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MAC Aloof & Chintz Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Aloof Lipstick

MAC Aloof Lipstick

MAC Aloof Lipstick

MAC Aloof Lipstick

MAC Aloof Lipstick

MAC Aloof Lipstick

MAC Aloof Lipstick

MAC Aloof Lipstick

MAC Aloof Lipstick

MAC Aloof Lipstick

MAC Aloof Lipstick

MAC Aloof Lipstick

MAC Aloof Lipstick
MAC Aloof Lipstick
MAC Aloof Lipstick
MAC Aloof Lipstick
MAC Aloof Lipstick
MAC Aloof Lipstick

Aloof

MAC Aloof Lipstick ($18.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a soft, light pink with medium, warm undertones and a soft sheen. It had medium, buildable pigmentation that applied fairly evenly in a single layer; the sheerer coverage was expected due to the Lustre finish. The texture was lightly creamy with slight slip and light tackiness, so it felt more emollient but did not slide around on my lips. There was a touch of product that sat in my lip lines from the get-go, though it wasn’t noticeable from afar. This shade lasted for three hours and was neither drying nor hydrating on me.

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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Aloof
Aloof
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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Chintz

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MAC Florabundi, Moxie, & Tanarama Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Florabundi Lipstick

MAC Florabundi Lipstick

MAC Florabundi Lipstick

MAC Florabundi Lipstick

MAC Florabundi Lipstick

MAC Florabundi Lipstick

MAC Florabundi Lipstick

MAC Florabundi Lipstick

MAC Florabundi Lipstick

MAC Florabundi Lipstick

MAC Florabundi Lipstick

MAC Florabundi Lipstick

MAC Florabundi Lipstick
MAC Florabundi Lipstick
MAC Florabundi Lipstick
MAC Florabundi Lipstick
MAC Florabundi Lipstick
MAC Florabundi Lipstick

Florabundi

MAC Florabundi Lipstick ($18.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a brighter, medium lavender with strong, warm pink undertones and a frosted sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without tugging. The texture was lightweight, thin but not clingy, and had a touch of slip without being slippery. It wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating on me.

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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8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Moxie

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Tanarama

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MAC Dare You, Delish, & Epic Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Dare You Lipstick

MAC Dare You Lipstick

MAC Dare You Lipstick

MAC Dare You Lipstick

MAC Dare You Lipstick

MAC Dare You Lipstick

MAC Dare You Lipstick

MAC Dare You Lipstick

MAC Dare You Lipstick

MAC Dare You Lipstick

MAC Dare You Lipstick

MAC Dare You Lipstick

MAC Dare You Lipstick
MAC Dare You Lipstick
MAC Dare You Lipstick
MAC Dare You Lipstick
MAC Dare You Lipstick
MAC Dare You Lipstick

Dare You

MAC Dare You Lipstick ($18.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark red with warmer undertones and a fine, pearl shimmer and luminous sheen. It had good color coverage with a lightly emollient texture that had a touch of tackiness, which helped it adhere well despite having a glossier finish. The lipstick applied evenly and stayed on well for five and a half hours. It was lightly hydrating over time. This shade is part of the permanent range.

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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Delish

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Epic

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MAC x Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow Palette

01/10

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC x Terry Barber Eye See Palette | Look Details

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC x Terry Barber Eye See Palette | Look Details

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC x Terry Barber Eye See Palette | Look Details

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette

MAC x Terry Barber Eye See Palette | Look Details

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette
MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette
MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette
MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette
MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette
MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette
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Terry Barber Eye See

MAC Terry Barber Eye See Eyeshadow x15 Palette ($65.00 for 0.68 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette exclusive to Selfridges. The palette’s shades were picked by Terry Barber, the director of makeup artistry at MAC and someone who has been with the company for 25 years. The color story is incredibly well-done with a good mix of shimmers and mattes along with light, mid-tone, and deeper shades. As a long-time fan and follower of MAC’s releases, the shades chosen are quintessential MAC eyeshadow shades. All 15 shades are lovely to work with and either consistent or better than the last version I have purchased.

What’s interesting about the palette is that upon arrival, it turned out to be a classic, empty 15-pan palette that was filled with refills of each of the shades–I already knew it was comprised solely of shades from the permanent range–but past pre-made 15-pan palettes have had the eyeshadow pans glued into the palette itself.

I wish MAC actually implemented this for all of their pre-made palettes, but one improvement they could implement: a label on the back with the shade names or maybe a piece of paper that I could keep inside the lid. There was a postcard-sized sheet, but it didn’t have shade names, though. I would LOVE to see MAC release a palette like this more often, like a spring/summer and fall/winter combination of shades highlighted from their permanent range but available at a discount.

FYI, it can be purchased and shipped to the US, which is how I came by mine (I also have Selfridges+, which is like the Amazon Prime of Selfridges; perfect for someone like me who places at least a few orders a year!). That being said, every single shade is part of the permanent range, so any combination of the shades can be purchased through MAC directly, too. I bought it because I was curious about the performance of the shades and whether any of them would feel updated/different as some of the more recent MAC palette releases have feel improved/different.

