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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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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

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

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