MAC Transformed Collection for June 2016

 

MAC Transformed Collection
MAC Transformed Collection


Vivid velveteen or subtle sheen? Be Transformed by a new collection of 19 shades of Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour and Huggable Lipcolour for loud to lustrous lips! With contrasting shadows and liners from dainty to daring, change is yours for the taking…

Availability

Online June 2nd, in-stores June 9th

MAC Cosmetics Nordstrom Bloomingdale's Dillard's Macy's

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Huggable Lipcolour | $22.00 U.S. / $24.00 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Cantonese Carnation Warm rose
  • Origami Orange Creamy orange
  • Seoul-ful Light, creamy pink
  • Good Luck Mochi Rosy mid-tone pink
  • Bonsai Bloom Cool nude-pink
  • Flaming Lips Deep, creamy red (Repromote)
  • Touche Light beige cream
  • Glamorized Creamy, bright pink (Repromote)
  • Rich Marron Mid-tone nude cream (Repromote)
  • Commotion Deep, cool plum cream (Repromote)

Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour | $20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Back in Vogue Peachy nude (Repromote)
  • Red Jade Bright, creamy red
  • Bengal Tiger Loud orange
  • Mango Mango Soft peach coral
  • Fuchsia Flicker Intense hot pink
  • Slipper Orchid Bright plum
  • Lady-Be-Good Warm mid-tone nude (Repromote)
  • Fashion Legacy Intense fire truck red (Repromote)
  • Oh, Lady Deep wine (Repromote)

Eyeshadow | $16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CAD | Permanent

  • Honesty Pewtered bronze (Lustre)
  • Brule Soft, creamy beige (Satin)
  • Woodwinked Warm antique gold (Veluxe Pearl)
  • White Frost Vivid white with icy shimmer (Frost)
  • Knight Divine Black with silver pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Contrast Purplish-blue with blue pearl (Velvet)

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MAC Blue Nectar Collection for June 2016

MAC Blue Nectar Collection
MAC Blue Nectar Collection


Within the realm of the rose, a mysterious kingdom of blue ripe with temptation… Court seduction with only the most potent strains of Lipstick–Fixation, Carnivorous, Aphrodisia Invite intrigue with the intoxicating essence of sheer colour in Plushglass. Surrender to instinct, let your Blue Nectar flow.

Availability

Online June 2nd, in-stores June 9th

MAC Cosmetics Nordstrom Bloomingdale's Dillard's Macy's

The Details

Lipstick | $17.00 U.S. / $21.00 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Courting Seduction Creamy pastel lavender (Amplified)
  • Lured In Mid-tone pastel purple (Amplified)
  • Invite Intrigue Cool, bright fuchsia (Matte)
  • Intoxica Bright raspberry red (Matte)
  • Lush Extract Deep royal purple (Matte)
  • Riot House Light vivid orange (Matte) (Repromote)
  • Give In Creamy natural pink (Matte)
  • Sweet Venom Intense pink coral (Matte)
  • Heroine Bright purple (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Ablaze Bright apricot (Matte) (Repromote)
  • Breathing Fire Bright, warm fuchsia (Matte)
  • Barbecue Vivid orange-red (Matte) (Repromote)

Plushglass | $20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Fulfilled Full-blush creamy pink
  • Ample Pink Full, soft rose (Permanent)
  • In Abundance Bright coral pink
  • Robust Sheer bubblegum pink
  • Fashion Fanatic Sheer baby pink
  • Full for You Ultra-cool pink with silver pearl

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MAC Cushy Life, Jealous Girl, Big Bad Blue Soft Serve Shadows

MAC Cushy Life Soft Serve Shadow ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “light warm golden beige.” It’s a sparkling, medium copper with warm undertones. It had sheer to semi-sheer color payoff with a slightly drier texture that made it hard to apply it at anything more than wash of all-over color. It does make me concerned about how it might work over time, as it might get a little drier over months. The color lasted for ten hours and had faint fall out. Dior Phenix (545) (LE, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Dior Golden Snow #2 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Asteroid (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Rivage #4 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Benefit Gilt-y Pleasure (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Baby It's Gold Outside (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Fool's Gold (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Half Baked (P, $19.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Dirtysweet (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Interstellar (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Vision (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Gold Souk (LE, $9.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Cushy Life Soft Serve Shadow
MAC Soft Serve Shadow Cushy Life
C+
Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
78%
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MAC El Dorado & Paragon Eye Kohls

MAC El Dorado Eye Kohl ($17.50 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “bold gold.” It’s a medium-dark gold with warm, bronzy undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage in one stroke, which was buildable to mostly opaque coverage in two layers. The texture was firm but not stiff, and it didn’t drag or feel uncomfortable to apply. The color lasted for eight hours on my lower lash line. Make Up For Ever ME42 Metallic Bronze (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Campo de' Fiori (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC $$$ (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Girls Night Out (P, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Handforged (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC El Dorado Eye Kohl
MAC Eye Kohl El Dorado
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
88%
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MAC Plead Gilty, So So Saucy, Quite Yummy, Softened Up Soft Serve Shadows

MAC Plead Gilty Soft Serve Shadow ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “vibrant sparkling gold.” It’s a light, glittering white gold with warm, yellow tones and a very glittery finish. This was the most glittery shade out of the eleven I tested. The texture isn’t really rough going on, but it is better applied as more of a wash than trying to make it opaque on the lid. It’s buildable from sheer to semi-sheer, but it can look uneven easily. The color wore well for ten hours without creasing or fading, but there was a moderate amount of fall out over time. Makeup Geek Stargazer (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). MAC Pastelluxe #1 (P) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Best Makeup (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Greenluxe #2 (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Cool Companions #1 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Valley Girl (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Cashmere (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Light Year (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Plead Gilty Soft Serve Shadow
MAC Soft Serve Shadow Plead Gilty
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
80%
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MAC Best Makeup, Girls Girls, Bounce Around, Put Me To Shame Soft Serve Shadows

MAC Soft Serve Shadow ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a new, limited edition cream eyeshadow formula that’s described as “buildable colour that’s long-wearing [and] non-creasing.” They are similar to formulas like ColourPop Super Shock, Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono, Chanel Illusion d’Ombres, and MAC’s own Electric Cool–it actually made me wonder why they didn’t continue to extend that range, but worth noting: these contain far more product than Electric Cool (those were only 0.07 oz.). I would say these are most like Chanel’s, as the majority are rather sparkly and offer less coverage than ColourPop or Electric Cool (on average). The texture is sponge-like, where you can press on the surface without leaving strong indentations with your brush, but if you pressed your fingertip in it, you would see a depression and even subtle fingerprints left behind. It’s not particularly emollient; it is one of the drier types of this kind of product that I’ve encountered. Most of them aren’t dry to the point where it would impede application. They are, as described, buildable, and I think the formula is best suited for someone who likes semi-sheer washes of lighter color with a fair amount of sparkle. I get all-day wear (10+ hours) with every shade–no creasing, fading, and very little fall out. I used MAC’s 242 brush to apply these, which applied most shades well enough, but some shades would thicken and bunch up, appearing uneven, if I attempted to build up the coverage. I think the finish and end result is similar to the Foiled Eyeshadows, which were a powder formula, but those were easier to work with overall (not as long-wearing, though). The collection launches online on May 26th, in-stores June 2nd.

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MAC Best Makeup Soft Serve Shadow
MAC Soft Serve Shadow Best Makeup
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
90%
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