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MAC x Mariah Carey Lipsticks

01/06

MAC All I Want Lipstick

MAC All I Want Lipstick

MAC All I Want Lipstick

MAC All I Want Lipstick

MAC All I Want Lipstick

MAC All I Want Lipstick

All I Want

MAC All I Want Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a soft, light-medium champagne gold with a lightly frosted sheen. It had medium coverage that was somewhat buildable but never made it to fully opaque on the lips. The texture was smooth, didn’t feel gritty from the shimmer, and applied evenly for the most part. It wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating on me. This is a repromote.

MAC Lipstick All I Want
All I Want
All I Want
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

You’ll want to keep on reading for the rest of the reviews! :)

Also In This Review

B-

Bit of Bubbly

Limited Edition
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B

Dahhlinggg!

Limited Edition
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B+

MCizzle

Limited Edition
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B

So Dramatique

Limited Edition
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A-

New Ombre

Limited Edition
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MAC x Mariah Carey I’m That Chick You Like Eyeshadow Quad

01/07

MAC I'm That Chick You Like Eyeshadow Quad

MAC I'm That Chick You Like Eyeshadow Quad

MAC I'm That Chick You Like Eyeshadow Quad

MAC I'm That Chick You Like Eyeshadow Quad

MAC I'm That Chick You Like Eyeshadow Quad

MAC I'm That Chick You Like Eyeshadow Quad

MAC I'm That Chick You Like Eyeshadow Quad

I'm That Chick You Like

MAC I’m That Chick You Like Eyeshadow Quad ($41.00 for 0.19 oz.) is a warm-toned set of neutral shades that leans more shimmery. It is housed in a “glitter” trimmed compact, where the glitter looks and seems like glitter, but it is completely smooth to the touch. The shades are more dupable than not, and while it’s not the worst we’ve seen from MAC, it isn’t the greatest either!

MAC Eyeshadow Quad I'm That Chick You Like
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

Get a shade-by-shade breakdown of this palette, along with individual photos and swatches…

Also In This Review

A-

Whenever You Call

Limited Edition
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B-

Can't Escape Me

Limited Edition
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B+

How You Thrill Me

Limited Edition
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Ulta Black Friday 2016 Deals are Live!

Ulta Black Friday 2016 Preview

ULTA just released their preview of Black Friday Beauty Busters!  They will be available online at 5PM CT on November 24th.  They’re live now! 🙂

Has anything caught your eye?  For me, the philosophy shower gels are enticing, but I’ll probably skip (I try to only buy the smaller bottles, as they’re easier to squeeze and let me enjoy more scents), and the exclusive LORAC palettes could be good!

Highlights

  • bareMinerals Make Me Glimmer / Make Them Stare / Make It Glow Kits for $10 (up to $39 value)
  • NYX Advent Calendar for $24.99 (regularly $49.99)
  • Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara for $10 (regularly $20)
  • Urban Decay Primer Potions for $8 (regularly $20-24)
  • Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara for $10 (regularly $22)
  • First Aid Beauty Fab Cleanse & Exfoliate Kit for $10 ($15 value)
  • Philosophy Purity Made Simple for $8 (4 oz. bottle)
  • Philosophy Shampoo, Shower Gel, Bubble Bath for $12 (regularly $18)
  • IT Velvet Luxe On-The-Go Kit for $12 (regularly $24)
  • Jack Black Best of Jack for $12 (regularly $18.50)
  • Tarte Party Perfect Discovery Kit for $19 ($67 value)
  • LORAC Tails & Top Hats / Black Tie Attire Palettes for $18 each
  • 40% off The Body Shop

See the full list here.

Tom Ford Secret Escort Lip Contour Duo

01/04

Tom Ford Beauty Secret Escort (07) Lip Contour Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Secret Escort (07) Lip Contour Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Secret Escort (07) Lip Contour Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Secret Escort (07) Lip Contour Duo

Secret Escort (07)

Tom Ford Secret Escort (07) Lip Contour Duo ($53.00 for 0.08 oz.) contains a slim lip color with a twist-up “Lip Shaper,” where the lip color hides in the base of the component. It’s a cooler, pinky-red set of shades with the Lip Color being brighter and glossier, and the Lip Shaper being more subdued and darker.

The Lip Shaper is designed for enhancing and defining the lips, and it can be used to shape or “create an ombre effect” to the lips, while the lip color is supposed to be full coverage. Sadly, I really like the lip color formula in the duo; it’s very creamy, hydrating, and comfortable to wear with four to six-hour wear time, but the Lip Shaper formulation left a lot to be desired. I struggled with using the Lip Shapers as they often broke on me, as they were quite brittle, and the majority were very dry, so they tugged and dragged on the lips. They also had bits of sparkle, which did not work well for defining the edge of the lips nor did it work out for filling in the lips.

Tom Ford Beauty Lip Contour Duo Secret Escort (07)
7.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total

Get a shade-by-shade breakdown of this palette, along with individual photos and swatches…

MAC x Mariah Carey My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

01/06

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish

My Mimi

MAC My Mimi Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($45.50 for 0.35 oz.) is a medium copper with warm, brownish undertones and a gold, sparkly finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage, but the texture was drier and more prone to separating–perhaps the larger bits of sparkle strewn through the powder were the issue. It took more effort to blend and diffuse the edges, as the color looked somewhat patchy initially. I don’t typically have issues blending out this formula, so I was rather surprised by the application of this shade on the skin. It lasted for eight hours before fading on me (out of the 10 the brand promises for this formula).

The price seems unusually high; regular Extra Dimension Skinfinishes are $33.00 for 0.31 oz., and while it’s not unusual for MAC to up-charge for collaborations by a bit, it’s usually a $1-4, not over $10. It seems like it is the result of the design of the powder itself, which is intricate to be sure, but I’m still surprised by the increase in price overall! I wish the product was better, too, because I know that this was one of the “star” products in the launch, to at least make the price more justifiable. It did seem, to my memory, that the price increases across most of the products in this collection were higher than normal (compared to past collaborations).

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish My Mimi
My Mimi
My Mimi
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total

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