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Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

MAC Matte Royal Lipstick
MAC Matte Royal Lipstick

MAC Flat Out Fabulous Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright plum matte [with a Retro Matte finish].” It’s a brightened, medium-dark magenta pink with a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage that had a lightly dry, stiffer consistency, so it does pull and drag on the lips, but it wears for hours without budging. It was somewhat drying over time. This shade was previously released. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Pink Pigeon Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright cleanest pink [with a Matte finish].” It’s a brightened, fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It was less matte than a lot of the shades in the collection, though it wears down to a more matte finish within a few hours of wearing it. On me, the color lasted for five and a half hours, while the consistency was creamier and easier to apply than the Retro Mattes, so it was more comfortable to wear. It was a smidgen drying over time. This shade was previously released. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Steady Going Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “light pink matte [with a Retro Matte finish].” It’s a light-medium pink with subtle cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture was noticeably dry and firm, where the lipstick tugged at the lips a lot. It was dry enough where it was harder to apply the color evenly. It lasted for four hours and was drying. This shade was previously released. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Men Love Mystery Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “lavender violet [with a Matte finish].” It’s a medium-dark, subdued purple with a hint of warmth and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly creamy texture that applied evenly for the most part. On me, it lasted for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Matte Royal Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deep blue [with a Matte finish].” It’s a purpled blue with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had fairly opaque color coverage with a lightly creamy consistency that was slightly thinner than other shades in the Matte formula. It didn’t apply as evenly as I’d like, but it did apply better and stayed on more evenly when applied with a lip brush. It lasted for six and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. It’s a really unique shade, and there’s a brightness to it that’s really exceptional in person. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Flat Out Fabulous

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8/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

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Pink Pigeon

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8.5/10

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10/10

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9/10

Longevity

9.5/10

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5/5

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Steady Going

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6.5/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

6.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4/5

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Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

MAC Studded Kiss Lipstick
MAC Studded Kiss Lipstick

MAC Studded Kiss Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “dark oxblood red [with a Matte finish].” It’s a medium-dark, red-burgundy with a fairly matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage, but there was a smidgen of the natural lip color coming through. On me, it lasted for six hours with a bit of feathering after five hours, and it was very slightly drying. This shade has been released previously. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC D for Danger Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “brick red [with a Matte finish].” It’s a medium-dark, berry-red with cool, pink undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly as the consistency was lightly creamy without being too thick. It wore well for six hours (and definitely could have lasted longer) and left behind a strong stain after removing. I found it a touch drying overall. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “very matte vivid blue red [with a Retro Matte finish].” It’s a brightened, medium-dark red with strong, cool blue undertones and a matte finish. The texture is extremely dry and stiff, which makes it harder to apply as it really pulls at the lips. It was intensely pigmented, but it really takes a lot of effort to get it on. Once on, it lasts for hours and hours and leaves a stain behind, though it is quite drying for me. This shade has been part of the permanent range for years. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC All Fired Up Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright fuchsia matte[with a Retro Matte finish].” It’s a brightened, medium-dark fuchsia with very, very subtle blue undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color payoff that covers evenly, but it is on the drier side so it can drag. The color holds on for dear life–easily still intact after six hours of wear–but is drying. This shade was previously released. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Dangerous Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “orangey red matte[with a Retro Matte finish].” It’s a medium-dark, orange-red with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that went on evenly with slight drag but was creamier than the other Retro Mattes in this post. Again, the color wears like iron and is still going strong after six hours, but it is drying over time. This shade was previously released. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Studded Kiss

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8.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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D for Danger

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9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

10/10

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5/5

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Ruby Woo

B-

Product

7/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

6/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

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Monday, May 18th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


Is there a makeup product or look you wish you could pull off but just can’t? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI love the look of bubblegum pinks/cotton candy pinks, but I don’t find they look that good on me without a lot of effort.

Thanks to Tuss for today’s question! Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

Monday, May 18th, 2015

MAC The Matte Lip Collection for Summer 2015
MAC The Matte Lip Collection for Summer 2015

Lipstick ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Ruby Woo Very matte vivid blue red (Retro Matte)
  • All Fired Up Bright fuchsia matte (Retro Matte)
  • Flat Out Fabulous Bright plum matte (Retro Matte)
  • Dangerous Orangey red matte (Retro Matte)
  • Runway Hit Light nude matte (Retro Matte)
  • Steady Going Light pink matte (Retro Matte)
  • Matte Royal Deep blue (Matte) (New)
  • Instigator Deep blackened plum (Matte)
  • Antique Velvet Intense brown (Matte) (New)
  • Stone Muted grayish taupe brown (Matte) (New)
  • Studded Kiss Dark oxblood red (Matte)
  • Persistence Peachy cinnamon (Matte) (New)
  • Velvet Teddy Deep-tone beige (Matte)
  • Whirl Dirty rose (Matte) (New)
  • Naturally Transformed Muted golden beige (Matte) (New)
  • Kinda Sexy Neutral pinky rose (Matte)
  • Please Me Muted rose tinted pink (Matte)
  • Tropic Tonic Full power coral (Matte) (New)
  • Heroine Bright purple (Matte)
  • Men Love Mystery Lavender violet (Matte) (New)
  • D for Danger Brick red (Matte) (New)
  • Pink Pigeon Bright cleanest pink (Matte)

Availability: Online May 28th, in-stores June 11th, 2015 (North America); August 2015 (International); all permanent

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Monday, May 18th, 2015

MAC The Matte Lip Collection

Launching online on May 28th, MAC The Matte Lip Collection ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) features 22 shades of Retro Matte and Matte finish lipsticks. Over half are shades that have been previously released or are found in the permanent range, with the new shades including Tropic Tonic (which I don’t have), D for Danger, Men Love Mystery, Matte Royal, Antique Velvet, Stone, Whirl, Persistence, and Naturally Transformed. I’m still awaiting the full press release and will post full launch information and descriptions as soon as I receive. Here’s a sneak peek of 21 of the 22 shades…

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Monday, May 18th, 2015

Rant & Rave

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about YSL!

my answer: I’ve noticed them repeating in seasonal collections by taking a permanent eyeshadow palette and putting a new cover on it, and I have found it difficult to 100% tell online and only discover it when I open it in person. I like a lot of YSL’s products, but there are some misses–primarily anything that’s powder and supposed to be intensely pigmented.