Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

MAC Gingerluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio
MAC Gingerluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio

MAC Gingerluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio ($25.00 for oz.) is a warm-toned set of shades ranging from gold to golden orange to smoky green. This trio is an online exclusive and limited edition. The three shades coordinate well together, but the Veluxe Pearlfusion is one of those eyeshadows that you may love or easily skip right on by. This formula is supposed to have “sheer coverage with a soft finish” when applied dry and “super saturation of colour with metallic brilliance” when applied wet. My experience with this formula is that sometimes it can be really nice, other times it is a total miss. I think they are most practical used damp or over a slightly tacky base if you want to use them dry. They’re actually longer-wearing than you might think, given how they feel and swatch, but I usually get seven to eight hours of crease-free wear. I liked this one best applied damp or over a tacky base, as the sparkly bits of the orange and smoky green don’t work well dry.

Gingerluxe #1 is described as a “yellow-gold.” It’s a brightened, light-medium yellowed gold with warm, golden orange undertones and a frosted sheen. It was sheer applied dry and semi-opaque applied damp, but it was fairly smooth when applied with a damp brush. The dry application tended to sheer out the eyeshadow even more. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. bareMinerals Surreal (P, ) is more muted. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Triptych (P, $14.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter. MAC Goldmine (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. MAC Gaelic Gold (LE, $16.00) is darker. Ulta Gold (P, $10.00) is more shimmery. Tarte Up to No Gold (LE, ) is darker. Kat Von D Summerfly (P, ) is darker. LORAC Unlimited (P, ) is more shimmery. Urban Decay Baked Cowboy (P, $18.00) is darker. Milani Bella Gold (22) (P, $4.49) is darker. MAC Bao Bao’s Jewels #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter. YSL Dewy Gold (08) (P, $30.00) is lighter. Gucci Beauty Oro (P, $37.00) is lighter. Buxom Gold Status (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Gingerluxe #2 is described as a “tangerine orange.” It’s a yellowed, tangerine orange with warm undertones and pink and gold shimmer and faint sparkle. It was sheer applied dry, and it was semi-opaque when I applied it damp. The texture holds together better and gives smoother, more even application when used with a damp brush. This shade wore well for eight hours but has a smidgen of fall out to contend with. bareMinerals Extravagance (LE, ) is lighter. MAC Golden Hours #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Platonic (LE, ) is warmer. Giorgio Armani Organica (Right) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Burberry Shell (003) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Gingerluxe #3 is described as a “deep sparkly khaki.” It’s a blackened olive green with larger olive sparkle and glitter. The base appears more olive-like when applied dry, but damp application brings out the darkness of the black. The texture is noticeably sparkly and tends to fall apart without a tacky base or really damp brush to help bind everything together. I had moderate fall out when using this with a damp brush, so I suspect a glitter adhesive will be a must to avoid fall out with this shade. It wore for eight hours before fading. Urban Decay Scorpio (P, $20.00) is less shimmery. NARS Gabon (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery. Sleek MakeUP Sultan’s Garden (LE, $9.99) is less shimmery, lighter. MAC Greenluxe #4 (P, ) is warmer. MAC Greensmoke (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

