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Giorgio Armani Matte Eye Tints

Giorgio Armani Matte Eye Tints
Giorgio Armani Matte Eye Tints

Giorgio Armani Matte Eye Tint ($39.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a new finish within the Eye Tint family, which is a liquid eyeshadow formula that feels and performs like a cream but dries down to a powder-like eyeshadow within 10-15 seconds. The previously released shades in the Eye Tint formula have all had some shimmer (from pearl to glitter), and on the whole, I have quite liked them as they are fairly pigmented, long-wearing, and most are easy to use. I found the texture of the Matte shades to be similar to past shades, but I personally felt like the application was more challenging, especially with shades deeper than my natural skin tone. I can, however, see these working well as a good all-over shade and can even work as a flesh-toned base (if one of the six shades suits yours). I liked using flat, synthetic brushes over fingertips for anything that used more than one at a time, and I found the brush to apply the colors more evenly overall. What I like about the Eye Tint formula–that was present in the Matte shades–is that you can still diffuse the edges somewhat while it is dry, as it is more powder-like with better hold than a traditional powder product.

Giorgio Armani Taupe Smoke (19) Matte Eye Tint ($39.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a dirty, olive-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was more watery, though it didn’t take too long to dry down, so the resulting payoff was semi-sheer. It is somewhat buildable, but it is hard to keep the color even on the skin. It wore well for fourteen hours on me (out of the 16 the brand markets it as wearing for). LORAC Vintage (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Oak (LE) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Sweet Tea (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Sandstone (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #4 (P) is darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Carob Brown (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Cocoa Brown (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Felt (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Burberry Khaki (08) (P, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Faint (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Dirty Martini (P, $6.00) is cooler (80% similar). NARS Shade III (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Giorgio Armani Leather Smoke (20) Matte Eye Tint ($39.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a very deep, dark brown with subtle, warm, reddish undertones and a mostly matte finish. The texture wasn’t too watery or too thin, so it was easier to get nearly full opacity out of the color. It wasn’t as foolproof as the shimmery Eye Tints, as the color tended to apply unevenly more often than not. I was able to wear this for a good fourteen hours before it started to crease faintly. Too Faced Chocolate Cake (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Triple Fudge (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Shadow Box (P) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Boardroom (LE) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Java (P) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Tarte Multi-Tasker (LE) is less glossy (95% similar). LORAC Espresso (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Rich Brown (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Wind Down Brown (LE) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Bark (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #5 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Inglot #326 (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Dash of Mocha (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Dream in Chocolate (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Clarins Brown #4 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Giorgio Armani Fur Smoke (21) Matte Eye Tint ($39.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a dark brown with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. This one seemed to have the tiniest bit of satin shimmer to it, and I think that addition made it easier to work with and apply to the skin without it becoming uneven or patchy as it dried down. It had a thin consistency, but it didn’t sheer out too easily when applied. On me, it wore well for fourteen hours. Laura Mercier Ganache (LE, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Corduroy (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #4 (P) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Minx #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Coffee Ground (P, $23.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #17 (DC, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Wolf (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Dunes #4 (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Hot Chocolate (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Fudge (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Self Portrait 3 #1 (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Charming #4 (LE) is darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Truffle (P, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #4 (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Sytry (P) is darker, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Giorgio Armani Spice Smoke (22) Matte Eye Tint ($39.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark, plummy-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff, which wasn’t too buildable, but it could be diffused as it was drying down without it becoming patchy or uneven, so it was a little easier to work with than some of the other darker shades in the range. This shade lasted for 14 hours on me before creasing slightly. Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 20 (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Goji (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS New York (P, $25.00) is cooler (90% similar). Ciate Queen Bee (LE) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Dusty Plum (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Red Ochre (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm #13 (P, $6.50) is cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Kismet (P) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Guerlain Turandot #3 (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M822 Plum (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Propose in Prague (LE, $9.99) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Tarte Leader (P) is darker (80% similar). Anastasia Hot Chocolate (P, $12.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Giorgio Armani Camel Smoke (23) Matte Eye Tint ($39.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a medium brown with warm, caramel undertones and a matte finish. This was the easiest shade to use, as it was the most opaque and least thin, so it spread better without sheering out and didn’t get patchy. On me, the color lasted for 14 hours before I noticed some creasing occurring. Anastasia Lula (LE, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #337 (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Sophia (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Lancome Voyage (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Lt. Brown (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Soft Brown (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Force of Nature (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #3 (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Cornelious (P, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Succubus (P) is warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Unrequited (P) is lighter (80% similar). LORAC Sepia (LE, $19.00) is warmer (80% similar). IT Cosmetics Adore (P) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Giorgio Armani Nude Smoke (24) Matte Eye Tint ($39.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage that wasn’t too watery in its liquid form, and it dries down fast enough that it didn’t settle into lines while there is still time to blend. On me, the color wore well for fourteen hours before creasing. Urban Decay Commando (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Come True (LE) is darker (95% similar). MAC Georgia Peach (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Hey Nude (04) (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Force of Nature (LE) is darker (85% similar). Hourglass Infinity #2 (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #1 (P) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Black #3 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). NARS Hammamet (Left) (LE, $25.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Tarte View from the Taupe (LE) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Taupe Smoke (19)
7
Product
6
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
72%
Total
Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Leather Smoke (20)
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total
Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Fur Smoke (21)
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Spice Smoke (22)
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total
Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Camel Smoke (23)
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Nude Smoke (24)
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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MAC Cushy Life, Jealous Girl, Big Bad Blue Soft Serve Shadows

