MAC Tartan Tale – Vain & Glorious Lip Bag Review, Swatches

Tartan Tale Lip Bag
Ok, so here I am finally writing my first ever blog for IMBB…:). And, there are no prizes for guessing on what my blog is going to be about.
Yes! You have all got it right; it is on the recent most launches by my favorite brand MAC A TARTAN TALE  COLLECTION…:), launched on December 18, 2010 in Bangalore.

One of the things that I picked up form this gala collection is the Vain & Glorious Lip Bag, it has:

  • Mellow Mood: Sheer pink (Luster) (Lipstick) (Re-promote)
  • Baby Sparks: Sparkly baby pink (Dazzleglass) (Permanent)
  • In Synch: Light pink (Lip Pencil) (Re-promote)
  • And a lovely pouch to carry the stuff in (I simply love it)

The Vain & Glorious Lip Bag

Tartan Tale Lip Bag
Tartan Tale Lip Bag

Mellow Mood: Sheer pink (Luster, Lipstick)

Mellow Mood:  Sheer pink (Luster, Lipstick)
Mellow Mood: Sheer pink (Luster, Lipstick)

The packaging is a little different for this lipstick, it has a golden tube with a MAC logo embossed on it, giving it a very regal look:). The lipstick is a pretty sheer pink color and in luster formula, a perfect non drying lip color which will go well with all skin tone. (Sorry! About the picture, it is not doing complete justice to the pretty color of the lipstick – blame the dull weather)

Mellow Mood: Sheer pink (Luster, Lipstick) – Swatch
Mellow Mood: Sheer pink (Luster, Lipstick) – Swatch

Here is a swatch of the lipstick; it’s a pretty sheer pink color. A perfect color to pair up with a neutral eye makeup for regular use or a dramatic smoky eye for the red carpet look. 🙂

Next in line from this kit is the Dazzle glass: Baby Sparks: Sparkly baby.

Dazzle glass: Baby Sparks: Sparkly baby.

This is part of the permanent line of dazzle glasses available. It is a sheer baby pink color with blue shimmer. Like other dazzle glasses this too comes with a brush applicator tip.
Pair it with the Mellow Mood lipstick to give a very classy look.

Dazzle glass: Baby Sparks: Sparkly baby swatch
Dazzle glass: Baby Sparks: Sparkly baby swatch

Here is what it looks like just by itself.

After the lipstick and the dazzle glass comes the lip pencil – In Synch

the lip pencil – In Synch
the lip pencil – In Synch

In Synch: Light pink
Like the name suggests, it’s a perfect match to the lipstick and dazzle glass.
Line your lips before using the lipstick or fill your lips with it and top it up with the dazzle glass. Looks absolutely gorgeous . 🙂

the lip pencil – In Synch swatch
the lip pencil – In Synch swatch

Here is the swatch of the lip pencil, as you can see it is pretty pigmented and has a smooth texture. 🙂
Last but not the least, all these beauties come with a pouch that has a Tartan Tale gold badge on it and the zipper has the MAC logo embossed. It is made of good quality canvas and cloth. It gives a very Scottish kind of feeling on holding it in your hand. 🙂

Tartan Tale Lip Kit Pouch

Tartan Tale Lip Bag

So, well here is the 1st look to one of the many kits the Tartan Collection has to offer…:)
I have got some more individual products from the range too… will try and review them for you soon.

Till then, good bye and god bless! – Rajol

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93 thoughts on “MAC Tartan Tale – Vain & Glorious Lip Bag Review, Swatches

  1. he he…my wish got granted so fast..I was waiting for someone to flaunt their weekend shopping here…and hereeeeeeeeeeeee it came!! 😀 😀 :D….Loving the collection Rajol..The pouch is soooooooooo ciuteee!! 🙂 and I am loving the lip pencil and gloss!! :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

  2. how i love the glosss.. ma ma miaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa and ofcourse…..the pouch uber kewllll :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  3. Hi Zeeba,

    the entire kit including the pouch will cost you Rs. 2100/- which I think is worth. As if you go to buy these products individually it would cost you more… :lashes:

  4. Ratiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Goooooooooooooooood morning :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: me awake awake today :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :woot:

      1. Sanjeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeev…I find you very cute :haanji: :shy: :haanji: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: you teach Maths…I HATE Maths…but I find you verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry cute :toothygrin: :toothygrin: runs away before the belan-wali turns up online :hunterwali:

        1. Hain? Ye kahan se aaya? Iski neend poori nahin hui na… 😐 😐

          Castor castor… ek fresh & original arj kiya hai…

          Chaand ko dekha to tumhara khayal aaya…
          Chaand ko dekha to tumhara khayaal aaya…
          Tum chaand par hoti to kitna sukoon hota

          Thank you thank you… :yahoo: :yahoo:

            1. My hubby will totally understand the chhupi bhawnaaaas in that one :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: Oh but I forgot…I find you sooooo cute :woot:

                1. ohhh..I read it just now!! :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: …..Nice sherrrr sanjeeeeeeeeeeev… :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: I hope sherni doesn’t mind your conversation!!!! :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: Meeeeeeeeeee doing Naarad muni’s job..coz Naarad muni is doing something else today!! :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

  5. wow this is so nice…..Saturday MAC MUA told me they are launching it in few days
    Coz I dint like any lipstick frm their normal collection *sigh
    I guess this would be tempting….I loved the pouch
    and ofcourse its very economical considering the individual products wud cost more than 2800/- 🙂
    congrats on ur purchase Rajol :))

    1. Jinal 🙂 MAC lipsticks take a bit of warming up to – it’s good that you didn’t like anything so far because if you do, then you kind of start collecting. It’s a deep dark hole that you don’t want to fall inside! But, jokes aside. Maybe if you could stand at the counter and swatch it, without the MUA next to you, that kind of helps.

