MAC x Patrick Starrr Summer Starrr Kit Review, Photos, Swatches

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MAC Summer Starrr Patrick Starrr Summer 2018 Makeup Kit
MAC Summer Starrr Patrick Starrr Summer 2018 Makeup Kit
MAC Summer Starrr Patrick Starrr Summer 2018 Makeup Kit
MAC Summer Starrr Patrick Starrr Summer 2018 Makeup Kit
MAC Summer Starrr Patrick Starrr Summer 2018 Makeup Kit
MAC Summer Starrr Patrick Starrr Summer 2018 Makeup Kit
MAC Summer Starrr Patrick Starrr Summer 2018 Makeup Kit
MAC Summer Starrr Patrick Starrr Summer 2018 Makeup Kit
MAC Summer Starrr Patrick Starrr Summer 2018 Makeup Kit

Summer Starrr

MAC Summer Starrr Patrick Starrr Summer 2018 Makeup Kit ($49.50 for 0.74 oz.) is a new, limited edition set that comes with an eyeshadow quad, bronzer, and two lipglosses. The set will be available June 4th online, and whether it’s the right set for you will really come down to personal preferences and willingness to work. I think that cream-finish glosses, particularly in the Lipglass formula, can be harder to wear due to how much they can settle, and the bronzer was totally disappointing for me–I think a blush or highlight would have made more sense or even an eyeliner so that the kit would work across more skin tones.

Ingredients

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Eyeshadow Quad

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MAC Heat Stroke Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Heat Stroke Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Heat Stroke Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Heat Stroke Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Heat Stroke Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Heat Stroke Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Heat Stroke Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Heat Stroke Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Heat Stroke Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Heat Stroke Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Heat Stroke Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Heat Stroke Eyeshadow Quad | Look Details
MAC Heat Stroke Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Heat Stroke Eyeshadow Quad | Look Details
MAC Heat Stroke Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Heat Stroke Eyeshadow Quad | Look Details
MAC Heat Stroke Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Heat Stroke Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Heat Stroke Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Heat Stroke Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Heat Stroke Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Heat Stroke Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Heat Stroke Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Heat Stroke Eyeshadow Quad

Heat Stroke

MAC Heat Stroke Eyeshadow Quad contains two shimmery shades and two matte shades. The color story is very coppery and bronzy with a lot of warm, brown tones throughout. Two of the shades have been released before with Ruddy (the red) being part of the permanent range. The quad was decent, and the shades came together well, but I expect most will reach for additional shades to make it more versatile.

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MAC Sandy Crotch Eyeshadow
MAC Sandy Crotch Eyeshadow
MAC Sandy Crotch Eyeshadow
MAC Sandy Crotch Eyeshadow
MAC Sandy Crotch Eyeshadow
MAC Sandy Crotch Eyeshadow

Sandy Crotch

Sandy Crotch is a soft, peachy orange with warm undertones and a hint of brown paired with a matte finish. The eyeshadow was richly pigmented with a soft, lightly powdery texture that was easy to blend out and work with on my lid. It wore well for eight hours on me before I noticed signs of fading.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$17.00/0.05 oz. - $340.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "highly pigmented powder" that goes on "evenly and blends well." MAC eyeshadows run the gamut from total failures to long-time, cult-favorite staples. In general, the permanent line has been more consistent in performance--and higher performance at that--compared to limited edition launches, but it can really depend.

The Matte finish tends to have a firmer press and a bit of thinness compared to other matte formulas on the market, so MAC matte eyeshadows tend to build up better and have better wear-time without fallout as they're not powdery at all. Some of the newer matte finish shades have had a more velvety quality to them that gives them a softer feel but aren't powdery; these have been easier to blend and are often more pigmented in one layer.

The Lustre finish is designed to have sheerer pigmentation, and it often has more sheer to medium coverage with a drier, dustier consistency that can be hard to apply with a dry brush. Lustre finish shades can suffer from fallout during application, too. They are the old school version of an eyeshadow "topper." I would recommend applying with a fingertip or applying with a dampened brush to get smoother, more even coverage and minimize fallout.