MAC Cushy Life Soft Serve Shadow
MAC Cushy Life Soft Serve Shadow

MAC Cushy Life Soft Serve Shadow ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “light warm golden beige.” It’s a sparkling, medium copper with warm undertones. It had sheer to semi-sheer color payoff with a slightly drier texture that made it hard to apply it at anything more than wash of all-over color. It does make me concerned about how it might work over time, as it might get a little drier over months. The color lasted for ten hours and had faint fall out. Tarte Baby It's Gold Outside (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Phenix (545) (LE, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Dior Golden Snow #2 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Asteroid (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Rivage #4 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Benefit Gilt-y Pleasure (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Fool's Gold (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Half Baked (P, $19.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Dirtysweet (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Interstellar (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Vision (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Gold Souk (LE, $9.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Jealous Girl Soft Serve Shadow ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “mint green.” It’s a light-medium green with warm undertones and a sparkling, golden sheen. It had sheer to semi-opaque color payoff with a fairly smooth consistency that was very blendable, but it tended to thicken on the lid and emphhasize the lid’s texture if attempted to be worn at more opaque coverage. The color lasted for ten hours with very minimal fall out. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #4 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). YSL Indie Jasper #5 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). City Color Hint of Mint (P, $6.99) is cooler (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #4 (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). City Color Tide Pool (P, $6.99) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Buxom Room Service (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Guerlain Coup de Foudre #3 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Buxom Made of Jade (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Fyrinnae Electric Stardust (P, $6.80) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Fantasy (P, $9.99) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Zestful (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Big Bad Blue Soft Serve Shadow ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “soft pastel blue.” It’s a muted, medium blue with cool undertones and a sparkling finish. It had sheer to semi-sheer pigmentation; it always appeared several shades lighter applied than it did in the pot. The texture was a smidgen dry but workable. This shade wore well for ten hours without fading or creasing. Urban Decay Dive Bar (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Pool Shark (LE, $29.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #19 (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Steel (P) is more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | MAC Soft Serve Shadow ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a new, limited edition cream eyeshadow formula that’s described as “buildable colour that’s long-wearing [and] non-creasing.” They are similar to formulas like ColourPop Super Shock, Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono, Chanel Illusion d’Ombres, and MAC’s own Electric Cool–it actually made me wonder why they didn’t continue to extend that range, but worth noting: these contain far more product than Electric Cool (those were only 0.07 oz.). I would say these are most like Chanel’s, as the majority are rather sparkly and offer less coverage than ColourPop or Electric Cool (on average). The texture is sponge-like, where you can press on the surface without leaving strong indentations with your brush, but if you pressed your fingertip in it, you would see a depression and even subtle fingerprints left behind. It’s not particularly emollient; it is one of the drier types of this kind of product that I’ve encountered. Most of them aren’t dry to the point where it would impede application. They are, as described, buildable, and I think the formula is best suited for someone who likes semi-sheer washes of lighter color with a fair amount of sparkle. I get all-day wear (10+ hours) with every shade–no creasing, fading, and very little fall out. I used MAC’s 242 brush to apply these, which applied most shades well enough, but some shades would thicken and bunch up, appearing uneven, if I attempted to build up the coverage. I think the finish and end result is similar to the Foiled Eyeshadows, which were a powder formula, but those were easier to work with overall (not as long-wearing, though). The collection launches online on May 26th, in-stores June 2nd.

