MAC Playland Lipglasses

The MAC Playland Collection includes five new and limited edition shades of MAC LipglassApril 10th April 15th (MAC corporate confirmed as of 4/10 8:26AM PST) and in-stores and at counter on April 17th.

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MAC Lipglass -- Bright Side, Lots of Laughs, Live It Up, Carousel, Pure Silliness
MAC Lipglass Bright Side
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
76%
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NARS Angelika, Priscilla, Easy Lover, Turkish Delight, Tasmania Lipglosses

Angelika is described as a “cotton candy pink with gold particles.” It’s a cool-toned, light-medium pink with blue undertones and subtle gold sparkle. It had semi-sheer color coverage, but it did not apply evenly and tended to settle into lip lines. It lasted for four hours, which is about average for me. MAC Fearless (LE, $20.00) is less glossy, darker. Milani Pink Lady (07) (P, $5.49) is slightly darker, less cool-toned. L’Oreal Florid Pink (LE, $7.99) is less glossy. NARS Coeur Sucre (P, $26.00) is slightly lighter, more pigmented. MAC Silly (LE, $15.00) is less blue-based, darker. MAC Pink Nouveau (LE, $15.00) is more pigmented, less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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NARS Lipgloss – Supervixen, Istria, Angelika, Priscilla, Easy Lover, Turkish Delight
NARS Lip Gloss Angelika
C+
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
79%
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NARS Belize, Stolen Kisses, Risky Business, Supervixen, Istria Lipglosses

Belize is described as a “pink mauve with flecks of gold.” It’s a medium, muted rosy pink with a light dusting of gold sparkle and warm undertones. It had mostly opaque color coverage (you can barely make out my lip freckle), but there was enough translucency that if you have really pigmented lips, the shade might look somewhat different on your lips. This shade wore well for four hours on me. Urban Decay Flushed (P, $19.00) is less glossy, less shimmery. Maybelline Caramel Infused (065) (P, $8.99) is less shimmery. MAC Floating Lotus (LE, $20.00) is less pigmented, more muted. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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NARS Lipgloss – Sweet Dreams, Belize, Stolen Kisses, Risky Business, Supervixen, Istria
NARS Lip Gloss Belize
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%
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NARS Triple X, Striptease, Greek Fantasy, Giza, Sweet Dreams Lipglosses

NARS Lipgloss ($26.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) has been reformulated, and the new formulation will launch on April 15th with 30 permanent shades–seven are new and permanent, 23 are shades that were available in the previous formula. NARS says the new formula is supposed to have “longer, more comfortable wear,” while being hydrating and smoothing with a “silky texture.” In regards to pigmentation, it sounds like a variety: “for a full range of effects, from sheer shine to bold luster.” Several shades have descriptions that include “sheer,” so I’m really trying to glean from the descriptions the intended opacity, but I warn you now that some of the ones described as “sheer” aren’t really sheer, some that don’t have “sheer” as part of the description are sheer.

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NARS Lipgloss – Triple X, Striptease, Greek Holiday, Giza, Sweet Dreams
NARS Lip Gloss Triple X
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
88%
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NARS Lost Coast Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Lost Coast Eyeshadow Duo ($34.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo for summer. It’s an interesting mix of shades, but they do work together. One of my favorite aspects to trying out a NARS duo is seeing how the two work together, because you can discover combinations you never thought about before. I was less enamored with this duo as I was Tropical Princess, as the texture was more powdery in both shades here. The left side wasn’t as powdery as the right side, and the left side still applied more smoothly, evenly, and had better color payoff than the right side. I found the right side to be powdery, a little chalky, and a shade that really needs a base underneath to help it hold. The left side lasted for almost eight hours, while the right side was noticeably faded after six hours.

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NARS Lost Coast Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Duo Eyeshadow Lost Coast
B-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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MAC Berry Bold, Hopelessly Devoted, Pleasant Patentpolish Lip Pencil

Here are the next three shades from the new MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) range that I’ve finished testing! You can check out part one for an overview of the formula (and in-depth reviews of Go for Girlie, Innocent, Revved Up) and part two (Fearless, Kittenish, Patentpink). To summarize: the formula is lightly hydrating, short-wearing (two to three hours), moderately tacky, and have light to moderate shine. The color coverage varies from semi-sheer to semi-opaque. I’ve also had some issues with even application with some shades.

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MAC Berry Bold Patentpolish Lip Pencil
MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil Berry Bold
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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