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MAC Velvet Matte Collection for Holiday 2017

MAC Velvet Matte Collection
MAC Velvet Matte Collection

The Details

Snuggle into the plush velvet night with new blackened mattes in the deepest, darkest tones you love. These 9 lip shades glide on like soft suede for the ultimate in a seductive, sophisticated dimension. In hues like Beatrix, Midnight Breeze and Modern Temptress touchable pleasure becomes the ultimate indulgence.

10/26


Lipstick, $17.00 U.S. / $22.00 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Valiant Black with pearl
  • Powerhouse Reddened deep purple with pearl
  • Midnight Breeze Blackened grape purple with pearl
  • Beatrix Deep coppered red
  • Modern Temptress Deep red brown
  • Victorian Deep yellow brown with pearl
  • Velvet Rebellion Rich and deep red brown
  • Winifred Greyed mauve with pearl
  • Gwendolyn Mid-tone grey with pearl

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MAC Snow Ball Kits & Sets for Holiday 2017

MAC Snow Ball Kits & Sets for Holiday 2017
MAC Snow Ball Kits & Sets for Holiday 2017

The Details

M∙A∙C Snow Ball. Find your rhythm. All eyes are on the cool kids, hanging out, swaying to the beat, showing off with a little festive flirtation. You’re the sleighbelle of the ball, dancing until morning, feeling alive, reveling in the new generation. The lights catch a crystal and glitter snowflake adornment, all the bling you’ll ever need – everyone goes starstruck. See you on the dance floor.

10/19 online and in-stores

So Obsessed Mini Lips, $69.50 U.S. / $83.50 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Diva Intense reddish burgundy (Matte)
  • Ruby Woo VIvid matte vivid blue red (Matte)
  • Mangrove Hot bright red (Matte)
  • Little Darling Clean light nude (Matte)
  • Velvet Teddy Deep-tone beige (Matte)
  • Whirl Dirty rose (Matte)
  • Stone Muted greyish taupe brown (Matte)
  • Rebel Mid-tone cream plum (Matte)
  • Flat Out Fab Bright plum (Matte)
  • Good Kisser Mid-tone fuchsia (Matte)
  • Please Me Muted rosy-tinted pink (Matte)
  • Party Commencing Clean, matte, light neutral pink (Matte)

Mini Lipstick Kit, $29.50 U.S. / $34.50 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Cool Cocktail Kiss (Dirty rose, Matte), Boca (Soft pink nude, Satin), Kinda Sexy (Neutral pinky rose, Matte)
  • Pink Tease Maker (Light frosty nude, Frost), Lovebuddy (mid-tone pinky nude, Matte), Dangerously Red (Blue fuchsia Matte)
  • Rose Whirl (Dirty rose, Matte), Charlotte (Rich yellow red, Matte), Supersmooch (Intense blue red deep burgundy, Matte) (Online Exclusive)
  • Warm Just Beaming (Frosty pale gold, Frost), Tenor Voice (True classic red, Matte), Candy Cane (Intense blue red, Matte)

Shadescents, $29.50 U.S. / $34.50 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Candy Yum Yum Lipstick, Rollerball (International Only)
  • Creme d’Nude Lipstick, Rolelrball (International Only)
  • Ruby Woo Lipstick, Rollerball (International Only)

Mini Lipglass Kit, $29.50 U.S. / $34.50 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Nude Below Freezing (Light beige with pink pearl, Cremesheen), Winter Warmer (Mid-tone brown nude, Cremesheen), Iced Over (Rose gold copper, Vamplify)
  • Pink Japanese Spring (pale dirty pink, Cremesheen), Tinsellated (Clear with silver and pink pearl, Cremesheen), Gilded Frost (Metallic silver, Vamplify)
  • Rose Be a Little Naughty (Deep wine, Cremesheen), Holiday Darling (Mid-tone pinky nude (Cremesheen), Go for Pretty (Metallic pale pink, Vamplify)

