REVIEW: MAC x Julia Petit Lipsticks – Açai, Boca & Petite Red + GIVEAWAY


Hello ladies!

Spring has just begun (according to the astronomical definition because well, there’s no spring at where I live) and already MAC has launched quite a number of new collections together with a few beauty visionaries that have proven to be huge crowd favourites!

Just last Thursday, there was another launch and this time it was a collaboration with Brazilian beauty blogger Julia Petit whose name sounds pretty French to me. Once again I must had been living under a rock to not know who she was but thanks to MAC, I now have another blog to stalk, though it’s entirely in Portuguese. I shall just immerse myself in pretty pictures.

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MAC x Julia Petit. Anyone else eyeing on that see-through dress? HEHE sexaye.

And did you know that Julia Petit is 42 years old?

I bet you didn’t. What kinda sorcery is this, right??

Never mind. Did I mention how long it took for Açai and Boca lipsticks to sell out on site? No? Okay, less than 5 minutes (because the last time I checked was about 5 minutes earlier when I was having my dinner). And I was only notified about the launch via email more than an hour later (as usual). I was absolutely stupefied to see only 1 lipstick shade left in the inventory when I got on (which was subsequently snapped up in less than an hour’s time). Hold on, can somebody explain to me why this collection seemed to be more popular than Cinderella and Bao Bao Wan? I couldn’t believe my eyes. I was actually beaten to buying the popular shades by hundreds (or even thousands) of MAC fanatics?

WHAT?!

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MAC x Julia Petit 2015, featuring about a third of the total collection. The full list includes Eye Shadow Duo (Morganite, Sagu & Moving Sand), Liquidlast Liner, Tinted Lipglass, Lustre Drops, Prep+Prime Transparent Pressed Finishing Powder and a Powder Blush.

I probably have the answer to my own question. With the most products in a single collection for Spring, Julia Petit’s own MAC beauty line seemed to be the most promising among the three releases thus far. It also made me very excited because the lip colours look like they were going to be used to death by me.

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(Finally figured out how to adjust my camera settings. I’m sucha tech noob)

Finally, a nude shade that’s more opaque and would show up on my lips. I had enough of pretentious pinky-beige shades that would barely make any difference to my natural lip colour. The other two shades look very wearable too, especially that gorgeous shade of plum ❗

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Petite Red, Boca and Acai in glossy tubes and boxes!

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Packaging

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Official swatch

 

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An overview! 🙂

I bought the lipsticks from a local MAC store (Sephora ION outlet, to be exact) on the date of release since I wasn’t swift enough online. There was no launch event so this collection was set to release when doors open at 10am. I was in a complete state of panic (woes of a makeupholic) as I could only be there during lunch hour at noon. But THANK GOD, there were still plenty of lipsticks left when I arrived. The only thing that sold out was the Lustre Drops which I heard had only two in quantity for sale at each MAC outlet.

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Açai is a vivid deep violet with Matte finish (US$17.50/S$32)

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Açai is the only Matte lipstick in this collection and omagad, isn’t this colour STUNNING? Even though it’s Matte, it certainly felt more like Lustre. It’s not very drying and I’m very pleased with the opacity.

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Rebel is the closest dupe. Fashion Revival makes a great alternative too (that is, if you have this Limited Edition shade from The Matte Lip) if you prefer something darker and redder.

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Petite Red is a strawberry cream with Satin finish (US$17.50/S$32)

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Was having a bad hair day as you can see..

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Doesn’t this shade make you want to lick your lips because it looks like you just smeared strawberry jam all over your mouth? I was secretly hoping for this shade to be flavoured too . ^^” Jokes aside, I don’t think you would ever go wrong with this sweet shade of pink with blue undertone. It’s the kind of colour that would complement almost every type of skin tone 🙂 Plus, the added sheen gives your lips a plump effect that would look perfect for any events.  😉

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All Fired Up seems close, but more matte.

Lastly, we have Boca, another popular nude shade that would bring you a step closer to achieving lips like Kylie Jenner! Whoop.

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Boca is a soft pink nude with Satin finish (US$17.50/S$32)

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Direct sunlight

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True to this colour

Unlike most nude shades I own which are usually too light that it washes me out, this one has a muted pink hue with a creamy finish. It is slightly more opaque than Açai, has less sheen as compared to Petite Red and definitely appears to fill my lips more evenly as well. However it started drying out my lips after an hour in my stuffy room.

(Psst, if you’re not getting the pout you desire, try lining your lips!)

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Swatch comparisons with other nude MAC shades. Cosmo looks like a darker alternative while Marque is the lighter and glossier version of Boca.

That’s all for my review! Let’s do a quick poll:

MAC x Julia Petit is now available on MACCosmetics.com as well as in Singapore MAC Outlets (Tangs, Sephora Ion, Sephora Ngee Ann City).

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In case you missed the last bit of the title, I’m holding my first giveaway in conjunction with the launch of my newly-created social media accounts. Some of you might have already noticed the Twitter and Facebook widgets on the sidebar that link to my respective “fan” pages (okay I don’t like that word but I can’t think of any substitute for that right now). These are alternative channels that you can subscribe to to receive updates from me 🙂 On top of that, I would occasionally post beauty and lifestyle-related offers – something which I rarely do on my blog because I don’t fancy short random posts 😛

And most importantly, this is also a way for me to express my appreciation and gratitude for all your support 🙂

For my first giveaway, I’m gifting one lucky reader a brand new MAC x Julia Petit Lipstick in Petite Red (as reviewed above) which I ordered from MACCosmetics.com. This giveaway is open internationally. In other words, everyone, regardless of where you are, is eligible to join! The product will be shipped to the winner’s address 🙂

All you have to do is to “Like” my Facebook page for a chance to win, or follow my Twitter/Instagram account (on top of the Facebook page) to earn an additional chance. For example,

Facebook “Like” = 1 chance
Facebook “Like” + Twitter follow = 2 chances
Facebook “Like” + Instagram follow = 2 chances
Facebook “Like” + Instagram + Twitter follows = 3 chances

Existing followers are eligible to join as well 🙂

Once you’ve done any of the above, comment with your name and e-mail address on this entry. I will use a randomizer to pick a winner. Contest ends 31 March and I will reveal the winner by 3 April 🙂 Good luck! GIVEAWAY CLOSED

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25 thoughts on “REVIEW: MAC x Julia Petit Lipsticks – Açai, Boca & Petite Red + GIVEAWAY

  1. Wow such beautiful shades!
    Liked you on Facebook: Carol Spigner
    Followed you on Twitter: MissPiggySpiggy
    Followed you on Instagram: MissPiggySpiggy

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  2. Hi Fiona,
    I am a new fan 🙂 I found your blog yesterday while looking for Mac reviews. Julia petit collection is just amazing but I didn’t get to buy anything because it went sold out immediately on the Italian site. So bad 😦 Thank you for the chance you are giving to your followers, winning acai would be just great.
    My mail is dottdora@gmail.com, I follow you on the blog and on FB (name: Sara Swiffer).
    And now I’ll go on reading and enjoying your swatches 🙂
    Bye

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  3. Hy! The collection is really wonderful and your review is great, but…

    “I now have another blog to stalk, though it’s entirely in Spanish”

    In Brazil we speak PORTUGUESE!! Tks!

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