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MAC Cinematic Collection: Reel Drama (Mini Haul)

The MAC Cine-Matics Collection recently launched here featuring their lip, eye and brush sets.  I wasn't planning on getting anything but I did end up buying a set which I'm sharing with you here.

The Reel Drama Lip Bag set (RM165, available at all MAC counters in Malaysia) includes a zippered make up bag, a lipstick, a lip liner pencil and a gloss.  There were 4 sets to choose from and product photos and swatches of the those as well as the other items in the collection are available at KarlaSugar.net.

I believe in the US these are part of the Nordstrom 15th Anniversary celebration and is not available for purchase on the MAC website.  Anyways, the one set that I was attracted to was Reel Drama.  I felt Pillowtalk (lipstick) from the Overnight set was a bit too dark and brown for me and it's not the kind of lip colors that I go for.  The other two sets had lighter (paler) shades of pink and beige that normally just doesn't work too well on me.  Plus, I already have the Innocence Beware lipstick in the It's A Girl set from the Venomous Villain collection promo.


Cremesheen Lipstick in Reel Drama

Cremestick Liner in Softwood 

Dazzleglass Creme in Scenestealer

Dazzleglass brush tip applicator

Dazzleglass color close up


(L-R) Reel Drama (Lipstick), Softwood (Liner), Scenestealer (Gloss)
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For the Reel Drama lip bag set, you get:
  • Cremesheen Lipstick in Reel Drama - a mauve-rose color with a creme finish
  • Cremestick Liner in Softwood - a deep wine color
  • Dazzleglass in Scenestealer - a peach-coral gloss with light pink and silver glitter
  • Diagonal-zip kuboid bag/pouch

I've always loved MAC's cremesheen lipstick formula and this color is a nice addition to my lipstick collection.  I didn't realize it but I don't own any mauve lipsticks.  The closest shade that I have to it is NYX Round Lipstick in Thalia which is more mauve (and more opaque might I add).  It reminded me of MAC's Fanfare but Fanfare is definitely a lot more pink.

Seeing Softwood swatched, I wasn't expecting it to be as deep a color as it turned out on my lips.  I will definitely be pairing it with a lighter lipstick (perhaps one that is too pale for me?) or gloss to balance it out.

As for Scenestealer, I like the color but I'm not much of a fan of glittery glosses.  However, that aside I think the texture is nice and slightly tacky.  I didn't like the brush applicator which looked a bit messed up (my theory is it's caused by the twisting motions when you open and close the cap) and would have preferred a regular doe foot or sponge applicator instead.  The glitter particles were not gritty so that was a good thing but when I removed it, I had some sparkle residue on my lips and all around.

In order of application:
Softwood (Liner), Reel Drama (Lipstick), Scenestealer (Gloss)
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Reel Drama (lipstick)
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I love the lipstick on it's own as the color is lighter and top it off with a complementing gloss.  Putting on all the lip products in the set all together for me is a bit too dark for my liking.  I might try the lip liner with the gloss though.


The set offers at least RM50 of savings plus it comes with a free bag.  Personally though, I think if you like the color combo and the product finishes, it's worth a buy.  It's not what I would classify as a must buy.

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