MAC Cream Colour Base Improper Copper Review, Swatch, FOTD

MAC Cream Colour Base-Improper Copper Review and Swatch

Hello pretty ladies…hope you all doing well. Today I will review a much talked-about MAC product i.e Cream Color Base. It is a multi-purpose product which can be used for eyes, lips, cheeks and all over face (varies on the shades though). There are number of shades available in this range- some are permanent while others are added as per their limited addition range.

The shade I shall review today is ‘Improper Copper’. It is celebrity favourite. So stay tuned!! :yahoo:

MAC cream color base improper copper box

MAC Cream Colour Base improper copper website

(image from MAC website)

MAC Cream Colour Base improper copper back

Number of shades in their permanent collection: 8

Name Description of shade Finish

  • Luna – Bright white with shimmer Frost
  • Pearl – Pale gold with icy shimmer Frost
  • Hush – Soft peach with icy shimmer Frost
  • Shell – Soft pink-beige with shimmer Frost
  • Improper-  copper Copper with high-karat gold Frost
  • Fabulush – Candy red with gold shimmer Frost
  • Fawntastic – Baby-faced beige Frost
  • Dusk – Taupe brown with gold shimmer Frost

Price: INR 1000/-

Quantity: 3.2 g/ .12 oz

Ingredients: Octyldodecanol, Simmondsia chinesis (Jojoba) seed oil, Synthetic beeswax, Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Silica, Jojoba esters, Copernica cerifera (Carnauba) waz/ Cera carnauba/ Cire de carnauba, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Paraffin, Hydrogenated polyisobutene, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl palmitate, Alumina, Polybutene, PVP/hexadecene copolymer, Stearic acid, [+/- Mica, Titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue I lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470). Chromium oxide greens (CI 77288), Ferric ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 lake (CI 15850), Red 28 lake (CI 45410), Red 30 lake (CI 73360), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 lake (CI 19140), Yellow 10 lake (CI 47005)].

What MAC says about their Cream color base?

Versatile and multi-purpose, MAC Cream Colour Base can be applied directly to bare skin, or layered over foundation, moisturizer, or powder. Apply with a brush, sponge, or fingers. Colour effects range from a light veil to highly dramatic, depending on method of application. Fragrance-free. (The following shade is not recommended for use in lip area: Fawntastic and Black. The following shades are not recommended for use in the eye area: Fabulush and Improper Copper.)

Packaging is very neat like their blushes.

MAC Cream Color Base Improper Copper Pan

My Take:

As some of you know that I recently attended my sister’s wedding. And therefore I wanted some nice products to create a day wedding look. And what other place than MAC?

So the look suggested by MAC MUA was flattering and I ended up buying all the products he used on my eyes and cheeks. This was one of them. I have very few cheek products. I am more of eyes and lips person than cheeks. But I always wondered if I could get the glowy flawless cheeks Malaika and Bipasha and other Bollywood queens always flaunt. So I asked the MUA for a product that would give me a nice dewy glow without being OTT! And he got this Cream Color Base out from the shelf and applied it on the top of my cheek bones and brow bones as highlighter. And voila!! Like magic it gave me the nice shimmery glow perfect for wedding and not being OTT. I was more that happy with the result. It was a very sheer glow which I like.

About the product, this is cream based frosty product with nice flip packaging. The color looks orangy copper but don’t be afraid of the garish look in the pan. It is a nice sheer, perfect, bronzy pinkish gold color. It can be applied with brush but I prefer finger tips. (as u can see my fingerprints in the pics 😛 )
Where can this Cream Color Base be used?

  • Though MAC says not to use this color base on eye area, I experimented and tried using it as e/s base and it gave me nice results with MAC bronze e/s.
  • I use this on the top of my cheek bones for a nice dewy glow. You can layer it depending how much shimmer you want. I would like more for a night time party/wedding look.
  • It can double up as a highlighter for the brow bone. So you can skip buying a highlighting shade if you are going for a coppery look. ( this was suggested by MUA and he helped me save money by not letting me buy a highlighting e/s 😛 )
  • If you want nice highlighted lips…just top this over your favourite mate lipstick. Just tap a little in the middle of your lower lip to give you a nice shimmery pout. (I rather not want shimmer all over my lips…so just in the middle of lower lip will do the trick…try it! :)) )


