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MAC Stallion, Blue Beat, Galaxy Grey Liptensity Lipsticks

MAC Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Stallion Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep, inky black with neutral undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It was very pigmented with a lightly glossy, smooth consistency. I did have some issues with the color adhering to the center of my lip, so there’s a bit of translucency there. The texture was lightweight and comfortable to wear without the color sliding around over time. On me, the color wore well for seven hours and was non-drying. NYX Chambord (P, $6.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C604 (P, $22.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer (000) (LE, $30.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Tarte Naughty (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC In the Spirit (P, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Blue Beat Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep navy blue with strong, cool undertones paired with a lightly glossy finish that had some visible pearl. It was almost so cool-toned that it looked almost purplish. The consistency of this shade had a bit more slip than other shades, which led to slightly uneven application. For this type of shade, it still went on rather well, but there was still room for improvement. It had good pigmentation, though not quite opaque, in one stroke and was fairly comfortable to wear over time. It wore well for seven and a half hours and left a strong, purplish stain behind (more pink than blue). It was neither drying nor hydrating while worn. Maybelline Midnight Blue (P, $7.49) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Heroine (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Sapphire Siren (P, $7.49) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Galaxy Grey Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium grayish lavender with a cream finish. It was richly pigmented with a lightweight, lightly gel-like texture that applied evenly and smoothly on the lips. The consistency melted on the lips after 45 seconds and seemed to make my lips appear smoother and more voluminous. This shade wore well for six and a half hours on me and was slightly hydrating. Make Up For Ever C502 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Taro (LE, $26.00) is darker (80% similar). Dior Cloudy Matte (380) (LE, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Marshmallow (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Fresh Amour (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Plum Princess (LE, $17.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

MAC Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have “intense amounts of pigment” with a gel-like texture that melts on lips that leaves behind a satin finish and wears for “eight hours.” It’s supposed to be “comfortable” to wear, but there are no claims about hydration–and overall, they were non-drying. The majority of the range varied from semi-opaque to fully opaque in one stroke, while the texture had some body and thickness to it but was not heavy. The consistency feels firmer in the tube, but it became softer and more pliable as it warmed up against the lips. This was also true about how the color settled and looked on the lips–it tended to fill up lip lines without emphasizing them as much after thirty seconds of wear. The formula didn”t have a lot of slip, and it was actually lightly tacky, which helped it stay in place better. The wear ranged from four to eight hours with lighter shades typically wearing shorter than deeper and more intense shades. The finish was anywhere from satin to natural with noticeable sheen, sometimes glossiness, but it often wore to a satin to semi-matte finish after a few hours. The formula has MAC’s typical vanilla scent but had no discernible taste.

MAC Liptensity Lipstick Stallion
Stallion
Stallion
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
MAC Liptensity Lipstick Blue Beat
Blue Beat
Blue Beat
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total
MAC Liptensity Lipstick Galaxy Grey
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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MAC Hellebore, Ambrosial, Marsala Liptensity Lipsticks

