MAC Office Hours Pro Longwear Eyeshadows (Part 1)

This review focuses on four new shades of MAC Pro Longwear Eyeshadows ($21.00 for 0.11 oz.) from the latest launch, Office Hours: Always Sunny (light yellow brown), Ever Ivory (pale ivory), Fashion Fix (dark cool slate grey), and Linger Softly (light frosted grey blue).

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MAC Always Sunny Pro Longwear Eyeshadow

MAC Office Hours Pro Longwear Eyeshadows (Part 1)

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Product
4
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6
Longevity
4
Application
3
Total
51%

MAC Yung Rapunxel Lipstick

MAC Yung Rapunxel Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deep plum” with an amplified finish. It’s a dark, vampy purple with red undertones and semi-opaque color coverage. Urban Decay Apocalypse is slightly redder. MAC Fervent is purpler. MAC Smoked Purple is more opaque, so it appears darker and the red undertones are subtler. NARS Train Bleu is more opaque, slightly darker.

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MAC Yung Rapunxel Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Yung Rapunxel
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
4
Total
88%

Illamasqua Obsidian Eyeshadow

Illamasqua Obsidian Eyeshadow (£15.50 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “rich black.” It’s a medium-dark black with brown undertones and a mostly matte finish. MAC Dark Dare is comparable. theBalm Serious is a smidgen lighter. MAC Carbon has a similar intensity though it tends to be sheerer.

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Illamasqua Obsidian Eyeshadow

Illamasqua Obsidian Eyeshadow

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Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
98%

MAC Double Shot, Mehr, Tabla, Yash Lipsticks

MAC Lipsticks ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) are getting four new and permanent shades: Double Shot (full bodied mocha cream), Mehr (dirty blue pink), Tabla (chocolate brown), and Yash (deep neutral). Mehr and Yash are repromotes from MAC + Mickey Contractor from spring 2011. They’re available online now and will be at stores/counters on September 13th (North America). PLEASE NOTE THAT MAC HAS TITLED THIS SET OF FOUR LIPSTICKS AS MIDDLE EASTERN, NOT ME. If you have problems with how they’re titling the collection, please contact them and voice your complaints–I did not come up with it! :) You can view the collection information here.

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MAC Double Shot Lipstick

MAC Double Shot, Mehr, Tabla, Yash Lipsticks

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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
96%

Zoya Suri Nail Lacquer

Zoya Suri Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “royal purple metallic.” It’s a rich, royal purple with violet and amethyst micro-shimmer. I couldn’t recall anything from past reviews that compared that closely with this shade. China Glaze Fault Line has similar coloring, but it’s a crackle polish. Zoya Mimi would be the next closest, though it’s a bit more blue-based and has much larger shimmer. Do you have any dupe suggestions? I’d love to hear them!

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Zoya Suri Nail Lacquer
Zoya Nail Lacquer Suri
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
99%

MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipglass ($15.00 for 0.17 fl oz.) is described as a “hot pink.” It’s a brightened medium pink, kind of strawberry-pink like, with subtle yellow undertones. It’s not quite bright enough to be a true hot pink–at least not on lips, though it’s brighter in the tube than on. MAC Please Me is lighter, while Illamasqua Indulge is darker and brighter.

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MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipglass
MAC Lipglass Viva Glam Nicki
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
89%