MAC Deep Rooted, In My Fashion, In the Spirit Lipsticks

MAC Deep Rooted Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “brown taupe [with a Matte finish].” It’s a medium-dark taupe with gray-leanings and a semi-matte finish. The consistency was creamy enough to apply easily and evenly, while it had mostly opaque color payoff. On me, it wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Colour Pop Kapow (LE, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Stavros (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Deep Rooted Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Deep Rooted
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
90%
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MAC Frosted, Lazy Lullaby, Lightly Charred Lipsticks

MAC Frosting Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “pure white [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bright, stark white with a matte finish. It was pretty pigmented with nearly full coverage, but the consistency was a little drier and seemed chalky to me, so it didn’t apply the best. Some of the color “cracked” as I smiled, and it could have gone on more evenly. For those who aren’t looking for a full, opaque white to wear on its own, it might be more appealing as a mixing shade, as it will lighten anything you add to it. In my experience, it does seem to stretch other formulas and make them appear a little less smooth on. I was able to minimize this effect by applying some of the white first, then layering the darker shade on top with fingertips (the warmth helped maneuver everything into place). The shade lasted for four hours on its own and was lightly drying. NYX Coconut (P, $6.00) is glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty Blanc (P, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). Maybelline Wickedly White (P, $7.49) is darker, less pigmented (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Lightly Charred Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Frosting
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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MAC 4Eva, Lavender Jade, Love & Cherished Lipsticks

MAC 4Eva Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “creamy light purple [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark purple with cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good color coverage, but it would need another layer or so to get fully opaque coverage out of it. The consistency didn’t drag or tug on the lips when applied, but it didn’t slide around easily. The color lasted for five and a half hours, was lightly drying after four hours of wear, and did creep into lip lines slightly. Bite Beauty Lavender Jam (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Bite Beauty Taro (LE, $26.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop So Wavy (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Be-dazzled (LE, $6.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC 4Eva Lipstick
MAC Lipstick 4Eva
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
90%
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MAC Air of Style Lipsticks

MAC Dressed to Thrill Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “soft petal pink [with a Cremesheen finish].” It’s a light-medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage, though the creamier, more emollient consistency could look slightly streaky at times. The texture felt firm initially, but as the formula warmed up against the lips, it applied easily. On me, it wore for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Make Up For Ever C205 (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Raspberry Swirl (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Snob (P, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Playful Peony (975) (LE, $7.49) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Double Team (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Saint Germain (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Pink 'n Chic (P, $7.99) is darker, brighter (80% similar). MAC Naughty Saute (LE, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). Too Faced Double Bubble (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Dressed to Thrill Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Dressed to Thrill
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
87%
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MAC She’s a Model Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC She’s a Model Eyeshadow x 9 Palette ($32.00 for 0.18 oz.) includes nine, miniature-sized eyeshadows in a black compact with a clear lid. It’s an interesting mix of colors, because it contains seven neutrals, which run cooler compared to most neutral-hued shades. There are two pops of color–a brighter yellow and a blackened blue-teal–with the yellow being the harder shade to incorporate, at least for me. The quality is so-so with some shades under-performing and others being decent to good.

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MAC She's a Model Eyeshadow x 9 Palette
MAC Eyeshadow x 9 Palette She's a Model
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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MAC Runway Worthy Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Runway Worthy Eyeshadow Palette ($32.00 for 0.19 oz.) consists of nine eyeshadows, most in a pink/plum theme. There are some misses in the palette, while the rest are decent to good but nothing spectacular, so the whole palette ends up being rather ho-hum without any strong shades in it.

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MAC Runway Worthy Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Eyeshadow x 9 Palette Runway Worthy
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
78%
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