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Round-up: MAC Sharon Osbourne Collection Overview & Thoughts

MAC Sharon Osbourne Collection
MAC Sharon Osbourne Collection

Launches June 2nd online on MAC’s website, June 12th at stores and counters. It will also be available at:  Nordstrom, Macy’sBloomingdale’s, Dillard’s (no exact date or time given for online releases at other retailers).

The MAC x Sharon Osbourne Collection also has you covered whether you long for lips, cheeks, or eyes.  The Duchess eyeshadow quad in this set performed better than in Kelly’s collection, though the Patentpolish Lip Pencils are a miss for me in general–it is a weaker overall formula as it’s not particularly hydrating and wears two hours or so.  The lighter shades apply unevenly, but the two newer shades applied better, so at least there was that.

BEST PERFORMING: Peaches & Cream (A-)
WORST PERFORMING: Innocent (C-), Patentpink (C)
MOST UNIQUE: Bijou (B+)
PERSONAL RECOMMENDATIONS: Peaches & Cream (A-)

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MAC Cranberry Lip Pencil

MAC Cranberry Lip Pencil
MAC Cranberry Lip Pencil

MAC Cranberry Lip Pencil ($16.50 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “soft yellow pink.” It’s a medium-dark, warm-toned pink with a matte finish. Urban Decay Rush (P, $19.00) is more muted. Urban Decay Manic (P, $19.00) is a touch lighter, warmer. MAC In Anticipation (P, $19.50) is pinker. MAC Pink Treat (P, $15.00) is slightly darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It had really good color payoff in a single pass, and it applied evenly to the lips–a lot of lip pencils do not look as even on their own as Cranberry does. It has a totally matte finish, so it gives lips a slightly drier look, but the pencil itself didn’t feel too clingy or drying. It’s not a particularly comfortable formula to wear by itself, but it is helps prolong the wear when worn underneath a shorter-wearing lipstick that is more hydrating. On its own, it wears six hours and is somewhat drying. I believe this shade was once permanent but then discontinued, and now it is set to be re-released with MAC x Sharon Osbourne.

MAC Lip Pencil Cranberry
Cranberry
Cranberry
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

MAC Bountiful Brown Powerpoint Eye Pencil

MAC Bountiful Brown Powerpoint Eye Pencil
MAC Bountiful Brown Powerpoint Eye Pencil

MAC Bountiful Brown Powerpoint Eye Pencil ($16.50 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “brown rinsed with bronze.” It’s a medium brown with gold shimmer and warm undertones. Sephora Collection Cookie Crunch (P, $9.00) is yellower-toned. Buxom Come Over (P, $17.00) is darker. Urban Decay Smog (P, $19.00) is similar. Urban Decay Scorch (P, $19.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

In a single stroke, it had mostly opaque color coverage.  The consistency was lightly waxy, so it glided easily across the lash line without tugging or pulling at the skin.  It has faint sparkle and a lightly pearled sheen that works well to add depth to the lash line while brightening.  The color wore well for eight hours before it started to gradually thin, but it didn’t smudge or migrate.  It is part of the permanent range, so it can be bought now or later, and you’ll save $1.50 by buying it in standard black packaging instead.

MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil Bountiful Brown
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Round-up: MAC Kelly Osbourne Collection Overview & Thoughts

MAC Kelly Osbourne Collection
MAC Kelly Osbourne Collection

Launches June 2nd online on MAC’s website, June 12th at stores and counters. It will also be available at:  Nordstrom, Macy’sBloomingdale’s, Dillard’s (no exact date or time given for online releases at other retailers).

The MAC x Kelly Osbourne Collection has a few products for eyes, lips, and cheeks, so everything is covered within the collection.  It was a so-so collection with a mix of decent to good products but some products are more dupable than others. Though I really liked the way Kelly Yum-Yum feels on the lips, it is also a color that has been done quite often.  Cheeky Bugger will be nice for fairer complexions.

