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MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish

01/06

MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish

Glow With It

MAC Glow With It Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($33.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a muted, rosy brown with fine, golden shimmer. There was an almost plummy tone to it when blended out, but it seemed more brown than plum overall. For a Skinfinish, it actually had less shimmer–and finer shimmer at that–compared to the majority of Skinfinishes I’ve tried. It absolutely still gave a glow to the skin, but it was easier to be heavy-handed and not worry about emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. It had great color payoff with a very smooth, soft, and blendable texture; it felt like the perfect balance between soft and firm where it was easy to grab product with a brush but not at all dusty in the pan. The color wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

The Extra Dimension Skinfinish formula is supposed to give “the perfect glow to the skin” with a “creamy powder formula” that wears for “10 hours.” It’s a powder highlighter that I’d describe as a moderate to intense highlighter, and they come in varying hues with some that might work as highlighting blushes/bronzers are on some skin tones and true highlighters on other skin tones. In general, the formula is very pigmented, blendable, and wears around eight hours on me.

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MAC x Min Liu Fortune Eyeshadow Duo

01/06

MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo

Fortune

MAC x Min Liu Fortune Eyeshadow Duo ($29.50 for 0.08 oz.) contains a light pewter and a matte medium pink housed in a slim compact. It’s a more unique color combination, but it was harder to work with the two shades alone as the matte was thinner and the pewter was more sparkly and had less base color.

Fortune
Fortune
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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MAC x Min Liu Lipsticks

01/08

MAC Dynasty Red Lipstick

MAC Dynasty Red Lipstick

MAC Dynasty Red Lipstick

MAC Dynasty Red Lipstick

MAC Dynasty Red Lipstick

MAC Dynasty Red Lipstick

MAC Dynasty Red Lipstick

MAC Dynasty Red Lipstick

Dynasty Red

MAC Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that covered the lips evenly. The texture was denser but velvety, so the lipstick glided across the lips with ease and never dragged despite having a more matte finish. The color was still going strong after six hours of wear, and it only started to feel a bit drying after five hours of wear.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. - $175.00 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
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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MAC x Min Liu All Year Red Cream Colour Base

01/10

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

MAC All Year Red Cream Colour Base

All Year Red

MAC x Min Liu All Year Red Cream Colour Base ($26.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a vibrant, medium poppy red with warm, orange undertones and a natural finish. It had rich, opaque color coverage–a little went a long way–with a smooth, moderately emollient consistency that was thin, lightly tacky, and had a natural finish. I found that this particular shade seemed to dry down a bit more than most Cream Colour Bases after a few minutes, so it had more of a “natural matte” finish on my cheeks. Though the formula is supposed to be buildable, this particular shade is very pigmented, and I’d say that to get sheerer coverage takes an incredibly light hand and a fair amount of blending. Medium coverage was easier to obtain with using a light hand and just blending and diffusing the edges with a stippling brush or fingertips. It wore well for nine hours on me before fading noticeably.

9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

MAC Foiled Rose, Disobedient, Hades Fire Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Foiled Rose Lipstick

MAC Foiled Rose Lipstick

MAC Foiled Rose Lipstick

MAC Foiled Rose Lipstick

MAC Foiled Rose Lipstick

MAC Foiled Rose Lipstick

Foiled Rose

MAC Foiled Rose Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark purpled magenta with cooler, violet and purple pearl over a warmer base color. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that was buildable to medium coverage. The texture was smooth, lightly emollient, and thinner than other shades in the Metallic range. It could have applied more evenly. The lipstick stayed on well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

The Metallic Lips collection features a new (and limited edition!) finish, Metallic, which is supposed to be “rich colour [that] melds with smooth pearlized chrome.” The range of shades is described as “vibrant, intense, [and] on-trend.” The coverage varied from shade to shade–anywhere from semi-sheer to semi-opaque–but many shades look like they’re more suitable for a subtle look or for layering on top of another lip product to add a more shimmery finish. The majority of shades featured finer shimmer, which translated to a more foiled, reflective look, but a few had some shimmer. The wear was between three and five hours, depending on the shade, and most shades had some slip but were not slippery overall, so they were comfortable to wear but not hard to maintain. They were vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. - $175.00 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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7
Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
76%
Total

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MAC Cold Front, Royal Hour, Metal Head Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Cold Front Lipstick

MAC Cold Front Lipstick

MAC Cold Front Lipstick

MAC Cold Front Lipstick

MAC Cold Front Lipstick

MAC Cold Front Lipstick

Cold Front

MAC Cold Front Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, grayish lavender with cool undertones and fine pearl. It had medium pigmentation, which was somewhat buildable, but it did not apply as evenly as it should have, so it was harder to wear it on its own but would perform better layered on top of something to add shine and coolness. The consistency was slightly more shimmery in feel, though I would not have described it was rough. This shade wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

The Metallic Lips collection features a new (and limited edition!) finish, Metallic, which is supposed to be “rich colour [that] melds with smooth pearlized chrome.” The range of shades is described as “vibrant, intense, [and] on-trend.” The coverage varied from shade to shade–anywhere from semi-sheer to semi-opaque–but many shades look like they’re more suitable for a subtle look or for layering on top of another lip product to add a more shimmery finish. The majority of shades featured finer shimmer, which translated to a more foiled, reflective look, but a few had some shimmer. The wear was between three and five hours, depending on the shade, and most shades had some slip but were not slippery overall, so they were comfortable to wear but not hard to maintain. They were vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. - $175.00 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.

Browse all of our MAC Lipstick swatches.

Cold Front
Cold Front
7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total

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