MAC Star Magnolia Lipstick
MAC Star Magnolia Lipstick

MAC Star Magnolia Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright carnation pink.” It’s a brightened, light-medium pink with cool, blue undertones and silver and pink frost. It is one of the more frosty (less pearly) shades in the range, and the texture of the shimmer is noticeable when applying the lipstick from the tube. It wore for three hours and was drying on me. Too Faced Metallic Bunny (P, $21.00) is brighter. Chanel Elise (448) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery. Maybelline Hibiscus Pop (715) (P, $7.49) is less shimmery, lighter. MAC Snapdragon (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Estee Lauder Powerful (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Too Faced Razzle Dazzle Rose (P, $22.00) is less shimmery. MAC What a Feeling! (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter. MAC Playtime (LE, $17.00) is brighter, cooler. See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Koi Coral Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “pale peachy nude.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-pink with subtle, warm undertones and a soft sheen. This has some of the least noticeable pearl in it. The texture gravitated towards lip lines, though, and didn’t apply evenly. It lasted for two and a half hours and was drying. Chanel Peregrina (P, $34.00) is lighter. Burberry Devon Sunset (P, $30.00) is lighter. Estee Lauder Charmed (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, brighter, more pigmented. MAC Bare Hug (LE, $20.00) is lighter. MAC Passion Charge (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. Chanel Boheme (91) (P, $35.00) is brighter, warmer. bareMinerals Feel the Love (LE, $20.00) is warmer. MAC Touche (LE, $20.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Lovelight (P, $22.00) is darker. Chanel Liberte (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer. Urban Decay Liar (P, $22.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nippon Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “creamy mid-tone coral pink.” It’s a muted, light-medium pink with warm undertones and gold pearl. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied evenly, and it didn’t settle too much into lip lines until after thee hours of wear (which was the total length of wear). It was a little drying overall. Tarte Rare (LE, ) is lighter, brighter. MAC Mystical (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. Estee Lauder Dynamic (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter. MAC Morning Rose (LE, $16.00) is less glossy. Urban Decay Lovelight (P, $22.00) is warmer. MAC Bare Hug (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Estee Lauder Charmed (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. MAC I’m In (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery. MAC Marque (P, $23.00) is more shimmery. Marc Jacobs Beauty Have We Met? (108) (P, $30.00) is lighter. Too Faced Metallic Tu-tu (P, $21.00) is brighter, warmer. Chanel Mademoiselle (434) (P, $36.00) is brighter, warmer. Chanel Legende (428) (P, $36.00) is darker, brighter. Chanel Desinvolte (97) (P, $35.00) is darker, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Pickled Plum Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright blue-pink.” It’s a medium, fuchsia-pink with cool, blue undertones and faint gold and pink pearl. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation that covered the lips with mostly even color, though it pulled into lip lines just slightly. The color lasted for three and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Bold Spring (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler. Marc Jacobs Beauty Happy Ending (116) (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler. MAC Bold Spring (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler. Marc Jacobs Beauty Happy Ending (116) (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler. Too Faced Metallic Dream House (P, $21.00) is brighter. Chanel Jean (454) (P, $36.00) is lighter. MAC Lust Extract (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Maybelline Orchid Ecstasy (730) (P, $7.49) is darker, cooler. Tom Ford Beauty Pablo (LE, $32.00) is darker, cooler. Tom Ford Beauty Jack (LE, $32.00) is darker, cooler. Tom Ford Beauty Justin (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler. MAC Boutique Pink (LE, $22.00) is lighter, cooler. Urban Decay Ladyflower (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: MAC Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) has a variety of finishes, which results in color coverage, finish, comfort, wear, and texture to vary from finish to finish. Lustres tend to be sheer to semi-sheer with a thin, slippery consistency and wear one to three hours; they are lightly to moderately drying on me, despite their slip. Cremesheens typically have semi-opaque to opaque coverage, wear an average of four hours, are sometimes drying and sometimes not drying, and have a light shine to their finish. Amplifieds have a light sheen, opaque coverage, slightly thicker consistency but is less “heavy” in look compared to satins; they are typically not drying but not hydrating and can wear four to six hours. Satins have less sheen compared to Amplifieds but have similar coverage and wear. Mattes, particularly newer iterations of the finish, have a velvety, silicone-like consistency that makes them easier to apply without drag, and they typically have opaque coverage and wear four to six hours, but they can be drying. Retro Mattes are ultra-matte with a very flat, nearly no-sheen finish, and they are often stiffer in the tube but thinner in consistency compared to satins or mattes; they are often drying but wear four to eight hours. All MAC Lipsticks are vanilla-scented with no discernible taste.

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

MAC Obi Orange Lipstick
MAC Obi Orange Lipstick

MAC Obi Orange Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as an “intense clean reddish orange.” It’s a muted, medium orange with warm, reddish undertones and soft gold and pink pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on evenly for the most part, but it was a little streaky up-close and tended to pull into lip lines after two hours of wear, though it lasted for closer to four in total. It wasn’t drying, but it wasn’t hydrating. MAC Tokyo Tizzy (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less glossy. Guerlain Gipsy (P, $51.00) is darker, glossier. Marc Jacobs Beauty All the Way (122) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery. MAC Sweet Grenadine (LE, $17.00) is lighter. Chanel Misia (418) (P, $36.00) is lighter, more muted. MAC Excite (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter. Chanel Sari d’Eau (P, $35.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Tokyo Tizzy Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright yellow-orange.” It’s a medium orange with warm, yellow undertones and fine, gold pearl. It had semi-sheer color payoff that was slightly buildable to semi-opaque coverage. The texture was slightly firmer and worked best after one or two passes, as it would melt from the warmth of the lips. It lasted for three hours on me but was a bit drying. Chanel Misia (418) (P, $36.00) is brighter, more pigmented. Chanel Sari Dore (414) (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Guerlain Peach Satin (540) (LE, $37.00) is lighter, brighter. Givenchy Corail Signature (317) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter. Chanel Sari Dore (DC, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Chanel Sari d’Eau (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Saigon Summer (LE, $16.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Little Buddha Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright peachy pink.” It’s a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a silver pearl. It looked warmer swatched than applied, even against my skin tone. The texture was noticeably gritty from the amount of shimmer in it, and it tended to emphasize lip lines and settled into them two hours into the four hour wear time. It was semi-opaque, and it was more opaque than most of the other shades. It was slightly drying as well. Bobbi Brown Pink Flush (LE, $25.00) is lighter. YSL Caress Pink (9) (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, brighter, warmer. MAC What a Feeling! (LE, $20.00) is lighter, glossier. Givenchy Rose Taffetas (201) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, warmer, glossier. Buxom Mistress (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery. Guerlain Gemma (P, $51.00) is more shimmery, warmer. Too Faced Razzle Dazzle Rose (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Estee Lauder Powerful (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, cooler. Too Faced Metallic Bunny (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. Chanel Elise (448) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker. Chanel Roussy (426) (P, $36.00) is warmer. Laura Mercier Heartbreaker (LE, $23.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: MAC Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) has a variety of finishes, which results in color coverage, finish, comfort, wear, and texture to vary from finish to finish. Lustres tend to be sheer to semi-sheer with a thin, slippery consistency and wear one to three hours; they are lightly to moderately drying on me, despite their slip. Cremesheens typically have semi-opaque to opaque coverage, wear an average of four hours, are sometimes drying and sometimes not drying, and have a light shine to their finish. Amplifieds have a light sheen, opaque coverage, slightly thicker consistency but is less “heavy” in look compared to satins; they are typically not drying but not hydrating and can wear four to six hours. Satins have less sheen compared to Amplifieds but have similar coverage and wear. Mattes, particularly newer iterations of the finish, have a velvety, silicone-like consistency that makes them easier to apply without drag, and they typically have opaque coverage and wear four to six hours, but they can be drying. Retro Mattes are ultra-matte with a very flat, nearly no-sheen finish, and they are often stiffer in the tube but thinner in consistency compared to satins or mattes; they are often drying but wear four to eight hours. All MAC Lipsticks are vanilla-scented with no discernible taste.