MAC Blushbaby Blush

01/06

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush
MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush
MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush
MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush
MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush
MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

Blushbaby

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush ($24.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation (to mostly opaque with three layers) with a smooth, firmer, and denser consistency. The texture didn’t feel dry (and did feel more finely-milled than my older version of the same shade), so it blended out with little effort on my skin. The color stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.21 oz. - $114.29 Per Ounce

Per the brand, the formula is supposed to "provide fantastic colour with ease and consistency" that "applies evenly, adheres lightly to skin." There are five distinct finishes within the range: Frost ("iridescent, lightly shimmering color"), Matte ("flat, matte finish... builds well"), Satin ("adds subtle highlights to the skin"), Sheertone ("sheer-on micro-refined powder ... that goes on faint"), and Sheertone Shimmer ("just enough shimmer to make light dance on your cheeks"). Their permanent blushes are available in compact form as well as pan-only (the latter will be cheaper).

The following overview has been updated to reflect the most current iteration of the brand's permanent range (whether or not there's been any official change) as I repurchased the majority of the permanent shades as of June 2018. I make a point to say that because I felt that the textures of several shades, particularly the frost finish shades, was noticeably different; they were much smoother and had more slip but were less shimmery/frosted (on average) and seemed to be a bit weaker in pigmentation (but still buildable). Some of the mattes felt like I've encountered in the past (a little drier, pigmented, and fairly blendable), while some felt more velvety and finely-milled.

MAC has a solid blush range but some shades are harder than others to blend out or diffuse, and as it does for most formulas (from any brand), it really comes down to some shades falling shy of expectations. The matte finish had a tendency to darken on my skin within five minutes of application; for most shades, I would recommend applying over a powdered face and/or avoiding applying on still-drying complexion products to make blending the easiest. The matte shades seemed to be semi-opaque to opaque, buildable, and long-wearing (about eight hours).

Only a few of the shades in the permanent range seemed to be particularly frosted/metallic on the skin; most shades that had shimmer appeared more softly luminous or pearlescent on the skin to the point where there was little sheen/reflection captured by my camera (I did a double take for a few and re-did swatches only to find the same finish captured yet again!). The Sheertone Shimmer performed most consistently with this: very subtle sheen, more "my skin but better" with having a slightly more noticeable sheen than matte. There were a few shades that had a strong sheen on the skin (like Peachykeen), though. The Frost finish just seemed to have stronger, larger shimmer in it, but the effect on the skin ranged being subtle to moderate. The same was true with Satin--some were more satin-like and some seemed more like a Frost (like Modern Mandarin).

Most shades were blendable, while pigmentation varied from sheer to opaque depending on the shade, but most had decent, builable coverage. The textures were firmer than the average powder blush of current times, but they don't have excess product kicked up in the pan at all. The wear ranged between seven and nine hours with deeper, intense mattes (like Fever or Film Noir) lasted longer.

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Ingredients

Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Silica, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).

MAC Coconut Macaroon, Caramel Sugar, Creamy Peach Pie Oh Sweetie Lipcolours

01/06

MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

Coconut Macaroon

MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a soft, pinky-peach with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, though it wasn’t the type of texture that worked well for layering as then it felt too heavy, too thick, and too creamy. There was some product in my deeper lip lines. It had a lightweight, moderately emollient texture that felt slippery on my lips for the first hour of wear, and after that, it felt more adhered and almost “clingy” with less glossiness. This shade stayed on well for four and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. I could smell coconut quite strongly in the tube, but I also got hit with some mint, which was unexpected. I didn’t notice any taste.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. - $175.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "lasting colour" for "eight hour" wear that's "hydrating" and "non-feathering" that comes in "frosted opaque hues." There are 15 shades in the range, and each one has its own distinct scent--tied to its name--and most of the scents were pretty dead-on but I could see those with more sophisticated noses finding some scents a little cloying or synthetic. I didn't notice the scents lingering for long after I applied the respective shade, and I didn't notice any tastes. The coverage ranged from semi-opaque to opaque, while the application was inconsistent, and I think it'll come down to how one wants to wear a particular shade (layered or alone) whether the application pitfalls (settling into lip lines, unevenness) of some shades will be deal-breakers.

The finish on most shades was very shiny and metallic with an initial glossiness that took an hour to three to wear down; most shades felt like a lipstick and gloss hybrid but I can see why MAC has it listed as a lipstick. Once the glossiness goes away, the remaining color and finish look a lot more like a lipstick than a gloss, and it felt clingier (some more than others) and seemed to adhere better. The texture is lightweight, smooth, and mostly non-sticky, so there was more slip and creaminess compared to something like Lipglass, and it didn't have the dry down of a Retro Matte Lipcolour.

They definitely did not wear for eight hours--that claim felt really over-the-top to me--and most shades lasted between four and six hours with a few deviating from that range. There's enough product in an application that a good amount of color comes through after drinking a coffee or glass of water (despite transfer). They were lightly hydrating at best but some seemed more non-drying over time. One upside was that getting colors in this finish (metallic/pearl with some shine) and opacity level (even when they weren't opaque) made them less dupable, though I looked for dupes across lipstick and gloss options.

Browse all of our MAC Oh Sweetie Lipcolour swatches.

Ingredients

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Caramel Sugar

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Creamy Peach Pie

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