MAC No Interruptions, Soft Hint, Designer Blue Lipsticks

MAC Lipstick

MAC No Interruptions Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light-medium, yellow gold with a metallic shimmer-sheen finish. It performed more like a Lustre than a Frost–it was sheer, though it packed plenty of shimmer on the lips and lasted a mere two hours on me. It was neither drying nor hydrating, which given the rest, is really a positive point. I think it is absolutely workable on its own, as it just adds a more frosted finish to your natural lip color, but it would also work layered over other lip products. MAC Liquid Lurex (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Spoiled Fabulous (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Tanarama (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rory (LE, $35.00) is lighter, more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Yellow It-stick (603) (LE, $37.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Playland (LE, $17.00) is more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Soft Hint Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light-medium, bluish-green with a metallic shimmer. It is almost more of a duochrome, layering kind of color, as it shifts from a warmer green to a cooler, more aqua-leaning blue. It had chunkier shimmer that would sometimes cling to itself, which created larger chunks on the lips that could be felt if I pressed my lips together. It applied evenly for the most part, though it was semi-sheer at best. It lasted for three hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. (Unfortunately, MAC did not indicate this was a sheer shade.) Bite Beauty Opal (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Designer Blue Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark navy blue with cool undertones and a frosted finish. It appeared lighter and warmer swatched, but it seemed to darken slightly after it was applied. It had semi-opaque color coverage that did not apply evenly; it was patchy and streaky, so this is a shade that needs a lip primer or lip liner underneath it to have a decent result. The color lasted for four and a half hours, was neither drying nor hydrating, and left a purplish stain behind. Anastasia Paint (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (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 No Interruptions
D+
Product
6
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
4.5
Total
69%
MAC Lipstick Soft Hint
D+
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
69%
MAC Lipstick Designer Blue
C+
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
9
Application
3
Total
78%

Bite Beauty Mascarpone Multistick

Bite Beauty Mascarpone Multistick

Bite Beauty Mascarpone Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium, rosy plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. Bite Beauty Biscotti (P, $24.00) is cooler (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 consistency felt lightly creamy–enough that it didn’t drag or skip on the skin and was easy to get color onto a brush or fingertip–but not too slippery or wet. I did not find it dried down on my cheeks or eyes at any point, but it became more matte on the lips after a few hours of wear. The Multistick is such an interesting product because it’s pigmented but buildable, all dependent on the type of application; anything with fingertips or brushes is more buildable while applying directly from the tube yields intense coverage.

On cheeks, the color went on nicely, blended and spread well across the skin and left behind a natural sheen that didn’t move around but wasn’t transfer-proof. I had no trouble working with it on bare skin or over liquid foundation. The color lasted for over ten hours on me, which is impressive for any cheek color but more so for one that never even set!

As a lip product, it applied with rich, opaque coverage when applied directly from the tube, and it resulted in a thicker consistency that seemed to help fill in lip lines and gave a smoother finish overall. If applied with a lip brush, coverage is more buildable and felt thinner on. This shade wore well for five and a half hours on my lips and was neither drying nor hydrating. Finally, as an eye product, I had noticeable creasing after ten minutes. I just couldn’t get it to last on its own; if I set with powder, it had better longevity at four hours.

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Bite Beauty Multistick Mascarpone
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
91%

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Sneak Peek: Urban Decay Moondust Liquid Eyeshadows Photos & Swatches

Urban Decay Moondust Liquid Eyeshadows
Urban Decay Moondust Liquid Eyeshadows

Urban Decay Moondust Liquid Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) are a new, permanent liquid eyeshadow available in eight shades. I bought them at Sephora, and they appear to be in-stores but actually part of the brand’s holiday assortment (holiday in August, sigh!). They’re supposed to have “microfine” sparkle that is buildable.

Urban Decay Moondust Liquid Eyeshadow

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Week in Review | August 13th through August 19th

Here’s a look at the top 10 products reviewed in the last week, plus a summary of how many products and brands were reviewed and a break out of ratings! 🙂

What’s been in your rotation the most this week? What caught your eye?

01

NARS Mona

Permanent. $32.00/0.14 oz.

NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark brick red with warm undertones and a creamy finish.

A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%
A+

02. NARS Shirley

NARS Shirley Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep red with subtle, warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. Read full review.

A

03. NARS Kate

NARS Kate Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium purple with warm, pink undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. Read full review.

A

04. NARS Stefania

NARS Stefania Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep, magenta fuchsia with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

05. Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501)

Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark ruby red with cool, blue undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

A

06. Cover FX Sunset

Cover FX Sunset Custom Enhancer Drops ($42.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a natural finish.. Read full review.

A

07. Shiseido Liaison (RD306)

Shiseido Liaison (RD306) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark coral-red with warm undertones and a soft, lightly shimmery sheen. Read full review.

A

08. Urban Decay Street

Urban Decay Street 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07) is a deep, blackened teal with a satin sheen. Read full review.

A

09. Urban Decay Space Cowboy

Urban Decay Space Cowboy 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07) is a medium gold with warm undertones and a sparkly sheen. Read full review.

A

10. Urban Decay Demolition

Urban Decay Demolition 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07) is a rich, deep brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. Read full review.

Breakdown |
Aug 13, 2016 — Aug 19, 2016

89%

Average Score
A
26
B
21
C
7
D
0
F
0

Total Reviews (54) — Brands Reviewed (12)