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Monday, July 27th, 2015

MAC Dozen Carnations Lipstick
MAC Dozen Carnations Lipstick

MAC Sweet Sakura Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “true red with soft gold pearl.” It’s a brightened, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and fine gold pearl. It leans warm to me, but it may appear more neutral on those with cooler or more neutral undertones. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied smoothly on the lips, though it takes a few seconds for the formula to really glide on as it starts off too firm. This shade lasted for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Guerlain Gala (P, $51.00) is less shimmery, glossier. Too Faced Red Stiletto (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Must Be Red (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Night to Remember (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, warmer, glossier. Estee Lauder Envious (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, warmer, glossier. Revlon 5th Ave. Red (LE, $7.99) is cooler. MAC True Love’s Kiss (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer. MAC Head in the Clouds (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. Guerlain Red Strass (327) (P, $37.00) is brighter. Guerlain Red Hot (328) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, more muted, cooler. MAC Oblivion (LE, $16.00) is brighter. MAC Audacious (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, brighter. MAC Dozen Carnations (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Dozen Carnations Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as an “intense warm tomato red.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark red with warm, orange undertones and fine gold pearl. It was semi-opaque with a firmer, almost tacky, consistency that really was better held to the lips for a few seconds to warm it up or else it dragged. It lasted for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Guerlain Red Strass (327) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, cooler. MAC Excite (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC 5 Alarm (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Sweet Sakura (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler. Chanel Arthur (440) (P, $36.00) is lighter. MAC Cockney (P, $16.00) is darker. Guerlain Gilda (P, $51.00) is less shimmery, brighter. Chanel Coromandel (P, $34.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Pretty Boy Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as an “intense pink coral.” It’s a muted, medium-dark coral-pink with warm undertones and pink and silver pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered evenly and lasted for four hours on me, but it was a hair drying. The consistency was firmer and needs time to soften from the heat of the lips before it really glides on easily. Dior Sunset (660) (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, brighter. Chanel Marie (430) (P, $36.00) is cooler. Chanel Legende (428) (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, cooler. Estee Lauder Blossom Bright (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler. Estee Lauder Heavenly (P, $30.00) is warmer. Givenchy Rose Dentelle (203) (P, $36.00) is brighter. Too Faced Shimmering Spice Spice Baby (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Guerlain Rouge Kiss (325) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker. Chanel Pygmalion (LE, $35.00) is less shimmery. Revlon Cruise Collection (P, $9.99) is darker. Guerlain Pamplelune (P, $35.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: MAC Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) has a variety of finishes, which results in color coverage, finish, comfort, wear, and texture to vary from finish to finish. Lustres tend to be sheer to semi-sheer with a thin, slippery consistency and wear one to three hours; they are lightly to moderately drying on me, despite their slip. Cremesheens typically have semi-opaque to opaque coverage, wear an average of four hours, are sometimes drying and sometimes not drying, and have a light shine to their finish. Amplifieds have a light sheen, opaque coverage, slightly thicker consistency but is less “heavy” in look compared to satins; they are typically not drying but not hydrating and can wear four to six hours. Satins have less sheen compared to Amplifieds but have similar coverage and wear. Mattes, particularly newer iterations of the finish, have a velvety, silicone-like consistency that makes them easier to apply without drag, and they typically have opaque coverage and wear four to six hours, but they can be drying. Retro Mattes are ultra-matte with a very flat, nearly no-sheen finish, and they are often stiffer in the tube but thinner in consistency compared to satins or mattes; they are often drying but wear four to eight hours. All MAC Lipsticks are vanilla-scented with no discernible taste.

