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MAC Strawberry Malt Lipglass (Archie’s Girls)

MAC Strawberry Malt Lipglass
MAC Strawberry Malt Lipglass

MAC Strawberry Malt Lipglass ($16.50 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright red.” It’s a pinky-red with cool undertones with no shimmer. MAC Cult of Cherry is darker and has ruby shimmer. MAC Send Me Sailing is redder. MAC Wicked Ways is a touch redder. NARS Strawberry Fields is pinker.

It has mostly opaque color coverage with a subtle translucency that gives it a very juicy, almost jelly-like, finish. It also seemed extra glossy compared to other shades in the Lipglass family. I didn’t have any problems with this feathering or bleeding on me when I wore it.  This will definitely pair well with Ronnie Red and give it a really rich, glossy look.  Strawberry Malt wore for four hours well.  The texture and consistency were as expected for Lipglass, which is a thicker consistency and tackier texture than the average gloss.

MAC Lipglass Strawberry Malt
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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MAC Summer Sweetheart Lipglass (Archie’s Girls)

MAC Summer Sweetheart Lipglass
MAC Summer Sweetheart Lipglass

MAC Summer Sweetheart Lipglass ($16.50 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “light peach.” It’s exactly that: a pale, milky peach with a creamy consistency and look. MAC Peachstock is darker, more beige. MAC Orange Tempera is lighter, paler. MAC Ready or Not is more orange. NARS Odalisque is darker, more orange. MAC Woo Me is lighter.

It settles into lip lines, and it looks a little thick on the lips. It has fairly good opacity, though, as it is semi-opaque and covers most of my lip freckle. There is some translucency all around, so the natural lip color will come through and, depending on your natural lip color, may alter the resulting color. Despite it having a thicker, tackier consistency (but on par with MAC’s Lipglass formula), it only lasted two and a half hours on me. It was neither drying nor hydrating during the time I wore it.

MAC Lipglass Summer Sweetheart
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
79%
Total

MAC Stay Sweet Lipglass (Archie’s Girls)

MAC Stay Sweet Lipglass
MAC Stay Sweet Lipglass

MAC Stay Sweet Lipglass ($16.50 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “light lavender pink.” It’s a pale, milky pink with cool undertones and a creamy finish. MAC Pink Fade is a smidgen purpler but very close. MAC Long Love Love is bluer-based and pinker. MAC The Wee Coquette is lighter. MAC Good Times is whiter, less pink. For whatever reason, MAC really likes their milky pinks!

Not surprisingly, it settles into lip lines quite a bit. It spreads and applies more evenly than other similar-colored glosses, though. The consistency is on the thicker side and is tacky, so one of the unfortunate results of that is that if you press your lips together, you’ll see a raised line of color.  I just wrapped up testing this shade about an hour ago, and it wore for three and a half hours.  This is definitely one of the better-performing variations on milky pink I’ve seen, though, so if it’s the kind of color you like, it may still be worth checking out.  It is also better layered over something more opaque, so then it will not settle as much.

MAC Lipglass Stay Sweet
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total

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MAC Kiss & Don’t Tell Lipglass (Archie’s Girls)

MAC Kiss & Don't Tell Lipglass
MAC Kiss & Don’t Tell Lipglass

MAC Kiss & Don’t Tell Lipglass ($16.50 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright coral.” It’s a vibrant pink-coral with subtle warm undertones and a cream finish. MAC Star Quality is darker with more red in it. OCC Trollop is brighter, more opaque. MAC Viva Glam Nicki is lighter, pinker.

It has mostly opaque color coverage with some underlying translucency. The color settled somewhat into lip lines but was not particularly noticeable from a normal viewing distance. It did apply evenly and smoothly, though. Kiss & Don’t Tell was the first color I tested for today, and it wore for three hours.  The consistency was on the thicker side (but consistent with Lipglass), tacky, and neither hydrating nor drying.

MAC Lipglass Kiss & Don't Tell
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total

MAC Mall Madness Lipglass (Archie’s Girls)

MAC Mall Madness Lipglass
MAC Mall Madness Lipglass

MAC Mall Madness Lipglass ($16.50 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “mid-tone pink violet.” It’s a pinky-plum with gold, fuchsia, and violet micro-shimmer. MAC Dress Kimono is similar in color but has a lot less shimmer. MAC Dare to Dare is sheerer and has larger sparkle. MAC Imperial Red is a touch darker. Bobbi Brown Electric Violet is sheerer and a bit purpler.

Applied, it yielded semi-opaque color coverage with a good amount of color and shimmer. The color didn’t settle into lip lines, and it went on smoothly and evenly. Lipglass has a thicker consistency that’s rather tacky, and this shade wore for just over three hours and was neither hydrating nor drying. It has really subtle shimmer, despite it seeming to have so much of it, so if you like just a little sparkle, you may like this shade a lot. There’s just enough color that it’s not a barely-there gloss, but it’s not too dark or bright. I want to call it spring-but-better. MAC Lipglasses are vanilla-scented and come with a doe-foot applicator.

