MAC Moody Blooms Fluidlines

There are three shades of MAC Fluidline ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) that will be releasing in the Moody Blooms collection. Two of them were under-performing, unfortunately! Copperthorn was quite mesmerizing applied, so I think the sheerness can “work” in that sense, but it’s not pigmented as Fluidlines are supposed to be (without a modifier in the description, then it falls short).

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MAC Moody Blooms Fluidlines
MAC Fluidline Black Ivy
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
92%
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NARS Europa, Giove, Lysithea, & Syocrax Dual Intensity Eyeshadows

This review features the last four shades of the new ($29.00 for 0.05 oz. each) which are set to launch on July 1st. You can see part one and part two for the other shades in the formula. Generally, the formula has a soft consistency, feels smooth, and applies softer and/or sheerer dry than when it is applied wet–this aspect was NARS’ goal, though, but whether you consider it adding to its versatility or an extra step you don’t have time for will be a personal call. I get shorter wear when I apply the shades dry than when I apply them with a dampened brush. For a more in-depth look at how this compares to a couple of other formulas, check out my first review of these. There will be a round-up shortly.

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NARS Europa Dual Intensity Eyeshadow
NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Europa
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
81%
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MAC x Sharon Osbourne Patentpolish Lip Pencils

The upcoming MAC x Osbournes Collection features four shades of Patentpolish Lip Pencils, which were a new (and limited edition) formula that released at the end of March of this year. Two of the shades are repromotes, so since I just tested them two months ago, I didn’t re-test them for wear, but the shades are the same in regards to texture/color/application. The Patentpolish Lip Pencil formula is supposed to have “the colour and shine of a gloss, the precision of a lip pencil.” They come housed in a jumbo-sized, twist-up lip pencil and contain slightly less product than a lipstick (0.10 oz.). The two new shades in this collection are actually better than many shades I tried when the formula initially launched, as both applied evenly and lasted a bit longer.

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MAC x Sharon Osbourne Patentpolish Lip Pencils
MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil French Kiss
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
6.5
Application
5
Total
84%
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MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo

MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo ($33.00 for 0.32 oz.) contains two shades, with one portion being a very larger, more bronzer-like shade and one being smaller and more highlighter-like. The major downside to this product was really the powderiness; the texture seemed silky and finely-milled, but I had great difficulty getting the powder to adhere to the skin. As I applied it, the powder would just sweep right back off the skin and into the air. The bronzer component was less problematic compared to the highlighter, which had a slightly chunkier texture. On the skin swatch, I could blow lightly on the skin, and over half of the powder would disappear.

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MAC Jolly Good Mineralize Skinfinish Duo
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Duo Jolly Good
C-
Product
7
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
5
Longevity
6.5
Application
4.5
Total
72%
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Stila Mint Julep, Cobalt, Ultramarine Smudge Stick Eyeliners

Stila Smudge Stick Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.01 oz.) is touted as a richly pigmented, long-wearing, waterproof eyeliner. It’s a formula I really like for its creamy, glide-on consistency that doesn’t tug or pull at the lash line, diverse shade range, and generally good wear. Some shades are more pigmented than others, though, as you’ll note below. I actually bought several more shades during their most recent sale after trying some of their recently released shades, so you’ll see more reviews over the next couple of months as I work my way through them (I went overboard).

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Stila Mint Julep Smudge Stick Eyeliner
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Mint Julep
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%
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Tarte True Love Amazonian Clay Blush

Tarte True Love Amazonian Clay Blush ($26.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “reddish pink.” It’s a pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. Milani Tea Rose (08) (LE, $7.99) is similar. Too Faced Melt Into Spring (LE) is warmer. NYX Pinched (P, $5.00) is more shimmery. NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is slightly pinker. NARS Amour (P, $29.00) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Tarte True Love Amazonian Clay Blush
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush True Love
C-
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
70%