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MAC x Mariah Carey My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

01/06

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

My Mimi

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($45.50 for 0.35 oz.) is a medium copper with warm, brownish undertones and a gold, sparkly finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage, but the texture was drier and more prone to separating–perhaps the larger bits of sparkle strewn through the powder were the issue. It took more effort to blend and diffuse the edges, as the color looked somewhat patchy initially. I don’t typically have issues blending out this formula, so I was rather surprised by the application of this shade on the skin. It lasted for eight hours before fading on me (out of the 10 the brand promises for this formula).

The price seems unusually high; regular Extra Dimension Skinfinishes are $33.00 for 0.31 oz., and while it’s not unusual for MAC to up-charge for collaborations by a bit, it’s usually a $1-4, not over $10. It seems like it is the result of the design of the powder itself, which is intricate to be sure, but I’m still surprised by the increase in price overall! I wish the product was better, too, because I know that this was one of the “star” products in the launch, to at least make the price more justifiable. It did seem, to my memory, that the price increases across most of the products in this collection were higher than normal (compared to past collaborations).

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish My Mimi
My Mimi
My Mimi
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total
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ColourPop Strapped Super Shock Cheek

01/05

Colour Pop Strapped Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop Strapped Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop Strapped Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop Strapped Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop Strapped Super Shock Cheek

Strapped

ColourPop Strapped Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium peach with warm, brown undertones and a hint of pink paired with a pearlized finish. The texture was smooth, thin, emollient (felt almost wet when I touched it with my fingertip), and blendable, which made it easy to spread across the skin.

It had good pigmentation when applied with fingertips and more semi-sheer, buildable coverage when used with a brush (which is as described). When I tested it, the blush lasted for nine hours on me before fading slightly. It’s the type of color that is better for highlighting on medium and darker skin tones but will work as a light bronzy color on fairer skin tones.

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Strapped
Strapped
Strapped
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

ColourPop x Hello Kitty School is Fun & Coin Purse Super Shock Cheek

01/05

Colour Pop School is Fun Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop School is Fun Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop School is Fun Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop School is Fun Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop School is Fun Super Shock Cheek

School is Fun

ColourPop School is Fun Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a very light gold with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. It had a subtle finish on the skin, as it had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (up to semi-opaque) and definitely did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture or look shiny/metallic. The texture was smooth, moderately emollient with some wetness to the touch, and blended out nicely on the skin. It lasted for eight and a half hours on me.

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek School is Fun
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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B+

Coin Purse

Limited Edition
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ColourPop x Hello Kitty Hello Pretty Set

ColourPop Yummy Cookies Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Yummy Cookies Super Shock Cheek

Hello Pretty

ColourPop Hello Pretty Makeup Set ($42.00) includes two cheek products, three eyeshadows, and two lip colors. It is presently sold out (I’m writing this the day before), but there’s supposed to be a restock for the Hello Kitty collection at 10AM PST today (11/16), so you might want to keep your eye out if it’s on your list!

Overall, it’s a nice set! I didn’t have any issues with longevity across the included products, and they were, largely, consistent with past experiences with the Super Shock formula (pigmented, blendable, long-wearing) and Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick (long-wearing, pigmented but drying).

Colour Pop Hello Kitty Makeup Set Hello Pretty
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

Get a shade-by-shade breakdown of this palette, along with individual photos and swatches…

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A

Yummy Cookies

Limited Edition
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A

Fun with Friends

Limited Edition
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B

Juicy Apple

Limited Edition
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B+

Sticker Sheet

Limited Edition
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A

Bento Box

Limited Edition
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B+

KT

Limited Edition
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A-

Ribbon

Limited Edition
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MAC A Latte Sheen/Semi-Sweet QuikTrik Stick

01/04

MAC A Latte Sheen/Semi-Sweet QuikTrik Stick Duo

MAC A Latte Sheen/Semi-Sweet QuikTrik Stick Duo

MAC A Latte Sheen/Semi-Sweet QuikTrik Stick Duo

MAC A Latte Sheen/Semi-Sweet QuikTrik Stick Duo

A Latte Sheen/Semi-Sweet

MAC A Latte Sheen/Semi-Sweet Studio QuikTrik Stick ($32.00 for 0.42 oz.) has a medium, shimmery copper shade on one end and a medium-dark, reddish-brown on the other. The duo seems like the bronzing pairing to me, as both shades will add warmth, luminosity, and a healthy sheen to the skin–very summer to my eye!

The QuikTrik Stick is a double-ended, cream-based stick that’s supposed to work for highlighting, contouring, bronzing, or blushing. It is supposed to have buildable, blendable color and can be worn over bare skin or foundation. One side is more shimmery, while the other is darker and more natural (but still has a sheen from the creamier consistency) in finish. In general, the formula applies well to bare skin or over liquid foundation, as it is very emollient, blendable, and easy to spread across the skin, but I notice that it seemed to break up my foundation a bit after six hours of wear.

MAC QuikTrik Stick Duo A Latte Sheen/Semi-Sweet
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

Get a shade-by-shade breakdown of this duo, along with individual photos and swatches…

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B

A Latte Sheen

Limited Edition
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B+

Semi-Sweet

Limited Edition
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SUQQU Yawakouki (05) Pure Color Blush

01/07

Suqqu Yawakouki (05) Pure Color Blush

Suqqu Yawakouki (05) Pure Color Blush

Suqqu Yawakouki (05) Pure Color Blush

Suqqu Yawakouki (05) Pure Color Blush

Suqqu Yawakouki (05) Pure Color Blush

Suqqu Yawakouki (05) Pure Color Blush

Suqqu Yawakouki (05) Pure Color Blush

Yawakouki (05)

SUQQU Yawakouki (05) Pure Color Blush ($34.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy orange with warm undertones–leaning yellower–paired with fine, golden shimmer. The finish had a low to moderate luminosity to it, enough that it was detectable but it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture or look truly shiny.

The powder formula is supposed to combine a “subtle glow” and a “pop of color.” It had an incredibly soft, smooth, and finely-milled consistency that kicked up a bit of powder in the pan, but it sat well on the skin and did not appear dry or dusty at all. The color blended out with ease, but it is light enough that it is going to work better on lighter skin tones than mine as it just barely showed on me. It was richly pigmented, which seemed more pigmented than as described, but I think the formula is forgiving enough that it is easily sheered out, so it is unlikely to be an issue for most. I could see the blush starting to fade slightly after eight hours of wear.

Suqqu Pure Color Blush Yawakouki (05)
A-

Permanent

9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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