Release Date: August 30, 2012 (Online) / September 6, 2012 (In Stores)
Availability: MAC Stores & Online
A compact that showcases Carine Roitfeld’s sophisticated and seductive smoky eye and rouged cheek. Features: Dew, “Camo,” Bad Lieutenant and Carbon Eye Shadows, and Cremeblend Blush in Bootcamp Bronze.
This review is for the Jungle Camouflage Full Face Kit releasing with MAC’s upcoming Carine Roitfeld Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following eye shadow colors and Cremeblend Blush:
- Dew: Soft creamy beige (Veluxe Pearl)
- Camo: Muted grayish taupe (Satin)
- Bad Lieutenant: Blackened deep brown (Matte)
- Carbon: Intense black (Matte)
- Bootcamp Bronze: Soft sheer chestnut
This Face Kit comes in a matte, square, plastic compact that flips open and contains a full-sized mirror. Inside, the 4 eyeshadows are contained on the upper level of the compact which slides over to reveal the Cremeblend blush underneath.
Dew is a slightly shimmery cream color with good pigmentation and a smooth application. This shade is close to NC/W 20 skin, so it won’t be too noticeable if that is your skin shade.
Camo is a grayish taupe color with a matte finish, despite it being a Satin formula shadow. It applies fairly smoothly on the skin.
Bad Lieutenant is a matte chocolate brown at its base but has a small amount of silver shimmer. It applies in a patchy manner, but layering will cure this finish.
Carbon is a matte, midnight black. It applies in a patchy manner, like Bad Lieutenant, and requires more layering and blending to get an even finish.
Bootcamp Bronze is a matte, camel brown with a slightly dewy finish. The formula is creamy and slightly emollient, blending out easily over the skin. This product can be used on the cheeks or as a cream contouring color.
This palette’s quality is good, but not stand-out. The eye shadow shades will go with any skin tone or color, though the formula for the shades could be creamier, more pigmented, and/or even.
Ease of Use: 8.75/10
Camo, Bad Lieutenant, and Carbon require some degree of layering to get a smooth, even surface of color. Dew and Bootcamp Bronze blend nicely without much work.
This Face Kit costs $44.00 and contains 6.4 grams (0.22 ounces) of eye shadow product and 5.2 grams (0.18 ounces) of Cremeblend Blush product. Single eye shadows cost $15.00 and contain 1.5 grams (0.05 ounces). Cremeblend Blushes cost $20.00 and contains 5.6 grams (0.19 ounces) of product. You pay about $4.00 per gram of product with this Face Kit versus about $6.00 per gram by buying the products individually.