07/05/2010

MAC Pret a Papier Collection Haul! ♥

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Hi everyone! I got a few goodies from the Pret a Papier collection when it was released on Thursday. I must say, I love every single product I got. Everything's really pretty and wearable for every day. I think I'll get a lot of use out of these. Reviews, swatches and comparison swatches after the jump! ♥


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Instant Chic blush. I don't normally listen to the hype about products, and this product did not stand out to me when I saw the entire collection. I was still curious because there are so many raves about this product, and how it makes your skin look like its glowing etc,.. so I asked my lovely MA, Monnie, if she could put it on my cheeks. After applying, she immediately exclaimed how cute it looked and so did the other MA's, so when I looked in the mirror I was stunned! My cheeks really did look glowy and lit up my entire face, and its awesome that a non-shimmery product can actually do that!

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Instant Chic v Dainty blush

When I got back to my place, the closest blush I had to this colour was Dainty mineralized blush. Dainty is a tad more pink and is quite shimmery as you can see in the swatch below.

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Tissue Weight eyeshadow is another one I picked up. It doesn't look like much in the pan, but it is a beautiful everyday colour. It's supposed to be a frost, its a lot less frosty than other frost eyeshadows from MAC. It gives off a beautiful sheen that's really flattering. A few makeup gurus on YouTube have looks using this product, you can check them out to see the amazing sheen this eyeshadow gives!

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Dressmaker, Dressmaker lipstick. This product wasn't even on my list! But when I saw the displayer, this lipstick immediately caught my eye. It is very pretty. I had Shy Girl lipstick already, which I thought would be a dupe. But when I swatched them together at the store, and on my lips (half and half), Dressmaker Dressmaker is a lot more orange, whereas Shy Girl shows up as more of a nude colour and more brown. The skin swatches look really similar, but I guess the natural pink-ness of my lips make them look a lot more different once worn. I love both though! ♥

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Coral Crepe paint pot. It's not often MAC releases a new paint pot, and this one's limited edition too. I picked this up because it's such a wearable shade, and if you apply Tissue Weight on top of it, it just looks divine! The product I thought might be similar to it is Rubenesque paint pot, which I have, but when I compared the two I was terribly wrong!

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Coral Crepe isn't as frosty as Rubenesque. Rubenesque is also a lot more 'gold' whereas Coral Crepe is just a true burnt coral colour.

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I hope this post was helpful guys! I promise to do a look using all these products soon.

What are your picks from this collection?? ♥

19 comments

  1. you have bought everything amazing!! i feel like going n seeing the collection AGAIN...ahhh, princess...you just are tempting me to spend!!

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  2. Great purchases Livia! I am so happy you love Instant Chic and Dressmaker as much as I do! I can't stop wearing either of them. Pretty collection by MAC.

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  3. @Beautygirl24- I agree this is definitely a very pretty collection. It seems a bit out-shined by the special edition packaging collections released before and after this, but it definitely is one of the better collections MAC has brought out to date! It would have been amazing if these had been in special packaging too! :)

    @resham- Don't worry girl, you have CCO's nearby and some of these will definitely land in one of them within the next few months! :)

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  4. Hi! I love this collection, too, and I got all the things you did, plus a bit more!

    It's up on my blog so please have a look! Thanks!
    Have a great weekend!

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  5. Great haul and review! Ugh stop making me want coral crepe pp. It's so pretty but I so need to save up for to the beach! ;-)

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  6. Lovely haul! Instant Chic is on my wishlist, I really do hope I get it since I missed out on Ripe Peach :(
    The rest will have to wait until they're swatched on my skin! Thanks for sharing your views and swatches!

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  7. Very beautiful colors. I like it! :D

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  8. Love this review! Greatt mac stuff!
    http://silknsequins.blogspot.com/
    xx Rachel

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  9. Great photos! I also got Instant Chic, Dressmaker and Tissueweight, and I love them all. I got the Groundwork paint pot as it suited my colouring better but I keep seeing pictures of coral crepe and it looks so pretty I'm totally tempted by that one too!

    missyellieuk.blogspot.com

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  10. Lovely purchases, you really suit corals so this collection is ideal for you!
    I bought Hipness and Cut to Fit, I can't wait for my package to arrive!

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  11. Livia, this is an amazing post!! I wasn't convinced to even look at the collection, I will def be taking a look pretty soon @ Nordstroms!!

    Thank you!!!

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  12. I like this collection, its very fem and gentle :3

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  13. Im going to pick up the lippie at the blush next week at Carnaby...its 20% off MAC! :D

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  14. The colours are sooo pretty!! I am tempted to get Instant Chic, Dressmaker and the Paintpot now...

    xoxo

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  15. Thanks for this review, you always have very clear, awesome, close-up photos. I need a point-and-shoot cam, so I might look into the model you're using. The blush sounds amazing!

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  16. livi livi!!! i wannt i want i wanttt!!!!

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  17. the first time I checked out the collection I thought it was all pretty blah. Now you're convincing me to go and take another look at it, especially tissueweight and the coral paint pot!

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  18. you got so many pretty things from this collection! i still need to unpack my stuff :o)

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  19. I reallllly liked the look of the paint pot, since new paint pots hardly ever come around :)

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