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Saturday, July 25th, 2015

MAC Style Maven Face Kit
MAC Style Maven Face Kit

MAC Style Maven Face Kit ($49.50 for 0.43 oz.) includes six eyeshadows, two blushes, and two lipsticks. It’s a cooler-toned, more purple-based palette. The eyeshadows are disappointing, while the blushes were decent. The lipsticks are okay, but they have a thinner consistency that makes them feel clingier applied (and Girl About Town lost some of its depth). Over the last few years, MAC palettes like these have typically been bigger disappointments, and unfortunately, this year’s Nordstrom exclusives haven’t broken that cycle.

Girls Do Blush is described as a “mauve plum.” It’s a dusty, muted, purple-plum with cooler undertones and a satiny sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage with a texture that was a smidgen powdery, but it sat well on the skin and was blendable. The color wore for eight hours. Urban Decay Rapture (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter. theBalm Cabana Boy (P, $21.00) is brighter. MAC Crazed Imagination (LE, $21.00) is warmer. NARS Oasis (P, $30.00) is warmer. Chanel Rose Temptation (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery. bareMinerals The Indecent Proposal (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Shy One is described as a “mid-tone tan.” It’s a muted, medium peach-beige with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. The texture was on the powdery side, but it didn’t look powdery on the skin and blended out nicely. The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me. bareMinerals The Close Call (P, $22.00) is darker. MAC Cream Soda (LE, $21.00) is brighter. Urban Decay Video (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer. Chanel Caresse (180) (LE, $45.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer. Urban Decay Indecent (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter. Hourglass Dim Infusion (P, $35.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / View dupes side-by-side.

Vivacious Vacuum Cleaner Bag is described as a “deep navy.” It’s a blackened purple with a hint of blue and satin finish. It was dry, firm, uneven, difficult to blend out, and had sheer coverage. Applied, the color lasted for seven hours, so I guess there was a pro. Colour Pop Rex (P, $5.00) is less shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo (Right) (LE, ) is less shimmery. Sephora + Pantone Universe Moonlight Blue (LE, ) is less shimmery. Disney by Sephora Midnight (LE, ) is more shimmery. Urban Decay Occupy (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter. bareMinerals Shaken Not Stirred (P, ) is darker. Too Faced Heavy Metal (P, $16.00) is cooler. theBalm #5 (P, $6.50) is lighter. Ardency Inn Purple Hearts (P, $32.00) is more shimmery. Chanel Apparition (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter. compare dupes side-by-side.

Malt is described as a “soft pinkish beige.” It’s a softened, medium brown with warm undertones and a matte finish, but it doesn’t look anything like the permanent version, which has a pinky tone to it overall. Since it’s pretty different, I don’t want to muck-up the official list of dupes for the permanent version, but here’s a link that’ll show you similar shades to the one in this palette. The texture was firmer and harder to blend out, and it lasted for seven hours on me.

Nearing Dark is described as a “purple plum.” It’s a muted, medium-dark purple with cooler undertones and a pearly sheen. It suffered from a very firm press that made it difficult to get more than sheer coverage out of it, and it was a challenge to work with. Once on, even though it looked pretty ragged, it lasted for seven hours. Dior Dulcinee #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer. Tarina Tarantino Poppycock (LE, ) is darker, brighter. theBalm rem (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Urban Decay Hoodoo (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker. Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #2 (P, ) is more shimmery. Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler. Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #2 (P, ) is more shimmery. Chanel Campanule (107) (LE, $34.00) is darker, more pigmented. Chanel Campanule (107) (LE, $34.00) is darker, more pigmented. Sephora Collection Getaway (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, darker. Anastasia Iridescent Purple (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, brighter. Makeup Geek Pop Culture (P, $5.99) is lighter, brighter, cooler.See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Performance Art is described as a “sterling silver.” It’s a gold-shimmered, pinky-mauve with a frosted sheen. This version in the palette is dominated by the gold shimmer, which gives it a more pinky-beige kind of coloring (it’s no “sterling silver” though). It had so-so pigmentation with a smooth but firm texture. It wore for almost even hours. Colour Pop Prickly Pear (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented, lighter. Giorgio Armani Flannel (08) (P, $38.00) is darker. Dior House of Pinks #4 (LE, ) is darker, warmer, better quality. bareMinerals Catch Me If (P, ) is lighter. Tarte Make a Mauve (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. NARS Dolomites (Left) (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer. Makeup Geek Twilight (P, $5.99) is lighter. MAC After Dusk (P, $16.00) is lighter, more muted. View dupes side-by-side.

