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MAC Rosy Cheeks & Sweets for My Sweet Extra Dimension Blushes

01/06

MAC Rosy Cheeks Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Rosy Cheeks Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Rosy Cheeks Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Rosy Cheeks Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Rosy Cheeks Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Rosy Cheeks Extra Dimension Blush

Rosy Cheeks

MAC Rosy Cheeks Extra Dimension Blush ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, fuchsia pearl. It had nearly opaque pigmentation, which was buildable to full coverage, if desired. The texture was soft, smooth, and just a smidgen dusty in the pan (but not applied); I felt like the softness made it easier to control and to grab less product, if desired, so it could be used as sheerer coverage levels without a lot of work. What was even more surprising was how blendable the color was on the cheeks–it melted and diffused as I applied it and I barely had to blend the edges after laying down the initial color. The finish was luminous but not emphasizing of my pores. The color stayed on well for ten 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 Rosy Cheeks
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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MAC Superb & Oh, Darling! Extra Dimension Skinfinish

01/06

MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish

Superb

MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($33.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The color seemed to be slightly rosier than the last version of this I had (from a limited edition release). It had excellent color coverage that applied evenly to bare skin. The texture was smooth to the touch without being dry or dusty in the pan. It was easy to apply at full coverage and then diffuse the color or to use a lighter touch for less intense shine. The finish, while nearly metallic, did not accentuate the texture of my skin. This shade wore well for nine hours on me.

The Extra Dimension Skinfinish formula is supposed to give “the perfect glow to the skin” with a “creamy powder formula” that wears for “10 hours.” It’s a powder highlighter that I’d describe as a moderate to intense highlighter, and they come in varying hues with some that might work as highlighting blushes/bronzers are on some skin tones and true highlighters on other skin tones. In general, the formula is very pigmented, blendable, and wears around eight to nine hours on me.

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish Superb
Superb
Superb
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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MAC Cheeky Bits & Fairly Precious Extra Dimension Blushes

01/06

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush

Cheeky Bits

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a bright, medium pink-coral with golden shimmer. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly to the cheeks. The powder was smooth, soft, and blendable but never powdery or dusty in the pan (and this type of formula often has a slightly “drier” feel). I was impressed by just how effortless diffusing this richer shade was! The color stayed on well for nine hours before fading slightly on me.

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 Cheeky Bits
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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MAC Lustrewhite, Gal Friday, Goldfinch, C-Thru Lipglasses

01/06

MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass

MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass

MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass

MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass

MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass

MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass

Lustrewhite

MAC Lustrewhite Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a clear gloss with fine white pearl and larger, white sparkle. (Thankfully, MAC listed this one as “clear-glazed with white sparkle,” so the sheerness was as expected.) It had a slightly thinner consistency compared to most of the Lipglasses, though it was still noticeably tackky on the lips. It had semi-sheer coverage with respect to the amount of shimmer in the product. The gloss wore well for three and a half 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 Lustrewhite
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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B-
B
B-

C-Thru

Permanent
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Round-up: MAC Metallic Lips Collection

MAC Metallic Lips Collection
MAC Metallic Lips Collection

MAC Metallic Lips Collection is a set of 18 new, limited edition shades available in MAC’s new “Metallic” finish. To me, the finish was often a cross of a Lustre and Frost — glossier, more emollient like a Lustre but with more shimmer like a Frost, while the coverage was a marriage of the two–semi-sheer to medium, somewhat buildable. I think if MAC had marketed these purely for layering, they would have rated better, but they were advertised as “vibrant, intense” and having “rich colour.” Most of the shades were far from intense or rich in color, unfortunately!

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Powder & Dua Lippa Cremesheen Glass

01/08

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Pressed Powder

Justine Skye

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Powder ($27.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plummy purple with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of lavender sparkle and fine pearl shimmer. The Iridescent Powder is supposed to give a “hint of soft purple for cheeks with a shimmering pink pearl sheen” that has “buildable coverage” and is “long-wearing.” The consistency was incredibly dense–firmly packed and required a denser brush or slight jabbing motions to get enough product onto the brush. The denser texture made it harder to blend out on the skin as the product tended to go on unevenly, so it took more work to diffuse the color evenly across the cheeks. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (up to semi-opaque) that lasted for seven and a half hours on me.

This product will release April 13th, but it is available for pre-order now.

MAC Iridescent Pressed Powder Justine Skye
Justine Skye
Justine Skye
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total

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B

Dua Lipa

Limited Edition
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