MAC Retro Matte Pro Longwear Lip Pencils

The MAC Retro Matte Collection also includes eight shades of Pro Longwear Lip Pencils ($19.50 for 0.04 oz.), and five the shades (all featured in this post) are new. The collection will launch online the week of September 3rd and in-stores on September 12th (North America), and September 2013 for international locations. There is some uncertainty whether all shades are permanent or only some; the answer I received from MAC’s PR was some, which is what I’ve gone with, but the nearest counter/store are both saying all are permanent.

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MAC Retro Matte Pro Longwear Lip Pencils
MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Dynamo
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Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
90%
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MAC Retro Matte Lipsticks (Part 2)

Here are the remaining three new shades from the MAC Retro Matte Collection, which will launch online the week of September 3rd and in-stores on September 12th (North America), and September 2013 for international locations.

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MAC Retro Matte Lipsticks
MAC Lipstick Relentlessly Red
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Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
90%
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MAC x Antonio Lopez 3 Lips/Red Palette

MAC x Antonio Lopez 3 Lips/Red Palette ($27.50 for 0.13 oz.) contains three shades of lipstick with a red theme. Two of the shades are repromotes, and one is part of the permanent range.   The palette contains slightly more than an individual lipstick, which is 0.10 oz., so it’s not a value-packed palette, but you may like that you can get three shades for the price point (and individually, not that they’re sold that way, you couldn’t get two for this price). It will also depend on whether you’re a fan of lip palettes or not. The palette contains an itty, bitty lip brush and mirror.

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MAC x Antonio Lopez 3 Lips/Red Palette
MAC Lip Palette Antonio Lopez 3 Lips/Red
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
91%
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NARS Iskandar, Mesopotamia, Snake Eyes Eye Paints

NARS Eye Paints ($25.00 for 0.08 oz.) is supposed to be a long-wearing, highly-pigmented gel formula that can be used as an eyeshadow or eyeliner. The consistency is very creamy, and just about every single shade I tried was incredibly pigmented. These dry down very, very quickly, so you have to work fast, and they take some work to blend with each other as a result. Using one or two isn’t so bad, but add a third into the mix, and it can be troublesome. The edges need to be blended almost immediately, or else layered with a similar-colored eyeshadow to help diffuse the drier edge. Yesterday, I wore these primarily as eyeshadows (but also two as eyeliner on the lower lash line) over bare lids. I experienced very slight creasing after seven hours of wear as well as some slight fading, which worsened and was noticeable after eight and a half hours of wear. As an eyeliner, they lasted better and did not fade or migrate over a nine hour period.

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NARS Iskandar Eye Paint
NARS Eye Paint Iskandar
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
93%
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YSL Gris Underground (38) & Beige Gallerie (39) La Laque Coutures

YSL Gris Underground (38) La Laque Couture ($25.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) is described as a “cloud of grey.” It’s gray, blue, lavender; a muted, grayed cornflower blue to me. Very cloudy, very fall. It was opaque in two coats, and the consistency was just slightly on the thicker side, so the drying time seemed longer than average.  It applied fairly easily, particularly because it has a wider brush that enables better coverage in a single stroke so it minimizes unevenness. The formula isn’t forgiving if the prior coat is only partially dry, so make sure to allow enough time between coats for drying.  Essie Rock the Boat is lighter, slightly less gray. NARS Galathee is much grayer. See comparison swatches.

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YSL Gris Underground (38) La Laque Couture

MAC Indulge Collection Lipglasses

MAC’s Indulge Collection (online at MAC now, online elsewhere and in-stores on August 22nd for North America locations) features five Lipglass shades in various colors and finishes. Lipglass is tacky, thick, and can vary from sheer to opaque. I typically get between three and five hours of wear with the formula, depending on the color and finish. I’ve only had a chance to try two of these for wear, so I’ll update with the remaining three tomorrow or the next day.

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MAC Indulge Lipglasses
MAC Lipglass Fashion Punch
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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