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MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette

01/14

MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Palette | Look Details
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Palette | Look Details
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Palette | Look Details
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Palette | Look Details
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Palette | Look Details
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette
MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette

Flame-boyant

MAC Flame-boyant Art Library Palette ($48.00 for 0.6 oz.) is a new, warm-toned neutral palette with more orange/red undertones to it. It contained five shimmery shades and seven matte shades, and there was a good mix of light, mid-tone, and dark that would make it easy to create a variety of looks.

Some of the mattes were very nice and easy to work with, especially for anyone who prefers to build product or feels like more powdery formulas are too messy to work with. I only had major issues with one of the shimmers–Flame-boyant–which had a chunkier texture and needed to be used with a fingertip/dampened brush. A few of the mattes could have been better but were workable in practice (and looked better in practice than just swatched).

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MAC It’s Designer Art Library Palette

01/12

MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Palette | Look Details
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Palette | Look Details
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Palette | Look Details
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Palette | Look Details
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette
MAC It's Designer Art Library Palette

It's Designer

MAC It’s Designer Art Library Palette ($48.00 for 0.60 oz.) contains a mix of brighter mattes and pops of shimmery color along with a medium black. I feel like the palette tells the story of MAC eyeshadows over the last few years. The mattes are firmer, stiffer, and better for building up color but when it comes to deriving really electric color on the lid, they’re not as pigmented as needed to do so–I’d recommend using a tacky primer or white base to help get more oomph out of them (assuming true-to-pan color is the goal). The shimmers were less consistent, but most of them were under-performing due to pigmentation and texture, either being too dry or too emollient. If you’re someone who tends to use dampened brushes with their shimmers, that would help quite a bit and likely give you a better experience working with the palette overall.

MAC Art Library Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Down to an Art Lipstick
MAC Down to an Art Lipstick
MAC Down to an Art Lipstick
MAC Down to an Art Lipstick
MAC Down to an Art Lipstick
MAC Down to an Art Lipstick
MAC Down to an Art Lipstick
MAC Down to an Art Lipstick
MAC Down to an Art Lipstick
MAC Down to an Art Lipstick
MAC Down to an Art Lipstick
MAC Down to an Art Lipstick
MAC Down to an Art Lipstick
MAC Down to an Art Lipstick
MAC Down to an Art Lipstick
MAC Down to an Art Lipstick
MAC Down to an Art Lipstick
MAC Down to an Art Lipstick

Down to an Art

MAC Down to an Art Lipstick ($18.50 for 0.1 oz.) is a muted, medium rosy coral with soft, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation, but it seemed to have a heavier, thicker texture that was prone to emphasizing my natural lip texture and lines to a small degree. I found that as it wore, it separated more noticeably along my deeper lip lines. It had a lightly creamy, denser texture that didn’t tug on my lips and was comfortable to wear overall. It stayed on well for four and a half hours and was non-drying.

Formula Overview

$18.50/0.1 oz. - $185.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

Browse all of our MAC Lipstick swatches.

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Soar

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MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette

01/13

MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Palette | Look Details
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Palette | Look Details
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Palette | Look Details
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Palette | Look Details
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette

Nude Model

MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette ($48.00 for 0.6 oz.) is a new, limited edition neutral-hued palette that leans slightly more mauve/plum than overtly warm-toned. Of the three palettes launched in the Art Library collection, this has the most repeated shades (past releases and/or permanent shades). If you feel like a lot of matte eyeshadows are too powdery, you may you enjoy MAC’s formula, which tends to be firmer, a little stiffer and better for gradually building color with little to no fallout. Most of the mattes were blendable, but the darker shades–Sugar Plum and Dance in the Dark–could have been easier to soften along the edges. LES Artiste had some fallout and a tendency to emphasize my lid texture, so I’d recommend using fingertips or a wet brush to apply it, and I felt like Nude Model was overly slippery.

MAC Art Library Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

MAC Art Library Palette ($48.00 for 0.60 oz.) are new, limited edition 12-pan palettes exclusive to Nordstrom at this time and then will launch on MAC’s website on 2/25. There are three versions, which are all swatched in this post!

MAC Shimmy Peach Hyper Real Glow Palette

01/06

MAC Shimmy Peach Hyper Real Glow Palette
MAC Shimmy Peach Hyper Real Glow Palette
MAC Shimmy Peach Hyper Real Glow Palette
MAC Shimmy Peach Hyper Real Glow Palette
MAC Shimmy Peach Hyper Real Glow Palette
MAC Shimmy Peach Hyper Real Glow Palette
MAC Shimmy Peach Hyper Real Glow Palette
MAC Shimmy Peach Hyper Real Glow Palette
MAC Shimmy Peach Hyper Real Glow Palette
MAC Shimmy Peach Hyper Real Glow Palette
MAC Shimmy Peach Hyper Real Glow Palette
MAC Shimmy Peach Hyper Real Glow Palette
MAC Shimmy Peach Hyper Real Glow Palette
MAC Shimmy Peach Hyper Real Glow Palette
MAC Shimmy Peach Hyper Real Glow Palette
MAC Shimmy Peach Hyper Real Glow Palette
MAC Shimmy Peach Hyper Real Glow Palette
MAC Shimmy Peach Hyper Real Glow Palette

Shimmy Peach

MAC Shimmy Peach Hyper Real Glow Palette ($39.50 for 0.45 oz.) is a new trio of highlighters in warm tones–all more orange-leaning than is typical–across a copper, soft orange, and deeper gold. All three shades had good pigmentation, eight-hour or longer wear, and were blendable, though Paradise (left shade) was a bit more firmly-pressed in the pan than ideal.

This trio launches February 4th!

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B+

Paradise

Permanent in Palette
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A-

Shimmy Peach

Permanent in Palette
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A-

Glow, Baby, Glow

Permanent in Palette
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