MAC A Novel Romance Swatches - Really Ree
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MAC A Novel Romance Swatches

27 Aug 2014 (Updated: 19 Jan 2019)

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MAC A Novel Romance is a gorgeous new colour collection for Autumn that’s all about passion and sensuality. The campaign is pretty racy in a kind of theatrical and really dramatised way. It makes me think of a sexy Sinbad the Sailor!

MAC A Novel Romance

It is a pretty large collection and I have a few pieces here to show you.

MAC A Novel Romance

Before I show you my swatches, I am going to give you a full run down of the collection.

MAC A Novel Romance Collection Contents

Lipstick LIMITED EDITION (£15.50):

  • MYSELF – soft shimmery nude beige (lustre)
  • A NOVEL ROMANCE – light cook dusty pink (cremesheen)
  • GOOD KISSER – mid-tone fuchsia (matte)
  • HEARTS AFLAME – mid-tone brick red (mattea0
  • LINGERING KISS – deep plum red (matte)
  • YIELD TO LOVE – mid-tone rose (cremesheen) Online Exclusive

Lipglass LIMITED EDITION (£14.50):

  • BARED FOR YOU – soft rose gold
  • RECKLESS DESIRE – sheer pearlescent lavender grey
  • PURE FICTION – mid-tone violet pink
  • WANTING MORE – washed out lavender
  • TALK SEXY – dark purple

Powder Blush LIMITED EDITION (£18):

  • FUN ENDING – soft neutral peach (satin)
  • ANIMAL INSTINCTS – shimmering plum (frost)

A Novel Romance Quad LIMITED EDITION (£30):

  • MY FANTASY – pale neutral olive (veluxe pearl)
  • FALL IN LUST – mid-tone cool grey mauve (frost)
  • DANCE IN THE DARK  – deep blackened brown (matte)
  • RISING PASSIONS – greenish charcoal with gold pearl (velvet)

An Amourous Adventure Quad LIMITED EDITION (£30):

  • SABLE – gold plum with bronze pearl (frost)
  • SEX & THE OYSTER mid-tone seafoam green (veluxe pearl)
  • BRAWN – mid tone plum brown (satin)
  • BLACK TIED – black with silver sparkle (velvet)

A Passionate Quest Quad LIMITED EDITION (£30):

  • THE WRONG MAN – light cool dusty pink (satin)
  • SERENADE – mid-tone orchid pink with blue duochrome pearl (veluxe pearl)
  • BRAZENLY – rich eggplant (veluxe pearl)
  • STAY SULTRY – deep violet navy (satin)

Studio Nail Lacquer (£10):

  • BEFORE DAWN – green grey
  • MIDNIGHT STORM – deep magenta
  • SUNSET SKY – mid-tone crimson
  • MIDNIGHT STRATA – dark violet
  • MIDNIGHT OCEAN – dark royal blue
  • MIDNIGHT SKY – deep charcoal

Fluidline Eye Pencil (£15.50):

  • ATOMIC ORE –  gold
  • EARTH SIGN – deep brown
  • DEEP BLUE SEA – deep ocean blue
  • METROPOLIS – deep metal grey
  • WATER WILLOW – deep khaki green
  • EVIL TWIN – blue purple

Electric Cool Eye Shadow LIMITED EDITION (£15.50):

  • PURE FLASH! – pale champagne (frost)
  • LOVE POWER – soft shimmering rose (frost)
  • SUPERWATT –  light shimmering taupe (frost)
  • COIL – copper bronze (frost)
  • GILDED THRILL – gold (frost)
  • SWITCH TO BLUE – rich cobalt (frost)
  • HIGHLY CHARGED – rich purple with pink pearl (frost)
  • BACKLIT – black with multi dimensional pearl (frost)

Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash – black (£18)


  • 213 FLUFF £19
  • 224 TAPERED £23
  • 242 SHADER £20

As I said, it is a pretty big collection!

MAC A Novel Romance Swatches

MAC A Novel Romance – Studio Nail Lacquer Midnight Ocean Swatch
MAC A Novel Romance – Studio Nail Lacquer Sunset Sky Swatch
MAC A Novel Romance – Fluidline Eye Pencil Black Brilliance Swatch
MAC A Novel Romance – Electric Cool Eye Shadow – Superwatt
MAC A Novel Romance – Electric Cool Eye Shadow – Superwatt Swatch

I am loving the deep dark nail polish shades and I think Sunset Sky will make regular appearances throughout Autumn for sure. If you are looking for a super black eye pencil that won’t budge, then the Fluidline in Black Brilliance is for you. That swatch took some serious removing.

My favourite of the bunch is the Electric Cool Eyeshadow in SuperWatt which is a limited edition part of the MAC A Novel Romance collection. The formula is a beautiful cream to powder that is butter soft and gorgeous to apply. Superwatt is a really wearable and easy to apply with your finger. The MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadows originally launched in 2012 but these are all new shades.

MAC A Novel Romance is available online from 28th August 2014 and goes on counter at all MAC locations from 4th September 2014. Also find MAC at Selfridges.



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