The Satin finish is few and far in-between, but it is softer and more yielding than the Matte finish but performs similarly. They tend to have very low sheen but are quite blendable with medium to opaque coverage. It can be easy to mix the finish up with the Velvet finish, which has more of a sparkle-over-matte effect but are more powdery than the true Matte finish.

The Frost finish is more firmly-pressed into the pan but doesn't have fallout, is often pigmented, and blends out well enough. They can sometimes be a little drier to the touch depending on how much shimmer is in the shade. The Veluxe Pearl finish is one of the creamier takes within the range, and newer shades released in the finish tend to have more moderate, silicone-like slip. I've found that Veluxe Pearl finish shades tend to have more semi-opaque pigmentation and are more consistent in performance than some of the other finishes.

One thing I've found with MAC eyeshadows is that they tend to last longer without primer than the average brand (eight hours). While some eyeshadow shades don't swatch well, they often apply better in practice--as in on the eyes!--than just swatched on the skin. They can be quite hit or miss, and they have inconsistencies between releases (see Carbon and its sordid review history!).

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MAC Brash Eyeshadow
MAC Brash Eyeshadow
MAC Brash Eyeshadow
MAC Brash Eyeshadow
MAC Brash Eyeshadow
MAC Brash Eyeshadow

Brash

Brash is a medium-dark copper with warm, red undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation, but it wasn’t as intense or as rich in color as the original version of Brash I have (which also had a softer, creamier texture–this version felt like it had more slip). It applied well to bare skin and blended out nicely. This shade stayed on well for seven hours before creasing–and even over MAC’s primer, it started to crease on my lid after eight hours of wear.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$17.00/0.05 oz. - $340.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "highly pigmented powder" that goes on "evenly and blends well." MAC eyeshadows run the gamut from total failures to long-time, cult-favorite staples. In general, the permanent line has been more consistent in performance--and higher performance at that--compared to limited edition launches, but it can really depend.

The Matte finish tends to have a firmer press and a bit of thinness compared to other matte formulas on the market, so MAC matte eyeshadows tend to build up better and have better wear-time without fallout as they're not powdery at all. Some of the newer matte finish shades have had a more velvety quality to them that gives them a softer feel but aren't powdery; these have been easier to blend and are often more pigmented in one layer.

The Lustre finish is designed to have sheerer pigmentation, and it often has more sheer to medium coverage with a drier, dustier consistency that can be hard to apply with a dry brush. Lustre finish shades can suffer from fallout during application, too. They are the old school version of an eyeshadow "topper." I would recommend applying with a fingertip or applying with a dampened brush to get smoother, more even coverage and minimize fallout.

The Satin finish is few and far in-between, but it is softer and more yielding than the Matte finish but performs similarly. They tend to have very low sheen but are quite blendable with medium to opaque coverage. It can be easy to mix the finish up with the Velvet finish, which has more of a sparkle-over-matte effect but are more powdery than the true Matte finish.

The Frost finish is more firmly-pressed into the pan but doesn't have fallout, is often pigmented, and blends out well enough. They can sometimes be a little drier to the touch depending on how much shimmer is in the shade. The Veluxe Pearl finish is one of the creamier takes within the range, and newer shades released in the finish tend to have more moderate, silicone-like slip. I've found that Veluxe Pearl finish shades tend to have more semi-opaque pigmentation and are more consistent in performance than some of the other finishes.

One thing I've found with MAC eyeshadows is that they tend to last longer without primer than the average brand (eight hours). While some eyeshadow shades don't swatch well, they often apply better in practice--as in on the eyes!--than just swatched on the skin. They can be quite hit or miss, and they have inconsistencies between releases (see Carbon and its sordid review history!).

