Oct 09 2015

MAC Look In A Box Pretty Natural Lips


From the recent Birthday haul, let’s take a closer look at this lovely MAC Look in A Box Pretty Natural Lips Kit that I was lucky enough to receive as a gift…

MAC Look in a Box Pretty Natural Lips Review


MAC says: From modern eyes to expertly defined lips, this stylish collection of looks brings bold intensity or simply highlights your natural beauty, in beloved hues to complement your skin tone. Each comes with its own face chart, guiding you through your look for effortless application. Pretty Natural is “A Look in a Box kit featuring a monochromatic trio of Lipstick, Lipglass and Lip Pencil to create a statement lip in modern neutrals”. 

The kit contains:

One (1) Lipstick in the shade Pretty Natural

One (1) Lipglass in the shade Feeling Fine

One (1) Lip Pencil in the shade Subculture
MAC Look in a Box Pretty Natural Lips Review

Pretty Natural is meant to be an amplified cream finish lipstick that is a medium, warm pinky-beige nude. I believe it is exclusive to the kit. It has a satin-like finish with opaque coverage and a creamy texture that applied smoothly but can tend to settle into fine lines if built up too much. It wore for 3-4 hours, (without eating) was comfortable on the lips and non-drying.


MAC Look in a Box Pretty Natural Lips Review


Feeling Fine, previously released as a limited edition shade, is a pinky-beige shimmer with a sheer base. Worn on it’s own, it doesn’t add much color but this makes it versatile as it can be paired with a wide range of lip bases. The shimmer is quite stunning and like most lip glasses it is quite sticky, lasting on average somewhere between 4-5 hours (without eating).

MAC Look in a Box Pretty Natural Lips Review
MAC Look in a Box Pretty Natural Lips Review

Finally, we have the lip pencil in Subculture which is available as part of MAC’s permanent line. It’s a warm, pinky-peach-brown that has slightly dryer consistency and finish. I can see why this shade is so popular as for many it could be a “my lips but better” shade that makes a great base for many lipsticks.

Swatches of the three lip products:


MAC Look in a Box Pretty Natural Lips Review

From Left to Right: Lipstick in Pretty Nature, Lipgloss in Feeling Fine, and Lip Pencil in Subculture


All three worn on the lips:

MAC Look in a Box Pretty Natural Lips Review

I quite like the result and if you think you’ll get good use out of all of the products included, the kit is a great deal retailing at MAC U.S. for $29.50 USD with a value of $48.50. (In the U.K. the kit is sold for £29.00 and in Canada it is sold for $35.50).





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  1. This combo looks perfect! I really like the shade of it <3

  2. I own Subculture (and love it) and the amplified finish is my favorite. I tend to stay away from nude lips however, most look dead on my complexion.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  3. This is a very pretty nude set! I like the gloss on top to add a bit of glamour 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  4. Love this set! I like that the nude isn’t too pale or too brown xx


    • Sangeeta on October 9, 2015 at 8:59 am
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    The range looks nice. Liking the shade of the lip pencil.

  5. That’s actually quite a lovely kit, I’m not sure if that nude shade suits me because it’s very tricky for me to pull off nude lips. And lucky you to receive this as a gift!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  6. What a fantastic kit. That lipstick is gorgeous – I wish they’d sell it individually.

  7. That’s a pretty nude! It does look like a comfortable wear too. Great gift! 🙂

  8. I’ve been wanting this kit so badly !!! Damn No-Buy on lip products … Lucky you 😀 xxx

    • Chelsey Sofianos on July 20, 2016 at 5:52 pm
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    Where do they sell this in the UK? x

    1. Hiya Chelsey! These were limited addition (I think). I just checked MAC UK’s website and this kit doesn’t appear to be on there. So sorry about that. Thanks for stopping by. xo

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