Review & Swatches: M.A.C Antonio Lopez Lip Palette “Nude”


One of the trillion new collections M.A.C recently came out with is the Antonio Lopez collection. A collection completely inspired by the vivid fashion illustrator. Personally, I’ve never heard of the man before, but I feel like M.A.C always has that special touch when it comes to collaborating with people I’ve never heard of for new collections.

In this new Antonio Lopez collection comes a lip palette filled with three colorful nude colors. And you know I love my nudes, so today I’m putting this bad boy to the test..


This “Nude” lip palette comes in a sleek, high-shine Black plastic case. On the top of the palette we find an illustration by Antonio. I see a business woman with a dash of circus, luscious Red lips, a little too 80’s Blue winged eyeshadow and very outdated earrings. Not going to lie guys, I’m not that much of a fan of Antonio’s illustrations. For some reason I find them too old for M.A.C’s image.

But a sigh of relief filled the room once I actually opened this outdated little thing. Three stunning Nude shades were staring at me, ready to be swatched on my lips.


“Art Directed” is my favorite of the bunch. I’d describe it as a very milky, soft Baby Pink. Perfect for us fair people out there. It’s vivid and gives a pop of color without being too much in your face. Out of the three this also was the nicest to work with. It’s pigmented, creamy and easy to handle. Color me “Art Directed” crazy!


“Antonio’s Girls” is a beautiful nude Peach color. With this one as well, it’s vivid and bright, but still nude and wearable. A huge plus in my opinion! “Antonio’s Girls” is easy to work with, pigmented and creamy. But not my top favorite because I feel like Peach lipsticks like this can sort of drain all the color from my face.


“Vivid Image” is a complete and utter miss for me. Why oh why did they put this color in? Calling it sheer is the understatement of the year. “Vivid Image” is an almost Clear Tan, almost lip-balm finish like color. I can’t even express my confusion about this one. Why put such a let down next to two beauties, and then call it “Vivid Image”? No. No. No.

So, What’s the verdict?
I’m kinda on the fence with this palette. I feel like the packaging is outdated and totally not up to par with what M.A.C stands for. Actual product wise, two of the three colors are stunning but then that third color is one big, big let down. I’d much rather see a deeper Nude shade in, which then would be perfect to give the other two colors depth with. I don’t know guys, those two colors are fun, but I’m not sure if it’s worth getting the entire palette for. Mehh..



The M.A.C Antonio Lopez “Nude” Lip palette is currently available at all M.A.C Counters, Stores and maccosmetics.nl & maccosmetics.com
& retails for €31,00 EUR/$27.50 USD.

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13 Responses to Review & Swatches: M.A.C Antonio Lopez Lip Palette “Nude”

  1. t. says:

    Vind die laatste kleur wel mooi. Maar miss is het in fullface anders

  2. Martina says:

    Ik vind de eerste twee tinten mooi!

  3. Madelon says:

    Jij maakt echt de mooiste lipswatches! :)

  4. Defne says:

    Alledrie mooie kleuren! En super duidelijke swatches ;) X

  5. Valeria Mary says:

    The colors are so pretty!

  6. wies says:

    De eerste twee kleuren zijn echt mooi. Ik vind de verpakking eigenlijk wel leuk juist!

  7. craftyhanna says:

    Antonio died in 1987, that’s why the illustrations look “old”. :)

  8. Eylin says:

    The best choise of this collection was the pink palette, this one was too pale, I tried it in MAC Pro Store and is not like in your pictures, of course the colors depends on the light. I think the package is very original and elegant.

  9. Nikki says:

    Wauw hele mooie kleuren! Maar MAC blijft gewoon nog te duur voor me op dit moment

  10. Nice! Erg mooi gefotografeerd!

  11. Arenda says:

    Ik had hetzelfde bij het roze palette, super mooi: candy yumyum, moxie en dan een paarse lipstick

    Ook nogal een miss aangezien ik er dan gewoon ziek uitzie.. twijfel nog steeds daardoor want de andere twee kleuren zijn fantastisch.. maar om er dan 1 niet te gebruiken en wel 35 (geloof ik) euro nee te leggen… hmmm why mac whyyyy

  12. Anna says:

    I’m just starting with makeup and am veeery timid when it comes to lip colour so maybe something like this would be a good idea for beginners. A nice, okay-priced option to try colour. Maybe you could do a vid on good choices for beginners? I’d love it.

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