Lip Bag, $39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Nude Sending Love Lipstick (Pink nude, Cremesheen), Iced Dream (Pinky nude with pink and gold pearl, Lipglass), Doubletime (Pinky brown, PLW Lip Pencil)
  • Red Hooray for Holiday (Intense cool red, Matte), Joy to Enjoy (Deep intense red, Lipglass), Kiss Me Quick (Yellow red, PLW Lip Pencil)

Face Bag, $39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Peach Snow Gold (Peach that breaks pink, Extra Dimension Skinfinish), 140SE Synthetic Full Fan Brush (Retailer Exclusive)
  • Gold Whisper of Gilt (Pale gold shimmer, Extra Dimension Skinfinish), 140SE Synthetic Full Fan Brush (Retailer Exclusive)

Eye & Lip Bag, $39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Pink Ice Time (Clear with silver and pink pearl, Crystal Glaze), Feel Like Dancing (Deep plum with pearl, Dazzleliner), Feminine Wiles (Light pearly pink, Foiled Shadow) (Retailer Exclusive)
  • Rose Gold Snow Dazzle (Mid-tone rose with gold pearl, Crystal Glaze), A Little Moonlight (Black with silver and gold pearl, Dazzleliner), Joy Toy (Pink Copper, Foiled Shadow) (MAC Exclusive)

Eye Bag, $39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Smoky Pink Ready to Party (Pale lilac, Extra Dimension Eyeshadow), Light of the Silvery Moon (metallic silver charcoal, Extra Dimension Eyeshadow), Graphblack Technakohl, Black Extreme In Extreme Dimension Mascara
  • Smoky Gold Just Gleaming (Peachy nude, Extra Dimension Eyeshadow), Snowdusk (Silvery warm taupe, Extra Dimension Eyeshadow), Photogravure Technakohl, Black Extreme In Extreme Dimension Mascara

Gold Eye Compact, $29.50 U.S. / $35.50 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Dazzle the Night Away White with white gold sparkling reflects (Dazzleshadow)
  • Spun from Gold Yellow gold with heavy gold reflects (Dazzleshadow)
  • Evening Light Mid-tone brown with gold pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Well Past Midnight Black with high silver and gold pearl (Lustre)
  • Frosted Fizz Peachy nude with gold frost (Satin)
  • Cinder Dark charcoal (Matte)
  • 546SE Fluff Eye / 547SE Flat Shader Brush Dual-ended brush

MAC Snow Ball Collection for Holiday 2017

MAC Snow Ball Collection for Holiday 2017
MAC Snow Ball Collection for Holiday 2017

The Details

M∙A∙C Snow Ball. Find your rhythm. All eyes are on the cool kids, hanging out, swaying to the beat, showing off with a little festive flirtation. You’re the sleighbelle of the ball, dancing until morning, feeling alive, reveling in the new generation. The lights catch a crystal and glitter snowflake adornment, all the bling you’ll ever need – everyone goes starstruck. See you on the dance floor.

10/19 online and in-stores

Extra Dimension Eyeshadow, $20.00 U.S. / $26.00 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Delicate Drift Light pink with sparkle
  • Frostwinked White with silver pearl
  • It’s Snowing White with silver pearl
  • Starry Starry Nights Black with silver sparkle
  • Stylishly Merry Gold shimmer

Snowball Face Powder, $34.00 U.S. / $38.00 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Happy Go Dazzingly Gold with sparkle
  • Here Comes Joy Peachy gold with shimmer

Lipstick, $17.50 U.S. / $22.00 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Elle Belle Deep red (Amplified)
  • Holiday Crush Muted pink with sparkle (Frost)
  • I’m Glistening Light pink with purple sparkle (Frost)
  • Rouge en Snow Apple red (Matte)
  • Shimmer and Spice Dusty rose with shimmer (Frost)
  • Warm Ice Dull light pink with silver sparkle (Frost)

Lashes, $17.00 U.S. / $20.00 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • #36 Lash Gold
  • #64 Lash Silver

