M.A.C. continues to roll out collection after collection and Pret a Papier is one of its latest ones.
It’s actually a fairly subtle collection – nothing bright, bold nor too sparkly. This would be a collection for people who are afraid of a lot of colour. It’s mostly neutrals with small elements of summer i.e. peaches and corals. This would also work well for those with fair to tan skin tones.
One item that people might love is the nail lacquer in Originality. This is a bright bronze colour with shimmer and flakies. Flakies????? Yeah, flakies are becoming more and more popular in polishes. They look like flakes, not glitter,but irregular flakes that are suspended in the polish and often they are opalescent or prism-like in the way they look. Very cool! They just add another dimension to the polish. This has a foil-like finish as opposed to a glittery one.
This one did not speak to me. It’s a nice collection – but it’s just that, nice……
I love bolder, brighter, more vibesy colours. So great…..this allows me to save for the upcoming summer stuff. :-)!
Here are a few swatches……….
Pret-a-Papier: 1) Chromographic Pencil in NC15/NW20; 2) Chromographic Pencil in NW25/NC30; 3) Impeccable Brow Pencil in Taupe; 4) Impeccable Brow Pencil in Dirty Blonde; 5) Paintpot in Crepe Coral; 6) Pret-a-Papier Lipglass; 7) Kraft lipstick; 8) Made to Order lipstick
Yeah, it’s spring and I’m excited!!!! I love warm weather!
So M.A.C. continues to spring forward with their summer collections and next up is Pret a Papier and the colour of the season, coral, appears again. This collection looks like a less intense version of the To The Beach collection, a good transition from spring to summer.
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
Chromagraphic Pencil – $14.50 U.S.
NC 15 / NW 20
NW 25 / NC 30
Note: These are brand new pencils, that appeared at the most recent Fashion Weeks, and they are supposed to be flesh-toned and used on the waterline. I guess it’s supposed to be better than using a white pencil to make the eyes appear brighter and more awake. It has peeked my interest! 🙂
Impeccable Brow Pencil – $15.00 U.S.
Dirty Blonde: Blackened Dark Neutral-Brown
Taupe: Mid-Tone Dirty-Taupe
Studio Fix Lash – $13.00 U.S.
Black Fix: Black
SheerTone Blush – $18.50 U.S.
Instant Chic: Mid-Tone Muted Coral
Garb: Light Golden SunTan
Mineralize Blush – $23.00 U.S.
Light Over Dark: Light Yellow Brown/ Dark Peach (Frost)
Made To Order: Creamy Mid-Tone Dirty Coral (Lustre)
Kraft: Creamy Mid-Tone Warm Brown (Amplified)
LipGlass – $14.00 U.S.
C-ThRU: Peachy – Beige With Shimmer
Fold and Tuck: Mid-Tone Bright Coral W/ Soft Pearl
Pret-a-Papier: Dark Reddened Bronze W/ Pearl
Eye Shadow – $14.50 U.S.
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 – $12.00 U.S.
Brown Bag: Mid-Tone Warm Dirty Beige (Cream)
Originality: Sparkly Copper Bronze (Frost)
This collection makes its appearance on April 22nd in US stores and in May 2010 internationally, and no, the packaging is not LE, it’s the regular M.A.C. packaging. It’ll appear online a few days before for purchase.