MAC Colourization Review & Swatches

While I was at Nordstrom last Thursday for MAC Semi Precious, I thought I’d check out Cinematics/Colourization (a Nordstrom-exclusive MAC collection) even though I had decided I was going to skip it. I was already there, and I was curious. Ah, but you know what happens when you start swatching products in person. 😉

I ended up getting one of the lip bags… Reel Drama.

They have 4 lip bags available. Each bag contains a Cremesheen lipstick, a Dazzleglass Creme lipgloss, and a Cremestick lip liner. The other lip bags were a skip for me because…

My lips were a bit dry at that time, and Innocence Beware seemed to accentuate every imperfection on my lips, and it was too pale for me, so I didn’t get that lip bag. Nude Peach looked like concealer on my lips… uh, no, thanks! Pillowtalk just did not look good on me. It’s too brown for my liking, but I did like how soft and smooth it felt on my lips compared to the other two.

I have a weakness for mauvy rose shades, and Reel Drama Cremesheen Lipstick is absolutely beautiful.

Scenestealer Dazzleglass Creme is a lovely coral with silver sparkles. It looks amazing on the lips!

Softwood Cremestick Liner is a deep rosy brown color.

Swatches of Reel Drama, Scenestealer, and Softwood…

I also purchased 4 eyeshadow duos. Kind of an impulse buy! The promo pictures really did not do these eyeshadows any justice. They looked rather dull in the photos. So, definitely check these out in person if you can.

I got Double Feature 1, which consists of a bright yellow gold with a veluxe pearl finish and a frosty royal purple.

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Double Feature 3 includes a matte teal and a deep taupey brown with a satin finish. This is one of my favorites!

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Double Feature 4 has a teal green with a veluxe pearl finish and a matte yellow brown. Another personal favorite!

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Double Feature 5 gives you a frosty pale pinky peach and a frosty dark red-brown with green duochrome.

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As for the duos that I didn’t buy… Double Feauture 2 was not bad. It had good color payoff, but I had to limit myself to 4 duos because I was really there for Semi Precious. (It was #5 for me.) Double Feature 6 looked dupe-able. I’m pretty sure I have something similar in my stash. Double Feature 7 looked really nice in the pan, especially that fuchsia with blue/purple shimmer, but unfortunately both colors didn’t apply very smoothly, and the color payoff was not great. I didn’t get Double Feature 8 because the blue-purple shade was a bit chalky and lacked pigmentation, while the orange shade was not that special.

Overall, this is a nice collection. Reel Drama is a must-have for me because I can see myself wearing these colors everyday. The duos I chose (1, 3, 4, and 5) have good color pay off, apply smoothly, and blend easily. Plus, the colors are great!

What do you think? Are you getting anything from this collection?

About Jen

A self-confessed beauty addict, makeup hoarder, nail polish junkie, beauty blogger, and a proud mom of three beautiful girls.

20 comments on “MAC Colourization Review & Swatches

  1. The color combinations for the duos I just found so disappointing. I wouldn't use one of the shades so I couldn't see buying them. Thanks for your swatches 😉

  2. @Phyrra: I agree. The color combinations could've been better, especially for a collection called Cinematics/Colourization.

    @Lady In A Top Hat: Oh, no! The MA said they only had 3 left including the one I bought that day. It really is the best one out of the 4 lip bags even though the lipstick and lipgloss don't really match. LOL

  3. @Renay Shanel: They are wonderful and so fun to mix and match.

    @Marina: I love that one too! Especially the frosty dark red-brown. I'm a sucker for duochromes. 😉

  4. I'd love to have the Reel Drama lip bag! I've been experimenting with lip color lately – I usually wear Estee Lauder (it's OK for my sensitive skin) and I've blending lip colors.

    I heard that MAC was a great brand but I'm afraid I'll just get a rash like I always do. Do you think it'll suit ultra sensitive skin? Thanks!

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