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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?

General, M.A.C, Previews/Launches

MAC & Disney Collaberation – Venomous Villains Collection

It’s a rare moment that I get excited about an upcoming MAC collection. I generally tried to avoid the hype – excluding the In the Groove collection, but more on that later. I almost squealed with delight last May when I heard that Disney and MAC were collaborating in an upcoming collection.

To explain my delirium, know that Disney and MAC are two of my favourites things in the world. When I first heard the news through the grapevine I wondered whether the collection would based on the Disney hero/heroine’s. Even more excitement ensued when I discovered that the villains were the inspiration – I’m giggling with glee as as we speak.

The collection will include a line inspired by the best villains – Cruella De Vil, Evil Queen, Dr Facilier and my favourite, Maleficent. If only there were a lipstick line inspired by Ursula the sea witch.

I would prefer is the Disney images weren’t on the compacts – the packaging is a little tacky but I can make my peace with that. The names of the products have the usual gimmick factor, which never fail to draw me in; Bad Fairy nail polish, Strange Potion Lip Glass, Toxic Tale Lipstick. They remind me of the names of my soap range.

Briar Rose Beauty Powder? I don’t care what it looks like, I’m in!

I particularly like the sound of Innocence, Beware! Lipstick which is described as a light yellow pink with a Cremesheen finish, Sweet Joy Creamy pale gold (Frost) which is a re-promote from the Passions of Red collection and Oh So Fair beauty powder which is a mid-tone pink with gold pearl.

The range launches this Autumn.

Oh sweet Jesus this is going to cost me a fortune!

Drugstore Make-up, Lips, Swatches

Boots Natural Collection Lipsticks

PIC_0484Hey girlies,

A little while ago I was asked to show you my Natural Collection Lipsticks. I have 6 of them (misplaced one today). They are super cheap but quite good quality. Despite my ever growing collection of MAC lipsticks I still reach for these cheapies just as often.

Natural Collection is a Boots brand which is available in all of their branches. I don’t rate their eyeshadows at all but I do love their lippies.

My favourite is Apple Blossom, a peachy nude. It’s great for muting out lip colour without making it look like you have a mouth full of concealer. I also like mixing it with brighter shades of lipstick, a clever way of injecting a bit of colour when you’re terrified of brights. Rose petal is also gorgeous, it’s a wearable soft pink.

The picture above and below; left to right:

Apple Blossom, Rose Petal, Sand Castle, Sorbet, Crimson.



Apple Blossom, Rose Petal and Crimson are richer in texture than the others. Sand Castle and Sorbet are much more sheer.

Have you tried Natural Collection lipstick? What is your favourite?