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). NARS Melina (Contour) (P) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Chanel Canaille (89) (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Swift (P, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (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%

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MAC C’est Chic Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC Nordstrom C'est Chic Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Nordstrom C’est Chic Eyeshadow Palette ($65.00 for 0.68 oz.) is a set of 15 matte, neutral-hued eyeshadows in a large, plastic compact. Each eyeshadow is full-sized, but they’re not easily removed (they are glued in). I can see this palette being really useful for someone who likes MAC’s matte eyeshadow formula and needs neutrals in their stash. Overall, it’s a good palette, and like most MAC eyeshadows, they tend to perform better when I used them on my eyes than just on my arm. I didn’t have any major issues with any shades; the texture is firmer but soft, blendable, and the pigmentation varied from semi-opaque to opaque (most shades were buildable). The wear was eight to nine hours, without primer. There are three permanent shades in this palette: Soft Brown, Corduroy, and Embark.

You’re Bluffing is a soft, light-medium pinky-peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a soft, thin texture that applied fairly well with semi-opaque pigmentation. The color lasted for eight hours on me. Inglot #341 (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Frisco (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Bloom On (DC, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Rose de Mai (P, $29.50) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Bare to Explore (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #3 (P) is darker (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Sebastian (LE) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Georgia (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Base) (P) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Nectar (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Reflection (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). bareMinerals Fortune (LE) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Soft Brown is a muted, medium brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage, though not fully opaque, with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that applied well to bare skin. It lasted for eight and a half hours on me. MAC Rose Cloud (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Lt. Brown (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sand Bar (LE, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #3 (P) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Cornelious (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $0.05) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Puree (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Sepia (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Glasswing (P) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #2 (P) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Succubus (P) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Creme Brulee (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Buxom Invite Only (P, $0.05) is lighter (90% similar). Stila Individual (P) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Unspoken (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Milk (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Propose in Prague (LE, $9.99) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Frappe (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Latte (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Saddle (P, $16.00) is brighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Demitasse is a muted, medium peachy-orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium coverage, which was buildable when I used it on the eye, with a lightly dusty texture that blended easily but didn’t seem to sheer out, at least. This shade wore for eight hours. Too Faced Millennial (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Peach Poppy (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Ginger (P, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Georgia (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Nectar (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Coral Haze (LE) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Beaches and Cream (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Anastasia Soft Peach (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Eyeshadow x15 Palette Nordstrom C'est Chic
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
88%
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