MAC Carine Roitfeld Collection (official info & promo photos) is being available @maccosmetics.com since end of August 2012 but was launched in Romania at the beginning of this week. The collection features new products and shades but also a few repromotes.
I went to MAC Store just before the collection was launched so I could test and swatch the products for you. I will give you a quick preview only for the new items featured in this collection while the repomotes have been discussed in the past.
First I swatched the nail lacquers (75.00 Lei) applying two coats of each color and I was instantly disappointed. Undercover Nude is a very sheer clear nude, very difficult to obtain an even coverage because the formula is so streaky and a bit thicker. Underfire Red is a deep blood red which has a decent amount of opacity in two coats, but is not fully opaque while the formula is thin. I worn both shades on my nails without a top coat and they started fading on the tips on the second day, while on the fourth day I had to remove the polish since both shades were noticeably fading away from my tips.
MAC Tropical Mist lipstick (97.00 Lei) is a sheer translucent nude, almost invisible. It was very hard to swatch it for the photo as the color was almost clear with just a hint of lustre finish. I consider this is just the kind of shade you would expect from a lip balm but not from a sheer lipstick. Please do not confuse sheer with clear, because this shade was almost invisible on the lips.
MAC Mineralize Concealer in NC33 (97.00 Lei) is a new shade of medium warm beige which works well on light to medium skintones.
MAC Eyebrow pencil (81.00 Lei) in Brunette is described as a grey brown but looks more like a medium latte shade. It doesn’t apply as smooth as I would loved to but it has a decent color payoff.
MAC Camouflage Face Kits (235.00 Lei) are both featuring very similar shades with the only major difference that the Jungle Camouflage has matte shades while the Desert Camouflage is more shimmery. I found some of the shades having a dry texture, not as noticeable I would want them to be without a primer and very hard to apply and blend. I did swatched them over a MAC primer after that so I can get the color payoff you see the photos bellow.
Romania Launch Date – 22 October 2012 at MAC Store Baneasa and 23 October at MAC Store Vitan
Check out more photos right after the jump.
MAC Carine Roitfeld Collection Display hosting only the NEW PRODUCTS
MAC Camouflage Full Face Kits in Desert and Jungle
MAC Camouflage Full Face Kit in Desert – swatches
MAC Camouflage Full Face Kit in Jungle – swatches
MAC Mineralize Concealer NC33 (new shade) – swatch
MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Brunette – swatch
MAC Tropical Mist Lipstick – swatch
MAC Undercover Nude and Underfire Red Nail Lacquers
MAC Underfire Red and Undercover Nude Nail Lacquers Swatches – one coat
MAC Underfire Red and Undercover Nude Nail Lacquers Swatches – two coats
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