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MAC Mischief Minx MAC Girls Personality Palette

01/07

MAC Mischief Minx MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Mischief Minx MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Mischief Minx MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Mischief Minx MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Mischief Minx MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Mischief Minx Palette | Look Details

MAC Mischief Minx Palette | Look Details

Mischief Minx

MAC Mischief Minx MAC Girls Personality Palette ($39.50 for TBA oz.) is a set of warm, shimmery neutral shades that includes eight eyeshadows and one highlighter. The palette features a new eyeshadow formula with four finishes–Satin Shine, Smooth Pearl, Foiled Shadow, and Creamy Matte–that are supposed to have a “creamy, silky texture with superior colour payoff” along with a powder highlighter that’s described as “lightweight” and has “just the right amount of pearl and pop.”

Overall, the formula isn’t night and day from the brand’s standard powder eyeshadow (and did not seem like they reinvented powder eyeshadow!), but it was noticeably softer, more finely-milled, and the Foiled finishes were denser and very sparkly–almost like an amped up take on their Lustre eyeshadows. The Creamy Matte finish seemed to have more pigmentation and blendability than of the brand’s firmer mattes have had. Unfortunately, the quality of each shade varied enough that it was not a slam dunk formulation, but I liked the direction of the formula but would like to see better consistency.

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Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

01/07

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder

3 Frozen Orange

Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.02 oz.) is a cool, white base with pink to golden orange shift. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage applied dry and opaque coverage applied with a dampened brush. The finish was shimmery with slightly larger sparkles here and there, but it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

I was so frustrated trying to take photos of this one applied–I think I have shot over a hundred photos–as I could not get the shift to show up on camera like it appears in person. The shift has delightful movement from pink to gold to orange, as the orange is more of a yellowish orange than a really dark or reddish orange. Straight-on, the color did appear a bit sallow on my complexion, so I have found that for actual wear, it is best paired with another blush to minimize the base color coming through while still enjoying the shift. You can see hints of the pink and orange appearance in the cap, and the color there is very similar to the shift at the other end of the spectrum on the skin!

The Star Lit Powders can be used to “highlight eyes, lips and cheeks” with an “ultra-fine loose powder” that can be used “wet or dry to customize coverage intensity and luminosity.” While checking the weight on these, I noticed that the weight differs from shade to shade; this one had a mere 0.02 oz. while others ranged from 0.03 oz. to 0.09 oz. I also noticed that it appears the brand identifies what area you can use a shade on by listing an icon on the back of the jar in the shape of a pair of lips, an eyeball, and then a face (presumably for cheeks).

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.06 oz. - $350.00 Per Ounce

The Star Lit Powders can be used to “highlight eyes, lips and cheeks” with an “ultra-fine loose powder” that can be used “wet or dry to customize coverage intensity and luminosity.” While checking the weight on these, I noticed that the weight differs from shade to shade; this one had a mere 0.02 oz. while others ranged from 0.03 oz. to 0.09 oz. I also noticed that it appears the brand identifies what area you can use a shade on by listing an icon on the back of the jar in the shape of a pair of lips, an eyeball, and then a face (presumably for cheeks).

Browse all of our Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder swatches.

Ingredients

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

MAC Basic Bitch MAC Girls Personality Palette

01/07

MAC Basic Bitch MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Basic Bitch MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Basic Bitch MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Basic Bitch MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Basic Bitch MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Basic Bitch Palette | Look Details

MAC Basic Bitch Palette | Look Details

Basic Bitch

MAC Basic Bitch MAC Girls Personality Palette ($39.50 for TBA oz.) is a smoky set of shades that includes eight eyeshadows and one highlighter. The palette features a new eyeshadow formula with four finishes–Satin Shine, Smooth Pearl, Foiled Shadow, and Creamy Matte–that are supposed to have a “creamy, silky texture with superior colour payoff” along with a powder highlighter that’s described as “lightweight” and has “just the right amount of pearl and pop.”

