A Few New MAC Additions: MACnificent Me! Eyeshadow Palette, Patentpolish Lip Pencils and Pro Longwear Lip Pencils

September 29, 2015

It’s been a while since I’ve done a MAC haul – I’m usually not on top of my game with new collection launches, so many times everything sells out literally in the blink of an eye. This time I was on top of my e-mails and ordered a few items from the new MACnificent Me! Collection right when it launched (it launches in stores this Thursday). Also I picked up some of the Pro Longwear Lip Pencils from my local MAC store so I thought I’d do a roundup of my recent MAC acquisitions.

First up is the MACnificent Me! Eyeshadow Palette ($40 for 9 mini eyeshadows). I have a couple other x9 eyeshadow palettes in Amber and Burgundy – they are on the small side but are super cute and nice to bring along for travel if you’re super tight on space. The colors in the MACnificent Me! palette make up the perfect neutral-cool-soft rose-nude-plum mix and the texture/pigment far exceeds the other two. The pans are very tiny – I prefer the full size pans, but the pigment in this one is really good.

Top Row: MACnificent Me! (f), Quiet Type (f), Dance in the Dark (m)
Middle Row: Fabulous DNA (f), Pleasing to the Eye (m), Sable (f)
Bottom Row: Frankly Frosty (m), In my Element (l), Cool Complement (m)

A quick look at the Burgundy and Amber next to the MACnificent Me! for comparison purposes:

Next up are the Patentpolish Lip Pencils ($20 each) from the MACnificent Me collection. I tried a few of these from the MAC Kelly Osborne Collection (from summer 2014). I ordered mine sight unseen as they looked like the perfect neutrals. I knew there might be a chance one or two of them would be too pale but I didn’t want to miss out, so I ordered 4. These are indeed on the lighter side, but 3 of the 4 worked. These are super glossy chubby pencils. Lasting power is medium – better than the MAC lustre lipstick formula, but not as long as the matte formula. I like that they twist up so there’s no sharpening required.
  • Make Me Proud is the perfect baby rose pink cream
  • My Flip Side is a really good nude brown color that doesn’t make me look like a corpse
  • It’s Really Me is a peach pink nude, on me it turns slightly pinkish, it’s a gorgeous nude
  • Pleasure’s All Mine is a weird super pale pink, in the heat of the sun, these started to melt a tiny bit when I was photographing it, this one turned a lighter color on the outside, on the lips, it’s like concealer but worse

Last but not least is my first look at the Pro Longwear Lip Pencils ($20 each). I picked up three neutrals in the store – I should have been more discerning and picked up colors that were more different but I had my hand covered in at least 20 pencil marks. These lip liners are seriously long-lasting. They stay put on the lips for like forever. I was hoping to do lip swatches with my lips lined and filled in – but the formula does not look good on my lips all over. It’s too thick and the pigment is super rich so it makes my lips look super dry. As a traditional lipliner though these are really good. There are a lot of good colors to choose from.
  • Cultured is the lightest one, it’s a neutral pink mauve with a hint of pearl (it goes perfectly with Chanel Wild Rose Glossimer and makes it look really good)
  • Staunchly Stylish is a deeper pink
  • Double-Time is the perfect cafe brown pink neutral 

My MAC lip picks swatched side by side:

I’m really pleased with everything with the exception of Patentpolish in Pleasure’s All Mine although I knew there was a chance at least one of the pencils would be too pale for my skintone. The MACnificent Me! eyeshadow palette is a real winner in the collection – it’s the perfect rosy-toned neutral palette for fall I think will suit a number of skintones. Be sure to visit the MACnificent Me section of MAC’s site to see the beautiful before and after photos transformations with the different beauty looks.
At this time, I believe all the items I featured are limited-edition MAC colors (except Staunchly Stylish). You can find the items in stores and counters right now. Online at Nordstrom, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and MAC.

Did you pick up anything from the MACnificent Me collection? Or have you picked up anything from the regular line recently?

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  • Ashley Elizabeth September 29, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    The shade Frankly Frost on the MACnificent Me palette is absolutely dreamy. I just started building my MAC collection very recently with the lipstick and lipliner classics like Whirl and Soar, and I tried Fix+ for the first time. <3


    • Sabrina October 3, 2015 at 11:08 pm

      Sounds like a great start!!

  • Emmys Beauty Cave September 29, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    The Lip Pencil "Make Me Proud" is so pretty! x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

    • Sabrina October 3, 2015 at 11:08 pm

      Thanks Emma πŸ™‚

  • Samantha September 29, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    The MACnificent Me! palette looks amazing; I wish I could get it!


  • ericca September 29, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Would you rather have the MACnificent palatte or the amber x 9?

    • Sabrina October 3, 2015 at 11:08 pm

      Hi Ericca – if I had to pick a favorite, the MACnificent Me! is my favorite. The Amber x9 is nice, but for neutrals I think the x15 ones are better.

  • Kelly September 30, 2015 at 2:29 am

    I really want this new palette now, the colors are so beautiful and I need it now! The cultured lipliner is definitely going to be purchased by me soon.


  • Brunette-ish September 30, 2015 at 2:37 am

    All of these products look beautiful! I can't wait to check out the lip liners and 9x palettes!


  • My Beauty Dreams September 30, 2015 at 2:53 am

    I never buy anything from MAC, way too expensive for me, but the eyeshadows and patentpolish lip pencils are calling my name! Especially 'It's Really Me' xx


  • Nereyda @Mostly YA Book Obsessed September 30, 2015 at 5:26 am

    Oh man, that first palette has the most gorgeous colors! I NEED IT!

    Nereydaβ”‚ This Girl Is Obsessed

  • Kristelle September 30, 2015 at 6:03 am

    It's Really Me is gorgeous on you! And I love that eyeshadow palette, thanks for the comparison!

  • Beauty Bloss September 30, 2015 at 7:23 am

    Oh I love this palette! I hope it comes to Australia. Off to stalk!
    The Beauty Bloss

  • Stacey Jane October 2, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Buying the palette right now! Thanks for enabling!

    Stacey | Expat Make-Up Addict

    • Sabrina October 3, 2015 at 11:09 pm

      Of course πŸ™‚

  • szkieΕ‚ko October 4, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Hi! I'm just wondering wheter to buy the macnificent me palette or not but your pictures are so good and the swatches makes me want to have that palette even more πŸ™‚

  • Zoe Mountford October 5, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    I love the look of the Patentpolish pencil they look lovely on you x

    Zoe Mountford x

  • Nashia Anthony October 6, 2015 at 3:19 am

    Those MAC palettes look amazing

    Nashia | MakeupandBeautyMayhem