Hauls for MAC’s Cham-Pale Collection began to pop-up around the blogosophere over the past two days even though the collection is not “officially” being released in North America until December 26th. I wanted to avoid Boxing Day mayhem at all costs so I called up my MAC Pro to see if they had the collection on display yet. MAC Pros tend to release new colour collections a week before they are put on the website.
- Dangerous Cuvee: frosted grayish silver with a periwinkle hue
- Chilled on Ice: frosted pale yellow gold
- Let Me Pop: frosted copper with gold glitter
- Vintage Selections: taupe rose (my favourite)
3) I Get No Kick Eye Kohl: Metallic champagne nude colour. Very soft texture that will work perfectly on the water line to brighten the eye without using a stark white pencil. LOVE.
What to Skip
The lipsticks are VERY frosted and pale. The colour pay off is quite weak and you have to really think how you are to pull it off. Not my kind of product, but I have been hearing a lot of buzz around them so maybe I am an exception to the rule.
Feline Eye Kohl: Why don’t they just make this a permanent product? I have lost count how many times this pencil has been re-released in colour collections. If you miss it this time around, you know it will be creeping back sooner rather than later.
The “Special Reserve” Highlighting Powders: Nice, but not fantastic. I prefer the texture and application of the mineralize skinfinishes. These colours are pretty dubaple considering all the highlighting products on the market right now. The only thing about these that stands out is the embossed texture which will fade with use. More of a collector’s item that a must-have product.
The Quad: 2 of the colours are permanent, one is a repromote, and the fourth is limited edition.
Nail Polishes: I’m not a fan of MAC polishes in general and I have heard through the makeup grapevine that these are very streaky.
There are a few other products in this collection, most of which are skincare related.