MAC Stroke of Midnight/Nude Lip Bag

MAC Stroke of Midnight/Nude Lip Bag ($39.50 for 0.198 oz.) features a full-size lipstick and Cremesheen Glass, plus a miniature-sized lip pencil.  Each lip bag contains $15.00 worth of Lipstick, $20.00 worth of Cremesheen Glass, and $5 worth of Lip Pencil, bringing the total value of the set to $40–plus there is a zippered bag that comes with the products. Note, Creme d’Nude and Boldly Bare are both part of the permanent range, while the Cremesheen Glass is a new, limited edition shade–but MAC has released many peachy-beige glosses in the past. The lip pencil drastically changes the way the gloss or the lipstick look, as it is significantly darker and browner than either (this is just a note, whether that’s a good or bad thing is up to you!). I’m not really enamored over this set (or the value proposition of the lip bags this year), and you can consider buying two of three separately.

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MAC Stroke of Midnight/Nude Lip Bag
MAC Stroke of Midnight Lip Bag Stroke of Midnight/Nude
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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MAC Stroke of Midnight/Violet Lip Bag

MAC Stroke of Midnight/Violet Lip Bag ($39.50 for 0.198 oz.) features a full-size lipstick and Cremesheen Glass, plus a miniature-sized lip pencil.  Each lip bag contains $15.00 worth of Lipstick, $20.00 worth of Cremesheen Glass, and $5 worth of Lip Pencil, bringing the total value of the set to $40–plus there is a zippered bag that comes with the products.

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MAC Stroke of Midnight/Violet Lip Bag
MAC Stroke of Midnight Lip Bag Stroke of Midnight/Violet
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
82%
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MAC RiRi Woo & Talk That Talk Pro Longwear Lip Pencils (RiRi Hearts MAC)

MAC RiRi Woo Pro Longwear Lip Pencil ($21.50 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “cool red cream.” It’s a cool-toned, blue-based red with a matte finish. It was opaque on lips, and I was able to apply this shade evenly across the lips. The texture was barely creamy; enough that it did not scratch my lips, but it does tug and pull somewhat.  It wore for eight and a half hours and was drying while worn. Urban Decay 69 is brighter. MAC Cherry is similar. MAC Freehand is also similar. See comparison swatches.

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MAC RiRi Woo Pro Longwear Lip Pencil
MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil RiRi Woo
A-
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
90%
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MAC Retro Matte Pro Longwear Lip Pencils

The MAC Retro Matte Collection also includes eight shades of Pro Longwear Lip Pencils ($19.50 for 0.04 oz.), and five the shades (all featured in this post) are new. The collection will launch online the week of September 3rd and in-stores on September 12th (North America), and September 2013 for international locations. There is some uncertainty whether all shades are permanent or only some; the answer I received from MAC’s PR was some, which is what I’ve gone with, but the nearest counter/store are both saying all are permanent.

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MAC Retro Matte Pro Longwear Lip Pencils
MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Dynamo
A-
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
90%
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MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag

MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag ($39.50) contains a full-sized Lipstick, Lipglass, and Lip Pencil, plus a medium-sized makeup bag. The value of the color products is $45, while the bag is very similar in size and material to the recently released Illustrated bags that retailed for $36, so the total (maximum) value is $81.  The gloss merely lightens Girl About Town, but it’s very subtle, so I don’t know if it’s really the best pairing, especially as the thickness of Picture Pink gives the finished look a very thick, almost goopy, finish.

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MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag
MAC Lipstick Girl About Town
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%
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MAC Illustrated Nude Lip Bag

MAC Illustrated Nude Lip Bag ($39.50) contains a full-sized Lipstick, Lipglass, and Lip Pencil, plus a medium-sized makeup bag. The value of the color products is $45, while the bag is very similar in size and material to the recently released Illustrated bags that retailed for $36, so the total (maximum) value is $81.  This set was actually quite interesting, because the lipstick and lipgloss aren’t similar in color, so they can be mixed in varying degrees to get several different variations on a warmer coral.

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MAC Illustrated Nude Lip Bag
MAC Lipstick Naked Proof
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
89%
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