Shadowy Lady is described as a “blackened plum.” It’s a very dark, blackened eggplant with warm undertones and a matte finish. This shade is part of the permanent range, and its permanent counterpart isn’t exactly the best eyeshadow on the market, but its iterations in palettes is so bad sometimes–including this time. It skips, drags, adheres unevenly, doesn’t blend, and has really shoddy pigmentation. Whatever I manage to get onto the lid wears for seven hours, but it looks terrible. Smashbox Aubergine (P, ) is lighter. MAC Black Plum (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Tarte Boudoir Noir (LE, ) is lighter, more muted. bareMinerals Ensemble (LE, ) is darker. LORAC Nude #7 (LE, ) is cooler. Chanel Pulsion (112) (P, $29.50) is darker, cooler. bareMinerals Ensemble (LE, ) is darker. Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate (LE, $22.00) is darker, cooler. theBalm Presto (P, $16.00) is warmer. Too Faced Charming (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #4 (P, ) is warmer. theBalm Matt Batali (LE, $16.00) is brighter. theBalm #27 (P, $6.50) is lighter. theBalm Matt Batali (LE, $16.00) is brighter. MAC Graphology (DC, $16.00) is darker, more pigmented. / View dupes side-by-side.

Sweet Allure is described as a “light pearl beige.” It’s a light, pink-tinged white-beige with a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture (hey, there’s one in every palette!). It wore well for eight hours before fading. Buxom Cocker Spaniel (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Urban Decay Sellout (P, $18.00) is warmer. theBalm D2 (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Too Faced Coquet (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. Kat Von D Instaglam (LE, ) is lighter, brighter. Dior Pastel Fontanges #5 (LE, ) is lighter. Ulta Pink (P, $10.00) is lighter. theBalm #14 (P, $6.50) is lighter, warmer. Make Up For Ever I528 Pearl (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter. Chanel Tisse Venitien #2 (P, ) is less shimmery. Stila Rose Quartz (P, ) is warmer. Dior Trafalgar #1 (P, ) is lighter, warmer. LORAC Blush (LE, ) is more shimmery. Hello Kitty Friendship (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter. MAC Whisper Pink (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery. View dupes side-by-side.

Naked Dream is described as a “mid-tone pinky nude.” It’s a light-medium, muted pink with subtle warmer undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque coverage that went on evenly with some emphasis of the natural lip lines. It wore well for four hours but was slightly drying over time. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Dusk (P, $50.00) is darker. Kat Von D Lovecraft (P, $21.00) is darker, less glossy. MAC Boca (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Love Happens (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. Colour Pop Ace (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier. Tom Ford Beauty Flynn (LE, $32.00) is lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Addison (LE, $32.00) is darker. Bite Beauty Sable (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Pretty Natural (LE, $16.00) is cooler, less glossy. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Girl About Town is described as a “bright blue fuchsia.” It’s a brightened, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. The permanent version of this has a lot more pigmentation and depth, and the finish is more luminous. This version wore for four and a half hours and left a stain behind but was on the drying side. Urban Decay Menace (P, $22.00) is darker. MAC Tats (LE, $16.00) is cooler, more muted. Clinique Punch Pop (P, $18.00) is brighter, glossier, lighter. MAC Hollywood Cerise (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler. Bite Beauty #004 (LE, $36.00) is brighter, lighter, cooler. MAC Impassioned (P, $16.00) is less glossy, darker, warmer. MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy, glossier, brighter, warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Cooper (LE, $32.00) is cooler. Bite Beauty Framboise (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler. MAC No Faux Pas (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler. MAC Catharina (P, $23.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy, less pigmented, glossier. MAC Good Kisser (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy, more pigmented, more shimmery, glossier, brighter. Bite Beauty Vigne (P, $24.00) is darker. MAC Red Balloon (LE, $16.00) is darker. View dupes side-by-side.

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Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

MAC Nordstrom's Finest Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Nordstrom’s Finest Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Nordstrom’s Finest Eyeshadow Palette ($85.00 for 0.68 oz.) includes fifteen eyeshadows, with each being full-sized (the palette is the same size as the empty 15-pan palettes MAC sells). Many of MAC’s pre-made palettes are misses, but I think that the larger 15-pan pre-made palettes (like this one) are better and decent to good. For the price of MAC, it’s not bad, but it is a decent amount to pay for a palette, even if there are 15 full-sized eyeshadows included in it. I do wish MAC would consider making the pans removable, as I think it would offer a lot more functionality as a user or to create smaller, travel-friendly quads for trips and the like. I think this palette is okay; there are three duds that really bring down the overall score significantly (e.g. Carbon), while the rest are more B to A- in ratings. The palette contains an assortment of permanent shades as well as limited edition/exclusive shades, though some of the shades in this palette that may seem new were released in the Gravitas palette, which was limited edition (Soft Brown, Luscious, Carbon, Persuade, Plummed are repeats). I believe only Chains of Love and Felt haven’t been released before (based on my log of MAC eyeshadows).

