November 3, 2010

MAC Cham Pale Collection

I’ve become incredibly boring in my old age because lord knows I’m all about the MAC Cham Pale Collection launching boxing day. At one time I’d have turned my nose up at this very nude, very subdued collection but now my heart is racing and I can’t wait for Christmas to be over so I can get my hands on these gorgeous shades!

Check it!

Releasing Boxing Day (December 26th) this collection is made up of many natural, nude shades. Mind you I can’t pull off the lipsticks here but I’m in love with the Paint Pots, Quads, and Lip Gelee.

Take a look, you tell me what you think!

MAC Cham Pale Collection Lipstick

  • Flustered Frosted, pale bronze
  • Quiet, Please Sheer frosty pale beige
  • Tanarama Soft pale golden beige with gold metallic shimmer
  • Gel Sheer pale gold

MAC Cham Pale Collection Lipgelees

  • Bubble Lounge Sparkly pink peach
  • Straight to the Head Sparkly brown bronze
  • Sin-tillation Sparkly pale icy pink
  • Luxure Off-white with pink pearl

MAC Cham Pale Collection Caviar Dreams Eyeshadow Quad

  • Brule Soft muted creamy beige
  • Et Tu, Bouquet? Frosted pale pink gold
  • Caviar Dreams Mid-tone frosted pewter
  • Retrospeck Beached blonde

MAC Chromagraphic Pencil

MAC Cham Pale Collection Special Reserve Highlight Powder

  • Chez Chez Lame Soft gold with silver shimmer
  • Rose Ole Soft pink with gold shimmer

MAC Cham Pale Collection Nail Lacquer

  • Soiree Sparkly light bronze gold
  • Very Important Platinum Mid-tone platinum

MAC Complete Comfort Creme
MAC Fix+ Lavender
MAC Lip Conditioner SPF15 + Lavender
MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15 + Lavender

MAC Cham Pale Collection Paint Pots

Whatcha think?

Although it is somewhat geared towards fairer skin I think even though with darker can take advantage of some of the charming shades for a brighter, lighter eye look!

I’m really loving this and that’s saying alot considering I’m no fan of nudes.

Can’t wait for the release!


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  • NeutraKris

    OMG…. a MAC collection that I insta-love? These are all complimentary shades for me and I am a tried and true neutral-girl so I am in love with the lipsticks and shadows! Thanks for this!

  • Smirking Valet

    Nice one, Muse!! Paint Pots! Squee! That Fix + Lavender sounds amazing too!

  • Chelsie Matthews

    Honestly, I’m underwhelmed. The shades are not very exciting. And the texture of the Highlight powder is a little… off? It reminds me of wrinkly old skin. Ew.

    • the Muse

      hey chelsie. they are def not EXCITING shades ;-D by any means but I’m on this for some reason ;D

  • MC

    The random shade of pink in the eyeshadow quad is nice…I wish it was a stand alone color. Loving the bronze lip gelee and nail colors…but that’s about it. It’s kind of a eh nude collection for me.

  • Dao

    Ooh, paint pots! Do you know their names? Are they new colors or just the current ones on the permanent list?

  • Nikkia (Silver Lips)

    The paint pots from this collection are the only things calling my name πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing the pics now I get to drool over those paint pots until Boxing day lol

  • Danielle F.

    Oh yay! I have been wanting to see promo pics of this collection since I heard of it’s release! I have my eye on the Gel lipstick, the Bubble Lounge lip gelee, and the two special reserve highlight powders. The Mac Fix+Lavender also intrigues me, but we’ll see. The paint pots look the paints that they currently sell in their permanent line, but it’s hard to tell.

  • Misato-san

    I’m not a nude girl either but I’d like to try at least a lipstick and another couple of stuff ^^ Plus, if I recall properly, there is the Feline repromoted in this collection, and I’d like to try that pencil from a long time ^^

  • jenna

    i will probably indulge in the lightest paint pot! the lipsticks are pretty but will probably cause a corpse look on me.
    and i have to agree with the wrinkly skin comment about the highlighter haha! definitely not the prettiest design i’ve seen in a powder!
    overall i am a fan of nude hues and i think this is a really appropriate collection to bring out post-holiday!