MAC Soft Serve Shadow Cushy Life
Cushy Life
Cushy Life
7
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total
MAC Soft Serve Shadow Jealous Girl
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
87%
Total
MAC Soft Serve Shadow Big Bad Blue
7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total

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MAC Plead Gilty, So So Saucy, Quite Yummy, Softened Up Soft Serve Shadows

MAC Plead Gilty Soft Serve Shadow
MAC Plead Gilty Soft Serve Shadow

MAC Plead Gilty Soft Serve Shadow ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “vibrant sparkling gold.” It’s a light, glittering white gold with warm, yellow tones and a very glittery finish. This was the most glittery shade out of the eleven I tested. The texture isn’t really rough going on, but it is better applied as more of a wash than trying to make it opaque on the lid. It’s buildable from sheer to semi-sheer, but it can look uneven easily. The color wore well for ten hours without creasing or fading, but there was a moderate amount of fall out over time. Makeup Geek Stargazer (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). MAC Pastelluxe #1 (P) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Best Makeup (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Cool Companions #1 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Valley Girl (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Chem Trail (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Cashmere (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Light Year (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Juicy Apple (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Greenluxe #2 (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC So, So Saucy Soft Serve Shadow ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone peach.” It’s a light-medium, peach with warm, yellow undertones and a sparkling, frosted finish. It had sheer to semi-opaque color payoff, and this was one of the shades that had a drier consistency and applied that way–it was very easily “bunched” where the product would overlap onto itself in some places and lift color up from other areas, so it appeared quite uneven. What did apply certainly lasted as long as the rest of the shades–ten hours–but was a pain to apply. LORAC Cava (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #6 (P) is cooler (90% similar). Buxom Collie (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cherish (P) is darker (90% similar). Sephora #happydays (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Forward March (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Moonstone (59M) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Halo (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Quite Yummy! Soft Serve Shadow ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “light pink.” It’s a muted, medium rosy copper with warm undertones and a frosted shimmer-sheen finish. This shade didn’t have as much sparkle as some shades, so it might feel more subdued as a result. It had better color payoff, ranging from medium to totally opaque. The color was blendable, long-wearing (over ten hours), and easy to apply. LORAC Unbelievable (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Dive (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Reward Yourself (LE, $16.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Disco Dust #3 (P) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Bare Skin (LE) is lighter (90% similar). City Color Homecoming Queen (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #2 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 06 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Laurier Rose (127) (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Mythology (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Stila Golden Topaz (LE, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Trick (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Haze (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Weenie (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Rigel (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Dior Aurora (825) (LE, $32.00) is cooler (85% similar). Sephora Fall Leaves (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Softened Up Soft Serve Shadow ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone warm brown.” It’s a medium-dark, bronzy brown with warm, golden tones and shimmer. It had semi-sheer to opaque color payoff (about two layers or just applied more heavily). The texture was a little “wetter” compared to most shades, but it still had more of a powder-like texture on the skin once applied. I didn’t see any creasing or fading after ten hours of wear. MAC Tempting (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Frosting (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze Glow (LE) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Colour Pop On the Rocks (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #2 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Caramelized (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Burberry Gold #2 (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #3 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Museum Bronze (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Sundeck #4 (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Handsome Prince (LE, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Topaz (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Oxydus (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Pretentious (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Mirage (95) (P, $32.00) is brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Blaze (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Coque d'Or #4 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Poker Face (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Paris (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Nutmeg (LE) is lighter, less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | MAC Soft Serve Shadow ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a new, limited edition cream eyeshadow formula that’s described as “buildable colour that’s long-wearing [and] non-creasing.” They are similar to formulas like ColourPop Super Shock, Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono, Chanel Illusion d’Ombres, and MAC’s own Electric Cool–it actually made me wonder why they didn’t continue to extend that range, but worth noting: these contain far more product than Electric Cool (those were only 0.07 oz.). I would say these are most like Chanel’s, as the majority are rather sparkly and offer less coverage than ColourPop or Electric Cool (on average). The texture is sponge-like, where you can press on the surface without leaving strong indentations with your brush, but if you pressed your fingertip in it, you would see a depression and even subtle fingerprints left behind. It’s not particularly emollient; it is one of the drier types of this kind of product that I’ve encountered. Most of them aren’t dry to the point where it would impede application. They are, as described, buildable, and I think the formula is best suited for someone who likes semi-sheer washes of lighter color with a fair amount of sparkle. I get all-day wear (10+ hours) with every shade–no creasing, fading, and very little fall out. I used MAC’s 242 brush to apply these, which applied most shades well enough, but some shades would thicken and bunch up, appearing uneven, if I attempted to build up the coverage. I think the finish and end result is similar to the Foiled Eyeshadows, which were a powder formula, but those were easier to work with overall (not as long-wearing, though). The collection launches online on May 26th, in-stores June 2nd.