Beaded is described as a “light golden beige.” It’s a muted, light-medium gold with hints of brown–almost like a tarnished gold–and soft frost finish. It had good pigmentation and a fairly soft, smooth consistency that was easy to work with on the lid. The color lasted for eight hours before fading on me. MAC Unwind (P, $16.00) is darker. Sleek MakeUP Meet in Madrid (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery. MAC Until Dawn #2 (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #1 (P, ) is cooler. Makeup Geek Bleached Blonde (P, $5.99) is more shimmery. Too Faced Honey Pot (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Tarte Dare to Be Gold (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, brighter. Tarte Go for the Gold (LE, ) is more muted. Cle de Peau Satin Moon #1 (P, ) is darker. Viseart Orangerie (P, ) is darker. NARS Hollywoodland (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Goldmine is described as an “intense gold with shimmer.” It’s a brightened, light-medium yellow gold with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good color coverage, though my older permanent version seemed a bit denser and more pigmented, but it blended and adhered well to the lid and wasn’t a fuss to work with. The color lasted for eight hours. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #5 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, brighter. Tarina Tarantino Mr. Gold (P, ) is lighter. theBalm #40 (P, $6.50) is lighter, brighter, cooler. MAC Bao Bao’s Jewels #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, brighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #4 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter. Make Up For Ever ME406 Golden (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Make Up For Ever ME406 Golden (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Makeup Geek Fortune Teller (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, brighter. Gucci Beauty Oro (P, $37.00) is lighter. Milani Bella Gold (22) (P, $4.49) is lighter. LORAC Unlimited (P, ) is less shimmery. Guerlain Petrouchka #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Amberluxe #2 (P, ) is darker, warmer. MAC Sunny Outlook (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, more pigmented, brighter, more muted. MAC Gorgeous Gold (P, $16.00) is darker, brighter, warmer. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chains of Love is described as a “mid-tone coined bronze.” It’s a brightened, dark brown with warm, yellowed bronze shimmer that gives it an almost metallic-like finish. It was intensely pigmented with a really smooth, blendable consistency that applied nicely and lasted for eight and a half hours on me before fading. MAC Cognac (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Museum Bronze (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. Urban Decay Smog (P, $18.00) is more shimmery. Too Faced Buttered Rum (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Deeper (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker. Dior Golden Flower #4 (LE, ) is lighter. LORAC Nude #6 (LE, ) is darker. Make Up For Ever D640 Golden Snake (P, $21.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever ME644 Iced Brown (P, $21.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever ME658 Golden Brown (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Makeup Geek Poker Face (P, $6.99) is lighter, warmer. Makeup Geek Pretentious (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, warmer. Hello Kitty Chocolate Chip (LE, ) is more shimmery, brighter. Colour Pop Eve (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Colour Pop Blaze (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Cork is described as a “muted golden brown.” It’s a medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. The texture has a very soft, finely-milled feel to it but isn’t powdery to work with, and the color payoff was mostly opaque. It wore well for eight hours on me. theBalm Allegro (P, $16.00) is darker. LORAC Brown (LE, ) is lighter. theBalm Sultry (P, $16.00) is cooler. Too Faced Fawned of You (LE, $16.00) is lighter. theBalm Score (LE, $16.00) is lighter. theBalm #44 (P, $6.50) is lighter. Becca Ombre Nudes #3 (P, ) is lighter, cooler. Becca Ombre Nudes #2 (P, ) is lighter. Kat Von D Samael (P, ) is cooler. LORAC Undeniable (P, ) is lighter. Sephora + Pantone Universe Carob Brown (LE, ) is brighter. Tarte Wanderer (LE, ) is lighter. Urban Decay Fix (LE, $18.00) is cooler. Buxom Gimme Gorgeous (P, $12.00) is darker, less pigmented. MAC Soba (P, $16.00) is more muted, warmer, lighter. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Persuade is described as a “mid-tone cool grey brown.” It’s a muted, dark taupe brown with subtle, warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, which was buildable in practice, and it was blendable despite having a slightly dusty consistency. It lasted for almost eight hours on me before fading noticeably. MAC Just Before Dawn (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker. bareMinerals Head Over Heels (LE, ) is cooler. Chanel Charming #5 (LE, ) is darker, cooler. Burberry Graphite (No. 28) (P, $29.00) is darker, cooler. Make Up For Ever M106 Slate (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler. Burberry Storm Grey (No. 27) (P, $29.00) is cooler. MAC Lofty (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. Urban Decay Defy (LE, $18.00) is darker, cooler. Kat Von D Saleos (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. Hourglass Atmosphere #5 (P, ) is darker, cooler. Milani Bella Taupe (05) (P, $4.49) is lighter, cooler. Viseart Tabac (P, ) is more pigmented, warmer. Viseart Cendre (P, ) is cooler. bareMinerals Fuze (LE, ) is darker, cooler. Colour Pop Downtown (LE, $5.00) is more muted. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Retrospeck is described as a “beached blonde.” It’s a lightened, light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted sheen paired with slight bits of larger gold sparkle–this seemed significantly less sparkly and “chunky” compared to the permanent version of Retrospeck, which has a lot of fall out. It had nearly opaque coverage, which is actually odd, since Lustres are designed to have sheerer coverage. Tom Ford Beauty Naked Bronze (Eye Color) (LE, ) is less shimmery. Dior Golden Shock #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Dior Rivage #4 (LE, ) is darker. Chanel Convoitise (90) (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery. Dior Golden Flower #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Too Faced Moon on Their Wings (LE, $16.00) is darker. Stila Wheat (, $18.00) is darker. MAC 2x Dare #2 (LE, ) is darker. MAC Until Dawn #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer. L’Oreal Eternal Sunshine (P, $7.99) is darker, warmer. Sleek MakeUP Meet in Madrid (LE, $9.99) is darker, warmer. Dior Golden Snow #2 (LE, ) is lighter. Chanel Harmonie du Soir #1 (LE, ) is darker, warmer. Benefit Bikini-tini (P, $10.00) is warmer. View dupes side-by-side.

