MAC Studio Conceal and Correct Palette: Dark

I figured it’s about time to update the posts for these palettes. I made the original post back when these were released for PRO only, but things have changed since then! The product is still the same, but it’s been available at MAC stores and has been part of the permanent Studio line for some time now. My apologies that these are a bit ugly and used… These are the second round of palettes that I’ve purchased, so they’re pretty new, but they’ve have been put to work in my kit… I had to redo the photos because I have a MUCH better lighting set up and know how to use my camera better now, so these are a more accurate representation of the colors!

Originally, these were designed with the professional makeup artist’s need in mind and released through MAC PRO only, but they’re great to have for personal use as well. Since there are a variety of colors in each palette, it makes it easy to find the right match, either by using them individually or by combining them to create the perfect color. For personal use, these are nice to have because so many people have fluctuations in their skintone between seasons, so you will never run into the “oh no my concealer is too dark/light” dilemma! You can also use these to contour and highlight with if you prefer creams.

The Studio Conceal and Correct palettes are the same size as the Pro Lip Palettes and eye shadow quad palettes. They fit easily into any makeup kit or travel bag and contain a total of 6g / 0.21oz of product… That’s 1g per concealer/corrector, as opposed to the 7g / 0.24oz you get in an individual Studio Finish Concealer. PRO Conceal and Correct Palettes sell for $40. That may or may not seem like a great value to an everyday consumer, but for us professional makeup artists, these are worth every penny due to the convenience factor! These are eligible for the MAC PRO discount as well. You can purchase these at any MAC store or online at www.maccosmetics.com.

Dark Conceal and Correct Palette 1

Studio Finish Concealers are SPF35 and packed with nourishing antioxidants. They are highly pigmented and have a creamy consistency that is easily blendable. While they’re suitable for all skin types, if you have a dry under eye area, just make sure to use a lightweight eye cream before you apply your concealer (usually 30 minutes or so prior to doing your makeup)… That will prevent it from looking too dry or emphasizing lines. When I apply concealers or correctors, I like to put on my primer, then put on my foundation, THEN concealer… I know a lot of you may do concealer, then foundation, which is fine too, but you’ll actually use less concealer or corrector if you do it AFTER foundation! This is because when you apply foundation over your concealer, you may be wiping it away or thinning it out, giving you less coverage. If you wanna give it a shot applying your foundation, then concealer/corrector, just be sure to use your foundation brush with whatever product is leftover on there, or beauty blender sponge, gently patting over the concealer after you put it on to blend it in!

You can apply these with natural to full coverage, depending on what type of brush you use. For heavier coverage, you can use a flat concealer brush like a MAC 193, 194, or 195 brush, or a MAC 287 duo-fibre brush… For a lighter application or for more blendability, you can use a fluffier brush like a MAC 217, 222, 224, or my favorite, the 286 duo-fibre brush.

There are four concealers in each palette and two correctors at the bottom. The correctors are made to counteract redness (yellow toned) and to brighten dark areas, like under the eyes, around the nose/mouth, and any scars or spots from blemishes (peach/orange tone).

These wear best when they are set with some type of powder after application… I like using a translucent or transparent finishing powder, such as MAC’s Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder or MAC Set Powder in Invisible. When set like this, I get at least 8 hours of wear before any fading or movement occurs.

For a brief explanation of how MAC names/codes their products:

W = Warm (typically more pinkish undertones)

NW = Neutral Warm (beige mixed with pink/salmon or red undertones)

N = Neutral (very neutral beige with no apparent pink or yellow tones)

NC = Neutral Cool (beige mixed with yellow/olive undertones)

C = Cool (yellow to olive undertones)

Dark Conceal and Correct Palette Label

Dark Conceal and Correct Palette 2

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Concealers and Correctors swatched on NC15 skin.
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Concealers and Correctors swatched on NC15 skin.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

NC45
NC45

NC45:   This concealer is a medium dark, cool beige with yellow/olive undertones. Because it’s pretty neutral, it will work for both an under eye brightener on some skin tones, as well as a concealer for blemishes and such. NC45 is also available in the NW40/NC45 Studio Finish Concealer Duo and by itself.

NW45
NW45

NW45:   NW45 is a dark, warm toned brown with orange/red undertones. This color is perfect for correcting dark areas such as under eye circles and any dark spots around the mouth and nose, or even dark spots caused by blemishes or scarring. It cam be used as a highlighter, so long as you have a warm skin tone slightly deeper than this concealer. You can also buy NW45 individually if you like, or you can get it in the NW45/NC50 Studio Finish Concealer Duo.

NC50
NC50

NC50:   NC50 is a dark sienna brown with mostly cool, olive undertones, and only a hint of orange undertones. While this color is typically too cool to use as an under eye concealer (though you can give it a shot), it works very well for highlighting some areas of the face, or for covering blemishes. This concealer is also available to buy alone, or as part of the NW45/NC50 Studio Finish Concealer Duo.

NW55
NW55

NW55:   This concealer is a deep, warm brown with reddish undertones. It’s a wonderful under eye concealer and highlighter for deeper skin tones. You can also use this as a contour, especially on dark to deep complexions. NW55 is also available to buy by itself.

Ochre
Ochre

Ochre:   Ochre is a dark, cool, mustard yellow corrector that’s meant for cooling down areas of the face with too much redness or warmer types of discoloration. It can be used under the eyes to correct for some people as well, but will definitely need a skin toned concealer applied over it. You can also mix Ochre with other concealers or cream foundations to cool them down a bit. Ochre can actually be purchased individually from MAC PRO in refill palette form… If you purchase it that way, you can pop it into one of MAC’s two, four, or fifteen pan palettes that most people use for eye shadows.

