MAC Indulge Lipsticks

MAC’s Indulge Collection (online at MAC now, online elsewhere and in-stores on August 22nd for North America locations) features five lipstick shades in various colors and finishes. The only shade I’ve haven’t worn to test is Just a Bite, as it is very much your standard red lipstick from MAC (which isn’t a bad thing), so I expect it to wear well and long, but will test it in full tomorrow.

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MAC Indulge Lipsticks
MAC Lipstick By Design
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
82%
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MAC Beluga, Divine Decadence, Gilty Morsel, Palace Pedigreed Eyeshadows

MAC’s Indulge Collection (online now, in-stores on August 22nd for North America locations) features eight eyeshadows. Beluga was the hardest to apply and use, as it was stiff and harder to blend around the edges, while Gilty Morsel has sparkle that doesn’t really bind with the base color, so there is fall out during application, and even though I’ve only been wearing the eyeshadows for around five hours (so far), there is noticeable (currently minor, though) fall out from it. I’ll update this post with actual wear times after I’ve finished wearing them later today, so the longevity ratings are based on my average experience with MAC’s eyeshadows (with wear in relation to finish, color, and quality). I’m four hours in, so far so good. :)

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MAC Beluga Eyeshadow
MAC Eyeshadow Beluga
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
80%
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MAC Magnificent Feast & Sinfully Sweet Nail Lacquers (Indulge Collection)

MAC Magnificent Feast Nail Lacquer ($16.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) is described as a “sparkling true gold.” It’s a medium-dark, brown-tinged gold with large gold and coppery gold sparkles. It has a high-shine, metallic finish. It applied as mostly opaque in two coats, and the drying time was faster than average. The consistency was on the thinner side but not watery. Zoya Kerry is yellower. OCC Cruising is lighter. Dior Diorling is sheerer. ORLY Flare is darker, slightly yellower. See comparison swatches.

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MAC Magnificent Feast Nail Lacquer
MAC Nail Lacquer Magnificent Feast
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
90%
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Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation & Remedy Concealer Pen

Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation ($48.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a gel-based formula that is “anti-aging, long-wearing” and “awakens your skin to its ideal radiance and clarity.” The coverage is supposed to be buildable from natural to full coverage, and it is supposed to have “supreme hydration.”

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Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation
Marc Jacobs Beauty   Remedy Concealer Pen
B-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
82%

Giorgio Armani Scarabeo Face & Eye Palette

Giorgio Armani Scarabeo Face & Eye Palette ($88.00 for 0.44 oz.) is a new and limited edition palette for fall. Overall, I found the pigmentation of this palette to vary from decent to good, but the texture was on the dry side (except for the blush, which had a very lovely consistency) and somewhat powdery. The colors didn’t blend as easily on the lid as other Giorgio Armani eyeshadows have for me (many of them blend effortlessly). If you have drier eyelids, I would definitely stay away from this palette. When I wore the three eyeshadows, they looked noticeably faded after seven hours, and they had almost disappeared by ten hours (no primer); with a primer, they lasted slightly longer until eight and a half hours before starting to fade. The blush lasted well for eight hours and showed slight signs of fading after nine hours. It’s not a terrible palette–it’s decent, but at $88, it should be much better than that.

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Giorgio Armani Scarabeo Face & Eye Palette
Giorgio Armani Face & Eye Palette Scarabeo
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
81%
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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Dekadent & Mein Herr Lip Tar Stained Gloss

OCC Dekadent Lip Tar Stained Gloss ($18.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “translucent crushed blueberry.” It’s a pink-tinged violet–much like what you’d see if you did in fact crush blueberries. On my lips, this translated to a cool-toned, medium-dark pink color with a subtly glossy finish. It has a thinner texture than the average gloss, but it’s not too thin. It’s non-sticky and a little gel-like on. This shade wore for well for four hours, but it didn’t have any real, long-lasting stain. Unlike other shades in the Lip Tar Stained Gloss range, this one is very sheer (just as described), so depending on what you’re looking for, this may be more or less your style than the rest of the range. This type of sheerness always seems to leave my lips looking somewhat splotchy and uneven. Revlon Sugar Violet is sheerer. Bobbi Brown Electric Violet has shimmer. See comparison swatches.

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OCC Dekadent Lip Tar Stained Gloss
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Stained Gloss Dekadent
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
88%
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