MAC Cremesheen + Pearl: Lipsticks (Part 1)

MAC Cremesheen + Pearl is a new collection now available online (and will hit stores on August 9th) that features eight lipsticks (all with Cremesheen finishes) and seven Cremesheen Glasses. All fifteen lip products are new, but here’s the surprising news: they’re also permanent! This post features these four lipstick shades: Coral Bliss (frosted light coral), Japanese Maple (frosted light beige), Peach Blossom (frosted cool nude), and Pink Pearl Pop (frosted midtonal pink).

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MAC Cremesheen + Pearl: Lipsticks (Part 1)

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8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4
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84%

Giorgio Armani #27 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow

Giorgio Armani #27 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a subdued mauve with hints of plum and muted gold shimmer. MAC Universal Appeal is lighter, pinker. MAC Hypnotiznig is grayer, less pink. NARS Lhasa is darker, smokier. NARS Charade has more purple in it, less plum/mauve, and has a matte finish. Tarina Tarantino Fantastical is almost the same, slightly less plum. MAC Circa Plum has more purple, less red tones. MAC Tendersmoke is similar but less plum.

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Giorgio Armani #27 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Waterproof Eyeshadow #27
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10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
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99%

Tom Ford Indian Rose Lip Color

Tom Ford Indian Rose Lip Color ($48.00 for 0.10 oz.) is medium rosy pink with subtle yellow undertones and a soft sheen. MAC Pink Treat is actually very similar–it’s matte in finish and a smidgen darker as a result. Becca Valentina is lighter. Bobbi Brown Pink Peony is darker. Bobbi Brown Nude Rose is just slightly darker. Guerlain Bloom of Rose is pinker.

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Tom Ford Indian Rose Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color Indian Rose
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10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
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96%

Rescue Beauty Lounge Ghost Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Ghost Nail Lacquer ($20.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as the “first appearance of the muted, twinkling stars [at] twilight.” It’s a chocolate bronze with lighter bronze and gold metallic threads of shimmer. Urban Decay Barlust has a stronger red undertone. China Glaze Street Chic is lighter, more muted, and has a cream finish. China Glaze Goin’ My Way is similar but a little richer, more molten–has more of a copper coloring. I don’t have a vast stash of bronzy shades (I learned that when trying to pull a bronze polish for our Olympic-themed post last weekend), but this doesn’t scream original–so I’d love for you to chime in with any potential dupes!

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Rescue Beauty Lounge Ghost Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Lacquer Ghost
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Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
91%

Revlon Radiant (Blue Mosaic) Nail Lacquer

Revlon Radiant (Blue Mosaic) Nail Lacquer ($4.99 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a blue-tinted clear base with blue glitter and larger green, silver, and blue hexagon-shaped glitter. It totally reminded me of the glitter in Deborah Lippmann–if you used Radiant (Blue Mosaic) over a blue-black base, you’d get pretty close to the overall shade. The major difference is Radiant has a mostly clear base, while Deborah Lippmann is a colored (opaque) base. That would, of course, make Radiant more versatile, since you could layer it over any number of polishes.

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Revlon Radiant (Blue Mosaic) Nail Lacquer
Revlon Nail Enamel Radiant
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8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
86%

L’Oreal Golden Emerald Infallible Eyeshadow

L’Oreal Golden Emerald Infallible Eyeshadow ($7.95 for 0.12 oz.) is a sparkling, shimmering forest green with an olive-brown base. It has flecks of emerald green micro-shimmer and larger dirty gold shimmer. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful is less green, more olive. Urban Decay Bender has a stronger yellow undertone. Inglot #418 is less olive/yellow-toned. Make Up For Ever #310 is cooler-toned, no yellow or olive base coloring. MAC Humid is less intense, slightly yellower.

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L'Oreal Golden Emerald Infallible Eyeshadow
L'Oreal Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow Golden Emerald
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
96%