Jun 042014

MAC Pedro Lourenco1MAC has another designer-inspired collaboration, and I just cannot seem to resist taking a look at these. This time features Brazilian designer Pedro Lourenco, who has created a nude, metallic and red collection that has a few times that are worth your time. PedroLaurenco_001_1366.320x480This collection has specialized packaging, which mirrors the minimalist style of the designer.

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The one item that really stands out in my mind is the MAC Pedro Lourenco Nude Quad ($44). I occasionally get reader questions looking for a lovely textured, neutral eyeshadow palette. Readers, take note of this one. MAC Pedro Lourenco4 Although it’s entirely plausible that many have similar shades, this is the one that I’ll be packing for a two-week seminar that I’ll be attending later this month. The textures are excellent, the quad (which contains two shimmers and two mattes) is going to give me all of the looks that I’ll need for this work-friendly venue. MAC Pedro Lourenco6Two shades are MAC permanent (the top right All that Glitters, and the bottom right Sable), and the two mattes are limited edition (the top left Pink Sands, and the bottom left Rose Cloud).  All four of these shades are winners, and they all coordinate beautifully together. If you need a good, sturdy, modern quad that allows you to make a look with a single piece MAC’s Pedro Lourenco Nude is worth picking up. MAC Pedro Lourenco7 The other item that I got was the MAC Pedro Lourenco Corol Powder Blush ($26). This is an unusual blush duo, with a soft, matte light pink-coral shade, and a pigmented pink-plum. I really owe my love for this combination to a few people on Specktra.net (shout out to Liba and Mac-Guy), who posted helpful impressions of this product. MAC Pedro Lourenco3 The Pedro Lourenco Corol blush is a love-hate product depending on your skin tone, and for my skin tone (MAC NC15-Chanel Ivoire), it’s love. The light matte shade shows up as a light pink blush when I use a stiff blush brush. Here’s the secret-after I apply this as a blush, I can use the lighter shade as an all-over matte beauty powder/complexion brightener with a softer brush (gorgeous! and really cool looking in the summer heat). The deep pink-plum shade is a beautiful blush/contour. Really, the combination is very pretty. MAC Pedro Lourenco5 These are both “blink and you’ll miss them” micro-release products. The quad is currently online at Nordstrom, MAC and Macy’s. Miraculously, Macy’s still has the Corol blush.

It’s uncertain whether these will be in all stores that carry MAC in store. I called several department and MAC stores on the West Coast yesterday, and got very inconsistent responses. If you’d like to find these on counter, I strongly suggest that you call ahead and check.

I hope that you enjoyed this quick look at this micro-release. I always hesitate before doing these posts, because I know that stock may go out very fast. However, since I had a moment and these showed up on my doorstep, I thought these were worth sharing.

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  7 Responses to “Blink and You’ll Miss Them: MAC Pedro Lourenco Nude Quad and Corol Blush”

  1. I would like you to know that you made me order these! lol I was able to order them online at Bloomingdales, let’s see if the order goes through. This is probably the first MAC release I’ve seen in a long time that really caught my attention and I have neither of the permanent shades.

    • I really can’t help looking at the MAC designer collections-I’m glad that you found this useful!

  2. Thanks for your review. I’m also an NC15 and the palette looks wonderful!

  3. I love both of these two, especially combined with the amplified lipstick from the collection, Roxo. I had some hard time with the brush (hard meant literally) butt today I applied these for a business occasion, and they are breathtaking. I just wished the texture of the blush would be a little softer but maybe that is just me, eye shadow quad has the potential to become all time fav nude 🙂

  4. From the palette photos my first thought was yay! for a truly neutral under-toned, neutral palette – excellent for travel. When I scrolled down to the swatch photos, I was disappointed to see that they swatch quite warm. Same with the blush. Sigh. My wallet is happy though 😉

  5. they look amazing I hope they re available in London x!

  6. Hi Amy,

    What a gorgeous palette! The warm pinks / neutrals look beautiful against your skin tone!

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