Review Roundup: MAC Naked Honey

Published in: MAC Makeup, News, Product Reviews

MAC Naked Honey43%
Consensus: Bronzed beauties may find more to like in Naked Honey than lighter-skinned lovelies. Don’t miss the Skin Salve or Buckwheat Eyeshadows, though; they’re getting rave reviews! 🙂

Makeup and Beauty: Thumbs Up“The color palette features warm and shimmery brown, copper, pink and gold shades that should look gorgeous on warm skin tones and tans. There’s nothing here too out there or arty, nor are the colors apt to induce naps. They’re straight-up pretty (but wearable) products, and I’m a big fan.”


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Makeup and Beauty: Thumbs Down“Anyone who expected very honeyish scents will be a bit dismayed, as most of the scented products are more floral/spicy and less honey. The skin salve is the most honey scented product, but it is still quite floral-honey. I liked several items, but I felt like you could miss this launch and not live to regret it.”

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Makeup and Beauty: Thumbs Down“Over all this launch was not my favourite. Although it did have some winners. If you want to save your money for the next few MAC launches you won’t miss much here. I like the shadows and glosses along with the highlighters, but as far as ‘NEED -MUST- HAVES’ there are only a few…”

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Makeup and Beauty: Thumbs Up“I’ve got to tell you, this is undoubtedly the freshest, most exciting collection MAC’s come up with in a looong time. Along with Buzz Lipglass, I’m also kind of addicted to Naked Honey Body Wash ($19.50).”

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Makeup and Beauty: Thumbs Down“I dont think I have been excited about The Naked Honey collection since I saw it on Specktra. The shadows in the collection felt like repeats of ones I already have.”

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Makeup and Beauty: Thumbs Up“…if you’ll excuse the pun, I’ve succumbed to all the buzz. The collection is half-makeup, half-body-stuff, and though the makeup portion is small compared to other releases, I think MAC did well with what they created.”

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Makeup and Beauty: Thumbs Down“…there was nothing that stood out enough for me to peel off some greenbacks. I have so many similar colors already that I can’t justify buying anything from NH. I have been lusting over Pollinator e/s for months but it is so much lighter than I thought.”

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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. I’d like to update this post with as many Naked Honey collection reviews as possible. Let me know if you find any more or if you’ve done one yourself, and I’ll update the score up at the top. 🙂


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  1. Citrine says:

    phyllis at makeup for life dot net had a review up, I believe…for me the collection seems a bit boring and very..sticky…

  2. Erin says:

    My friend who is fairly light skinned just got Pollinator eye shadow because she “needed it”. We addicts have a different definition of “need”. :)It looks beautiful on her.

    Also, have you seen the new anniversary collection? So beautiful!

  3. Glosslizard says:

    What a cool roundup! It’s like Rotten Tomatoes for makeup! Brilliant! 😀

  4. Stephie says:

    oh wow. that’s really cool to see all those opinions in one post. I was at the MAC counter yesterday, picked up the LAST brave new bronze 😛 and a cremesheen in shy girl. Naked honey is a really lovely collection for everyday glowiness. Where I think Rose Romance was more of an everyday wearable collection for lighter ladies I agree Naked Honey is the absolutely complementing and wearable collection for darker ladies. It’s def a thumbs up for me.

  5. Shiny says:

    I went and checked out the collection myself yesterday, and as a MAC newbie who does not have a ton of colours, I still wasn’t wowed by it. I love warm tones and was really wanting one of the lipglosses, but when I tried it on my face (NC-40) it was pretty meh.

  6. Sarahc says:

    This is such a neat idea Karen. I hope you keep doing it. Thanks! 🙂

  7. Marina says:

    great idea, Karen!
    as for myself, I like the collection:)
    .-= Marina’s last blog post… New Eye Makeup Collection by Shiseido. Fall 2009 =-.

  8. Rani says:

    Karen..I love how you are having reviews from’s great to get the “whole picture” on new makeup products..thanks so much!!

  9. Elle says:

    I love the review roundup, Karen! 🙂 The more I think about it, the more obsessed I become with this collection. I’m contemplating a Buckwheat backup. Ugh.

  10. Elle says:

    …oh, and a Creme de Miel backup. I thought it would be similar to Dreammaker from last year’s Starflash collection, but it looks much more pretty, IMO. I haven’t succumbed to the backup temptation since Cult of Cherry.

  11. Allie says:

    Love this format, Karen!

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