MAC Cham Pale collection review and swatches

MAC Cham Pale collection review and swatches


If you’re a neutral lover who’s partial to a bit of sparkle then Mac’s latest collection, Cham Pale will be right up your street.Judging by my tiny haul you’ve probably guessed it’s not up mine.Neutrals yes, shimmer, no.None the less I still was interested enough to check the collection out at my local counter and walked away with two things.
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I’m a huge Fix+ fan and loved the rose infused version from the Rose Romance collection last summer so I had to get the new Lavender version.Before I purchased I’d read a few disappointed reviews regarding the scent, many said it didn’t smell like lavender but unless my sense of smell is going, it does.If you’re a fan of the herbal/botanical scent of many of Liz Earle’s products then you’ll probably like the smell of this like I do.
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Fix+ is a daily essential in my foundation routine and if you want a flawless, dewy finish which I’m sure many of you do then its really worth investing in a setting spray.It has multiple uses and if you were wondering what they were check out my 5 ways to use Fix+, below.I dismissed all of the lipsticks and ligelees immediately due to their frosty finishes but did almost consider buying the quad as it was gorgeous.It contained Brule (Permanent), Retrospeck (Permanent) which I already own, Et tu Bouquet (Re-promote) and Caviar Dreams (LE) but amazingly resisted due to the eyeshadow overload I currently have.

For me, the paint pots were the stand out product from the whole collection which came in four gorgeous and very wearable shades.
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Admittedly I did go with the intention of buying three but when swatched the other two I wanted were much sheerer with more shimmer than the one I purchased.Vintage Selection is much more opaque in it’s finish compared to Chilled on Ice (soft gold), Let Me Pop (peach copper) and Dangerous Cuvee (cool grey).
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I’ve been wearing Vintage Selection all over the lid alone for the past few days and I love it, it is silky soft to apply, doesn’t budge when dry and the colour is beautiful.It’s a mid tone taupe with a hint of peach and almost identical to Urban Decay’s Sin Primer potion and Sin eyeshadow which came in the Naked palette.
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If you were considering the Sin UDPP then this paint pot is a great alternative or visa versa if you have Sin UDPP already then maybe this isn’t an essential for you ( I now have both though!).
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Left – Vintage Selection Right – UD Sin eyeshadow

Overall I love my two purchases from Cham Pale, the paint pots are worth looking at and if you missed out on Stereo Rose MSF then the new Special Reserve highlight powder in Rose Ole is a paler version when swatched.

Cham Pale is now available online and in stores.

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