I was out today at Isetan in Lot 10 when I remembered that the MAC Dress Camp collection had launched. My main intention was to check out the Dress Camp face palette.
The face palette comes with a blush (Dress Camp Pink) and 3 eyeshadows and a brush in a palette that looks pretty much like what you see in the picture. As I expected, it looks quite tacky in terms of packaging. But how does the product measure?
Dress Camp Pink blush is very bright in the pan. I swiped it to test and it went on very pigmented. You would be advised to use a light hand with this one. The pink is a warmed pink which I was quite surprised as I thought it looked cool. I think it would look nice on, with a light hand.
The 3 eyeshadows, Sunny Girl, Trend and Golden Girl are surprisingly sheer. Sunny girl showed up sheer gold on my arm whilst I couldn’t get Trend to show up at all! I kept rubbing away at the tester but nope. Nothing. Golden Girl was also a sheer deeper gold. Definitely nothing as pigmented as what you see in the picture. So, all in all, I’d say that you are getting a pretty wearable palette although it looks garish.
The Dress Camp lipstick (Too Fab) is a bright fuschia. I found it too bright to be worn together with the face palette. However, the sales assistant assured me that it was nicely toned down with the use of the lipglasses She-Gold (gold with glitter) and Fashion (bright pink).
As I don’t use MAC cosmetics at all anymore, I have nothing to compare the textures or finish with. The blush would be lovely if sold separately. As a palette, its too bright for those with light skintone (but the eyeshadows would work well) and it would be nice on those with darker skintone (but the eyeshadows will fail miserably) so its just too complicated for me to get my head around!
I however, had a very pleasant browsing experience at the MAC Counter in Lot 10 (located in Isetan). I was attended to by Baby (a guy) and he was friendly and helpful. Through him too, I found out that Heatherette (MAC’s upcoming collection) is due in Malaysia at the end of April or early May 2008 and Baby assures me that that eyeshadow palette is worth waiting for, so look out for that one!