Pure Orange
Pure Orange

Pure Orange:   This corrector is a dark, vibrant orange that’s amazing at covering and correcting dark areas of the skin… Like other more orange toned correctors, it’s perfect under the eyes, around the mouth and nose, and at covering dark spots from scarring or blemishes. You may mix this with other concealers to warm them up as well. Pure Orange, like Ochre, is also available in the form of a refill pan from MAC PRO.

MAC Studio Conceal and Correct Palette: Medium Deep

I figured it’s about time to update the posts for these palettes. I made the original post back when these were released for PRO only, but things have changed since then! The product is still the same, but it’s been available at MAC stores and has been part of the permanent Studio line for some time now. My apologies that these are a bit ugly and used… These are the second round of palettes that I’ve purchased, so they’re pretty new, but they’ve have been put to work in my kit… I had to redo the photos because I have a MUCH better lighting set up and know how to use my camera better now, so these are a more accurate representation of the colors!

Originally, these were designed with the professional makeup artist’s need in mind and released through MAC PRO only, but they’re great to have for personal use as well. Since there are a variety of colors in each palette, it makes it easy to find the right match, either by using them individually or by combining them to create the perfect color. For personal use, these are nice to have because so many people have fluctuations in their skintone between seasons, so you will never run into the “oh no my concealer is too dark/light” dilemma! You can also use these to contour and highlight with if you prefer creams.

The Studio Conceal and Correct palettes are the same size as the Pro Lip Palettes and eye shadow quad palettes. They fit easily into any makeup kit or travel bag and contain a total of 6g / 0.21oz of product… That’s 1g per concealer/corrector, as opposed to the 7g / 0.24oz you get in an individual Studio Finish Concealer. PRO Conceal and Correct Palettes sell for $40. That may or may not seem like a great value to an everyday consumer, but for us professional makeup artists, these are worth every penny due to the convenience factor! These are eligible for the MAC PRO discount as well. You can purchase these at any MAC store or online at www.maccosmetics.com.

Medium Deep Conceal and Correct 1

Studio Finish Concealers are SPF35 and packed with nourishing antioxidants. They are highly pigmented and have a creamy consistency that is easily blendable. While they’re suitable for all skin types, if you have a dry under eye area, just make sure to use a lightweight eye cream before you apply your concealer (usually 30 minutes or so prior to doing your makeup)… That will prevent it from looking too dry or emphasizing lines. When I apply concealers or correctors, I like to put on my primer, then put on my foundation, THEN concealer… I know a lot of you may do concealer, then foundation, which is fine too, but you’ll actually use less concealer or corrector if you do it AFTER foundation! This is because when you apply foundation over your concealer, you may be wiping it away or thinning it out, giving you less coverage. If you wanna give it a shot applying your foundation, then concealer/corrector, just be sure to use your foundation brush with whatever product is leftover on there, or beauty blender sponge, gently patting over the concealer after you put it on to blend it in!

You can apply these with natural to full coverage, depending on what type of brush you use. For heavier coverage, you can use a flat concealer brush like a MAC 193, 194, or 195 brush, or a MAC 287 duo-fibre brush… For a lighter application or for more blendability, you can use a fluffier brush like a MAC 217, 222, 224, or my favorite, the 286 duo-fibre brush.

There are four concealers in each palette and two correctors at the bottom. The correctors are made to counteract redness (yellow toned) and to brighten dark areas, like under the eyes, around the nose/mouth, and any scars or spots from blemishes (peach/orange tone).

These wear best when they are set with some type of powder after application… I like using a translucent or transparent finishing powder, such as MAC’s Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder or MAC Set Powder in Invisible. When set like this, I get at least 8 hours of wear before any fading or movement occurs.

For a brief explanation of how MAC names/codes their products:

W = Warm (typically more pinkish undertones)

NW = Neutral Warm (beige mixed with pink/salmon or red undertones)

N = Neutral (very neutral beige with no apparent pink or yellow tones)

NC = Neutral Cool (beige mixed with yellow/olive undertones)

C = Cool (yellow to olive undertones)

Medium Deep Conceal and Correct Label

Medium Deep Conceal and Correct 2

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Concealers and Correctors swatched on NC15 skin.
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Concealers and Correctors swatched on NC15 skin.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

NC40
NC40

NC40:   NC40 is a medium, almost peachy beige with neutral undertones… In the swatch photo, it looks warm, but it’s only because I’m so fair! It actually has cooler-neutral tones on deeper skin tones. It works well to conceal on the face, as well as correct and highlight with, since it’s pretty neutral and doesn’t tend to lean too orange. This concealer can be purchased individually if it’s the only one you need.

NW40
NW40

NW40:   This concealer is a medium-dark, warm beige/brown with orange undertones. I typically use this on dark to deep skin tones to brighten and correct under the eye and around the mouth and nose, if necessary. You can use this to highlight on the face, too. NW40 is also available in the NW40/NC45 Studio Finish Concealer Duo, as well as on its own.

NC42
NC42

NC42:   NC42 is a medium dark, cool toned beige with almost peachy/orange undertones… It looks different on warm or cool skin tones, and I’m so fair that the swatch actually looks a little warmer on me than on most people. Since this color is fairly neutral, it can be used for both under eye correction as well as concealing or highlighting on the face. NC42 can also be bought by itself if you don’t need the entire palette.

NW43
NW43

NW43:   NW43 is a dark, warm brown with somewhat reddish/salmon undertones. It works very well for counteracting dark areas under the eye and around the mouth/nose, as well as any dark spots from blemishes or scarring. You may also use this to highlight with, or to conceal blemishes with if you have about the same skin tone. Even though this is a darker color, it may be too warm for a contour on a lot of people… If you have a medium-dark skin tone, you can try it as a cream bronzer, though! NW43 can be purchased on it’s own but is not part of any of the concealer duos.

