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MAC Caramel Sundae Eyeshadow Palette (Archie’s Girls)

MAC Caramel Sundae Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Caramel Sundae Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Caramel Sundae Eyeshadow Palette ($44.00 for 0.19 oz.) contains four shades: Cheryl Chic (light coral pink), Dreammaker (pale frosty yellow), Caramel Sundae (mid-tone warm tan), and Showstopper (dark, cool-toned brown).

Cheryl Chic is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It has a frost finish. It had good color payoff, and the texture was fairly soft and smooth. Tarte Skinny Dip is matte. NARS Bouthan #1 is lighter and matte. MAC Rose Light is a smidgen darker and more metallic. MAC Love Power is rather similar.

Dreammaker is a warm, yellow gold with a frosted finish. It has a frost finish officially. The color payoff was a little weak here, and there was some sheerness. It was also a little powdery both initially when I swatched as well as when I applied it to the lid; it really didn’t want to smooth out for me. This is also a repromote. bareMinerals The Rising Star is similar. Make Up For Ever #10 is more metallic and a touch darker.

Caramel Sundae is a softened, medium brown with a satiny sheen. It has a satin finish. There are warm tones to it, but they’re subtle and barely-there. It had decent to good color payoff, and it applied smoothly, but the texture was a touch dry. Giorgio Armani Moonlight Beige #3 is browner. Tarte Hot Cocoa is a touch grayer. Bobbi Brown Praline is a smidgen warmer.

Showstopper is a cool-toned, dark brown with a matte finish. It has a matte shade, and this is a shade that has come out many, many times pre-made palettes/quads. It has a firm, stiff texture that doesn’t yield great pigmentation and doesn’t blend out as easily as a really great matte would. theBalm Matt Ramirez has stronger red undertones. MAC Diamond Dove is similar. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #5 is warmer.

None of the shades in this palette were as bad as the ones in Spoiled Rich, though the palette as a whole is just okay–not horrible but at the price point, you’d likely want better quality.  Cheryl Chic was the best-performing out of the four with Caramel Sundae coming in second.  Dreammaker was surprisingly troublesome from its powdery texture to its sheer color payoff.  Showstopper was a pain to blend and apply, though it was unsurprising given its past track record.  The real concern with this palette is whether or not it’s going to show up on your skin tone, because three of the shades are on the softer side.  On my lid, the three lighter shades really ran together, so I think this may only be workable on really fair complexions.  I wore all four shades together, and they lasted seven and a half hours before starting to have a slightly faded look.

MAC Caramel Sundae Eyeshadow Palette (Archie’s Girls)

C+
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total

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MAC Spoiled Rich Eyeshadow Palette (Archie’s Girls)

MAC Spoiled Rich Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Spoiled Rich Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Spoiled Rich Eyeshadow Palette ($44.00 for 0.19 oz.) contains four shades: Pin-Up Purple (mid-tone orchid), Spoiled Rich (rich purple), Ron Ron Run (deep navy), and Gravel (charcoal).

Pin-Up Purple is a pink lavender with a barely-there sheen. It has a frost finish, but it’s the least frosted finish I’ve seen! It feels and acts more like a satin. It had good color payoff and was fairly soft and smooth. Lancome Always Fuchsia is purpler and more metallic. bareMinerals Boudoir is brighter/bolder. bareMinerals Elixir is pinker. Urban Decay Tainted is just a touch more lavender.

Spoiled Rich is a darkened, medium purple with red undertones and a dusting of muted copper shimmer (which doesn’t translate at all to the lid). It has a frost finish, but it looks very, very matte on the lid. The pigmentation was decent, but there was some sheerness. It did need to be packed onto the lid. Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet is pinker. MAC Power Boosted is pinker and more shimmery. Urban Decay Purple Haze is similar but a true matte.

Ron Ron Run is a darkened navy blue with a dusting of navy blue micro-shimmer and a purple edge. It has a satin finish, but like Spoiled Rich, really ended up looking more matte than anything else once applied. This one was stiff, dry, and a pain to use–subpar color payoff, and it did not want to blend. theBalm Kissy, Kissy is purpler. MAC Double Feature #8 is a bit bluer.

Gravel is a darkened gray with a matte finish. It has a matte finish. This shade was very powdery and dry, which resulted in sheer color. When I applied it into my crease, it didn’t want to blend as readily as I would have expected, and it tended to look dry on the skin. MAC Heatherbelles is similar. Guerlain Les Gris #1 is also similar.

