Round-up: MAC x Selena Collection

MAC x Selena Collection
MAC x Selena Collection

Overview

We’ve just finished reviewing the products from the upcoming MAC x Selena Collection that we were testing, so here’s a look at how they stacked up. For official collection information, please see this post. The collection will be available online on September 28th for MAC Select members (free to join), and then available for everyone on October 1st online. It will be available select stores on October 6th (I recommend calling your local counter/store to see if they are one of those locations).

01

MAC Dreaming of You

Limited Edition. $17.00/0.10 oz.

MAC Dreaming of You Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "deep wine [with a Matte finish]."

A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
94%
A

02. MAC No Me Queda Mas

MAC No Me Queda Mas Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "warm dusty brown [with a Matte finish]." Read full review.

A-

03. MAC Como La Flor

MAC Como La Flor Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "muted cherry red [with an Amplified finish]." Read full review.

A-

04. MAC Amor Prohibido

MAC Amor Prohibido Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "pinky mid-tone brown [with a Glaze finish]." Read full review.

A-

05. MAC Selena

MAC Selena Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as an "intense pearly violet [with a Veluxe Pearl finish]." Read full review.

A-

06. MAC Is It the Beat

MAC Is It the Beat Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "deep black [with a Matte finish]." Read full review.

A-

07. MAC Bidi Bidi Bom Bom

MAC Bidi Bidi Bom Bom Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a "bubblegum pink with silver pearl." Read full review.

A-

08. MAC Missing My Baby

MAC Missing My Baby Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "light pinky nude beige [with a Matte finish]." Read full review.

B+

09. MAC Blunt

Blunt is described as a "muted golden brown." It's a dark, rosy brown--almost plummy--with a mostly matte finish. Read full review.

C

10. MAC Techno Cumbia

MAC Techno Cumbia Blush Duo ($29.00 for TBA oz.) is blush duo that features a split-pan with more of the deeper shade (Blunt) and a smaller portion of the lighter shade (Ven Conmigo). Read full review.

D+

11. MAC Fotos Y Recuerdos

MAC Fotos Y Recuerdos Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "bright warm pink [with a Satin finish]." Read full review.

D

12. MAC Ven Conmigo

Ven Conmigo is described as a "beige pink." It's a soft, medium rosy mauve with warm undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

Glossover Breakdown

86%

Average Score
A
8
B
1
C
1
D
2
F
0

Glossover Averages

Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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Sheet Masks

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-- Christine

Sneak Peek: Tarte Limitless Lippies Tarteist Lip Paint Set Photos & Swatches

Tarte Limitless Lippies Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint Set
Tarte Limitless Lippies Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint Set

Tarte Limitless Lippies Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint Set ($42.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) includes eight, miniature-sized Lip Paints; all shades appear to be new (and exclusive) to the set. Full review to come, but here are swatches in the meanwhile!

Tarte Limitless Lippies Lip Paint Set

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Sneak Peek: Too Faced Grand Hotel Café Palettes Photos & Swatches

Too Faced Grand Hotel Cafe
Too Faced Grand Hotel Cafe

Too Faced Grand Hotel Cafe ($49.00 for 1.46 oz.) includes three palettes, each containing six eyeshadows and a cheek color. It is housed in a “hotel” box, and as you might expect if you’re familiar with Too Faced, it has good presentation for gift giving. The interior, of course, well, we’ll have to wait and see how everything wears. For now, here are swatches of the shades:

Too Faced Grand Hotel Cafe

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This Week’s Sales for September 19th, 2016

Retailer Sales/Deals

  • ASOS15% off your first purchase, ends 9/25.
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