Rich Yellow
Rich Yellow

Rich Yellow:   Rich Yellow is a medium , cool yellow and is the corrector color in the palette that’s best for correcting redness, or you can mix it with other concealers to cool them down a bit. You can also mix this with concealers to create a new color for highlighting… Due to the fact that it’s so cool toned and yellow, I don’t necessarily recommend using this under the eyes by itself anyway, because it can make you look a little washed out. Rich Yellow is only available in this palette.

Burnt Coral
Burnt Coral

Burnt Coral:   Burnt Coral is a medium dark, rich, warm toned orange/coral. A corrector like this is awesome at counteracting dark circles under the eyes, as well as any dark spots on the face. However, you don’t just want to put this on without another concealer or at least a bit of your foundation over it… The point of correctors like this is to counteract, but they’ll look a little funky without something similar or lighter than your skin tone blended over them! It’s not necessarily great for highlighting, because it’s so pigmented and orange, but you can mix it with other concealers to warm them up for the purpose of highlighting. Burnt Coral can be purchased in a refill pan from MAC PRO stores or on their website, which fit into the palettes that most people use for eye shadows (you can get those in 2, 4, or 15 pan).

MAC Studio Conceal and Correct Palette: Medium

I figured it’s about time to update the posts for these palettes. I made the original post back when these were released for PRO only, but things have changed since then! The product is still the same, but it’s been available at MAC stores and has been part of the permanent Studio line for some time now. My apologies that these are a bit ugly and used… These are the second round of palettes that I’ve purchased, so they’re pretty new, but they’ve have been put to work in my kit… I had to redo the photos because I have a MUCH better lighting set up and know how to use my camera better now, so these are a more accurate representation of the colors!

Originally, these were designed with the professional makeup artist’s need in mind and released through MAC PRO only, but they’re great to have for personal use as well. Since there are a variety of colors in each palette, it makes it easy to find the right match, either by using them individually or by combining them to create the perfect color. For personal use, these are nice to have because so many people have fluctuations in their skintone between seasons, so you will never run into the “oh no my concealer is too dark/light” dilemma! You can also use these to contour and highlight with if you prefer creams.

The Studio Conceal and Correct palettes are the same size as the Pro Lip Palettes and eye shadow quad palettes. They fit easily into any makeup kit or travel bag and contain a total of 6g / 0.21oz of product… That’s 1g per concealer/corrector, as opposed to the 7g / 0.24oz you get in an individual Studio Finish Concealer. PRO Conceal and Correct Palettes sell for $40. That may or may not seem like a great value to an everyday consumer, but for us professional makeup artists, these are worth every penny due to the convenience factor! These are eligible for the MAC PRO discount as well. You can purchase these at any MAC store or online at www.maccosmetics.com.

Conceal and Correct Palette Medium 1

Studio Finish Concealers are SPF35 and packed with nourishing antioxidants. They are highly pigmented and have a creamy consistency that is easily blendable. While they’re suitable for all skin types, if you have a dry under eye area, just make sure to use a lightweight eye cream before you apply your concealer (usually 30 minutes or so prior to doing your makeup)… That will prevent it from looking too dry or emphasizing lines. When I apply concealers or correctors, I like to put on my primer, then put on my foundation, THEN concealer… I know a lot of you may do concealer, then foundation, which is fine too, but you’ll actually use less concealer or corrector if you do it AFTER foundation! This is because when you apply foundation over your concealer, you may be wiping it away or thinning it out, giving you less coverage. If you wanna give it a shot applying your foundation, then concealer/corrector, just be sure to use your foundation brush with whatever product is leftover on there, or beauty blender sponge, gently patting over the concealer after you put it on to blend it in!

You can apply these with natural to full coverage, depending on what type of brush you use. For heavier coverage, you can use a flat concealer brush like a MAC 193, 194, or 195 brush, or a MAC 287 duo-fibre brush… For a lighter application or for more blendability, you can use a fluffier brush like a MAC 217, 222, 224, or my favorite, the 286 duo-fibre brush.

There are four concealers in each palette and two correctors at the bottom. The correctors are made to counteract redness (yellow toned) and to brighten dark areas, like under the eyes, around the nose/mouth, and any scars or spots from blemishes (peach/orange tone).

These wear best when they are set with some type of powder after application… I like using a translucent or transparent finishing powder, such as MAC’s Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder or MAC Set Powder in Invisible. When set like this, I get at least 8 hours of wear before any fading or movement occurs.

For a brief explanation of how MAC names/codes their products:

W = Warm (typically more pinkish undertones)

NW = Neutral Warm (beige mixed with pink/salmon or red undertones)

N = Neutral (very neutral beige with no apparent pink or yellow tones)

NC = Neutral Cool (beige mixed with yellow/olive undertones)

C = Cool (yellow to olive undertones)

Medium palette Label

Medium Palette 2

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Concealers and Correctors swatched on NC15 skin.
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Concealers and Correctors swatched on NC15 skin.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

NC30
NC30

NC30:   This concealer is a light-medium, cool beige with yellow undertones. Since it’s not super yellowish, it can be used to conceal on the face and highlight with, or to brighten the under eye area. NC30 can be purchased individually, as well as in the NW25/NC30 Studio Finish Concealer Duo.

NW25
NW25

NW25:   This concealer is a light, warm, creamy beige with strong peachy-pink undertones. I most frequently use this to correct dark circles under the eyes, though it can also be used as a highlighter. You can also buy NW25 by itself, or pick it up in the NW25/NC30 Studio Finish Concealer Palette.

