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MAC x Min Liu Lipsticks

01/08

MAC Dynasty Red Lipstick

MAC Dynasty Red Lipstick

MAC Dynasty Red Lipstick

MAC Dynasty Red Lipstick

MAC Dynasty Red Lipstick

MAC Dynasty Red Lipstick

MAC Dynasty Red Lipstick

MAC Dynasty Red Lipstick

Dynasty Red

MAC Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that covered the lips evenly. The texture was denser but velvety, so the lipstick glided across the lips with ease and never dragged despite having a more matte finish. The color was still going strong after six hours of wear, and it only started to feel a bit drying after five hours of wear.

MAC Lipstick Dynasty Red
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Sneak Peek: MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinishes & Blushes Photos & Swatches (Spring/Summer 2017)

MAC Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Extra Dimension Blush

Today (April 6th), the MAC Extra Dimension line-up will be expanded with eleven new Blush shades and three Skinfinishes (though two are repromotes)–they will all be permanent. I have nine of the blushes and the three highlighters previewed below:

Extra Dimension Skinfinishes & Blushes

MAC x Min Liu All Year Red Cream Colour Base

01/10

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

All Year Red

MAC x Min Liu All Year Red Cream Colour Base ($26.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a vibrant, medium poppy red with warm, orange undertones and a natural finish. It had rich, opaque color coverage–a little went a long way–with a smooth, moderately emollient consistency that was thin, lightly tacky, and had a natural finish. I found that this particular shade seemed to dry down a bit more than most Cream Colour Bases after a few minutes, so it had more of a “natural matte” finish on my cheeks. Though the formula is supposed to be buildable, this particular shade is very pigmented, and I’d say that to get sheerer coverage takes an incredibly light hand and a fair amount of blending. Medium coverage was easier to obtain with using a light hand and just blending and diffusing the edges with a stippling brush or fingertips. It wore well for nine hours on me before fading noticeably.

MAC Cream Colour Base All Year Red
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Sneak Peek: MAC x Min Lieu Collection Photos & Swatches

MAC x Min Lieu Collection
MAC x Min Lieu Collection

The MAC x Min Liu Collection launches today (April 6th) online and at select MAC locations. The collection features two lipsticks, two lipglosses, an eyeshadow duo, a Cream Colour Base, and a Pearlmatte Face Powder (which I don’t have). Here are swatches:

MAC x Min Lieu

MAC Foiled Rose, Disobedient, Hades Fire Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Foiled Rose Lipstick

MAC Foiled Rose Lipstick

MAC Foiled Rose Lipstick

MAC Foiled Rose Lipstick

MAC Foiled Rose Lipstick

MAC Foiled Rose Lipstick

Foiled Rose

MAC Foiled Rose Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark purpled magenta with cooler, violet and purple pearl over a warmer base color. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that was buildable to medium coverage. The texture was smooth, lightly emollient, and thinner than other shades in the Metallic range. It could have applied more evenly. The lipstick stayed on well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

The Metallic Lips collection features a new (and limited edition!) finish, Metallic, which is supposed to be “rich colour [that] melds with smooth pearlized chrome.” The range of shades is described as “vibrant, intense, [and] on-trend.” The coverage varied from shade to shade–anywhere from semi-sheer to semi-opaque–but many shades look like they’re more suitable for a subtle look or for layering on top of another lip product to add a more shimmery finish. The majority of shades featured finer shimmer, which translated to a more foiled, reflective look, but a few had some shimmer. The wear was between three and five hours, depending on the shade, and most shades had some slip but were not slippery overall, so they were comfortable to wear but not hard to maintain. They were vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

MAC Lipstick Foiled Rose
7
Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
76%
Total

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Disobedient

Limited Edition
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Hades Fire

Limited Edition
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Sneak Peek: MAC Lipglasses Photos & Swatches

01/12

MAC Lipglass  

MAC Lipglass  

MAC Lipglass  

MAC Lipglass  

MAC Lipglass  

MAC Lipglass  

MAC Lipglass  

MAC Lipglass  

MAC Lipglass  

MAC Lipglass  

MAC Lipglass  

MAC Lipglass  

MAC Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) just got a new outfit and re-release with 57 shades (I’m missing one). Some of them are shades from the permanent Lipglass range, as well as some from the Lustreglass (I haven’t had time to process many thoughts on these, as I struggled just to swatch all 56 yesterday, but the shades that were in the Lustreglass range seem more pigmented in Lipglass form) line-up.

The new packaging is larger, but the tube contains a lot less–0.10 fl. oz. ($170.00/fl. oz.) compared to 0.17 fl. oz. ($100.00/fl. oz.) I do think that these should have come with a price decrease (perhaps $14) since the difference in quantity is dramatic. The Little MAC Lipglasses are $10.00 and contain 0.08 fl. oz. ($125.00/fl. oz.).

MAC Lipglass

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