MAC Saucy Miss Blush

MAC Saucy Miss Blush ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “bright blue pink [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bold, bright, medium-dark magenta with cool undertones and a matte finish. Surratt Beauty Se Pomponner (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Bright Pink (P, $16.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC This Could Be Fun (LE, $22.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Pie (DC, $8.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Homie (DC, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Unashamed (LE) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Starscape (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora I'm Shocked (09) (P, $14.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Savage (P) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Saucy Miss Blush
MAC Powder Blush (Small) Saucy Miss
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
88%

MAC Bangin’ Brilliant Eyeshadows (Part 2)

MAC Shock Factor Eyeshadow ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “lime green [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bright, light-medium chartreuse green with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a dusty, chalky consistency that was hard to work with. It looked uneven and dry on the skin–with or without primer!–and I could not seem to get it to look decent at all. I even patted it over eyeliner, and it made it look terrible. What I was able to apply lasted six hours! Inglot #343 (P, $6.00) is brighter (95% similar). NARS Celebrate (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Bitter (P, $16.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Madly Sunny (LE, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Eyeshadow
MAC Eyeshadow Shock Factor
F
Product
5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
5
Longevity
6.5
Application
1.5
Total
56%
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MAC Bangin’ Brilliant Eyeshadows (Part 1)

MAC Up at Dawn Eyeshadow ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “sherbet orange [with a Satin finish].” It’s a lightly brightened, meidum orange with warm undertones and a satin shimmer. It had good color payoff, but the texture was dusty and on the thinner side, so it had trouble adhering well to the skin. It only seemed to work decently over a thicker base like a MAC Paint Pot, but it did not work well with thinner primers like Urban Decay Primer Potion or MAC’s 24-Hour Prep + Prime. I could get a tinge of the color if I swept it above the crease, but it was never opaque. The color lasted for seven hours on me. Inglot #123R Top (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Apricot Blend #3 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Trumpette (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Pareo (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Milani Bella Mandarin (27) (P, $4.49) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Sundeck #3 (LE) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Newport Nights #5 (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Rouge-Gorge (116) (LE, $32.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Rio (91) (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Fyrinnae Pyromantic Erotica (P, $6.80) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Eyeshadow
MAC Eyeshadow Up at Dawn
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
3
Total
73%
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Sneak Peek: MAC Sized to Go Lipglasses Photos & Swatches

MAC Sized to Go Lipglass
MAC Sized to Go Lipglass

MAC Sized to Go Lipglass ($10.00 for 0.08 fl. oz.) just launched 12 travel-sized glosses; some are repromotes from past limited edition collections and others are new. Full-size Lipglass retails for $15.00 and contains 0.16 fl. oz., so comparing the two, Sized to Go costs $125.00/oz., while the full-size is $93.75/oz. Another way to think about it is you’re paying 2/3 the price for 1/2 the product, but if you have a lot of gloss or travel frequently, smaller sizes may still be better as they’re easier to go through.

As a note: two of the repromoted shades, Carousel and Lots of Laughs, seemed darker in the Sized to Go than my original versions.

MAC Sized to Go Lipglass

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Round-up: MAC Vamplify Lipglosses (July 2016)

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Vamplify Lipgloss

Online on July 7th (in-stores on July 14th), there are 16 shades of MAC Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) releasing, with about half of them being repromotes. Some shades are very pigmented while others are semi-opaque, and some shades apply evenly while others are more streaky. They have a light-medium thick consistency that’s not heavy or goopy, but it’s not really thin; however, they’re really smooth and creamy, so they feel nice on. There’s no tackiness initially, and it feels a lot like lip balm to me–soft, smooth, and my lips felt supple. I find they develop light to moderate tackiness as they wear on. They wear anywhere from three to five hours and are lightly to moderately hydrating over time. The formula has strong, vanilla scent (stronger than their lipsticks; I can smell it for a bit even when it is applied, not just in the tube) but no discernible taste.

I’ve finished reviewing the new-for-2016 shades, so here’s a recap of those plus the repromotes. You can find the official launch information here.

01

MAC Fab Tested

Limited Edition. $20.00/0.16 oz.

MAC Fab Tested Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plummy brown with warm undertones and a cream finish.

A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
97%
A

02. MAC Push Some Buttons

MAC Push Some Buttons Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as an "intense orange-red." Read full review.

A

03. MAC Smart Aleck

MAC Smart Aleck Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a bold, bright, medium-dark pinky-red with cool, blue undertones and a jelly-like finish. Read full review.

A-

04. MAC Tuned In

MAC Tuned In Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a "mid-tone rosy nude." Read full review.

A-

05. MAC What's Going On

MAC What's Going On Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a "hot intense fuchsia." Read full review.

A-

06. MAC Anything But Demure

MAC Anything But Demure Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium mauve-pink with warm undertones and a smattering of fine, gold pearl. Read full review.

A-

07. MAC Absolute Score

MAC Absolute Score Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark taupe-brown with neutral undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A-

08. MAC Peer Pressure

MAC Peer Pressure Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as an "intense red-burgundy." Read full review.

B

09. MAC Sway to the Sound

MAC Sway to the Sound Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark lavender purple with cool undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

B

10. MAC How Chic is This

MAC How Chic is This Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a "violet purple." Read full review.

B

11. MAC With Gusto

MAC With Gusto Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a deep, muted burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and and a lightly pearlized finish. Read full review.

B-

12. MAC Spanking Haute

MAC Spanking Haute Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a "pinky nude." Read full review.

B-

13. MAC Saucy Miss

MAC Saucy Miss Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark blue-violet with a cream finish. Read full review.

B-

14. MAC Modern Drama

MAC Modern Drama Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a "dark plum." Read full review.

C+

15. MAC She-Rebel

MAC She-Rebel Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a "dark blue-purple." Read full review.

C

16. MAC Acting on Impulse

MAC Acting on Impulse Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a deep bluish-teal with cool undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

Glossover Breakdown

87%

Average Score
A
8
B
6
C
2
D
0
F
0

Glossover Averages

Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
87%