheertone blush


The Mineralize Blush in Light Over Dark ($23) is a repromote from the Grand Duo collection. It contains a super frosty golden with a slightly darker, warmer tan.

mac light over dark mineralize blush swatches


The two Paint Pots ($16.50) in this collection are gorgeous! Coral Crepe is a very pretty, limited edition warm coral and Groundwork is neutral taupe from the permanent line. Both are shimmery and very pigmented.


Paint Pot in Coral Crepe

mac coral crepe groundwork


As for the Lipsticks ($14), we have three new colors and one repromote, all limited edition. Archetype is a light gold color from the Alexander McQueen collection. It is very sheer and will most likely show up clear with just a bit of sheen. Dressmaker, Dressmaker is a beautiful light peachy coral color and Made to Order is a darker, warmer version of it. Both are in the Lustre formula and leave behind a pretty, glossy finish. Kraft, the darkest out of the four, is a warm reddish brown in the Amplified formula. A little too dark for my taste.


Lipstick in Made To Order


Kraft, Archetype, Made To Order and Dressmaker, Dressmaker


Kraft, Archetype, Made To Order and Dressmaker, Dressmaker (without flash)


Finally, we have a new product, the Chromagraphic Pencil ($14.50). Although MAC doesn’t quite explain what it does on its website, it is a pretty versatile product. It comes in two colors, NC15/NW20 and NW25/NC30. I use it on the waterline to brighten up the eyes, under the brow bone as a highlighter, around the lips to define the lip line and according to the ma, it can also be used as an eyeshadow base.


Chromagraphic Pencil in NW25/NC30


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11 COMMENTS

  1. These are exactly products that I want to buy but I’m not decided yet lol. I really love coral for summer !
    Made to Order lipstick is it similar to Ravishing lipstick ?

  2. I think the swatch of Made to Order is to the left of Dressmaker, Dressmaker — thought you might want to edit the captions. Thanks for posting this!

  3. I finally made my first MAC purchase, which is the foundation. I’m kinda of tempted to try this new Prêt-à-Papier Collection – the Instant Chic Sheertone Blush but my main concern is that will this blush color shows up for me – my tone is ivory/medium i.e my foundation tone is NC25 and I’m afraid that this blush shade won’t show up on my cheek bones. I see the swatch and it looks so nice and perfect for spring look. I just hope that this shade will look good on me that gives me boost to give me some color on my face instead of looking pale.

  4. ohhh i luv the color la~~ donno why i like orange/coral color lately…. but they dont have this collection in HK :(

  5. glitteryeyexx,

    You can use the Chromagraphic Pencil in many ways. I use it on the waterline to brighten up the eyes, under the brow bone as a highlighter, around the lips to define the lip line and according to the ma, it can also be used as an eyeshadow base.

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