MAC Packed to Go 4 Lips & Pressed Powder

MAC Packed to Go was originally a duty free launch, but it’s landed online at maccosmetics.com now. It features several sets of products, and I’m reviewing three of the offerings. The reason I am not reviewing the rest is because they contain products I’ve reviewed in the past or are permanent shades. 4 Lips & Pressed Powder ($38.00) contains four lipglasses: Riviera Ready (warm light nude), Poetic License (pale apricot), Rosehips (mid-tone rosy pink), and Quick Change (mid-tone cool blue rose) along with one powder:  Belightful (gilded peach bronze). Poetic License, Rosehips, and Belightful are repromotes.

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MAC Packed to Go 4 Lips & Pressed Powder

C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
79%

MAC Fashion Flower Lipgelees Swatches, Photos, Reviews

The collection features three shades of Lipgelee (each $14.50 for 0.10 oz.) — Budding Beauty (pale coral with pearl pigment), Fashion Flower (pale pink with pearl pigment), and Now in Season (pale yellow with pearl pigment).

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MAC Fashion Flower Lipgelee

MAC Fashion Flower Lipgelees Swatches, Photos, Reviews

B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
83%

Chanel Aurore, Pensee, Pink Peony Glossimers

For summer, there are three new shades of Chanel Glossimers ($28.50 for 0.19 oz.) that are limited edition. All three are varying degrees of sheer, but in general, they are on the sheerer end of the spectrum. Glossimers are designed as a sheerer formula often recommended for layering. Though the range varies from sheerer to more opaque, these don’t seem to deliver quite as much oomph as other Glossimers–perhaps because the base color is nearly invisible or the mix of shimmers does not stand out as much.

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Chanel Pensee Glossimer

Chanel Aurore, Pensee, Pink Peony Glossimers

B
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
86%

Bobbi Brown Peony & Python Beauty Kit

Bobbi Brown Peony & Python Beauty Kit ($95.00) is an exclusive set available at Neiman Marcus this spring. It contains a peony and python printed zippered makeup bag, Pink Peony Illuminating Bronzer, Pink Lilac Brightening Gloss, Black Mauve Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, and two miniature-sized makeup brushes (face and lip).

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Bobbi Brown Peony & Python Kit

Bobbi Brown Peony & Python Beauty Kit

B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
87%

Dolce & Gabbana Amethyst Lipgloss

Dolce & Gabbana Amethyst Lipgloss ($29.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a deepened burgundy berry with soft violet and burgundy micro-shimmer.  It’s semi-opaque with decent color pay off and definitely gives lips a darker, vampier look, but my natural lip color does peek through.  What I really liked about this gloss though was how despite the deeper color, it did not settle into lip lines.

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Dolce & Gabbana Amethyst Lipgloss

Dolce & Gabbana Amethyst Lipgloss

B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
89%