MAC She’s a Model Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC She’s a Model Eyeshadow x 9 Palette ($32.00 for 0.18 oz.) includes nine, miniature-sized eyeshadows in a black compact with a clear lid. It’s an interesting mix of colors, because it contains seven neutrals, which run cooler compared to most neutral-hued shades. There are two pops of color–a brighter yellow and a blackened blue-teal–with the yellow being the harder shade to incorporate, at least for me. The quality is so-so with some shades under-performing and others being decent to good.

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MAC She's a Model Eyeshadow x 9 Palette
MAC Eyeshadow x 9 Palette She's a Model
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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MAC Runway Worthy Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Runway Worthy Eyeshadow Palette ($32.00 for 0.19 oz.) consists of nine eyeshadows, most in a pink/plum theme. There are some misses in the palette, while the rest are decent to good but nothing spectacular, so the whole palette ends up being rather ho-hum without any strong shades in it.

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MAC Runway Worthy Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Eyeshadow x 9 Palette Runway Worthy
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
78%
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Sunday Funday: 19 x MAC Permanent Lipstick Swatches

MAC Ravishing Lipstick
MAC Ravishing Lipstick

There’s no doubt that we swatch and review a veritable treasure trove of MAC Lipsticks ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) each year, but MAC is so busy churning out new and limited edition shades and formulas that the permanent ones never get revisited (and in some cases, never removed from boxes). I definitely get requests to update/add swatches of permanent shades, so here are some for now! I’m not sure when I’ll be able to do another round, but it’s been on my mind (especially as I was going through the older swatches over the last few weeks for the gallery). As a note, some of these are redos, so they may not appear brand spankin’ new in photos (sorry!).

MAC Lipstick Swatches

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MAC Give In, Breathing Fire, Invite Intrigue Lipsticks

MAC Give In Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “creamy natural pink [with a Matte finish].” It’s a light-medium pink with warm, peachy tones and a creamy, natural finish. It had opaque coverage with a creamy, lightweight texture that had moderate slip–it is not matte at all, not even satin!–that did cause some of the color to gather in my lip lines while I wore it. The formula seemed to stay more emollient, though, so it was easier to smooth the color out of the lines by rubbing my lips together. It wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Colour Pop Ace (LE, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). NYX French Kiss (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Hype Girl (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Native (DC, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Bouquet (P, $24.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sonic Truth (244) (P, $30.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Please Me (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Girl Next Door (P, $17.00) is darker, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Give In Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Give In
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
88%
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MAC Fashion Pack Lipsticks

MAC Aim for Gorgeous Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright fuchsia [with a Matte finish].” It’s a slightly muted, medium fuchsia-pink with blue undertones and a semi-matte to satin finish. It had great color payoff with a consistency that didn’t tug when applying, but it had a thicker feel to it that seemed more prone to clinging to the lips and exaggerating the texture of the lips. It was slightly drying over the five hours it lasted. Urban Decay Sheer Anarchy (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Ladyflower (DC, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). YSL Fuchsia Tourbillon (31) (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Confection (LE, $24.00) is cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Fluo Stiletto (662) (LE, $37.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Crush (DC, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M201 (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Infamous (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Maybelline Faint for Fuchsia (P, $7.99) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Personal Statement (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Kelly Yum-Yum (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Aim for Gorgeous Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Aim for Gorgeous
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
89%
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