June 04, 2014

M·A·C x Pedro Lourenço Collection

M·A·C has been on a roll lately. At least over here. This June means the release of three collections. Three collections in one month! Phew! How is one to keep up? I’ll have to admit, I kind of wish there was more time between each collection just because it’s nice to be excited and anticipate the next one for a while, and so that it’s not too overwhelming to have one collection right after another, you know? Besides, don’t we need time to save up money in between? I know I do! Haha.


The most recent collection, launched on June 1, was a collaboration with Brazilian fashion designer Pedro Lourenço and features 'daring, saturated hues are juxtaposed against soft, frosted nudes, all encased in limited-edition, black packaging with a chic, velvet finish.' And according to James Gager, creative director of M·A·C Cosmetics, "Pedro organically understands and relates to the MAC Cosmetics DNA and beautifully interprets the Brazilian woman’s polished yet effortless style through this collaboration."

As someone who loves nude shades to the point of obsession, I was already intrigued at the first description alone. Then I saw a a teaser of the collection (I blame Instagram a lot for fueling my makeup lust) and I already knew my greedy little hands needed a thing or two from it. Want to see the collection for yourself in full? Then read on…


Eyeshadow quad | 5.6 g / 0.19 US oz| PHP2,530.00
Four Eye Shadows with a subtle metallic finish in frosted champagne, pale fleshy peach, cool bronze and soft golden-beige. The highly pigmented powder formula applies evenly, blends and builds beautifully.

Shades: Pink Sands (light fleshy peach – matte), All That Glitters (frosted champagne with gold pearl – veluxe pearl), Rose Cloud (soft golden beige – matte), and Sable (cool bronze – frost).

Nail lacquer in “Skin” and “Flaming Rose” | 10 ml / 0.34 US fl oz | PHP830.00 each
Crème Nail Lacquers in true red (Flaming Rose) and light peach (Skin) with a couture-like sensibility. High-gloss formula contains conditioners and UV protection.

Cream colour base in “Hush” | 3.2 g / .12 US oz | PHP1,100.00
Versatile and multi-purpose, Cream Colour Base in the soft peach of Hush can be applied directly to bare skin, or layered over foundation, moisturizer or powder. “Hush” is a soft peach with icy shimmer.

Tinted lipglass in “Gold Mirror” and “Mirror” | 4.8 g / 0.17 US oz | PHP1,050.00 each
Pedro Lourenço’s sensibility captured in the neutral metallics of Gold Mirror (neutral gold) and Mirror (neutral silver). High-gloss finish.

Powder blush duo in “Corol” | 11 g / 0.38 US OZ | PHP1,575.00
Two shades of M·A·C’s celebrated colour combined for cheek and face. Light coral pink complements a mid-tone plum in one package.

Lipstick | 3 g / 0.1 US oz | PHP1,100.00 each
Four shades in our Amplified finish created by the Brazilian fashion designer.

Shades: Peach Beige (light pinky nude), Ruby (mid-tone blue red), True Red (vivid bright coral red), and Roxo (deep red)


The M·A·C x Pedro Lourenco Collection is now available at all local M·A·C branches.

I already got my hands on a couple of things from this collection and I can’t wait to do a review on them. I’m planning to maybe get something else, like the Roxo lipstick, but we’ll see!

What about you? Do you like the new collection? What are your favorites or which ones do you want to try or buy the most? Are you excited for any of the other upcoming collections? Let me know in the comments!