April 21, 2008

MAC DressCamp First Impressions

I got my MAC DressCamp over the weekend but was too busy to play with it or use any of it! However, I thought I’d post pictures and just a general first impressions of the items for you guys!

The Collection is very, very nice! As you probably know from my past posts it sold out rather quickly but I was lucky enough to nab it all!

My favorite in the lot was of course the gorgeous palette and the lipglass in She-Gold. I wasn’t loving the lippie in Too Fab or the lipglass in Fashion but I got them anyway since I’m such an addict!

The palette is perfection in my personal opinion! The blush is a beautiful bright pink with just the faintest touch of gold shimmer. Strangely enough the blush is actually labeled by MAC as being a Beauty Powder. It appears pigmented enough to work as a blusher but I haven’t yet tried it on so I’m not entirely sure! From swatching I can tell it was nicely pigmented and had a nice bit of shimmer to it!

The shadows compliment each other brilliantly as well and it should be easy enough to create a perfect look with all three! I think the gold in this palette quite reminds me of Golden Lemon Pigment. It’s a very true yellow gold and has a beautiful shimmer to it! The other two shades are pretty as well but I think the gold stands out from the rest!

Fashion Lipglass and Too Fab Lipstick are virtually the same color which is perfectly fine if you want to add a bit of a glossy top coat to your lipstick. I’m not completely sold on the color as it’s a very loud bubblegum pink that doesn’t particularly suit my skin tone.

She-Gold Lipglass is brilliant! I don’t own any gold lipglosses and this will be a perfect addition to my collection as a topcoat for peaches, corals, or even pink lipsticks! It has quite a bit of shimmery gold to it and it compliments the colors of the palette brilliantly!

I took a few swatches of the palette, lipglasses, and lipstick but they came out a bit crummy! Sorry I’m still learning good swatch technique!

From Left to Right: Fashion Lipglass, She-Gold Lipglass, and Too Fab Lipstick

MAC DressCamp Palette Swatches

From Left to Right: MAC DressCamp Palette Swatches and MAC DressCamp Lipglass and Lipstick Swatches With Flash

Without Flash

The Collection is truly unique and very pretty! I’m eager to try them on! FOTD to follow shortly!

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  • Gee

    AHH You got it all!! I’m so jealous!! I’m always jealous of everything you get Izzy!!!! 😛

    I wanted the She-Gold b/c I don’t own any really gold lippies. Boo~~~~ I only got the palette by the time I got through on the phone.

    I swear I posted a comment in one of the DressCamp posts saying I got the palette…weird. IDK~

    Love the watermark!!!!!! ^^

  • *Jen*

    How was Comic Con? Amazing?

    I love your photos-they’re so clear and pretty!

    I finally put up that giveaway-it’s for a MAC DressCamp palette and the She-Gold gloss. And I recreated Temptalia’s eye look using the palette and did a tutorial too-the palette is just so beautiful! I’m dying to see how these colors look on you-I know they’ll look gorgeous!

  • Divine Blackness

    As a MAC addict, I do have my issues with the way they do things. It makes no sense how fast this collection sold out. I was infuriated! Grrr….the packaging alone is so pretty! Can’t wait to see some FOTDs!

  • Askmewhats

    wow wow wow!!!! you are feeding my eyes! Looks LOVELY!!! ANd I’m loving the SHE-GOLD lipglass!!!! Can’t wait for you to play with it 🙂 I’m sure it’ll be “WOW”

  • cheeeezie

    the lippies and lipglosses are beautiful! dresscamp isn’t released in australia.. boo 🙁

  • Kara

    Wow! You got everything! I love the little musings of a muse stamp you put on every picture 😉

  • ???

    the pallete is pretty!
    love the eyeshadow colours 😀
    the lipglasses other than She-Gold interests me as much, maybe cuz the colour is a bit too bright for me. 😛

    looking forward to your FOTD! 😀


  • the Muse

    hey gee!!!!!!

    hehe! I couldn’t help muhself 😉

    She-Gold is very nice. It’s my first gold lippie.

    The palette is definately beautiful so you got something geat 😉

    I got your message and think I answered? Double check 😉

    Thanks to you 😉 The program works a treat. Big hugs for it. Someone stole about 25 pages worth of images so I was finally forced to begin watermarking 🙁

  • the Muse

    hi jen!

