Friday, February 6th, 2015

MAC x Cinderella Collection
MAC x Cinderella Collection

The MAC x Cinderella Collection debuts online on February 26th and in-stores on March 5th. Here’s a sneak peek of the upcoming products! Full reviews to come :)

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Friday, February 6th, 2015

MAC Pencilled In Collection for Spring 2015
MAC Pencilled In Collection for Spring 2015

Precisely defined, intentionally bold and utterly classic, the Pencilled In lip never goes out of style. Craft a clear-cut pout with new en vogue shades of M∙A∙C’s profoundly pigmented Lip Pencil. Now in carbon-copy colours of your favourite lipsticks including Girl About Town and Impassioned, expertly line lips in 11 shades such as the peachy coral Fruit Cocktail and bright purple Heroine.

Lipstick ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Pink Plaid Dirty blue-pink (Matte)
  • Ravishing Clean light-peachy coral (Cremesheen)
  • Impassioned Amped-up fuchsia (Amplified)
  • Girl About Town Bright blue fuchsia (Amplified)
  • MAC Red Vivid bright bluish-red (Satin)
  • Rebel Mid-tone cream plum (Satin)
  • Candy Yum Yum Neon pink (Matte)
  • Cyber Intense blackish purple (Satin)
  • Ruby Woo Very matte vivid blue-red (Matte)
  • Please Me Muted rosy-tinted pink (Matte)
  • Snob Light neutral pink (Satin)
  • Heroine Bright purple (Matte)

Lipglass ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Candy Yum Yum Neon pink
  • Heroine Bright purple
  • Ruby Woo Vivid blue-red

Lip Pencil ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Edge to Edge Dirty blue pink
  • Fruit Cocktail Clean light-peachy coral
  • Chic Trick Amped-up fuchsia
  • Talking Points Mid-tone cream plum
  • Candy Yum Yum Neon pink
  • Cyber World Intense blackish purple
  • Ruby Woo Very matte vivid blue-red
  • Rosy Rim Muted rosy-tinted pink
  • Heroine Bright Purple
  • Nightingale Midtonal cream plum

Availability: Now online at maccosmetics.com, February 5th, 2015 at all MAC locations (North America), March 2015 at all locations (International).

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Thursday, February 5th, 2015

MAC x Cinderella Collection for Spring 2015
MAC x Cinderella Collection for Spring 2015

Timeless and courageous, the most famous Disney princess of all inspires a limited-edition colour collection magical enough to make all your fairytale dreams come true. Beloved for generations for her kind heart and determined mind that dares to dream, Cinderella envisages enough makeup shades to fill a pumpkin carriage.

Lipstick ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Free as a Butterfly Semi-sheer golden nude (Lustre)
  • Royal Ball Fleshy pink (Lustre)

Lipglass ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Happily Ever After Cool milky pink with bluish pearl
  • Glass Slipper Light milky pink with pinkish pearl

Eyeshadow x 6 / Stroke of Midnight ($44.00 U.S. / $53.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Phloof! Frosted off-white (Frost)
  • Quarry Soft muted plum-brown (Matte)
  • Omega Soft muted beige-taupe (Matte)
  • Vapour Peach-pink with violet pearl (Velvet)
  • Stroke of Midnight Black plum with sparkle pearl (Velvet)
  • Satin Taupe Taupe with silver shimmer (Frost)

MAC Studio Eye Gloss ($23.00 U.S> / $27.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Lightly Tauped Light beige gloss with pearl
  • Pearl Varnish White gloss with pearl

Fluidline ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Little Black Bow Grey with silver pearl
  • Macroviolet Deep smoked violet with red pearl

Iridescent Pressed Powder ($28.00 U.S. / $33.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Coupe d’Chic Light golden peach with gold shimmer

Glitter ($23.00 U.S. / $28.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Reflects Pearl Fine white glitter with pearl sheen

Pigment ($24.00 U.S. / $29.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Evil Stepmother Black plum with plum pearl
  • Pretty It Up Olive with pearlized pigments

Beauty Powder ($28.00 U.S. / $33.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Mystery Princess Pink beige with silver shimmer (Matte)

Brushes

  • 217 Blending Brush ($24.00 U.S. / $28.50 CDN)
  • 168 Large Angled Contour ($35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN)

Availability: February 26th, 2015 online at maccosmetics.com, March 5th, 2015 at select MAC locations (North America), March 2015 at select locations (International).

