Friday, June 13th, 2014

MAC Blushing Berry Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint
MAC Blushing Berry Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) is supposed to be a formula that uses “PH pigments that work with body’s natural temperature to give you a fresh color that yours alone.” The formula is described as “lightweight,” “moisturizing,” and “lipgloss with a tint.” They are click-type glosses, so you twist and gloss is dispensed over a brush-type applicator. I struggled with these quite a bit last year when they initially released (these have all been out before). I feel like the formula has changed, as these seemed to stain/darken a lot less. I waited about forty minutes before taking photos for each gloss but they really didn’t change color once applied. They just seemed lighter overall.

When I wore these, the texture seemed medium-thick in consistency, gets quite tacky after about thirty seconds, and I still had some issues with the color feathering outside my natural lip line with the darker shades. These also fade poorly, as the color from the center disappears and leaves a noticeable “ring” of color. There is also an off-taste–like a lemon-y chemical taste–though it has a sweet vanilla scent. This formula is still a miss for me, unfortunately.

Blushing Berry is described as a “mid-tone cool red.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark pinky-red with cool undertones and a glossy shine. It had semi-sheer color coverage that applied unevenly–it just looked splotchy once on. This shade wore well for four hours and left a very subtle stain behind. It wore fairly well for four hours, and after five, there was uneven fading and a splotchy ring of color left behind. MAC Viva Glam Rihanna (LE, $15.00 is more shimmery. MAC Love Alert (LE, $20.00) is more sparkly. Chanel Emoi (P, $32.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bubblegum is described as a “soft warm pink.” It’s a light, milky pink with warm, yellow undertones. It was semi-sheer applied to lips. The milkiness of the color made it harder to get an even application, as it would show “lines” if you pressed your lips together and tended to gather in the lip lines. This shade wore well for four hours on me. MAC Bijou (LE, $15.00) is more opaque. NARS Tasmania (P, $26.00) is similar. NARS Turkish Delight (P, $26.00) is lighter. Chanel Murmure (179) (P, $29.50) is sheerer. Maybelline Petal Plush (100) (P, $8.99) is lighter. NYX Maple Blondie (P, $5.00) is more opaque. MAC Angel (LE, $15.00) is more opaque. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Glorious Intent is described as a “warm plum.” It’s a medium, raspberry pink with cool, blue undertones and a glossy shine. It was slightly splotch applied and had semi-sheer color payoff. It wore well for almost five hours before it started to fade from the center and, unfortunately, left that dreaded ring of color along the outer area of the lip. There was feathering that appeared after an hour and a half of wear. Sisley Paris Berry (5) (P, $50.00) is less glossy. NARS Quito (P, $26.00) is similar. Chanel Tocade (182) (P, $29.50) is darker. MAC Fashion Perk (P, $22.00) is more muted. Milani Berry Tempting (05) (P, $5.49) is darker. MAC Colour Saturation (LE, $20.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Gwi-yo-mi is described as a “mid-tone raspberry.” It’s a medium, slightly muted, pink with subtle cool undertones. Applied against my skin tone, it almost turns warm-toned. It had semi-sheer color coverage, but this one applied more evenly compared to the others. The color lasted for almost four hours, but it didn’t feather as quickly as some of the other shades. Chanel Baie Rose (89) (LE, $27.00) is lighter. Revlon Pink Pop (P, $7.99) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Simply Wow is described as a “mid-tone cool mauve.” It’s a pinky-mauve with cool, blue undertones. It had semi-sheer pigmentation, which didn’t apply too evenly–it settled and gathered into lip lines. This shade lasted for just over four hours but there was feathering visible after four hours with a very faint stain along the edges of the lips for another hour. NARS Angelika (P, $26.00) is lighter. MAC Fearless (LE, $20.00) is warmer. Milani Pink Lady (07) (P, $5.49) is lighter. L’Oreal Florid Pink (LE, $7.99) is less glossy, lighter. MAC Pink Nouveau (LE, $15.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Thursday, June 12th, 2014

MAC Moody Bloom Eyeshadows
MAC Moody Bloom Eyeshadows

There are six shades of MAC Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) in the upcoming Moody Blooms collection. I have five of the six, and they’re quite good. Four of the six have a Veluxe Pearl, which is easily one of MAC’s most consistent and high-performing finishes.

