October 25, 2012

MAC All for the Glamour Touch Up Kit Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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!


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These are available now on counter, in MAC stores, or online at maccosmetics.com

Will you be purchasing one?

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Vanilla

    Lovely packaging, and I’m glad the hear the products aren’t bad. I’m definitely considering it… but I don’t really know whether it’s something I’ll be carrying around in my purse or not. Is the packaging of the lipstick exactly the same as their usual sheen supreme lipsticks? Just wondering if I could replace it later with another lipstick if I finish that one, or decide to bring a different colour out. If this set was $10 less, I would buy it for sure. Guess I’ll decide when I see it in person.

    • the Muse

      I questioned that myself vanilla its a big big….! also scared it will get dirty. Yes same packaging although is this is a lacquer black original is a matte black I think…..you can replace it with another cremesheen I haven’t tried fitting another mac lipstick in it though (bullet shape) but it might just fit I’ll get back to you on that! $10 off, I’d feel a lot nicer about the price too! LMK if you get it!

  • Ryou

    Huh, I checked and the Touch Up Kit in Medium is supposed to include a Sheen Supreme lipstick in Fashion City instead. Bare Again was supposed to be included in the Medium Dark Kit.

    I’m debating getting this kit, although I think I’d like it better if the base of the palette is removable! Then I’d have an adorable, reusable make-up bag.

  • Lulle

    I LOVE the little tote bag/box and I’m a long-time fan of MAC blotting powder, but I think this set is seriously overpriced.
    Like you said, with a matching blush and a gloss, for the same price, it would be a better deal.
    Sadly, I’ll pass.

    Quick question though, do you think it’s possible to remove the inner tray and use the packaging as an actual party tote??

    • the Muse

      i don’t see, you might be able to wriggle a nail file under it and pop it out but resist scratching it or causing damage….I might try it though ;D

  • Noa liberator

    Am I the only who think the pattern on the box looks like huge, shimmering zits?

  • Iris

    Very pretty packaging but as the products are available in the general collection, I’ll be likely getting the blot powder later on from it. I don’t need any more lip colours, and the cost is mostly for the packaging. I rarely bring compacts out of the house, so it’ll be wasted on me. 🙂 I’ve noticed they don’t seem to have a compact for light blot powder. :/