MAC Give Me Fire, Strike While Haute, Red Alert Eyeshadows

MAC Give Me Fire Eyeshadow ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “soft pink champagne with pearl [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a light-medium, beige-brown with warm undertones and a golden sparkle. It had semi-opaque color coverage with loose sparkle that tended to drop underneath the lid when initially applied. The texture was thin but not dry. It wore well for eight hours on me. MAC Terre (Left) (LE) is lighter, more shimmery. MAC Sweet Sovereign (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery. Chanel Envol (847) (LE, $36.00) is a cream product. Hello Kitty Apple Pie (LE) is lighter. Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $18.00) is similar. bareMinerals Future (P) is pinker. Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $21.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Honey Bunny (400) (P, $28.00) is a cream product. Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #1 (P) is lighter, pinker, more shimmery. Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. NARS Nepal (P, $24.00) is very similar. MAC Naked Lunch (P, $15.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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MAC Give Me Fire Eyeshadow
MAC Eyeshadow Give Me Fire
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
84%
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Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows (Part 3)

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) are supposed to be a cream and powder hybrid that “does not require primer” and “does not crease, flake, or smudge” with “intense pigmentation.” Two of the four shades reviewed here were a less foolproof to use; the consistency wasn’t as smooth, and the color payoff didn’t transfer as well from brush to lid to get the intensity applied as seen in the pan. The shades wore seven to seven and a half hours on me, and they definitely crease (rather than fade), so that’s a bit of a bummer–I would definitely use primer with these. As I’ve mentioned in the previous two reviews, these are more like powder eyeshadows, so color will transfer/smudge/blend if you touch it, even hours later–they don’t set like a cream eyeshadow, they act just like powders in that respect.

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Makeup Geek Houdini Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow Magic Act
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
90%
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Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows (Part 2)

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) are supposed to be a cream and powder hybrid that “does not require primer” and “does not crease, flake, or smudge” with “intense pigmentation.” On the whole, these three were good with two shades having excellent pigmentation and one have good (but not great) payoff. The wear was still hovering around the seven-hour mark, so I’d recommend still using a primer underneath these to prolong the wear. They act primarily like powder eyeshadows, and in that respect, you’ll get the color to transfer if you pressed your fingertip to your lid, and if you wiped (even lightly), you’ll see the color move slightly, so I wouldn’t call them smudge-proof. I liked these a lot for their richness and intensity, though I wish they lasted longer.

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Makeup Geek Caitlin Rose Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow Caitlin Rose
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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MAC Bare Asset, Risque, Snowed In, Army Style, Sourpuss Technakohl Liners

MAC Technakohl Liners ($16.00 for 0.012 oz.) are supposed to have a “soft and creamy” formula with “intense, rich colour deposit” while being long-wearing (specified as eight hours) and smudge-proof. The lighter beige shades actually performed a lot better than the ones I reviewed previously, so those might be worth considering if you prefer a mechanical eyeliner. The two green-hued shades were a miss for me, though, due to their stiffer consistencies, shorter wear times, and color payoff (or lack thereof).

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MAC Technakohl Liners
MAC Technakohl Liner Bare Asset
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
90%
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Giorgio Armani #08, 14, 15 Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadows

Giorgio Armani #08 Gun Metal Eyes to Kill Solo ($32.00 for 0.061 oz.) is a dark taupe brown with cool undertones and a satin finish. It looked a lot more shimmery in the pan than it did when it swatched! The consistency was silky but powdery, so it didn’t apply as evenly or with as much intensity as desired. I don’t notice the shortcomings as much when I applied it into the crease with a fluffier brush, but for lid application, it is more noticeable. This shade started to fade after eight hours of wear. Anastasia Deep Brown (LE) is darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #6 (LE) is more shimmery. MAC Persuade (LE, $15.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Defy (LE, $18.00) is grayer. Burberry Graphite (No. 28) (P, $29.00) is darker, grayer. Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #4 (P) is warmer. Make Up For Ever M620 Gray Brown (P, $21.00) is similar. bareMinerals Tide Pool (LE) is lighter. Too Faced Dolly (P, $16.00) is similar. Ulta Mink (P, $10.00) is similar. Chanel Mystere #4 (LE) is similar. MAC Najm el Lail (LE, $15.00) is warmer. MAC Double Feature #3 #2 (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Dance in the Dark (LE, $15.00) is warmer. MAC Legendary Black (DC, $21.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Giorgio Armani #08 Gun Metal Eyes to Kill Solo
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo Eyeshadow #08
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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Makeup Geek Graphite, Ice Queen, White Lies Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Graphite Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “light graphite grey with flecks of silver.” It’s a muted, medium-dark gray with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff, which could have been truer-to-pan, but it had a soft, blendable consistency so it was easy to use on the lid. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly. Dior Golden Reflections #1 (LE) is warmer, darker. MAC Stormy Sunset (LE, $15.00) is lighter. Kat Von D Graphic Nature (P) is darker. bareMinerals Abracadabra (LE) is brighter, cooler-toned. Makeup Geek Galaxy (P, $5.99) is darker. Makeup Geek Prince Charming (P, $6.99) is cooler-toned. NARS Bad Behaviour (LE, $24.00) is darker. Too Faced Chimney (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned. Illamasqua Graphica (P) is similar. MAC Graphic Style (LE, $15.00) is similar. CoverGirl Charcoal (335) (P, $4.99) is lighter. MAC Howzat (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Makeup Geek Graphite Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Graphite
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%
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