MAC Fall 2013 Pro Longwear Eyeliners

There are four new shades of MAC Pro Longwear Eyeliner ($19.50 for 0.04 oz.) that have been added to the permanent range. If you had good luck with these when they launched with Apres Chic, I’m sure these will wear similarly. Unfortunately, these didn’t wear well for me then, and they aren’t a particularly long-wearing eyeliner. It’s supposed to be a 12-hour, waterproof formula with “creamy, dense colour that glides on smoothly” and won’t smudge. All four shades show significant signs of wear by eight hours, let alone twelve. The eyeliner thins out considerably and is probably 50% thinner than by the eighth hour than when I initially applied it–this was consistent and happened with all four shades. These were slightly water-resistant, but they didn’t seem waterproof, as they ran slightly (Definitely Black was particularly troublesome).

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MAC Definitely Black Pro Longwear Eyeliner
MAC Pro Longwear Eyeliner Definitely Black
C+
Product
6
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
6
Application
4.5
Total
77%
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MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Violet Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Violet Eyeshadow Palette ($43.50 for 0.19 oz.) is a new and limited edition palette that launches in-stores on September 12th. It contains six eyeshadows. Like the other eyeshadow palettes, it’s more of a miss than a hit, because the eyeshadows are not consistent and I didn’t feel like any of the eyeshadows in this palette were even great. A couple were decent to good, but it feels like a situation where you’re just impressed when one isn’t horrible. Carbon is the worst performer, and how dry and stiff it is makes you want to tear your hair out. Both Carbon and Envisioning Pink were significantly faded after six hours of wear.

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MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Violet Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Eyeshadow Palette Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Violet
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
73%
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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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Giorgio Armani Scarab Violetta (33), Blue Beetle (34), Silver Chafer (35) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadows

Here are the remaining three Giorgio Armani Kaleidoscope Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadows ($33.00 for 0.14 oz.), which number in six total (see yesterday’s post here), and they’re all limited edition for fall. All three were less intensely pigmented compared to the permanent range of Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadows. Of these three, Silver Chafer (35) performed the worst, as it was sheerer and slightly loose and wouldn’t come together as smoothly as the other two did. I wore these three shades together, and I had minor creasing after twelve hours with Silver Chafer (35), but the other shades were completely intact with no signs of fading or creasing.

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Giorgio Armani Scarab Violetta (33) Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Waterproof Eyeshadow Scarab Violetta (33)
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
90%
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Bobbi Brown Summer Pink & Sunlit Nude Sheer Color Cheek Tints

Bobbi Brown Summer Pink Sheer Color Cheek Tint ($26.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “sheer bright pink.” It’s a slightly cool-toned, medium pink. Applied to my medium skin tone, it gives just a hint of pink–very natural and subtle. I suspect this will be harder to see on deeper skin tones and then potentially bolder on fairer complexions. Chanel Affinite is slightly darker. Edward Bed of Roses is cooler-toned and a powder product. MAC Weekend Getaway is cooler-toned. Illamasqua Seduce is more plum. See comparison swatches.

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Bobbi Brown Summer Pink Sheer Color Cheek Tint
Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Cheek Tint Summer Pink
C+
Product
7
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
5
Total
78%
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