MAC Prep for Colour Swatches and Review

Saturday, April 10, 2010

MAC Prep for Colour Collection was launched on April 8th, 2010.  It is a relatively small release that has 3 eyeshadows, one tinted lipglass, MAC Prep + Prime Skin Brightening Serum, and MAC Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50. There's not a particular focus on one area like Art Supplies where it's mostly targeted for the eyes and lips.  For those of us who are MAC addicts, this is a definite breather from the never ending collections MAC has been releasing.  It also gives us time to save up for the next big release, Pret a Papier and To the Beach.

                                         Image courtesy of MAC press release
MAC Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50 is 30 ml / 1 fl. oz and retails for $30USD and is part of the permanent collection. The primer is used to help prep the skin into a smooth canvas before applying foundation.  The good thing about this product is that it's not sticky, light-weight, and does not leave a white cast post application.  

MAC Prep + Prime Skin Brightening Serum is 30 ml / 1 fl. oz  and retails for $40USD.  This is a new product from MAC targeted to help brighten skin and create an even complexion.  The serum is a light liquid that sinks in immediately after application.  Unlike most serums, it doesn't have a strange smell or leave behind a sticky film.  I can't vouch for the brightening effect just yet but so far I have a really good impression of this product.

Hey is a Veluxe Pearl formula and shows up as a warm beige with shimmer.  This is a good highlighting color and is similar but not the same as All That Glitters.  It is less yellow /gold than Ricepaper and has more shimmer than Vanilla or Vapour.

Prepped for Glamour is a dirty medium brown.  This reminds me of a more brown version of Satin Taupe.  This will make a nice crease or mid lid color but not a definite must have. 

Sorcery is a reddish brown that came out with the Devil May Dare Warm Eye Shadows Palette in 2009. This color takes a bit of work to show up and is not as smooth as Hey or Prepped for Glamour.  It doesn't really have much shimmer either and swatches more like a matte formula.

Just Add Colour is a bright fuchsia pink that shows up nearly red on me.  I am reminded of Magnetique lipglass from A Rose Romance Collection.  Just Add Colour is not frosty as Magnetique and doesn't have too much shimmer. This color will photograph beautifully and is a great introduction color to spring.  Like all MAC lipglasses, it has a pleasant vanilla scent that is not overpowering.

Overall it's a small and sweet collection as a follow up to Art Supplies.  If you are new to the brand, this is a good introduction to MAC's neutral colors and skin care.  If you are a MAC addict/collector like I am, most of the colors here are dupable from the permanent line.  I was not blown away by any of the colors but am definitely intrigued by the brightening serum.

What are your thoughts on Prep for Colour?


The Girly Tomboy said...

I agree with what you said at the end...they're all great colors, but they're colors I already have!

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