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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!

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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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MAC x Min Liu First Waves Pearlmatte Face Powder

01/09

MAC First Waves Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC First Waves Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC First Waves Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC First Waves Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC First Waves Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC First Waves Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC First Waves Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC First Waves Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC First Waves Pearlmatte Face Powder

First Waves

MAC First Waves Pearlmatte Face Powder ($40.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a light-medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. The finish became slightly more luminous once blended out on the skin but did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. The powder had a silvery white, coral-red, and fuchsia pink, while a lot of the shimmer comes off with the first use, as it was an overspray.

The Pearlmatte Face Powder is supposed to be a combination of a highlighter and blush with “excellent colour payoff” and a “rich and creamy texture.” They vary a lot in price and size, as they are a limited edition formula and often feature embossing/special designs. The consistency was smooth–soft without being too powdery or dusty–and blendable on the skin while it was still very pigmented and nearly opaque. This shade wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

This collection was supposed to launch on the 6th, but I haven’t seen it yet, so it looks like it might be delayed.

MAC Pearlmatte Face Powder First Waves
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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MAC x Min Liu Lipglasses

01/09

MAC Fortune Red Lipglass

MAC Fortune Red Lipglass

MAC Fortune Red Lipglass

MAC Fortune Red Lipglass

MAC Fortune Red Lipglass

MAC Fortune Red Lipglass

MAC Fortune Red Lipglass

MAC Fortune Red Lipglass

MAC Fortune Red Lipglass

Fortune Red

MAC Fortune Red Lipglass ($18.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a jelly-like finish. It had medium to semi-opaque, buildable color coverage that went on evenly and didn’t gather in my lip lines. The consistency was thinner than the average Lipglass, which I expect was partially due to the packaging have a tighter opening that made it so less product was on the doe-foot applicator. It was still moderately tacky as the Lipglass formula typically is. The gloss lasted for five hours and was lightly hydrating over time.

MAC Lipglass Fortune Red
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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B+

MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish

01/06

MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish

Glow With It

MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($33.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a muted, rosy brown with fine, golden shimmer. There was an almost plummy tone to it when blended out, but it seemed more brown than plum overall. For a Skinfinish, it actually had less shimmer–and finer shimmer at that–compared to the majority of Skinfinishes I’ve tried. It absolutely still gave a glow to the skin, but it was easier to be heavy-handed and not worry about emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. It had great color payoff with a very smooth, soft, and blendable texture; it felt like the perfect balance between soft and firm where it was easy to grab product with a brush but not at all dusty in the pan. The color wore well for eight and a half 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 hours on me.

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish Glow With It
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

MAC x Min Liu Fortune Eyeshadow Duo

01/06

MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo

Fortune

MAC x Min Liu Fortune Eyeshadow Duo ($29.50 for 0.08 oz.) contains a light pewter and a matte medium pink housed in a slim compact. It’s a more unique color combination, but it was harder to work with the two shades alone as the matte was thinner and the pewter was more sparkly and had less base color.

MAC Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo Fortune
Fortune
Fortune
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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