MAC X Padma Lakshmi Collection Review and Swatches

Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018

As you may know by now, I love it when MAC launches their new Limited Edition Collections and I literally stalk the website until it goes live. I especially love when those collaborations are with strong and inspiring individuals and represent a diverse group of people. So, when I heard about the latest one, I could not wait to get my hands on it. Here are my thoughts on the MAC X Padma Lakshmi Collection, a perfect collection that suits all skin tones, but looks especially stunning on darker ones.

From the stunning gold packaging of the Blush Duo’s, to names like Mittai Pink, this collection is everything I expected it to be, and more!

MAC X Padma Lakshmi Collection Review and Swatches

This is quite a big collection, with 17 products, and something for everyone, whether you are a lip, eye, cheek or tools girl. Seeing as this is an Online Exclusive, I did a bit of research and then settled on three products. My weakness is cheek products, so I obviously picked up the two duos, and the lipsticks looked gorgeous, so I got myself one of those too.

MAC X Padma Lakshmi Collection Review and Swatches

Swatches from Top-Bottom:

MAC Padma Lakshmi Powder Blush Duo in Moon & Shine (top+bottom)- I would have described this more as a highlight/contour duo, as opposed to a blush duo. It has a perfectly matte cool toned bronzer, and a gorgeous almost metallic champagne gold highlighter. Both apply and blend well, and have a gorgeous buttery soft texture.

MAC Padma Lakshmi Powder Blush Duo in Melon Pink (top+bottom+blended)- I love using this duo swirled together. Both shades have a slight golden shimmer, but don’t emphasise my skin’s texture. The top shade is a medium coral, and the bottom is a shimmery peachy pink. Both shades are buttery soft, and only need a gentle sweep of a brush to pick up the product.

MAC Padma Lakshmi Lipstick in Nude Fudge- A warm medium-nude shade with a matte finish that leans toward a dark terracotta. It is really pigmented, non-drying and long lasting, and fully opaque in one swipe!

MAC X Padma Lakshmi Collection Review and Swatches

I absolutely adore this collection!

I love the packaging, the product range, and how diverse the shades are. I also love that the price is not obscene when compared to the international prices. You can check out this range here.


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50 thoughts on “MAC X Padma Lakshmi Collection Review and Swatches

  1. Beky says:

    I love the two pigment products! And that packaging is gorgeous!

  2. shelley says:

    I love the packaging too

  3. You got to love MAC packaging! The collection looks really nice 😌

  4. Alice Spake says:

    Oh wow! What a beautiful collection, I haven’t found a collection I’ve loved for some time but this is gorgeous xx

  5. Victoria says:

    I was just talking to my mum about needing to check out MAC for their new collections. It’s my best friend’s birthday soon and she’s obsessed with their stuff (with good reason!). I think I might have just found the answer to my prayers. Hopefully!

    xo, Victoria

    1. admin says:

      I love their Limited Editions, its always something interesting, and the packaging is amazing!

  6. Sarah says:

    such a beautiful collection x

  7. Gemma says:

    I can’t stop staring at those swatches, the shades are absolutely gorgeous! x

  8. MAC always release the most gorgeous collections. This range is another wonderful one!

    Beauty & The Blouse |

  9. I love the look of both the Blush Duos!!!! Absolutely gorgeous!

    1. admin says:

      They are stunning Siobhan!

  10. Erin says:

    I’m such a sucker for a MAC collection, so so bad. I want it. I want it bad.

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    1. admin says:

      DO IT DO IT DO IT!!!!!

  11. Adrienne says:

    I’m so out of the MAC loop but this is one stunning collection!

  12. Maisie says:

    I LOve love love the packaging too! Will deffo keep my eye out for this!

    1. admin says:

      It is so stunning, let me know if you try it!

  13. This is such a stunning collection, I might have to treat myself to some of the items!

    Danielle xx

    1. admin says:

      It is stunning Danielle, it is definitely worth checking out!

  14. Freja says:

    The melon blush is so pretty and perfect for spring and summer. The packaging is just stunning!

    xx Freja

    1. admin says:

      It is such a stunning blush! I love the packaging too

  15. Caitylis says:

    You’re photos in this post are absolutely beautiful! Each post I read your photos are getting better and better I’m so jealous! Have you ever written a post about how you do them?!
    Much love, Caitylis x x

    1. admin says:

      Ah thanks so much Caitylis! Nope, I haven’t, but I do get that request often so perhaps I should.

  16. Thanks for showing us swatches! I can really see the shades well on here x

    1. admin says:

      It is a pleasure Alice, they are stunning!

  17. Oh this looks like such a beautiful collection!

    1. admin says:

      It is stunning Terri!

  18. Candice says:

    Oh wowza the packaging is so luxurious!

    Candice |

  19. Rosie says:

    This collection is so stunning. I love how pigmented they are and your swatches are beautiful!

    1. admin says:

      Thanks Rosie. Yip it is such a stunning collection!

  20. I’ve been living under a rock, because I didn’t even realise this was available in SA yet. Stunning!

    Side note: Are we not getting the Patrick Starr collection? I so wanted the powder 🙁

    1. admin says:

      Hehe, yip it is available already online, not sure about in store. Nope, we aren’t, I also wanted the powder! Bleh

  21. Stunning collection so beautiful

    1. admin says:

      It is, isn’t it! And I am so happy with the packaging!

  22. Lady Writes says:

    I love the swatches, they look so pretty for the summer x

    1. admin says:

      They are Chloe, I am really loving this collection!

  23. Beautylymin says:

    Gorgeous products – the Melon blush has particularly caught my eye! xx


    1. admin says:

      It is such a pretty shade!

  24. Sophia says:

    Such a stunning collection! Beautiful swatches 🙂

    1. admin says:

      Thanks Sophia! Yip, I really love the packaging and the shades!

    1. admin says:

      It is so pretty Heather!

  25. Emma says:

    They look so nice! I think it’s great that brands cater for different skin tones – not everybody is the same, and this collection is stunning! The pigment on those swatches is so nice! x

    1. admin says:

      Me too Emma! I am so happy with this collection!

  26. Kelly-Anne says:

    Wow that collection is just so pretty. I want to try this. Such pretty packaging

    1. admin says:

      It is so pretty! And I love that the shades themselves are wearable!

  27. Sal UmmBaby says:

    I don’t personally buy limited edition collab collection pieces but I sure can appreciate how beautiful they are. I love this Gold packaging and that lipstick shade is stunning xxx

    1. admin says:

      It is gorgeous isn’t it! Yip I am really loving the lipstick shade!

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