Overall, the formula isn’t night and day from the brand’s standard powder eyeshadow (and did not seem like they reinvented powder eyeshadow!), but it was noticeably softer, more finely-milled, and the Foiled finishes were denser and very sparkly–almost like an amped up take on their Lustre eyeshadows. The Creamy Matte finish seemed to have more pigmentation and blendability than of the brand’s firmer mattes have had. Unfortunately, the quality of each shade varied enough that it was not a slam dunk formulation, but I liked the direction of the formula but would like to see better consistency.

7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
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Make Up For Ever 4 Frozen Green Star Lit Powder

01/07

Make Up For Ever 4 Frozen Green Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 4 Frozen Green Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 4 Frozen Green Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 4 Frozen Green Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 4 Frozen Green Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 4 Frozen Green Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 4 Frozen Green Star Lit Powder

4 Frozen Green

Make Up For Ever 4 Frozen Green Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.02 oz.) is a cool, pinkish white base with gold-to-green shifting shimmer. The consistency was incredibly silky and finely-milled with a lot of very fine pearl that reflected light beautifully. The duochrome effect was noticeable more in person than in photos but was absolutely visible in person (and not just by contorting myself). It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage applied dry and more opaque coverage when applied damp. The highlighter lasted well for eight and a half hours on me.

The Star Lit Powders can be used to “highlight eyes, lips and cheeks” with an “ultra-fine loose powder” that can be used “wet or dry to customize coverage intensity and luminosity.” While checking the weight on these, I noticed that the weight differs from shade to shade; this one had a mere 0.02 oz. while others ranged from 0.03 oz. to 0.09 oz. (visually, by volume, they seemed to fill the jars regardless of the weight differences between shades). I also noticed that it appears the brand identifies what area you can use a shade on by listing an icon on the back of the jar in the shape of a pair of lips, an eyeball, and then a face (presumably for cheeks).

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.02 oz. - $1050.00 Per Ounce

The Star Lit Powders can be used to “highlight eyes, lips and cheeks” with an “ultra-fine loose powder” that can be used “wet or dry to customize coverage intensity and luminosity.” While checking the weight on these, I noticed that the weight differs from shade to shade; this one had a mere 0.02 oz. while others ranged from 0.03 oz. to 0.09 oz. I also noticed that it appears the brand identifies what area you can use a shade on by listing an icon on the back of the jar in the shape of a pair of lips, an eyeball, and then a face (presumably for cheeks).

Browse all of our Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder swatches.

Ingredients

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

ColourPop Fem Rosa She Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

01/09

Colour Pop She 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop She 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop She 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop She 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop She 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop She 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop She 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

ColourPop She Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

ColourPop She Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

She

ColourPop She Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($16.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a warm-toned palette featuring shades of peach, pink, and plum with pops of coral and copper. A few of the more shimmery shades were drier and looser and had sheerer coverage than is typical with ColourPop, and then there was one shade (Gal) that was so glittery that it was very difficult to use it without an adhesive base. The color scheme certainly worked, though I longed for more contrast or better lighter tones to mix with the more mid-tone shades.

She
She
B-

Limited Edition

7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

LORAC Unzipped Desert Sunset Eyeshadow Palette

01/11

LORAC Unzipped Desert Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Desert Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Desert Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Desert Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Desert Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Desert Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Desert Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Desert Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Desert Sunset 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Unzipped Desert Sunset Palette | Look Details

LORAC Unzipped Desert Sunset Palette | Look Details

Unzipped Desert Sunset

LORAC Unzipped Desert Sunset Eyeshadow Palette ($42.00 for 0.58 oz.) includes ten shades in hues of warm neutrals to the tune of copper, bronze, and brown with pops of purple, red, and berry. This was the best performing palette of the Sunset series, which was not a surprise given that warmer neutrals tend to be more pigmented/less difficult to do given the plethora of well-rated warm eyeshadow palettes out there!

From my experience with LORAC’s formulas, the one in the Unzipped Sunset series seemed more like a hybrid between their Pro and Unzipped formula, as the Sunset palettes did not seem to have the same denseness (particularly in the shimmers) as the permanent Unzipped palettes. The mattes, however, were more substantial (less thin) compared to the Pro formula, which also meant less powderiness/sheering out during application.

B+

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total