My Picks from MAC Pedro Lourenço Collection, Nude Eye Shadow Quad, Powder Blush Duo in Corol, Amplified Lipstick in Roxo, Cream Color Base in Hush and Lipglasses in Mirror and Goldmirror, Review, Swatch & FOTD

A little secret: I am having one of the most stressful times of this year. I wouldn't like to go into detail but this week I am very short of time. To be able to bear the stress, I went ahead and ordered some pretty goodies from MAC's Pedro Lourenço Collection which were in my wish list since the collection was revealed. I would like to show you some swatches before everything sells out. You know I like writing long about everything I try but post is meant to be more pictures than text because of time pressure. I hope you understand.



My Picks from MAC Pedro Lourenço Collection, Nude Eye Shadow Quad, Powder Blush Duo in Corol, Amplified Lipstick in Roxo, Cream Color Base in Hush and Lipglasses in Mirror and Goldmirror

The packaging is black and gold, looks very classy. The compacts have gummy outside, which you might like or hate. It is a little bit like Nars, if you are familiar with their packaging but with golden details which makes them look more elegant. Inside the boxes there are also gold print which reflects beautifully and from some angles they look reddish gold. Beautiful. I am definitely keeping the boxes :-)


MAC Pedro Lourenço Collection, lovely boxes

One of the items I had to get was the eye shadow quad. It has two matte eye shadows and two shimmery ones. Shimmery ones are permanent, two of the matte ones come with this palette (please correct me if I am wrong here, no time to research at the moment). I love how matte and shimmer balances this quad. Also it is soft but not too much so that it disappears. It gives a great polished look. 


MAC Pedro Lourenço Collection Nude Eye Shadow Quad,
Pink Sands (Matte), All That Glitters (VXP), Rose Cloud (Matte), Sable (Frost)

MAC Pedro Lourenço Collection Nude Eye Shadow Quad,
Pink Sands (Matte), All That Glitters (VXP), Rose Cloud (Matte), Sable (Frost)

All the shadows are pigmented and have lovely textures. Mattes are hard to get right but these are really great, I very much recommend this quad if you are in search for something nude but not boring. It is like UD Naked 3 done right. I know you might love UD Naked 3 but I find the texture of UD eye shadows a little hard to pull off. They accentuate the lines on my eyes but these don't. Here is the list of eye shadows included:
Pink Sands (Matte), All That Glitters (VXP), Rose Cloud (Matte), Sable (Frost)
Rose Cloud is a great crease and contour shade. Sable is one of the pretties rose golds that I own.


MAC Pedro Lourenço Collection Nude Eye Shadow Quad,
Pink Sands (Matte), All That Glitters (VXP), Rose Cloud (Matte), Sable (Frost)

Next item is discussed at the moment in beauty forums, Powder Blush Duo in Corol. I was reading Specktra today, it seems there was a batch with hard surface which was send to bloggers for consideration. Then they released these in US and the ones who ordered from MAC online shop received a good batch with soft powder. I ordered mine from Ludwig Beck yesterday and unfortunately it is one of those bad batches. It has bad color pay off and the powder is very stiff. I have read that below it might be better but after trying to scratch off a few layers today, I lost hope. It does still show off on my cheeks though and at the moment I am undecided about what to do with this one. I love the colors and the idea though.


MAC Pedro Lourenço Collection Powder Blush Duo in Corol
Swatches with sunlight and in shadow: MAC Pedro Lourenço Collection Powder Blush Duo in Corol

Cream Color Base in Hush is permanent. It is a lovely cream highlighter which I loved on top of my cheeks. It is frosty but by padding can be sheered out. The peach and gold undertones are very pretty.


MAC Cream Color Base in Hush (Frost)

Roxo was a hype buy for me, everyone talked about it, I had to get it. I haven't worn dark red lipstick for ages but after posting the look on Instagram today, it seems there was some love for it. I have to say I also loved it once combined with Nude Quad and Blush. Scroll down for FOTD. Also this is my first amplified lipstick and I love the texture and staying powder.


MAC Pedro Lourenço Collection, Amplified Lipstick in Roxo

Now the stars of the show, two highly metallic lip glosses, which reminds me of sci-fi fashion of the designer. Oh maybe it was too shallow to put into two words. Although I don't like MAC's Lipglass formula, I had to get these two because they are so unique. Metallic nude lips are very trendy this summer and these two glosses carry this concept one step further.


MAC Pedro Lourenço Collection, Lipglasses in Mirror and Goldmirror

Be aware of that though, there is a labeling problem with these. So if you order Mirror, you might get Goldmirror and visa versa. I reported this issue to Ludwig Beck today, they kindly took my number and never called back. Luckily the other gloss I ordered from Mac Online shop also came wrong and I ended up with one of both so I am fine with it. If you want to make sure you get the right one, your best bet is to order both and send the one you don't want back.



Switched Labeling by MAC Pedro Lourenço Collection Lipglasses, Mirror and Goldmirror

The multi-color shimmer of these are very pretty. I also ordered the nude lipstick (Peach Beige) from this collection which is on its way to me, I think they will layer beautifully on that one.


MAC Pedro Lourenço Collection Lipglasses Mirror and Goldmirror, Swatches

Here are some FOTDs, Nude Quad on eyes, Blush Duo on cheeks (darker color used to contour), Cream Color Base in Hush as highlighter on tops of cheeks and Lipglass in Goldmirror on lips.


FOTD with Nude Quad, Blush Duo Corol, Cream Colorbase Hush, Lipglass in Goldmirror


Here is the same look with Roxo on lips. What do you think, dark red lippie yes or no?