MAC Cream Color Base Improper Copper swatch
(without flash)

MAC Cream Color Base Improper Copper with flash
(with flash)

MAC Cream Color Base Improper Copper blended

(Blended on hand)

You can see from the picture how beautifully it blends to leave a sheer glow! :))

Pros of MAC Cream Colour Base

• I love the fact that it is a multi-use product. As I have already mentioned above how you can use this product to highlight different features. These are just some. You can try and experiment your own 🙂
• Price is not bad for such a multi-use product.
• It does not look over the top even if used for getting dewy glow for daily make-up.
• Blends very well.
• Pigmentation is nice. You can layer it according to your like. Sheer for subtle highlight and layer more for that traditional bridal look.
• Highly recommended for wedding and party looks. I would definitely love this as a bridal color.

Cons of MAC Cream Colour Base

Only one I could think of.
• Overall I like this a lot. But I surely can’t use this all over face (MUA suggested this) as I have combination skin and this is cream based. It will accentuate pores. And this is definitely not a color to be used all over. So it’s just highlighting for me with this.

This is how it looks on me.
I have used it to highlight top of my cheek bones and brow bones. You can see a slight glow. :))

MAC Cream Color Base
(Without flash)
A close-up to show you the shimmer captured in flash. 🙂

MAC Cream Color Base

(With flash)

My Rating: :star: :star: :star: :star: + 0.5

I wanted to treat myself for Valentine Day. So I got this heart-shaped pendant chain from Avon as a gift for myself. It comes in this cute baby pink heart-shaped laced packaging. Thought of sharing the pics. Hope you like it too. :happydance: :happydance:

valentines day pendant

And me wearing it :))

valentines day pendant

Have a great day!!

Have You Used MAC Cream Colour Base? Please Rate in the Box Below:

Also Read:

Difference between Primer and Base
Top 5 Must Have MAC Blushes
MAC Studio Moisture Fix Lotion Review
MAC Paint Pot Soft Ochre
How to Apply Cream Foundation : MAC Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation


123 thoughts on “MAC Cream Colour Base Improper Copper Review, Swatch, FOTD

  1. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
    i didnt read the review ,, u look boootiful :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy:

    1. hehheheee.. noo FOTD’s and EOTD’s and LOTD’s i reallly like cos lots of pics 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀
      plus its mac ,m not buying anytime soon so why read… 😐
      err.. sorry jinal :toothygrin:

  2. Wowwwwwwww :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: You are looking sooooo gorgeous Jinal…..Me louuuuuuuuuing that pendant and the ring!!! :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: And very nice review…as you wrote it seriously adds chaar chaand to your chaand sa mukhda!! *touchwood* :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. awww…..m happy happy…. :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:
      love you :-* :-*
      Now you also ask your BF for such cute VD gift :yahoo: …..if he not give you :spank: then say to me…I send u from here :toothygrin:

  3. I absolutely love the pendant. Its beautiful!! And you look great!! The highlighting that u have done is subtle yet very pretty! :-*

  4. wow…such a gorgeous glow it is imparting to your face.. :beauty: :beauty: :beauty: loooooved it.. :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: you already have such good skin and this is making it even more beautiful.. :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :-* :-* :-*

    1. thank you Sireesha……howz u???
      you got your Siahi??? :))
      waiting for your eye tutorial….curious to see how it looks on you pretty girl :-*

      1. i’m sooper fine jinal.. 😀 i recieved my siahi many days ago..but due to horrible breakout on my face i couldn’t do the tut.. 🙁 now they are pretty much healed so i may do it either today or tomorrow and mail to rati ASAP! :jiggy1:
        i didn’t recieve that chain yet..waiting eagerly! :fingersxd:

    1. :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: Rads
      haan ab toh le hi aao….cant trust BF and hubby everytime to get some gift…. :spank: :spank: :spank:

      1. With great difficulty I put 4 songs in I forgot where it make puppy faces at hubby and make him do all this work…I will just listen to songs..i don’t like doing all the bakwaas work ..but he not doing it for me..said I have enough faltoo time to do all this :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