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MAC Ruddy Eyeshadow
MAC Ruddy Eyeshadow
MAC Ruddy Eyeshadow
MAC Ruddy Eyeshadow
MAC Ruddy Eyeshadow
MAC Ruddy Eyeshadow

Ruddy

Ruddy is a rich red with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The pigmentation was fantastic, while the consistency was soft, lightly creamy, and smooth without being too emollient or too dense in the pan. It applied evenly to bare skin and wore well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$17.00/0.05 oz. - $340.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "highly pigmented powder" that goes on "evenly and blends well." MAC eyeshadows run the gamut from total failures to long-time, cult-favorite staples. In general, the permanent line has been more consistent in performance--and higher performance at that--compared to limited edition launches, but it can really depend.

The Matte finish tends to have a firmer press and a bit of thinness compared to other matte formulas on the market, so MAC matte eyeshadows tend to build up better and have better wear-time without fallout as they're not powdery at all. Some of the newer matte finish shades have had a more velvety quality to them that gives them a softer feel but aren't powdery; these have been easier to blend and are often more pigmented in one layer.

The Lustre finish is designed to have sheerer pigmentation, and it often has more sheer to medium coverage with a drier, dustier consistency that can be hard to apply with a dry brush. Lustre finish shades can suffer from fallout during application, too. They are the old school version of an eyeshadow "topper." I would recommend applying with a fingertip or applying with a dampened brush to get smoother, more even coverage and minimize fallout.

The Satin finish is few and far in-between, but it is softer and more yielding than the Matte finish but performs similarly. They tend to have very low sheen but are quite blendable with medium to opaque coverage. It can be easy to mix the finish up with the Velvet finish, which has more of a sparkle-over-matte effect but are more powdery than the true Matte finish.

The Frost finish is more firmly-pressed into the pan but doesn't have fallout, is often pigmented, and blends out well enough. They can sometimes be a little drier to the touch depending on how much shimmer is in the shade. The Veluxe Pearl finish is one of the creamier takes within the range, and newer shades released in the finish tend to have more moderate, silicone-like slip. I've found that Veluxe Pearl finish shades tend to have more semi-opaque pigmentation and are more consistent in performance than some of the other finishes.

One thing I've found with MAC eyeshadows is that they tend to last longer without primer than the average brand (eight hours). While some eyeshadow shades don't swatch well, they often apply better in practice--as in on the eyes!--than just swatched on the skin. They can be quite hit or miss, and they have inconsistencies between releases (see Carbon and its sordid review history!).

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MAC Mabuhay Eyeshadow
MAC Mabuhay Eyeshadow
MAC Mabuhay Eyeshadow
MAC Mabuhay Eyeshadow
MAC Mabuhay Eyeshadow
MAC Mabuhay Eyeshadow

Mabuhay

Mabuhay is a medium-dark, reddish-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, velvety, and smooth with good blendability and opaque color payoff in a single layer. It applied well and stayed on nicely for eight hours on me.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$17.00/0.05 oz. - $340.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "highly pigmented powder" that goes on "evenly and blends well." MAC eyeshadows run the gamut from total failures to long-time, cult-favorite staples. In general, the permanent line has been more consistent in performance--and higher performance at that--compared to limited edition launches, but it can really depend.

The Matte finish tends to have a firmer press and a bit of thinness compared to other matte formulas on the market, so MAC matte eyeshadows tend to build up better and have better wear-time without fallout as they're not powdery at all. Some of the newer matte finish shades have had a more velvety quality to them that gives them a softer feel but aren't powdery; these have been easier to blend and are often more pigmented in one layer.

The Lustre finish is designed to have sheerer pigmentation, and it often has more sheer to medium coverage with a drier, dustier consistency that can be hard to apply with a dry brush. Lustre finish shades can suffer from fallout during application, too. They are the old school version of an eyeshadow "topper." I would recommend applying with a fingertip or applying with a dampened brush to get smoother, more even coverage and minimize fallout.

The Satin finish is few and far in-between, but it is softer and more yielding than the Matte finish but performs similarly. They tend to have very low sheen but are quite blendable with medium to opaque coverage. It can be easy to mix the finish up with the Velvet finish, which has more of a sparkle-over-matte effect but are more powdery than the true Matte finish.