Greensmoke is described as a “tarnished olive.” It’s a muted, dark olive brown with lighter green and gold shimmer that gives it a pearly sheen. There is some chunkier gold sparkle that doesn’t bind with the base color that gets dusted away as soon as you blend it. The texture had a very firm press to it, which made getting color difficult without really jabbing at the surface. It started to fade noticeably after seven hours of wear. Dior Jardin #3 (P, ) is more muted. Charlotte Tilbury Veruschka (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, more muted. Guerlain Khaki Mono (07) (P, $34.00) is less shimmery. Hourglass Color Field #5 (P, ) is more muted. Chanel Tisse Fantaisie #3 (LE, ) is darker. Kat Von D Division (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Laura Mercier Pewter (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker. Cle de Peau Stardust #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, more muted. Make Up For Ever D320 Golden Khaki (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, more muted. Dior Pied de Poule #5 (P, ) is lighter. MAC Cool Companions #2 (LE, ) is darker, warmer. theBalm #30 (P, $6.50) is darker. theBalm D4 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. theBalm #42 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery. theBalm Lead Zeppelin (P, $16.00) is warmer. First 15 dupes listed, see more: compare dupes side-by-side.

Felt is described as a “cool neutral army green.” It’s a subtly, olive-tinged brown with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had so-so pigmentation in one layer, though it was somewhat buildable, and the texture was soft enough that I think using primer would help amp up the payoff. This shade wore well for eight hours on me, but it could have been slightly more blendable. Urban Decay Secret Service (P, $18.00) is darker. Urban Decay Faint (P, $18.00) is warmer. MAC Deep Brown (P, $21.00) is darker. Urban Decay Dare (LE, $18.00) is lighter. Hourglass Atmosphere #4 (P, ) is darker. Tarte Dreamer (LE, ) is darker. MAC Aromatic (P, $16.00) is lighter. Tarte Sweet Tea (LE, ) is lighter. Becca Ombre Nudes #4 (P, ) is lighter. Buxom Big Spender (P, $12.00) is warmer. Too Faced Sexpresso (P, $16.00) is darker. Smashbox Moss (LE, ) is darker. Rouge Bunny Rouge Umber Fire Finch (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, cooler. Urban Decay Primal (P, $18.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Rewind (LE, $18.00) is lighter. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Print is described as a “muted grey with shimmer.” It’s a dark, charcoal gray with subtle, cooler undertones and a satiny finish. The shimmer is hardly noticeable, and it really functions more as a semi-matte product on the lid–not totally flat but not really shimmery or reflective. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture, though it was a little firmer in the pan. The color started to fade after eight hours on me. MAC Double Feature #7 #2 (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Gravel (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Gravel (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Typographic (P, $16.00) is darker. MAC Nehru (P, $16.00) is cooler. MAC Cinder (Right) (LE, ) is darker. YSL Avant Garde #3 (P, ) is more shimmery. theBalm #26 (P, $6.50) is cooler. Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #4 (P, ) is lighter, cooler. Makeup Geek Paparazzi (P, $6.99) is lighter. Kat Von D Siouxsie-sioux (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. Urban Decay Desperation (P, $18.00) is more shimmery. Guerlain Les Gris #1 (P, ) is darker, cooler. Kat Von D Dark Throne (LE, ) is darker. bareMinerals Panorama (LE, ) is lighter. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Carbon is described as an “intense black.” It’s a medium black with a matte finish. This shade is notoriously difficult to use with a firmer press, spotty color payoff, and is often difficult to blend. I think it applies better than it looks, but it’s not a great shade even in application. I wish MAC would consider including Typographic, which is a slightly lighter black but infinitely better in texture. NARS Shade VI (LE, $25.00) is darker. NARS Filbuste (P, $28.00) is less glossy. LORAC Jet Black (P, ) is darker, more pigmented, better quality. Smashbox Blackout (P, ) is less shimmery. Buxom LBD (P, $12.00) is darker. Le Metier de Beaute Onyx (LE, $30.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever S102 Onyx (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Anastasia Coal (LE, $12.00) is darker. MAC Overnight (LE, $16.00) is more muted. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #1 (P, ) is cooler. Too Faced Licorice (P, $16.00) is darker. Kat Von D Killing Moon (LE, ) is . Tarte Fashionista (LE, ) is darker. Anastasia Noir (P, $12.00) is lighter. Too Faced Santa’s Boots (LE, $16.00) is darker. First 15 dupes listed, see more: compare dupes side-by-side.

