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MAC PADMA LAKSHMI COLLECTION FAVES

Glamorous packaging and gorgeous lip shades – you gonna get in on this?
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MAC Padma Lakshmi limited edition makeup and makeup brushes collection

I've been in a bit of a quandary since that limited-editions post because a) this is a MAC limited-edition collection and they do sooo many, and b) this collection launched a few weeks back, which means some items – the eyeshadow palettes and makeup brushes – have already sold out online. Some MAC locations may still have stock of those items, though; with any luck this won't turn into a disappointed-in-limited-editions-because-I-couldn't-get-what-I-wanted situation. #Ihatethattoo

This range, created in partnership with beautiful producer, actress, model and cookbook author Padma Lakshmi, is all about eye-catching packaging and vibrant colour with a side of warm neutrals. Of most interest to me of course, are the lip shades, a pretty blush duo, and yeah, I'm kind of a sucker for the weighty packaging. 

mac padma lakshmi collection

I've got a few snapshots of the MAC Padma Lakshmi items here in case you haven't already seen everything:

MAC Padma Lakshmi collection compacts, lipsticks, gloss, double-ended liners, and brushes

MAC Padma Lakshmi collection compacts, lipsticks, gloss, double-ended liners, and brushes

See? The packaging. According to Coveteur, "the pattern is an imprint of the underside of a plate from her homewares collection." And it's weighty. "I wanted it to feel very luxurious because, for some women, makeup is their big splurge,” she said.

I wish I had that bright Winnipeg light to shoot in; these were snapped in cold, cloudy-day blue-hued natural light. Please forgive any shade wonks.

MAC Padma Lakshmi Melon Pink blush duo; eyeshadow quad in 70s Sunset; eyeshadow quad in Desert Dusk; Moon & Shine blush duo

MAC Padma Lakshmi Melon Pink blush duo; eyeshadow quad in 70s Sunset; eyeshadow quad in Desert Dusk; Moon & Shine blush duo

As I mentioned earlier, this is where "limited edition" can be an upsetting pair of words: both eyeshadow palettes ($33 CAD each at maccosmetics.com) sold out online fast.

MAC Padma Lakshmi eyeshadow quads and pencils

MAC Padma Lakshmi eyeshadow quads and pencils

However, on the MAC website, to the right of the product image there's a "grab it in-store" link to search out a location that may still have stock along with a note about whether you should call to confirm availability.

MAC Padma Lakshmi blush duos and brushes

MAC Padma Lakshmi blush duos and brushes

I'm more about the MAC Padma Lakshmi cheek duo on the top left of the above image – that juicy shade combo says "what ice storm?" Called Melon Pink ($33 CAD at maccosmetics.com), it's not a never-before-seen pairing – for sure we've seen shades like these put together this way before. But they're sooooo flattering on fair, olive and medium-deep complexions.

That powder blush duo on the right is called Moon & Shine ($33 CAD at maccosmetics.com); it's a frosted champagne highlight and matte beige.

MAC Padma Lakshmi lipstick and lipgloss shades

MAC Padma Lakshmi lipstick and lipgloss shades

The MAC Padma Lakshmi lipsticks ($18.50 CAD at maccosmetics.com) – hello, lovelies! I'm drawn to the three most vibrant, of course, and that pretty peachy gold lip gloss... I've just started wearing it; it already lives in my backpack's front pocket. Called Nefertiti ($21 CAD at maccosmetics.com), it's a sheer shimmering peach-gold that serves as an easy swipe-without-a-mirror shine, or as a topper for any of the lipsticks. You caught the "sheer" word there, right? Not for anyone who loves a high-pigment gloss, but a lovely addition for a no-effort, subtle-beauty type.

From left: MAC Padma Lakshmi Creamsheen Glass in Nefertiti; matte lipstick in Apricot Gold, Nude Fudge, Sunset Rose, Mittai Pink, Blue Blood and Sumac

From left: MAC Padma Lakshmi Creamsheen Glass in Nefertiti; matte lipstick in Apricot Gold, Nude Fudge, Sunset Rose, Mittai Pink, Blue Blood and Sumac

Lookit, I swatched for you! On my arm! One swipe of each shade! Obviously I'm all about that vibrant matte fuchsia in particular, Mittai Pink, and Blue Blood, that bold, "true red," according to MAC. Sumac is a deeper berry or plum than I usually gravitate toward, but so gorgeous. I'll be trying a dab on each cheek, too.

MAC Padma Lakshmi lipstick in Sumac, Mittai Pink, Blue Blood, Apricot Gold, Sunset Rose, Nude Fudge and Creamsheen Glass in Nefertiti

MAC Padma Lakshmi lipstick in Sumac, Mittai Pink, Blue Blood, Apricot Gold, Sunset Rose, Nude Fudge and Creamsheen Glass in Nefertiti

Most of the lipsticks are matte; Apricot Gold is an Amplified finish, and Sunset Rose is a Creamsheen formula, brown with pearl pigments.

MAC Padma Lakshmi lipsticks and lip gloss

MAC Padma Lakshmi lipsticks and lip gloss

Have you already checked this collection out? Does/did anything appeal?

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