MAC Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Hellebore Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a dark purple with warm, pink undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It had good pigmentation but was not “one-stroke” coverage. After about half of a pass on the lips, the consistency started to melt and felt more gel-like as I applied it, but it tugged a bit initially. The color applied fairly evenly, but the application would benefit from a lip liner underneath for better, more even coverage overall. This shade lasted nicely for six and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Colour Pop Leather (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Speedball (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Strong Woman (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Punk Couture (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Jawbreaker (P, $17.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Own the Look (LE, $19.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Pandemonium (P, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Violet Vixen (P, $7.49) is cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Violet Riot (P, $21.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Ambrosial Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bold, medium-dark fuchsia magenta with pink undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly. The consistency was lightly tacky but wasn’t uncomfortable to wear. It wore well for six and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Make Up For Ever C207 (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (95% similar). Maybelline Hot Plum (P, $7.49) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Daddy's Little Girl (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Silvia (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Frenemy (P, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pablo (DC, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty #010 (LE, $36.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Night Blooming (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Invite Intrigue (LE, $17.00) is more muted, less glossy (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jack (LE, $35.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Vogue en Violet (P, $23.00) is darker (85% similar). Maybelline Orchid Ecstasy (730) (P, $7.49) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Anarchy (DC, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Thrill Seeker (420) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Dragonfruit (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Buxom Swinger (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Crush (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Confection (LE, $24.00) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Marsala Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish berry with subtle, cool undertones and satiny sheen. It was richly pigmented with full color coverage and a smooth, light-medium thick texture that sat exceptionally well on the lips. The more gel-like consistency made my lips look smoother and fuller. The color wore well for nearly eight hours before it would be time for a touch-up, while the formula was just a smidgen drying after six hours of wear. Bite Beauty Mulberry (P, $24.00) is more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Jam (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Brocade (P, $35.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Sugared Maple (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Cordovan (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Inglot #293 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Plaid (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Claretcast (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Melted Berry (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Vera (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (DC, $34.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty Beetroot (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Heaux (Amplified) (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Rebel (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Seduce Me (128) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Confident (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Boy Gorgeous (222) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Roman (208) (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Givenchy Framboise Velours (315) (LE, $36.00) is lighter (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

MAC Hellebore Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have “intense amounts of pigment” with a gel-like texture that melts on lips that leaves behind a satin finish and wears for “eight hours.” It’s supposed to be “comfortable” to wear, but there are no claims about hydration–and overall, they were non-drying. The majority of the range varied from semi-opaque to fully opaque in one stroke, while the texture had some body and thickness to it but was not heavy. The consistency feels firmer in the tube, but it became softer and more pliable as it warmed up against the lips. This was also true about how the color settled and looked on the lips–it tended to fill up lip lines without emphasizing them as much after thirty seconds of wear. The formula didn”t have a lot of slip, and it was actually lightly tacky, which helped it stay in place better. The wear ranged from four to eight hours with lighter shades typically wearing shorter than deeper and more intense shades. The finish was anywhere from satin to natural with noticeable sheen, sometimes glossiness, but it often wore to a satin to semi-matte finish after a few hours. The formula has MAC’s typical vanilla scent but had no discernible taste.

MAC Liptensity Lipstick Hellebore
Hellebore
Hellebore
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
MAC Liptensity Lipstick Ambrosial
Ambrosial
Ambrosial
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
MAC Liptensity Lipstick Marsala
Marsala
Marsala
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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MAC x Selena Eyeshadows

