MAC x Antonio Lopez 3 Lips/Nude Palette

MAC x Antonio Lopez 3 Lips/Nude Palette ($27.50 for 0.13 oz.) contains three limited edition shades of lipstick with a nude theme. 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/Nude Palette
MAC Lip Palette Antonio Lopez 3 Lips/Nude
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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NARS Transvaal, Solomon Islands, Ubangi Eye Paints

NARS Transvaal Eye Paint ($25.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “grey.” It’s a medium-dark, neutral-cool gray with a mostly matte finish. It was intensely pigmented and very creamy. NARS Madison Ave. is bluer, darker. Maybelline Audacious Asphalt is shimmery, warmer. See comparison swatches.

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NARS Transvaal Eye Paint
NARS Eye Paint Transvaal
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
93%
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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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MAC Deep Cravings, Eat, Love, Sex & the Oyster, Three Ring Yellow Eyeshadows

MAC’s Indulge Collection (online now, in-stores on August 22nd for North America locations) features eight eyeshadows. On the whole, these four performed better than many past recent releases, even if they aren’t perfect, they were all fairly easy to work with. The “worst” one of these four was Sex & the Oyster as the texture was noticeably dry, while Three Ring Yellow was buttery and incredibly pigmented. 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 Deep Cravings Eyeshadow
MAC Eyeshadow Deep Cravings
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
94%
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Guerlain Amber Silver (05) & Black Jack (01) Eye Pencils

Guerlain Amber Silver (05) Eye Pencil ($30.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “silver.” It’s more like a silver-shimmered, brownish taupe color with a frosted, metallic finish. It was creamy and had semi-opaque color payoff in a single pass, and it was buildable to mostly opaque color but not fully opaque. It’s the type of color that looks great on the lower lash line to brighten and open up eyes with something more defining than beige. It lasted well for seven hours, and after eight, it looked slightly thinner but did not gather into the corners or smudge. Urban Decay Stray Dog is much darker, as is Urban Decay Mushroom. MAC Catch My Eye is more silver. See comparison swatches.

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Guerlain Amber Silver (05) Eye Pencil
Guerlain The Eye Pencil Amber Silver (05)
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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Marc Jacobs Beauty The Mod (112) Style Eye-Con No. 3 Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Mod (112) Style Eye-Con No. 3 Palette ($42.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a trio of eyeshadows with a smoky, monochromatic vibe. The formula in these is supposed to “allow true, instant color payoff and long-lasting, plush performance.” The three eyeshadows vary in size, with the lightest being the largest and the darkest being the smallest. The white eyeshadow is the best performer, as it is pigmented and had a good texture, while the other two were less impressive and required some extra work/patience to get to work just right. I think the palette is a rather basic set of shades, so it’s a real shame this didn’t knock it out of the park–because a good smoky eye palette is always a nice color combination for a permanent range.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty The Mod (112) Style Eye-Con No. 3 Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 3 The Mod (112)
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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