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MAC Wrapped Candy Extra Dimension Blushes

01/06

MAC Wrapped Candy Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Wrapped Candy Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Wrapped Candy Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Wrapped Candy Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Wrapped Candy Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Wrapped Candy Extra Dimension Blush

Wrapped Candy

MAC Wrapped Candy Extra Dimension Blush ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is rich, medium-dark berry with subtle, cool undertones and cooler, violet and pink pearl. It was richly pigmented, and a little went a long way, but the soft, blendable consistency made it easier to control and work with on the cheeks–essential characteristics for something darker and pigmented. As I blended out the powder, it became more luminous and the cooler shimmer made it read cooler than it looked in the pan. The blush started to fade after ten hours of wear.

The Extra Dimension Blush formula is supposed to have “long-wearing colour with prismatic reflections” that wears for “10 hours.” The formula is typically very pigmented with a soft, smooth texture that’s firmer in the pan but not difficult to use–I had no issues grabbing color with even my softest brushes–and has no dustiness or powderiness in the pan. The blushes are usually blendable with a luminous glow on the cheeks that did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. With MAC’s newly-added permanent shades, the wear time has ranged from eight to ten hours.

MAC Extra Dimension Blush Wrapped Candy
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
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MAC Russian Red, Ruby Woo, Baby’s a Vamp, Yellow Jacket Lipglasses

01/06

MAC Russian Red Lipglass

MAC Russian Red Lipglass

MAC Russian Red Lipglass

MAC Russian Red Lipglass

MAC Russian Red Lipglass

MAC Russian Red Lipglass

Russian Red

MAC Russian Red Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium red with cool undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly and had minimal settling (I couldn’t tell at all that there was any in person, partially as the color was so bright and the finish so glossy). The gloss had a smooth feel going on, plush but not heavy, and somewhat tacky. It wore well for almost six hours and was lightly hydrating.

The Lipglass formula is supposed to be “pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic color” that can be worn “on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick” and will “condition lips.” MAC could use an update on the description as some shades are more pigmented than others but several are sheerer and likely intended to be that way. The formula has a very glossy, high-shine finish with a light-medium weight and moderate tackiness. I find that newer Lipglasses (over the last couple of years) are smoother and not quite as tacky as the formula was many years ago. They wear from three to six hours on me and are usually lightly hydrating. MAC recently updated the shade range and packaging for the range (though the formula was said to be unchanged), so worth noting is that with that packaging change came a reduction in quantity to 0.10 fl. oz. (was 0.17 fl. oz.), which may matter for some but not everyone.

MAC Lipglass Russian Red
Russian Red
Russian Red
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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MAC Faux Sure & Telling Glow Extra Dimension Blushes

01/05

MAC Faux Sure Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Faux Sure Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Faux Sure Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Faux Sure Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Faux Sure Extra Dimension Blush

Faux Sure

MAC Faux Sure Extra Dimension Blush ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark, rusty copper with warm, red undertones and fine, gold and pink pearl. It appeared redder in the pan as well as applied on my cheeks, especially as I blended and diffused the powder, whereas when swatched, it appeared browner. The consistency was smooth, just a smidgen dry, but it remained blendable and easy to work with as a blush. It had opaque coverage that wore well for nine hours before fading.

The Extra Dimension Blush formula is supposed to have “long-wearing colour with prismatic reflections” that wears for “10 hours.” The formula is typically very pigmented with a soft, smooth texture that’s firmer in the pan but not difficult to use–I had no issues grabbing color with even my softest brushes–and has no dustiness or powderiness in the pan. The blushes are usually blendable with a luminous glow on the cheeks that did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. With MAC’s newly-added permanent shades, the wear time has ranged from eight to ten hours.

MAC Extra Dimension Blush Faux Sure
Faux Sure
Faux Sure
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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MAC Into the Pink & Just a Pinch Extra Dimension Blushes

01/05

MAC Into the Pink Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Into the Pink Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Into the Pink Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Into the Pink Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Into the Pink Extra Dimension Blush

Into the Pink

MAC Into the Pink Extra Dimension Blush ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a light-medium pink with very subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. At first, it seemed like it might have a more frosted shimmer to it, but as I applied and blended out the color, it yielded that same, glowing, luminous finish that I’ve come to expect from the formula. The blush had opaque pigmentation, but the softer consistency (that wasn’t dry or dusty!) made it easy to pickup less product on my brush for less coverage as well. The blush also blended out with ease, so if I felt like I over-applied, I could correct it. This shade wore well for almost nine hours before fading.

The Extra Dimension Blush formula is supposed to have “long-wearing colour with prismatic reflections” that wears for “10 hours.” The formula is typically very pigmented with a soft, smooth texture that’s firmer in the pan but not difficult to use–I had no issues grabbing color with even my softest brushes–and has no dustiness or powderiness in the pan. The blushes are usually blendable with a luminous glow on the cheeks that did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. With MAC’s newly-added permanent shades, the wear time has ranged from eight to ten hours.

MAC Extra Dimension Blush Into the Pink
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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MAC x Samantha Ravndahl Lipstick

01/07

MAC Samantha Ravndahl Lipstick

MAC Samantha Ravndahl Lipstick

MAC Samantha Ravndahl Lipstick

MAC Samantha Ravndahl Lipstick

MAC Samantha Ravndahl Lipstick

MAC Samantha Ravndahl Lipstick

MAC Samantha Ravndahl Lipstick

Samantha Ravndahl

MAC Samantha Ravndahl Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light-medium pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had medium, buildable coverage–up to semi-opaque, which is in line with the Cremesheen finish formula. The consistency was lightweight, creamy without being heavy, and applied evenly across the lips. There was a touch of color that pulled into my lip lines, but the glossiness of the finish made it less apparent at a normal viewing distance. It wore well for four hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating over time.

This shade is a collaboration between MAC and YouTuber Samantha Ravndahl, which launches April 22nd and will only be available in Canada. There are several other shades (with other collaborators) that will release to specific regions: see full press release here. I only have the U.S. and Canadian shades!

MAC Lipstick Samantha Ravndahl
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

MAC LarLarLee & Gabriel Zamora Lipsticks

01/07

MAC LarLarLee Lipstick

MAC LarLarLee Lipstick

MAC LarLarLee Lipstick

MAC LarLarLee Lipstick

MAC LarLarLee Lipstick

MAC LarLarLee Lipstick

MAC LarLarLee Lipstick

LarLarLee

MAC LarLarLee Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light, pinky-beige with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had rich color payoff that applied evenly and didn’t drag on the lips, but the color pulled away at my lip lines and appeared slightly “cracked.” The texture felt more velvety, a little thicker but not heavy, and comfortable to wear over the five hours it lasted for.

This shade is a collaboration between MAC and YouTuber Laura Lee, which launches April 20th and will only be available in the U.S. There are several other shades (with other collaborators) that will release to specific regions: see full press release here. I only have the U.S. and Canadian shades.

MAC Lipstick LarLarLee
LarLarLee
LarLarLee
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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