MAC Into the Well Eyeshadows

MAC Into the Well Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a new, limited edition formula that can be used dry or wet, and there is a well in the middle for mixing the powder with water. I think they are better as eyeliners–used with a wet brush–than as eyeshadow, as they have a tendency to turn patchy and apply unevenly on the skin without a really solid base and some patience. If you’re applying it dry as an eyeliner, I recommend a small, flat edge brush and pressing into the lash line rather than sweeping. If you’re applying it wet as an eyeliner, use enough water that the surface of the powder darkens but not enough that the water is visibly sitting on the surface of the powder. I felt like there was a decent learning curve between too much and too little water; too much resulted in uneven and sheer coverage while too little resulted in dry, dragged-out lines. I think they’re best patted over pencil eyeliner to really set and lock in place–these will add two to three hours on top of my pencil eyeliner’s wear. There are six shades, and I have three of them, which are reviewed below:

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MAC Beg For It Into the Well Eyeshadow
MAC Into the Well Eyeshadow Beg For It
B
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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MAC Von Teese Lipstick

MAC Von Teese Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “vivid tomato red [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bright, medium red with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. Maybelline Siren in Scarlet (P, $7.99) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay 714 (LE, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC My Inner Femme (LE, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). NARS Rita (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Raven (P, $28.00) is brighter, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Feels So Grand (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rosehip (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Fashion Legacy (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Gold Blooded (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury 1975 Red (LE, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Annabella (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Barbecue (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Carmen (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Von Teese Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Von Teese
A
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
96%

MAC x Dita Von Teese Lipstick for December 2015

MAC x Dita Von Teese Lipstick for December 2015
MAC x Dita Von Teese Lipstick for December 2015


Inspired by the launch of Dita Von Teese’s new book, Your Beauty Mark, her vivid red lipstick is the signature shade for the seductive spirit. Available exclusively online in select markets December 2015.

Availability

Exclusively online December 9th (North America), December 2015 (International)

MAC Cosmetics

The Details

Lipstick | $18.00 U.S. / $21.50 CDN | Limited Edition

  • Von Teese Vivid tomato red (Matte)

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MAC Dark Desires Lipsticks

MAC Black Night Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “black with red and gold pearl [with a Cremesheen finish].” It’s a muted, gold and red-shimmered black with subtle, warm brown undertones and a soft shine. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, and it applied better than the majority of the black lipsticks MAC has released, but the Cremesheen finish definitely gave it a more emollient consistency. It does pull into lip lines slightly over the four hours it wears. Urban Decay Oil Slick (DC, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Chambord (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Black Night Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Black Night
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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MAC Dark Desires Collection for Holiday 2015

MAC Dark Desires Collection
MAC Dark Desires Collection


Bathed in black, fuelled by the darkest desires, rich colours in their deepest versions simmer against a mysterious backdrop with M∙A∙C Dark Desires. As night falls, sinfully delicious lips, sultry stares, and noir-hued nails emerge from the evening’s depths. It never felt so good to be bad.

Availability

Online November 24th, in-stores December 3rd

Nordstrom Macy's Dillard's Bloomingdale's

The Details

Lipstick | $17.00 U.S. / $20.00 CDN | Limited Edition

  • Black Night Black with red and gold pearl (Cremesheen)
  • Boyfriend Stealer Blackened plum (Cremesheen) (Repromote)
  • Heavy Petting Burgundy (Cremesheen)
  • Ring My Bell Pale cool neutral (Glaze)

The Well Eyeshadow | $20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN | Limited Edition

  • Beg For It Black
  • Switch Me On Dark navy
  • Midnight Tryst Chocolate brown
  • What’s Your Fantasy Black with heavy multi-coloured pearl
  • Think Kink Greyed silver-white
  • Dark Desires Blackened eggplant

Kohl Power Eye Pencil | $16.50 U.S. / $19.50 CDN | Permanent

  • Feline Black
  • Orpheus Intense black with gold pearl
  • Mystery Intense black with green pearl
  • Raven Intense black with red pearl

Studio Eye Gloss | $22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN | Limited Edition

  • Spank Me Black with multi-coloured glitter
  • Pearl Varnish White gloss with pearl
  • Erogenous Zone Violet with multi-coloured glitter

Studio Nail Lacquer | $12.00 U.S. / $16.00 CDN | Limited Edition

  • 6-Inch Stilettos Blackened blue
  • Unzipped Blackened green

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MAC Fluidity Collection for Holiday 2015

MAC Fluidity Collection
MAC Fluidity Collection


High impact eyes are just a stroke away. M·A·C’s new Fluidline Eye Liner combines your favourite pigmented liner with the versatility of a pen for vivid colour that glides across the lid like liquid ink. The applicator’s ultra fine tip provides a sleek, high-intensity line that’s smudge-resistant and dries quickly to a bold matte finish. Like calligraphy
for your eyes.

Availability

November 27th at Macy's; December 10th online elsewhere and in-stores

Macy's Nordstrom Bloomingdale's Dillard's

The Details

Fluidline Pen | $22.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN | Permanent

  • Retro Black Black
  • Vintage Brown Deep dark brown
  • Indelibly Blue Deep navy blue
  • Privet Sea green

Pro Longwear Paint Pot | $22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN | Permanent

  • Layin’ Low Creamy beige
  • Groundwork Mid-tone neutral taupe
  • Painterly Nude beige
  • Soft Ochre Yellow beige
  • Bare Study Soft beige with gold pearl

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