MAC Speed Up, A for Attitude, What’s Going On Vamplify Lipglosses

MAC Speed Up Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “bubblegum pink.” It’s a light-medium pink with cool, blue undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had good pigmentation, though it wasn’t fully opaque, that applied evenly but had a tendency to emphasize lip lines. I noticed some of the gloss settled more noticeably as it wore on (after about two hours), but it wasn’t the worst I’ve seen–probably one of the better-wearing and -looking light pinks from MAC in gloss-form in awhile. This shade wore well for four hours on me and was lightly hydrating. MAC Pure Silliness (LE, $15.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Patentpink (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). NYX Merengue (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Carousel (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Pure Fiction (LE, $15.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Long Love Love (P, $19.50) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Pink Nouveau (LE, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Going Casual (LE, $20.00) is more muted (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Speed Up Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Speed Up
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
84%
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MAC x Brooke Candy Lipsticks

MAC Mind Control Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright cherry red [with an Amplified finish].” It’s a brightened, medium-dark red with cool, bluish undertones and a very, very fine dusting of gold and pink micro-shimmer (it’s really not noticeable as a distinct shimmer, only as a sheen). It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a creamy, moderately emollient consistency that glided on easily and didn’t feel heavy on. It seemed thinner than the typical Amplified. It wore well for five hours on me and was lightly hydrating. Besame American Beauty 1945 (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Decisive Poppy (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $50.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Besame Besame Red 1920 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Stunner (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel La Desiree (327) (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Tijuana (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Kinky (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Russian Red (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Rich Ruby (P, $7.99) is more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Hexagram (P, $21.00) is lighter, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Mind Control Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Mind Control
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
92%
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MAC x Brooke Candy Collection for Fall 2015

MAC x Brooke Candy Collection
MAC x Brooke Candy Collection

Lipstick ($17.00 U.S. / $22.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Mind Control Bright cherry red (Amplified)
  • Which Witch Deep plum (Amplified)

Liquid Eye Liner ($21.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Special Packaging)

  • Boot Black Intense black

AVAILABILITY | August 27th at maccosmetics.com (North America), October 15th (International)

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MAC Pinch o’ Peach Blush

MAC Pinch o’ Peach Blush ($17.00 for 0.21 oz. pan-only) is described as a “peachy pink [with a Satin finish].” It’s a lightly brightened, light-medium pink with soft, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. MAC Modest Blush (LE, $27.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Pink Sprinkles (LE, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). LORAC Underrated (LE) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS New Attitude (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Pink (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NYX Mauve (P, $5.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $9.99) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Pinch o' Peach Blush
MAC Powder Blush Pinch O' Peach
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%

MAC Azalea Blush

MAC Azalea Blush ($17.00 for 0.21 oz. pan-only) is described as a “bright iridescent blue pink.” It’s a bold, brightened, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool violet pearl that gives it a luminous finish. Colour Pop Pegacorn (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, more muted (95% similar). MAC Full Fuchsia (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Colour Pop More, Please (LE, $8.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Coeur Battant (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Pie (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Jilted (P) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Narcissist (LE, $55.00) is warmer (80% similar). MAC Rhubarb (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Azalea Blush
MAC Powder Blush Azalea
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
94%