MAC Caitlyn Jenner Collection Spring 2017

January 16, 2017

MAC Caitlyn Jenner Collection Review and Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

This spring MAC partnered with Caitlyn Jenner for a second beauty collaboration featuring some lovely color creations that are easy to wear for everyday. The collection has a mix of new limited-edition shades and classic repromoted colors. I have some press samples and purchased items to feature for you. Overall I think the collection is worth a look as there are some great colors that are very wearable. Nude lip lovers will rejoice as there’s a new nude neutral lipstick called Rockit! that is simply stunning. Items I have swatched for you today include:

MAC Caitlyn Jenner Collection Glowing Gold and Compassion | The Beauty Look Book

Up first includes the Glowing Gold Veluxe Pearl Eyeshadow and Compassion Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. Both are rich in pigment with a smooth easy to blend texture. Glowing Gold is a stunning shimmery warm yellow gold. The color is just gorgeous. Compassion is described as a cool brown but on me it pulls more neutral warm. Right now I’m a bit too light to pull this one off (I would say I’m in between MAC NC25 and NC30 for the Studio Fix Fluid, colors swatched here) but I think they would look amazing on those darker than me. I can use these with a light hand blended and layered with other shades but alone Compassion is a bit too deep for my complexion right now. The quality, pigment and texture for both the shadow and MSF these are excellent.

MAC Caitlyn Jenner Collection Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

For the lips, Soar Lip Pencil has been repromoted with special-edition packaging. It’s a deep rose which I find to be a classic kind of color. For lipsticks I bought RockIt! Cremesheen Lipstick as it looked like the perfect neutral nude rose and it is. I have too many neutrals for lips to count but this one is one of the best ones I think MAC has released. Even though there is a high chance that I could dupe it, I think it’s just perfect. It doesn’t wash me out, has full smooth creamy coverage and a natural sheen.

MAC Caitlyn Jenner RockIt! Cremesheen Lipstick and Soar Lipliner | The Beauty Look Book

I swatched a few comparisons for reference:

  • MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Shanghai Spice
  • Tom Ford Lips and Boys in Bradley (on lips here)
  • MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy (on lips here and here)
  • MAC Liptensity in Smoked Almond and Doe (on lips in this post)
  • MAC Lustre Lipstick in Touch
  • MAC Lustre Lipstick in Hug Me

MAC Caitlyn Jenner RockIt Lipstick Comparisons | The Beauty Look Book

Soar Lipliner comparisons:

MAC Caitlyn Jenner Soar Lipliner Comparisons | The Beauty Look Book

For the Cremesheen Glass, there are three options. Kindness is a shimmering gold but on the lips it’s pretty much clear. It has a smooth cushiony texture that gives the lips a pretty sheen, but if you have sheer glosses or balms I would say you could skip this one. Beautifully Bare is a neutral nude pink. It’s semi-sheer and has a creamy finish. On the lips my natural lip shows underneath just the slightest bit, but it still looks good and for me it’s not a deal breaker. Tolerance is a shimmery soft plum I find to be on the sheerer side. It gives the lips a healthy plum glow. I would have liked this one to be more opaque or in lipstick form because the color is SO PERFECT in the tube. I do like the way it looks even though it’s semi-sheer. All three are easy to wear everyday for a natural but polished look. I’ve swatched comparisons in case you have a lot of MAC and want to shop your stash. I have no regrets buying the nude and plum ones.

MAC Caitlyn Jenner Cremesheen Glass | The Beauty Look Book

Comparison swatches to:

  • MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 (on the lips here)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in Kristen, Vintage (here), Liquid Lipstick Crush
  • MAC Vamplify Tuned In and Anything But Demure
  • NARS Velvet Lip Glide in Bound (review here)
  • MAC Lipglass in Lovechild (on lips here)

MAC Caitlyn Jenner Cremesheen Glass Comparison | The Beauty Look Book

Swatches of my MAC Caitlyn Jenner Lip picks, all on bare lips, foundation worn is NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint in Groenland:

MAC Caitlyn Jenner Collection Lip Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

For those who crave more color there are two bright reds for lipsticks in Understanding and Authentic Red. In addition there are two bold eyeshadows in Malibu Bronze and Worthy. I was seriously tempted to order the other eyeshadows as they look perfect to add some color and depth to the eyes but still neutral enough to wear. I resisted though as it’s only the middle of January and new beauty launches are just getting started.

