MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande II for September 2016

MAC Viva Glam Arian Grande 2 Collection
MAC Viva Glam Arian Grande 2 Collection


She’s back! Play it nice and charming in Ariana Grande’s shimmering neutral mauve Lipglass, or get fresh and cheeky in matte orchid pink Lipstick. Wear each shade alone, or layer together. Be a doll, and go GLAM!

Every cent of the selling price of M·A·C VIVA GLAM Lipstick and Lipglass is donated to the M·A·C AIDS Fund. To date, the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund has raised $425 million.

Availability

Online and in-stores September 8th, 2016 (North America); September 2016 (International)

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The Details

Lipstick | $17.00 U.S. / $21.00 CAD | Limited Life

  • Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Deep cool pink (Matte)

Lipglass | $16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CAD | Limited Life

  • Viva Glam Arian Grande 2 Neutral nude pink

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MAC Frosted, Lazy Lullaby, Lightly Charred Lipsticks

MAC Frosting Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “pure white [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bright, stark white with a matte finish. It was pretty pigmented with nearly full coverage, but the consistency was a little drier and seemed chalky to me, so it didn’t apply the best. Some of the color “cracked” as I smiled, and it could have gone on more evenly. For those who aren’t looking for a full, opaque white to wear on its own, it might be more appealing as a mixing shade, as it will lighten anything you add to it. In my experience, it does seem to stretch other formulas and make them appear a little less smooth on. I was able to minimize this effect by applying some of the white first, then layering the darker shade on top with fingertips (the warmth helped maneuver everything into place). The shade lasted for four hours on its own and was lightly drying. NYX Coconut (P, $6.00) is glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty Blanc (P, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). Maybelline Wickedly White (P, $7.49) is darker, less pigmented (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Lightly Charred Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Frosting
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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MAC 4Eva, Lavender Jade, Love & Cherished Lipsticks

MAC 4Eva Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “creamy light purple [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark purple with cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good color coverage, but it would need another layer or so to get fully opaque coverage out of it. The consistency didn’t drag or tug on the lips when applied, but it didn’t slide around easily. The color lasted for five and a half hours, was lightly drying after four hours of wear, and did creep into lip lines slightly. Bite Beauty Lavender Jam (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Bite Beauty Taro (LE, $26.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop So Wavy (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Be-dazzled (LE, $6.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC 4Eva Lipstick
MAC Lipstick 4Eva
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
90%
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MAC Air of Style Lipsticks

MAC Dressed to Thrill Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “soft petal pink [with a Cremesheen finish].” It’s a light-medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage, though the creamier, more emollient consistency could look slightly streaky at times. The texture felt firm initially, but as the formula warmed up against the lips, it applied easily. On me, it wore for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Maybelline Playful Peony (975) (LE, $7.49) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Double Team (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Saint Germain (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Raspberry Swirl (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Snob (P, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Naughty Saute (LE, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). Too Faced Double Bubble (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Maybelline Pink 'n Chic (P, $7.99) is darker, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Dressed to Thrill Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Dressed to Thrill
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
87%
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Sneak Peek: MAC Bangin’ Brilliant Lipsticks (x18) Photos & Swatches

MAC Dew Lipstick
MAC Dew Lipstick

The MAC Bangin’ Brilliant Collection adds 29 lipsticks to the permanent range, which consists of mostly totally new shades but also includes a few repromotes. There’s no specific launch date, but a lot of stores seem to have some of the shades off the list — but not all. My local store had 18, which I bought and have swatched for you here. They had spots for some of the additional shades (no units to sell) but a few were missing entirely. As soon as my store gets them in or online launches, I’ll be sure to do my best to swatch and review the remaining shades as well. I also asked my local store about the permanent blushes/eyeshadows, and they know about them but didn’t know when the product would arrive in-store.

MAC Bangin' Brilliant Lipsticks

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MAC Bangin’ Brilliant Collection – New Permanent Eyeshadows, Blushes, Lipsticks for June 2016

MAC Bangin' Brilliant Collection - New Permanent Eyeshadows, Blushes, Lipsticks for June 2016
MAC Bangin’ Brilliant Collection – New Permanent Eyeshadows, Blushes, Lipsticks for June 2016


BANGIN’ BRILLIANT! A kaleidoscope of 29 new Lipstick shades, 24 new Eye Shadows, and five new Powder Blushes, here to stay, in various textures. An audacious pop of colour that goes off with a BANG!