MAC x Selena Collection
MAC x Selena Collection

MAC Missing My Baby Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “light pinky nude beige [with a Matte finish].” It’s a soft, light-medium, pink with strong, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, blendable, and easy to work with. I was surprised that it did not darken too much on bare lids, nor did it become dry or patchy. On me, the color wore well for seven and a half hours. bareMinerals Beautiful (LE) is warmer (95% similar). YSL Paris #2 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Frisco (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Pink Sands (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Rose de Mai (P, $29.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Too-Too (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Base) (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S812 Tea Pink (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Fotos Y Recuerdos Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “bright warm pink [with a Satin finish].” It’s a muted, medium pink with warm, yelow undertones and barely-there gold shimmer. It looked more matte on the lid than satin, as there wasn’t much shimmer or sheen, and the dustier, thinner texture made it look drier and flatter, like a matte finish, on the eye. The pigmentation was semi-sheer, and it was very prone to sheering out and applying unevenly. I would recommend a tacky base underneath this one to help it pop and apply better. It lasted for six and a half hours before fading noticeably. Make Up For Ever S812 Tea Pink (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Sushi Flower (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Pretty Dainty (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Douce France #2 (LE, $25.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Palpitation (104) (LE, $29.50) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Paris #3 (P) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Quadrille #3 (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M806 Antique Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Selena Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as an “intense pearly violet [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a slightly brightened, medium-dark purple with warm, pinkish undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation that covered well, and it adhered nicely to bare skin. The texture was firmer in the pan, so I would recommend using a denser or firmer brush with this one. The eyeshadow blended out without trouble on the skin, and it wore for eight hours before creasing very faintly. Too Faced Jingle Berry (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I-90 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Violet Cassis (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Wham Bam (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Violet Impact (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay 1985 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sugarpill Hysteric (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC No Me Queda Mas Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “warm dusty brown [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown with warmer, yellowish undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was soft, not too thin or too dense, and easy to work with on bare skin. It blended out beautifully and applied with true-to-pan coverage, as it was very pigmented. This shade lasted for eight hours on me. Makeup Geek Tan Lines (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Rebel (P)(100% similar). Ciate On Fire (LE) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00)(100% similar). LORAC Unspoken (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Milk Chocolate (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cookie (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Cabin Fever (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Caramel (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Zoeva Substitute for Love (P) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Is It the Beat Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “deep black [with a Matte finish].” It’s a deep, cool black with an almost bluish/gray cast paired with a matte finish. The consistency was smooth, very finely-milled, but there was denseness to it that made it adhere well to the skin. It was far, far superior to MAC’s Carbon in the permanent range and reminded me more of the feel of Typographic, though not quite as silky. It had good pigmentation, but you could still use just the barest tap and build up color if you wanted to darken the crease and be able to blend it out without it turning patchy. It wore well for eight hours on me. Kat Von D Jet (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #5 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Blackout (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Noir (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Point 'n' Shoot (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Black Leather (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Jet Black (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 12 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Punk (P)(95% similar). Guerlain L'Heure de Nuit #5 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Black Chocolate (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Beg For It (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Tuxedo (LE, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm Serious (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The MAC x Selena collection will be available online September 28th for MAC Select members and October 1st for all others. It will be in select store locations on October 6th–call your local store to find out if they will be one of those locations.

MAC Eyeshadow Missing My Baby
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
MAC Eyeshadow Fotos Y Recuerdos
6
Product
6
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
67%
Total
MAC Eyeshadow Selena
Selena
Selena
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
MAC Eyeshadow No Me Queda Mas
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
MAC Eyeshadow Is It the Beat
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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MAC x Selena Lipsticks

MAC Amor Prohibido Lipstick
MAC Amor Prohibido Lipstick

MAC Amor Prohibido Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “pinky mid-tone brown [with a Glaze finish].” It’s a muted, medium plummy brown with warm undertones and a soft, natural sheen with faint pearl. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage, which is in line with the Glaze finish (it is similar to a Lustre finish but has more body and less shimmer). This shade lasted for three and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. Urban Decay Strip (DC, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Honey Bear (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Soft Nude (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Benefit La La Land (DC, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Jicky (P, $37.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Shanghai Spice (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Ravenswood (P, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Mayflower (DC, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). Revlon Pink Truffle (P, $7.49) is cooler (85% similar). Buxom Dolly (LE, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (P, $26.00) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Liar (P, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Air Kiss (304) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). NARS Tolede (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tarte Berry (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Glaze (LE, $24.00) is brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Toasty (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Como La Flor Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “muted cherry red [with an Amplified finish].” It’s a brighter, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a fine dusting of ruby red micro-shimmer paired with a soft sheen. It had a thinner consistency than most Amplified finish lipsticks, and it wasn’t quite as opaque (it was mostly opaque, but you could see my lip freckle come through). The lipstick was easy to apply and distributed color evenly on the lips without tugging. It wore well for over six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Marc Jacobs Beauty Oh Miley (200) (P, $30.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC MAC Red (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Charnel (56) (P, $36.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Russian Doll (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Love (P, $32.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) (P, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Firework (P, $22.00) is more muted (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Tony (P, $35.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever Red Ink (LE) is less shimmery, less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C405 (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Mind Control (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Sour Cherry (P, $26.00) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C404 (P, $22.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop JujuRouge (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Swamp Family (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (95% similar). Besame American Beauty 1945 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Gazpacho (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Rouge Saphir (821) (LE, $55.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop London Fog (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Dreaming of You Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deep wine [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark reddish burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good, opaque coverage paired with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was comfortable to apply and to wear over a six-hour period. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating when I wore it. NARS Charlotte (P, $32.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mistletoe (LE, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Endless Drama (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Diva (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Unknown Pleasures (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Dahlia (10) (LE, $50.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Hex (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Bette (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (95% similar). Maybelline Smoking Red (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Runner (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blow (210) (P, $30.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Media (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Bowl Me Over (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Buxom Voodoo Spice (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Fixed on Drama (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The MAC x Selena collection will be available online September 28th for MAC Select members and October 1st for all others. It will be in select store locations on October 6th–call your local store to find out if they will be one of those locations.