        1. hehehe Rads u my soul sistaa :drunk: a….i also make hubby do all this Borring stuf..i didnt even configure my BB…made hubby do it…. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  5. Jinal..U pendant and ring…. :inlove: :lashes: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: …hubby nvr gives me gifts on Valentines… :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: But i like to celebrate so i buy gifts for him and MIL :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

    1. haha….thats what makes us happy no….lots of gifts….surprise or no….any kind of gift…… :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:
      And hubby ko kaho iss baar kuch surprise gift banta hai…..but dont end up with a huge haul :tremble:

      1. He doesnt giv me any surprise at alll…i loveeeeeeeeeee surprises….but on my bday our our anniversaries…he says ” We will do watever u want…jst tell me” gaaaaawwwdd it irritates me soooooooo much…wats the fun in deciding my own gift and deciding the place to go…a surprise nvr hurts na… 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 …..but he does get me watever i want… :toothygrin:

            1. why r all men so boring 😐 😐 😐 😐 …jinal i love the idea of self gifting…am going to do that tooooooo……. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: u looking lovely :-*

              1. how sweeeeeeeeeet of him :((
                make my BF meet ur BF Siree…..hope ur BF teaches mine some good tips to keep GF happy :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

            2. oh same thing Farha 🙁 He’ll tell me you decide where to go for dinner and buy what you want(except for cards/bouquet and cake)..i guess the word “surprise” doesnt exist for sum men 🙁 or may be they want us to have what we want..they say that women are complicated beings…but i say men are so complicated…cant understand them only 😛

              @Jinal:nice product and ur looking so pretty 🙂

              1. hehehe i keep on mumbling i like surprises :sarcasm: ..but he jst wants to play safe…i guess..even if he brngs sumthng without askin me..he makes sure it is returnable… 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 in case i dnt like it :wilt:

                1. @Shanaiia
                  I so agree….men are more complicated….and rather totally confused about their likes and dislikes…or what they really want and mean…..most confused species would be human males 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

                  And thank u for compliment :thanks:

  6. Anything chalega Jinal…if not a Chanel perfume at least he can get me the lipstick naaaa O:) O:) O:) Fabindia ear rings…Hidesign bag..I am so easy to shop for O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) but nothing..I never get anything.. :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: okay not never..but still..I have to keep telling one month in advance and then nag after one month also..then only I will get some chota mota thing :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

    1. Me also very easy to shop for… :dog: …still dnt get enthn on Valentines..not even a :rose: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth:

      1. For my birthday me nagged and naggggggggggggged and made a huge deal and got a chutku sa cute cute bangle from Fabindia – 2-3 days before only I made him buy it saying birthday present and wore it right away and walked around happily but by the time my birthday came ..I wanted new gift…hubby :spank:

        1. Oh my gaaaawddddddddd…..Rads :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: And i thought i was the only creature who behaved this way 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

          1. I don’t like getting flowers…I like getting..but I kind of feel bad they dry out after a while :weep: :weep: I like them attached to the plant and living happily 😐 😐 😐 no wonder I never get any gift..I am a namoona to shop for :violinbash:

          2. Oh i m the one who gets him roses once in a while….he never does that….he thnks its a waste of money…coz they dnt last…hehe but he does gets nice giftss :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: on my bday or annv….i want surprise though :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly:

      2. awwwwwwwwww…………….I know ek :rose: :rose: :rose: toh milna hi chahiye……and Rads you have nice wishlist :stars: :stars:

        try emotional black mailing…… :yahoo: :yahoo:

        1. Nothing will work…actually just on IMBB (and hoping he doesn’t read it) I will agree..he gets me nice things…but only when he feels like..and he doesn’t feel like as often as I would like :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

          1. Andddd accccccccccccctualllllyyyyyyyyyy honestly, I like getting more permanent kind of things than makeup or perfume or clothes – these get old and go away naaaa 😐

            1. yeah that wud be something worth investing no……like diamonds and gold….permanent :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

                    1. icecream don’t cost much :shout: :shout: :shout:

                      I toh asked my BF in Delhi’s chilly winter to get me icecream….he was like “marr jaogi….crazy girl!” :toothygrin:
                      But I had a whole tub of chocochips :yahoo: :yahoo:
                      And he dont like icecreams….so all the more good for me :tongue:

