MAC Spoiled Fabulous, Wild Extract, Time to Shine Lipsticks

MAC Lipstick

MAC Spoiled Fabulous Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light, champagne gold with warm undertones and fine gold and larger gold sparkle. It had a noticeably gritty texture when applied directly to the lips, and the sparkle really clings to each other, which causes unevenness and lumpy bits of sparkle on the lips. The “color” seemed to slip into lip lines as well. This is a shade that I found difficult to apply on its own and get any measure of standalone wear out of it, as it always made my lips look rough and very textured. It would work better as a layering shade. It lasted for two and a half hours on me. MAC Tanarama (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC No Interruptions (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Liquid Lurex (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rory (LE, $35.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC All I Want (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Whip (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Lame (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Altoum (LE, $35.00) is more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). MAC Free as a Butterfly (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more pigmented (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Wild Extract Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, light-medium chartreuse with warm, yellow undertones and a fine, metallic shimmer. There aren’t that many shades like it, so I really wish this performed better, since it is permanent! The texture was thin, emollient but a little slippery, and it did gather a bit in lip lines. It could have applied more evenly as well and only had medium coverage. The color lasted for three and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Fragmented (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Gold Xixi (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Time to Shine Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a silvery white with a pearly shimmer finish. This was one of the least shimmery shades in the new Frosts being added to the permanent line. It had semi-opaque coverage, but the color did seem to emphasize every lip line by settling into it. I think a lip primer or lip liner might help this one, but I would consider using an invisible lip liner with this one. This shade lasted for three hours and was slightly drying. Tom Ford Beauty Casey (LE, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Iced (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Stone Cold (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is available in several finishes, and the performance tends to vary with the finish. Amplified, Satins, and Mattes tend to have the most pigmentation, longer wear, and more even coverage, but satins and mattes can be drying at times. Lustres are the sheerest, can sometimes be drying, and often wear only an hour or two as they have a lot of slip. Frosts vary from medium to opaque coverage, some shimmer to glitter, and wear an average of four hours. Cremesheens have more slip and medium or better coverage, but they can often settle into lip lines or look streaky if they are lighter in color. All of MAC’s lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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MAC Lipstick Spoiled Fabulous
D
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7
Longevity
6.5
Application
3.5
Total
64%
MAC Lipstick Wild Extract
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
74%
MAC Lipstick Time to Shine
C-
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
72%

Sephora Favorites for Fall 2016

 

Sephora Favorites for Fall 2016
Sephora Favorites for Fall 2016


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Extravagant Eyes | $42.00 ($134 value) | Limited Edition

Get sparkly, smoldering eyes with these eight must-haves: primer, mascara, faux lashes, two liners, and three shadows. This product features three products in full-size: Huda Beauty Lashes, Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner, and NARS’ Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Himalia. Layer these essentials together or alone to create various eye looks.

  • 0.85 oz Huda Beauty Lashes in Samantha #7
  • 0.05 oz Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Plum
  • 0.10 oz Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara in Blacquer
  • 0.158 oz Milk Makeup Eye Pigment in Silent Disco
  • 0.05 oz NARS Dual Intensity Eye Shadow in Himalia
  • 0.028 oz Sephora Collection Waterproof Contour Eye Pencil 12 HR Wear in Black Lace #01
  • 0.14 oz Smashbox Cosmetics 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer
  • 0.25 oz Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Midnight Cowboy

Give Me Some Lip | $28.00 ($97 value) | Limited Edition

With on-trend matte lips, to treatment balms and lip tints, Give Me Some Lip is the essential kit that has all your needs for gorgeous lips—including a full-size Lancôme’s Juicy Shaker and full size of Smashbox’s Always On Liquid Lipstick. Housed in a collectable pink lip shaped boxset features bestsellers in a matte lip, lip balm, and lip tints in every finish.

  • 0.07 oz/ 1.98 g Fresh® Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment (sheer rosy tint)
  • 0.04 oz/ 1.13 g Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lovecraft (mauve pink nude)
  • 0.22 oz/ 6.23 g Lancôme Juicy Shaker in 313 Boom-Meringue (lemon meringue flavor)
  • 0.05 oz/ 1.41 g NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien (rose pink)
  • 0.13 oz/ 3.68 g Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Stepping Out (deep nude)
  • 0.16 oz/ 4.53 g Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Chihuahua (dusty mauve)

Scouted by Sephora | $44.00 ($150 value) | Limited Edition

An eight-piece multibranded set curated by Sephora with products from phenomenal skin care brands.

  • 3 x 0.13 oz/ 3.8 g Cane + Austin Miracle Pad+
  • 0.17 oz/ 5 ml Drunk Elephant C-Firma™ Day Serum
  • 0.24 oz/ 7 ml The Estée Edit Pink Peony Overnight Water Pack
  • 0.17 oz/ 5 g Herbivore Coco Rose Coconut Oil Lip Conditioner
  • 1 oz/ 30 ml Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist
  • 1 oz/ 28 g Lancer The Method: Polish
  • 0.05 oz/ 1.5 ml LASHFOOD Phyto-Medic Eyelash Enhancer
  • 0.25 oz/ 7.5 ml Tata Harper Purifying Mask

Soko to Tokyo | $40.00 ($100 value) | Limited Edition

A 10-piece multibranded set curated by Sephora, featuring an array of powerful yet gentle products from the hottest beauty trends of South Korea and Japan.

