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
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Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
90%
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MAC x Brant Brothers Collection for Summer 2016

MAC x Brant Brothers Collection for Summer 2016
MAC x Brant Brothers Collection for Summer 2016


Peter and Harry Brant, the young bon vivants of New York society, are the current toast of the fashion scene. Now, M∙A∙C teams up with them in a modern collection of products for the face, brows, eyes and lips.

Availability

Online May 26th, in-stores June 2nd at select locations

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The Details

Eyeshadow Quad: Pillars | $33.00 U.S. / $43.05 CAD | Limited Edition

Editor’s note: Mystery is an existing shade… except is not a Veluxe Pearl, so not sure if that’s a misprint in the press release or actually a new shade.

  • Mother’s Milk Soft matte beige (Satin)
  • Sandstone Soft matte taupe (Matte)
  • Mystery Muted plum-brown (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Carbon Intense black (Matte)

Lip Stain Marker | $21.00 / $25.50 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Boysenberry Blush Berry plum red
  • Bitten Lip Dirty coral red
  • Sunset Boulevard Coral brown
  • The Jamie Mid-tone red blue

Eye Kohl | $17.50 U.S. / $21.50 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Smolder Intense black (Permanent)
  • Paragon Champagne gold
  • El Dorado Bold gold

Fluidline Brow Gel Creme | $16.50 U.S. / $19.50 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Neanderthal Deep, rich brown

Tryphaena and Cleopatra Pro Sculpting Cream Duo | $33.00 U.S. / $38.50 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Climax Light white highlight
  • Crevasse Taupe contour

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MAC Soft Serve Collection for Summer 2016

 

MAC Soft Serve Collection for Summer 2016
MAC Soft Serve Collection for Summer 2016


Feast on servings of new M∙A∙C Soft Serve Shadow featuring a unique, bouncy texture, and Dare Hue! Brow Pencil. Delectable Soft Serve shades each layer smoothly onto the lid with buildable colour that’s long-wearing, non-creasing and simple delicious.

Availability

Online May 26th, in-stores June 2nd

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The Details

Soft Serve Shadow | $22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Bounce Around Light, cool taupey silver (Pearl)
  • Quite Yummy! Light pink (Satin)
  • Cushy Life Light warm golden beige (Pearl)
  • Put Me to Shame Mid-tone dirty taupe (Satin)
  • So So Saucy Mid-tone peach (Satin)
  • Plead Gilty Vibrant sparkling gold (Pearl)
  • Jealous Girl Mint green (Satin)
  • Must Be Lust Sparkling bronzy tan (Pearl)
  • Girls, Girls! Soft pastel purple (Satin)
  • Best Make Up Light golden highlighter (Pearl)
  • Big Bad Blue Soft pastel blue (Satin)
  • Softened Up Mid-tone warm brown

Dare Hue! Brow Pencil | $16.50 U.S. / $19.50 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Violet Infused Soft lavender
  • Blonde Not Bland Pastel peach
  • Pink Confetti Pastel pink
  • Frisky Fresh Soft mint green
  • What a Highlight Soft white gold highlighter
  • Clearly Groomed Nudey beige

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MAC Pro Longwear Colour Sticks (Part 4)

MAC Ever Evergreen Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark greenish-teal with subtle, warmer undertones and a pearly sheen. It had sheer color payoff that wasn’t really buildable; it tended to look uneven and patchy. The texture had slight creaminess but dried down quickly once applied. It didn’t seem to apply well with a brush or fingertips–I had the best luck using it directly from the tube. It wore for ten hours. MAC Colourful Life (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Green Room (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sea Mist (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Emerald Power (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Iridescent Jade (LE) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I-20 (P, $21.00) is cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Too Glam (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Ever Evergreen Pro Longwear Colour Stick
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Ever Evergreen
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Product
6
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
10
Application
3.5
Total
74%
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MAC Pro Longwear Colour Sticks (Part 3)

MAC Tea Leaves Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a medium, golden bronze with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. This one has micro-sparkle/glitter in it, but I didn’t notice any fall out over time unless I rubbed my eye, where a few bits dropped but the color stayed intact. The texture was very lightly emollient so it didn’t tug too much when initially applied, but it dries down almost instantly leaving little room for blending it out. Dior Cosmopolite (P, $29.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Himalia (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Style Icon (P, $0.05) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Crushed Clove (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Spiked Cider (LE) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Natasha Denona Satin Tan (58P) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Schmooze (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Firecracker (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME644 Iced Brown (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Court in Cannes (LE, $9.99) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Tan Lines (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Tea Leaves Pro Longwear Colour Stick
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Tea Leaves
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Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
86%
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MAC Pro Longwear Colour Sticks (Part 2)

MAC At the Beach Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a light, peachy beige with a pearly sheen and warm undertones. It had semi-sheer to mostly opaque color payoff with a lightly creamy texture that made it one of the more blendable shades in the launch. It lasted for over ten hours with no fading or creasing. Too Faced Riviera (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). YSL Saharienne #1 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Beige (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Shooting Star (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #1 (P) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Overdressed (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Truth (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Arena (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Rose Golden Rings (LE) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC At the Beach Pro Longwear Colour Stick
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick At the Beach
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Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
90%
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