BEST PERFORMING: Kelly Yum-Yum (A), Cheeky Bugger (A-), Strip Poker (A-)
WORST PERFORMING: Jolly Good (C-)
MOST UNIQUE: Dodgy Girl (B+), Riot House (B)
PERSONAL RECOMMENDATIONS: Kelly Yum-Yum (A)

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MAC Morning Mister Magpie Brow Duo

MAC Morning Mister Magpie Brow Duo
MAC Morning Mister Magpie Brow Duo

MAC Morning Mister Magpie Brow Duo ($22.00 for 0.10 oz.) includes two shades of eyeshadow in a lavender-hued compact. Both shades are part of the permanent range, and they’re marketed here for brows, but they’re really just regular, powder eyeshadow. You could just as easily use these as eyeshadows as you could for filling in brows. Each shade is available in pan form for $10 each, so you could purchase them separately if desired. The advantage would be the ability to move them to different palettes/compacts as you please, as these two shades are glued in. I regularly use Brun as a brow shade, though for the past few days, I have used Soba and Brun mixed together just to try. Soba has shimmer, so it’s not my personal go-to finish for brows–I think it’s a great shade, just more as an eyeshadow, though.

Soba is described as a “soft taupe [with a Satin finish].” It’s a medium-dark, golden brown with warm, yellow undertones and a soft shimmer. The texture is very soft and finely-milled, but it is on the powdery side, so I noticed a fair amount of powder fall out when I used it as a brow shade, though it has good color payoff. Sleek MakeUP Entwined (P, $9.99) is cooler-toned. MAC Butterfudge (P, $15.00) is more shimmery. MAC Brownluxe #2 (P) is similar. MAC Double Feature #4 #2 (LE, $15.00) is darker, yellower. Burberry Pale Nude #1 (P) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Brun is described as a “dark brown [with a Satin finish].” It’s a dark brown with almost cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It’s a more buildable shade, but it doesn’t have rich, intense pigmentation right out of the gate. The texture is a little stiff and mostly blendable, but it takes a little more work to blend it than ideal, particularly for such a dark shade. Kat Von D Shadow Box (P) is similar. Tarte Dream in Chocolate (LE) is darker. Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #8 (LE, $16.00) is darker. Laura Mercier Espresso (LE, $23.00) is similar. Tom Ford Beauty She Wolf #1 (LE) is cooler-toned. bareMinerals Boardroom (LE) is darker, cooler-toned. NARS Coconut Grove (P, $24.00) is darker. MAC Dance in the Dark (P, $15.00) is darker. bareMinerals Foreshadow (P) is slightly darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Brow Duo Morning Mister Magpie
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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MAC Refresh Mineralize Skinfinish Duo

MAC Refresh Mineralize Skinfinish Duo
MAC Refresh Mineralize Skinfinish Duo

MAC Refresh Mineralize Skinfinish Duo ($33.00 for 0.32 oz.) contains two shades, which are most easily considered a bronzer and highlighter. This set of shades was less powdery than Jolly Good, but it was still slightly powdery and didn’t wear quite as long as the average cheek colors do.

Bronzer is described as a “light summer peach tan.” It’s a medium, yellowed brown with warm, orange-yellow undertones and a satiny sheen. It had fairly good color payoff, and it wasn’t too powdery, so most of the color stayed on the skin as applied, rather than disappearing when you went to blend it. The color lasted for six and a half hours before fading. MAC Delphic (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Divergent Intelligent Bronze (LE) is yellower. MAC Love, Rihanna (LE, $25.00) is more matte. MAC Hibiscus Kiss Bronzer (LE, $25.00) is darker. Burberry Copper Glow (P, $48.00) is darker, more matte. Dior Pink Glow Bronzer (LE) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Highlighter is described as a “golden pink.” It’s a champagne-peach with warm undertones with a frosted sheen. It had good color payoff, was slightly powdery, but it adhered fairly well. It does emphasize pores and any imperfections on the skin. The highlighter lasted for six hours on me before starting to look faded and patchy. Sephora + Pantone Universe Spanish Villa (LE) is lighter, cooler-toned. IT Cosmetics Hello Light (P, $24.00) is lighter. MAC Fairly Precious (LE, $30.00) is more orange. MAC Sparkling Rose (LE) is lighter. Urban Decay Glint (LE) is less warm-toned. Urban Decay Naked Flushed Highlighter (P) is less orange/peach. MAC Soft & Gentle (P, $30.00) is very similar, slightly more beige. Le Metier de Beaute Whisper (P, $30.00) is less orange. bareMinerals The Love Affair (LE, $26.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Duo Refresh
Refresh
Refresh
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
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Bronzer

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