Artistic License is described as a “pinky gold [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a peachy-pink with a gold shimmer and a soft, frosted finish. It had fairly good color payoff, but the texture was a bit thinner and drier than most Veluxe Pearls. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. Too Faced Jardin (P, $16.00) is darker, brighter. Urban Decay X (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Dynamic Duo 1 #1 (LE, $15.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Blooming Mad is described as a “mid-tone ultra violet [with a Frost finish].” It’s a light-medium, fuchsia-lavender with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had decent color payoff, but it could have been a bit softer and pigmented. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Illamasqua Charm (P) is similar. Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #2 (P) is darker, less shimmery. NARS Rage (LE, $24.00) is darker. MAC Violet Impact (LE, $15.00) is darker. CoverGirl Blazing Purple (340) (P, $4.99) is lighter. L’Oreal With a Twist (LE, $7.99) is more frosted, purpler. Urban Decay Grifter (P, $18.00) is lighter, more glittery. MAC Stars ‘n’ Rockets (P, $15.00) is very similar. Urban Decay Fishnet (P, $19.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Deep Fixation is described as a “metallic brown [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm, red undertones and a soft, pearly finish. The texture is soft, buttery, and smooth, while the color payoff is excellent. It wore well for eight hours before fading. Too Faced Soleil (P, $16.00) is lighter. Makeup Geek Country Girl (P, $5.99) is lighter. NARS Naiade (P) is lighter, cooler-toned. MAC Antiqued (P, $15.00) is less red-toned. Guerlain Turandot #2 (LE) is similar. Guerlain Les Fauves #2 (LE) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Hidden Motive is described as a “deep aubergine [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a medium-dark purple with warm, reddish undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation, and the texture was soft and smooth. This shade lasted for eight hours on me. Givenchy Prune Taffetas (8) (P, $23.00) is a cream product. theBalm #2 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker. NARS Caravaggio #2 (P, $24.00) is darker. MAC Double Feature #1 #2 (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Plum Dressing (P, $15.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Lucky Green is described as a “dark yellow green [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a brightened, light-medium green with warm, yellow undertones and a golden sheen. It had great color payoff, and the texture was soft and buttery to the touch. This shade lasted for eight hours on me. This is a permanent shade. NARS Tropical Princess #1 (LE, $24.00) is lighter. MAC Chartreuse Bouquet (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, brighter. Kat Von D Birdcage (LE) is a touch lighter. Inglot #412 (P, $6.00) is more muted. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Green Room is described as a “mid-tone teal [with a Satin finish].” I did not receive this shade, so I can’t share it with you at this time, but I hope to purchase it when it is available.

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Artistic License

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8/10

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8.5/10

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8/10

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8.5/10

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Blooming Mad

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8/10

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8.5/10

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Deep Fixation

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10/10

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10/10

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10/10

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

MAC Moody Blooms Sheen Supreme Lipsticks
MAC Moody Blooms Sheen Supreme Lipsticks

There are six shades of MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) in the upcoming Moody Blooms collection. The formula has a light-medium weight to it, is quite slippery with some hydration. Some shades are more pigmented than others, and the coverage can be very smooth and glossy or more splotchy with darker shades.

