MAC Hidden Treasure Blush

MAC Hidden Treasure Blush ($20.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “rich burnt red.” It has a velvet finish, according to the back, though the press release had originally listed it as a satin. The color is a dark rusted red with a very subtle sheen, no detectable shimmer or the like, and a warm, red-orange undertone. MAC Ring of Saturn is lighter and has more of a golden sheen–it would still look very similar if used lightly. Tom Ford Savage is lighter, more muted, less red. NARS Liberte is more orange, less red.

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MAC Hidden Treasure Blush
MAC Powder Blush Hidden Treasure
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
89%

MAC Local Wares Fluidline

MAC Local Wares Fluidline ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “dirty olive with multidimensional pearl.” It’s a muted dark brown with a gray tinge and subtle gold sparkle. The sparkle isn’t really noticeable once it is applied. It reminded me of CoverGirl Brown, without the shimmer. This collection seems to lean on the warmer side, but this eyeliner reads cooler on me–it actually looks almost gray when I tried it out.

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MAC Local Wares Fluidline
MAC Fluidline (Discontinued) Local Wares
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
96%

China Glaze I’m Not Lion Nail Lacquer

China Glaze I’m Not Lion Nail Lacquer ($3.00 to $7.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “glistening gold and multi-colored glitter.” It’s a predominantly pale, antique gold glitter with an assortment of smaller glitter particles. The base color really seemed clear to me. The inclusion of multi-colored glitter makes it look different from a lot of the other antique gold shades we’ve been seeing (think Illamasqua Swinger, Revlon Gold Coin, and Chanel Diwali). The closest color I could come up with was China Glaze Medallion, which is darker gold, chunkier glitter all around.

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China Glaze I'm Not Lion Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Nail Lacquer I'm Not Lion
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
88%

Guerlain Gracy Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Gracy Rouge G Lipstick ($48.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a warm coral-pink with a little hint of red. It has almost imperceptible pearl; there’s a minor reflection and sheen but no obvious shimmer particles. MAC Watch me Simmer is much lighter. MAC Force of Love is pinker and lighter. Wet ‘n’ Wild Hot Paris Pink is a smidgen lighter but close. Make Up For Ever #38 is less pink but a little brighter. OCC Trollop is lighter and pinker. MAC Fusion Pink is redder and has a pink iridescent sheen. Chanel Phoenix is a bit lighter and has noticeable pink shimmer.

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Guerlain Gracy Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Gracy Rouge G Lipstick

A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

Estee Lauder Violet Underground Eyeshadow Palette

Estee Lauder Violet Underground Eyeshadow Palette ($48.00 for 0.15 oz.) consists of five shades ranging from pink to black to brown. The formula is long-wearing and is not supposed to crease while still blending easily.

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Estee Lauder Violet Underground Eyeshadow Palette

Estee Lauder Violet Underground Eyeshadow Palette

A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
99%

Milani Gold Dust Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Gold Dust Powder Eyeshadow ($4.49 for 0.11 oz.) is a warm gold with orange tones and a frosted, metallic finish. Giorgio Armani #1 is similar, slightly darker. Clarins Enchanted Summer contains a gold that is similar but also a little darker. Dior Couture Gold has a slightly lighter shade. Milani Drenched in Gold is less orange-toned.

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Milani Gold Dust Powder Eyeshadow
Milani Eyeshadow Caramel Brown
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
84%