Bad Lieutenant, Carbon
Top: Sheered-out Cremeblend Blush in Bootcamp Bronze
Bottom: Heavy swatch of Cremeblend Blush in Bootcamp Bronze
Carine Roitfeld's signature look is the heavily smoked eye, so MAC paid homage to the smoky eye using two Full Face Kits from the Carine Roitfeld collection. The kits all have those neutral lid colors, and deep, matte crease colors to smokify the eye look and to rim the eyes for the desired gradient smokey look.
First of all, I love the matte casing of the Full Face Kit. It looks like those holiday face kits but in a matte black casing, with Carine Roitfeld's handwritten initials in front along with the MAC logo. It has two compartments- the main one that contains the shadows, which then slides to reveal the bottom part.
The Full Face Kits also contain a Cremeblend Blush each at the bottom compartment of the compact. However, the Cremeblend Blush is more of a creme bronzer because of the shades which are mostly chestnut or caramel in color. That actually made me glad because the only bronzer from MAC that I actually used up is a creme bronzer, and I really love how the creme version gives a very subtle sunkissed look and natural contour.
I was able to try the MAC Jungle Camouflage Full Face Kit. It contains Dew, a soft creamy beige in the veluxe pearl formula, "Camo", a muted grey taupe in the satin formula, Bad Lieutenant, a blackened deep brown matte, and Carbon, MAC's signature matte black.
Dew is a nice highlight, but Camo is a bit darker on the lid than I would have liked it to be. I like Bad Lieutenant, a blackened brown matte that is a nice crease and liner color. Carbon is obviously a permanent color, so if you already have this shade, I think it's not particularly worth it to get the kit, unless you are really loving the other shadows and the Cremeblend blush. The mattes are a little dry, like typical MAC mattes, so it's important that you have your blender brush ready to carefully blend the harsh edges.
I am liking the Cremeblend Blush that I use as a cream bronzer called Bootcamp Bronze. It's described as a sheer chestnut and it really is subtle but naturally contours the cheeks.
All in all, I like the colors of this particular kit - very neutral and wearable. The shades are also buildable as you can create the softest, most neutral looks to the most dramatic smoky eyes. I kinda wished MAC included a new, softer shade of black in the kit other than Carbon, so that people who already own the color won't feel that they're not getting their money's worth.
The Shades Of U Rating: 4.0 out of 5
Note: Media sample was provided by a representative of the brand for consideration. All opinions are completely mine.