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MAC Mischief Minx MAC Girls Personality Palette

01/07

MAC Mischief Minx MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Mischief Minx MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Mischief Minx MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Mischief Minx MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Mischief Minx MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Mischief Minx Palette | Look Details

MAC Mischief Minx Palette | Look Details

Mischief Minx

MAC Mischief Minx MAC Girls Personality Palette ($39.50 for TBA oz.) is a set of warm, shimmery neutral shades that includes eight eyeshadows and one highlighter. The palette features a new eyeshadow formula with four finishes–Satin Shine, Smooth Pearl, Foiled Shadow, and Creamy Matte–that are supposed to have a “creamy, silky texture with superior colour payoff” along with a powder highlighter that’s described as “lightweight” and has “just the right amount of pearl and pop.”

Overall, the formula isn’t night and day from the brand’s standard powder eyeshadow (and did not seem like they reinvented powder eyeshadow!), but it was noticeably softer, more finely-milled, and the Foiled finishes were denser and very sparkly–almost like an amped up take on their Lustre eyeshadows. The Creamy Matte finish seemed to have more pigmentation and blendability than of the brand’s firmer mattes have had. Unfortunately, the quality of each shade varied enough that it was not a slam dunk formulation, but I liked the direction of the formula but would like to see better consistency.

MAC MAC Girls Personality Palette Mischief Minx
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

01/07

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

3 Frozen Orange

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.02 oz.) is a cool, white base with pink to golden orange shift. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage applied dry and opaque coverage applied with a dampened brush. The finish was shimmery with slightly larger sparkles here and there, but it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

I was so frustrated trying to take photos of this one applied–I think I have shot over a hundred photos–as I could not get the shift to show up on camera like it appears in person. The shift has delightful movement from pink to gold to orange, as the orange is more of a yellowish orange than a really dark or reddish orange. Straight-on, the color did appear a bit sallow on my complexion, so I have found that for actual wear, it is best paired with another blush to minimize the base color coming through while still enjoying the shift. You can see hints of the pink and orange appearance in the cap, and the color there is very similar to the shift at the other end of the spectrum on the skin!

The Star Lit Powders can be used to “highlight eyes, lips and cheeks” with an “ultra-fine loose powder” that can be used “wet or dry to customize coverage intensity and luminosity.” While checking the weight on these, I noticed that the weight differs from shade to shade; this one had a mere 0.02 oz. while others ranged from 0.03 oz. to 0.09 oz. I also noticed that it appears the brand identifies what area you can use a shade on by listing an icon on the back of the jar in the shape of a pair of lips, an eyeball, and then a face (presumably for cheeks).

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder 3 Frozen Orange
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

MAC Basic Bitch MAC Girls Personality Palette

01/07

MAC Basic Bitch MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Basic Bitch MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Basic Bitch MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Basic Bitch MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Basic Bitch MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Basic Bitch Palette | Look Details

MAC Basic Bitch Palette | Look Details

Basic Bitch

MAC Basic Bitch MAC Girls Personality Palette ($39.50 for TBA oz.) is a smoky set of shades that includes eight eyeshadows and one highlighter. The palette features a new eyeshadow formula with four finishes–Satin Shine, Smooth Pearl, Foiled Shadow, and Creamy Matte–that are supposed to have a “creamy, silky texture with superior colour payoff” along with a powder highlighter that’s described as “lightweight” and has “just the right amount of pearl and pop.”

Overall, the formula isn’t night and day from the brand’s standard powder eyeshadow (and did not seem like they reinvented powder eyeshadow!), but it was noticeably softer, more finely-milled, and the Foiled finishes were denser and very sparkly–almost like an amped up take on their Lustre eyeshadows. The Creamy Matte finish seemed to have more pigmentation and blendability than of the brand’s firmer mattes have had. Unfortunately, the quality of each shade varied enough that it was not a slam dunk formulation, but I liked the direction of the formula but would like to see better consistency.

MAC MAC Girls Personality Palette Basic Bitch
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
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Make Up For Ever B304 Artist Face Color (Blush)

01/06

Make Up For Ever B304 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B304 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B304 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B304 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B304 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B304 Artist Face Color – Blush

B304

Make Up For Ever B304 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium, peachy orange with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage, which was buildable from semi-opaque to opaque coverage with two to three layers. The powder was smooth, moderately dense, and had no powderiness even when used with a heavier hand and denser brush but as a result, very feathery brushes (like a fan brush) did not pick up product as well. I had no trouble diffusing and blending out the color on my cheeks, though, and it sat well without looking dry or flat. The blush stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me.

Overview of the Formula

The formula is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with a “long-lasting finish.” The range is split into three types–Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes–that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes–matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the “matte” shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the “mattes” a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color – Blush B304
B304
B304
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Huda Beauty Summer Solstice 3D Highlighter Palette

01/05

Huda Beauty Summer Solstice 3D Highlighter Palette

Huda Beauty Summer Solstice 3D Highlighter Palette

Huda Beauty Summer Solstice 3D Highlighter Palette

Huda Beauty Summer Solstice 3D Highlighter Palette

Huda Beauty Summer Solstice 3D Highlighter Palette

Summer Solstice

Huda Beauty Summer Solstice 3D Highlighter Palette ($45.00 for 1.10 oz.) includes a cream highlighter and three powder highlighters. The cream formula is described as a “pearlescent creamy formula” that will create a “flawless, lit-from-within canvas” and is ideal for layering with powders, though it can also be used “on its own for [a] dewy and natural” effect. The powder highlighters can be used alone or together and are merely described as “light-catching.

I think the brand altered the cream highlighter formula compared to the original two that launched earlier this year, as the shade included in this palette was creamier and thinner, not nearly as dense or as difficult to blend out. The powder highlighters remained as a moderately dense formula with moderate to intense shine. The three powder highlighters were buildable in coverage as two shades were semi-opaque (which I suspect some will prefer).

Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette Summer Solstice
B

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8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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Make Up For Ever H104 Artist Face Color (Highlighter)

01/06

Make Up For Ever H104 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H104 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H104 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H104 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H104 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H104 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

H104

Make Up For Ever H104 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a very light beige with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It brightened without looking particularly chalky or ashy on me, but it was still a much starker shade against my skin tone; it would work better paired with blush or contour or on fairer complexions. It had good pigmentation paired with a moderately dense, very smooth texture that blended out nicely on the skin and had a natural finish. I could really see someone who likes very subtle illuminators enjoying this as it definitely reflected light but without using a lot of shimmer. On me, the highlighter wore well for eight hours.

Overview of the Formula

The formula is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with a “long-lasting finish.” The range is split into three types–Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes–that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes–matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the “matte” shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the “mattes” a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color – Highlighter H104
H104
H104
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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