The MAC All for the Glamour Touch Up Kits for Holiday 2012 are simply darling but of course I have recommendations for change….!
These kits feature a MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick (full size) as well as a Blot Powder in MAC’s vintage style Holiday packaging.
Take a look!
This set is $39.50 and includes a 0.17 oz powder as well as a full size Sheen Supreme Lipstick. MAC’s regular Blot Powder is $24 for 0.42 oz and their Sheen Supreme Lipsticks are 16.00. It’s debatable whether or not you’re getting a deal here as you can get full size products for the cost of this compact so you are indulging in packaging here and not getting the better deal overall.
If the price doesn’t bother you though I’d say these are a very nice gift or a beautiful little compact to tote around for touch ups. Yeah, it’s a bit bulky but I think it’s a rather sweet piece. The plush pin cushion design has a very vintage feel with a ribbon snap closure. I think these palettes can potentially get dirty very fast so you do have to be careful with them but they are so very pretty you probably won’t be able to resist getting at least one.
I mentioned above I’d change some of this. I wish MAC had included a little blush. It would be PERFECT if it had the blot powder, lipstick, and blush…! But logically I rarely touch up my blush so a lipstick and a powder is pretty smart plus the lippie has a high sheen so you won’t need gloss. The set also includes a tiny powder puff to apply the blot powder.
MAC has released these in medium, medium dark, and dark. Each one has a different lip color. Medium Dark is featured in this post and includes Bare Again Sheen Supreme Lipstick.
Sheen Supreme Lipstick has fairly nice pigmentation on a single stroke with a beautiful wet, shiny finish. They have a moisturizing balm-like texture that’s wears very comfortable without migrating or disappearing quickly. Bare Again is a dusky pinky beige which is best for a nude, natural lip look.
The blotting powder is transparent so although might appear too dark for those fairer of skin you should be fine since it lacks any real pigment and merely soaks up excess oil with a transparent finish.
Overall, MAC Touch Up Kits aren’t entirely price friendly but they are rather a cute idea. I’m unsure how many folks would feel about its bigger size for toting around and whether or not they think it’s too cutesy for whipping out for touch ups. I think it’s a unique touch up kit that I really enjoyed…now about the price and the addition of perhaps a blush and a gloss MAC…that could sway me towards a Muse Approval!
These are available now on counter, in MAC stores, or online at maccosmetics.com
Will you be purchasing one?