      I bought my first lipstick (at the age of 26, embarrassingly) at MAC a few months ago. It was Sophisto, part of the Lustre type. A few others I have tried is Jubilee, Naked Paris (fun name, eh) and Touch. These are all from the permanent collection. If you want something from Tartan Tale, Courting Lilac is nice. It’s a very sheer purplish lipstick. I think it’s Cremesheen formula.

      But yes, do stand there and swatch around and see what you like. Then you can ask the MUA to apply some on your lips for you. Lipsticks are very easy to sterilize so they are normally fine with applying them on for you as everybody’s lips look different anyway 🙂 Good luck!

      1. Thanks Jinal :lashes:
        Fieran, THe Courting Lilac is part of the GLAZE range and yes you are right is it a bit sheer, but you can either use a lip color lipliner underneath it to bring out more color or top it up with a lilac tin or neutral gloss it looks good…:)
        I have got this shade as part of my individual buys from the collection… :toothygrin:

  6. Sanjeeeev..Who is this Abhishek kumar??? ?:) ?:) ?:) ..Just now read the story!! My dad is an ace bridge player..He is addicted to it….I somehow can relate to that addiction while reading this post!! But I didn’t see your math teacher story!! 😐 😐 😐 😐

    1. Mr. Praveen Kumar Shrivastava!! :D….He also won some bridge awards during his college years.. He graduated from BHU Eng. I’ve seen those weird bridge trophies at home…the one in which a hand is holding cards..It looks so royal and nice!! he he! 🙂 :D….

        1. Yeahhhh..I have seen that 😐 😐 😐 weirdddddddd addiction..He can play for days and nights I mean..sometimes nonstop for 10 hoursssssss !! 😯 😯 😯 😯 …Glad :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: that BF doesn’t know anything about Bridge!! I hope my dad doesn’t teach him that later!! :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt:

  7. My dad is soooooooooo bridge addict :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: ..that if he has free time (which he seldom has)..and no one to play..He’d himself take two deck of cards and divide it in four parts as if for four partners and then play for each partner’s turn!! I mean this is the thing I find strangesttttttttttttttt and weirdest of all :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: ….I mean how can a game make someone behave like that…He remains happily busy for hours..playing like that..if no one interferes!! :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :sidefrown:

    1. We used to do that all the time… If I was alone, I would divide the cards similarly and bid for each player. In those days Bob Hamman, Zia Mahmood and Giorgio Belladonna were gods.. used to read their each and every play… :jaiho: :jaiho:

  8. Gosh!! I am blabbering so much….M getting all memories related to bridge now…My dad used to tell me about Bridge tournaments he used to go to…They used to have like four players across the table, two opposing each..and then they used to have curtainssssssssssssssss…so that the player doesn’t see in opposite player’s eyes… 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 …to avoid cheating!! ..They’d just slide their card on their turn from below the curtain!! 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

    1. That happens quarterfinals onwards in the nationals… The first time I played that way, my hands were shaking.. I was in my twenties with all the players on the table past their fifties… :woot: :woot:

    1. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: I know thats weird!! 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 ..But I am used to all that now!! My mom after 28 years of marriage, still finds it tough to understand this weird addiction towards bridge!! 😛 😛 😛

    1. he he….Welcome back!! :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: Me waiting for MAC Tartan tale piccccccccccys!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:

    2. RATIIII!!!! Gud maaaaaaaaarninng!!!! U knw this rads is churaoing ur husband…u knw she callin him cute…2 times!!!!! This Rads is sooooooooo baaaaaaaaaaaaddddddddd!!!!! :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

            1. I wil do enethng to c Rads beaten up by Rati :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: hehe strawberry bums :heart: !!!!! Wer is she!!!! :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

                1. RAds will get strawbeery bums today :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: Me n Jomo will sell those on ignighter :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

                    1. Me giv her rishwad!!!! N increase th popooolarity of ignighter by posting ur piccysss…she join me!!!! :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

  9. Ratiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii I louuu you…me adore you…your pati I don’t know..I didn’t notice at all…it was some evil person pretending to me be..must have been Radhiga…she is not good at all :toothygrin:

    1. Ratiii…. it was she onlyy :shout: …she planning to feed him almonds…..get into action QUICK :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

        1. Coz u hav “tried” products with almonds… 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

        1. I thought it was the cupboard…the one with EL and Chanel and Lancome in it…change of plans? Never mind..Jomol and I will collect everrrrrything in the house and go 😀 😀

    2. Know your ingredient :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire:

      1. :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: feeding almonds…Masssssssssssaging with almond oil!! :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :plane: :plane: :plane: :plane: :plane: :plane: :plane:

            1. :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

              1. oh ya..i missed the chameli part and another chameli dancing / massaging…ok let me shut up…else rati will kill me :dazed: :tongue: :tongue:

  10. Rajol…Congos on ur 1st post…meeeeeeee loveeeeeeeeeeddddddddddd the bag the most…me want :drool: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

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