    • the Muse

      jenna def can’t do the lips ;-D corpse is an understatement ;-D haha yeah for sure on the highlighter ;-D

  • Mickee

    I think MAC planned these collection out to a “T”. First, you have this collection which is geared toward fair skinned gals, like me. Then they have they bright, colorful Peacocky collection, for the color enthusiasts. Then, they have the collaboration collection with Mickey, for darker skinned girls.
    For the first time, since the Spring Color Forecast, I am thrilled for a new collection-and not just one collection! SO YAY!!!! =)

  • Nia

    Woah, that promo looks weird.
    So far nothing moves me, with colours like this I might end up looking dead. Not a look I want to go for. The grey paintpot looks interesting your pictures, but I am afraid it might look to close to EL Silver Leaf.
    Too bad the quad has a lot of repromotes.

    Can somebody please check my pulse?!

    I might get the light eye kohl though πŸ˜‰

    And I think you are right, the collection might actually be best for medium and dark skin tones with a nice contrast. What are you eyeing?

    • the Muse

      agreed nia she looks ANGRY as hell ;-D

      Paint pots for me for sure ;D and some of the lip gelees!

  • sublim

    Oh, how lovely! IΒ΄m SO bored with the Tartan tale and canΒ΄t wait to se some swatches on these!

  • Kelsey

    OOH SO EXCITED. I like when collections include things I’ll use, not just pretties that I’ll stare at. πŸ™‚
    Lemming the Quad, the Lip Gelees, and the CHROMAGRAPHIC PENCILS SQUEE! Oh my goodness, I use mine religiously, as a concealer, as a liner… I cannot wait for this to come out!

    • the Muse

      kelsey VERY good point and agreed ;-D Pretty makeup is nice but functional makeup is even better ;D!

  • coco

    lol… I’m with you on this one – I’d probably turn my nose up to this at one time, but nowadays, i’m really into these nudes. I really, really like this release! I’d take em all if I could. πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for posting!!

  • KristyQ

    OMG! Can’t wait for the Fix+ Lavender….I’m still hoarding my stash of Fix+ Rose πŸ™‚ The paint pots look awesome too…wonder if any of them are repromotes? And God, who am I kidding? I’ll be taking both of those highlight powders too. *sigh*

  • Amber

    omg <3 yes <3 yes <3 yes <3 i need the eyeshadows, tinted lip conditioner, highlight powder, and the 4th paint pot<3

  • Eleanor

    I’m looking forward to this, simply because I am new to MAC and I need to pick up some basic light shades. Otherwise, I would be bored too.

  • Kel

    I love this because I happen to be a big fan of nudes. But looking at those highlight powders…I think I just a threw up a little in my mouth. Totally looks like skin.

  • jones

    im glad to see more lip gelees- i think theyre so underrated and have a much better formula than their lip glasses

  • Hanna

    Haha! I love this, because I love nudes! I dont care if its not exciting. The less people who dont want it; the more for me πŸ˜‰ No, but in all seriousness, I’ve really been into the au natural look πŸ™‚ xo Muse, thanks for getting ahold of these pictures!

  • Bianca

    I am so happy that it is aimed towards fair girls. I am very fair and can never find good makeup that looks fantastic on my skin tone. Most companies just focus on “tan” people. It’s really unfair and I’m very happy that MAC is noticing this and going towards this.

  • Lindsay

    Oh pretty! The dark grey & pink pain pots =]]
    I actually kinda like the look of the highlighters, is that weird? It looks like cruched up paper to me & I think it sorta gives it an organic feel..

    • the Muse

      lindsay true does look like crushed up paper or as someone mentioned above like wrinkled skin ;D

  • Jackie

    what exactly is a “reverse highlight” powder? Should I know what that means?

  • lulee

    im surprised no one has commented on the nip in the picture… too excited for the makeup or just dont care???? i dont like it as part of the promo pic.

  • melissa

    She’s showing some nip’ in the promo image! lol…cant get past that… haha… I am excited about the paint pots! woot!!

    • the Muse

      LOL melissa forget the nip! the grumpy, bitchy ass face I can’t get over ;D

  • Sydney

    Any christmas money I get is going toward this collection! That quad is perfection!

