MAC x Mia Moretti Summer Wind Cream Colour Base

MAC Summer Wind Cream Colour Base ($21.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “pale sand shimmer.” It’s a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a soft sheen. Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is yellower. Estee Lauder Courreges (LE, $32.00) is lighter, powder. bareMinerals The Premiere (LE, $26.00) is darker, powder. MAC Born to Dazzle (LE, $28.00) is more sparkly, powder. Chanel Dentelle Precieuse (LE, $80.00) is darker, powder. NARS 413 BLKR (P, $30.00) is lighter. Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is powder. theBalm Mary Lou-manizer (P, $24.00) is powder. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Summer Wind Cream Colour Base
MAC Cream Colour Base Summer Wind
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
83%

MAC is Beauty Lipsticks (Part 1)

This set of MAC is Beauty Lipsticks ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is more of a miss as all six in this post have a Lustre finish. This type of finish is characterized by sheerer color payoff and a shinier finish by design. Unfortunately, my experience with these (and Lustres in general) is uncomfortable, as they are drying. They’re typically shorter-wearing (two to three hours) and some can apply unevenly. If you normally find this finish hydrating, these may perform like past Lustres, as these performed consistent with past Lustres for me (I just don’t have good results!).

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MAC is Beauty Lipsticks
MAC Lipstick Call the Hairdresser!
B
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
84%
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MAC Alpha Girl Beauty Powder

MAC Alpha Girl Beauty Powder ($26.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “soft peachy pink with gold.” It’s a light-medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a delicate golden sheen. Colour Pop Trickery (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, cream. NYX Soft Spoken (P, $6.50) is lighter. MAC Fun Ending (LE, $21.00) is slightly more muted. Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is brighter, less shimmery. MAC Lured to Love (LE, $27.00) is darker. NARS Day Dream (LE, $29.00) is darker. MAC Immortal Flower (LE, $21.00) is warmer. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Alpha Girl Beauty Powder
MAC Beauty Powder Alpha Girl
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
84%

Too Faced Cocoa Contour Chiseled to Perfection Palette

Too Faced Cocoa Contour Chiseled to Perfection Palette ($40.00 for 0.68 oz.) is a set of highlighting and contouring powders. Two shades are most obviously contouring powders, while the other two lend themselves as more highlighters, but very fair skin tones may find they still have some color. The palette is very, very powdery–the interior is always covered in excess powdery dust and sparkle, and it can be frustrating when you get excess from the darkest shade with the lightest shade or sparkle from the highlighting shade mixed with the contouring shades. It is chocolate scented, which is noticeable when applied but wanes after two to three hours. The powders have a very soft, silky consistency with the highlighter shade having noticeable sparkle. All four shades were pretty pigmented and the silkiness made them easy to work with on the skin, and luckily, they didn’t look powdery applied. I also wish brands that released a palette like this would consider releasing at least two or three variations–this is very warm-toned and more mid-tone, so a lot of skin tones get left out.

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Too Faced Cocoa Contour Chiseled to Perfection Palette
Too Faced Chiseled to Perfection Palette Cocoa Contour
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
84%
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Chanel Intemporel Le Vernis Nail Colour

Chanel Intemporel Le Vernis Nail Colour ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “glimmering silver shade.” It’s a light-medium silver with subtle cool undertones and a metallic finish. NARS Amarapura (P, $20.00) is darker. Cult Nails Lethal (LE, $12.00) is slightly darker. China Glaze Cheers to You (LE, $7.50) is more metallic. See comparison swatches / view dupes. (I am also confident that there are a slew of dupes that I haven’t tried, as metallic silver is certainly not unique.)

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Chanel Intemporel Le Vernis Nail Colour
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour Intemporel
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
86%

Bite Beauty #001 (Reformulation) Creme Deluxe Lipstick Quick

After the poor reviews came in for Bite Beauty’s #001 (Original), they did something that few companies have done: they acknowledged the feedback, reformulated, and resent the reformulated shade to customers who purchased the original. It’s a very cool move, and it really builds a better relationship–or rather, helps salvage the relationship built–with the customer, but despite the advantages of such a move, it’s very rare to see a brand even do as much as acknowledge when a product doesn’t work well.

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Bite Beauty #001 Creme Deluxe Lipstick
Bite Beauty Lip Lab Limited Release Crème Deluxe Lipstick #001 (Reformulation)
B
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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