MAC Give In, Breathing Fire, Invite Intrigue Lipsticks

MAC Give In Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “creamy natural pink [with a Matte finish].” It’s a light-medium pink with warm, peachy tones and a creamy, natural finish. It had opaque coverage with a creamy, lightweight texture that had moderate slip–it is not matte at all, not even satin!–that did cause some of the color to gather in my lip lines while I wore it. The formula seemed to stay more emollient, though, so it was easier to smooth the color out of the lines by rubbing my lips together. It wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Colour Pop Ace (LE, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). NYX French Kiss (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Hype Girl (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Native (DC, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Bouquet (P, $24.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sonic Truth (244) (P, $30.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Please Me (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Girl Next Door (P, $17.00) is darker, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Give In Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Give In
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
88%
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MAC Fashion Pack Lipsticks

MAC Aim for Gorgeous Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright fuchsia [with a Matte finish].” It’s a slightly muted, medium fuchsia-pink with blue undertones and a semi-matte to satin finish. It had great color payoff with a consistency that didn’t tug when applying, but it had a thicker feel to it that seemed more prone to clinging to the lips and exaggerating the texture of the lips. It was slightly drying over the five hours it lasted. Urban Decay Sheer Anarchy (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Ladyflower (DC, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). YSL Fuchsia Tourbillon (31) (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Confection (LE, $24.00) is cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Fluo Stiletto (662) (LE, $37.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Crush (DC, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M201 (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Infamous (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Maybelline Faint for Fuchsia (P, $7.99) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Personal Statement (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Kelly Yum-Yum (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Aim for Gorgeous Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Aim for Gorgeous
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
89%
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MAC Courting Seduction, Lured In, Heroine, Lust Extract Lipsticks

MAC Courting Seduction Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “creamy pastel lavender [with an Amplified finish].” It’s a very light lavender with cooler undertones and a natural sheen. It had good color payoff, though not fully opaque. The texture was lightly creamy with some slip, so it didn’t tug when applied, but the color pulled into lip lines over the four hours it lasted. It was neither drying nor hydrating on me. MAC Love & Cherished (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Fresh Amour (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Darling (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C503 (P, $22.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Coven (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Dodgy Girl (LE, $17.00) is warmer (80% similar). MAC Weekend 2 (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Courting Seduction Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Courting Seduction
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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MAC Neutral Eyeshadows (Part 1)

MAC Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “highly pigmented powder” that “blends well.” They recently dropped the price of the pan eyeshadows from $10 to $6. In general, MAC’s formula is strongest when it comes to their more shimmery (Frost, Veluxe Pearl) shades–I think they tend to be the most consistent–while they have hits and misses across the rest of the finishes. Their permanent line has less misses than their limited edition releases, though, and I think the majority of their matte shades are very buildable and workable in practice, even if they don’t always swatch well on skin. Lustres are the weakest finish, as they are sheerer, often chunky with glitter, and have little adhesion on their own. Most of their eyeshadows last seven to eight hours on me without primer, some even as long as nine hours, but a few as short as six hours and/or have substantial fall out (Lustres, I’m looking at you).

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MAC Omega Eyeshadow
MAC Eyeshadow Omega
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
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MAC Barbecue, Riot House, Intoxica, Sweet Venom Lipsticks

MAC Barbecue Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “vivid orange-red [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bright, medium orange-red with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a creamy consistency that applied with smooth, even color. This shade lasted for over six hours,, left a stain behind, and was neither drying nor hydrating. Tarte Mai Tai (P, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Trafalgar (844) (P, $34.00) is warmer (95% similar). Maybelline Craving Coral (P, $7.99) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Colour Pop Bootie (P, $5.00) is warmer, less glossy (95% similar). Kat Von D Countess (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Strange Journey (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2 (LE, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Blood Orange (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Annabella (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Arthur (440) (P, $37.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Marlene (P, $32.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Tell Laura (P, $32.00) is brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mimosa (LE, $24.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Orange Danger (P, $7.49) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury 1975 Red (LE, $32.00) is more muted (90% similar). NARS Carmen (P, $32.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Dangerous (P, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M300 (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Barbecue Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Barbecue
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
94%
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MAC Transformed Huggable Lip Colours

Now available online (originally slated for a June 2nd launch; in-store date is June 9th on my press release!), there are new, limited edition shades (along with some repromotes) of MAC Huggable Lipcolour ($20.00 for 0.11 oz.), which is described as a hydrating, “gel-like lipstick with rich, glossy shine” that wears for “six hours.” The formula tends to be semi-sheer to semi-opaque with moderate shine, lightly clingy (not in an uncomfortable way, but it wears longer than more slippery formulas) with decent wear (four to five hours) and light to moderate hydration. It is the type of formula that feels denser in the tube and softens as it “melts” against the warmth of the lips. I’ve also noticed that some shades self-level after a minute or so after being applied. I think they’re best suited for someone who likes sheerer lipsticks that are comfortable but not slippery and wants some hydration.

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MAC Bonsai Bloom Huggable Lipcolour
MAC Huggable Lipcolour Bonsai Bloom
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7
Application
5
Total
83%
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