MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2 Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright orange [with a Matte finish].” It’s a brightened, medium coral-orange with warm, red undertones and a semi-matte finish. Maybelline Craving Coral (P, $7.99) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Barbecue (LE, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Countess (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Lady Ruba (P, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Strange Journey (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury 1975 Red (LE, $32.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Dangerous (P, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Annabella (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (90% similar). NARS Carmen (P, $32.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Tomango (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC True Red (LE, $17.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). NARS Lana (P, $32.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flame (06) (P, $50.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Mangrove (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Temper (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop Succulent (P, $6.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Tilt (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2 Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
96%

MAC Haute Dogs Collection for Fall 2015

MAC Haute Dogs Collection
MAC Haute Dogs Collection

(Wo)man’s best friend is barking up the right tree in a well-groomed collection of new canine-inspired hues from M·A·C, featuring luscious, buttery fur tones, gold-spun sculpting powders, and regal berries for lips. From aristocratic to collars-off cool, shades of every pooch are perched to prime your every mood. With Haute Dogs, you’ll be lapping up accolades as best in show!

Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($23.00 U.S. / $27.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Fashion Pack Pale pink-nude
  • Rare Breed Mid-tone pinky nude
  • Barking Gorgeous Light peach
  • Nose for Style Deep claret red
  • Labradorable Deep wine

Mineralize Glass ($23.00 U.S. / $27.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Lap Dog Pale light pink-nude
  • Sheer Coincidence Mid-tone rosy nude (Repromote)
  • Modest Soft beige with light frost (Permanent)
  • Dressed to the K9s Deep burgundy-plum

Lip Pencil ($16.50 U.S. / $19.50 CDN)

  • Currant Intense reddish purple (Permanent)
  • Naked Liner Light neutral (Permanent)

Mineralize Eyeshadow x 4 ($46.00 U.S. / $55.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Pure Bred Plum, silver cream, tan-gold, deep brown
  • A Glimmer of Gold Four coordinated colours from soft gold to copper bronze (Permanent)
  • Posh Pedigree Deep olive green, white lemon, dirty grey, charcoal greenish grey

Fluidline ($16.50 U.S. / $19.50 CDN)

  • Blacktrack Solid flat black (Permanent)
  • Rich Ground Reddened cocoa with frost (Permanent)
  • Great Dame Blackened plum (Limited Edition)
  • Catch My Eye Cool taupe-grey with dazzle pearl (Repromote, Limited Edition))

Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00 U.S. / $37.00 CDN)

  • Cheeky Bronze Soft coral with golden shimmer (Permanent)
  • Soft & Gentle Gilded peach-bronze (Permanent)

Sculpting Powder/Shaping Powder ($22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Lightsweep Warm beige with fine pearl with
  • Shadester Mid-tone leathery brown
  • Warm Light Clean peach
  • Soft Focus Plantain yellow gold

MAC Studio Nail Lacquer ($12.00 U.S. / $14.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Vintage Vamp Burgundy red (Permanent)
  • Snazzy Hound Mid-tone grey
  • Very Important Poodle Warm mid-tone nude

Brushes (Limited Edition)

  • 288SE Duo Fiber Eye Shader Brush ($32.00 U.S. / $38.50 CDN)
  • 209 Eye Liner Brush ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN)
  • 139SE Duo Fiber Tapered Face Brush ($42.00 U.S. / $50.50 CDN)
  • 161SE Duo Fiber Face Glider Brush ($42.00 U.S. / $50.50 CDN)

Availability: August 13th online at maccosmetics.com, August 20th, 2015 at all MAC locations; September 2015 for international locations

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MAC Iced, Photosphere, Gravitational Electric Cool Eyeshadows

MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.07 oz.) has a sponge-like texture with some spring, so they are a cream eyeshadow but dry down and set to more of a powder finish. If you’ve tried Chanel’s Illusion d’Ombres, ColourPop Super Shock Shadows, Dior Diorshow Fusion Ombres, or Buxom Stay There Eyeshadows, these are similar in regards to texture. The performance of these really ranges from shade to shade, and the major weakness is really in the application/texture as some shades sheer out easily or apply unevenly (usually the darker shades). I recommend MAC’s 242 for application, as it lays down color well and you can use it to blend out the edges. They wear well without creasing or fading, but there is some fall out with the more sparkly shades. For summer, MAC is re-releasing the formula with a lot of repromotes that I’ve reviewed previously here as well as seven new shades. I have three ready to review in this post, and I just received my order of the remaining four this week. The collection is online now and will be available in stores on August 6th.

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MAC Iced Electric Cool Eyeshadow
MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow Iced
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
80%
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MAC How Tropical, Pillow Talk, Royally Riotous Lipsticks

MAC How Tropical Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “nude beige.” It’s a yellowed, peachy-beige with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a consistency that applied easier after a couple of seconds of warming-up against the natural lip. It applied somewhat unevenly and looked streaky, while the color settled into lip lines from the get-go and only worsened over the next two and a half hours. It was slightly drying as well. MAC Pure Decoration (LE, $17.00) is lighter. MAC Nearly Nude (LE, $17.00) is darker. MAC Salute (LE, $17.00) is less glossy. NARS Biscayne Park (P, $25.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy. Urban Decay Naked 2 (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer. NARS Floralies (P, $25.00) is darker, brighter, warmer. NARS Floralies (P, $25.00) is darker, brighter, warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty Severine (112) (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Sensual Sparks (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer. Maybelline Truffle Tease (930) (P, $7.49) is darker. Givenchy Beige Deshabille (108) (P, $36.00) is lighter, more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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MAC How Tropical Lipstick
MAC Lipstick How Tropical
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
6.5
Application
4
Total
78%
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MAC Flowerscope, Heaux, Quelle Surprise Lipsticks

MAC Flowerscope Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “clean red-pink with blue undertone.” It’s a brightened, fuchsia-red with cool, blue undertones, fine fuchsia pearl, and a natural finish. It had semi-opaque coverage with a noticeable translucency that will let the natural lip color come through. The texture is slightly firm until it warms up against the natural lip. It wore well for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Guerlain Champs-Elysees (P, $37.00) is darker. MAC Impassioned (P, $17.00) is warmer, less glossy. MAC Lickable (P, $17.00) is cooler. Marc Jacobs Beauty Roll the Dice (118) (P, $30.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Voila! (120) (P, $30.00) is less glossy. Guerlain Provocative (863) (LE, $51.00) is darker, warmer. Revlon Vivacious (120) (P, $8.99) is lighter. MAC Feeling Amorous? (LE, $20.00) is lighter, less pigmented. Too Faced Jelly Bean (P, $22.00) is darker. Estee Lauder Tumultuous Pink (P, $30.00) is lighter. Bite Beauty Crianza (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter. Guerlain Rose Grenat (864) (LE, $51.00) is warmer, glossier. Guerlain Very Pink (360) (P, $37.00) is lighter. MAC Red Balloon (LE, $17.00) is lighter. MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Flowerscope Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Flowerscope
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
88%
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MAC Lapisluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio

MAC Lapisluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio ($25.00 for oz.) is a cooler-toned shades. The three shades coordinate well together, but the Veluxe Pearlfusion is one of those eyeshadows that you may love or easily skip right on by. This formula is supposed to have “sheer coverage with a soft finish” when applied dry and “super saturation of colour with metallic brilliance” when applied wet. My experience with this formula is that sometimes it can be really nice, other times it is a total miss. I think they are most practical used damp or over a slightly tacky base if you want to use them dry. They’re actually longer-wearing than you might think, given how they feel and swatch, but I usually get seven to eight hours of crease-free wear.

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MAC Lapisluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio
MAC Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio Lapisluxe
C-
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
7
Application
3.5
Total
70%
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