Lust Extract is described as an “electric violet.” It’s a brightened, fuchsia magenta with a glossy sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage, and it had a very creamy, slippery texture that glided on easily but doesn’t quite apply evenly. There was a time when this kind of color was harder to find, but it’s very prevalent now, so you may have something similar in your stash. This shade wore well on for three and a half hours and left a slight stain behind. Givenchy Rose Perfecto (209) (P, $36.00) is more opaque, a touch less blue-based. MAC Kelly Yum-Yum (LE, $16.00) is more matte. MAC Happy-Go-Lucky (LE, $16.00) is brighter, lighter. Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Rush (LE, $18.00) is darker. MAC Bold Spring (P, $22.00) is a touch lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Gossip (140) (LE, $30.00) is more matte. MAC Daddy’s Little Girl (LE, $16.00) is more matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Moody Bloom is described as a “bronze plum.” It’s a muted, warm-toned plum with hints of brown and bronze micro-shimmer. I think this is a color that’s going to look a little different on everyone, as it is semi-opaque with noticeable translucency. It wore well for four hours on me, and the consistency on this one was less slippery compared to Lust Extract. Tom Ford Beauty Bittersweet (03) (LE, $49.00) Bobbi Brown Plum Shimmer (3) (P, $25.00) Chanel Synopsis (P, $34.00) MAC One of a Kind (LE, $16.00) MAC Oh, Oh, Oh (LE, $16.00) See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Pheromonal is described as a “dark blue pink.” It’s a medium-dark, cool-toned pink with a luminous finish. There was very nearly opaque color coverage. It was easy to apply, sat well on the lips, and lasted for four hours. Givenchy Hibiscus Exclusif (302) (P, $36.00) is warmer, lighter. Chanel L’Amoureuse (47) (P, $34.00) is more muted, darker. MAC Good Taste (P, $22.00) is brighter, cooler-toned. Bite Beauty Vigne (P, $24.00) is slightly lighter. MAC Heavenly Hybrid (LE, $16.00) is a touch darker. Chanel Fougueuse (138) (P, $34.00) is lighter. Giorgio Armani #505 (LE, $32.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Phosphorescent is described as a “electric pink coral.” It’s a medium-dark, slightly muted, coral-pink with warm undertones and a glossy sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a creamy, glide-on consistency. This shade lasted for three and a half hours on me. It had mostly opaque pigmentation, and the color covered the lip evenly and smoothly with a good, glide-on texture. It wore well for three and a half hours. Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is warmer. Revlon Snow Peach (LE, $7.99) is lighter, warmer. MAC Be a Lady (P, $22.00) is lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) (LE, $49.00) is warmer, brighter. Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (171) (LE, $35.00) is brighter. YSL Rose Neillia (33) (P, $34.00) is warmer, lighter. MAC Love Beam (LE, $20.00) is sheerer. Bobbi Brown Pink Peony (P, $24.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Quite the Thing! is described as a “deep blue plum.” It’s a medium-dark, muted fuchsia with brighter fuchsia shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, and it applied fairly evenly and smoothly. The color wore well for four hours on me. MAC Heavenly Hybrid (LE, $16.00) Revlon Fuchsia Shock (P, $7.99) Revlon Berry Couture (P, $7.99) Guerlain Extrait de Rose (P, $35.00) See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Venomous Violet is described as a “deep berry.” It’s a dark, subtly warm-toned burgundy with a glossy finish. It had a lot of slip, so it applied unevenly and did settle into lip lines. It was semi-sheer, which seemed to emphasize the poorer application. MAC Talk That Talk (LE, $16.00) is more matte, more opaque. NARS Vendanges (P, $26.00) is lighter. MAC Approaching Storm (LE, $18.00) is similar. MAC Dramatic Encounter (LE, $16.00) is darker, more opaque. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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9/10

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Moody Bloom

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8.5/10

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

MAC Worldly Wealth Blush
MAC Worldly Wealth Blush

MAC Worldly Wealth Blush ($21.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “shimmering peachy bronze.” It’s a medium-dark, bronzy brown with warm, orange undertones and a frosted finish. MAC Bronzer (LE, $30.00) is lighter, less shimmery. NARS Silvana (P, $29.00) is less shimmery. NARS Madly (P, $29.00) is more muted, less warm-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

This shade released about two years ago, and I found that this version wasn’t quite as dense–it had a thinner, almost drier, texture that made getting color payoff more difficult than the version I have from before, which ends up looking darker and browner since it is much more pigmented. It had good pigmentation, but it just didn’t seem to have the same richness as before. The finish is quite frosted, so it does emphasize pores somewhat, and the color lasts for almost eight hours for me when I tested it.

