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MAC Look in a Box: Girl Next Door

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MAC Look in a Box: Girl Next DoorAlthough you will be unlikely to find this and the other Look in a Box sets at airport stores as they are mostly sold out, as these seem to be available on MAC’s websites in the US and the UK I decided pictures and swatches may yet be helpful to someone.

Today’s set is MAC Look in a Box: Girl Next Door. Like A Very Stylish Girl, It comes with two eyeshadows (the incredibly popular Smoke & Shadows and Grand Entrance, first seen in the Starflash collection), a Cremesheen Glass (Deelight), a tube of Zoom Lash mascara (Zoomblack) and an Iridescent Pressed Powder in Belightful. It originally retailed in UK duty-free for £25.75, cheaper than the other two sets and amazing value.

The curious thing is that even those the eyeshadows in this set were originally available in the starflash formula, the ones in the box are described as frost shades. It doesn’t seem to affect their performance, though – like the original starflash colours, these swatched beautifully.

Click on the pictures for larger versions. I didn’t swatch the mascara as it’s part of MAC’s permanent range. From left to right, the swatches are for Grand Entrance, Smoke & Diamonds, Belightful and Deelight.

MAC Look in a Box: Girl Next Door   MAC Look in a Box: Girl Next Door

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August 29th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

MAC Packed to Go collection – Look in a Box sets

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As it has been doing every year for a while now, MAC Cosmetics has announced the details of this year’s duty-free collection. The MAC Packed to Go collection will be launched in two phases, wtih the first comprising three Look in a Box sets and five product trios (lipsticks, mascaras, etc). Today’s post will focus on the Look in a Box kits, which this year are particularly exciting for me as they bring back some of my favourite Starflash eyeshadows.

MAC Look in a Box - Girl Next DoorThe first set, Girl Next Door (pictured above), is ideal for natural looks and comes with the following products:

Eye Shadow: Grand Entrance – Soft peachy nude (starflash)
Eye Shadow: Smoke & Diamonds – Silver taupe (starflash)
Iridescent Powder: Belightful - Gilded peach bronze
Cremesheen Glass: Deelight - Mid-tone neutral
Zoom Lash Mascara: Zoomblack - Black

MAC Look in a Box - A Very Stylish GirlA Very Stylish Girl, the second kit, has a more sophisticated approach and contains the following:

Eye Shadow: Dreammaker - Light gold (starflash)
Eye Shadow: Glamour Check – Deep copper (starflash)
Bronzing Powder: Golden - Finely spun golden with soft pearl
Cremesheen Glass: Looks Like Sin – Sheer deep beige
Zoom Lash Mascara: Zoomblack - Black

MAC Look in a Box - Rocker ChickFinally, Rocker Chick, the obligatory smokey-eye set, comes with the products below:

Eye Shadow: Electra - Silver with icy shimmer (frost)
Eye Shadow: Black Tied – Black with silver sparkle (velvet)
Lipstick: Hue - Soft pale pink (glaze)
Lipglass: Oyster Girl - Freshwater pink
Eye Kohl: Smolder - Black
Dazzle Lash: Black Dazzle – Black

The three sets are already available at duty-free and travel-retail locations worldwide. Prices at London Heathrow airport are as follows: £25.75 for Girl Next Door, £27.75 for A Very Stylish Girl and £30.50 for Rocker Chick.

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January 25th, 2011 at 3:08 pm