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Thursday, November 13th, 2014

MAC Terre Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Terre Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Terre Eyeshadow Duo ($40.00 for 0.06 oz.) consists of a beige and brown, both with warmer undertones. They work well together, and both shades had good color payoff, soft textures, and wore for eight and a half hours before fading. I really liked the duo from a quality standpoint, and the packaging is very similar to the bronzer/blush–metal compact that feels substantial in the hand. I was disappointed to see that the compact contains a mere 0.06 oz. total, when a full-sized MAC eyeshadow is 0.05 oz. It’s a nice duo (though dupable for sure), but I wish it had at least the equivalent of two full-sized eyeshadows in it (the pans don’t seem that small!).

Terre (Left) is described as a “shimmering neutral beige [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a light, golden beige with a frosted finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, silky consistency that was easy to blend and apply to the skin. Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $18.00) is very similar. Stila Kitten (P) is lighter. Chanel Tisse Vendome #2 (P) is lighter. Divergent Humble Sheen (LE) is similar. NARS All About Eve #1 (P, $24.00) is less shimmery. MAC Sweet Eyes (LE, $15.00) is lighter. MAC Pure Flash (LE, $21.00) is a cream product. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Terre (Right) is described as a “mid-tone warm brown [with a Satin finish].” It’s a medium-dark brown with a satin finish and warm, yellow undertones. It had fantastic color payoff, while the texture was soft, blendable, and easy to use. Tarte Fresh Brewed Coffee (LE) is darker. Make Up For Ever S632 Hazelnut (P, $21.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever S610 Almond (P, $21.00) is rosier. Make Up For Ever I634 Praline (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. MAC Plum Ember (LE, $15.00) is redder. LORAC Untamed (P) is darker. Dior Atlantique #5 (LE) is similar. Makeup Geek Hipster (P, $5.99) is less warm-toned. Too Faced Hazelnut (P, $16.00) is more shimmery. MAC Lie Low (P, $21.00) is darker. MAC Texture (P, $15.00) is darker. MAC Mulch (P, $15.00) is more shimmery. Burberry Pale Nude #1 (P, $29.00) is a smidgen lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Terre

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Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9/10

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5/5

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Terre (Right)

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9.5/10

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10/10

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9.5/10

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Thursday, November 13th, 2014

MAC x Kinky Boots Collection
MAC x Kinky Boots Collection

M∙A∙C is proud to celebrate the Tony Award-winning Kinky Boots with kinky red hues of Lipstick and Lipglass. Inspired by those who stand up for who and what they are, these shades make a one-of-a-kind statement.

Lipglass ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Kinky Sheer red with multidimensional glitter (Frost)

Lipstick ($16.00 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Kinky Vivid neutral red (Matte)

Availability: Now online, November 20th at Times Square, January 2015 (International)

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Thursday, November 13th, 2014

MAC Technakohl Liner Expansion (2014)
MAC Technakohl Liner Expansion (2014)

Audacious new shades of Technakohl Liner are the jewels of the season, delivering vivid colour in a collection of modern metals, pearly pigments, striking neons and bold tones perfect for a new take on the smoky eye. The liner’s enduring formula features a unique combination of plant-derived waxes, providing a soft, comfortable feel, while staying smudge-resistant for up to eight hours. Whatever your style, get ready to line it up.

Technakohl Liner ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Snowed In Light peach off-white
  • Sterling Silver Silver
  • Risque Pale beige
  • Bare Asset Medium beige
  • Twinked Yellow gold with sparkles
  • Brass Band Copper bronze metal
  • $$$ Mid-tone gold bronze
  • Alpha-Grey Metal grey
  • Counterfeit Silver grey
  • Funfare Bright true pink
  • Sourpuss Acid green
  • Skyscape Metallic deep sky blue
  • Vent Metallic lime
  • Whirlpool Dark deep blue
  • Take the Plunge Deep ocean blue
  • Cast Iron Elephant grey
  • Bishop Blue Blue-purple
  • Image Conscious Purple
  • Cool Jazz Navy blue
  • Plank Deep bronze brown
  • Broque Deep brown
  • Army Style Military deep green
  • Clay Deep grey
  • Raisinette Brown-purple
  • Steelpoint Deep smoky metallic grey
  • Metalhead Greyish metal blue
  • Superfly Soft black

