Aside from eyeshadows, lipsticks, and lipglasses, this large collection also includes Chromagraphic pencils, blushes, paint pots and nail polishes.
NC 15 / NW 20 caught me by surprise as a great multi-purpose pencil. It can be used to highlight the inner tear duct, rim the waterline, outline the lips to accentuate them, or as a dot on concealer. I picked up this one and am super excited about it because I've been looking for a pencil to highlight waterline but white was too stark and not as natural looking. This is the perfect color for light to light medium skin tones as a concealer. It glides on effortlessly on the waterline, doesn't tug or poke and is waterline safe as confirmed by MAC SA today.
NW 25 / NC 30 is also a nice pencil and very fitting for NC30 skin like myself. I can see this being used more as a concealer for medium to dark skin tones. I'm not sure how it would show up for waterline and inner tear duct as it leans a tad yellow. I really love how MAC makes the packaging for these look like an actual pencil.
Instant Chic is a coral blush with a hint of pink. This is an interesting color because I feel like I've seen it before but can't put my finger to where so I picked it up just in case. The color is flattering on light to medium skin tones but I'm afraid might be chalky on darker skin tones. I will have to say I don't like the texture of the blush too much because it's rather powdery and not as smooth as MAC's beauty powder blushes. If you're looking for a peachy pink coral color, this will probably be a hit for you. This is not fully warm or cold so it's just right for both tones.
Mineralize BlushLight Over Dark is an interesting blush in the sense that it is extremely pigmented. The light side is a glittery golden color and the dark side is a medium peachy color. I would use a stippling brush with this to avoid applying too much on the cheeks. In the swatch, I only swiped once to get the colors to show up. I literally said out loud "WHOA" when I saw how dark the colors came out. Mix the two sides together and you get a dark peachy/brown with glitter. For those who love mineralize blushes and glitter, this will be right up your alley. I think the blush is quite lovely and the colors are very wearable for medium to dark skin tones. For lighter skin tones, it would be best as a bronzer if use lightly.
Coral Crepe is straight up coral. It looked so much like the lipsticks I wondered to myself why it can't be a 2-1 product like Bobbi Brown's Pot Rouge. However, I don't think it is intended for lips since it's so dry. There is nothing similar to this in the permanent range and it is vibrant on the lid as shown. I figure a hand swatch would not do Coral Crepe justice so I applied it on my lids to give you an idea how intense it really shows. I think it will work on all skin tones depending on how much you apply. It can be sheer out or build up for more intensity. I did not pick it up because I don't feel that I can pull of this color as I'm more of a nude/neutral type of gal. If you love bright colors though, you must pick up this paint pot.
Brown Bag is a dirty beige in the cream formula. It only took 2 coats to cover the nails and went on very smoothly. I like the color but don't think it's entirely unique as OPI has released similar colors in the past. However if you don't have anything like this in your collection and like neutral colors/looks, this will be a good color to pick up.
Originality is a glittery copper bronze that looks kind of gold on the nails. Again only 2 coats and the color is more unique than Brown Bag. This would be a fabulous color for a night on the town or for a cocktail party. It's very Sex and the City to me.
Overall my favorite product is the chromographic pencil which I love to use on the waterline and inner tear duct. It really brightens up the eye so much better than the white pencils. These are soft and creamy to apply and do not irritate my eyes at all. I'm still unsure about Instant Chic because of the chalkiness that I might exchange it for the NC30 chromographic pencil. Don't get me wrong, Instant Chic is a beautiful color on the cheeks, almost like a peachy pink flush that's very cute. I just don't know if I can get over the powdery formula on dry cheeks. It looks really terrible and flaky. Maybe I'll try it again when my skin is in better condition.
Did anything tickle your fancy from the swatches? Do share!