MAC X Padma Lakshmi Collection Review and Swatches

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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This Post Has 50 Comments

  1. Beky

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

  2. Alice Spake

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

  3. Victoria

    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

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

  4. Sarah

    such a beautiful collection x

  5. Gemma

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

    1. admin

      They are stunning Siobhan!

  6. Erin

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

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  7. Adrienne

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

  8. Maisie

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

    1. admin

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

    1. admin

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

    1. admin

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

  9. Caitylis

    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

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

  10. Alice Fairweather

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

    1. admin

      It is a pleasure Alice, they are stunning!

  11. Rosie

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

    1. admin

      Thanks Rosie. Yip it is such a stunning collection!

  12. Simone Cameron

    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

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

    1. admin

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

  13. Lady Writes

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

    1. admin

      They are Chloe, I am really loving this collection!

    1. admin

      It is such a pretty shade!

  14. Sophia

    Such a stunning collection! Beautiful swatches 🙂

    1. admin

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

    1. admin

      It is so pretty Heather!

  15. Emma

    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

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

  16. Kelly-Anne

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

    1. admin

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

  17. Sal UmmBaby

    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

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

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