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MAC x Aaliyah Lipglasses

01/06

MAC 1 in a Million Lipglass

MAC 1 in a Million Lipglass

MAC 1 in a Million Lipglass

MAC 1 in a Million Lipglass

MAC 1 in a Million Lipglass

MAC 1 in a Million Lipglass

MAC 1 in a Million Lipglass

MAC 1 in a Million Lipglass

MAC 1 in a Million Lipglass

MAC 1 in a Million Lipglass

MAC 1 in a Million Lipglass

MAC 1 in a Million Lipglass

MAC 1 in a Million Lipglass
MAC 1 in a Million Lipglass
MAC 1 in a Million Lipglass
MAC 1 in a Million Lipglass
MAC 1 in a Million Lipglass
MAC 1 in a Million Lipglass

1 in a Million

MAC 1 in a Million Lipglass ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and violet sparkle. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied without streaking, but the color settled into my lip lines. The texture was light-medium weight feel with a moderately tacky texture. It wore well for five hours and was lightly hydrating.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. - $175.00 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.

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B+

Brooklyn Born

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B+
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MAC x Aaliyah Street Thing & Try Again Lipstick

01/06

MAC Street Thing Lipstick

MAC Street Thing Lipstick

MAC Street Thing Lipstick

MAC Street Thing Lipstick

MAC Street Thing Lipstick

MAC Street Thing Lipstick

MAC Street Thing Lipstick

MAC Street Thing Lipstick

MAC Street Thing Lipstick

MAC Street Thing Lipstick

MAC Street Thing Lipstick

MAC Street Thing Lipstick

MAC Street Thing Lipstick
MAC Street Thing Lipstick
MAC Street Thing Lipstick
MAC Street Thing Lipstick
MAC Street Thing Lipstick
MAC Street Thing Lipstick

Street Thing

MAC Street Thing Lipstick ($18.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a soft black with subtle, cool undertones and multi-colored shimmer and faint sparkle. It had semi-opaque pigmentation and would probably be better paired with the Nevermore lip pencil from the collection, as it did not apply that evenly and looked patchy in places due to color slipping into lip lines as well. The texture was moderately emollient, which made it comfortable to apply and to wear, but I think it caused the application to suffer. This shade lasted for four hours but more color settled into my lip lines as I wore it. The formula was non-drying overall.

Formula Overview

$18.50/0.10 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.

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MAC x Aaliyah Baby Girl Bronzing Powder

01/08

MAC Baby Girl Bronzing Powder

MAC Baby Girl Bronzing Powder

MAC Baby Girl Bronzing Powder

MAC Baby Girl Bronzing Powder

MAC Baby Girl Bronzing Powder

MAC Baby Girl Bronzing Powder

MAC Baby Girl Bronzing Powder

MAC Baby Girl Bronzing Powder

MAC Baby Girl Bronzing Powder

MAC Baby Girl Bronzing Powder

MAC Baby Girl Bronzing Powder

MAC Baby Girl Bronzing Powder

MAC Baby Girl Bronzing Powder

MAC Baby Girl Bronzing Powder

MAC Baby Girl Bronzing Powder

MAC Baby Girl Bronzing Powder

MAC Baby Girl Bronzing Powder
MAC Baby Girl Bronzing Powder
MAC Baby Girl Bronzing Powder
MAC Baby Girl Bronzing Powder
MAC Baby Girl Bronzing Powder
MAC Baby Girl Bronzing Powder
MAC Baby Girl Bronzing Powder
MAC Baby Girl Bronzing Powder

Baby Girl

MAC Baby Girl Bronzing Powder ($28.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a soft, light-medium brown with warm, orange undertones and flecks of gold sparkle over a mostly matte finish. The texture felt smooth to the touch, but it was stiffer and drier, which made it difficult to pickup product without really jabbing the surface to loosen it first. This is just a continuation in disappointment with the Bronzing Powder in general, and I wish they had gone with the Extra Dimension Bronzer formula instead. It took some extra buffing to even out the product on my cheeks, but it blended out better than I expected given the texture in the pan. It wore well for seven hours on me before fading noticeably.

