Sunday, April 26th, 2015

MAC Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Glamorized, I’m In, Bare Hug Huggable Lipcolours

Here are the final three shades I have to review of MAC Huggable Lipcolour ($20.00 for 0.11 oz.) — I am missing one (Dramatical, which is a “bright cherry red”). The formula is described as having shine, color, and long-wear (‘up to six hours”). It uses a “gel base” for a “feather-light finish giving immediate moisture.” The collection of ten will launch on May 7th online and May 14th in-stores. The formula clings without feeling dry or uncomfortable, but it doesn’t have as much slip as a lot of glossy, balm-like formulas do, so it does wear a bit longer, though rarely the full six hours. It is lightly to moderating hydrating over time. The color coverage varies but tends to be semi-opaque. You’ll want to let the bullet melt against the warmth of your lips for a few seconds before applying, as this will help it glided across the lips.

MAC Glamorized Huggable Lipcolour ($20.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “creamy vibrant pink.” It’s a brightened, fuchsia magenta with strong, blue undertones and a soft shine. While it had semi-opaque pigmentation, it seemed to apply somewhat streakily, so it looked splotchy on. It lasted for five hours on me and was hydrating over time. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC I’m In Huggable Lipcolour ($20.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “warm rose.” It’s a muted, medium pink with warm undertones and fine, gold pearl. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation (slightly less compared to most shades in the set of ten) that applied evenly. The formula was comfortable to wear and moisturizing over time, and it lasted for four hours on me. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Bare Hug Huggable Lipcolour ($20.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “creamy soft peach/orange.” It’s a muted, light-medium pink-coral with subtle gold pearl. It had semi-opaque color payoff that yielded a fair amount of color but had a slight translucency to it where the natural lip color still came through. It was comfortable to wear and lasted for four and a half hours on me. I was surprised at how similar this was to I’m In. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Sunday, April 26th, 2015

MAC Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Fashion Force, Love Feeling, Soft Talkin’ Huggable Lipcolours

Here are the next three shades I have to review of MAC Huggable Lipcolour ($20.00 for 0.11 oz.), which is supposed to have shine, color, and long-wear (‘up to six hours”). The formula has a “gel base” for a “feather-light finish giving immediate moisture.” Fashion Force is a repromote, but the other two shades are new; all three are limited edition and will launch online on May 7th and in-stores on May 14th. The formula clings without feeling dry or uncomfortable, but it doesn’t have as much slip as a lot of glossy, balm-like formulas do, so it does wear a bit longer, though rarely the full six hours. It is lightly to moderating hydrating over time. The color coverage varies but tends to be semi-opaque. You’ll want to let the bullet melt against the warmth of your lips for a few seconds before applying, as this will help it glided across the lips.

MAC Fashion Force Huggable Lipcolour ($20.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “soft tangerine orange.” It’s a muted, medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a light shine. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation that sat well on the lips and looked even. This shade wore well for three and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Love Feeling Huggable Lipcolour ($20.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “vibrant deep orange.” It’s a brightened, medium orange with warm, yellow-red undertones and a soft sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly and wore well for five hours. The formula felt lightly moisturizing while worn. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Soft Talkin’ Huggable Lipcolour ($20.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “warm peachy nude.” It’s a muted, light-medium peach with warm undertones and soft gold pearl. It had semi-sheer color coverage that lightened my natural lip color while brightening and adding warmth, but this is the type of translucency and color that is likely going to look different depending on the natural color of your lips. It wore well for three hours and had a slightly more emollient formula compared to the other shades in the range. It was a harder shade to dupe with how it leans peach with more color than sheer but less than opaque. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Sunday, April 26th, 2015

MAC Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Flaming Lips, I’m Game, Play It Soft Huggable Lipcolours

MAC Huggable Lipcolour ($20.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a formula that’s supposed to give you both shine and color and long-wear (“up to six hours”) that uses a “gel base” for a “feather-light finish giving immediate moisture.” The formula was released previously, and this time we’re seeing ten limited edition shades that will debut on May 7th online and May 14th in-stores; one shade (Fashion Force) is a repromote. It has a light-medium-weight feel with a little slip but it definitely clings (or hugs, if you like) to the lips in a way that isn’t uncomfortable but enables the color to last longer than more emollient formulas would. There’s a soft shine that starts to wear away after two to three hours, while the color itself wears from three to five hours, depending on the shade. If you’re familiar with MAC’s finishes, it’s like a cross between their Cremesheen finish and the Mineralize Rich lipsticks. I find the formula lightly hydrating over time, though they really need time to melt against the heat of the lips to feel good and glossy. When applying, I recommend letting the bullet rest against the lips for a few seconds prior to gliding it across, or else it will drag somewhat.