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MAC x Nicki Minaj Under the Sheets & NUDE Lipglasses

01/06

MAC Under the Sheets Lipglass

MAC Under the Sheets Lipglass

MAC Under the Sheets Lipglass

MAC Under the Sheets Lipglass

MAC Under the Sheets Lipglass

MAC Under the Sheets Lipglass

Under the Sheets

MAC Under the Sheets Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light peach with warm undertones and lots of multi-colored pearl. It had medium coverage with a high-gloss finish and enough pearl that it distracted from the color that pulled into my lip lines when vieewed at a normal distance. The gloss was light-medium in weight with a sticky feel, but it was also smooth, moisturizing, and comfortable to wear. On me, it lasted for four hours.

Formula Overview

$17.00/0.10 oz. - $170.00 Per Ounce

The Lipglass formula is supposed to be “pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic color” that can be worn “on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick” and will “condition lips.” MAC could use an update on the description as some shades are more pigmented than others but several are sheerer and likely intended to be that way. The formula has a very glossy, high-shine finish with a light-medium weight and moderate tackiness.

I have found that newer Lipglasses (over the last couple of years) are smoother and not quite as tacky as the formula was many years ago. They wear from three to six hours on me and are usually lightly hydrating. MAC recently updated the shade range and packaging for the range (though the formula was said to be unchanged), so worth noting is that with that packaging change came a reduction in quantity to 0.10 fl. oz. (was 0.17 fl. oz.), which may matter for some but not everyone.

Browse all of our MAC Lipglass swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax / Copernicia Cerifera Cera / Cire De Carnauba, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Acrylates Copolymer, Alumina, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Propylene Carbonate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Vanillin, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 21 Lake (CI 45380), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).

8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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MAC x Nicki Minaj Pretty Please, The Right Note, Stripped Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Pretty Please Lipstick

MAC Pretty Please Lipstick

MAC Pretty Please Lipstick

MAC Pretty Please Lipstick

MAC Pretty Please Lipstick

MAC Pretty Please Lipstick

Pretty Please

MAC Pretty Please Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a pale, light pink with an icier base and warmer golden pearl. It had sheer color payoff, which was not buildable but was more in line with the Lustre finish (always sheerer). The texture was emollient going on but felt thin and was prone to getting into my lip lines. It wore well for two hours on me and was slightly drying.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. - $175.00 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.

Ingredients

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate / Hexastearate / Hexarosinate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax / Candelilla Cera / Cire De Candelilla, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, PVP / Hexadecene Copolymer, Polyethylene, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cetyl Acetate, Lanolin Oil, Cetyl Lactate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Hydrogenated Polydecene, Beeswax / Cera Alba / Cire D'abeille, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ceramide 3, Synthetic Wax, Synthetic Beeswax, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alumina, Tin Oxide, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Vanillin. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 21 (CI 45380), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).

7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
6
Longevity
4
Application
76%
Total

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MAC x Nicki Minaj Mmmmmm, Patisserie, Playing Koi Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Mmmmmm Lipstick

MAC Mmmmmm Lipstick

MAC Mmmmmm Lipstick

MAC Mmmmmm Lipstick

MAC Mmmmmm Lipstick

MAC Mmmmmm Lipstick

Mmmmmm

MAC Mmmmmm Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium, pinky mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a lightly glossy finish. It had rich pigmentation that applied even, opaque coverage in a single layer. The lipstick was lightly creamy with a smooth, lightweight texture that glided across my lips easily. The color stayed on well for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. - $175.00 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.

Ingredients

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Diisostearyl Malate, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Lanolin Oil, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax / Candelilla Cera / Cire De Candelilla, Octyldodecanol, Ozokerite, Silica, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax / Cera Microcristallina / Cire Microcristalline, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract / Extrait D'orge, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Squalane, Cholesterol, Ceramide 3, Alumina, Tin Oxide, Linoleic Acid, Vanillin. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 (CI 45410), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 (CI 73360), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).

Mmmmmm
Mmmmmm
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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