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MAC Baiana Bronze & Refined Golden Bronzing Powders

01/09

MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder

Baiana Bronze

MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder ($27.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, rosy undertones and a matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a really smooth, silky consistency that wasn’t dusty or powdery. The bronzer applied evenly to the skin, and it was easy to diffuse and blend out along the edges. Though it is a more pigmented bronzer, I felt like using a light hand with it (or a less dense brush) made sheerer coverage achievable without having to spend eons buffing and blending down the color. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

MAC Bronzing Powders are supposed to have “sheer coverage” and give a “natural finish” with “sun-kissed” color. Unfortunately, there was nothing sheer about this shade! If you prefer greater color payoff in your bronzer, I think you’ll be happy with this one, but if you want the sheer coverage as described, I would look elsewhere.

MAC Bronzing Powder Baiana Bronze
9
Product
6
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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MAC Fruity Juicy Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Love at First Bite Lipstick

MAC Love at First Bite Lipstick

MAC Love at First Bite Lipstick

MAC Love at First Bite Lipstick

MAC Love at First Bite Lipstick

MAC Love at First Bite Lipstick

Love at First Bite

MAC Love at First Bite Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark raspberry pink with subtle, cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had nearly opaque color payoff that applied evenly and smoothly across the lips. The lipstick had moderate slip but had a very light tackiness that helped it adhere nicely to the lips–not clingy but not slippery–and wear for almost six hours. The formula felt lightly hydrating while worn.

MAC Lipstick Love at First Bite
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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MAC Please Me, Angel, Pinkarat, Nymphette Lipglasses

01/06

MAC Please Me Lipglass

MAC Please Me Lipglass

MAC Please Me Lipglass

MAC Please Me Lipglass

MAC Please Me Lipglass

MAC Please Me Lipglass

Please Me

MAC Please Me Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a soft, light-medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly, given the type of color and texture, but there was noticeable color that had settled into my lip lines as milky consistencies often do. The gloss wore well for four and a half hours and was lightly moisturizing.

The Lipglass formula is supposed to be “pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic color” that can be worn “on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick” and will “condition lips.” MAC could use an update on the description as some shades are more pigmented than others but several are sheerer and likely intended to be that way. The formula has a very glossy, high-shine finish with a light-medium weight and moderate tackiness. I find that newer Lipglasses (over the last couple of years) are smoother and not quite as tacky as the formula was many years ago. They wear from three to six hours on me and are usually lightly hydrating. MAC recently updated the shade range and packaging for the range (though the formula was said to be unchanged), so worth noting is that with that packaging change came a reduction in quantity to 0.10 fl. oz. (was 0.17 fl. oz.), which may matter for some but not everyone.

MAC Lipglass Please Me
Please Me
Please Me
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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MAC Bronze Hero & Sun Rush Lustre Drops

01/05

MAC Bronze Hero Lustre Drops

MAC Bronze Hero Lustre Drops

MAC Bronze Hero Lustre Drops

MAC Bronze Hero Lustre Drops

MAC Bronze Hero Lustre Drops

Bronze Hero

MAC Bronze Hero Lustre Drops ($21.00 for 0.60 fl. oz.) is a rich, deep copper with warm, reddish undertones and a fine, pearl sheen. It had sheer coverage that was buildable to semi-sheer coverage, if desired. There was subtle color and dewiness on my complexion when I used it as a cheek highlighter/bronzer. It also worked well mixed in with body cream for a subtle, warming effect on legs and decolletage. The consistency was thin, definitely watery, and blendable without lifting up base products easily. On its own, the highlighter wore well for eight hours on me.

Lustre Drops are supposed to be “water-based” liquid highlighter that has a “sheer, natural-looking” effect that is “luminous” and “shimmering.” They can be mixed with base products (like primer, moisturizer, or foundation) as well as worn alone as a spot highlighter. I like this type of product best for mixing and getting a dewier finish to my base or as a base for underneath blush or highlighter. If you’re someone who enjoys a subtle highlight on the skin or likes a dewy finish, the formula works nicely on its own for just that result. They come in a puff paint-like bottle, and the fine nozzle is great for controlling how much you want.

MAC Lustre Drops Bronze Hero
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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MAC Oh My Banana Eyeshadow Palette

01/09

MAC Oh My Banana 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Oh My Banana 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Oh My Banana 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Oh My Banana 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Oh My Banana 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Oh My Banana 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Oh My Banana 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Oh My Banana Palette | Look Details

MAC Oh My Banana Palette | Look Details

Oh My Banana

MAC Oh My Banana Eyeshadow Palette ($32.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a brighter mix of warm-toned shades from pale gold to coral to plum. This palette has a few repromotes, including two permanent, single shades (Retrospeck and Soft Brown), so you may find your stash already have these, if you’re a long-time MAC fan. Of the three palettes in the collection, I felt like this was the easiest to use cohesively, and I liked the contrast added by the coral and plum shades. Overall, the palette was good–easy to work with, pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing–and one of MAC’s better pre-made palettes!

Note, the palette only contains 0.10 oz. worth of eyeshadow, and MAC’s 9-pan palettes and quads typically contain 0.19 oz. at the same price ($32). This collection’s palettes didn’t seem small, and the pans seemed like they would contain a fair amount of product, so I was surprised to discover the pans must be very shallow!

This collection launches on May 18th.

MAC 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette Oh My Banana
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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MAC Fruity Juicy Cremesheen Glasses

01/06

MAC Cha-Cha-Cha Cremsheen Glass

MAC Cha-Cha-Cha Cremsheen Glass

MAC Cha-Cha-Cha Cremsheen Glass

MAC Cha-Cha-Cha Cremsheen Glass

MAC Cha-Cha-Cha Cremsheen Glass

MAC Cha-Cha-Cha Cremsheen Glass

Cha-Cha-Cha

MAC Cha-Cha-Cha Cremesheen Glass ($21.00 for 0.09 fl. oz.) is a light-medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a milky, almost jelly-like finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that applied fairly evenly, but the milky consistency did result in color gathering in my lip lines. The gloss itself did not look streaky, which is no easy feat for this lighter type of shade. The texture of the gloss was creamy, lightweight, and smooth without being tacky. It wore well for two and a half hours and felt moisturizing.

MAC Cremsheen Glass Cha-Cha-Cha
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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