MAC Soft Serve Shadow Plead Gilty
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total
MAC Soft Serve Shadow So, So Saucy
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4
Application
83%
Total
MAC Soft Serve Shadow Quite Yummy!
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
MAC Soft Serve Shadow Softened Up
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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MAC Best Makeup, Girls Girls, Bounce Around, Put Me To Shame Soft Serve Shadows

MAC Best Makeup Soft Serve Shadow
MAC Best Makeup Soft Serve Shadow

MAC Soft Serve Shadow ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a new, limited edition cream eyeshadow formula that’s described as “buildable colour that’s long-wearing [and] non-creasing.” They are similar to formulas like ColourPop Super Shock, Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono, Chanel Illusion d’Ombres, and MAC’s own Electric Cool–it actually made me wonder why they didn’t continue to extend that range, but worth noting: these contain far more product than Electric Cool (those were only 0.07 oz.). I would say these are most like Chanel’s, as the majority are rather sparkly and offer less coverage than ColourPop or Electric Cool (on average). The texture is sponge-like, where you can press on the surface without leaving strong indentations with your brush, but if you pressed your fingertip in it, you would see a depression and even subtle fingerprints left behind. It’s not particularly emollient; it is one of the drier types of this kind of product that I’ve encountered. Most of them aren’t dry to the point where it would impede application. They are, as described, buildable, and I think the formula is best suited for someone who likes semi-sheer washes of lighter color with a fair amount of sparkle. I get all-day wear (10+ hours) with every shade–no creasing, fading, and very little fall out. I used MAC’s 242 brush to apply these, which applied most shades well enough, but some shades would thicken and bunch up, appearing uneven, if I attempted to build up the coverage. I think the finish and end result is similar to the Foiled Eyeshadows, which were a powder formula, but those were easier to work with overall (not as long-wearing, though). The collection launches online on May 26th, in-stores June 2nd.

