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NARS Loves Me Powder Blush

01/07

NARS Loves Me Powder Blush

NARS Loves Me Powder Blush

NARS Loves Me Powder Blush

NARS Loves Me Powder Blush

NARS Loves Me Powder Blush

NARS Loves Me Powder Blush

NARS Loves Me Powder Blush

Loves Me

NARS Loves Me Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of gold pearl and micro-sparkle. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a firmer, thinner texture that was a touch dry in the pan, though it blended out without too much trouble. I did feel like the texture wasn’t as luxurious or as well-done compared to the more recent blush releases from the brand, unfortunately. On me, the blush stayed on well for eight hours before fading slightly.

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MAC x Nicopanda Stay Cute Full Face Kit

01/07

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

Stay Cute

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit ($40.00 for 0.40 oz.) rounds out the collection’s Face Kits as the final disappointment in the trilogy. The eyeshadows were dismal, and the blush was workable but was barely decent.

Stay Cute
Stay Cute
4
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
5.5
Texture
5
Longevity
2.5
Application
52%
Total

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Misfit

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MAC x Nicopanda Primapanda Full Face Kit

01/07

MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

Primapanda

MAC Primapanda Nicopanda Full Face Kit ($40.00 for 0.40 oz.) makes one wonder if brands even bother to test their own products prior to releasing them to consumers. Every single product in the palette fell below what one would look for in a mid-end product with two shades being absolutely atrocious. Eyeshadow primer did not alleviate the overall application issues and only improved wear by a few hours but by no means long enough to make it through even an eight-hour day.

Primapanda
Primapanda
3
Product
6
Pigmentation
5.5
Texture
3.5
Longevity
2
Application
44%
Total

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Midas

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Freakshow

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BLK

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Pout

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NARS Loves Me Not Powder Blush

01/07

NARS Loves Me Not Powder Blush

NARS Loves Me Not Powder Blush

NARS Loves Me Not Powder Blush

NARS Loves Me Not Powder Blush

NARS Loves Me Not Powder Blush

NARS Loves Me Not Powder Blush

NARS Loves Me Not Powder Blush

Loves Me Not

NARS Loves Me Not Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a soft, light-medium pink with warm undertones and a soft, lilac pearl sheen. It looked more interesting as I buffed and blended out the powder on my cheeks, as it seemed to have a cooler, more noticeable sheen than I expected based on initial swatches. The pigmentation was good and covered my skin evenly. The texture was soft, slightly firm but not dry or difficult to blend out on my skin. It wore well for eight hours on me before I noticed signs of fading.

MAC x Nicopanda Preppy Panda Full Face Kit

01/09

MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC x Nicopanda | Look Details

MAC x Nicopanda | Look Details

Preppy Panda

MAC Preppy Panda Nicopanda Full Face Kit ($40.00 for 0.40 oz.) is just another example of MAC’s emphasis on packaging without putting much effort into ensuring the quality of the actual product inside that “cool” packaging of theirs. It performed poorly on its own, and it wasn’t salvaged by primer. One shade was a complete miss–one of the brand’s worst eyeshadows ever–and two of the three remaining shades were merely disappointing rather than devastating.

6
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6
Longevity
3.5
Application
67%
Total

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MAC x Nicopanda Gleamer Face Powder

01/09

MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder

MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder

MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder

MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder

MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder

MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder

MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder

MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder

MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder

Gleamer

MAC Gleamer Nicopanda Face Powder ($29.00 for 0.50 oz.) is a very pale pink with warm undertones and a satin sheen. The finish was subtle on the skin and more of a natural sheen than an overt shimmer finish. Per the brand, it’s supposed to be a “velvety face powder with silky sheer colour” that is “blendable” and can be a subtle “highlight” or “even out skin” when used swirled (which is really the only way to use if one is using a blush or highlighting brush).

The texture was soft, lightly powdery in the pan, but it didn’t appear chalky or dry on my skin. I had no trouble applying or blending it out, but the color itself was quite light and subtle that it may only work well for a limited number of skin tones and even then, based on preferences. I wouldn’t describe it as sheer, as it was rather pigmented, but the softness would enable one to dust and sheer out all-over if desired. On me, it would be lightening rather than brightening if I did so. I wore it as a highlighter on my cheekbones, where it was barely noticeable in person (more sheen than color), and seemed to last for eight hours on me.

Ingredients

Gleamer
Gleamer
8
Product
6
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
81%
Total