MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator

MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator ($28.00 for 3.4 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “foaming, cleansing, and exfoliating scrub” that combines volcanic ash with sugar crystals that is supposed to “leave skin feeling soft and comfortable clean.”  I’ve been using this exfoliator on and off since it originally debuted in 2008.  Why any brand rolls out limited edition skincare (or other basics, like eyeliners) is beyond my comprehension, but MAC has continued to re-release this exfoliator since 2008 in limited edition quantities.  However, it is now part of the permanent skin care range!

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MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator

MAC Pressed Pigments Part Deux

MAC Pressed Pigments ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) includes nine new shades: Amethyst (purple with silver undertone), Angelic (off white), Blonde Streak (light cream), Blue Willow (light icy blue), Enlightening (deep silver), Flicker (pastel yellow), Jet Couture (charcoal black), Smoky (deep silver blue), and Sweet Acting (mid-tone pink). There are three repromoted shades: Day Gleam (high pearl powder in NC30 shade), Deeply Dashing (high pearl powder in NW55 shade), and Light Touch (high pearl powder in W10 shade). I reviewed those three shades just three months ago when they originally debuted.

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MAC Amethyst Pressed Pigment

MAC Pressed Pigments Part Deux

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Product
6
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
2.5
Total
61%

MAC Apres Chic Mineralize Eyeshadows

MAC Apres Chic Mineralize Eyeshadows ($21.00 for 0.07 oz.) includes five new (and limited edition) shades: Fireside (deep plum with purple veining), Frost at Midnight (deep blue/grey with grey veining), Ice (light peach base with white veining), Silver Birch (grey base with peach veining), and Winter Pursuit (copper base with grey veining).

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MAC Fireside Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Apres Chic Mineralize Eyeshadows

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Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
80%

MAC Apres Chic Lipsticks

MAC Apres Chic Lipsticks ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) includes five new shades: Apres Chic (pinky brick red), Cozy Up (deep caramel), Haute Altitude (mid-tone blue pink), Hot Chocolate (dirty plum), and Warm Companion (beige with gold pearl).

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MAC Apres Chic Lipstick

MAC Apres Chic Lipsticks

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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
91%

MAC Mineralize Lip Balm (Apres Chic)

MAC Mineralize Lip Balm ($19.50 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is a new lip formula that is supposed to give a tint of color with “mirror-like shine” that is also hydrating and moisturizing. It is available in five shades: Nice & Simple (bronzy gold with multi-dimensional pearl), Pure & Tender (plummy creamy nude), Rosy Romance (bluish plum with subtle pink pearl), Slightly Nude (nude coral and subtle pink pearl), and Stay Warm (creamy light pink).

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MAC Nice & Simple Mineralize Lip Balm

MAC Mineralize Lip Balm (Apres Chic)

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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
90%

MAC Hangin’ Loose Nail Lacquer

MAC Hangin’ Loose Nail Lacquer ($16.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) is described as a “dirty pink nude.” It’s a light-medium beige with subtle warm undertones and a sprinkling of fine creamy white shimmer. OCC Kava Kava is somewhat similar but metallic. Rescue Beauty Lounge Ani is also similar in color but has a metallic finish.

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MAC Hangin' Loose Nail Lacquer
MAC Nail Lacquer Hangin' Loose
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Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
9
Application
3.5
Total
76%