  • Christine

    the paint pots are pretty! I agree with the others about the highlight powders looking like skin though.

  • LorraineER

    The paint pots look interesting and so does the lavender Fix+. I’m just not into the whole idea of the collection though. Not a nude shades fan in the least.

  • Ellie

    Those powders are so shockingly hideous! lol… however, I love love love nude lips, so the lipstick and lipgelee look good to me (and I’m not old or boring, so Muse, you are not old or boring either πŸ˜‰ )

  • Kristen

    I like the quad thats about it. I’ll have to see it in person to see if it’s worth getting.

  • Tina

    Saving all my Christmas money for this – have bought nothing from Tartan Tale but will probably buy everyting but the nail lacquers from this! Oh so pretty!

  • gio

    I’m not really impressed by this collection, everything looks so… boring.

  • Flannel Pajamas

    Wow its look gorgeous. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

  • Fullyunderstand

    Love the collection, but that is the scariest promo picture I’ve ever seen!!!!

  • Lisa

    I’m kinda diggin it. Agreed on the powders looking like skin. Kinda gross (how are you supposed to show that off?! what were they thinking). But I’m pale and would love some of this for a simple day look. Lip gelees, one lip stick, the quad and maybe a paint pot (or two) would do it for me.

  • HautePJ

    Hmm. I think I’ll pass on most of this. Some of the colors look like they’d appear ashy on darker skin. BUT the Fix + Lavender is calling my name!

  • LU

    I think I will still be paying my credit bills when this one comes out, LOL. The highlight powders look intriguing, and if that’s fresco rose paint pot I spy its mine!

  • telle

    i am super excited for this on boxing day- i am going to have fun- provided everything swatches nicely in person! πŸ™‚ i find sometimes the potrayal on line from mac doesn’t equal what i expect in person, so to speak. I am really excited for lip gelees! I wish mac would release more limited edition shades.

  • Tala

    Can’t wait for your reviews/swatches! πŸ™‚ The only MAC item I have now is their Select Cover Up (which is not that great imo), so I’d like to try their shadows, lipgelees (all those colors look lovely!), and lipsticks. πŸ˜€ I’m a huge nudes fan, so I think this collection is the perfect gateway drug for me. πŸ™‚

  • Andrea

    I have literally never purchased any MAC products, but that eye quad just might be calling my name…

  • The Beauty Alchemist

    These are all so me. Beautiful. Frosty. Yum.

    So how are you ????? I gather uber busy. Sam and I are waiting for our geekfest. You let us know when it’s calmer for you. Cheers.

    • the Muse

      god me too. it’s been crazy around here. I owe sam an email, a dinner, a hello, a tweet, a DM lol ;-D poor girl! she must think I fell off the ends of the earth. Our birthday dinner has come and gone without me ;-D How are you? We need to all catch up soon! I have three sherlocks ;-D I better get on it fast before you both kill me also behind on book club with sam lol I started a book we were both reading and haven’t got to past first chap, just SO damn busy girl!

      catch up soon!


  • jaja

    i have my mind set on the Fix + Lavender. Unless it smells really REALLY horrible.

  • Heather C.

    Wow, usually I don’t care much for anything without tons of color, but I think I’m in love with this collection!!

  • Mary the Muse Militant

    Feline ! Yay !
    I stamped on mine by accident recently and have only a small butt of it left.
    Roll on Cham Pale πŸ™‚

  • Lauren

    We just opened the boxes at my counter containing this collection, and I am sooooo excited! Most exciting collection to come out since I started at MAC.

    Paint Pots-

    Chilled On Ice- Frosted White Gold
    Vintage Selection- Frosted Mid-tone peach
    Dangerous Cuvee- Frosted cool grey
    Let Me Pop- Frosted light copper

    The highlight powder is called Special Reserve Highlight Powder, and IRL the texture looks like a crinkled paper bag, I like it!

    Fix+ with Lavender smells AMAZING.

    Yes, the nude chromagraphic pencils are back, but there is ALSO an Eye Kohl in the mix called, “I Get No Kick” which is a metallic nude, looks like a ballerina slipper.