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MAC Cham-Pale Collection – Will you be buying neutrals?

I remember the days when I used to get excited about MAC’s limited edition collections. Those days are pretty much gone – there is an overload of those collections. I am interested but I’m usually not excited.

The Cham-Pale Collection  however has triggered a bit more of a response in me. Maybe it’s the use of the word ‘pale’ and the reference to champagne. MAC neutrals always appeal to me. To many of you this collection may look boring and mundane but neutral addicts are likely to feel a little different.


Here is a little look at Cham-Pale



  • Flustered Frosted, pale bronze (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Quiet, Please Sheer frosty pale beige (Lustre) (Limited Edition)- Repromote from Red She Said
  • Tanarama Soft pale golden beige with gold metallic shimmer (Frost) (Permanent)
  • Gel Sheer pale gold (Frost) (Permanent)



Special Reserve Highlight Powder

  • Chez Chez Lame Soft gold with silver shimmer (Limited Edition)
  • Rose Ole Soft pink with gold shimmer (Limited Edition)



Eye Kohl

  • I Get No Kick Metallic nude (Limited Edition) – Repromote

Kohl Power

  • Feline Black (Limited Edition) – Repromote

Chromagraphic Pencil

  • NC15/NW20 Flesh tone NC15/NW20 shade (Permanent PRO)
  • NW25/NC30 Flesh tone NW25/NC30 shade (Permanent PRO)




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



Nail Lacquer

  • Soiree Sparkly light bronze gold (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Very Important Platinum Mid-tone platinum (Frost/Metallic) (Limited Edition)



Caviar Dreams Eyeshadow Quad  (Limited Edition)

  • Brule Soft muted creamy beige (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Et Tu, Bouquet? Frosted pale pink gold (Frost) (Repromote from A Rose Romance, ’09)
  • Caviar Dreams Mid-tone frosted pewter (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Retrospeck Beached blonde (Lustre) (Permanent)




Paint Pot

  • Chilled on Ice Frosted white gold (Limited Edition)
  • Vintage Selection Frosted mid-tone peach (Limited Edition)
  • Dangerous Cuvee Frosted cool grey (Limited Edition)
  • Let Me Pop Frosted light copper (Limited Edition)

Some other limited edition products

  • Fix+ Lavender
  • Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15 Lavender in Calm Mode Light neutral beige
  • Lip Conditioner SPF 15 Lavender
  • Studio Fix Lash in Black Fix (Permanent)


I’m not a fan of the collection photography on this occasion. The lack of eyebrows is rather disturbing, even if it’s cool.

I like the simplicity and the sheer volume of nudes and neutrals. I hate to say it, but I’ll be  making some purchases from this collection. I even enjoy looking at the pictures… that’s a bad sign.

The collection launches in the US on the 26th of December and in January in Europe. I’m annoyed that I will miss the US launch by 4 days! Maybe I’ll get snowed in :)

What are your thoughts on Cham-Pale? Do any products stand out to you?

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  • http://www.twitter.com/celj87 Cel

    my laser just shattered in to a million pieces when i seen this……i’m in love with the quad<3 and the "let me pop" paint pot

    but what are Chromagraphic Pencils? like they are foundation shades?

  • Amber

    I am definitely a neutral makeup person. No lipstick for me unless its nude or very pale pink! I have always been interested in trying MAC but have never known what to buy…this collection seems perfect for me to try out some products! :]

  • http://cupcakeswithcherries.blogspot.com Daisy

    Thanks for sharing this collection! This really appeals to me too- I love the neutral, shimmery, glowy collections like these! x

  • Hatti

    I’m not usually a fan of neutrals, but this looks amazing!
    it looks so delicate and pretty-
    I want it all!

  • Louise

    The lipsticks look beautiful, if only one was a cremesheen or matte….even a satin!

  • http://lovelygirliebits.blogspot.com Karen

    Hmm not really pushed on these, maybe the eyeshadow quad at a push. Have been buying so much stuff lately I think I need to cut back, so maybe it’s a good thing nothing really tickles my pickle here hehe

  • Ciar_a

    I want them all! Love love love nudes and neutrals! Had the car keys in my hand ready to hit BT til I saw the January part :(((

  • http://www.jolenemakeupandbeauty.blogspot.com Jolene

    Well, some of those paint pots and the Caviar Dreams eyeshadow quad look mighty alluring… Quite interested. Better start saving up or shoving some MAC wish lists under my parents’ door… ;)

  • Fran

    ooh those paint pots have my name on them!

  • Joanna

    Wow! I love neutrals. I will be buying the eye shadow quad. Gorgeous shades. And the lipsticks… OMG! Well. I know what I’ll be wearing this christmas.

  • http://claire-farrell.blogspot.com Claire Farrell

    I like the lipsticks and paint pots, one or two other things made me look twice but I don’t know . . . January is when the sales get all my monies. But I badly need more neutrals – hope my OH doesn’t remember that’s exactly what I said about the Naked palette. :D

    Maybe I’ll just get one thing. ;)

  • K

    Oh my goodness! This is the first I’ve heard of it! That’s a perfect launch date too. Right after Christmas so I’ll know what stuff from MAC my sister got me and won’t get any dupes. I’ll also have Christmas money to spend! =D I’m gonna have a hard time picking a paint pot though! I want them all!

  • Paige Borda

    I’m kind of excited about this! I want to get the nc15/nw20 pencil, the quad (even though I already have brule), the lipgelees and one or both of the highlighting powders. Exciting!!

  • http://daintylittledoll.blogspot.com auby

    oh my, the whole collection is gorgeous, it’s like a sweet natural chic. i love the lipsticks, highlights, & shadows the most but i wish i could just buy it all!

  • http://www.twitter.com/NikkiBellexx Nikki

    Oh this is such a pretty collection – although MAC are whacking out the collections lately, I think this would have been a better launch preChristmas than Tartan Tale – just a personal opinion !! (www.twitter.com/NikkiBellexx)

  • http://www.janacameron-paintmebeautiful.blogspot.com Janaina

    I have to say that although its all so neutral which some people would call ‘boring’ I think all of the products are super wearable so I would definitely want to buy a few bits!

  • Karen

    I’m not super excited about this one because neutrals wash me out, but those paint pots are gorge so hopefully i’ll get my hands on some of those.I really wish the mac websites would deliver to Ireland:(

  • Nicola

    I can not wait! writing out my list as we speak……..eeeeekkkkk!! :)))

  • ashlie

    I absolutely can’t wait for this collection. Im thinking both of the powders, two lipsticks, two paintpots, fix plus lavendar and the lip conditioner. Oh and maybe a lipgelee. xx

  • http://deedee255.blogspot.com/ Dee

    I’m really not a MAC fan at all, but I am all over that collection. It looks soooo pretty – especially the paint pots!

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