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Worldly Wealth

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8/10

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9/10

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8/10

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8/10

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5/5

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

MAC Bred for Beauty Blush
MAC Bred for Beauty Blush

MAC Bred for Beauty Blush ($21.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone blue pink.” It’s a brightened, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. MAC Peaches & Cream (LE, $21.00) is warmer. Milani Love Potion (07) (LE, $7.99) is slightly brighter. Clinique Plum Pop (04) (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Clinique Berry Pop (03) (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker. NARS Coeur Battant (LE, $29.00) is cooler-toned, brighter. Tom Ford Beauty Narcissist (LE, $55.00) is brighter, more shimmery, cooler-toned. NARS Mata Hari (P, $29.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The texture of the blush was mostly soft, but it was also thin and somewhat powdery, which made it harder to apply to bare skin (the drier your skin, the harder it will be to apply), as it didn’t want to adhere to the skin. If you typically wear liquid or cream foundation, the slight dewiness of the foundation will help the blush to stick to the skin better. It’s not the most blendable blush, but I didn’t feel like it was impossible to blend. Even though it’s not quite intensely pigmented (because it doesn’t stick), the color can be packed on if desired. Once applied, the color wore well for eight hours before slightly fading.

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Bred for Beauty

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8/10

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9/10

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7.5/10

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8.5/10

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4.5/5

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

MAC Moody Blooms Fluidlines
MAC Moody Blooms Fluidlines

There are three shades of MAC Fluidline ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) that will be releasing in the Moody Blooms collection. Two of them were under-performing, unfortunately! Copperthorn was quite mesmerizing applied, so I think the sheerness can “work” in that sense, but it’s not pigmented as Fluidlines are supposed to be (without a modifier in the description, then it falls short).

Black Ivy is described as a “blackened green.” It’s a dark, bluish-teal with very fine teal micro-shimmer over a semi-matte base. It had fairly good color payoff, and the consistency was creamy, lightweight, and easy to apply along the lash line. It wore well for ten hours on my lower lash line without fading or smudging. Revlon Emerald (P) is lighter, brighter. Tom Ford Beauty Exotic Teal (LE, $35.00) is slightly richer. Urban Decay Invasion (P, $19.00) is darker. MAC Midnight Blues (LE, $16.00) is slightly brighter. Estee Lauder Dramatic Teal (LE, $22.00) is bluer. bareMinerals 1PM (LE, $15.00) is a touch bluer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Copperthorn is described as a “glittery bronze.” It’s a glittery, medium copper with flecks of copper and gold sparkle and micro-glitter. It had semi-sheer color payoff, and to build color payoff, you really had to allow the first layer to totally dry down. It’s an interesting and fun shade to use (I tried it on the inner third of the lower lash line), but there is a lot of fall out/migration. After eight hours, I had glittery bits all along my under eye area, unfortunately. MAC Cockiness (LE) is a liquid. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Nightshade is described as a “blackened plum.” It’s a medium-dark plummy purple with an almost golden, pearly sheen. It had warmer undertones and a soft sheen. The color payoff, unfortunately, was pretty poor. The left part of the swatch is the product applied with an angled brush as if to mimic applying a single stroke across the lash line, and it just doesn’t seem to apply smoothly or evenly. This is usually an issue I see with the more glittery shades (like with Copperthorn) with the Fluidline formula, so I was disappointed by this one. On the upside, this shade wore well for ten hours. Tarina Tarantino Ultraviolet (P, $15.00) is darker. Urban Decay Blackheart (P, $19.00) is darker. MAC Strong Willed (P, $20.00) is slightly darker. Urban Decay Rockstar (P, $19.00) is darker. bareMinerals 6AM (LE, $15.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Black Ivy

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9/10

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9/10

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9/10

Longevity

10/10

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6.5/10

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8.5/10

Longevity

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Nightshade

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6/10

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5.5/10

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