MAC Best Makeup Soft Serve Shadow ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “light golden highlighter.” It’s a light gold with warm undertones and a sparkling, frosted finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (to about semi-opaque) that applied fairly evenly with a brush and lasted for ten hours without creasing or fading. Sephora + Pantone Universe Shifting Sand (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Chanel Rêve d'Orient #2 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Chem Trail (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). City Color New Year, New Me (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Dust (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Pastelluxe #1 (P) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Bathwater (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Plead Gilty (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Photosphere (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Artemis (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Greenluxe #2 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Minx (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Red Carpet Arrival (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Cool Companions #1 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Chem Trail (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Cashmere (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Blazing Gold #3 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Nude Beam (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC The Naked Time (LE, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Girls, Girls! Soft Serve Shadow ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “soft pastel purple.” It’s a soft, light-medium lavender with warmer undertones and a sparkling sheen. It had sheer to semi-sheer color payoff, and this was a shade that tended to thicken/bunch up and appear uneven if I attempted to build it up beyond two layers of product. The eyeshadow was blendable but didn’t crease while drying down. It wore well for ten hours with minimal fall out. MAC Amethyst (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Anastasia Touch of Lilac (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Past Midnight #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D914 Crystalline Mauve (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Pallor (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Buxom Silver Screen (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #2 (P) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Hibiscus Heartbreak (125) (LE, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC Leap #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Too Faced Honey Lavender (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Bounce Around Soft Serve Shadow ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “light, cool taupey silver.” It’s a muted, medium-dark taupe with cooler, gray and silver chunky sparkle and a warmer, browner base color. It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage when built up. The texture was lightweight, fairly blendable, but the sparkle tends to pull away from the base color the more you blend it out. The color wore well for ten hours with light fall out appearing after six hours (not too noticeable, though). MAC Stroke My Ego (P, $18.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Slate Bells Ring (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #3 (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Divine Rule (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Taupe Secret (01) (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Buxom Sequin Sparkle (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Lancome Tenacity (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). L'Oreal Pain au Chocolat (P, $5.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Rocker (P) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Velvet (P) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Clarins Silver Plum (07) (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Put Me to Shame Soft Serve Shadow ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone dirty taupe.” It’s a muted, dark taupe brown with warm undertones and a more metallic sheen with faint micro-sparkle. The sparkle in it was definitely finer and less prevalent compared to the other three shades featured in this review. The texture was a little more emollient, and the color payoff was semi-sheer to mostly opaque. It applied well, built-up without creating texture issues, and lasted for ten hours without creasing or fading. Tarte Rocker (P) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). theBalm #19 (P, $6.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Dione (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Chroma #4 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Angel (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Charged Up (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Treasure Hunt (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #11 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME554 Gunmetal (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Viseart Cashmere #5 (P) is lighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #2 (LE) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Superwatt (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Stud (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #09 (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Au Revoir (406) (P, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Soft Steel (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Soft Serve Shadow Best Makeup
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
MAC Soft Serve Shadow Girls, Girls!
8
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total
MAC Soft Serve Shadow Bounce Around
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
MAC Soft Serve Shadow Put Me to Shame
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

MAC Pro Longwear Colour Sticks (Part 4)

MAC Ever Evergreen Pro Longwear Colour Stick
MAC Ever Evergreen Pro Longwear Colour Stick

