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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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MAC Red-Hot Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette

01/07

MAC Red-Hot Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Red-Hot Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Red-Hot Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Red-Hot Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Red-Hot Times Nine Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Red-Hot Times Nine | Look Breakdown

MAC Red-Hot Times Nine | Look Breakdown

Red-Hot Times Nine

MAC Red-Hot Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette ($32.00 for 0.18 oz.) includes nine, dime-sized eyeshadows. For the types of colors and finishes included in the palette, it was actually not bad. I’d definitely suggest using this with a primer to improve blendability and pigmentation across the palette, though.

MAC Eyeshadow x 9 Palette Red-Hot Times Nine
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

MAC Betty Boop Red Lipstick

01/08

MAC Betty Boop Red Lipstick

MAC Betty Boop Red Lipstick

MAC Betty Boop Red Lipstick

MAC Betty Boop Red Lipstick

MAC Betty Boop Red Lipstick

MAC Betty Boop Red Lipstick

MAC Betty Boop Red Lipstick

MAC Betty Boop Red Lipstick

Betty Boop Red

MAC Betty Boop Red Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium red with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across the lips. The consistency was smooth, lightly creamy but not too emollient, and comfortable to wear. Though it was listed as a matte finish on the packaging, it did not read matte on me until after an hour and a half of wear. The color wore well for over six hours, left a stain behind, and was neither drying nor hydrating.

This lipstick launches online today (2/14).

MAC Lipstick Betty Boop Red
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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MAC Gritty Girl, Cold Hard Cash, Secret Number Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Gritty Girl Lipstick

MAC Gritty Girl Lipstick

MAC Gritty Girl Lipstick

MAC Gritty Girl Lipstick

MAC Gritty Girl Lipstick

MAC Gritty Girl Lipstick

Gritty Girl

MAC Gritty Girl Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is muted, medium brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, thicker texture that seemed to emphasize the texture of my lips slightly. The color went on evenly and adhered well to my lips, so the color managed to last for a solid five hours despite being a lighter shade. It was slightly drying over time, though.

MAC Lipstick Gritty Girl
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

01/06

MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

High Drama

MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a deep berry with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied somewhat evenly. As it dried down, the color didn’t self-level so there were some visible streaks. The formula had a more watery consistency, which made it harder to apply and control along the edges of the lips, and the color seemed to sink into some lip lines. This shade lasted for six and a half hours before starting to fade on me, and the formula was somewhat drying.

The Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour formula is supposed to be pigmented, last eight hours, and be “non-feathering.” They are typically pigmented and long-wearing, but the quality of the formula is all over the place–some shades wear down evenly, aren’t too drying, and apply well, while other shades are patchy, streaky, or prone to flaking (and also terribly drying!).

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour High Drama
High Drama
High Drama
6
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total

MAC Into the Madness Lipstick

01/06

MAC Into the Madness Lipstick

MAC Into the Madness Lipstick

MAC Into the Madness Lipstick

MAC Into the Madness Lipstick

MAC Into the Madness Lipstick

MAC Into the Madness Lipstick

Into the Madness

MAC Into the Madness Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, light-medium chartreuse green with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage (almost to full coverage) that applied evenly. The consistency was lightly creamy, not too thick or too thin, and was comfortable to wear, though I had some color pull into lip lines over time. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and gave my lips a slightly peachy stain, and the formula was neither drying nor hydrating.

MAC Lipstick Into the Madness
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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