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Monday, January 26th, 2015

MAC Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette ($44.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a blue-hued set of shades that ranges from light gray to navy blue. This was my least favorite of the three palettes, as it performed the worst out of the bunch. Three of the shades are part of the permanent range, while three are limited edition. Too many shades from this set had drier, thinner, and were more difficult to blend out on the skin to make it a must-have.

Midnight Snow is described as a “pale silver [with a Frost finish].” It’s a brightened, silvery white with a frosted sheen. It had so-so color payoff with a thinner texture that really had to be layered to work on the skin. Once on, it wore well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Idol Eyes is described as a “silver violet with gold [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a muted, bluish-purple with gold sparkle. This is part of the permanent range, and it continues to be one of my least favorite MAC shades, because it is very sheer, gritty, and the sparkle gets everywhere. The one included in the palette seemed especially annoying to use. The only way I’ve ever managed half-decent results out of it is when patted over a colored, tacky base. At best, it seems to wear for six hours but has fall out, and it’s hard to tell, as there is little visible color on my skin. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Knight Divine is described as a “black with silver pearl [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a drak gray with a silver frosted sheen. The color payoff was good, while the consistency was soft and blendable. It wore well for eight hours before fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Indigogo is described as a “blackened navy with multi-dimensional pearl [with a Velvet finish].” It’s a muted, bluish-teal with a soft blue micro-sparkle over a satin finish. It had good color payoff, but the texture was drier, which made blending it more difficult as it tended to turn patchy. It lasted for eight hours before creasing. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Deep Truth is described as a “true dark blue [with a Frost finish].” It’s a medium-dark, brightened blue with a frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a fairly soft texture, but it was stiffer and thinner compared to the permanent version I have. It wore well for eight hours and was easier to use than I expected, based on the texture. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Exotic Purple is described as a “dark navy [with a Satin finish].” It’s a blackened navy blue that leans a little purple with a satin sheen. It was semi-sheer with a drier, thinner consistency that made it hard to work with. It was a shade that tended to look uneven when applied to the lid. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Friday, January 23rd, 2015

MAC Barbecue Lipstick
MAC Barbecue Lipstick

MAC Barbecue Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “vivid orange red [with a Matte finish].” It’s a brightened, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a satin finish. The color payoff was intense and yielded full color coverage that applied easily without dragging on the lips. It wore well for six hours, and while it wasn’t hydrating, it wasn’t drying either. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Oxblood Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “light peachy nude [with a Matte finish].” It’s a light-medium, peachy-brown with a hint of pink with a semi-matte finish. It had good color coverage with a lightly creamy consistency so it glided on without tugging, but it didn’t slide around once on. It was comfortable to wear and was neither drying nor hydrating, and it lasted for almost five hours, which is a little longer than average for a mid-tone shade like this. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Tenor Voice Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “true classic red [with a Matte finish].” It’s a rich, brightened red with very subtle cool undertones–it’s almost neutral, but I think it leans a bit blue–with a matte finish. It had full color coverage that applied smoothly and evenly without trouble. It wore well for six hours and left behind a stain, and it wasn’t drying (though not hydrating either). See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Victoriana Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone pink red [with a Matte finish].” It’s a slightly muted (relative to the rest, really) pinky-red with cool undertones and a matte finish. The consistency is lightly creamy, which made it apply evenly for smooth, even color application. It was intensely pigmented and lasted for six hours without being drying. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

MAC Tenor Voice Lipglass
MAC Tenor Voice Lipglass

MAC Tenor Voice Lipglass ($16.50 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “true classic red.” It’s a brightened, medium red with fairly neutral undertones. On me, it pulls almost warm-toned at times, but other times, it looks neutral or slightly pink-ish. It was richly pigmented and applied well for the most part. The color didn’t feather over the five hours it wore for. Revlon HD Fire Opal (560) (P, $8.99) is warmer, MAC Anthurium (LE, $19.50) is similar. Laura Mercier Poppy (P, $25.00) is warmer. Milani Red My Lips (12) (P, $5.49) is slightly warmer. Maybelline Signature Scarlet (020) (P, $8.99) is similar. Revlon Fire (P, $7.49) is slightly warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Victoriana Lipglass ($16.50 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “mid-tone pink red.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy red with cool undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, and the gloss went on with even color that didn’t pull into lip lines. It wore well for five hours and didn’t feather or bleed on me. MAC Ruby Woo (LE, $15.00) is brighter, redder. NARS Burning Love (LE, $26.00) is similar. Guerlain Rouge Parade (920) (LE, $30.00) is slightly darker. MAC Strawberry Malt (LE, $15.00) is more muted, sheerer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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