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). Colour Pop Cami (P, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Burberry Peony Rose (302) (P, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Hazelnut (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Beach Bum (P, $22.00) is darker, 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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MAC x Star Trek Collection for September 2016 (Announced)

MAC x Star Trek Collection for September 2016
MAC x Star Trek Collection for September 2016


Spanning half a century, Star Trek and its loyal fans cross generations, influencing ideas and aesthetics of gender, race and intergalactic potential. As the sci-fi saga continues, M·A·C and Star Trek’s latest cinema generation join forces in an exclusive makeup collaboration of cosmically charged hues. Coming September 2016!

“Star Trek is an iconic pop culture phenomena whose storylines pushed gender and racial boundaries. For its 50th anniversary, we celebrate each of Star Trek’s powerful women in a transcending, transformational makeup collection.” — James Gager, MAC Senior Vice President/Group Creative Director

Availability

September 2016 at select locations

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MAC Perfectly Lit Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Perfectly Lit Mineralize Skinfinish ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a mix of a light copper, medium copper, coppery-brown, and lighter coppery brown. They swirled together and created a medium-dark, rosy copper with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. NARS Liberation (Right) (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $41.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Balm Desert (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Unapologetic (LE) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Becca Songbird (P, $32.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Love Joy (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Becca Blushed Copper (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Becca Blushed Copper (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Na Pali Coast (P, $39.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Indiscretion (LE, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Alezane (260) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Fervor (Right) (P) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Cheek Pollen (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Peachtwist (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Angelique (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Perfectly Lit Mineralize Skinfinish
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Perfectly Lit
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
84%