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Bobbi Brown Bark Long-Wear Cream Bark Stick

Bobbi Brown Bark Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick
Bobbi Brown Bark Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick

Bobbi Brown Bark Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “rich brown.” It’s a rich, red-toned dark brown with a creamy, mostly matte finish. I couldn’t think of any other cream formulas that were similar in color, but there were several powder alternatives. Make Up For Ever #162 is fully matte. Inglot #326 is less red-toned. MAC Embark is darker. theBalm Mahna-Mahna is very close.

The consistency is creamy and glides on beautifully, evenly, and smoothly with full color coverage. It is blendable and remains blendable just long enough to work but not so long that it has a chance to gather into the creases before you’ve finished. I did have a problem with this one tending to fade along the edges after eight hours, and it wasn’t a problem I experienced with any of the other shades. It was such a bummer, because the color payoff was fantastic, texture was creamy and blendable, and no creasing–but fading is still frustrating!

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick Bark
Bark
Bark
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total

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MAC Style Surge Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Style Surge Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Style Surge Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Style Surge Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “neutral coral cream.” It’s an orange-coral with a hint of pink and a creamy, slightly glossy sheen. MAC Lady at Play is quite a bit darker and more red/pink in comparison. Laura Mercier Tangerine is darker and pinker. MAC Vegas Volt is darker and slightly more orange. MAC Crosswires is darker and pinker.

This shade was fully opaque, and it has a creamier consistency than the other shades–there was a wetness to it that gave it that glossy finish. It applied evenly and easily, and though it was creamier, it didn’t feel any thicker/thinner than the majority of the range. It was the most hydrating shade of the twelve colors released. Style Surge lasted four hours on me when I wore it, and it was incredibly comfortable to wear.

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick Style Surge
Style Surge
Style Surge
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

MAC Luxe Natural Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Luxe Natural Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Luxe Natural Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Luxe Natural Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “light beige cream.” It’s a pale peach with warm undertones and a creamy finish with a natural sheen. MAC To the Future is a touch darker with more brown in it. Giorgio Armani #111 is darker, warmer, and frosted. MAC Woo Me is pinker and glossier. MAC Naturally Eccentric is less warm-toned. MAC The Faerie Glenn is darker. Maybelline Born With It is pinker. Chanel Mythic is sheerer so it appears darker.

It had mostly opaque color coverage, and the color applied evenly and smoothly. The consistency is creamy with enough slip to glide on well without pulling or tugging on the lips while depositing good color payoff in a single pass. There’s enough creaminess, though, that pressing lips together will create little lines–I noticed it more so with this shade than others, which is partially due to the fact that this is a very light shade. Luxe Natural wore three and a half hours on me, and I felt like it wasn’t hydrating but not really drying–neither–but the other hues in the formula have been more hydrating.

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick Luxe Natural
Luxe Natural
Luxe Natural
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
86%
Total

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MAC Posh Tone Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Posh Tone Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Posh Tone Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Posh Tone Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “soft warm nude cream.” It’s a darkened peach-beige with a creamy finish and light, natural sheen. MAC Delectable is more matte in finish but very close in color. MAC Freckletone is a smidgen darker. MAC Gotta Dash! has more pink in it.

It’s mostly opaque on lips, and like Glamour Era it had a slightly thicker consistency and definitely looked less “natural” worn on the lips compared to several other shades in the formula. I don’t say that it is heavy or really thick, because it’s not, but it’s not quite as lightweight as some shades in the range. Posh Tone has good color coverage, and it applied evenly and smoothly. It took quite a bit of pressure when I pressed my lips together to see any lines, which was a surprise (a good one!). It wore just under four hours well, and it was lightly hydrating while I wore it.

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick Posh Tone
Posh Tone
Posh Tone
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

MAC Glamour Era Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Glamour Era Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Glamour Era Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Glamour Era Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “mid-tonal warm brown frost.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm, peachy undertones and a very slight shimmer. MAC may call it a frost, but it reads as a barely-there frost (especially when compared to their Frost formula). OCC Marion is browner. CoverGirl Delish is a touch lighter. Guerlain Gracieuse is browner, less orange. Bobbi Brown Nectarine is a little bit warmer. Chanel Delicieuse is lighter.

It had opaque color coverage, and it is one of the “heavier” appearing shades compared to the others. The consistency was just a little thicker than the others, which is why I think it looks that way. I would not describe the way it feels on as heavy, though.  The consistency is somewhat creamy, and generally, comfortable to wear and doesn’t slide around on the lips. You will get lines if you press your lips together with this one, more so than the others. Glamour Era lasted for four hours on my lips, and it was lightly moisturizing while I wore it.

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick Glamour Era
Glamour Era
Glamour Era
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

MAC All Out Gorgeous Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC All Out Gorgeous Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC All Out Gorgeous Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC All Out Gorgeous Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “deep warm red.” It’s a berry-red with a soft, luminous sheen. When I swatched it, I did not get strong warm tones, and it even looked a bit cool-toned to me; I would argue it is closer to neutral but may lean cooler/warmer depending on your skin tone and what it is paired with. MAC Lush Life is darker, less red, and more berry–I think that the two are similar enough that if you had one, you wouldn’t need the other unless you wore this shade a lot and could appreciate the nuances between the two. Guerlain Orgueil is richer and deeper. Sally Hansen Garnet is similar but a touch cooler-toned. MAC Hang Up is a bit darker.

It applied with mostly opaque color coverage, but there was still some translucency–you could see my lip freckle and that some of my natural lip color was present. If you have more pigmented lips, you’ll see more of an impact of your natural lip color coming through.  All Out Gorgeous wore for four and a half hours, and it was lightly hydrating while worn.  I noticed that towards the fourth hour, some of the product had gathered into the lip lines just a bit, but it was not too noticeable.  The consistency was creamy with some slip, and it applied evenly without tugging on the lip.

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick All Out Gorgeous
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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