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MAC Cheeky Bits & Fairly Precious Extra Dimension Blushes

01/06

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush

Cheeky Bits

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a bright, medium pink-coral with golden shimmer. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly to the cheeks. The powder was smooth, soft, and blendable but never powdery or dusty in the pan (and this type of formula often has a slightly “drier” feel). I was impressed by just how effortless diffusing this richer shade was! The color stayed on well for nine hours before fading slightly on me.

The Extra Dimension Blush formula is supposed to have “long-wearing colour with prismatic reflections” that wears for “10 hours.” The formula is typically very pigmented with a soft, smooth texture that’s firmer in the pan but not difficult to use–I had no issues grabbing color with even my softest brushes–and has no dustiness or powderiness in the pan. The blushes are usually blendable with a luminous glow on the cheeks that did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. With MAC’s newly-added permanent shades, the wear time has ranged from eight to ten hours.

MAC Extra Dimension Blush Cheeky Bits
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Burberry First Love Blush Highlighter

01/09

Burberry First Love Blush Highlighter

Burberry First Love Blush Highlighter

Burberry First Love Blush Highlighter

Burberry First Love Blush Highlighter

Burberry First Love Blush Highlighter

Burberry First Love Blush Highlighter

Burberry First Love Blush Highlighter

Burberry First Love Blush Highlighter

Burberry First Love Blush Highlighter

First Love

Burberry First Love Highlighting Blush ($68.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a soft, satin sheen. It’s a limited edition product that I’ve seen pop-up at a few retailers, though not yet at all retailers that typically carry Burberry (at least, not to my knowledge), but it seems to have sold through quickly. The formula is supposed to be “easy to blend and build” with a “luminous” finish.

The powder was soft, smooth, and blendable with just a touch of dustiness in the pan, but it blended out nicely and did not appear dusty or dry on the skin. It was rather pigmented, but the softness of the consistency made it easier to sheer out or diffuse to more of a wash of color, if desired–I just wouldn’t describe it was buildable. The blush lasted for eight hours on me before fading.

Burberry Blush Highlighter First Love
9
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Powder & Dua Lippa Cremesheen Glass

01/08

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Pressed Powder

Justine Skye

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Powder ($27.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plummy purple with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of lavender sparkle and fine pearl shimmer. The Iridescent Powder is supposed to give a “hint of soft purple for cheeks with a shimmering pink pearl sheen” that has “buildable coverage” and is “long-wearing.” The consistency was incredibly dense–firmly packed and required a denser brush or slight jabbing motions to get enough product onto the brush. The denser texture made it harder to blend out on the skin as the product tended to go on unevenly, so it took more work to diffuse the color evenly across the cheeks. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (up to semi-opaque) that lasted for seven and a half hours on me.

This product will release April 13th, but it is available for pre-order now.

MAC Iridescent Pressed Powder Justine Skye
Justine Skye
Justine Skye
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total

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MAC x Min Liu First Waves Pearlmatte Face Powder

01/09

MAC First Waves Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC First Waves Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC First Waves Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC First Waves Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC First Waves Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC First Waves Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC First Waves Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC First Waves Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC First Waves Pearlmatte Face Powder

First Waves

MAC First Waves Pearlmatte Face Powder ($40.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a light-medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. The finish became slightly more luminous once blended out on the skin but did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. The powder had a silvery white, coral-red, and fuchsia pink, while a lot of the shimmer comes off with the first use, as it was an overspray.

The Pearlmatte Face Powder is supposed to be a combination of a highlighter and blush with “excellent colour payoff” and a “rich and creamy texture.” They vary a lot in price and size, as they are a limited edition formula and often feature embossing/special designs. The consistency was smooth–soft without being too powdery or dusty–and blendable on the skin while it was still very pigmented and nearly opaque. This shade wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

This collection was supposed to launch on the 6th, but I haven’t seen it yet, so it looks like it might be delayed.

MAC Pearlmatte Face Powder First Waves
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

MAC x Min Liu All Year Red Cream Colour Base

01/10

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

All Year Red

MAC x Min Liu All Year Red Cream Colour Base ($26.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a vibrant, medium poppy red with warm, orange undertones and a natural finish. It had rich, opaque color coverage–a little went a long way–with a smooth, moderately emollient consistency that was thin, lightly tacky, and had a natural finish. I found that this particular shade seemed to dry down a bit more than most Cream Colour Bases after a few minutes, so it had more of a “natural matte” finish on my cheeks. Though the formula is supposed to be buildable, this particular shade is very pigmented, and I’d say that to get sheerer coverage takes an incredibly light hand and a fair amount of blending. Medium coverage was easier to obtain with using a light hand and just blending and diffusing the edges with a stippling brush or fingertips. It wore well for nine hours on me before fading noticeably.

MAC Cream Colour Base All Year Red
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

ColourPop The Knockout Pressed Powder Face Duo

01/06

Colour Pop The Knockout Pressed Powder Face Duo

Colour Pop The Knockout Pressed Powder Face Duo

Colour Pop The Knockout Pressed Powder Face Duo

Colour Pop The Knockout Pressed Powder Face Duo

Colour Pop The Knockout Pressed Powder Face Duo

Colour Pop The Knockout Pressed Powder Face Duo

The Knockout

ColourPop The Knockout Pressed Powder Face Duo ($16.00 for 0.52 oz.) features two large face powders–a blush and highlighter–housed in a cardboard palette with an interior mirror. The blush formula is supposed to have “long-wear” with a “soft” and “silky” feel that “can be layered for your desired intensity.” The highlighter formula is supposed to have “high-shine” with a “buttery-soft” feel that has “high colour intensity.” The two shades coordinated well with each other, and despite the difference in textures, actually layered nicely.

In general, ColourPop’s powder blush formula is thinner and can feel a little dusty or powdery, depending on the shade, and has sheerer, more buildable coverage, while the powder highlighter formula is much denser, almost to the point where a dense brush is required to pick up a modicum of product. The upside is the denser quality of the highlighter makes it harder to overdo it from the get-go, so the highlighter has a more buildable glow. I wish their blushes had more of the substance that their matte eyeshadows have, which would give them better adherence and overall coverage.

Colour Pop Pressed Powder Face Duo The Knockout
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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