The Cham Pale Collection from MAC is the first one in a while that has caught my eye. I've been focusing on exploring other brands, so I'd been passing on MAC in favor of other stuff. I'd been looking for a couple new bases and once I saw the polishes, being the polish-hoor I am, decided I couldn't pass on those. I ended up purchasing Dangerous Cuvee and Vintage Selection Paint Pots, and Soiree and Very Important Platinum (which is just about the least creative name ever) Polishes.
Keep reading for swatches!
Dangerous Cuvee Paint Pot
Dangerous Cuvee is a slightly dirtied, metallic grey with a hint of blue-violet to it. There is quite a bit of sparkle to this paint pot, but not so much as to give you the disco-ball effect, making it easily wearable for daytime, especially if you're layering it underneath a shadow as a base.
Vintage Selection Paint Pot
Vintage Selection is a beautiful beige pink with golden shimmer and little bits of silvery glitter. It's not quite a sparkly as Dangerous Cuvee, so it is very wearable for daytime.
Very Important Platinum Polish
VIP Polish is a dirty metallic platinum with white pearl...very dirty. Not really even a hint of platinum to it. It's a dirty metallic with white pearl, and an awesome dirty metallic at that. Because of it's metallic nature, I would be remiss if I didn't mention it is a bit brush-strokey, as you can see in the pictures. The brush strokes really aren't so bad, and I'm willing to deal with them for this color. It's also a bit on the sheer side, and took four coats for full coverage.
Soiree Polish is a metallic rose copper? Rose bronze? I dunno. It's darker and less bright than rose gold. I bought Soiree because I misplaced my Orly Rage, but Soiree is definitely not a dupe. If you're familiar with Orly Rage, Soiree is in the same color family, just darker and not quite as shiny. Soiree has those two-tone metallic bits, the rosy metallic and a darker copper/bronze color. It is a very pretty and unique color. This polish is much more opaque and took two coats for full coverage, but I did three anyway.
I'd say the paint pots are truly the stand outs of the collection. The polishes are very pretty, but, unless you're a polish-hoor like I am, you probably won't miss them. The Cham Pale Collection is available online, and at counters and stores right now. The paint pots retail for $16.50 each and the polishes are $13.00 each.