MAC Bangin’ Brilliant Eyeshadows (Part 2)

MAC Shock Factor Eyeshadow ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “lime green [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bright, light-medium chartreuse green with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a dusty, chalky consistency that was hard to work with. It looked uneven and dry on the skin–with or without primer!–and I could not seem to get it to look decent at all. I even patted it over eyeliner, and it made it look terrible. What I was able to apply lasted six hours! Inglot #343 (P, $6.00) is brighter (95% similar). NARS Celebrate (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Bitter (P, $16.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Madly Sunny (LE, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Eyeshadow
MAC Eyeshadow Shock Factor
F
Product
5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
5
Longevity
6.5
Application
1.5
Total
56%
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MAC Bangin’ Brilliant Eyeshadows (Part 1)

MAC Up at Dawn Eyeshadow ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “sherbet orange [with a Satin finish].” It’s a lightly brightened, meidum orange with warm undertones and a satin shimmer. It had good color payoff, but the texture was dusty and on the thinner side, so it had trouble adhering well to the skin. It only seemed to work decently over a thicker base like a MAC Paint Pot, but it did not work well with thinner primers like Urban Decay Primer Potion or MAC’s 24-Hour Prep + Prime. I could get a tinge of the color if I swept it above the crease, but it was never opaque. The color lasted for seven hours on me. Inglot #123R Top (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Apricot Blend #3 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Trumpette (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Pareo (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Milani Bella Mandarin (27) (P, $4.49) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Sundeck #3 (LE) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Newport Nights #5 (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Rouge-Gorge (116) (LE, $32.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Rio (91) (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Fyrinnae Pyromantic Erotica (P, $6.80) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Eyeshadow
MAC Eyeshadow Up at Dawn
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
3
Total
73%
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MAC With Gusto, Sway to the Sound, Saucy Miss, Acting on Impulse Vamplify Lipglosses

MAC With Gusto Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a deep, muted burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and and a lightly pearlized finish. The texture was lightweight, comfortable to wear, and spread easily across the lips, but the semi-opaque coverage made it more apparent just how much color settled into lip lines. It wore well for five hours and was lightly moisturizing. Anastasia Potion (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Venom (P) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Dark as Night (P, $19.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Lasting Achievement (P, $19.50) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Apocalypse (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC With Gusto Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Vamplify Lipgloss With Gusto
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
9.5
Application
4
Total
83%
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MAC Anything But Demure, Fab Tested, Absolute Score, Smart Aleck Vamplify Lipglosses

MAC Anything But Demure Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium mauve-pink with warm undertones and a smattering of fine, gold pearl. It had good pigmentation that went on evenly, though I noticed some of the gloss welled up in lip lines. It wasn’t too noticeable from a normal viewing distance, though. The gloss was comfortable to wear and wore well for four and a half hours. The formula was hydrating for me. Tarte Double Tap (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte Snap (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Vintage (P) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Earth & Fire (35) (P, $12.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). MAC Deelight (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer, lower quality (85% similar). NARS Chelsea Girls (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Anything But Demure Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Anything But Demure
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
92%
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MAC Highlights, Really Me, Red Rock Lipsticks

MAC Highlights Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “very pale creamy peach [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a natural shine. It had sheer pigmentation with a lightweight texture with some slip. Unfortunately, it applied unevenly and gathered into lip lines from the get-go on my lips. The color lasted for an hour and a half on me, while the formula was neither hydrating nor drying. This is a repromote, though the permanent version seemed darker swatched and in the tube, but it didn’t vary as much applied. Chanel Volage (227) (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Real Redhead (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Cheri (61) (DC, $34.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Pure Vanity (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC You've Got It (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Dream Big (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Naked Bud (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Tantric (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Catherine (410) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Charmeuse (142) (LE, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Gold (LE, $49.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Free as a Butterfly (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Yellow It-stick (603) (LE, $37.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Mimosa (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Highlights Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Highlights
D+
Product
6
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
6
Application
3
Total
69%
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MAC Mangrove, Nifty Neon, Gold Xixi Lipsticks

MAC Mangrove Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “hot, bright red [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bold, bright, medium orange-red with strong, orange undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good pigmentation that covered evenly and smoothly. The consistency was thinner but not so thin that it dragged nor did it apply sheerly. On me, it lasted for six hours and left a stain behind, though it was also a bit drying. This is a repromote. Bite Beauty Blood Orange (P, $24.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Vermillion Vee (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Muse (P, $28.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hot Emily (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty #003 (LE, $36.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty GTA (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2 (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Rozz (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Dangerous (P, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury 1975 Red (LE, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Succulent (P, $6.00) is less glossy (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Mangrove Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Mangrove
A
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
94%
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