Wednesday, April 21, 2010

MAC Pret-a-Papier: Swatches- 2 blushes, 2 lipsticks and a paint pot!

Pret a Papier, MAC's latest collection of chic neutrals with a bit of coral mixed in. As boring as this could be, this excites me. Imagine how I felt when i got to get my hands on some of the collection last week?!
The blush whore I am got two of the three blushes included in this collection:
•Garb- Light golden suntan (Sheertone) (Limited Edition)
•Instant Chic- Mid-tone muted coral (Sheertone) (Limited Edition)
(Light Over Dark- not pictured, a repromoted mineralize duo that I didn't get the first go around and wasn't as interested in this time around.)

Swatches (l-r): Instant Chic, Coppertone (for comparison) and Garb
Super light right? Remember these are Sheertone blushes so they won't deposit as much color. Think Mocha, Blushbaby and the like. The description for Garb is spot on. I can't wear it as a blush with my bronzer. They blend together! Instant chic is more of a subtle coral on me. I got two of the four lippies in this collection; nude-ish lustres:
•Archetype- Sheer light gold (Lustre) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
•Dressmaker, Dressmaker -Creamy light peach coral (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
Swatches (l-r): Archetype and Dressmaker, Dressmaker.
Archetype is Instant Gold lusterglass in lipstick form? A pale gold where you can lighten deeper lipsticks or add a bit of sheen. I didn't need this.
Dressmaker, Dressmaker.. a pretty coral and quite creamy for a lustre. I had to pull out Ever Hip from Liberty of London as it came to mind as I tried on DD. I wanted to compare and make sure I don't have two of the same thing!
The blushes on my hand are more true to color in this picture.


Coral Crepe! A new paint pot!! MAC can we get another paint pot collection like Painterly?? Coral Crepe is described as a soft coral. So this one is not as shimmery as Delft or Bare Study, but has a slight sheen that keeps it from being totally matte... Satin if you will, almost metallic? (Just checked the site. Apparently, it is Satin. Didn't realize they had finishes identified for the paint pots.) Up the amp on shadows like Paradisco or Expensive Pink with this one!


Check out more images and info over at Temptalia!

Hmmm, don't know if I should have gotten Garb blush. I also picked up a Chromagraphic pencil. I got the lighter of the two, but me thinks I should have gotten the darker one. The gold nail polish would have been great to get as well as Fold and Tuck lipglass. I'm also on the fence about Gazette Gray eye shadow.

What do you think of the collection? What are you getting?

13 comments:

Tina Marie said...

Aaaahh I love this collection. I want the paint pots and the eyeliners. Must resist the temptation though! :( lol

Stephanie said...

so how did dressmaker compare to ever hip? I missed out on ever hip.. :(

...ALLmEYEne... said...

I really want Garb, Coral Crepe, and Dress Maker. I haven't done much mu shopping a while so I guess its time.

Shadowy Lady said...

thanks for the swatches. I will be getting the paint pot for sure. Do you think Garb blush would be too orange on NW25 skintone?

Connie De Alwis said...

I have Archetype from Alexander McQueen but it's rather sheer. The paint pot looks good! more of a benefit-ish color though. I'd love for them to repromote Rollickin. Mine's drying out!

Seymone said...

Going to pick up my goodies today

edotrich said...

I'll be getting some stuff as well. I'm on the fence with the paint pot.

Dao said...

I'm soooo gonna get the paint pot! I love paint pot and don't remember when was the last time a MAC LE had paint pots!

rmcandlelight said...

Very pretty!! You know I'm getting the nail polish. lol!!! :)

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Stesha said...

Love the Coral Crepe...and your nail polish!

Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

Anonymous said...

I just got Dressmaker Dressmaker today and I love it. I think I'm going back for Archetype and Coral Crepe.

1xellus1 said...

thank you for sharing the swatches. i think i will pass on the blushes. btwn milani sunset beach, and ripe peach ombre, i think i'm covered. i'm loving the coral crepe p/p. on the fence about dressmaker dressmaker and that beautiful gold/bronze nail lacquer!

yummy411 said...

@ tina marie: temptation won't be hard to resist. most of the eyeliners are sold out/going fast. i'm sure nordstrom has a good stock.

@ stephanie: thanks for the reminder. i hope the separate post helped! Comparison swatch post

@ allmeyene: can't wait to see what you decide on once you see it in person!

@ shadowy lady: did you get to check out garb yet. no i don't think it will be too orange. it will be a bronzer, but shouldn't be too orange. let me know how it works for you!

@ connie: love your comparisons as they are spot on! a new collection of paint pots would be awesome!!

@ seymone: let us know what you got!

@ edotrich: heading to your blog to see what you got!

@ dao: exactly! enjoy!!

@ rmcandlelight: yeh i think i'll have to go back for the gold polish!

@ stesha: thanks stesha!

@ anon: glad you love the lipstick!

@ 1xellus1: yes i think you are covered in the blush department. you sound like me being on the fence with the gold nail polish!