          2. well ladkiyo ki wishlist kabhi khatm nahi honi……ek wish puri hogi toh side-by-side 2 more takes birth :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

            I wish your hubby feels like gifting u nice things this VD…..then promise to flaunt it here like other flaunt…ok :smug: :smug: :smug:

            1. If I get annnnnything…any day..I will flaunt till you all go deaf, dumb, blind..and greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: 😐 😐 😐 is why me sitting quietly with no gift.. 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

              1. hehe….yeah I don’t mind going greeeen…………….atleast I show my BF and say….”look this is what everyone gets… its ur turn” :vampire:

    2. ohhh!!!! 😯 i kept wondering all this time why my hubby asking to stay a few more days with my parents & enjoy, with this”after all u went after a long time naa” effect….he is planning for “no valentines gift” :shout: 🙁

      1. ouch!!! VEda your hubby is smart…..long term planning :tongue:
        Now u surprise him by going back early….and say “Honey!! I missed you so badly. I wanted to celebrate VD together.” :secret2: :secret2:

  7. Indeed, this is a must=have product……..I always used to wonder about the golden glow on people’s face…..its this hai na….and hey you bought that moonstone from avon also na

    1. yes Jomol…..this is the product celebrity crave for for glowy finish…I have not used much though on my cheeks :toothygrin: :secret2: :secret2: :secret2:

      And ring is also from Avon :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

  8. I too never get gifts on valentine….fartu…..will you be my valentine and send me gifts?????? :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose:

    1. hahaha…..Farha is on hitlist these days….I think Farha should stop flaunting her haul pics….. :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

      sabki nazar kharab hoing :yelo:

          1. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  9. :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: Farha :-* :-* :-* now runnnnnnn..Jomol will :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller:

    1. hehe she wil get busy in the sale today and forget abt it…poor thng has such an awful memory 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

  10. Rati is busy with the Sale……….. :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
    I am also waiting………..just 10 mins more :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  11. Nice review Jinal.. Now I want to look all glowing.. Its gives such a natural glow.. And you looking fab :waytogo: :waytogo:

    1. thank u Jaish…..get this one. You’ll surely love the glow.
      And since its multi-use….you wont mind getting this M.A.C product

  12. Fartu……………….me also send return gift cyanide idlis for you…………………BTW, you can gift me your “used” Puma :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy:

    1. 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 I havent started using it…i m bachaoing everytng for my 15 days Delhi trip :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

  13. You look so good..that ring & necklace is beautiful too…incidentally today I saw your geometric nail art on another website and i was like ‘i have seen this before’ :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  14. gr8 product & u glowing in ur pics wearing it… :haanji: :haanji: :haanji:
    n ur herat pendent is really cute.. i think u even wearing the ring from avon’s new collection.. isnt it?? 😉 😉

  15. Jinal looking beautiiiifullll!! 😀
    That heart necklace is so cute. love the packaging. we too are having 2-3 heart necklaces here for sale but not with such a cute pink box 🙁

    1. Awww……:((
      this packaging looks so cute when gifted no :))
      I hope they gift them with such packaging there too :hugleft:

      1. @Ankita
        THank u dear
        Me too have oily-combination skin…..but this is great as its suitable for oily skin too
        yes u do have to use a good face primer.
        And highlighting with this will just give a glow….it wont make ur face oily
        hope this helps :))

      2. I had an exam today so I missed the stuff I wanted..colorbar lippies ‘smokey rose’, ‘irish rose’ and ‘brick-o-la’ and ‘electra’ eye pencil. Congrats on such an awesome successful sale! :yahoo:

  16. Hello Scarlett……I am doing much better 😀

    And why u think this will look awful ?:)
    this will suit any Indian skin tone…..except if u got really fair cool tone :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

    1. ohhh I see…but this aint a blush sweetie….this is a highlighter. just to be used over ur blush.
      For you I think pearl CCB wud look good if u have fair skin.

      And I would suggest Maxfactor Soft pink blush for you. Try it!! You’ll love it. :kissing: :kissing:

      1. u can try a peachy blush with this highlighter :yes:
        And with pink I wud recommend the pearl one….but its better to try it first at M.A.C store :))

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