Availability

June 2016 in North America, October 2016 for International Regions; select locations

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The Details

Dazzleshadow | $18.00 U.S. / $24.00 CAD | Permanent


All shades have been previously reviewed here.

  • Can’t Stop, Don’t Stop Deep plum purple with sparkles (Repromote)
  • Feel the Fever Deep blue purple with pink sparkles (Repromote)
  • Get Physical Purple with light blue sparkles (Repromote)
  • I Like to Watch Mid-tone brown with gold sparkles (Repromote)
  • Last Dance Peach-beige with pink sparkles (Repromote)
  • Let’s Roll Red bronze with sparkles (Repromote)
  • Say It Isn’t So Dark grey with pink sparkles (Repromote)
  • She Sparkles Light grey with silver sparkles (Repromote)
  • Slow/Fast/Slow Bronze with red sparkles (Repromote)
  • Try Me On Deep blue-green with sparkles (Repromote)

Eyeshadow | $16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CAD | New, Permanent

  • Cherry Topped Fuchsia pink (Frost)
  • Fashion’s Field Day Pinky-coral (Frost)
  • How Royal Pearly cerulean blue (Veluxe Pearl)
  • I’m Into It Dark red brown (Matte)
  • In the Shadows Vibrant dark blue (Frost)
  • New Crop Vivid hunter green with pearl (Frost)
  • Nice Energy Electric yellow lime green (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Oh My Mocha! Antiqued cranberry (Frost)
  • Ruddy Intense red (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Shock Factor Lime green (Matte)
  • Suspiciously Sweet Coral orange (Frost)
  • Teal Appeal Intense teal blue/green (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Up at Dawn Sherbet orange (Satin)
  • Zinc Blue Deep ocean blue (Matte)

Lipstick | $17.00 U.S. / $21.00 CAD | Permanent

  • 4Eva Creamy light purple (Matte)
  • Breathing Fire Hot fuchsia pink (Matte) (Repromote)
  • Deep Rooted Brown taupe (Matte)
  • Designer Blue High metallic deep ocean blue (Frost)
  • Dew Creamy purply blue (Satin)
  • Dreampot Light candy blue (Matte)
  • Frosting Pure white (Matte)
  • Gold XIXI Lemony pastel yellow (Lustre) (Repromote)
  • Highlights Very pale creamy peach (Lustre)
  • In My Fashion Darkened chocolate brown (Matte)
  • In the Spirit Pure black (Matte)
  • Lavender Jade Dirty mauve with gold pearl (Matte) (Repromote)
  • Lazy Lullaby White lavender purple (Matte)
  • Lightly Charred Cool grey (Matte)
  • Love & Cherished Creamy light purple (Cremesheen)
  • Mangrove Hot, bright red (Matte) (Repromote)
  • Model Behaviour Clean violet with blue pearl (Frost)
  • Nifty Neon Orange (Amplified)
  • No Interruptions Muted gold pearl (Frost)
  • On and On Deep purple with blue pearl (Frost)
  • Pick Me, Pick Me! Muted lavender with pink pearl (Frost)
  • Pink, You Think? Hot neon pink with blue pearl (Frost)
  • Punk Couture Deep blackened grape (Matte) (Repromote)
  • Really Me Muted neutral pink (Matte)
  • Red Rock Classic clean red (Matte)
  • Soft Hint Candyb lue with blue pearl (Frost)
  • Spoiled Fabulous Metallic gold (Frost)
  • Time to Shine Silver with white pearl (Frost)
  • Wild Extract Lime green with electric pearl (Frost)

Blush | $22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CAD | New, Permanent

  • Bright Pink Intense fuchsia pink (Matte)
  • Bright Response Vibrant clean orange (Frost)
  • News Flash! Red orange with pearl (Satijn)
  • Never Say Never Deep scarlet red (Matte)
  • Saucy Miss Bright blue pink (Matte)

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