You can find the MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Collection online at or at MAC stores. Have you checked anything out yet? What did you think?

Press samples include Glowing Gold, Compassion MSF Natural, Kindness Cremesheen Glass and Soar Lip Pencil. Other items purchased by me.




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  • Kristin January 16, 2017 at 3:41 am

    Love this post!!! The MAC Tolerance gloss is beautiful, looks great on you! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for your review. PS you take the most amazing swatches! Really appreciate all the time and effort you spend into making your blog perfect <3

    • BeautyLookBook January 16, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      Thank you Kristin! So sweet of you to say because it really does take hours and hours of work to get colors as accurate as possible! xoxo

  • Sophie Stewart January 16, 2017 at 5:17 am

    Gorgeous collection! Sophie x

    • BeautyLookBook January 16, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      Thanks Sophie! Are you picking anything up?

  • camilla January 16, 2017 at 6:02 am

    Love this! All such wearable products too 🙂

  • raloves January 16, 2017 at 6:19 am

    I bought everything from this collection except the eyelashes, blush and purple eyeshadow. Such a beautiful collection. I am in love with Rockit lipstick and all 3 of the lipglasses (although they are a little pricey for 2.8ml).

    • BeautyLookBook January 16, 2017 at 3:05 pm

      You rock!!! Love that you love everything in this launch! I agree on the Cremesheen Glass note but at least you will use them up entirely before they go bad lol!

  • raloves January 16, 2017 at 6:22 am

    One more thing, I think Malibu Bronze eyeshadow is also just amazing!
    Mac really should make Tolerance and Beautifully Bare lipglasses permanent.

    • BeautyLookBook January 16, 2017 at 3:05 pm

      Yes I know … you’re tempting me lol!

  • Shopaholic January 16, 2017 at 6:51 am

    LOVE you post on this collection!! Thank you!

  • Lottie January 16, 2017 at 8:04 am

    I really like this collection, one of the few that actually has wearable colours!

  • Trish January 16, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Thank You for your review! The nude lipstick is great- I have to wear only neutral colors for work so your pics are very useful. Beautiful on you too.

  • Alexis January 16, 2017 at 8:40 am

    I’ll need to check this out – the nudes in this collection are right up my alley. I’m a sucker for beautiful gold and bronze shadows!

  • Tannya Aditya January 16, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    such a well thought collection. everything is so pretty especially the soar and growing gold! i can see some become everyday staples!

    • BeautyLookBook January 18, 2017 at 11:28 am

      I think so too! Soar is a classic and definitely under-rated, I need to use it more frequently 🙂

  • Morgan January 16, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    So pleased to see such a functional collection! I love the packaging too, more than I expected I would!

    • BeautyLookBook January 18, 2017 at 11:27 am

      Thanks Morgan! Did you end up picking anything up?

      • Morgan January 18, 2017 at 2:22 pm

        I got a few things from PR! I love the Rockit! lipstick in particular, and Buddy is such a nice natural flush colour.

  • Style Domination January 17, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    While I don’t like Caitlyn Jenner and feel she isn’t the best representative of the LGBTQ community, I do like this collection. The colours are truly a nude-lovers dream! Great post. You’re so descriptive!

    • BeautyLookBook January 18, 2017 at 11:27 am

      Yes a nude lip lovers dream 🙂

  • Casey January 18, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    I love the affirmative names they gave these products.

  • Momooo January 23, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Soar looks sooo pretty on you!

  • Vanessa Buttino January 27, 2017 at 4:52 am

    This is truly one of the best collections MAC has released in a while. Lovely, everyday colours that will stand the test of time (i.e. not “trendy” at all, more classic). I would love to get my hands on the Rockit! lipstick and all three glosses.

    • TheSunnyDay2013 . January 30, 2017 at 1:33 am

      I totally agree!
      After Mariah Carey collection I thought Mac couldn’t come up with something as interesting, but it took them a week LOL.