Mac Nicopanda Collection review

 
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They’re here! The MAC Nicopanda collab. And what’s more exciting? We got it before other countries! It’s so weird that we got these faster than other places, this never happens! We always had to wait months, before we get anything. Can’t believe we got something fast for a change. OK enough of my rant, let’s get on with the review.

 Mac Cinopanda Collection

Mac Cinopanda Collection

I was able to test these at the counter, and also bought a couple, so I can also review on the weartime. This collection included 3 Full Face kits, a blush, 5 lipsticks, 4 lipglasses, a cushion compact, an eyelash set, body stickers, and 1 brush kit.

 Mac Prima Panda Fell Face Kit

Mac Prima Panda Fell Face Kit

First, the Full Face Kits. I picked up the one called Primapanda, which looked most suitable for day to day wear. Ok this might be stupid, but I need to complain about how the shades are kinda hard to wear on an office day. I love the packaging and all, but I prolyl won’t reach for these that often. But that’s not the point of this collection is it? It’s supposed to be fun and experimental! It’s definitely achieved that goal.

Below are the swatches.

Preppy Panda – The pale pink blush is nice, but the matte shadows failed to show up.

 Mac preppy Panda Full Face Kit 

Mac preppy Panda Full Face Kit 

 Mac Preppy Panda Fell Face Kit

Mac Preppy Panda Fell Face Kit

PrimaPanda – I think the blush is quite unique. The shadows you can find elsewhere.

 Mac Prima Panda Full Face Kit

Mac Prima Panda Full Face Kit

 Mac Prima Panda Fell Face Kit

Mac Prima Panda Fell Face Kit

Stay Cute – Blush is nice but you can find that elsewhere too. Shadows as well.

 Mac Stay Cute Full Face Kit 

Mac Stay Cute Full Face Kit 

 Mac Stay Cutea Fell Face Kit

Mac Stay Cutea Fell Face Kit

I think the shadow combinations are quite weird. They don’t seem to go together at all. You will prolyl need to alternate these with other palette. On the quality, I don’t think these are the best. I have tried much better shadows from MAC, let alone from other brands. I was pretty disappointed with the shadows to be honest.

The blushes are OK. Cute and fun colors! But I’d rather just buy the blush without the shadows.

 Mac Cinopanda Collection

Mac Cinopanda Collection

 Mac Nicopanda Gleamer Face Powder

Mac Nicopanda Gleamer Face Powder

Next, the Gleamer Face Powder. Now this one is worth getting. It’s like a brightening powder/blush similar to the MAC beauty powder. OK the price is much higher than your typical Beauty powder, but I think the packaging saves everything lol.

 Mac Nicopanda Gleamer Face Powder

Mac Nicopanda Gleamer Face Powder

Next, the Lipsticks. Such fun shades! The matte formula is good. I picked up Pink-Off, which seems most wearable for me. Wish I can rock that Mint lipstick though!

 Mac Nicopanda Lipstick Pink Off

Mac Nicopanda Lipstick Pink Off

 Mac Nicopanda Lipstick Pink Off

Mac Nicopanda Lipstick Pink Off

 Mac Nicopanda Tough Babe

Mac Nicopanda Tough Babe

Swatches: Galactic Mint, Kawaii Party, Pink Off, Pop Babe, Tough N Chic

I’m missing Nico Kiss, which is a matte black.

 Mac Nico Panda Lipstick Swatches: Galactic Mint, Kawaii Party, Pink Off, Pop Babe, Tough N Chic

Mac Nico Panda Lipstick Swatches: Galactic Mint, Kawaii Party, Pink Off, Pop Babe, Tough N Chic

 Mac Nicopanda Lipglass Glitter Parade

Mac Nicopanda Lipglass Glitter Parade

Another highlight of the collection in my opinion, the Panda lipglass! I picked up Glitter Parade, which caught my eye right away when I  saw promo photos. It’s essentially a normal Mac Lipglass in cute packaging. Not a revolutionary formula, but the packaging kills!

 Mac Nicopanda Lipglass Glitter Parade

Mac Nicopanda Lipglass Glitter Parade

 Mac Nicopanda Lipglass Glitter Parade

Mac Nicopanda Lipglass Glitter Parade

 Mac Nicopanda Sugar Coat

Mac Nicopanda Sugar Coat

 Mac Nicopanda Panda KISS 

Mac Nicopanda Panda KISS 

 Mac Nicopanda Dreamz  

Mac Nicopanda Dreamz  

Swatches: Sugar Coat, Glitter Parade, Panda Kiss. I’m missing Dreamz, which is a dark blue. It didn’t look nice at all though.

 Mac Nicopanda lipglass Swatches: Sugar Coat, Glitter Parade, Panda Kiss

Mac Nicopanda lipglass Swatches: Sugar Coat, Glitter Parade, Panda Kiss

 Mac Nicopanda Brush bag

Mac Nicopanda Brush bag

Next, I picked up the Nicopanda Brush bag which includes 3 brushes: 461 SES for highlighting, 536SES Large Rounded Eyeshadow brush, and 531SES Wide Smudging Brush. These are the same quality as Mac’s other limited edition brushes. Nothing Wowing, but again, this is such a collector’s item! The whole panda theme is just super cute. Also the pouch is so cool and chic! Out of the whole collection, I think this one is best hahaha, just because I think the other products’ qualities just aren’t so good.

 Mac Nicopanda brushes

Mac Nicopanda brushes

 Mac Nicopanda brushes

Mac Nicopanda brushes

Lastly  is the cushion compact. 

 Mac Nicopanda cushion compact

Mac Nicopanda cushion compact

Overall, this is a collector’s collection. Those of us who are makeup junkies and also for MAC fans out there. For normal users, this collection is a pass. Not easy to use everyday, and quite pricey.

Did anyone pick these up? Thoughts?

 Mac Cinopanda Collection

Mac Cinopanda Collection