MAC Nordstrom’s Finest Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Nordstrom’s Finest Eyeshadow Palette ($85.00 for 0.68 oz.) includes fifteen eyeshadows, with each being full-sized (the palette is the same size as the empty 15-pan palettes MAC sells). Many of MAC’s pre-made palettes are misses, but I think that the larger 15-pan pre-made palettes (like this one) are better and decent to good. For the price of MAC, it’s not bad, but it is a decent amount to pay for a palette, even if there are 15 full-sized eyeshadows included in it. I do wish MAC would consider making the pans removable, as I think it would offer a lot more functionality as a user or to create smaller, travel-friendly quads for trips and the like. I think this palette is okay; there are three duds that really bring down the overall score significantly (e.g. Carbon), while the rest are more B to A- in ratings. The palette contains an assortment of permanent shades as well as limited edition/exclusive shades, though some of the shades in this palette that may seem new were released in the Gravitas palette, which was limited edition (Soft Brown, Luscious, Carbon, Persuade, Plummed are repeats). I believe only Chains of Love and Felt haven’t been released before (based on my log of MAC eyeshadows).

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MAC Nordstrom's Finest Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Eyeshadow x15 Palette Nordstrom's Finest
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
81%
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MAC Sophisticate Face Kit

MAC Sophisticate Face Kit ($49.50 for 0.43 oz.) includes six eyeshadows, two blushes, and two lipsticks. Worth pointing out right away is that the back of my palette says the second blush on the left is Simply Bliss, whereas Nordstrom’s product listing had Cream Soda in its place; I checked both of them, and the blush in this palette is slightly more pink-tinted and a little lighter but not by much.

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MAC Sophisticate Face Kit
MAC Face Kit Sophisticate
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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MAC Pretty Natural Lip Kit

MAC Pretty Natural Lip Kit ($29.50 for 0.31 oz.) is a pinky-beige set of shades, all in full-size, so this is one of the better value kits from Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale. The set of shades works well together, and for what they are, they are decent. I find MAC’s Lip Pencil formula to be harder to apply as it is quite stiff/firm, and it is quite drying. The lipstick was the best of the set.

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MAC Pretty Natural Lip Kit
MAC Lip Trio Look in a Box: Pretty Natural
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
81%
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MAC x Selena Collection for Late 2016

MAC x Selena Collection for Late 2016
MAC x Selena Collection for Late 2016

M∙A∙C Selena, the multi-product collection inspired by Latin icon, Selena Quintanilla, debuts in the latter part of 2016.

“Selena’s talent and beauty, inside and out have, have left a colourful, meaningful impact in the world, that has continued to grow over the last two decades. We have heard the passion and enthusiasm from her fans and wholeheartedly agree that her legacy embodies M·A·C’s philosophy. We are so excited to announce a Selena inspired M·A·C collection debuting in the latter part of 2016.” — James Gager, MAC Senior Vice President/Group Creative Director

“I am so excited that M·A·C Cosmetics will be releasing a collection in honor of my sister Selena. Helping to create this collection brings me back to all those late night conversations on our tour bus when she spoke of having her own makeup line one day. If Selena were here she would be beyond ecstatic to have this happening. History is being made.” — Suzette Quintanilla (Selena’s sister)

MAC Cremesheen Pearl Collection for Summer 2015

MAC Cremesheen Pearl Collection
MAC Cremesheen Pearl Collection

Cremesheen Pearl, the shimmering twist on a M∙A∙C classic, is back with a brilliant bang. Cremesheen Lipstick and Cremesheen Glass, both infused with pearlized pigments, are available in 15 new Asian-inspired shades. Prominent pinks, radiant reds and contemporary corals glow strikingly against all skin tones with a finish that leaves lips luminous and decidedly lacquered. With foolproof colour coverage and gleamingly creamy gloss, this eye-catching update to Cremesheen is the new yin and yang for your lips.

Lipstick ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Nippon Creamy mid-tone coral pink
  • Koi Coral Pale peachy nude
  • Star Magnolia Bright carnation pink
  • Little Buddha Bright peachy pink
  • Pickled Plum Bright blue-pink
  • Tokyo Tizzy Bright yellow-orange
  • Obi Orange Intense clean reddish orange
  • Pretty Boy Intense pink coral
  • Dozen Carnations Intense warm tomato red
  • Sweet Sakura True red with soft gold pearl

Cremesheen Glass ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Pagoda Frosted cool pink (Repromote)
  • Double Happiness Frosted light nude (Repromote)
  • Floating Lotus Frosted soft rose (Repromote)
  • Richer, Lusher Peach coral (Repromote)
  • Partial to Pink Light creamy yellow-pink with light gold pearl (Repromote)

Availability: Online July 16th, in-stores and at-counters on July 23rd in permanent line; August 2015 for international locations.

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