Orb is described as a “soft peachy-beige.” It’s a soft, light beige with a hint of peach and a matte finish. It had fairly good pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that adhered well to bare skin. On me, it showed signs of fading after seven and a half hours of wear. Make Up For Ever M532 Sugar Coated Candy (P, $21.00) is darker. bareMinerals Promise (P, ) is darker, cooler. Too Faced Dainty (LE, $16.00) is cooler. Kat Von D South (LE, ) is darker. Too Faced White Chocolate (P, $16.00) is darker. theBalm B1 (LE, $16.00) is darker. LORAC Cream (P, ) is darker, cooler. MAC Bisque (DC, $16.00) is cooler. Inglot #355 (P, $6.00) is brighter. Hourglass Infinity #1 (P, ) is warmer. Anastasia Fresh (P, $12.00) is darker. Tarte Vanilla Candles (LE, ) is darker, warmer. MAC Fancy Dress (LE, $16.00) is cooler. NARS Shade I (LE, $25.00) is darker. Hourglass Color Field #1 (P, ) is lighter. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Luscious is described as a “neutral bronze.” It’s a brightened, orange-copper with lighter copper sparkle and gold shimmer. It had decent to good pigmentation with a slightly drier consistency (possibly just due to the sparkly content) that was fairly blendable but could have sat better on the skin. It lasted for eight hours with some fall out.
NYX Liquid Gold (P, $6.00) is less shimmery. Viseart Marais (P, ) is lighter, warmer. Viseart Beaux-Arts (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Zoeva Pure Ganache (P, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer. Cle de Peau Marmalade Sky #4 (P, ) is less shimmery. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #5 (LE, ) is lighter. Urban Decay Heat (LE, $18.00) is darker. Hourglass Graphite #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Sephora + Pantone Universe Butterum (LE, ) is less shimmery. Too Faced Caramel (P, $16.00) is more muted. Guerlain Petrouchka #3 (LE, ) is lighter, more muted. Maybelline Breaking Bronze (P, $6.99) is more shimmery. LORAC Nude #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Kat Von D Summerfly (P, ) is lighter. First 15 dupes listed, see more: view dupes side-by-side.

Soft Brown is described as a “soft golden peachy brown.” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, silky consistency that was very easy to work with. The color lasted for eight hours on me. Viseart Dark Matte #3 (P, ) is warmer. Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is darker. Zoeva Freshly Toasted (P, ) is lighter, warmer. Make Up For Ever M600 Pink Brown (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer. Too Faced Chocolate Cookie (P, $16.00) is cooler. Kat Von D Succubus (P, ) is darker, warmer. LORAC Sepia (LE, ) is darker. LORAC Unspoken (P, ) is lighter, cooler. Sleek MakeUP Propose in Prague (LE, $9.99) is lighter, more muted. Urban Decay Buck (P, $18.00) is warmer, cooler, darker. Inglot #357 (P, $6.00) is warmer. Kat Von D Wrath (P, ) is more muted, cooler. Kat Von D Wrath (P, ) is more muted, cooler. Makeup Geek Frappe (P, $5.99) is darker. Makeup Geek Latte (P, $5.99) is darker. First 15 dupes listed, see more: compare dupes side-by-side.

Trax is described as a “burgundy-plum with shimmer.” It’s a medium-dark purple with warmer undertones paired with gold and copper shimmer. The shimmery bits sit on top of the powder and brush away very easily, so while it looks complex, it loses most of that complexity as soon as you blend it out. It lasted for seven hours on me before fading. MAC Trusted Instinct #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. Maybelline Sparkling Wine (, $3.75) is more pigmented. Chanel Quadrille #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery. Makeup Geek Last Dance (P, $5.99) is less shimmery. NARS New York (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer. theBalm Curvy Cami (P, $16.00) is cooler. MAC A Medley of Mauves #3 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. Anastasia Pink Sapphire (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, more muted. MAC After Dusk (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. View dupes side-by-side.

Plummed is described as a “shimmering dark plum.” It’s a medium-dark, plummy purple with warm, brown undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was smooth and not too firm. It wore for eight hours before fading slightly. MAC Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Buxom Wild Nights (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker. Zoeva Warm Notes (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Sugarpill Countess (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Makeup Geek Showtime (P, $9.99) is less shimmery. Anastasia Sangria (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented, less glossy, more muted, cooler. Make Up For Ever D826 Fig (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. MAC Heritage Rouge (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer. LORAC Merlot (LE, ) is lighter. MAC Trusted Instinct #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Cranberry (P, $16.00) is warmer. Chanel Seduction #1 (LE, ) is more muted. MAC Plum Dressing (P, $16.00) is brighter. Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is cooler. First 15 dupes listed, see more: view dupes side-by-side.

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