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MAC Pedro Lourenco swatches and review
I hate to do this to you, guys. I really do. Because by showing you the MAC Pedro Lourenco collection (Lourenço to properly get that cedilla in there) I know I’m going to create some serious pangs of longing. And of course, most of it is gone online already, as is the case with most of the truly special launches. Sigh…
But I always believe that where there is a will, there’s a way. Call your local MAC, Macy’s, and the like, and hunt down the pieces that speak loudest to you. (And would you be a dear and grab me the eye quad while you’re at it? ‘Cause I’m DYING for it!)
So, who is this Pedro Lourenço, you may be thinking? And why is he worthy of one of the prettiest MAC launches in years? Well, he’s one of the biggest fashion designers in Brazil and at 19, he’s also one of the youngest. He’s also part of the country’s reigning fashion first family; his mom and dad are Gloria Coelho and Reinaldo Lourenço.
The launch is filled with gorgeous shimmering neutrals, paired with four smack-you-upside-the-head bold shades thrown in for maximum impact and stunning outcomes. Let’s look, shall we?
As for packaging, it’s understated and elegant; rubberized matte black with soft gold accents (even on the boxes.) It’s no Alluring Aquatic, but it’s very pretty.
I’m probably one of the few bloggers who didn’t have issues with my Corol Blush Duo sample. If you look around, most people called it stiff and hard to work with. One blogger I saw even smashed up the entire compact in order to use it because she found it so difficult to use. Well, I’m happy to report that my sample is lovely; a silky finish with nice color payoff. Sorry my fellow lovelies got stiffed (literally!)
The larger part of the duo is a soft and light pink-tinged coral with a matte finish. The smaller shade is a medium plummy pink with a satin finish.
Hush Cream Colour Base is EVERYTHING. I’m in love with it. It’s a peachy champagne highlighter that’s beautiful anywhere; cheeks, eyes and even lips. You can use it under foundation for a luminous base, or over your skin products for more of an obvious sheen.
I’ve used this every day since it’s arrival, no joke. The good news for you? It’s part of the MAC’s permanent collection! Get it HERE.
Here comes the impact with the Pedro Lourenco lipsticks…
Shown above are Ruby and Roxo (left to right) two gorgeous variations of red that pair beautifully with the neutral eye and cheek shades in the launch. Ruby is a bright cherry blue-red. Roxo is a deep berry red. Both have an amplified finish, as do all fours shades in the launch.
Mirror lipglass had me wishing it was an eye shadow. It has a neutral silver, almost taupe-like base that is packed with silver, gold and multi-colored shimmer. It’s a mesmerizing color that shines like a diamond, but sadly a bit too cool for me personally. Oh, how I would rock this as a shadow though!
Flaming Rose is a great blue-based red; bright and pure with a nice consistency and good coverage. It’s one of the few items actually still available at the MAC website. But it’s also part of the permanent collection, so if you can stand not getting the LE packaging you’d save $1.50! Get it HERE.
we heartsters – what looks like it’s worth the hunt in the Pedro Lourenco launch?
Pink Sands – light fleshy peach (matte)
Al That Glitters – frosted champagne with gold pearl (veluxe pearl)
Sable – cool bronze (frost)
Rosé Cloud – soft golden beige (matte)
$44 US/$52.50 CDN
Peach Beige – light pinky nude (amplified)
Ruby – mid-tone blue red (amplified)
Roxo – deep red (amplified)
True Red – vivid bright coral red (amplified)
$17.50 US/$21.00 CDN
Gold Mirror – neutral gold
Mirror – neutral silver
$16.50 US/$20 CDN
Cream Colour Base
Hush soft peach with icy shimmer (frost)
$22 US/$26.50 CDN
Powder Blush (duo)
Corol – light coral pink/mid-tone neutral plum
$26 US/$30 CDN
Skin – light peach beige (cream)
Flaming Rose – true red (cream)
$17.50 US/$21 CDN
Stef is many things. Amongst them: co-editor of we heart this, photographer, condiment connoisseur, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie.
skin tone: NC 25/30
skin type: oily with a fear of rosacea
favorite beauty product: high end skincare and lip products