Round-up: MAC is Beauty Collection Overview & Thoughts

MAC is Beauty is collection that launches March 26th now March 30th online (North America) and in select stores on April 2nd (North America) with select international stores to receive sometime in April 2015. It’s a massive collection with twelve lipsticks, sixteen fluidlines, five eyeshadows, four lipglosses, three nail lacquers, three brushes, two face powders, and an eyeliner. There are some shades and pieces that I didn’t have for you to review, and I’ll definitely do my best to buy them when the collection launches–I just can’t guarantee it since sometimes collections sell out so quickly.

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MAC is Beauty Lipsticks (Part 2)

Here are the remaining six shades of MAC is Beauty Lipsticks ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.). All six shades are more dupable than not, but the non-Lustre finishes performed better on the whole. There are a few repromotes here, too, so long-time MAC fans may see old favorites or long-missed limited edition shades. It was interesting to revisit past reviews and find that my experience (and even ratings!) were nearly identical, which at least says there is consistency, even if a lot of those repromotes could have been improved.

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MAC Call the Hairdresser! Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Diva-ish
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
89%
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Round-up: MAC x Mia Moretti Collection Overview & Thoughts

MAC x Mia Moretti is collaboration collection that launches March 26th online (North America) and in select stores on April 2nd (North America) with select international stores to receive sometime in April 2015. I liked the concept of the lip palette, but the execution left something to be desired for a few of the shades. The Casual Colours work best as cheek colors, rather than lip colors, as they are drying when worn on the lips, but if you only intended to use them on the cheeks, they’re worth a peek. The best product is Maria Moretti Lipstick (A), which is a lovely shade of red, but it is very dupable.

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Round-up: MAC x Philip Treacy Collection Overview & Thoughts

MAC x Philip Treacy is a collaboration collection that will release online on March 26th (North America) and be available in select stores on April 2nd (North America) with international availability sometime in April 2015 at select locations. This collection had some pretty lipsticks and gel eyeliners, but the lipsticks trended towards being more readily duped. The High-Light Powders had an incredibly soft texture that was also powdery, but more importantly, they didn’t highlight, illuminate, or otherwise give the skin radiance and flattened the skin so it looked ultra-matte and smooth (like a setting powder).  My favorite products were Royal Wink Fluidline and Blue Peep Fluidline as both performed well and were more unique shades.

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MAC x Mia Moretti Who’s the DJ Lip Palette x6

MAC Who’s the DJ Lip Palette x6 ($40.00 for 0.25 oz.) consists of six lipsticks that range from light beige to aqua blue. All of the colors applied and looked lighter on than they did in the pan. I love the concept; I love seeing non-traditional colors released in a major way, because it’s fun and interesting and different. It would have been really spectacular if MAC launched a coordinating six-pan eyeshadow palette with these shades in eyeshadow form, though! I wish the performance of the shades was better; the blue and green were disappointing and need a base to work (lip primer, concealer, lip liner, and so forth), so it’s more of a miss, but it was fun to play with. I was surprised at how well the lavender shade applied and wore!

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MAC Who's the DJ Lip Palette x6
MAC Lip Palette x6 Who's the DJ?
C+
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
79%
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MAC x Philip Treacy Lipsticks

MAC No Faux Pas Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “yellow hot pink [with a Matte finish].” It’s a brightened, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertonews and a mostly matte finish. It had intense, opaque color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly. The texture has a slightly thicker, velvety consistency that is heavier (but not truly heavy!) and minimizes the look of lines on the lips. It wears for six and a half hours and leaves a stain behind but is neither drying nor hydrating. This shade was released previously (just this past October). MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less matte. Chanel La Romanesque (50) (P, $34.00) is similar. Tom Ford Beauty Cooper (LE, $32.00) is darker, more muted. Bite Beauty Framboise (P, $24.00) is darker. MAC Good Kisser (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Charlotte Tilbury Velvet Underground (P, $32.00) is similar. Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) (P, $36.00) is darker. MAC Girl About Town (P, $16.00) is darker, more muted. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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MAC No Faux Pas Lipstick
MAC Lipstick No Faux Pas
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
96%
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