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MAC Vibe Tribe Lipsticks

MAC Tanarama Lipstick

MAC Tanarama Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light-medium, pale gold with warm undertones and a frosted shimmer-sheen finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly, but I noticed it tended to emphasize lip lines and separate slightly near them. I could feel the texture of the shimmer particles when applying, but it wasn’t chunky or rough to apply or to wear. This shade was lightly drying but lasted for three hours. MAC You've Got It (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rory (LE, $35.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC All I Want (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). NARS Redemption (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Pure Vanity Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a lightly emollient texture that applied fairly evenly. It lasted for two hours on me and was somewhat drying. This shade has been released previously. Chanel Satisfaction (89) (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (95% similar). NARS Little Darling (DC, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). Givenchy Beige Plumetis (103) (P, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Petulance (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Walk of Shame (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Volage (227) (LE, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Romantic Breakdown (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Dizzy Spell (104) (DC, $30.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Naked Bud (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Lust (920) (P, $7.49) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Catherine (410) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). YSL Corail Intuitive (15) (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC French Twist (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Barbara (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Real Redhead (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Raquel (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Adrienne (402) (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Dream Big (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Mimosa (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Arrowhead Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light, pinky-beige with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, but the texture was thicker and a little drier. It seemed to “crack” when I smiled, even though it wasn’t a flat, matte liquid lipstick or nearly that clingy/dry applied. The color lasted for three hours and was lightly drying. MAC Pret-a-Pretty (LE, $17.00) is less pigmented (95% similar). Maybelline Bare All (910) (P, $7.49) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Vice (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Blushing Beige (915) (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Hot Chocolate Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff with a smooth, even application due to a lightly creamy texture. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. This is a repromote from a past limited edition launch. Colour Pop Stingraye (P, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Shiraz (P, $24.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Faithfully Yours (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Till Tomorrow (DC, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Bite Beauty Rhubarb (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Stunt (LE, $32.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Casablanca (P, $50.00) is brighter, cooler (80% similar). Bite Beauty Pepper (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Lipstick Tanarama
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
82%
MAC Lipstick Pure Vanity
C+
Product
7
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
4.5
Total
77%
MAC Lipstick Arrowhead
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
81%
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MAC Adobe Brick & Painted Canyon Blushes

MAC Adobe Brick Blush

MAC Adobe Brick Blush ($23.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium red with warm, orange undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good color payoff with a thin, slightly drier texture that was harder to blend out on the skin. I would recommend patting loose powder over the skin first, and then applying the blush as it helped to make the blush more blendable for me. The color lasted for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably. Urban Decay Slowburn (P) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Fira (P, $37.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). KIKO 107 Tomato (P, $12.00) is more muted (85% similar). Becca Lantana (P, $32.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). NYX Crimson (P, $6.50) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Exhibit A (P, $30.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Painted Canyon Blush ($23.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a smattering of gold micro-shimmer over a mostly matte finish. It had great pigmentation with a soft, silky texture that blended out easily enough and wore for eight hours before fading.
Smashbox Geranium (LE) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). NARS Savage (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). NYX Tuscan (P, $6.50) is brighter (90% similar). Zoeva CR010 (P) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Fruit Stand (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Intonation (69) (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Coral Blush (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Blush) (LE) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Too Faced Melt Into Spring (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Clinique Ginger Pop (01) (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Edward Bess Secret Affair (P, $43.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Never Been Kissed (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Dior Corail Bagatelle (763) (LE, $43.00) is lighter (85% similar). NYX Pinched (P, $5.00) is cooler (80% similar). Tarte True Love (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Spring Flock (LE, $22.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Editor’s Note: MAC’s newest collection–Vibe Tribe–has generated some controversy over the last couple weeks for cultural appropriation and/or cultural insensitivity. Both Refinery29 and The Huffington Post posted earlier this week with an official statement from the brand, which stated that: “The collection, including the visuals, product lineup, and naming, is inspired by art, outdoor music festivals, and the colors of the desert. The collection has absolutely no connection to nor was it inspired by the Native American cultures.”

Outdoor festivals are rife with instances of cultural appropriation in the form and manner many dress and accessorize (one of the more egregious examples is the wearing of headdresses–something some festivals have actually banned to avoid future instances of cultural appropriation). I don’t think it’s a surprise that between the pattern on the packaging, some of the shade names, promotional imagery, and a collection name with “tribe” in it that it is making some consumers at least question the inspiration/connection. I wish MAC would consider partnering with a Native designer or artist to create a collection that could truly pay homage to that person’s culture, roots, and inspiration of their craft. They have done this in the past where we have seen the collaborator’s inspiration in the forms of shade names and packaging, so it is a disappointment that they didn’t go that route here. I hope the brand will consider doing more research into their themes going forward.

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MAC Powder Blush Adobe Brick
B-
Product
7
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7
Longevity
9
Application
3.5
Total
81%
MAC Powder Blush Painted Canyon
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%

Free for Haul Friday, Volume #338

Share any beauty goodies you may have picked up in the last week or so, or maybe what’s on your way or on your wish list for next week or month. :)

  • Haul: Cle de Peau #2 Lipgloss, Cle de Peau Golden Apricot Highlighter
  • Weekend plans: Try to take advantage of the lovely weather before it gets hot, hot, and hotter in May by going for some walks :)
  • Last feel-good movie you saw?: I hope the Intern counts!

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Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Waterproof Eye Pencils for Summer 2016

Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliners
Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliners


A pro artist favorite, Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Liner’s superior, long-lasting formula will not smudge, crease, or fade until you remove it. Its innovative formula blends intense, rich color with a super-gliding texture. This versatile liner’s smooth texture effortlessly glides onto lids without skipping or tugging while delivering intense, one-swipe color that lasts all day. Perfect for creating a tight line or smudging for a shadow effect, it features shades that range from everyday neutrals to bright pastel pops.

Availability

Sephora

The Details

Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliner | $21.00 | New, Permanent

  • M-92 Matte pastel purple
  • I-90 Iridescent pop purple
  • M-80 Matte plum
  • D-62 Diamond brown
  • M-60 Matte dark brown
  • S-50 Satiny taupe
  • ME-42 Metallic bronze
  • M-40 Matte pastel yellow
  • I-36 Iridescent khaki
  • I-34 Iridescent pop green
  • M-30 Matte pastel green
  • I-32 Iridescent lagoon green
  • M-26 Matte pastel blue
  • I-24 Iridescent blue with green sparkles
  • M-22 Matte majorelle blue
  • S-20 Satiny navy blue
  • M-16 Matte white
  • M-14 Matte charcoal gray
  • D-12 Diamond black
  • M-10 Matte black

Charli XCX Festival Faves | $49.00 | VIB Rouge, Limited Edition, Online Only

Instantly create intense liner looks with Charli XCX Festival Faves 4 Waterproof Eyeliners. MAKE UP FOR EVER joined forces with pop star Charli XCX, best known for chart-topping hits, such as “Boom Clap,” “Fancy” with Iggy Azalea and “I Love It” with Icona Pop. Her bold, artistic, transformative nature and energetic stage presence exemplify the creative spirit of MAKE UP FOR EVER and the Aqua XL collection. These eye pencils feature an innovative formula with an ultra-creamy glide and waterproof, rich color for fun makeup looks that last from show to show. Includes:

  • M-10 Matte black
  • I-24 Iridescent blue with green sparkles
  • M-80 Matte plum
  • M-30 Matte pastel green

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