MAC Irresistibly Charming/Violet Lipgloss Set

MAC Irresistibly Charming/Pink Lipgloss Set ($35.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes one shade of Dazzleglass and three shades of Cremesheen Glass. For long-time collectors, this will be your best bet between the three lipgloss sets as three of the shades are new (Narcissus is a repromote). MAC’s holiday lipgloss sets are actually one of their best values, because while the tubes may look short, they actually contain 0.08 oz. each! But this is the crazy part: full-sized Dazzleglasses are a mere 0.06 oz., while full-sized Cremesheen Glasses are 0.09 oz. The set contains $26.67 worth of Dazzleglass and $53.33 worth of Cremesheen Glass, which makes the set have a total value of $80.00. The holiday sets are a great way to restock your glosses, if you like the formula or shades. The sets often repeat from year to year and have a mix of often-repromoted-limited-editions as well as permanent options. Cremesheen Glass is sheerer, lightweight, comfortable without being sticky, with short wear time (one to three hours). Dazzleglass is thicker, glossier, sparkly (or glittery), sticky, and typically sheer but have longer wear time (two to four hours).

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MAC Irresistibly Charming/Pink Lipgloss Set
MAC Irresistibly Charming Lipgloss Set (Holiday 2015) Irresistibly Charming/Violet
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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MAC Irresistibly Charming/Pink Lipgloss Set

MAC Irresistibly Charming/Pink Lipgloss Set ($35.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes one shade of Dazzleglass and three shades of Cremesheen Glass. All of the shades have been released before; Sugarrimmed and Just Superb are part of the current range from what I can tell. MAC’s holiday lipgloss sets are actually one of their best values, because while the tubes may look short, they actually contain 0.08 oz. each! But this is the crazy part: full-sized Dazzleglasses are a mere 0.06 oz., while full-sized Cremesheen Glasses are 0.09 oz. The set contains $26.67 worth of Dazzleglass and $53.33 worth of Cremesheen Glass, which makes the set have a total value of $80.00. The holiday sets are a great way to restock your glosses, if you like the formula or shades. The sets often repeat from year to year and have a mix of often-repromoted-limited-editions as well as permanent options. Cremesheen Glass is sheerer, lightweight, comfortable without being sticky, with short wear time (one to three hours). Dazzleglass is thicker, glossier, sparkly (or glittery), sticky, and typically sheer but have longer wear time (two to four hours).

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MAC Irresistibly Charming/Pink Lipgloss Set
MAC Irresistibly Charming Lipgloss Set (Holiday 2015) Irresistibly Charming/Pink
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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MAC Irresistibly Charming/Nude Lipgloss Set

MAC Irresistibly Charming/Nude Lipgloss Set ($35.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes one shade of Dazzleglass and three shades of Cremesheen Glass. MAC’s holiday lipgloss sets are actually one of their best values, because while the tubes may look short, they actually contain 0.08 oz. each! But this is the crazy part: full-sized Dazzleglasses are a mere 0.06 oz., while full-sized Cremesheen Glasses are 0.09 oz. The set contains $26.67 worth of Dazzleglass and $53.33 worth of Cremesheen Glass, which makes the set have a total value of $80.00. The holiday sets are a great way to restock your glosses, if you like the formula or shades. The sets often repeat from year to year and have a mix of often-repromoted-limited-editions as well as permanent options. Cremesheen Glass is sheerer, lightweight, comfortable without being sticky, with short wear time (one to three hours). Dazzleglass is thicker, glossier, sparkly (or glittery), sticky, and typically sheer but have longer wear time (two to four hours).

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MAC Irresistibly Charming/Nude Lipgloss Set
MAC Irresistibly Charming Lipgloss Set (Holiday 2015) Irresistibly Charming/Nude
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
80%
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MAC Enchanted Eyes/Navy Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Enchanted Eyes/Navy Eyeshadow Palette ($39.50 for 0.15 oz.) includes six eyeshadows with a muted, smoky, blue-leaning vibe. Again, it’s a palette with three so-so shades and three misses, so there’s nothing here that’s particularly impressive. You’re better off choosing a quad of your own MAC eyeshadows, so you can pick good ones instead of this mish-mash!

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MAC Enchanted Eyes/Navy Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Enchanted Eyes Enchanted Eyes/Navy
C-
Product
6
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
70%
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MAC Enchanted Eyes/Mauve Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Enchanted Eyes/Mauve Eyeshadow Palette ($39.50 for 0.15 oz.) includes six eyeshadows with a mauve (more purple to me) theme. Three of the shades (Lightfully, Subtly Elegant, and Magic Moor) have been released in past palettes but are not part of the permanent range. This is a dud palette to me, and it’s pretty much a good example of why MAC’s holiday palettes are no longer highly anticipated. The holidays used to mean a good deal on great eyeshadows from MAC, but now it seems like rinse and repeat with so-so shades that do more to ruin the brand’s reputation than enhance it. Their lip and pigment sets are still (usually) worth checking out, at least.

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MAC Enchanted Eyes/Mauve Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Enchanted Eyes Enchanted Eyes/Mauve
D
Product
6
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
6
Longevity
7
Application
3.5
Total
64%
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MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush

MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush ($27.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “raspberry with gold pearl.” It’s a muted, medium rosy pink with warmer, gold shimmer. MAC Sweet Samba (LE, $27.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Clinique Heather Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Love Glow (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Outlaw (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #310 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Houndstooth (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Plum Foolery (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Empowering (LE, $26.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Smashbox Carnation (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Giggly (LE, $27.00)(90% similar). Too Faced Raindrops on Roses (LE) is less shimmery, brighter (95% similar). Tarte Embraced (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Clinique Rosy Pop (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Collection Love Sick (22) (P, $15.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Icing Sugar (P, $6.99) is lighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Love is the Drug (P, $40.00) is brighter (95% similar). NARS Oasis (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Illamasqua Ambition (P, $26.00) is more muted (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Radiant in Rose (P, $24.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Stay Pretty (P, $23.50) is lighter, cooler, more shimmery (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Gentle Mineralize Blush
MAC Mineralize Blush Gentle
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
89%