MAC x Chris Chang Cream Colour Bases

MAC Sock-it Xiqu Cream Colour Base ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “dirty lavender.” It’s a bright, light-medium lavender with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had sheer, buildable color payoff with a lightweight, emollient consistency that applied easily to skin and blended out well. I like to pat it on with fingertips and then use a synthetic brush to blend out. The color lasted for seven hours on me. MAC Full of Joy (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Sex Fantasy (LE, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Over the Moon (14) (DC, $15.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Makeup Geek Secret Admirer (P, $9.99) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Sock-it Xiqu Cream Colour Base
MAC Cream Colour Base Sock-it Xiqu
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
89%
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MAC x Chris Chang Eyeshadows

MAC Royal Woo Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “pastel lemon yellow [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bright, medium yellow with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a soft, lightly powdery texture that was a bit dry and emphasized the dryness on my lids. I happened to have a “free” eye for testing, and I was expecting these to fall pretty flat without primer (they actually applied decently without it, though), so I figured I’d try them over primer as well, and the primer helped to smooth out the drier, chalkier consistency of the eyeshadow. Inglot #370 (P, $6.00) is brighter (95% similar). Viseart Bright Editorial #7 (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Chrome Yellow (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #323 (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Bright Yellow (DC, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Phresh (LE, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Illamasqua Hype (P) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Royal Woo Eyeshadow
MAC Eyeshadow Royal Woo
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
87%
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MAC x Chris Chang Lipsticks

MAC Dddevilish Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “pastel hot pink [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bright, medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a creamy, glide-on texture that was easy to apply and use. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Silly (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Pink Sugar (P, $7.99) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Fetch (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sweety (LE, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Dddevilish Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Dddevilish
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
89%
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MAC x Chris Chang Collection for May 2016

MAC x Chris Chang Collection
MAC x Chris Chang Collection


China’s most outlandish fashion designer, Chris Chang, puts an acid-soaked twist on her modern M·A·C collection, featuring a vivid kaleidoscope of cutting-edge colour, inspired by the ancient Chinese art form Kunqu. Surreal hues of Lipstick, Cream Colour Base and Eye Shadow, and specially designed packaging, are saturated in her signature dramatic flair.

Availability

Online May 5th, in select locations on May 12th

MAC Cosmetics

The Details

Lipstick | $20.00 U.S. / $25.00 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Gold Xixi Pastel lemony yellow (Lustre)
  • Cloud Gait Pastel turquoise (Lustre)
  • Plum Princess Pastel plummy lavender (Matte)
  • Dddevilish Pastel hot pink (Matte)
  • Vermillion Vee Clean, true red (Matte)

Eyeshadow | $17.00 U.S. / $27.50 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Royal Woo Pastel lemon yellow (Matte)
  • Pale Pipa Pastel turquoise (Matte)
  • Electric Mandarin Neon mandarin orange (Matte)
  • Mu Mu Bloom Hot pink (Matte)

Cream Colour Base | $23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CAD | Limited Edition

  • Peony Pavilion Hot pink
  • Rich Coral Orange
  • Sock-it Xiqu Dirty lavender

Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder/Pressed | $29.50 U.S. / $35.00 CAD | Limited Edition Packaging

  • Transparent White/transparent (Specially Packaged)

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ColourPop Are & Be & Cheap Thrills Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Are & Be Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “rich mauve plum.” It’s a soft, medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color payoff with a thin, spreadable texture that went on evenly. It dried down to a flat, matte finish that did emphasize the texture of my lips somewhat. It lasted for seven hours and faded more noticeably from the center of the mouth for me. The formula was lightly drying. Colour Pop Panda (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (80% similar). Kat Von D Susperia (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). Anastasia Vintage (P, $20.00) is brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Are & Be Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Are & Be
A-
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
90%
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