NC35
NC35

NC35:   NC35 is a medium, slightly cool toned beige and works well to correct redness or blemishes on the face, as well as works as a highlighter. On some people, this may look good as a corrector/brightener under the eyes too, but you have to be careful when you get into cooler tones… NC35 is not quite so yellow as some of the other NC shades are, though. If you’re fair like I am, you can even use this as a subtle cream bronzer. You can get NC35 individually or in the NW30/NC35 Studio Finish Concealer Duo.

NW35
NW35

NW35:   This concealer is a medium to medium-dark, warm, brownish-beige with peachy/orange undertones. NW35 can be used on the face to conceal or used as a corrector for dark areas, like under the eyes and around the mouth and nose. Like NC35, it can also be used as a cream bronzer on fair/light skin tones if you prefer a warmer toned bronze. NW35 can be purchased by itself.

Mid-Yellow
Mid-Yellow

Mid-Yellow:   Mid-Yellow is one of the correctors in this palette… It’s a light-medium, cool toned yellow. Colors like this are best for correcting redness, but can also be mixed and layered with other concealers to highlight other areas with. Mid-Yellow is available exclusively in this palette.

Mid-Peach
Mid-Peach

Mid-Peach:   This corrector is a light-medium peach with warm undertones. I love using this to correct dark circles and other dark areas on the face. It can also be mixed with other concealers to warm them up to use for concealing or highlighting. Mid-Peach is only available in this palette.

MAC Studio Conceal and Correct Palette: Light

I figured it’s about time to update the posts for these palettes. I made the original post back when these were released for PRO only, but things have changed since then! The product is still the same, but it’s been available at MAC stores and has been part of the permanent Studio line for some time now. My apologies that these are a bit ugly and used… These are the second round of palettes that I’ve purchased, so they’re pretty new, but they’ve have been put to work in my kit… I had to redo the photos because I have a MUCH better lighting set up and know how to use my camera better now, so these are a more accurate representation of the colors!

Originally, these were designed with the professional makeup artist’s need in mind and released through MAC PRO only, but they’re great to have for personal use as well. Since there are a variety of colors in each palette, it makes it easy to find the right match, either by using them individually or by combining them to create the perfect color. For personal use, these are nice to have because so many people have fluctuations in their skintone between seasons, so you will never run into the “oh no my concealer is too dark/light” dilemma! You can also use these to contour and highlight with if you prefer creams, though Light doesn’t really have any colors dark enough to use as a contour… The other three do, though!

The Studio Conceal and Correct palettes are the same size as the Pro Lip Palettes and eye shadow quad palettes. They fit easily into any makeup kit or travel bag and contain a total of 6g / 0.21oz of product… That’s 1g per concealer/corrector, as opposed to the 7g / 0.24oz you get in an individual Studio Finish Concealer. PRO Conceal and Correct Palettes sell for $40. That may or may not seem like a great value to an everyday consumer, but for us professional makeup artists, these are worth every penny due to the convenience factor! These are eligible for the MAC PRO discount as well. You can purchase these at any MAC store or online at www.maccosmetics.com.

ConcealerPaletteLight1

Studio Finish Concealers are SPF35 and packed with nourishing antioxidants. They are highly pigmented and have a creamy consistency that is easily blendable. While they’re suitable for all skin types, if you have a dry under eye area, just make sure to use a lightweight eye cream before you apply your concealer (usually 30 minutes or so prior to doing your makeup)… That will prevent it from looking too dry or emphasizing lines. When I apply concealers or correctors, I like to put on my primer, then put on my foundation, THEN concealer… I know a lot of you may do concealer, then foundation, which is fine too, but you’ll actually use less concealer or corrector if you do it AFTER foundation! This is because when you apply foundation over your concealer, you may be wiping it away or thinning it out, giving you less coverage. If you wanna give it a shot applying your foundation, then concealer/corrector, just be sure to use your foundation brush with whatever product is leftover on there, or beauty blender sponge, gently patting over the concealer after you put it on to blend it in!

You can apply these with natural to full coverage, depending on what type of brush you use. For heavier coverage, you can use a flat concealer brush like a MAC 193, 194, or 195 brush, or a MAC 287 duo-fibre brush… For a lighter application or for more blendability, you can use a fluffier brush like a MAC 217, 222, 224, or my favorite, the 286 duo-fibre brush.

There are four concealers in each palette and two correctors at the bottom. The correctors are made to counteract redness (yellow toned) and to brighten dark areas, like under the eyes, around the nose/mouth, and any scars or spots from blemishes (peach/orange tone).

These wear best when they are set with some type of powder after application… I like using a translucent or transparent finishing powder, such as MAC’s Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder or MAC Set Powder in Invisible. When set like this, I get at least 8 hours of wear before any fading or movement occurs.

For a brief explanation of how MAC names/codes their products:

W = Warm (typically more pinkish undertones)

NW = Neutral Warm (beige mixed with pink/salmon or red undertones)

N = Neutral (very neutral beige with no apparent pink or yellow tones)

NC = Neutral Cool (beige mixed with yellow/olive undertones)

C = Cool (yellow to olive undertones)

Pro Conceal and Correct Palette Light - Label

Light Palette 2

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Concealers and Correctors swatched on NC15 skin.
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Concealers and Correctors swatched on NC15 skin.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

NC15
NC15

NC15:   This is the lightest of the NC (Neutral Cool) concealers from MAC. It’s a pale, ivory beige with yellow undertones that is a good match for fair-light, cool skintones. For the most part, I like to use this to cover blemishes, as it helps neutralize redness, but you can also use this as a highlighter and to brighten the under eye area if you prefer a cooler toned concealer over the usual warm tones most people use to correct dark circles. That said, it can be layered over another color, just to brighten. NC15 is available to purchase individually in both refill pans and in the usual Studio Finish concealer packaging.