    Fantastic! Thanks for asking dearie 🙂

    Aw thanks! I’m slowly learning with the new cam!

    OOOOOOOOOO! Fab! I’ll do a post to generate traffic your way!

    Heading your way in a sec 😉 can’t wait to see your FOTD/Tut! I haven’t tried this yet can you believe it?

    Been dying to dig in 🙂

    Aw thanks Jen you’re too kind! MWAH!

  • the Muse

    hiya brit!

    I agree. I was very interested in how quickly this sold out. It was a tad bit weird wasn’t it? I must say that I am also somewhat happy at it selling out so fast because it’s been so long since a collection has done that ya know? It seems ages that a collection has sold out so fast. I’m saddened so many folk missed it though 🙁

    FOTD’s are a coming soon 🙂

  • the Muse

    hey Askmewhats!!!!!!

    HOW are you!? 😉 Hehehe I can’t wait either. I haven’t yet dove in but will soon 😉

    I can’t wait!

    So far only swatches 😉

  • Bliss

    Wow, you are so lucky,im so jealous the palette looks especially pretty hehh, need to see your FOTD using them, the lippy colour is also gorgeous :D.

  • the Muse

    hiya kara!

    yea 🙂 yay! Aw yea 🙁 I was forced to begin watermarking images. sigh. But at least it’s cute!


  • the Muse

    hiya ‘ * : . b | u 3 . : * ‘!

    hehe 😉 Maybe you can locate it on ebay or MUA? Cross my fingers for you when you’re off the ban 😉

  • the Muse

    hiya ???!

    I owe you an email! Will get to it shortly. I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had a sec to get to it. Forgive me.

    She-Gold is interesting..it looks much more subdued on 😉

    FOTD to come shortly 😉

  • Angelique

    Well, seeing the lipstick in person, I’m actually glad I didn’t get it. It’s the wrong color for my skintone. Same with the lipglosses (gold ALWAYS looks crap on me). But! I am happy you got it since I knew how badly you wanted it!

    Man, Dazzleglass is already up on the site, but it only says ‘coming soon’. I swear, I’m gonna be stalking that site like a vulture stalking a dying animal until that gorgeous Comet Blue is a happy little charge on my bankcard.

    !!!!!!! What all didja get at Comic Con?! YOU MUST TELL ME! I love hearing about all the dorky wonderful fantastical stuff at comic conventions!

    Well, I’m gonna go finish watching “The Langoliers“. Dear god is that movie bad. But damned if I don’t just adore it. And my two “Masters of Horror” DVDs just shipped and hopefully they’ll get here tomorrow (one’s about a race of magical raccoons, and no I’m not kidding. Look up Dario Argento’s “Pelts” and proceed to laugh yourself SICK).

    Have a good day, dearest!

  • BeautyChick101

    I am so jealous you nabbed it all! I wasn’t quick enough on the uptake. I love the palette!

  • the Muse

    hi Angelique!

    It’s kinda a weird shade. Not so hot for me either but the packaging killed me so I ended up getting it 😉

    The gold isn’t that gold it’s more of a shimmery overcoat 🙂

    I seens I seens! 🙂 I can’t wait 😉

    It’ll be available tomorrow for sure 😉 online anyway!

    hehe. Too much 😉 I got Series 1-3 10 course Who Figures. Which were a great deal at $80 bucks a set. Ton of Manga Box Sets, few hentai dvds these were bm but I don’t mind as it’s difficult to get any good ones US side, I got a really cute tardis tack pink, a signed edition TP’s latest Boxset mmmm I’m sure there is more. I should do a haul entry 🙂 but people would be a bit bored lol!

    Yes I seen that one 🙂 Not his best work I fear. Pelt that is not Langoliers. Langoliers was interesting to say the very least 😉

    Have you purchased the two “8 moves to die for” sets? Those are not too bad. Particular the Japanese ones.

    Happy Days!

  • the Muse

    hey Jamie!

    I love it too. Sorry you missed out 🙁 Do check MUA and ebay? Maybe you’ll get lucky?! Cross my fingers for you!

  • petitez

    You got it! The palette looks fab! So pretty. Did u have to break an arm to get it? 😉 FOTD soon, please!


  • the Muse

    hey serene ya 🙂

    I heard it’s out your side 🙂

    LOL no thankfully not. FOTD’s to come very shortly 🙂

    I have two so far 🙂 Working on more 😉