MAC Flaming Lips Huggable Lipcolour ($20.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “deep creamy red.” It’s a muted, medium-dark red with warm, orange undertones and a soft shine with very, very fine shimmer. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied fairly evenly. This shade wore well for five hours on me and was nicely hydrating over time. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC I’m Game Huggable Lipcolour ($20.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “creamy raspberry.” It’s a softened, medium-dark pink with subtle cool undertones and a soft shine. On me, it looks almost warm-toned, but it is slightly cool-toned. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered the lips evenly and was comfortable to wear. It wore well for four and a half hours on me. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Play It Soft Huggable Lipcolour ($20.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “bright coral red.” It’s a medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a light shine. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and didn’t look streaky. The formula really shined here, because that gel consistency kept it from bunching up like it might in a more emollient formula. It wore well for four and a half hours on me and was hydrating over time. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Saturday, April 25th, 2015

MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow
MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow

Here are the next five, now-permanent shades of MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.). According to MAC, it’s a formula that ranges from “sheer crystallized light” to a “highly polished metallic effect” that “lasts up to [six] hours.” Make sure to read part one for an overview of the formula. Smoky Mauve is also being added to the permanent range, but I do not have that one at this time.

MAC Silver Dawn Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “dirty grey mauve.” It’s a warm-toned, taupe brown with reddish-brown undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-sheer, lighter color payoff when applied dry that wore well for six hours, while it was slightly darker (and cooler-toned) with full coverage applied damp and stayed on well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Silver Sun Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone dirty sea foam green.” It’s a muted, medium-dark green with warm undertones and a frosted, slightly metallic, finish. It had semi-sheer coverage that wore well for six hours dry. It had mostly opaque pigmentation when applied damp and wore well for eight hours. It seems exactly the same as the originally released version, but the swatch seemed to catch light as it appears less metallic–I double checked, though, and they are really the same. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Stolen Moment Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “dark taupe.” It’s a dark taupe brown with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic sheen. It had good color payoff dry, though it appeared warmer, while damp application was fully opaque and richer-looking. It wore well for six hours dry, eight hours damp. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Stylishly Merry Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone dusty violet.” It’s a medium-dark pink with lighter violet shimmer and an overall frosted finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation applied dry, and the color lasted for five and a half hours on me. Applied damp, it was mostly opaque and wore well for seven and a half hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Sweet Heat Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “bright peach champagne.” It’s a light-medium, peachy beige with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff that stayed on well for six and a half hours when applied dry, while damp application yielded full coverage that wore well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Saturday, April 25th, 2015

MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow
MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow

Here are the next six, now-permanent shades of MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.). According to MAC, it’s a formula that ranges from “sheer crystallized light” to a “highly polished metallic effect” that “lasts up to [six] hours.” Make sure to read part one for an overview of the formula.

MAC Havana Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “dirty copper brown.” It’s a dark brown with warm, yellowed undertones and a frosted, lightly metallic, finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation dry, but the color was noticeable lighter, whereas damp application was deeper and fully opaque. It wore well for six hours dry, eight hours damp. The new version has less pigmentation dry than it used to, though it is more in line with how the formula is described now. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Legendary Lure Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “deep cerulean.” It’s a blackened green with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. Applied dry, it was semi-opaque with a warmer appearance and lasted for seven hours, while damp application yielded richer, opaque pigmentation with eight hours of wear. The newest version seemed more metallic and slightly smoother. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Lunar Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “royal blue.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark blue with a frosted finish. Applied dry, it was semi-opaque with a softer look and the dryness of the formula is a bit more apparent as it doesn’t look as smooth. Applied damp, it was much smoother and had more depth. I found it a little hard to apply dry, and it lasted for six hours, while damp application yielded eight hours of wear. It seeemed more finely-milled than the original. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Ready to Party Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “pale lilac.” It’s a pinky-white with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage applied both wet and dry, with the damp application just having a more metallic, smoother sheen. It lasted for six hours dry, seven hours damp. The texture was smoother this time around, but it seemed to lose some of its iridescent sheen. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Rich Core Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “dirty aubergine.” It’s a subtly warm-toned, burgundy with a metallic sheen. It had good color payoff both wet and dry, though the damp application was smoother and more metallic. It wore well for five and a half hours dry and eight hours damp. It seemed slightly more shimmery in this version than previously. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Sea Worship Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “tarnished olive.” It’s a muted, medium-dark golden green with warm, khaki undertones and a metallic sheen. Applied dry, it was semi-opaque with less of sheen and lasted for six hours. Applied damp, it was fully opaque with a strong metallic sheen that wore well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Saturday, April 25th, 2015

MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow
MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadows

MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is here to stay with eighteen shades to choose from (whew!); all eighteen are shades that have been released previously, some more recently and some from awhile ago. According to MAC, it’s a formula that ranges from “sheer crystallized light” to a “highly polished metallic effect” that “lasts up to [six] hours.” They can be used wet or dry, though if you prefer richer color, you’re almost always better off using these damp. They work well over bare lids dry and wet, but dry application fades a little faster and has a tendency to look softer overall. Dry, the coverage is often sheerer but buildable in practice, so you don’t have to use the product damp to get opaque coverage, but damp application usually deepens the color and gives it more richness. Alternatively, you can use an eyeshadow primer or base, which seems to meet in the middle between dry and damp results. I get anywhere from six to nine hours with these on average; and I tend to get longer wear when used damp compared to dry. I also liked how intense the colors looked damp, even after they dried down–sometimes applying damp just helps application but actual depth gets lost once the color dries back down but that isn’t the case here.

Some of the shades that were originally launched seem to have a smoother, finer formula today than when they initially launched. I didn’t feel like there were any duds here; they were fairly consistent with respect to color payoff, texture, application, and wear with some being more exceptional and some being a little less impressive, but no true misses. The texture has a dryness to it that is common to this type of powder-gel-liquid formula, but it’s not really a bad dry–it is still blendable, doesn’t fade easily, and doesn’t look dry on the skin.

MAC Amorous Ally Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “deep terracotta copper.” It’s a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm, orange and red undertones and a frosted sheen. Applied dry, it was semi-sheer and felt drier and was more prone to sheering out (better for a soft wash) and lasted for six hours. When applied damp, it was smoother with more even, opaque coverage and lasted for eight hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC A Natural Flirt Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as an “iridescent light pink.” It’s a light peach with a hint of pink in the undertone and a more prevalent gold sheen. It had sheer coverage applied dry that lasted for six hours. Applied damp, it had semi-opaque that was buildable to opaque coverage, and it stayed on for eight hours before creasing. I noticed that this seemed substantially less pink-based in the permanent version I have at present compared to the last version I had (here). See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Dark Dare Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “charcoal black.” It’s a medium-dark black with a satin finish. It had semi-opaque coverage applied dry that intensified to a richer-looking black with stronger coverage when applied damp. The texture was slightly thin, but it was a lot less dry-feeling compared to its original iteration. It wore well for six hours dry, seven and a half hours damp. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Evening Grey Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “steel silver.” It’s a medium silver gray with a frosted, slightly metallic, finish. It had a slightly drier and looser texture, so this is one that really works better damp, as the powder comes together and goes on more smoothly as a result. It had semi-opaque coverage dry and mostly opaque pigmentation damp. Dry, it lasted for five hours; damp, it lasted for seven hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Fathoms Deep Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “deep blue.” It’s a muted, dark purple with a metallic sheen and cool undertones. It had mostly opaque coverage dry, though it wasn’t quite as deep, and it wore well for six hours. Applied damp, it was fully opaque and wore well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Grand Galaxy Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “dirty mid-tone violet.” It’s a medium-dark, cool-toned purple with a metallic sheen. It is less dry and smoother than the original iteration, and it wears better as the dry base seems to come together better, though it applied slightly unevenly still. Applied dry, it is semi-opaque with a less metallic finish and lasts for five and a half hours, while damp application is mostly opaque with a bright sheen and wears for seven and a half hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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