W10
W10

W10:   This is a sort of new shade of Studio Finish Concealer… It’s a pale, creamy ivory with warm, pinkish undertone. If you’re very fair and have a warmer skin tone (NW or Matchmaster 1-1.5), you can use this on the face to correct. I personally love this color to brighten and highlight under my eyes. It’s just warm enough to cover my dark circles perfectly! This color is only available in this palette and in the W10/NC20 Studio Finish Concealer Duo.

NC20
NC20

NC20:   NC20 is a light beige with yellow undertones. This can be used to correct on the face if you have a similar skin tone, or to counteract redness. You can also highlight with this concealer. This color is also available in the W10/NC20 Studio Finish Concealer Duo and can be purchased by itself.

NW20
NW20

NW20:   This concealer is a light, warm, ivory/beige with peachy pink undertones. This type of color is ideal to correct and brighten under the eyes for anyone who has a fair to light complexion. It can also be used to conceal on the face if you have warmer undertones to your skin. NW20 is available individually, as well as in the NW20/NC25 Studio Finish Concealer Duo.

Pale Yellow
Pale Yellow

Pale Yellow:   Pale Yellow is one of the corrector colors in this palette and is, well, a pale, creamy , cool toned yellow. It’s mostly meant to be used as a corrector for redness, but can be mixed with other colors to highlight with, too. This also works for some people under the eyes, though not most because the cooler tone can make you look a little washed out. This corrector is only available in this palette.

Pale Pink
Pale Pink

Pale Pink:   This corrector is a pale, warm, pinky peach that’s best for correcting dark circles and other dark, cool toned discolorations. I use this quite often under my eyes if I don’t want to use something as light as W10. Most of the time when I use Pale Pink, I layer another concealer or I’ll pat my foundation over it so you don’t actually see this color (the whole point of correctors). This corrector is only available in this palette.

MAC PRO Lip Palettes: Product Overview

In Fall of 2012, MAC PRO released five brand new Lip Palettes containing six lipsticks each, all of which are part of the permanent line of lipsticks. These are practically all you need in your kit to create any lip color! This post is a brief roundup of these fantastic palettes…

 

Pro Lip Palettes Labeled

 

These palettes were certainly designed with the professional makeup artist in mind… They save space in a kit or makeup bag and are convenient to use on set. You don’t have to dig around in your lipstick bag or search through tons of lipsticks in your palette to find the color you’re looking for… Each palette is arranged by color family, so you can just grab one if you need a red lip or another for a neutral brown look. These lipsticks can be used alone or mixed on a palette to create something new and unique.

As an every day consumer, you may or may not be head over heels in love with these… It’s nice to be able to grab one little palette of lipsticks and have all your pinks or reds or oranges right in front of you. The only real inconvenience I can see is that you have to apply these with a brush, but that’s usually a better, more controllable way to apply lipstick anyway! MAC makes great lip brushes that are easy to travel with, so you can toss one into you bag along with your PRO Lip Palette… You can choose between the 316 Lip Brush with a normal, removable cap, or the 318 Retractable Lip Brush that has an open end, but retracts and expands when you push or pull on it (so you can’t lose the cap, but it stays covered in your bag).

MAC Lipsticks typically wear for 4-6 hours… Longer with Prep + Prime Lip and a liner of some sort. They apply smoothly and have good color payoff. MAC Lipsticks have a faint vanilla scent and no taste.

MAC PRO Lip Palettes are available now and are part of MAC PRO’s permanent product line. You can buy them at any MAC PRO store or online at www.maccosmetics.com. They sell for $40 and contain a total of 6g / 0.21oz of product.

 

For additional photos, swatches and reviews, please click the links below:

6 Editorial Reds

6 Select Plums

6 Modern Browns

6 Preferred Pinks

6 Editorial Oranges

MAC PRO Lip Palette – 6 Editorial Oranges: Photos, Swatches and Reviews

In Fall of 2012, MAC PRO released five brand new Lip Palettes containing six lipsticks each, all of which are part of the permanent line of lipsticks. In this post, I will be reviewing the 6 Editorial Oranges Lip Palette. This palette is a great mixture of bold, warm colors as well as softer, more shimmery hues… Editorial Oranges will be hot for Spring and Summer!

6 Editorial Oranges

 

These palettes were certainly designed with the professional makeup artist in mind… They save space in a kit or makeup bag and are convenient to use on set. You don’t have to dig around in your lipstick bag or search through tons of lipsticks in your palette to find the color you’re looking for… Each palette is arranged by color family, so you can just grab one if you need a red lip or another for a neutral brown look. These lipsticks can be used alone or mixed on a palette to create something new and unique.

As an every day consumer, you may or may not be head over heels in love with these… It’s nice to be able to grab one little palette of lipsticks and have all your pinks or reds or oranges right in front of you. The only real inconvenience I can see is that you have to apply these with a brush, but that’s usually a better, more controllable way to apply lipstick anyway! MAC makes great lip brushes that are easy to travel with, so you can toss one into you bag along with your PRO Lip Palette… You can choose between the 316 Lip Brush with a normal, removable cap, or the 318 Retractable Lip Brush that has an open end, but retracts and expands when you push or pull on it (so you can’t lose the cap, but it stays covered in your bag).

6 Editorial Oranges Label

 

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.Lipsticks swatched on NC15 skin.
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Lipsticks swatched on NC15 skin.

MAC Lipsticks typically wear for 4-6 hours… Longer with Prep + Prime Lip and a liner of some sort. They apply smoothly and have good color payoff. MAC Lipsticks have a faint vanilla scent and no taste.

