Product Reviews

MAC Prêt-à-Papier Collection Reviews and Swatches

April 24, 2010

Consisting of a nice, wearable selection of coral, peach, gold and brown hues, the latest M·A·C Prêt-à-Papier Collection definitely has something for everyone! ❤ corals!

For Eyeshadows ($14), we have 5 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.

The Sheertone Blush ($18.50) comes in 2 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.

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.

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

As for the Lipsticks ($14), we have 3 new colors and a 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 the Lustre formula and leave behind a pretty, glossy finish.

Made to Order is a darker, warmer version of Dressmaker, Dressmaker.

Kraft, the darkest out of the four, is a warm reddish brown in the Amplified formula. A little too dark for my taste.

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 2 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 MAC artist, it can also be used as an eyeshadow base.

Swatch time!

Here is what I picked up from the collection:

Chromagraphic Pencil in NW25/NC30, Paint Pot in Coral Crepe and Lipstick in Made to Order

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  • Reply Renee | Beauty Fool April 24, 2010 at 1:51 am

    Ooh finally! Been looking for the perfect coral lipstick and this one looks good. Will have to check it out, thanks! 😀

  • Reply Princesa Livia April 24, 2010 at 3:02 am

    Can’t wait for your review! 🙂

  • Reply Aleksis April 24, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Can’t wait to see some of your gorgeous FOTD’s!

  • Reply Jamie April 24, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    I wish MAC would’ve actually packaged the products the way they did in the promo pics!

  • Reply AtelierGal April 24, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    That coral paintpot looks GORGEOUS!!!!

  • Reply Pinklye April 25, 2010 at 5:35 am

    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 ?

  • Reply glitteryeyexx April 25, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    I’m curious, but how exactly do you use the Chromagraphic Pencil? What purpose is it for?

  • Reply Jessica April 26, 2010 at 9:47 am

    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!

  • Reply Cythnia April 28, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    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.

  • Reply lorrie May 1, 2010 at 12:40 am

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

  • Reply Phyllis May 3, 2010 at 9:57 am


    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.

  • Reply Phyllis May 3, 2010 at 9:58 am


    Cos summer’s here lor! Let me know if you want anything and I’ll send them over =)

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