MAC Lipglass Mall Madness
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

Urban Decay & Oz: The Glinda Palette

Urban Decay Glinda Palette
Urban Decay Glinda Palette

Urban Decay & Oz: The Glinda Palette

Urban Decay Glinda Palette ($49.00 for 0.43 oz.) includes Tornado (vibrant deep purple shimmer), Aura (iridescent white with blue shift/Iridescent white with red shift), Magic (pinkish purple with a golden shimmer), Illusion (pale peach satin), Oz (gold with gold glitter/silver with silver glitter), South (warm pale gray shimmer with silver micro-glitter), Glinda Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color (light sheer nude), and Rockstar 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil (deep eggplant).

The eyeliner is 0.03 oz. ($14.25 value), while the lip pencil is 0.10 oz. ($19.00 value). There are six eyeshadow pans containing 0.05 oz. each ($108.00 value), though two of the six are split-pans, meaning they contain two eyeshadows in a single pan. The total value is $141.25. The eyeliner and six eyeshadow pans are housed within Urban Decay’s “Build Your Own Palette” interface, so all six pans can be popped out and you can insert another Urban Decay eyeshadow instead. The “empty” 6-pan palettes retail for $18.00 but include a travel-sized shadow brush and Walk of Shame eyeshadow.

Tornado is a rich, dark purple with pink-red undertones and a shimmered, frosted finish. The color payoff was excellent, and the texture was soft, dense, and buttery which made for a very smooth, even application. Guerlain Attrape-Coeur #3 is lighter. Urban Decay Vice is lighter. Urban Decay Gravity is lighter and less red-toned. Urban Decay Freakshow is similar but still a bit lighter–the undertones are comparable.

Aura actually contains two shades. The first is a pale white with an iridescent pink duochrome finish.  Guerlain Attrape-Coeur #1 is purpler. I suspect something like MAC Pink Opal would also be comparable (but more frosted). The other half is a pale white with an iridescent blue-violet duochrome. MAC Vellum is similar but a bit lighter. The pigmentation on both of these was good, but they weren’t as dense/buttery as other Urban Decay eyeshadows.

Magic is a pink-lavender with a golden shimmer and satiny finish. It had good color payoff, and the texture was soft and finely-milled–but a wee bit powdery. MAC Supersweet is similar but more frosted/metallic. Guerlain Boulevard du Montparnasse #3 is pinker and doesn’t have a golden shimmer.

Illusion is a soft champagne with warm, golden undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. It had a really smooth, soft feel and had great pigmentation. Estee Lauder Halo is warmer and a cream product. MAC Dew is a touch darker. MAC Baby, It’s Cold… is less metallic, more frosted. MAC Dazzlelight is lighter. Wet ‘n’ Wild Comfort Zone #1 is similar but less metallic.

Oz also contains two shades. The first is a rich, metallic gold with soft yellow undertones and a brown base (giving it a deeper look) along with a ton of silver micro-glitter. The micro-glitter absolutely gets everywhere; it is so packed with it. It was also a pain to remove with just a brush, so I had to use makeup remover to get the majority off. Urban Decay Maui Wowie is really similar, though it has less glitter (but still has some) and is perhaps a touch lighter but not by much. It is paired with a bright medium silver with a frosted, metallic finish and silver micro-glitter. The glitter in this shade was less noticeable, but it was still there.
L’Oreal Primped & Precious is very similar. MAC Silver Sleet is comparable. Inglot #448 is a touch less metallic.

South is a dark taupe with a frosted, metallic finish; it’s a mix of gray and brown with cool undertones. theBalm Selfish is less metallic. Urban Decay Mushroom is grayer. Urban Decay Pistol is similar but less frosted/metallic.

Glinda is a soft, rosy beige with gold and pink shimmer. It’s semi-opaque, and it has nice, even coverage and didn’t take a lot of product to get there for it. The texture is very lightly tacky but not something I’d describe as sticky. It lasted four hours on me. It is actually the same color as Urban Decay Naked, when I swatched them side-by-side. MAC Supreme is slightly pinker. Guerlain Chant d’Aromes is darker.

Rockstar is a dark eggplant with subtle burgundy undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff in a single pass. I’ve used this shade quite a bit, and it’s definitely one of my favorite Urban Decay eyeliners. It wears eight hours on my lash line without fading or smudging.

Overall, the pigmentation of the products was good, while some were excellent and others were nice but not 100% perfect.  The biggest problem I’ve thus far encountered (I still need another four hours to fully test for wear, so I will update the longevity rating if anything falls above or below my typical wear time with Urban Decay’s eyeshadows) is in regards to the glitter fall out from the two shades with micro-glitter.

I had no problems applying, blending, or (so far) with the wear of the other shades.  The micro-glitter was frustrating to deal with while I applied the eyeshadow, but the few bits that did manage to get onto the lid, later made their way to places like my upper lip, nose, and chin.  Otherwise, the color themselves (including the ones with micro-glitter) have worn beautifully for the past four hours, and based on previous experience with Urban Decay’s formula, should wear for another four hours fairly well.  Again, I will update later tonight to reflect a full eight-hours of testing!

Urban Decay & Oz: The Glinda Palette

A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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