MAC Constant Craving, Ceaseless Energy, Preserving Passion Versicolour Stains

MAC Constant Craving Versicolour Lip Stain ($24.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is described as a “mid-tone blue pink.” It comes out of the tube as a light-medium, bluish pink with a cream finish, but it “sets” and yields a slightly darker, more fuchsia-tinted pink, though it still had a lot of the milky quality of the initial color still present. The texture was a little thicker overall, and this one applied messily–it was uneven and settled into lines very easily. This was one of the worst-applying of the ones I’ve tried thus far. The color lasted for six hours and was drying over time. MAC Silly (LE, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Savage (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Love Buzz (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Florid Pink (LE, $7.99) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Pinctada (214) (LE, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). NYX Sugar Cookie (P, $5.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Unlimited Style (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Speed Up (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Constant Craving Versicolour Lip Stain
MAC Versicolour Stain Constant Craving
C
Product
6
Pigmentation
10
Texture
6.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
3
Total
73%
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MAC Cosmic Force Mineralize Blush

MAC Cosmic Force Mineralize Blush ($27.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a light-medium, rosy taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. NARS Contour (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NYX Taupe (P, $6.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar). NYX Taupe (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Inglot #504 (P, $15.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Cosmic Force Mineralize Blush
MAC Mineralize Blush Cosmic Force
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
89%

MAC So Select Lipstick

MAC x So Select Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “dirty rose [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium pink with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Kat Von D Lolita (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte TBT (P, $20.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Beach Bum (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Burberry Peony Rose (302) (P, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Hazelnut (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Mosh Pit (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Givenchy Rose d'Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC x So Select Lipstick
MAC Lipstick So Select
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%

MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Finally Free Lipstick

MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Finally Free Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone rosey nude [with a Cremesheen finish].” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark rosy pink with soft, warm undertones and a natural sheen. Bite Beauty Cortado (LE, $24.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Collin (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Zin (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Glaze (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Glamourdaze (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain Merveilleux Rose (867) (LE, $55.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Chanel Suzanne (438) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Soft Berry (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Gracia (P, $55.00) is warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Inspiring (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Buxom Hooligan (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Marmalade (LE, $5.00) is warmer, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Finally Free Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Finally Free
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%

MAC Long Live the Night, Always & Forever, Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Versicolour Stains

MAC Versicolour Lip Stain ($24.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a hybrid gloss and stain formula with a glossy shine, long-wear (eight-hours, specifically), “jelly-like texture,” and “stay-true colour.” Interesting discovery: under “usage” (on MAC’s website) the following is there: “As with many lips stains, lips might feel slightly dry over time … Product not recommended for use on overly dry or sensitive lips.” There is some good, specific information about these, though for color payoff isn’t as clear, so based on the fact that these are a gloss/lip stain hybrid (neither of which are typically opaque), I would expect noticeable color with translucency–like stained glass. The majority are fairly pigmented and are true-to-form as a lip stain, and they have a moderate shine. The consistency is thin, watery initially and develops into a slightly thicker, lightly tacky texture as it “sets.” It is one of the least-tacky textures of this type of formula (as it is similar to ones like YSL Glossy Stains, Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer, Tom Ford Patent Finish, L’Oreal Color Caresse). Some shades emphasized and gathered into lip lines, which may be due to the slightly thinner overall consistency (compared to other like formulas). The wear ranged from six to eight hours and was lightly to moderately drying over time. The formula has a subtle vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

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MAC Long Live the Night Versicolour Lip Stain
MAC Versicolour Stain Long Live the Night
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
80%
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