MAC Ever Evergreen Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark greenish-teal with subtle, warmer undertones and a pearly sheen. It had sheer color payoff that wasn’t really buildable; it tended to look uneven and patchy. The texture had slight creaminess but dried down quickly once applied. It didn’t seem to apply well with a brush or fingertips–I had the best luck using it directly from the tube. It wore for ten hours. MAC Colourful Life (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Green Room (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sea Mist (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Emerald Power (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Iridescent Jade (LE) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I-20 (P, $21.00) is cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Too Glam (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Midnight Shadows Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a deep, purpled-blue with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque to mostly opaque pigmentation. The texture was lightly creamy and applied easily to the lower lash line and minimal tugging when applied to the lid. The richness of the color made the sharper edges particularly apparent on my skin tone, as it set quickly and was difficult to diffuse the edges. The color was still going strong after ten hours of wear. Urban Decay Heroine (LE, $19.00) is more muted (85% similar). bareMinerals Maven (LE) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Tarte Le Cordon Bleu (LE) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #5 (P) is more muted (85% similar). MAC Switch Me On (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #9 (P) is more muted (80% similar). Tarte Midnight Kiss (LE) is darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Sweet Viola Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a medium, lavender purple with warmer, pink tones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly creamy texture that glided across the list with minimal drag. The texture, once again, sets quickly and gives one almost no time to diffuse, blend, or otherwise even out the coverage. The color wore for over ten hours on me without fading or creasing. Colour Pop Eye Candy (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Fatal #3 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Pussy Cat (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Lilacked Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a muted, medium mauve with warm, pinky tones and gold, frosted shimmer. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff that was hard to apply evenly when going back-and-forth as color would lift in some places while thickening in others. The texture was quick to set, which made it hard to blend out the color. It wore for ten hours without issues. Clarins Silver Pink (05) (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Orchid (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Kari (P, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). theBalm Flirty (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Madly Sunny Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a bright, chartreuse green with warm, yellow undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had a lightly creamy texture that wasn’t uncomfortable to apply to the lid or lash line, and it had a slightly longer working time (not long, though, so I’d still work immediately after applying it) to blend it out compared to other shades. It wore well for ten hours on me. MAC Bitter (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Thrash (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Celebrate (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Sour Lemon (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Savant (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Inglot #343 (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Shock Factor (P, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Royally Blue Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a medium-dark blue with cool undertones and fine, pearl shimmer. It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage; it was drier and difficult to apply even on the arm (an area where it’s easier to use stronger pressure than the lash line/lid). The texture was challenging on the lid, as it would not budge or move at all, so the area doesn’t have a blended or even look to it at all. The color, while uneven and patchy, stays exactly that way for ten hours. Stila Sapphire (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Entombed (P) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Etiquette (DC, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Exuberante #4 (LE) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #6 (LE) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Estrella (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Cobalt (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is supposed to be a “medium-to-full coverage” cream eyeshadow pencil that can be used “all-over” the lid or as “statement liner.” The formula is described as “long-wearing, vibrant, and impactful” as well as waterproof. They have decent to good color payoff with fairly smooth consistencies, but they aren’t the creamiest nor the most emollient, so some shades can tug (the more metallic/shimmery shades tended to be the more emollient, while some of the matte to semi-matte shades were drier) or pull on the lid or lash line. The formula is waterproof and fade/smudge-proof; I didn’t have any issues with creasing after ten hours of wear with any of them. I did, however, find them hard to apply and blend out, as they dry down almost instantly. They are pretty hard to use together, as they don’t like to blend into each other, whether you use fingertips, a brush, silicone applicator, foam applicator, damp brush, synthetic brush, natural brush, or the shadow stick itself. This is also true with an attempt to use it all over the lid as a single color; I had the best luck using some of the lighter shades as a wash of color and applying with my fingertip, which helped to keep the product a little more malleable. They are easiest to use as a base, but they have a drier texture that made powders look a little dry/chalky on top at times. They can work as a liner as well (eight to ten hours), and a few of the lighter shades I tried on my lower waterline with varying degrees of success (six to eight hours), though I am not sure if they are recommended for waterline usage (MAC should likely have that info listed when they go live on the website).

MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Ever Evergreen
6
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
10
Longevity
3.5
Application
74%
Total
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Midnight Shadows
7.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
3
Application
86%
Total
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Sweet Viola
7
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Lilacked
Lilacked
Lilacked
7
Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
79%
Total
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Madly Sunny
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Royally Blue
6
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
10
Longevity
2
Application
67%
Total

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MAC Pro Longwear Colour Sticks (Part 3)

MAC Tea Leaves Pro Longwear Colour Stick
MAC Tea Leaves Pro Longwear Colour Stick

