MAC Refresh Mineralize Skinfinish Duo

MAC Refresh Mineralize Skinfinish Duo ($33.00 for 0.32 oz.) contains two shades, which are most easily considered a bronzer and highlighter. This set of shades was less powdery than Jolly Good, but it was still slightly powdery and didn’t wear quite as long as the average cheek colors do.

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MAC Refresh Mineralize Skinfinish Duo
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Duo Refresh
B-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
6.5
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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MAC Duchess Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Duchess Eyeshadow Quad ($44.00 for 0.19 oz.) contains three limited edition shades and one permanent shade. It’s from the upcoming MAC x Osbournes collaboration collection. The textures of the eyeshadows in this quad were fairly good, with the matte shade being a little drier and harder to blend on the skin. All four shades work well together, but there have been many warm-toned quads like it before, so it may also be more dupable depending on what products you already have.

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MAC Duchess Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Eyeshadow Quad Duchess
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
88%
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MAC Bloody Brilliant Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Bloody Brilliant Eyeshadow Quad ($44.00 for 0.19 oz.) contains three new, limited edition shades and one permanent shade. It’s from the upcoming MAC x Osbournes collaboration collection. Generally, the color payoff across the quad was semi-sheer to semi-opaque, but it’s a softer, subtler look overall. I think fairer complexions will get the most mileage out of this color combination, as there will be more contrast seen, but shades like Fizzy Rose and Tickety Boo get somewhat lost on a medium complexion like mine. I wish it was more true-to-pan in regards to the pigmentation, though the textures of the palette were okay and the shades lasted between seven and eight hours before fading.

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MAC Bloody Brilliant Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Eyeshadow Quad Bloody Brilliant
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
80%
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Urban Decay Streak Naked Flushed Palette

Urban Decay Streak Naked Flushed Palette ($30.00 for 0.49 oz.) just debuted on the brand’s website and will be available at all the other retailers later this month/early June. It features a bronzer, highlighter, and blush in a slim compact. The texture of the bronzer and highlighter were good, while the blush was powdery and didn’t apply evenly. I wish the highlighter was just a bit less metallic, as it tended to emphasize skin imperfections and enlarge pores.

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Urban Decay Streak Naked Flushed Palette
Urban Decay Cheek Palette Streak
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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Urban Decay Strip Naked Flushed Palette

Urban Decay Strip Naked Flushed Palette ($30.00 for 0.49 oz.) just debuted on the brand’s website and will be available at all the other retailers later this month/early June. I’m not in love with the texture that Urban Decay has in their cheek palettes, as there’s always something off about them. Strip didn’t impress me, as two shades were problematic. The best shade was the bronzer, but if you aren’t a fan of more shimmery bronzers, that will likely make this an automatic pass.

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Urban Decay Strip Naked Flushed Palette
Urban Decay Cheek Palette Strip
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
73%
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Dior Atlantique (344) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Atlantique (344) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette ($61.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new and limited edition, cool-toned palette that features three blue-hued eyeshadows, a shimmery silver, and a medium brown (that is very warm-toned, so it seems out of place). The good news is this wasn’t as bad as Rivage, which made any blue eyeshadow lover instantly tear up. It’s still not a hit, and it’s hard to forgive major errors at this price point. The darkest blue is incredibly powdery, dusty, and sheer. The silver shade is mostly silver shimmer, and the light blue is so-so. The best performer was the medium blue, followed by the brown, which was still a little powdery. On the lid, wear time varied dramatically depending on shade, so if that’s a deal-breaker, I’ve noted the wear times with each shade below.

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Dior Atlantique (344) 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette
Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette Atlantique (344)
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
74%
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