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MAC Warm Snow Ball Mini Lipstick Kit

01/02

MAC Warm Snow Ball Mini Lipstick Kit

MAC Warm Snow Ball Mini Lipstick Kit

Warm

MAC Warm Snow Ball Mini Lipstick Kit ($29.50 for 0.15 oz.) contains a shimmery gold, neutral red, and cool red. Only one shade is truly warm-toned, while one is extremely cool-toned, so I’m not sure why this is the “warm” kit. The shades themselves are pretty, and MAC always knows how to create a beautiful red, so it’s not a surprise that the two in the set did well. The shimmery gold will work for layering or for someone who likes some sheerness in their lipsticks but will disappoint anyone looking for good opacity.

Value

A full-sized MAC lipstick retails for $17.50 and contains 0.10 oz. or costs $175.00/oz. The set contains $26.25 worth of lipstick.

Warm
Warm
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Best & Worst of MAC Velvet Mattes Lipsticks

MAC Velvet Mattes Collection
MAC Velvet Mattes Collection

MAC Velvet Mattes Collection included nine deep, vampy shades of lipstick with “matte” finishes, though I’d say more like a satin to natural finish with fine pearl throughout most shades in the collection. I think they did fairly well, given that they were more comfortable than not, very rich in pigmentation, and deep in hue. Some shades had room for improvement, though I suspect that a fair number of people will pair these deeper shades with lip liner to get really crisp, clean edges, which would solve some most of the issues.

01

MAC Beatrix

LELimited Edition. $17.50/0.10 oz.

MAC Beatrix Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep, reddened burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and fine, ruby red pearl. Read full review.

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Vanity
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

02. MAC Velvet Rebellion

MAC Velvet Rebellion Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep plum with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

03. MAC Powerhouse

MAC Powerhouse Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep, purpled burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A-

04. MAC Victorian

A-

04. MAC Victorian

MAC Victorian Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A-

05. MAC Modern Temptress

MAC Modern Temptress Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm red undertones and very fine gold and copper pearl. Read full review.

A-

06. MAC Midnight Breeze

MAC Midnight Breeze Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep purple with subtle, warm undertones and fine, multi-colored pearl. Read full review.

A-

07. MAC Valiant

B+

07. MAC Valiant

MAC Valiant Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep, plummy black with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

B+

08. MAC Winifred

B-

08. MAC Winifred

MAC Winifred Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark purple with warm, pink undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

B-

09. MAC Gwendolyn

B-

09. MAC Gwendolyn

MAC Gwendolyn Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark, purple-leaning taupe with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

B-

Glossover Breakdown

89%

Average Score
A
6
B
3
C
0
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
8.5
pigmentation
9
texture
8.5
longevity
9.5
application
4.5
Total
89%
product
8.5
pigmentation
9
texture
8.5
longevity
9.5
application
4.5
Total
89%

Sneak Peek: MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolours Photos & Swatches

01/02

MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour  

MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour  

MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a new lipgloss that releases November 9th. There are 14 shades–I have 12, which are swatched below–that are “packed with iridescent pearls” and have a “refreshing cooling sensation that makes lips feel instantly fuller.”

MAC Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour

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MAC x Robert Lee Morris Persimmon, Pumpkin, Pomegranate Mattene Lipstick

01/06

MAC Persimmon Robert Lee Morris Mattene Lipstick

MAC Persimmon Robert Lee Morris Mattene Lipstick

MAC Persimmon Robert Lee Morris Mattene Lipstick

MAC Persimmon Robert Lee Morris Mattene Lipstick

MAC Persimmon Robert Lee Morris Mattene Lipstick

MAC Persimmon Robert Lee Morris Mattene Lipstick

Persimmon

MAC Persimmon Robert Lee Morris Mattene Lipstick ($25.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a bright, medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a very creamy consistency that had moderate slip and did not adhere as well to the lips as some of the other Mattenes in the collection; you could see a bit of color settling in my lip lines from the beginning. The lipstick was very comfortable to wear, but it only lasted for four and a half hours on me. The formula felt lightly hydrating overall.

Ingredients

Persimmon
Persimmon
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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MAC x Robert Lee Morris Linda Powder Blush

01/07

MAC Linda Robert Lee Morris Powder Blush

MAC Linda Robert Lee Morris Powder Blush

MAC Linda Robert Lee Morris Powder Blush

MAC Linda Robert Lee Morris Powder Blush

MAC Linda Robert Lee Morris Powder Blush

MAC Linda Robert Lee Morris Powder Blush

MAC Linda Robert Lee Morris Powder Blush

Linda

MAC Linda Robert Lee Morris Powder Blush ($39.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a medium-dark, almost burnt orange with warm, reddish undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without issue. The consistency was smooth and finely-milled; the blush felt more velvety and refined than MAC’s typical powder blush (including the previously released version of this same shade). It stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me.

P.S. — These blushes are substantially large than MAC’s regular blushes (0.21 oz.), so the price per ounce difference looks more like this: $109.53/oz. (regular) compared to $111.43/oz (this one). That being said, powder blushes take forever to use up so I don’t think that more is necessarily more here for every person. The packaging is unique and more egg-shaped, but it may not be practical for everyone.

Ingredients

Linda
Linda
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

MAC Winifred, Midnight Breeze, Powerhouse Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Winifred Lipstick

MAC Winifred Lipstick

MAC Winifred Lipstick

MAC Winifred Lipstick

MAC Winifred Lipstick

MAC Winifred Lipstick

Winifred

MAC Winifred Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark purple with warm, pink undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which was a bit buildable but never built up to full coverage. The lipstick had moderate slip going on, though it did not feel slippery while worn, and did not apply as evenly as it should have. The lipstick wore well for four and a half hours but color settled into my lip lines noticeably over time.

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.

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Winifred
Winifred
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total

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