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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

MAC - Pret-a-Papier Reviews

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 with 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, Eey Shadow, Paint Pot, Chromagraphic 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. AVEC PRET-A-PAPIER, A NEW COUTURE STAR IS BORN!

Chromagraphic Pencil ($14.50 US/$17.50 CDN)
-NC15/NW20
-NW25/NC30

Impeccable Brow Pencil
($15 US/$18 CDN)
-Dirty Blonde- Blackened dark-neutral brown
-Taupe- Mid-tone dirty taupe

Studio Fix Lash ($13 US/$15.50 CDN)
-Black Fix- Black

Sheertone Blush ($18.50 US/$22 CDN)
-Instant Chic- Mid-tone muted coral
-Garb- Light golden suntan

I got to try both of these and I love both. They're very natural. I immediately de-potted and stuck in my blush portfolio, as I call it, because it's so huge. Don't be afraid to try Garb on, I usually don't think brown blush- let me try it, but it looks surprisingly nice.

face candy grade: A+

Mineralize Blush ($23 US/$27.50 CDN)
-Light Over Dark- Light yellow brown/dark peach (frost)

Paint Pot ($16.50 US/$20 CDN)
-Coral Crepe- Soft coral
-Groundwork- Mid-tone neutral taupe

Groundwork is a staple paint pot of mine. I think I own them all, except for the blue one from the Alexander McQueen Collection. Paint pots are awesome for summer because they don't budge in the heat. Coral Crepe is a mid-tone coral that I would absolutely love as a blush, but for me it just didn't work as an eye shadow. Much too pink.

face candy grade: C

Lipstick ($14 US/$16.50 CDN)
-Archetype- Sheer light gold (lustre)
-Dressmaker, Dressmaker- Creamy-light peach-coral (lustre)
-Made To Order- Creamy mid-tone dirty coral (lustre)
-Kraft- Creamy mid-tone warm brown (amplified)

Lipglass ($14 US/$16.50 CDN)
-C-Thru- Peachy-beige with shimmer
-Fold And Tuck- Mid-tone bright coral with soft pearl
-Pret-a-Papier- Dark reddened bronze with pearl

Eye Shadow ($14 US/$17.50 CDN)
-Tissueweight- Frosted pale peach (frost)
-Bamboo- Light beige with peach (matte)
-Cut To Fit- Frosted red-bronze (frost)
-Gazette Grey- Dark green-grey with gold pearl (velvet)
-Memorabilia- Dirty purple (matte)

Nail Lacquer ($12 US/$14.50 CDN)
-Brown Bag- Mid-tone Warm-dirty beige (cream)
-Originality- Sparkly copper bronze (frost)

*Samples were provided by PR Company or Manufacturer. It did not change my opinion of these products.
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