Baby Girl
Baby Girl
5
Product
7
Pigmentation
5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3
Application
61%
Total
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Swatches: MAC x Aaliyah Collection

01/06

MAC Age Ain't Nothing Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Age Ain't Nothing Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Age Ain't Nothing Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Age Ain't Nothing Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Age Ain't Nothing Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Age Ain't Nothing Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Age Ain't Nothing Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Age Ain't Nothing Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Age Ain't Nothing Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Age Ain't Nothing Palette | Look Details

MAC Age Ain't Nothing Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Age Ain't Nothing Palette | Look Details

MAC Age Ain't Nothing Eyeshadow x 9 Palette
MAC Age Ain't Nothing Eyeshadow x 9 Palette
MAC Age Ain't Nothing Eyeshadow x 9 Palette
MAC Age Ain't Nothing Eyeshadow x 9 Palette
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MAC x Aaliyah Collection features an eyeshadow palette, bronzing powder, four lipsticks, four lipglosses, and two lip pencils. Here are swatches!

MAC x Patrick Starrr Summer Starrr Kit

01/03

MAC Summer Starrr Patrick Starrr Summer 2018 Makeup Kit

MAC Summer Starrr Patrick Starrr Summer 2018 Makeup Kit

MAC Summer Starrr Patrick Starrr Summer 2018 Makeup Kit

MAC Summer Starrr Patrick Starrr Summer 2018 Makeup Kit

MAC Summer Starrr Patrick Starrr Summer 2018 Makeup Kit

MAC Summer Starrr Patrick Starrr Summer 2018 Makeup Kit

MAC Summer Starrr Patrick Starrr Summer 2018 Makeup Kit
MAC Summer Starrr Patrick Starrr Summer 2018 Makeup Kit
MAC Summer Starrr Patrick Starrr Summer 2018 Makeup Kit

Summer Starrr

MAC Summer Starrr Patrick Starrr Summer 2018 Makeup Kit ($49.50 for 0.74 oz.) is a new, limited edition set that comes with an eyeshadow quad, bronzer, and two lipglosses. The set will be available June 4th online, and whether it’s the right set for you will really come down to personal preferences and willingness to work. I think that cream-finish glosses, particularly in the Lipglass formula, can be harder to wear due to how much they can settle, and the bronzer was totally disappointing for me–I think a blush or highlight would have made more sense or even an eyeliner so that the kit would work across more skin tones.

Ingredients

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

MAC Hot & Heavy Opalescent Highlighter

01/09

MAC Hot and Heavy Opalescent Highlighter

MAC Hot and Heavy Opalescent Highlighter

MAC Hot and Heavy Opalescent Highlighter

MAC Hot and Heavy Opalescent Highlighter

MAC Hot and Heavy Opalescent Highlighter

MAC Hot and Heavy Opalescent Highlighter

MAC Hot and Heavy Opalescent Highlighter

MAC Hot and Heavy Opalescent Highlighter

MAC Hot and Heavy Opalescent Highlighter

MAC Hot and Heavy Opalescent Highlighter

MAC Hot and Heavy Opalescent Highlighter

MAC Hot and Heavy Opalescent Highlighter

MAC Hot and Heavy Opalescent Highlighter

MAC Hot and Heavy Opalescent Highlighter

MAC Hot and Heavy Opalescent Highlighter

MAC Hot and Heavy Opalescent Highlighter

MAC Hot and Heavy Opalescent Highlighter

MAC Hot and Heavy Opalescent Highlighter

MAC Hot and Heavy Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Hot and Heavy Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Hot and Heavy Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Hot and Heavy Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Hot and Heavy Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Hot and Heavy Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Hot and Heavy Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Hot and Heavy Opalescent Highlighter
MAC Hot and Heavy Opalescent Highlighter

Hot and Heavy

MAC Hot and Heavy Opalescent Highlighter ($34.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a medium gold with warm, peachy-orange undertones and a frosted sheen. It had medium, buildable coverage with a soft, smooth texture that was dense but not stiff to work with. For those who want a more gradual, buildable glow, this shade might work for you, but for those who want an instant, more blinding highlight, it’ll fall short. The powder was blendable without too much effort and sat well on my skin without emphasizing my texture. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

Ingredients