MAC Lipstick Amor Prohibido
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
MAC Lipstick Como La Flor
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
MAC Lipstick Dreaming of You
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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MAC x Selena Bidi Bidi Bom Bom Lipglass

MAC Bidi Bidi Bom Bom Lipglass
MAC Bidi Bidi Bom Bom Lipglass

MAC Bidi Bidi Bom Bom Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “bubblegum pink with silver pearl.” It’s a light-medium rose pink with warm undertones and lots of silver sparkle. MAC Khaaannnn! (LE, $15.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Got Style! (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Next Fad (P, $19.50) is less shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Look Who's Here (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Baby Doll (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Bait (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Rose de Lune (LE, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Paradise Pink (15) (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Lipglass is a thicker, tackier gloss that is very shiny and makes lips look smoother, as it is more glass-like. It is vanilla-scented but has no discernible taste. This shade was slightly thinner than the average Lipglass, but it was moderately tacky, so it lasted better (four and a half hours). I found it comfortable to wear, and it was even lightly hydrating. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation (though Lipglass is described as “high coverage”), so it should work well on its own, as it doesn’t emphasize lip lines, or layered, as it isn’t fully opaque and has a lot of sparkle.

The MAC x Selena collection will be available online September 28th for MAC Select members and October 1st for all others. It will be in select store locations on October 6th–call your local store to find out if they will be one of those locations.

MAC Lipglass Bidi Bidi Bom Bom
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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MAC x Selena Techno Cumbia Powder Blush Duo

MAC Techno Cumbia Blush Duo
MAC Techno Cumbia Blush Duo

MAC Techno Cumbia Blush Duo ($29.00 for TBA oz.) is blush duo that features a split-pan with more of the deeper shade (Blunt) and a smaller portion of the lighter shade (Ven Conmigo). The smaller blush is hard to apply on its own, as it doesn’t accommodate the average blush brush well, and even my smaller blush brushes were too large and I had to pinch the brush head to get it to narrow and fit in the area. This was the weakest product in the collection, so I figured we’d get it out of the way.

Blunt is described as a “muted golden brown.” It’s a dark, rosy brown–almost plummy–with a mostly matte finish. It looked warmer and more like that “golden brown” in the pan, but it darkened up a lot and looked much cooler in tone (though still warm overall) swatched on my arm as well as on my cheeks. I am warm-toned, so things looking cooler than they do in the pan is usually not something I experience! The texture was fairly soft, moderately blendable, but it wasn’t the best texture for such an intense, pigmented blush as it required extra work to blend and diffuse the color. It wore well for almost nine hours on me before I noticed fading. MAC Earthshine (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Plum Attraction (LE, $45.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Tea Petal (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Viseart Bronze #3 (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Film Noir (P, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ven Conmigo is described as a “beige pink.” It’s a soft, medium rosy mauve with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was firm and difficult to get color out of; I had to scrape at the top layer to get enough powder off the surface to even show up on the skin. It wore well for six hours on me before fading.
Tarte Royal (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Cinematic (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Puppy Love (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The MAC x Selena collection will be available online September 28th for MAC Select members and October 1st for all others. It will be in select store locations on October 6th–call your local store to find out if they will be one of those locations.

MAC Powder Blush Duo Techno Cumbia
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
76%
Total
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Blunt

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D

Ven Conmigo

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