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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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Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter

01/07

Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter

Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter

Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter

Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter

Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter

Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter

Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter

Psychedelic

Makeup Geek Psychedelic Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a very light, nearly-white base with a gold to pink duochrome finish. I did detect the duochrome with this shade, both swatched and applied to the skin. It had a tendency to look starker and lighter against my skin tone (despite it being designed for medium skin tones) straight on–almost ashy–but then very pretty and reflective at an angle, as it looked pinker. I found it more wearable when paired with a blush than on its own since it seemed to lighten the area on its own. I expect this to be more wearable on lighter skin tones, though.

According to Makeup Geek, the formula is supposed to be “super-smooth” and “incredibly pigmented.” The powder had a thicker feel to it, though it also seemed a little looser in the pan compared to the other shades. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that blended out well, and though it looked a little dusty swatched, it did not appear dry or dusty on the skin. I would say the finish of this shade was less reflective/shiny compared to most of the shades in the range, so it would be one to look for if you wanted something more moderate in sheen. It wore well for just over eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Makeup Geek Highlighter Psychedelic
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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
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Makeup Geek Midnight Sun Highlighter

01/06

Makeup Geek Midnight Sun Highlighter

Makeup Geek Midnight Sun Highlighter

Makeup Geek Midnight Sun Highlighter

Makeup Geek Midnight Sun Highlighter

Makeup Geek Midnight Sun Highlighter

Makeup Geek Midnight Sun Highlighter

Midnight Sun

Makeup Geek Midnight Sun Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a soft, light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic finish. It had the type of finish that was very reflective, but it was so smooth that it did not seem to emphasize my pores or my skin’s natural texture.

According to Makeup Geek, the formula is supposed to be “super-smooth” and “incredibly pigmented.” Midnight Sun had intense, opaque color payoff that was still easy to blend, diffuse, and sheer out, if desired, on the skin. The texture was soft, smooth, and not too soft or too firm in the pan, and I felt like I could control how much product I got on the brush easily. It lasted for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

Makeup Geek Highlighter Midnight Sun
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Makeup Geek Ignite Highlighter

01/06

Makeup Geek Ignite Highlighter

Makeup Geek Ignite Highlighter

Makeup Geek Ignite Highlighter

Makeup Geek Ignite Highlighter

Makeup Geek Ignite Highlighter

Makeup Geek Ignite Highlighter

Ignite

Makeup Geek Ignite Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium-dark, coppery bronze with warm, reddish undertones and a metallic sheen. The color looked redder and less brown when it was worn at semi-sheer coverage, even on my warmer skin tone. It looked less bronze and more coppery applied–not a bad thing, but it might not be what you’re looking for either.

According to Makeup Geek, the formula is supposed to be “super-smooth” and “incredibly pigmented.” Ignite had a very soft, smooth texture that felt denser than most of the brand’s powders (for eyeshadow, blush, etc.) but not as dense as their Foiled eyeshadows (which have a creamier, thicker feel overall). I had no issues with the powder getting on the brush, but there was no excess product kicked up in the pan either. The powder was richly pigmented and blended out with ease on the skin, which made it easy to work with at sheerer coverage levels, if desired. I saw a bit of fading along the edges after eight hours of wear.

Makeup Geek Highlighter Ignite
Ignite
Ignite
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
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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