MAC PRO Lip Palettes are available now and are part of MAC PRO’s permanent product line. You can buy them at any MAC PRO store or online at www.maccosmetics.com. They sell for $40 and contain a total of 6g / 0.21oz of product.

Sandy B
Sandy B
Sandy B
Sandy B

Sandy B (Frost):   Sandy B is a “light shell pink” with a Frost finish… It’s a light-medium, warm toned coral-pink with a golden frost. Color payoff is nice, but the coverage is not opaque. Since it is a frost, it takes a little bit of blending to make it look completely even.

Overall Rating:   4 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  3

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Crosswires
Crosswires
Crosswires
Crosswires

Crosswires (Cremesheen):   Crosswires is a “clean pinky orange” with a Cremesheen finish… It is a bold, pinky coral with a semi-glossy finish and a creamy texture. It gives great color payoff and coverage and applies evenly.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Morange
Morange
Morange
Morange

Morange (Amplified Creme):   Morange is a “loudmouth orange” with an Amplified Creme finish. It’s a medium-dark, bold, warm orange with very, very subtle coral-ish pink undertones. It feels creamy and goes on totally opaque with fantastic color payoff.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

So Chaud
So Chaud
So Chaud
So Chaud

So Chaud (Matte):   So Chaud is an “intense reddish-orange” with a Matte finish. This lipstick is a very warm toned, true red-orange with a hint of fiery coral. Although this is a matte, is has a natural sheen that fades to a true matte as time goes by. So Chaud gives 100% opaque, even coverage with very little product and feels creamy.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Look At Her
Look At Her
Look At Her
Look At Her

Look At Her (Sheen Supreme):   Look At Her is a “metallic copper” with a Sheen Supreme finish… It is the only Sheen Supreme in these palettes. It’s a mid tone, warm, coppery tan with a golden, shimmery sheen. It only has about 70% opacity but still has good color payoff. This is typical with Sheen Supremes because they’re super creamy and moisturizing. The texture is very soft and feels nourishing on the lips… Probably because Sheen Supremes contain shea butter!

Overall Rating:   4 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  3

Color Payoff:   3

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   3

Packaging:   5

Bronze Shimmer
Bronze Shimmer
Bronze Shimmer

Bronze Shimmer (Frost):   Bronze Shimmer is a “golden bronze with shimmer” and a Frost finish. It’s a medium, warm bronze with a warm golden shimmer. It’s not completely opaque but applies evenly and has good color payoff.

Overall Rating:   3.8 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  3

Color Payoff:   3

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

 

 

 

MAC PRO Lip Palette – 6 Preferred Pinks: Photos, Swatches and Reviews

In Fall of 2012, MAC PRO released five brand new Lip Palettes containing six lipsticks each, all of which are part of the permanent line of lipsticks. In this post, I will be reviewing the 6 Preferred Pinks Palette. This palette has every shade of pink you need, from neutral to bold… It also has a variety of finishes.

6 Preferred Pinks Product

 

These palettes were certainly designed with the professional makeup artist in mind… They save space in a kit or makeup bag and are convenient to use on set. You don’t have to dig around in your lipstick bag or search through tons of lipsticks in your palette to find the color you’re looking for… Each palette is arranged by color family, so you can just grab one if you need a red lip or another for a neutral brown look. These lipsticks can be used alone or mixed on a palette to create something new and unique.

As an every day consumer, you may or may not be head over heels in love with these… It’s nice to be able to grab one little palette of lipsticks and have all your pinks or reds or oranges right in front of you. The only real inconvenience I can see is that you have to apply these with a brush, but that’s usually a better, more controllable way to apply lipstick anyway! MAC makes great lip brushes that are easy to travel with, so you can toss one into you bag along with your PRO Lip Palette… You can choose between the 316 Lip Brush with a normal, removable cap, or the 318 Retractable Lip Brush that has an open end, but retracts and expands when you push or pull on it (so you can’t lose the cap, but it stays covered in your bag).

6 Preferred Pinks Label

 

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.Lipsticks swatched on NC15 skin.
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Lipsticks swatched on NC15 skin.

MAC Lipsticks typically wear for 4-6 hours… Longer with Prep + Prime Lip and a liner of some sort. They apply smoothly and have good color payoff. MAC Lipsticks have a faint vanilla scent and no taste.

MAC PRO Lip Palettes are available now and are part of MAC PRO’s permanent product line. You can buy them at any MAC PRO store or online at www.maccosmetics.com. They sell for $40 and contain a total of 6g / 0.21oz of product.

Violetta
Violetta
Violetta
Violetta

Violetta (Amplified Creme):   Violetta is a “bright clean violet purple” with an Amplified Creme finish. This lipstick is permanent in MAC PRO’s line of lipsticks, but cannot be purchased at a normal MAC store or counter. It is a medium-dark, bright, warm type of violet purple with an intense sheen. It has amazing color payoff and coverage and applies smoothly, needing very little product or blending to look perfect!

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Creme De La Femme
Creme De La Femme
Creme De La Femme
Creme De La Femme

Creme De La Femme (Frost):   Creme De La Femme is a “pink laced with gold” and has a Frost finish. It’s a medium, warm pink with a golden frost. The color payoff is decent, but my natural lip color does show through a little. That said, my lips are really pigmented to begin with. It goes on well and has good coverage but may need some blending so the frostiness looks even.

Overall Rating:   4 / 5

Application:   3

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Lovelorn
Lovelorn
Lovelorn
Lovelorn

Lovelorn (Lustre):   Lovelorn is an “emotive blue pink” with a Lustre finish… It’s a medium, slightly cool toned pink that has a natural type of sheen. For a Lustre, the color payoff and opacity are incredible! It feels smooth when applied and looks even, whether you apply a lot or a little bit of this lipstick. I actually never had Lovelorn in my personal collection or kit before now but I think I need to get this lipstick! It’s the perfect girly pink and looks good on everyone, regardless of age or skin tone!