MAC Tea Leaves Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a medium, golden bronze with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. This one has micro-sparkle/glitter in it, but I didn’t notice any fall out over time unless I rubbed my eye, where a few bits dropped but the color stayed intact. The texture was very lightly emollient so it didn’t tug too much when initially applied, but it dries down almost instantly leaving little room for blending it out. Dior Cosmopolite (P, $29.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Style Icon (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Crushed Clove (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Spiked Cider (LE) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Natasha Denona Satin Tan (58P) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Golden Petals Scattering (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). NARS Himalia (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Schmooze (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Firecracker (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Cold Brew (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME644 Iced Brown (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Court in Cannes (LE, $9.99) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Tan Lines (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Soft Steel Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a medium-dark, taupe-brown withw arm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a thin, lightly emollient texture that glided across the skin without dragging much, but it was hard to build-up color coverage. It also set very quickly, which made diffusing the edge more difficult. The color wore for ten hours on me. Too Faced Ska (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Yes Please (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Cosmopolite (P, $29.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Cold Brew (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Clarins Brown #3 (P) is darker (90% similar). NARS Ursa Major (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #3 (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Smoky Quartz (43P) (P, $29.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Reef (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Burberry Gold #1 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #8 (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Himalia (P, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Satin Tan (58P) (P, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Put Me to Shame (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Tarte Gingerbread Mansion (LE) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Copper Pot Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a medium copper with warm, ornage undertones and a pearly shimmer. It had semi-opaque to fully opaque color payoff. The texture was lightly creamy–just enough to apply without being terribly uncomfortable to use–but difficult to blend out once it hits the skin as it seems to set almost instantly. The color wore for over ten hours without fading or creasing. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 13 (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Dog Roses (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #6 (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Ardency Inn Copper (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #5 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Amber Lights (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #3 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #5 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). NYX Liquid Gold (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Ambient (P) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Harpsichord (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Sand Bar Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a medium brown with warm, reddish tones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque to fully opaque coverage, and it applied very smoothly and evenly without a lot of fuss. The consistency was more emollient than the majority of the range, which helped it apply better whether used as an eyeliner or as an all-over lid shade. It doesn’t blend out that well, because it sets quickly, but there is a little wiggle room if you work very, very quickly. It lasted for over ten hours on me. MAC Soft Brown (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Glasswing (P) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M646 Latte (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Puree (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Milk (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #4 (P) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Atik (117CM) (P) is less glossy (90% similar). Makeup Geek Frappe (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Tawny (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Rose Cloud (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Caramel (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Huda Beauty Sandalwood (LE) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Creme Brulee (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Sora (LE, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Buxom Invite Only (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Burnt Orange Matte (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Peanut Butter (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Sepia (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Bitter Clove Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a dark, chocolate brown with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-sheer to mostly opaque color coverage (in two to three passes). The texture was slightly stiff when trying to work with the product on the skin, though it didn’t tug much when used as an eyeliner. It was very, very hard to blend out, and after a certain point, I tried using a lighter beige shade to try to help it blend out, but that didn’t work well at all either. The color itself stayed in placed for ten hours. Kat Von D Shadow Box (P) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Obscura #4 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #5 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Take on Bordeaux (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #5 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Viseart Minx #3 (P) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Powerful (LE) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Disco Dust #4 (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Java (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Bark (LE, $18.00)(90% similar). Anastasia Fudge (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Ganache (LE, $28.00) is lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Farah (DC, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Bittersweet (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is supposed to be a “medium-to-full coverage” cream eyeshadow pencil that can be used “all-over” the lid or as “statement liner.” The formula is described as “long-wearing, vibrant, and impactful” as well as waterproof. They have decent to good color payoff with fairly smooth consistencies, but they aren’t the creamiest nor the most emollient, so some shades can tug (the more metallic/shimmery shades tended to be the more emollient, while some of the matte to semi-matte shades were drier) or pull on the lid or lash line. The formula is waterproof and fade/smudge-proof; I didn’t have any issues with creasing after ten hours of wear with any of them. I did, however, find them hard to apply and blend out, as they dry down almost instantly. They are pretty hard to use together, as they don’t like to blend into each other, whether you use fingertips, a brush, silicone applicator, foam applicator, damp brush, synthetic brush, natural brush, or the shadow stick itself. This is also true with an attempt to use it all over the lid as a single color; I had the best luck using some of the lighter shades as a wash of color and applying with my fingertip, which helped to keep the product a little more malleable. They are easiest to use as a base, but they have a drier texture that made powders look a little dry/chalky on top at times. They can work as a liner as well (eight to ten hours), and a few of the lighter shades I tried on my lower waterline with varying degrees of success (six to eight hours), though I am not sure if they are recommended for waterline usage (MAC should likely have that info listed when they go live on the website).

MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Tea Leaves
Tea Leaves
Tea Leaves
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
86%
Total
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Soft Steel
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
86%
Total
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Copper Pot
7.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
10
Longevity
3.5
Application
84%
Total
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Sand Bar
Sand Bar
Sand Bar
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Bitter Clove
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
10
Longevity
3
Application
81%
Total

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