I wish Pin-Up Purple was slightly lighter or more frosted, because without either or both, it tends to just disappear next to Spoiled Rich. Just a little more lightness, and it would really pop on the inner lid against Spoiled Rich–or, if the frost was turned up, you’d see a higher reflective sheen.  Pin-Up Purple was the best-performing shade in regards to both color payoff as well as blendability, while the other three lacked (to varying degrees) pigmentation and texture.  I really did not like Ron Ron Run or Gravel.  Spoiled Rich was more workable, but the right-most two shades were stubborn and sheer.  I wore all four shades together, and there was some fading after eight hours of wear (no primer).

MAC Spoiled Rich Eyeshadow Palette (Archie’s Girls)

C-
6.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
71%
Total

MAC Stay Sweet Lipglass (Archie’s Girls)

MAC Stay Sweet Lipglass
MAC Stay Sweet Lipglass

MAC Stay Sweet Lipglass ($16.50 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “light lavender pink.” It’s a pale, milky pink with cool undertones and a creamy finish. MAC Pink Fade is a smidgen purpler but very close. MAC Long Love Love is bluer-based and pinker. MAC The Wee Coquette is lighter. MAC Good Times is whiter, less pink. For whatever reason, MAC really likes their milky pinks!

Not surprisingly, it settles into lip lines quite a bit. It spreads and applies more evenly than other similar-colored glosses, though. The consistency is on the thicker side and is tacky, so one of the unfortunate results of that is that if you press your lips together, you’ll see a raised line of color.  I just wrapped up testing this shade about an hour ago, and it wore for three and a half hours.  This is definitely one of the better-performing variations on milky pink I’ve seen, though, so if it’s the kind of color you like, it may still be worth checking out.  It is also better layered over something more opaque, so then it will not settle as much.

MAC Lipglass Stay Sweet
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total

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MAC Kiss & Don’t Tell Lipglass (Archie’s Girls)

MAC Kiss & Don't Tell Lipglass
MAC Kiss & Don’t Tell Lipglass

MAC Kiss & Don’t Tell Lipglass ($16.50 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright coral.” It’s a vibrant pink-coral with subtle warm undertones and a cream finish. MAC Star Quality is darker with more red in it. OCC Trollop is brighter, more opaque. MAC Viva Glam Nicki is lighter, pinker.

It has mostly opaque color coverage with some underlying translucency. The color settled somewhat into lip lines but was not particularly noticeable from a normal viewing distance. It did apply evenly and smoothly, though. Kiss & Don’t Tell was the first color I tested for today, and it wore for three hours.  The consistency was on the thicker side (but consistent with Lipglass), tacky, and neither hydrating nor drying.

MAC Lipglass Kiss & Don't Tell
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total

MAC Mall Madness Lipglass (Archie’s Girls)

MAC Mall Madness Lipglass
MAC Mall Madness Lipglass

MAC Mall Madness Lipglass ($16.50 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is described as a “mid-tone pink violet.” It’s a pinky-plum with gold, fuchsia, and violet micro-shimmer. MAC Dress Kimono is similar in color but has a lot less shimmer. MAC Dare to Dare is sheerer and has larger sparkle. MAC Imperial Red is a touch darker. Bobbi Brown Electric Violet is sheerer and a bit purpler.

Applied, it yielded semi-opaque color coverage with a good amount of color and shimmer. The color didn’t settle into lip lines, and it went on smoothly and evenly. Lipglass has a thicker consistency that’s rather tacky, and this shade wore for just over three hours and was neither hydrating nor drying. It has really subtle shimmer, despite it seeming to have so much of it, so if you like just a little sparkle, you may like this shade a lot. There’s just enough color that it’s not a barely-there gloss, but it’s not too dark or bright. I want to call it spring-but-better. MAC Lipglasses are vanilla-scented and come with a doe-foot applicator.

MAC Lipglass Mall Madness
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

MAC Betty Bright Lipstick (Archie’s Girls)

MAC Betty Bright Lipstick
MAC Betty Bright Lipstick

MAC Betty Bright Lipstick ($16.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “light vibrant peach” with a satin finish. Peach, not so much, but pinky-coral? Yes, I see that. It’s a warm, pink-coral with a creamy, natural finish. MAC Cut a Caper is more subdued. MAC Watch Me Simmer is much darker and brighter. Lancome Chris & Tell is more orange. NYX Stella is pinker. MAC Ever Hip is more muted. Bobbi Brown Pink is darker and slightly pinker.  I think MAC Costa Chic may be a little darker and shimmery.

It delivered full, opaque color coverage, and it was creamy with enough slip to apply to the lips without pulling or dragging, but it didn’t move too much once on. Because it is a lighter cream, pressing lips together can create some demarcation to be careful not to over-apply.  It wore for four and a half hours, and it was neither drying nor hydrating (on par with my experience of satin-finished lipsticks by MAC).

MAC Lipstick Betty Bright
Betty Bright
Betty Bright
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

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