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Show Orchid
Show Orchid
Show Orchid
Show Orchid

Show Orchid (Amplified Creme):   Show Orchid is a “vivid hot pink” with an Amplified Creme finish. This lipstick looks a bit different in the palette than it does on my lips… I’m not sure if it’s the lipstick itself or the photo, but it seems like maybe it does run cooler toned on the lips than the actual product is. Anyway, it’s a medium-dark, super intense, cool toned fuchsia pink with an almost frosted kind of sheen. Color payoff and coverage are great! Show Orchid applies smoothly and wears really well… This is why I love Amplified Cremes!

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Please Me
Please Me
Please Me
Please Me

Please Me (Matte):   Please Me is a “muted rosy-tinted pink” with a Matte finish. It’s a slightly warm toned, medium rosy pink with a nearly 100% matte finish, having little sheen at all. It gives totally opaque coverage and good color payoff. One thing about this lipstick is that it tends to emphasize dry, chapped areas on the lips, so make sure you apply a moisturizer or primer first.

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Pretty Please
Pretty Please
Pretty Please
Pretty Please

Pretty Please (Lustre):   Pretty Please is a “pale pink pearl” with a Lustre finish. It’s a pale, warm, pearly pink with a soft golden shimmer. It’s sheer, as many Lustre lipsticks are, but has decent color payoff. If you just want a subtle , feminine wash of pink, this is a good lipstick for you.

Overall Rating:   3.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  3

Color Payoff:   3

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   3

Packaging:   5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAC PRO Lip Palette – 6 Select Plums: Photos, Swatches and Reviews

In Fall of 2012, MAC PRO released five brand new Lip Palettes containing six lipsticks each, all of which are part of the permanent line of lipsticks. In this post, I will be reviewing the 6 Select Plums Lip Palette. This palette is great for a soft, neutral lip as well as something bold and dramatic.

PRO Lip Palette - 6 Select Plums

These palettes were certainly designed with the professional makeup artist in mind… They save space in a kit or makeup bag and are convenient to use on set. You don’t have to dig around in your lipstick bag or search through tons of lipsticks in your palette to find the color you’re looking for… Each palette is arranged by color family, so you can just grab one if you need a red lip or another for a neutral brown look. These lipsticks can be used alone or mixed on a palette to create something new and unique.

As an every day consumer, you may or may not be head over heels in love with these… It’s nice to be able to grab one little palette of lipsticks and have all your pinks or reds or oranges right in front of you. The only real inconvenience I can see is that you have to apply these with a brush, but that’s usually a better, more controllable way to apply lipstick anyway! MAC makes great lip brushes that are easy to travel with, so you can toss one into you bag along with your PRO Lip Palette… You can choose between the 316 Lip Brush with a normal, removable cap, or the 318 Retractable Lip Brush that has an open end, but retracts and expands when you push or pull on it (so you can’t lose the cap, but it stays covered in your bag).

6 Select Plums - Label

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.Lipsticks swatched on NC15 skin.
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Lipsticks swatched on NC15 skin.

MAC Lipsticks typically wear for 4-6 hours… Longer with Prep + Prime Lip and a liner of some sort. They apply smoothly and have good color payoff. MAC Lipsticks have a faint vanilla scent and no taste.

MAC PRO Lip Palettes are available now and are part of MAC PRO’s permanent product line. You can buy them at any MAC PRO store or online at www.maccosmetics.com. They sell for $40 and contain a total of 6g / 0.21oz of product.

Twig
Twig
Twig
Twig

Twig (Satin):   Twig is a “soft muted brownish-plum” with a Satin finish. It’s a medium, slightly cool toned, pinky plum with a very subtle hint of brown. The satin finish gives it a soft, natural sheen without being glossy. Twig is like a “your lips but better” type of lipstick and I love it for that! It has great color payoff and coverage. You can use nearly any neutral liner with this lipstick.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Captive
Captive
Captive
Captive

Captive (Satin):   Captive is a “pinkish plum” with a Satin finish. It’s a medium-dark plum with cool pink undertones and a subtle sheen. It’s really flattering on everyone and gives you a pop of color without being too intense. Captive has a smooth texture with great color payoff and coverage.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Verve
Verve
Verve
Verve

Verve (Satin):   Verve is a “muted brown-ish plum” with a Satin finish. It’s a midtone plum with warm, brown undertones and a soft sheen. To me, this looks best on warm, medium to deep skintones. Verve has a smooth texture with good color payoff and coverage.

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Amorous
Amorous
Amorous
Amorous

Amorous (Satin):   Amorous is a “lovestruck cranberry” (huh?) with a Satin finish. It’s a medium-dark, cool toned berry-ish plum with a satiny sheen. To me, Amorous is not as shiny as some other Satins are, but it still has the same texture when applied. It has great pigmentation and gives full coverage.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Hang Up
Hang Up
Hang Up
Hang Up

Hang Up (Cremesheen):   Hang Up is a “deep berry” with a Cremesheen finish. It’s a dark, rich berry color with warm undertones and a soft, glossy sheen. The texture is incredibly smooth and feels moisturizing. The color payoff does not translate as dark as it is in the palette or tube, but it’s still nicely pigmented. Hang Up gives full coverage, but still has a somewhat sheer feel to it, if that makes any sense!

