MAC Pro Longwear Colour Sticks (Part 4)

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.

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MAC Ever Evergreen Pro Longwear Colour Stick
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Ever Evergreen
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Product
6
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
10
Application
3.5
Total
74%
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MAC Pro Longwear Colour Sticks (Part 3)

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). NARS Himalia (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Style Icon (P, $0.05) 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). bareMinerals Schmooze (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Firecracker (P) is darker, warmer (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.

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MAC Tea Leaves Pro Longwear Colour Stick
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick Tea Leaves
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Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
86%
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Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eyeliners (Part 2)

Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eyeliner ($9.00 for 0.04 oz.) is supposed to be an “ultra creamy” and “ultra pigmented.” They have a smoother, more waxy consistency, so they skim across the skin without tugging or dragging, but the pigmentation varies a lot from shade to shade, though it fell between semi-sheer to semi-opaque in one stroke. They weren’t particularly buildable, as they seemed to push the color around rather than really gradually build it up. They are really, really soft, so use less pressure than you think or else chunks of the eyeliner will break off. They wore between six and seven hours on me before migrating. Their biggest upside is comfort; very creamy and soft, but the downside is weaker pigmentation and wear. As an aside, the price point seems a little high for the brand, given that eyeliners and eyeshadows are (usually) similarly priced, but these are 50% more expensive than the eyeshadows.

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Makeup Geek Cobalt Full Spectrum Eyeliner
Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eyeliner Pencil Cobalt
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Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
6.5
Application
4.5
Total
73%
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Anastasia Custard, Caramel, Copper Shimmer, Rich Brown Eyeshadows

Anastasia Custard Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a meduim, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It is pretty aptly named, actually. The texture was lightly dusty, though blendable, with semi-opaque color payoff. This one faded more quickly than some of the recent shades–after six and a half hours–so I would recommend a primer as a must-have with this shade. Anastasia Golden Ochre (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Tufted Suede (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bone (LE, $23.00) is lighter (85% similar). Buxom Gimme Gorgeous (P, $0.05) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia Caramel Eyeshadow
Anastasia Eyeshadow Custard
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
80%
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MAC Pro Longwear Colour Sticks (Part 2)

MAC At the Beach Pro Longwear Colour Stick ($22.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a light, peachy beige with a pearly sheen and warm undertones. It had semi-sheer to mostly opaque color payoff with a lightly creamy texture that made it one of the more blendable shades in the launch. It lasted for over ten hours with no fading or creasing. Too Faced Riviera (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). YSL Saharienne #1 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Beige (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Shooting Star (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #1 (P) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Overdressed (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Truth (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Arena (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Rose Golden Rings (LE) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC At the Beach Pro Longwear Colour Stick
MAC Pro Longwear Colour Stick At the Beach
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
90%
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MAC Call of the Canyon Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Call of the Canyon Eyeshadow Quad ($33.00 for 0.19 oz.) includes four shades of warmer, neutral tones. All four are new and limited edition to this quad. Overall, the palette was pretty easy to use to create a cohesive look out of, with the darkest shade being the weakest as it had a duster, sheerer texture. Only one shade was really good, though, and they are more dupable shades (except the darkest one), so there are better-performing options out there.

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MAC Call of the Canyon Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Eyeshadow Quad Call of the Canyon
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Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
79%
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