Availability: November 28th, 2014 at Macy’s only; December 11th, 2014 at all MAC locations (North America); December 2014 (International)

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Thursday, November 13th, 2014

MAC x Black Friday
MAC x Black Friday

This Black Friday, M∙A∙C offers an exclusive online-only edition of Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow. The Smoky Black Friday palette features a new trio of complementary noir shades that blend beautifully for infinite nighttime looks. This is Eye Shadow innovation like you’ve never seen before:
the pure power of pigment in a creamy, lightweight hybrid. Applies wet for a super saturation of colour with metallic brilliance, or dry for sheer coverage with a soft finish.

Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Trio ($25.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Smoky Black Friday Silver, gray, black

Availability: November 28th (North America only), exclusively online

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

MAC Ultramarine Pink Lipstick
MAC Ultramarine Pink Lipstick

MAC Ultramarine Pink Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone dirty violet [with a Satin finish].” It’s a brightened, medium-dark berry-magenta with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. Bite Beauty Framboise (P, $24.00) is brighter. MAC Catharina (P, $23.00) is similar. Urban Decay Ladyflower (LE, $22.00) is lighter. Fyrinnae Sexy Nerd (P, $7.00) is very shimmery. NARS Fanny (P, $32.00) is darker. Illamasqua Glissade (P, $26.00)is lighter, brighter. MAC Flat Out Fabulous (P, $16.00) is more matte. Givenchy Croisiere Fuchsia (309) (LE, $36.00) is lighter. NARS Yu (P, $25.00) is lighter, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It had mostly opaque color coverage that went on evenly, while the consistency was lightly creamy and didn’t drag or tug at the lips. It felt a little thinner and clingier overall compared to other Satins. This hugged enough that it felt drying after three hours of wear, though the color lasted for six in total, plus a residual stain that wouldn’t quit. The packaging has a little more heft than the Lipglass did, but there is still a really glaring, plastic component on the interior. I think for the extra $15, it they had done a filigree cage over a gold cap, maybe it would give it that extra oomph for the price increase.

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Ultramarine Pink

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8.5/10

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10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

10/10

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5/5

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Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Guerlain Cygne Blanc (11) Ecrin 2 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Cygne Blanc (11) Ecrin 2 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Cygne Blanc (11) Ecrin 2 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.14 oz.) includes a light warm pink paired with a warm, metallic white. Neither shade was great; they weren’t total misses, but they should be more pigmented and smoother in consistency. They apply and look better on the lid in practice than merely swatched, which is always nice, but they’re still a little disappointing.

Cygne Blanc #1 is described as a “silvery ballerina pink.” It s a light pink with warm, yellow undertones and white shimmer. It had so-so color payoff with a soft, silky, but slightly powdery, consistency. On me, the color wore well for almost eight hours before fading. LORAC Blush (LE) is similar. Too Faced Kindness is Free (LE, $16.00) is darker. Ulta Pink (P, $10.00) is lighter. MAC Sweet Allure (P, $15.00) is similar. Too Faced Taffy (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Minor Sin (LE, $18.00) is similar. MAC Cheryl Chic (LE, $15.00) is darker. MAC Sensibility (LE, $15.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Cygne Blanc #2 is described as a “frosted white.” It s a brightened white with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was very soft and dense, but it didn’t go on quite as smoothly as I expected. It will blend and even out, but the texture made it seem like it was going to be perfection. It wore well for eight hours before creasing slightly. Make Up For Ever ME122 Snow (P, $21.00) is similar. Make Up For Ever D200 Crystalline Mauve Turquoise (P, $21.00) is cooler-toned. Make Up For Ever D124 Crystalline White (P, $21.00) is cooler-toned. theBalm #11 (P, $6.50) is similar. Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #1 (P) is cooler-toned. theBalm Envious Erin (P, $16.00) is warmer. MAC White (P, $21.00) is less metallic. Inglot #453 (P, $6.00) is cooler-toned, brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Cygne Blanc (11)

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Product

7.5/10

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8/10

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8/10

Longevity

8/10

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Longevity

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Cygne Blanc #2

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8/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

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