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Cyber
Cyber
Cyber
Cyber

Cyber (Satin):   Cyber is an “intense blackish-purple” with a Satin finish. It’s a deep, bold, cool toned purple that’s almost black but not quite. It has a Satin finish, but feels and looks a bit drier than some other Satin lipsticks do. The color payoff is great, but still not as dark as it looks in the palette, and while the coverage is good, it’s only 80-90% opaque. Make sure you use a primer like MAC Prep + Prime Lip underneath Cyber… This lipstick tends to be unforgiving if you have any dry or chapped spots!

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

MAC PRO Lip Palette – 6 Editorial Reds: Photos, Swatches and Reviews

In Fall of 2012, MAC PRO released five brand new Lip Palettes containing six lipsticks each, all of which are part of the permanent line of lipsticks. In this post, I will be reviewing the 6 Editorial Reds Lip Palette. This is the perfect palette for a Hollywood glam or classic pinup look… Or if you just want to get noticed!

PRO Lip Palette - 6 Editorial Reds - Product

These palettes were certainly designed with the professional makeup artist in mind… They save space in a kit or makeup bag and are convenient to use on set. You don’t have to dig around in your lipstick bag or search through tons of lipsticks in your palette to find the color you’re looking for… Each palette is arranged by color family, so you can just grab one if you need a red lip or another for a neutral brown look. These lipsticks can be used alone or mixed on a palette to create something new and unique.

As an every day consumer, you may or may not be head over heels in love with these… It’s nice to be able to grab one little palette of lipsticks and have all your pinks or reds or oranges right in front of you. The only real inconvenience I can see is that you have to apply these with a brush, but that’s usually a better, more controllable way to apply lipstick anyway! MAC makes great lip brushes that are easy to travel with, so you can toss one into you bag along with your PRO Lip Palette… You can choose between the 316 Lip Brush with a normal, removable cap, or the 318 Retractable Lip Brush that has an open end, but retracts and expands when you push or pull on it (so you can’t lose the cap, but it stays covered in your bag).

PRO Lip Palette - 6 Editorial Reds - Label

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.Lipsticks swatched on NC15 skin.
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Lipsticks swatched on NC15 skin.

MAC Lipsticks typically wear for 4-6 hours… Longer with Prep + Prime Lip and a liner of some sort. They apply smoothly and have good color payoff. MAC Lipsticks have a faint vanilla scent and no taste.

MAC PRO Lip Palettes are available now and are part of MAC PRO’s permanent product line. You can buy them at any MAC PRO store or online at www.maccosmetics.com. They sell for $40 and contain a total of 6g / 0.21oz of product.

Russian Red
Russian Red
Russian Red
Russian Red

Russian Red (Matte):   This is an “intense blueish red” with a Matte finish. It’s a bold, cool toned red with a matte finish and a satiny smooth texture. Although this is a Matte, it has a slight sheen to it for the first hour or two it’s worn. It applies easily and gives completely opaque coverage. Tip: If you want your teeth to look whiter, use a blue-based red like this lipstick! A few liners that you could use with this are Cherry Lip Pencil for a perfect match, Brick Lip Pencil if you want a little extra contrast, or Nightmoth Lip Pencil if you realy want it to look vampy!

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Lady Danger
Lady Danger
Lady Danger

Lady Danger (Matte):   Lady Danger is a “vivid bright coral-red” and a Matte finish. It’s a bright, warm, red with strong orange/coral undertones. Like Russian Red, this matte finish has a satin like sheen to it that lasts for the first hour or two that you have it on. This lipstick gives amazing color payoff and opaque coverage. The perfect Lip Pencil to use with this is Redd. You could also use What A Blast! Pro Longwear Lip Pencil if you want to play up the orange tones in Lady Danger. Kiss Me Quick is a good Pro Longwear Lip Pencil to use with this lipstick as well… It’s slightly darker though.

Overall Rating:   5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Dare You
Dare You
Dare You
Dare You

Dare You (Cremesheen):   Dare You is a “deep brown red” with a Cremesheen finish. It’s a medium-dark, warm red with wine and slightly brownish undertones. Cremesheens have a shine that lasts throughout the time the lipstick is worn, as well as a silky texture. Dare You has wonderful color payoff and 90% opaque coverage. This lipsticks looks nice with a liner like Half-Red, Brick, or Burgundy Lip Pencil.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Ruby Woo
Ruby Woo

Ruby Woo on Lips

Ruby Woo (Matte):   Ruby Woo is a “vivid blueish-red” with a Retro Matte finish. Retro Matte’s feel slightly drier than other Matte lipsticks and have a more velvety appearance and texture. I recommend a primer like MAC’s Prep + Prime Lip under this lipstick to make it look it’s best. It’s a bright, cool toned red that’s flattering on most skintones and will make your teeth look whiter. Ruby Woo is super pigmented and gives 100% opaque coverage with little product applied. Cherry Lip Pencil is a perfect match for Ruby Woo. Like Russian Red, you can also use Brick for more contrast or Nightmoth to vamp it up.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

MAC Red
MAC Red
MAC Red

MAC Red (Satin):   MAC Red is also a “vivid blueish-red”, but with a Satin Finish. It’s a bold, cool toned red with a satiny sheen that lasts the majority of the time that it’s worn. It feels and looks smooth, has great color payoff, and offers totally opaque coverage. A great Lip Pencil to use with this is Cherry Lip Pencil. You can also use Brick, Burgundy, Currant, or Nightmoth Lip Pencils.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

On Hold
On Hold
On Hold
On Hold

On Hold (Cremesheen):   On Hold is a “mid-tone yellow raspberry” with a Cremesheen finish. It’s medium, warm, yellow toned berry red with a warm shine to it. It feels smooth and glides on easily, giving nearly opaque coverage and decent color payoff. On Hold looks great when worn with a Lip Pencils like Beet (to play up the pinkish-red tones), or Half-Red (for a close match).

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5