Friday, December 31, 2010

MAC Cham Pale

Cham Pale is the second of the two newest MAC color collections and is the one that I have been looking forward to the most. This one also appears to be the larger of the collections and the more promoted. This collection is based on neutrals and shades of champagne. If you loved last year's Warm and Cozy collection, this is the collection for you. If you found that collection too blah or unflattering, this is not the collection for you. Personally, I feel that MAC needs to release a collection based on neutrals every few months to remind people that anyone can find shades to flatter them at MAC and that the company doesn't just cater to those individuals who love bold color and intricate makeup applications.

The MAC website states the following as the description of this new collection, "The ultimate luxury when only the finest will do for the New Year: a cuvee collection that's cause for celebration...a Champagne smash, colour, and skincare shimmering with all the bubbly optimisim & golden glow of the best that's yet to be".

The collection...

Caviar Dreams: Eye Shadow x 4 - Sparkling with the pale, frosted spirit of the collection's Champagne inspiration, this cool and sophisticated quad of four Eye Shadows includes two custom shades, matched with two complementary favorites. Limited edition.
- Brule - soft creamy beige (Satin)
- Caviar Dreams - dirty frosted pewter (Lustre)
- Retrospeck - beached blonde (Lustre)
- Et Tu, Bouquet? - frosted pale pink gold (Frost)

Studio Fix Lash - Innovative, mousse-like formula gives superior definition, volume, and lift by filling in sparse lashes for a dramatic effect. New moulded brush prevents clumping. Rich in pigments. Long-wearing polymers quickly coat from root to tip. Keeps lashes light, lifted, supple, and full. No clumping.
- Black Fix - black

Chromagraphic Pencil - A highly pigmented wood-clenched pencil with a firm lead and silky soft application. Use for outlining, defining, and drawing. Creates an intense line that blends down for a softer, diffused effect.
- NW25/NC30 - for medium skin tones
- NC15/NW20 - for pale skin tones

Eye Kohl - A soft-on pencil liner that lines, defines, and shades the eyes with rich colour and a silky-smooth, matte/pearl finish. Ophthamologist tested.
- I Get No Kick - metallic nude

Kohl Power Eye Pencil - A kohl pencil that has all the intensity and colour power of ultra-soft carbon. Specially formulated to provide deep, fully opaque coverage, provides an intense, smoked finish with duo-chrome pearl. Versatile in application: blend or smudge.
- Feline - rich black

Paint Pot - A highly pigmented eye colour that goes on creamy but dries to an intense, vibrant finish. Long-wearing, colourfast. Creates seamless coverage without weight or caking. Blends smoothly over the lids. Cream-based, can be mixed with MAC shadows and liners.
- Chilled On Ice - frosted white gold
- Let Me Pop - frosted light copper
- Vintage Selection - frosted dirty peach
- Dangerous Cuvee - frosted cool grey

Lipstick - Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made MAC famous.
- Tanarama - pale beige with golden shimmer (Frost)
- Flustered - frosted pale bronze
- Quiet, Please - frosted pink champagne
- Gel - sheer metallic beige (Frost)

Lipgelee - A soft jelly-textured glosser for the lips. Fab to apply. Squeezes on. Distributes evenly and easily via its special slanted tip. Moisturizes and conditions the lips - saps them up! Makes them look wet, shiny, super-lush. Comes in a wide range of sheer, soft tints!
- Luxure - off white with pink pearl
- Sin-tillation - sparkly pale icy pink
- Bubble Lounge - sparkly pink peach
- Straight To The Head - sparkly bronze brown

Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15 + Lavender - Softly shaded, with a soothing lavender aroma, this limited-edition Lip Conditioner is all set to give lips the ultimate sweetly tinted, well-cared for pout. A real do-it-all: moisturizes, conditions, and protects the lips with broad spectrum UVA/UVB 15 protection.
- Calm Mode - light neutral beige

Lip Conditioner SPF 15 + Lavender - A limited-edition, lavender-infused Lip Conditioner with nothing else on its mind but to give the lips care and a lavender-scented kiss. Colour-free. A real do-it-all: moisturizes, conditios, and protects the lips with broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 15 protection.

Special Reserve Highlight Powder - Reflecting the lighthearted luxury of this Champagne-shaded post-holiday collection, a silky, pigment-rich, creamy powder that imparts a natural, fully dimensional glow all over the face. The style note: the powder's crinkled paper emboss design. Consider it vintage MAC. Limited edition.
- Chez Chez Lame - soft gold with silver shimmer
- Rose Ole - soft pink with gold shimmer

Nail Lacquer - Revolutionary new high gloss formula. Three long-wearing finishes - Cream, sheer, and Frosted. Visibly different. Provides no-streak/no-chip finish. Contains conditioners and UV protection. Go hi-lacquer!
- Soiree - soft bronze gold
- Very Important Platinum - dirty platinum

Complete Comfort Creme - A moisturizer formulated to instantly rehydrate the skin and provide immediate and ongoing relief from redness and irritation. Ultra-creamy, provides high-comfort wear while providing sensitive skin with the soothing benefits associated with its calming plant-and-marine based formula.

Fix + Lavender - The soothing, calming, chill-me-out scent of lavender is at the heart of this limited-edition Fix +. Like the original, wakes up, refreshes, and conditions the skin while providing tired, thirsty skin with a quick, hydrating boost. Use as an on-the-go pick-me-up or a setting finish after makeup.

I am in serious love with this collection! The eye makeup shades and the skincare items are my two major loves but I have a long list of items that I want to buy from this collection. So first I am going to start with the new skincare that has been released with this collection. The first item that I want to buy is the Complete Comfort Creme, it sounds exactly like what my face needs this time of the year. I would very much like to have both of the lavender spiked products too at this time of the year. All of the eye makeup is right up my alley. I already own Et Tu Bouquet? from A Rose Romance and while it's not my favorite shade ever, it wouldn't stop me from buying the quad. That being said, I want the Eye Shadow Quad, the Paint Pots in Chilled On Ice and Let Me Pop and the Kohl Power Pencil in Feline. Feline has come back for several limited edition collections now and instantly sells out every time, I wish it would become a permanent product. I don't like any of the Lipstick shades but I love the Lipgelees and want to buy the following shades: Sin-tillation, Luxure, and Bubble Lounge. My last from this collection is the Nail Lacquer in Very Important Platinum.

I just love this collection and I adore when MAC releases collection that aren't just about color and can be worn for many different occasions.

photo courtesy of MAC

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