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MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer

01/08

MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer

MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer

MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer

MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer

MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer

MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer

MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer

MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer

Delphic

MAC Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer ($34.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a medium-brown with warm, yellow undertones and a luminous sheen. It had good pigmentation with a smooth, moderately dense texture that was firmer but released product without having to use heavy pressure or an ultra-dense brush–not quite as yielding as other Extra Dimension formulas but better than Golden Rinse was for me. It had a soft sheen on my skin, which didn’t look overly shimmery but more natural and worked well for a bronzing powder. It applied evenly and blended out easily when I tested it. This shade lasted for eight hours before fading noticeably on me.

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Delphic
Delphic
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MAC Mother o’ Pearl Pearlmatte Face Powder

01/09

MAC Mother o' Pearl Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC Mother o' Pearl Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC Mother o' Pearl Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC Mother o' Pearl Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC Mother o' Pearl Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC Mother o' Pearl Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC Mother o' Pearl Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC Mother o' Pearl Pearlmatte Face Powder

MAC Mother o' Pearl Pearlmatte Face Powder

Mother o' Pearl

MAC Mother o’ Pearl Pearlmatte Face Powder ($34.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a soft, medium pink with warm undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. It had medium to semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a soft, lightly dusty texture that had a little extra powder kicked up in the pan but did not appear dry or chalky on my skin. I noticed that the color darkened just slightly five minutes after I had applied it, but I didn’t notice any further ddarkening over time. The blush stayed on well for seven and a half hours before I noticed any fading.

The Pearlmatte Face Powder is a bit of an odd formulation, as it encompasses some of the more decorative cheek products MAC has launched over the years, but the color, payoff, and texture varies more often than not between shades. Based on the last description I have for the formula, it should have “excellent colour payoff” and a “rich, creamy texture.”

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MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder

01/16

MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder

Baiana Bronze

MAC Baiana Bronze Bronzing Powder ($28.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had sheer coverage even after I jabbed, pushed, and scraped off layers of product and pressed the product firmly against my skin–it didn’t matter whether I used fingertips or a brush (fingertips were worse as the texture was chalky and all the powder stuck to my finger and did not translate well onto my skin). It would have, effectively, had visibly no color payoff in just one layer (and per MAC’s most recent description of the powder, it is supposed to be sheer). The pigmentation problem seemed to be more the result of the texture as the product just didn’t adhere well to my skin.

I don’t know what happened to the texture of the powder; it was like clumpy, loose chalk that was a struggle to pickup, apply, and even to blend out. It looked splotch on my cheeks despite trying to fuss with and buff it out for minutes. It might be one of the worst powders I have tried. What little translated onto my skin seemed to wear for six and a half hours, but it was just hard to tell since it looked so awful from the start that any breakdown (like fading) was hard for me to determine.

The worst part is that the last time this released, it was gorgeous and smooth with great pigmentation.

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MAC Soft Shell, Strip ‘n’ Dip, Treasure Beach Lipglasses

01/07

MAC Soft Shell Lipglass

MAC Soft Shell Lipglass

MAC Soft Shell Lipglass

MAC Soft Shell Lipglass

MAC Soft Shell Lipglass

MAC Soft Shell Lipglass

MAC Soft Shell Lipglass

Soft Shell

MAC Soft Shell Lipglass ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium, caramel brown with warm, multi-colored shimmer (though predominantly gold and bronze). It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied smoothly and fluidly across my lips. The gloss had a light-medium thickness and weight that gave it a plusher feel, but it was also moderately tacky, which I know can be a deal-breaker for some. This shade wore well for five hours and was moisturizing while worn.

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.

Browse all of our MAC Lipglass swatches.

Ingredients

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

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MAC Golden Rinse Extra Dimension Bronzer

01/08

MAC Golden Rinse Extra Dimension Bronzer

MAC Golden Rinse Extra Dimension Bronzer

MAC Golden Rinse Extra Dimension Bronzer

MAC Golden Rinse Extra Dimension Bronzer

MAC Golden Rinse Extra Dimension Bronzer

MAC Golden Rinse Extra Dimension Bronzer

MAC Golden Rinse Extra Dimension Bronzer

MAC Golden Rinse Extra Dimension Bronzer

Golden Rinse

MAC Golden Rinse Extra Dimension Bronzer ($34.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a soft, light-medium rosy brown with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation paired with a dense, firmer texture that was thin and a little dry in feel. It wasn’t as yielding compared to other Extra Dimension formulas, which have a similar firmness to the touch but typically pickup product just fine with the usual slew of brushes. I felt I had to push and lightly jab at the surface to get the product loosened from the surface. I didn’t have any issues diffusing or blending out the edges, and the color stayed on well for eight hours (shy of the 10 hours promised).

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MAC Matte Bronze Bronzing Powder

01/07

MAC Matte Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Matte Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Matte Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Matte Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Matte Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Matte Bronze Bronzing Powder

MAC Matte Bronze Bronzing Powder | 4 layers, scraped off of the powder's surface

Matte Bronze

MAC Matte Bronze Bronzing Powder ($28.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had sheer coverage, if that, even after scraping off layers and layers of product and trying to push and press and otherwise force them to show up on my skin (seriously, the swatch is SIX!! layers of product)–a single layer yielded almost nothingness (like maybe it mattified my skin but no visible color showed up to my eye until after a third layer but not even enough to show up well in a photo). The texture was dry, chalky, and clumpy where the powder was difficult to grab using brushes and even fingertips (which were actually worse, as all the product stuck to the natural oils on my fingertip and didn’t go onto my skin).

I could barely get the color to show up on my skin tone (and it should and has in the past) after piling it on in horrific, uneven, splotchy layers that made me look like I had taken a mud bath and forgot to rinse off and let it dry on me instead. This was a travesty of a powder, and the last time I tried this particular shade (2015), it wasn’t great, but it wasn’t unforgivably bad as it was this time around. It seemed to last at most six hours, which I’d say might be generous since it was extremely difficult to tell any fading since it was uneven to begin with and quite sheer from the start.

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