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MAC Pale Rose, Devotional, Digging for Gold Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Pale Rose Lipstick

MAC Pale Rose Lipstick

MAC Pale Rose Lipstick

MAC Pale Rose Lipstick

MAC Pale Rose Lipstick

MAC Pale Rose Lipstick

Pale Rose

MAC Pale Rose Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy copper with warm, brownish undertones and a pearly sheen. It had medium, buildable coverage, up to semi-opaque coverage, that applied evenly on the lips. The consistency had moderate slip, and it felt more like a hybrid between Lustre and Metallic with respect to the finish, as it had more slip than some of the other Metallic shades. It was comfortable to wear, lasted for four hours, and was lightly hydrating.

The Metallic Lips collection features a new (and limited edition!) finish, Metallic, which is supposed to be “rich colour [that] melds with smooth pearlized chrome.” The range of shades is described as “vibrant, intense, [and] on-trend.” The coverage varied from shade to shade–anywhere from semi-sheer to semi-opaque–but many shades look like they’re more suitable for a subtle look or for layering on top of another lip product to add a more shimmery finish. The majority of shades featured finer shimmer, which translated to a more foiled, reflective look, but a few had some shimmer. The wear was between three and five hours, depending on the shade, and most shades had some slip but were not slippery overall, so they were comfortable to wear but not hard to maintain. They were vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

MAC Lipstick Pale Rose
Pale Rose
Pale Rose
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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MAC Pearly One, Silver Spoon, In Lust Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Pearly One Lipstick

MAC Pearly One Lipstick

MAC Pearly One Lipstick

MAC Pearly One Lipstick

MAC Pearly One Lipstick

MAC Pearly One Lipstick

Pearly One

MAC Pearly One Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a pale, silvery white with a glittery, metallic sheen. This shade had larger chunks of sparkle/glitter in it, which bunched up sometimes and gave lips a more textured look, but it had more medium, buildable coverage as a result. The shimmer distributed well across the lips, so it looked “even” despite being sheerer. I could feel the sparkle in the tube as I applied. The color wore well for three hours, though some shimmer lingered for much longer. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating overall.

The Metallic Lips collection features a new (and limited edition!) finish, Metallic, which is supposed to be “rich colour [that] melds with smooth pearlized chrome.” The range of shades is described as “vibrant, intense, [and] on-trend.” The coverage varied from shade to shade–anywhere from semi-sheer to semi-opaque–but many shades look like they’re more suitable for a subtle look or for layering on top of another lip product to add a more shimmery finish. The majority of shades featured finer shimmer, which translated to a more foiled, reflective look, but a few had some shimmer. The wear was between three and five hours, depending on the shade, and most shades had some slip but were not slippery overall, so they were comfortable to wear but not hard to maintain. They were vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

MAC Lipstick Pearly One
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

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Silver Spoon

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B+

In Lust

Limited Edition
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MAC Work It Out Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Bi-ceptual Lipstick

MAC Bi-ceptual Lipstick

MAC Bi-ceptual Lipstick

MAC Bi-ceptual Lipstick

MAC Bi-ceptual Lipstick

MAC Bi-ceptual Lipstick

Bi-ceptual

MAC Bi-ceptual Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light-medium peachy beige with warm undertones and a natural finish. It had semi-sheer color coverage that went on evenly and, despite its lightness in color, did not pull into my lip lines much! It was a Lustre finish, so the coverage level was expected to be sheerer. The texture was lightweight, thin but not clingy, and had enough slip not to drag when I applied it from the tube. It wore well for two hours and was non-drying.

MAC Lipstick Bi-ceptual
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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MAC Work It Out Crystal Glaze Glosses

01/09

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

Flex Appeal

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss ($22.00 for 0.41 oz.) is a muted, berry-tinted translucent base with barely-there pearl. It gave my lips a slightly darker, pinker look but did not add a lot of color or coverage. It had sheer coverage, which wasn’t buildable, that lasted for two hours. The consistency was smooth, jelly-like, and comfortable to wear. The formula was hydrating over time.

The Crystal Glaze Gloss formula is supposed to be an “ultra-moisturizing gloss” that has “an intense, glossy shine.” The texture was soft, smooth, and almost jelly-like–but denser and not quite as slippery. It felt balm-like on the lips and had no tackiness at all (completely unlike most of their gloss formulas) and had a very light vanilla scent. MAC recently released this formula in their Makeup Art Cosmetics collection, and it’s part of the upcoming Work It Out launch that debuts on Thursday.

However, only one of the six new, limited shades for Work It Out is described as sheer, and the formula runs sheer, which is where it falls the shortest. This formula is best for someone who likes tinted gloss that’s hydrating and non-sticky but not someone who wants noticeable coverage. I’ll definitely check back on the official description (to see if it changes) when these officially launch, though.

MAC Crystal Glaze Gloss Flex Appeal
8.5
Product
5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
77%
Total

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MAC Solar Glow Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette

01/05

MAC Solar Glow Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Solar Glow Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Solar Glow Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Solar Glow Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Solar Glow Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

Solar Glow Times Nine

MAC Solar Glow Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette ($32.00 for 0.18 oz.) includes nine, dime-sized eyeshadows. I’d characterize this palette by its finish–glittery–and as a result, it is difficult to use on its own (I’d recommend a glitter adhesive as a base), sheerer (which is by design when it comes to the Lustre finish but not so much for the other finishes), and short-wearing.

MAC Eyeshadow x 9 Palette Solar Glow Times Nine
6.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
72%
Total

MAC Tropic Cool Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette

01/07

MAC Tropic Cool Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Tropic Cool Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Tropic Cool Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Tropic Cool Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Tropic Cool Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Tropic Cool | Look Breakdown

MAC Tropic Cool | Look Breakdown

Tropic Cool Times Nine

MAC Tropic Cool Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette ($32.00 for 0.18 oz.) includes nine, dime-sized eyeshadows in an assortment of yellow, green, and blue. It’s a bolder, brighter set of shades, but it also had a very smoldering edge with the deeper blue and bluish-gray inclusions. As you might expect, the yellowy shades need a primer to look as they do in the pan, but I also had some trouble with two of the darker blues.

MAC Eyeshadow x 9 Palette Tropic Cool Times Nine
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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