FOTD with Nude Quad, Blush Duo Corol, Cream Colorbase Hush, Lipstick Roxo
FOTD with Nude Quad, Blush Duo Corol, Cream Colorbase Hush, Lipstick Roxo

Final thoughts: A lovely collection with a solid color story. The items combine beautifully. I like both strong red lip nude peachy eyes or metallic lips combos. The only items I was not head over heels about was unfortunately the blush. Also make sure you get the right Lipgloss since they are labelers wrong. Small glitches doesn't bother me. I am loving my piece of sunshine today in this dark day. 3 more days to endure, then I am back again. Can't wait!

Are you eyeing anything from MAC Pedro Lourenço Collection?

30 comments

  1. Hey Sara, I hope the stressful time will be over for you soon!

    I actually like the eyeshadow quad, but if I look at my collection, I most probably own similar shades to all of them! I'll probably pass. Really love that lipstick on you!

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    1. i love that quad and i don't even wear neutrals! But looking at those colors, i'm sure we all have them. I think i caught a MAC bug somewhere....

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  2. Dark red lippie on you? Answer: yes! Totally!

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    1. Thanks :-) I should have courage to wear it more often!

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  3. It all looks lovely on you! Thanks for sharing your photos.

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  4. This is a good looking collection and I especially like Corot. Now that second look is Da Bomb on you!!!! Love it!

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    1. Thanks :-** I was first skeptical about Corol but this love hate relationship started developing towards love. So do check it out and don't let the hard surface break your heart.

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    1. Thanks, not all the reds look good on me though. I think this has slight plum in it.

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  6. Weirdest thing is after reading your review I looked on the UK website and no sign of this collection yet even with a search. I think googled to try and find out UK release day and found a different link to the Mac website and was able to place an order. This may explain why frequently when I get the email from mac saying a collection is online and go directly to the site it is already sold out. Any way, looking forward to my parcel soon as a result of being alerted by your timely review. Thanks, Sara. Susan, London

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    1. Hi Susan,
      I am so glad to hear that you could catch this special release by the help of my quick post. What did you get? *curious* Loving them?

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    2. Eyeshadow quad - love it; Hush Cream Colour base - like it; Roxo Lipstick - love it; Peach Beige Lipstick - hate it (washes me out). Overall its a lovely, classic collection of really useful pieces. Susan, London

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    3. We are definitely sharing our love and hate about these. Peach Beige is also not a love for me. I don't know why I went for that one, probably because I loved Woodrose from Proenza Schouler that much. I think our coloring is close. Everything works for me, works for you :-) I think you would love the blush (Corol) too. Although it is hard, it combines with the other pieces so well.

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  7. Wow, this is a really lovely collection! The eye shadow quad and lipstick are especially pretty :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Hi Jen,
      I thought Alluring Aquatics were the best collection of the year but now this one may certainly even be better, since the colors are all work and day friendly and to get the polished look without being boring is not that easy.

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  8. Ugh, that packaging!! (heart eyes) Hope the year gets a little easier on you soon, Sara <3

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    1. Thanks Rae, I am fine now, everything is left behind. Now it is time to relax a little.
      Yes packaging looks really very classy and also the products, love them.

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  9. Roxo really looks so good on you!

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    1. Thanks Nikki, I should really create more occasions to wear it. Or maybe just to grocery shopping? ;-)

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  10. ich war leider viel zu spät...:( schade...Roxo und Mirror hätte ich sehr gerne :)
    tolle Bilder :)
    liebste grüße :****

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    1. Hallo Karo,
      Ludwig Beck hat noch Mirror glaube ich. Du musst aber Gold Mirror bestellen, da die Label falsch sind. Roxo ist wirklich schön aber ich glaube es gibt ähnliche Farben.

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  11. Roxo looks great on you Sara! So as you know I was having some lunch the other day and browsing instagram when I saw your pick and blind bought this on my iphone from MAC immediately. I didn't realise sable and all that glitters were in it and I already own them-however sable is my ALL TIME fave mac shadow and I have no regrets because this will be a great little travel companion! And in ltd edition packaging!

    xxx

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    1. LOL! You are the speed shopper, having lunch and hauling at the same time.
      I think this quad is great for traveling. Especially for business occasions, so I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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  12. I wasn't tempted by this collection. I really like nudes but I usually gravitate more towards orangy shades. Nevertheless, this looks great on you! I wish i could pull off red lips like this!

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    1. Hi Hue,
      Well, I don't think I can particularly pull off red lippies, but I tried and it worked. I think it is all a little bit of courage and it doesn't look so bad in the end.

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  13. Aw, I'm praying for stress-free times for you! You definitely treated yourself here though, nice haul :-D You obviously had better luck with your blush duo. Good for you. I'm also loving the look of that quad, such gorgeous shades.

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    1. Thanks, now job stress is getting better. I have the long weekend to recover. Yes I needed a treat and this one was a great one :-) Love the collection. I see that your crushed blush also looks great on you
      :-)) Now if mine ever gets harder, I know what to do!

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  14. haha dont know if my comment went throw but comment again :p
    do u know any places to get the mac pedro quad and the duo blush? sold out in sweden and online cant find it and reaally want it! :(

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    1. I haven't received the first comment. Sometimes Blogger is not that reliable, sorry for that.
      About the Pedro Quad and Blush, unfortunately these are also sold out here. Your best bet in this case would probably be evilBay, I have seen these there but they are over the usual price. You can also check out Specktra Clearance Bin if you are a member, or any swapping communities. Some people might like to swap or seek theirs.

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