MAC's Pret a Papier Haul and FOTD!

Craft Paper Couture – an inspired idea cut like a pattern and whipped up into a frisky little “funny face” frock. Then, strip it back to its essence for Summer 2010 for a Pret-a-Papier colour collection. It was a Project Runway challenge of sorts, with paper as the source, the instigator of ideas, the beginning of something simply, basically beautiful. Lipstick, LipGlass, Eye Shadow, Paint Pot, Chromografic Pencil, Studio Fix Lash, Impeccable Brow Pencil, Sheertone and Mineralize Blushes, and Nail Lacquer in a seamless spectrum of parchment-to-vellum beiges, with an occasional, clever colour spill, coral among the most au courant.”
Pret a Papier Collection was launched last Saturday, May 15, 2010. As always, I wasn't able to go to the launch as I'm not fond of going out every weekends, I just prefer to stay at home (told you, I'm such a bore hehe).

Got my loots yesterday and I was so happy with everything! Well, except for the lipglass since I really can't stand sticky glosses on my lips. I just got it since it looks so pretty LOL! 

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Unfortunately, there's no Chromagraphic Pencils yet, both testers and stocks.


Instant Chic Blush is I think the best item from this collection. It's a coral/peach pink blush that would look good on any skin tone. I disagree with some of the online reviews that this would hardly show up on darker skintone, I'm NC40 and I get a color on my cheek in one swipe. It's pretty pigmented for a sheertone blush actually, incredibly easy to build up and I'm glad it doesn't make my face orange-y compared to my other peach/coral blushes. Maybe because of it's strong pink undertones. 

Unfortunately (as always), this is already sold out at MAC Shangrila. Good news though, from online reviews, they say that it's pretty close to Melba Blush which is a permanent item at MAC.

I also love the Coral Crepe Paintpot! When I saw it from Michelle1218's Pret a Papier haul video, I got pretty excited especially when she said that coral on the eyes looks good to those with darker skintones. It doesn't hurt too that I love pairing my Too Faced Shadow Insurance with a paintpot. Compared to my Soft Ochre paintpot, I find Coral Crepe easier to blend on the lids. Also, I feel so happy (and lucky) to get this paintpot as the MA (Carlos) told me that only 3 paintpots arrived in their branch. The other 2 I believed were already reserved. Well, it pays to reserve items a month before the launch. Would you believe I already reserve some items from the upcoming "To the Beach" collection? Haha.

Another nice item to buy from this collection is the Made to Order Lipstick. For a lustre formula, this one has a great color payoff. This is nice to pair with my Instant Chic Blush or NARS Deepthroat. Or if you have MAC Melba or NARS Gilda, I think, it would work too. 

I love this more than Everhip (from the Liberty of London collection). Actually, I don't love Everhip at all as I can't use it because it looks hideous on my lips. But Made to Order is just awesome! And that's from someone who's a self proclaimed non-lipstick user for years!

Cut to Fit eyeshadow reminds me of Glamour Check, but a li'l lighter and Cut to Fit is a bit reddish. If you have Glamour Check already, skip this one. I should have! LOL!

Fold and Tuck Lipglass is an opaque bright coral gloss that looks amazing when paired with Made to Order which is why I got it. Unfortunately, I can't stand sticky glosses. =(

And for my FOTD, this is the look I came up with all the stuff I bought yesterday.

MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation in NC40
MAC Instant Chic Blush
MAC Made to Order Lipstick
MAC Coral Crepe Paintpot (with TFSI)
MAC e/s in Expensive Pink on the lid top it off with
MAC e/s in Pollinator
MAC e/s in Cut to Fit for the outer V
MAC e/s in Soft Brown for the crease, a very nice transition color
MAC e/s in Rice Paper for highlight
MAC Blacktrack fluidline
Majorlica Majorca Lash Expander

Coral in the eyes, cheeks and lips, what am I thinking, hahaha!!!!

And is it just me or my 1st pic looks like a grad photo? LOL!

All in all, this is a very nice collection especially for those who love neutrals. 

As what makeup  addicts always say, "I'm broke but I'm happy"! 

Woohoo! till MAC's new collection next month!

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bellebathandbeyond said...

Kaya pala holdap! :)

Oks lang, I'll just hold on to the Zoyas for you. Kahit sabay na sa Helmer. :) Btw, di pala kukunin ng friend ko yung Ivanka so I have Ivanka and Mimi set aside for you :)

Nice FOTD!

angelamhiere said...

nice look po! ^__^

so simple... =)

Pammy said...

Love the mukap, bading. :P Bagay sayo.

zani said...

Hi po.. When po yung launch ng to the beach collection ng MAC? thanks!

lelila said...

angelamhiere and pammy, thanks girls!

zani, no definite date pa, but sometime in June =)


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