MAC Barbecue, Riot House, Intoxica, Sweet Venom Lipsticks

MAC Barbecue Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “vivid orange-red [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bright, medium orange-red with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a creamy consistency that applied with smooth, even color. This shade lasted for over six hours,, left a stain behind, and was neither drying nor hydrating. Colour Pop Bootie (P, $5.00) is warmer, less glossy (95% similar). Kat Von D Countess (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Mai Tai (P, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Trafalgar (844) (P, $34.00) is warmer (95% similar). Maybelline Craving Coral (P, $7.99) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Strange Journey (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2 (LE, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Blood Orange (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Annabella (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Arthur (440) (P, $37.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Carmen (P, $32.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Dangerous (P, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Tell Laura (P, $32.00) is brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mimosa (LE, $24.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Orange Danger (P, $7.49) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury 1975 Red (LE, $32.00) is more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Persimmon (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Marlene (P, $32.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Barbecue Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Barbecue
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
94%
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MAC Fashion Pack Collection for June 2016

MAC Fashion Pack Collection
MAC Fashion Pack Collection


Lead the way with a new wave of front-row worthy hues. Fuchsia, violet, emerald, deepest plum, midnight…ready to wear, any way we dare! So, be a doll and show us how — the Fashion Pack is always in the know.

Availability

Online June 9th, in-stores June 23rd

MAC Cosmetics Nordstrom Bloomingdale's Dillard's Macy's

The Details

She's a Model Eyeshadow x 9 Palette | $32.00 U.S. / $42.00 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Fresh Blade Pale frosted yellow (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Gilded Lids Bright yellow with pearl (Satin)
  • Sample Sized Dirty golden olive (Frost)
  • She’s a Model Blackened teal with pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Big Attitude Dirty grey (Frost)
  • Not Basic Black Charcoal brown with pearl (Velvet)
  • Fab Accent Soft nude (Matte)
  • Cool Complement Dirty mid-tone neutral (Matte) (Repromote)
  • Dance in the Dark Deep cool brown (Matte) (Repromote)

Runway Worthy Eyeshadow x 9 Palette | $32.00 U.S. / $42.00 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Runway Worthy Soft frosty white (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Dress Me Up Dirty pink (Satin)
  • Frock Talk Blackened cherry (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Paradise Island Soft warm pink (Satin)
  • Available in Petite Frosty raspberry (Velvet)
  • Snappy Style Deepend black plum (Satin)
  • Hypnotizing Frosted greyed mauve (Frost) (Repromote)
  • Zip Me Up Mid-tone violet (Satin)
  • Nice Fit Blackened blackberry (Frost)

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

  • By Special Order Deep reddened fuchsia (Amplified)
  • Aim for Gorgeous Bright fuchsia (Matte)
  • Stylist’s Tip Deep violet (Amplified)
  • Pressed & Ready Soft whitened nude (Lustre)

Studio Nail Lacquer | $12.00 U.S. / $14.00 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Style Matters Metallic golden green (Frost)
  • Like My Gown? Dirty reddish purple (Creme)

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MAC Transformed Huggable Lip Colours

Now available online (originally slated for a June 2nd launch; in-store date is June 9th on my press release!), there are new, limited edition shades (along with some repromotes) of MAC Huggable Lipcolour ($20.00 for 0.11 oz.), which is described as a hydrating, “gel-like lipstick with rich, glossy shine” that wears for “six hours.” The formula tends to be semi-sheer to semi-opaque with moderate shine, lightly clingy (not in an uncomfortable way, but it wears longer than more slippery formulas) with decent wear (four to five hours) and light to moderate hydration. It is the type of formula that feels denser in the tube and softens as it “melts” against the warmth of the lips. I’ve also noticed that some shades self-level after a minute or so after being applied. I think they’re best suited for someone who likes sheerer lipsticks that are comfortable but not slippery and wants some hydration.

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MAC Bonsai Bloom Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Huggable Lipcolour Bonsai Bloom
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Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7
Application
5
Total
83%
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Sneak Peek: MAC Blue Nectar Lipsticks Photos & Swatches

MAC Blue Nectar Lipsticks
MAC Blue Nectar Lipsticks

The MAC Blue Nectar Collection is a launch that features 12 lipsticks and six Plushglasses that launches online June 2nd and will be in-stores on the 9th. I have 11 of the 12 below (the missing one is actually a repromote, Ablaze, which I’ll try to re-swatch this week as I didn’t realize the MIA shade was one I already had; also Barbecue, Heroine, and Riot House are also repromotes) — full reviews to come!

MAC Blue Nectar Lipsticks

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MAC Pillars Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Pillars Eyeshadow Quad ($33.00 for 0.19 oz.) is a new, limited edition quad that will be available online on May 26th, and in select stores on June 2nd. The quad contains two permanent shades–Mystery and Carbon–and frankly, Sandstone is so close to Cork (permanent) that it might as well be an all-permanent quad (I imagine most readers will have a beige eyeshadow that would function similarly to Mother’s Milk). The colors work well together, and it creates a smoky, more neutral-toned look, so those who prefer pre-made quads and don’t mind that the pans are glued in might still prefer buying it already put together.

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MAC Pillars Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Eyeshadow Quad Pillars
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Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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MAC Tryphaena and Cleopatra Pro Sculpting Creme Duo

MAC Tryphaena & Cleopatra Pro Sculpting Cream Duo ($33.00 for TBA oz.) has a highlighter and contour in a cream formula. The formula felt denser and had less slip than MAC’s Cream Colour Bases, and they are consistent with previously-released Pro Sculpting Creams (I have a review for them from 2012). I found them easy to apply and blend out with fingertips or synthetic brushes, as the texture was creamy with enough color payoff to show up on the skin but wasn’t so dense as to become difficult to use. They lasted for seven to eight hours on me.

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MAC Tryphaena & Cleopatra Pro Sculpting Cream Duo
MAC Pro Sculpting Crème Duo Tryphaena and Cleopatra
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%
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