  • 0.2 oz/ 7 g AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel
  • 0.34 oz/ 10 ml belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb
  • 0.84 oz/ 25 ml boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment
  • 0.49 oz/ 14 g Caolion Premium Blackhead Steam Pore Pack
  • 0.17 oz/ 5 ml Dr. Jart+ BB Cream in Light to Medium
  • 1 oz/ 30 ml Erboran Yuza Double Lotion
  • 0.33 oz/ 10 ml Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate
  • 0.68 oz/ 20 ml Skin Inc. Pure Revival Peel
  • 0.4 oz/ 12 ml Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist
  • 0.23 oz/ 6 g Too Cool For School Egg Mellow Cream

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Bite Beauty Cocoa Multistick

Bite Beauty Cocoa Multistick

Bite Beauty Cocoa Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a deep, chocolaty brown with subtle, warmer yellow undertones and a natural sheen. MAC Film Noir (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Brownie (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Earthshine (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Grunge (P, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Pressed Amber (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Anise (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

For an in-depth look at what the formula is supposed to do and how it performs generally, please check the overview below the rating. The formula felt really smooth and lightly creamy without too much slip; I can feel what they mean by having 35% powder in it (but it doesn’t feel dry and doesn’t drag across the skin at all). It is intensely pigmented if applied directly from the tube as a wipe, but if applied with fingertips or a brush or dabbed on, it is very buildable. The texture has enough slip that it spread easily across the skin, blended without becoming uneven nor did it lift product underneath it.

As a cheek color, I had no trouble diffusing and blending out the color to semi-sheer coverage, but it could easily be applied more heavily or built-up in layers. The formula did not fully dry down, but I didn’t notice any issues where the color moved or separated over time. It lasted for nine and a half hours on my cheeks. As a lip product, it was opaque applied directly from the tube with a light-medium feel and weight, which was comfortable to wear and more flattering than I would have expected for a multitasking product. The color lasted just over five and a half hours on my lips and was neither drying nor hydrating. I only had trouble with wear on the eyes, which was a trip to Crease City within ten minutes.

Please note, the rating is an average across performance on eyes, cheeks, and lips.

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Bite Beauty Multistick Cocoa
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
90%
Thanks to Nicole D. for today's question!

How do you adapt or reject trends based on your personal style?

I like contouring, but I personally like mine subtle, so even though the trend might be to highlight and contour on a daily basis and might seem more extreme, I stay with subtle but might contour more often (because it’s more on my mind than normal)! I’d say in general if it’s a trend that I like or works for my tastes, I’ll use it and apply to the extent that I like but won’t wear it exactly as is trendy if I don’t like it.
-- Christine

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Too Faced Honey Bear & I Want Candy La Cremes

Too Faced Honey Bear La Creme Lipstick

Too Faced Honey Bear La Creme Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and fine gold shimmer paired with a lightly glossy finish. It had a creamy, melty consistency that’s emollient and very comfortable to wear, but it does move around a little more than your average lipstick does. It lasted four hours on me, and it was particularly hydrating while worn. Urban Decay Strip (DC, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty So Vain (50) (P, $50.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Ramblin' Rose (P, $17.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Guerlain Air Kiss (304) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #526 (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Collin (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Shanghai Spice (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Maggy (436) (P, $37.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Buxom Hooligan (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). NARS Mayflower (DC, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Sequin (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Gracia (P, $55.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Soft Berry (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Buxom Dolly (LE, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Too Faced I Want Candy La Creme Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a bright, medium pink with warm undertones and a fine silver shimmer paired with a glossy finish. The texture was lightweight, thin without being clingy, and had a moderate slip. I saw that some color welled into my lip lines, but this wasn’t that noticeable from a normal viewing distance. The color lasted for four hours and was moisturizing over time. Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Giulette (DC, $55.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Genial (LE, $36.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bright Peony (P, $35.00) is cooler (90% similar). Shiseido Crime of Passion (RD311) (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) (P, $50.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Melodieuse (136) (P, $36.00) is brighter (85% similar). Givenchy Rose Dressing (202) (P, $36.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Watch Me Simmer (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Revlon Snow Peach (LE, $7.99) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Bon Bon (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (171) (LE, $37.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Maybelline Coral Burst (740) (P, $7.49) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Patrick (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). YSL Rose Neillia (33) (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Estee Lauder Blossom Bright (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Guerlain Gracy (P, $55.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

(As a note, I Want Candy seems to be MIA from most retailers–I was able to find it still listed on Ulta, but it is out of stock, so I’m guessing it’s been discontinued.)

Too Faced La Creme Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.11 oz.) is supposed to be a creamy, hydrating, and pigmented lipstick. The majority of the range has a signature texture: lightweight, creamy, moderately slippery, and feels like it melts against the lips. The color payoff varies from semi-opaque to fully opaque, though some of the glittery shades are sheerer (but packed with glitter). The formula is usually hydrating on me with average wear (about four hours).

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Too Faced La Crème Honey Bear
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%
Too Faced La Crème I Want Candy
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
88%