MAC x Star Trek Pleasure Planet & Set to Stun Lipglasses

MAC Pleasure Planet Lipglass

MAC Pleasure Planet Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “muted gold shimmer.” It’s a medium, yellowed gold with warm gold, pink, and copper flecks of sparkle. It had semi-sheer coverage, so it imparted some color but mostly shine and sparkle on the lips. There was a moderate tackiness, which made it longer-wearing, but it wasn’t too thick or goopy on. It lasted for four hours on me and was lightly hydrating.
Estee Lauder Citron Kiss (LE, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Gleaming Gold (120) (LE)(90% similar). Bobbi Brown Candlelight (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Canary (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pure Gold (LE, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Set to Stun Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “light silver with gold pearl.” It’s a medium, silvery gray with neutral-to-warm undertones and gold and pink sparkle. It had semi-sheer color payoff that applied fairly evenly and didn’t settle into lip lines. I think the shimmer could have distributed just a bit more evenly, but it wasn’t too noticeable. The texture was light-medium in weight, moderately tacky, but smooth and comfortable to wear. This shade lasted for four hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating.
MAC She-Zam (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Aragonite (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Star Trek collection will be available online on August 25th and in-stores September 1st (North America). There are two more shades–Khaaannnn! (berry with red reflect) and Warp Speed Ahead (plum with blue and pink reflects) that will be released as well.

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MAC Lipglass Pleasure Planet
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
86%
MAC Lipglass Set to Stun
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
84%

Makeup Geek Main Squeeze Blush

Makeup Geek Main Squeeze Blush

Makeup Geek Main Squeeze Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. MAC Modest Blush (LE, $27.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC At Dusk (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Morning Rose (P, $52.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Sakura (87) (LE, $45.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Daybreak (503) (P, $46.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Underrated (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Holiday (P, $8.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Pinch O' Peach (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is lighter (90% similar). KIKO 109 Candy Rose (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fun Ending (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Kink & Kisses (504) (P, $42.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Trickery (P, $8.00) is warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek XOXO (P, $10.00) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #6 (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Spellbinder (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $9.99) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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 texture was dustier and more prone to sheering out than a lot of the other shades I’ve tested in the new formula. It had sheer to semi-sheer color payoff, and it didn’t seem to last as long–only six and a half hours–on me. The only bright spot on this product was that it was still blendable on the skin, but it might look drier on dry skin types.

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Makeup Geek Blush Main Squeeze
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
7
Application
5
Total
73%
If it was the only job I was able to get at the time, yes, absolutely. Would I continue to submit resumes and look for another place? Sure, since makeup has been such a huge part of my life for so long now, it would be odd to not be allowed to wear even a little bit! If the job where I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup was, in all other respects, a total dream job (great people, pay, benefits, enjoyable job, etc.), I think I’d likely learn to accept/deal with it and wear makeup after work or on the weekends.
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Make Up For Ever C103, C104, C105 Artist Rouge Lipsticks

Make Up For Ever C103 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to be long-wearing, “extremely pigmented,” and hydrating. It is available in two finishes–Cream and Matte, indicated by the C or M in the beginning of each shade’s name. The Cream formula is richly pigmented, lightly creamy without being too emollient or slippery, and go on smoothly and feel good while worn (wear ranges from four to eight hours, depending on the shade). The Matte formula is thinner and clings somewhat to lips, though it goes on nicely and doesn’t tug, and it doesn’t always look flattering on as it can emphasize imperfections on my lips but really depends on the shade, as some look great on. I found the Cream formula to be moderately hydrating, while the Matte formula was slightly to moderately drying. All shades had a slight, rosy scent to them, though I didn’t notice any taste.

Make Up For Ever C103 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a very light, pink-tinged beige with a creamy, lightly shiny finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff, but the real feat here was how evenly it applied, despite being a very light shade. The consistency was creamy, comfortable, and felt hydrating over the four hours it lasted. I did have a little bit of the color gather in my lip lines over time. MAC Angel's Kiss (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Peach Beige (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). NYX Mirage (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Desert Sun (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Thrill (P, $7.49) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Fleshpot (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Addict (DC, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Melted Sugar (P, $21.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Myth (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics John Doe (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever C104 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium rosy peach with warm undertones and a creamy, lightly shiny finish. It had great pigmentation that applied with smooth, even coverage and sat well on the lips. The consistency was creamy enough to glide on and fill in lip lines to give the illusion of healthier lips while not being too emollient and sliding around. It wore well for four and a half hours and was nicely hydrating. bareMinerals Dream Big (LE, $20.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Adrienne (402) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, darker, less pigmented (90% similar). Maybelline Daringly Nude (P, $7.99) is more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Tarte Skinny Dip (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Sand (P, $35.00) is brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Unicorn (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Button (P, $5.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Real Redhead (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, more muted, cooler (80% similar). Bite Beauty Leche (P, $24.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). MAC Oxblood (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Givenchy Beige Plume (102) (P, $36.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Make Up For Ever C105 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, light-medium rosy pink with warmer undertones and a satin finish. The color coverage was opaque, while the texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and comfortable to wear. It applied evenly and didn’t cling to the lips. This shade wore well for just over four hours on me and was lightly hydrating over time. Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve (P, $35.00) is cooler (95% similar). NYX French Kiss (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Desirable (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Addison (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Love Happens (LE, $17.00) is lighter, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Weirdo (P, $17.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Naked Dream (LE, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Pretty Natural (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Hype Girl (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Boca (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Viva Glam II (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Modesty (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). NARS Vanessa (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C103
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
90%
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C104
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
96%
Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick C105
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
96%

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner (Part 1)

Urban Decay 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner

Urban Decay 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.0000 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a water-resistant, long-wearing, “intensely pigmented” liquid liner with an ultra-precise (thin) applicator. There are cream shades and metallic shades; the cream ones have a shiny finish (so none dry matte), while the metallic ones have a more pearly sheen. They require 20-30 seconds worth of shaking, or else you’ll end up with a more watery, sheerer consistency that is hard to work with. If shaken for long enough, everything mixes and most shades are semi-opaque to opaque and thin without feeling watered down, but it is a very wet, thin formula that takes 15-30 seconds to dry down (depends on the shade–metallics dried faster for me, on the whole). Once it dries down, it does seem to shrink slightly and I can feel it cling to my skin a bit. The applicator is thin and flexible enough to maneuver around the curve of the lid. Something that was somewhat frustrating is that the formula is so thin and wet that I do get some splattering when I open shades as well as when I apply (like a dot or two randomly on face).

These remove pretty easily with just water and a light rub, but they don’t come off just rubbing with a dry fingertip at all, so removing those spots requires real makeup remover or a dampened brush/cotton swab. During removal, the eyeliner flakes off in small chunks.. If I just sprayed the eyeliner with water and lightly dab or blot (or even just let the water evaporate), they didn’t smudge, fade, or run. I didn’t have any issues with the wear of them–they all went for a full 10-hours before I removed.

Urban Decay Fireball 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.0000 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark red-copper with iridescent pink sheen. It’s a really cool shade, but it could use more pigmentation, which is the major downside. The thinner consistency was a little watery and took longer to dry, though once it did, it wore for ten hours on me. Zoeva Opulence (P, $7.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Kush 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.0000 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium green with warm, yellow undertones and gold sparkle. It had opaque coverage in a single stroke, and the consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, so it applied evenly and didn’t take too long to dry. This shade lasted for ten hours on me. Colour Pop Maybe (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Maybe (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Freak (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Sephora Caipirinha Dreamin' (LE, $10.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Fireball
C+
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
78%
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Kush
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
93%
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Deep End
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
90%
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