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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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MAC Aeros Blue Prolongwear Fluidline & Bionic Bae Technahol Liner

01/04

MAC Aeros Blue Pro Longwear Fluidline

MAC Aeros Blue Pro Longwear Fluidline

MAC Aeros Blue Pro Longwear Fluidline

MAC Aeros Blue Pro Longwear Fluidline

Aeros Blue

MAC Aeros Blue Pro Longwear Fluidline ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark blue with strong, cool undertones and a satin sheen. It had medium coverage in a single stroke, and it was buildable to semi-opaque coverage.

The formula is supposed to have 8-hour wear and be waterproof and smudge-proof. I found the the texture to be very emollient, which made it difficult to build up color or get really thin, even lines (I used MAC’s 266 brush in the swatch and in practice). It would actually work better as an eyeshadow base for that very reason rather than an eyeliner (where even, opaque coverage is typically more ideal). It did wear for over ten hours on me, though.

6.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
10
Longevity
3.5
Application
76%
Total

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Bionic Bae

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MAC Chromatbabe Super Pack Eyeshadow Palette

01/07

MAC Chromatbabe Super Pack 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Chromatbabe Super Pack 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Chromatbabe Super Pack 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Chromatbabe Super Pack 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Chromatbabe Super Pack 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Chromatbabe Super Pack Palette | Look Details

MAC Chromatbabe Super Pack Palette | Look Details

Chromatbabe Super Pack

MAC Chromatbabe Super Pack Eyeshadow Palette ($32.00 for 0.19 oz.) includes six eyeshadows with satin to frost finishes. It is a deeper, darker, smokier palette with a pop of bright orange and cyan blue. The palette is part of the Chromat collection, which launches today (June 29th) online and at select MAC locations. I suspect that the color combination will appeal strongly to some but will not work for all. It was decent overall, but the lighter blue was a real let down and brought down the palette as a whole.

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Duabandita

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Structured Satin

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Mindfiles

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Triennial Wave

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Blue Black

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MAC Augmented Reality & #Shockwave Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Augmented Reality Lipstick

MAC Augmented Reality Lipstick

MAC Augmented Reality Lipstick

MAC Augmented Reality Lipstick

MAC Augmented Reality Lipstick

MAC Augmented Reality Lipstick

Augmented Reality

MAC Augmented Reality Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that applied smoothly across the lips. The texture was velvety and smooth, so it did not tug on the lips but still yielded even coverage that adhered well to the lips. It lasted for over eight hours and was lightly drying toward the end of wear.

The shade is part of the upcoming MAC Chromat collection, which launches on June 29th at select MAC locations and online.

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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B

Shockvalue

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MAC Russian Red, Viva Glam I, Cockney, Dubonnet Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Russian Red Lipstick

MAC Russian Red Lipstick

MAC Russian Red Lipstick

MAC Russian Red Lipstick

MAC Russian Red Lipstick

MAC Russian Red Lipstick

Russian Red

MAC Russian Red Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark red with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had rich, opaque color payoff that applied evenly across the lips and never tugged during application. The consistency was lightweight, just creamy enough to glide on but not enough to slide around while worn. This shade lasted for over six hours, left a stain behind, and was neither drying nor hydrating.

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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Russian Red

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MAC Ionized Iris Lipstick

01/06

MAC Ionized Iris Lipstick

MAC Ionized Iris Lipstick

MAC Ionized Iris Lipstick

MAC Ionized Iris Lipstick

MAC Ionized Iris Lipstick

MAC Ionized Iris Lipstick

Ionized Iris

MAC Ionized Iris Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a mix of finer pink shimmer and larger fuchsia sparkle. The consistency was fairly smooth–though I could feel some of the shimmer/sparkle in it as I glided it across my lips–and had some slip but did not feel slippery on the lips. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly onto my lips and sat well on them without getting into my lip lines. The color lasted well for four hours on me and was lightly hydrating.

This shade, along with six other new shades, will launch on June 22nd online and in stores/at counters.

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
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total