Thanks to Annette for today's question!

Is there a makeup trend you don’t think will return?

I tend to keep up with trends only because they’re often blasted out by brands these days, but I never followed them that specifically. Therefore, from my limited knowledge, I can’t think of that will never return – I think they tend to come back in different forms or get modified by newer advances in product development than anything else.
-- Christine

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MAC Glow Rida Beauty Powder

MAC Glow Rida Beauty Powder

MAC Glow Rida Beauty Powder ($27.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “beige.” It’s a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a fine pearl, plus larger sparkle. Cle de Peau Sand Beige (13) (P, $55.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Clinique Nude Glow (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Burberry London With Love (LE, $68.00) is darker (85% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $48.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NYX Narcissistic (P, $9.00) is lighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Looxi Beauty Honeychild (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). MAC How Beautiful (LE, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). Givenchy Ambre Saison (P, $52.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Beauty Powders “can be applied as a highlight, soft blush, or overall finish,” according to MAC. The way you might use a particular shade of Beauty Powder very often depends on what your skin tone is. The powder’s consistency was a little firmer with a slight chalkiness, and with the larger sparkly bits, it just wasn’t as smooth or as finely-milled in feel. It blended out fairly well on the skin and yielded a soft sheen, but there are sparkles that sit on the skin, so if you aren’t a fan of that, you might want to look elsewhere. The color lasted for eight hours before fading along the edges.

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MAC Beauty Powder Glow Rida
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
88%

MAC x Good Luck Trolls Lipsticks

MAC x Good Luck Trolls Lipsticks

MAC Can’t Be Tamed Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “sheer lime yellow [with a Cremesheen finish].” It is a semi-sheer, chartreuse with a natural sheen. It was somewhat uneven and a little streaky, while some color gathered into lip lines over time, though I’ll say it applied a lot better than I expected. This would work better over a lip liner or patted over another lipstick to layer and alter the color. The color lasted for two and a half hours on me. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Fragmented (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Dance Off, Pants Off Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “frosted hot pink [with a Frosted finish].” It’s a medium, fuchsia pink with cool undertones and multi-colored shimmer. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly without dragging. The lipstick’s consistency was thin but not clingy. The color lasted well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Midnight Mambo (LE, $23.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Sexer (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Too Faced Lollipop (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Lickable (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Lullabye (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rocco (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Pink Poodle (DC, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Pickled Plum (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Quite the Thing! (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty John (LE, $35.00) is warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop The Rabbit (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (80% similar). Maybelline Mesmerizing Magenta (P, $7.99) is warmer (80% similar). Too Faced Metallic Dream House (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Midnight Troll Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “rich blue [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bright, medium-dark navy blue with strong, cool undertones (almost looks violet in some lighting conditions) with a satin finish. It isn’t matte to me, and it had enough slip in it that it doesn’t apply as evenly as a true matte might have in this hue. The color lasted for five hours and left a strong stain behind. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating. Colour Pop Jellies (P, $6.00) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar). NYX Sinful (P, $6.00) is warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Climax (P, $5.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

These three lipsticks are from the upcoming Good Luck Trolls collection, which launches online on July 28th and in-stores on August 4th.

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MAC Lipstick Can't Be Tamed
C+
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
78%
MAC Lipstick Dance Off, Pants Off
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
87%
MAC Lipstick Midnight Troll
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
88%

MAC Chartreuse Pigment, Sun’s Out, Buns Out, Atlantic Blue Eyeshadows

MAC Chartreuse Pigment

MAC Chartreuse Pigment ($22.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a bright, light-medium chartreuse with strong, warm undertones. It’s been around for ages, but it is being repromoted in this launch and will be specially packaged for the Good Luck Trolls collection. I’ve always loved this shade as a base color underneath brighter blues, greens, and teals. The nice thing about MAC Pigments is that they bind well on their own, so you can use them just damp and get really smooth, even application, or you can use their Mixing Medium for additional hold, but you can also apply them dry and get them to adhere and wear well on the lid. Chartreuse was richly pigmented, applied well, blended easily, and wore for eight hours before creasing on me.

MAC Sun’s Out, Buns Out Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a brighter, light-medium golden yellow with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a fairly soft, smooth consistency that applied well to the lid. I found I preferred a flatter brush with this for really smoothing out the color on m lid. This shade wore well for eight hours before creasing.

There is one other new (and limited edition, of course!) shade–Silly Vanilly–which I don’t have. The other three shades are repromotes from the permanent range–Paradisco, Black Tied, Atlantic Blue–and I did end up using Atlantic Blue (my recently purchased permanent pan) to get a little more depth out of the look since the Pigment and eyeshadow are more similar in color than not.

MAC Atlantic Blue Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark, cobalt blue with a matte finish. It has decent, fairly buildable pigmentation, but it can be hard to blend out as it is a little drier and thinner. It is somewhat more manageable over a primer, but I have the best luck using it primer and then layering it on top of another eyeshadow for added depth. The color wore well for eight hours on me.

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MAC Pigment Chartreuse
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
93%
MAC Eyeshadow Sun's Out, Buns Out
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%
MAC Eyeshadow Atlantic Blue
C+
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
78%

Makeup Geek Chivalry Blush

Makeup Geek Chivalry Blush

Makeup Geek Chivalry Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a dark, reddish brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. MAC Raizin (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Sweet As Cocoa (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Swift (P, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Canaille (89) (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to be pigmented, long-wearing, and blendable (for more on how it compares to the previous formula, check out this post). The blush was incredibly rich in pigment, and it was easy to get full coverage with very little product–which means it can be easy to overdo it if you aren’t used to working with such rich and deep shades. The consistency was a little firmer, though soft, and for as rich as the shade was, it would have been more preferable if it was easier to blend out. When I worked with it, the blush applied unevenly, and it was a challenge to diffuse and move the powder enough to even out. I would recommend applying a layer of translucent powder over the skin (or base/foundation) before applying the blush, which helps with blending. On me, it wore well for eight and a half hours.

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Makeup Geek Blush Chivalry
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
87%