PAC New Launches, Soft Matte Lipsticks Review, Swatches + Giveaway
PAC Cosmetics has launched a few new products and a new range of Soft Matte Lipsticks. I have been trying them since few days and here are my thoughts..
PAC HD Liquid Foundation is not a new launch, but I hadn’t tried it yet, so it was my first time trying it.
MRP: Rs.795 (Buy )
Shades Available: 20
I love the fact that it comes in 20 shades, the first Indian brand to introduce so many shades. It comes in a glass bottle with a locked pump and cap. You can rotate and lock the pump while travelling, so the product doesn’t spill out of the bottle.
It is medium to full coverage, like 1-1.5 pumps will give you medium coverage and 2-2.5 will give full coverage. It is buildable but doesn’t look cakey even when built up. It gives a dewy finish and photographs well with no flashback since it’s an HD foundation.
It would work for dry skin, oily skin definitely needs to powder. Without powdering, it breaks apart on oily areas and fine lines within a few hours. So it needs powder touch ups too. With touch ups, stays put 7-8 hours.
I love the finish and how it looks and photographs, and obviously the wide shade range. Definitely recommend.
I have the shades 1.9 and 2.1 here, difference isn’t vast but can see the definite yellowness. I either use 1.9 or mix both and it matches well.
PAC also launched two new blenders, Precision Blender and Flocking Blender. Precision Blender comes individually and in a pack of two.
MRP: Rs.585, Rs.785 (pack of 2) (Buy )
Flocking Blender MRP: Rs.595
It comes in red colour and looks and feels exactly like the Real Techniques Miracle Sponge. I would say it’s a perfect dupe for the RT one. It gets double in size when damp, and is super soft and blends well. I love the flat side for powdering under eye area, the two different sides are perfect. I love this Precision Blender and highly recommend it. Getting the pack of two is absolute value for money.
PAC Flocking Blender is latex free and has a textured look and feel to it. I was quite excited about this as it’s latex free. But I couldn’t use it even once! It didn’t increase much in size, is not at all soft and doesn’t bounce. Drinks a lot of product and leaves a stain. Don’t recommend this at all
My favourite product of this lot is this Baking Powder Set.
MRP: Rs.1750 (Buy )
- 3 shades : Translucent, Banana & Beige
- Sleek travel friendly palette
- An Oil control powder which set and mattifies the makeup
Each powder is 8g which is a very good qty. The packaging is really nice, it has frosted glass see through top on magnetic base. Pretty heavy and sturdy, very professional.
The powders are super silky and melt in touch with the skin. I haven’t come across pressed powders as soft as these. I mix the translucent and banana for the under eye area and beige is perfect to set all over the face. It is not travel friendly though, but I would highly recommend it for makeup artists/enthusiasts. Banana is perfect to set under eye area, even the mix works well. Translucent works for all areas. I do not bake my face as such and use it to set my concealer and it works pretty well for setting as well. The qty of 8g per powder will last pretty long!
Finally PAC revamped their Translucent Powders.
MRP: Rs.595/- for 13g
I love this new packaging with a sieve through in the middle and a flip cap with a mirror. It’s very convenient. I have shades 02,04,05 and 09
02 is translucent and 04 is banana. 05 will work for deeper skin tones and 09 for fair to medium skin tones. I use 02 and 04 for under eyes and 09 for all over the face. You can use 02 and 04 also all over the face.
The qty of 13g is really good and will last pretty long, I believe they reduced the price for this which is a welcome change.
They mattify the skin and lock your makeup without feeling talc like dry or powdery. You do not feel you have used a powder, again this too melts into the skin and after setting the face with a mist, you do not even feel or see any powder. They are super soft and silky, and blend in well on the skin. I love these powders!
Finally the Soft Matte Lipsticks,
MRP: Rs.575 (Buy )
They come in a super sturdy and heavy, black metal packaging with a magnetic cap. The packaging is very high end for the price!
This time they have shade names too which is nice, because remembering numbers gets difficult. I have 13 shades out of 14 here.
The formula is soft matte, but it’s creamy and comfortable on the lips and they glide on super easily like butter. These are so pigmented that you just need one swipe even on pigmented lips. These are not transfer proof and stay for about 4-5 hours without eating or drinking. With eating, you will need to reapply/touch up.
2-3 corally shades (Cinderella, Venice) are a little patchy, which I guess is universal across brands. It’s difficult to make those shades.
This range has beautiful nudes that will work for all skin tones.
My favourites are 1,2,3,4,7,9 and 14. All the shades are swatched here in this video below and also hosting a giveaway with PAC, so participate if you haven’t already.
I absolutely love these lipsticks and I highly recommend getting 1-2 shades at least!
I hope you liked this post. Do let me know your favourite products/shades in the comments below 🙂