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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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