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MAC x Star Trek Luna Luster Trip the Light Fantastic Powder

MAC Luna Luster Trip the Light Fantastic Powder

MAC Luna Luster Trip the Light Fantastic Powder ($34.00 for 0.22 oz.) is described as a “sheer wash of soft rose shimmer.” MAC Sunny Surprise (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NYX Enigmatic (P, $9.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Highlight) (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). theBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Looxi Beauty Venom (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a new, limited edition formula for the brand’s collaboration for Star Trek. I have next to no specific information regarding the formula, so I’m assessing it as a typical highlighting powder as they seem designed to impart luminosity over strong color (all three shades are described as sheer and have shimmer/pearl). This shade had sheer to semi-sheer coverage with a fairly soft, smooth consistency that blended out easily on the skin and sat well without emphasizing pores or the skin’s texture. I believe this is the lightest of the three shades that will be available, and it gives a soft glow to my skin tone (light-medium to medium, for reference) but may add a little bit of color on very fair complexions. This wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

The Star Trek collection will be available online on August 25th and in-stores September 1st (North America). There are two more shades–Strange New Worlds (sheer wash of golden coral pearl) and Highly Illogical (sheer wash of golden plum with fine pearl) also released.

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MAC Trip the Light Fantastic Powder Luna Luster
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%

Sleek Makeup Solstice Highlighting Palette

Sleek Makeup Solstice Highlighting Palette

Sleek Makeup Solstice Highlighting Palette ($14.99 for 0.32 oz.) consists of four highlighters–three powder, one cream. They’re designed as “highly pigmented metallic finishes” that give a “luminous sheen” on the “face and body.” It’s a fun palette for highlighting that doesn’t break the bank, and I think that the biggest issue is that not all shades were “highly pigmented” but imagine for many, that’s not a deal-breaker when it comes to highlighters.

Ecliptic is a subdued, light-medium rose pink with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It had semi-sheer coverage, which was somewhat buildable but never to more than medium coverage. The creamier consistency made it prone to sheering out as it was blended onto the skin, though I think that works well for the type of product it is as it is hard to overdo. On me, the cream highlighter wore for seven hours before becoming patchy. Lancome Moonlight Rose (LE, $42.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cover FX Celestial (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Starburst (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Moonlight (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Laura Mercier Devotion (P, $44.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Hemisphere is a cooler, pinky lavender with a luminous sheen. The consistency was soft and blendable, but it was a touch drier and looser in the pan, so it didn’t have the same finely-milled feel as some highlighters/powders can. I don’t think this is something really seen on the skin (at least not for me), as it imparted a nice, glowy finish that didn’t emphasize pores or look dry on. It had good pigmentation and lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. Anastasia Purple Horseshoe (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Monster (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Charming Pink (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dose of Colors Pearl Dust (P, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Hippo (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Catrice Stardust (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Subsolar is a very light yellow with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It doesn’t seem warm enough to be your traditional take on a gold highlighter–it almost has a green cast to it at some angles. The texture was smooth but had a firmer press to it compared to the right two highlighters, which resulted in more semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage. It gave my skin a subtle glow without adding warmth to it (I am warm-toned, though) and did not emphasize pores or my skin’s natural texture. The highlighter wore nicely for seven and a half hours. Anastasia Marshmallow (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Revolution Golden Lights (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Daylight (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Starlight (P, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). NYX Ritualistic (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Left) (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Sleek MakeUP Highlighting Palette Solstice
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
87%
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MAC x Star Trek Pleasure Planet & Set to Stun Lipglasses

MAC Pleasure Planet Lipglass

MAC Pleasure Planet Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “muted gold shimmer.” It’s a medium, yellowed gold with warm gold, pink, and copper flecks of sparkle. It had semi-sheer coverage, so it imparted some color but mostly shine and sparkle on the lips. There was a moderate tackiness, which made it longer-wearing, but it wasn’t too thick or goopy on. It lasted for four hours on me and was lightly hydrating.
Estee Lauder Citron Kiss (LE, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Gleaming Gold (120) (LE)(90% similar). Bobbi Brown Candlelight (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Canary (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pure Gold (LE, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Set to Stun Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “light silver with gold pearl.” It’s a medium, silvery gray with neutral-to-warm undertones and gold and pink sparkle. It had semi-sheer color payoff that applied fairly evenly and didn’t settle into lip lines. I think the shimmer could have distributed just a bit more evenly, but it wasn’t too noticeable. The texture was light-medium in weight, moderately tacky, but smooth and comfortable to wear. This shade lasted for four hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating.
MAC She-Zam (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Aragonite (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Star Trek collection will be available online on August 25th and in-stores September 1st (North America). There are two more shades–Khaaannnn! (berry with red reflect) and Warp Speed Ahead (plum with blue and pink reflects) that will be released as well.

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MAC Lipglass Pleasure Planet
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
86%
MAC Lipglass Set to Stun
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
84%

Makeup Geek Main Squeeze Blush

Makeup Geek Main Squeeze Blush

Makeup Geek Main Squeeze Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. MAC Modest Blush (LE, $27.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC At Dusk (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Morning Rose (P, $52.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Sakura (87) (LE, $45.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Daybreak (503) (P, $46.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Underrated (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Holiday (P, $8.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Pinch O' Peach (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is lighter (90% similar). KIKO 109 Candy Rose (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fun Ending (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Kink & Kisses (504) (P, $42.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Trickery (P, $8.00) is warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek XOXO (P, $10.00) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #6 (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Spellbinder (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $9.99) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to be pigmented, long-wearing, and blendable (for more on how it compares to the previous formula, check out this post). The texture was dustier and more prone to sheering out than a lot of the other shades I’ve tested in the new formula. It had sheer to semi-sheer color payoff, and it didn’t seem to last as long–only six and a half hours–on me. The only bright spot on this product was that it was still blendable on the skin, but it might look drier on dry skin types.

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Makeup Geek Blush Main Squeeze
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
7
Application
5
Total
73%