The Frost finish is more firmly-pressed into the pan but doesn't have fallout, is often pigmented, and blends out well enough. They can sometimes be a little drier to the touch depending on how much shimmer is in the shade. The Veluxe Pearl finish is one of the creamier takes within the range, and newer shades released in the finish tend to have more moderate, silicone-like slip. I've found that Veluxe Pearl finish shades tend to have more semi-opaque pigmentation and are more consistent in performance than some of the other finishes.

One thing I've found with MAC eyeshadows is that they tend to last longer without primer than the average brand (eight hours). While some eyeshadow shades don't swatch well, they often apply better in practice--as in on the eyes!--than just swatched on the skin. They can be quite hit or miss, and they have inconsistencies between releases (see Carbon and its sordid review history!).

Browse all of our MAC Eyeshadow swatches.

Individual Products

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MAC Fashion Punch Lipglass
MAC Fashion Punch Lipglass
MAC Fashion Punch Lipglass
MAC Fashion Punch Lipglass
MAC Fashion Punch Lipglass
MAC Fashion Punch Lipglass
MAC Fashion Punch Lipglass
MAC Fashion Punch Lipglass
MAC Fashion Punch Lipglass
MAC Fashion Punch Lipglass
MAC Fashion Punch Lipglass
MAC Fashion Punch Lipglass
MAC Fashion Punch Lipglass
MAC Fashion Punch Lipglass
MAC Fashion Punch Lipglass
MAC Fashion Punch Lipglass
MAC Fashion Punch Lipglass
MAC Fashion Punch Lipglass

Fashion Punch

Fashion Punch is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and fine, golden pearl. It had good pigmentation that applied fairly evenly but emphasized my lip lines due to the color gathering in them. The gloss was smooth, moderately tacky, and easy to spread across my lips and was comfortable to wear. This shade wore well for four hours and was lightly moisturizing.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$18.50/0.1 oz. - $185.00 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.

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MAC Cream Pie Lipglass
MAC Cream Pie Lipglass
MAC Cream Pie Lipglass
MAC Cream Pie Lipglass
MAC Cream Pie Lipglass
MAC Cream Pie Lipglass
MAC Cream Pie Lipglass
MAC Cream Pie Lipglass
MAC Cream Pie Lipglass
MAC Cream Pie Lipglass
MAC Cream Pie Lipglass
MAC Cream Pie Lipglass
MAC Cream Pie Lipglass
MAC Cream Pie Lipglass
MAC Cream Pie Lipglass
MAC Cream Pie Lipglass
MAC Cream Pie Lipglass
MAC Cream Pie Lipglass

Cream Pie

Cream Pie is a muted, light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly and didn’t have streaks along the edges of my lips, but the milky quality of the gloss made it prone to settling into my lip lines. The formula was smooth, moderately tacky, and comfortable to wear over the four and a half hours it lasted for. On me, it felt lightly hydrating over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$18.50/0.1 oz. - $185.00 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.

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MAC Give Me Life Bronzing Powder
MAC Give Me Life Bronzing Powder
MAC Give Me Life Bronzing Powder
MAC Give Me Life Bronzing Powder
MAC Give Me Life Bronzing Powder
MAC Give Me Life Bronzing Powder
MAC Give Me Life Bronzing Powder
MAC Give Me Life Bronzing Powder
MAC Give Me Life Bronzing Powder
MAC Give Me Life Bronzing Powder
MAC Give Me Life Bronzing Powder
MAC Give Me Life Bronzing Powder
MAC Give Me Life Bronzing Powder
MAC Give Me Life Bronzing Powder
MAC Give Me Life Bronzing Powder
MAC Give Me Life Bronzing Powder
MAC Give Me Life Bronzing Powder
MAC Give Me Life Bronzing Powder
MAC Give Me Life Bronzing Powder
MAC Give Me Life Bronzing Powder
MAC Give Me Life Bronzing Powder
MAC Give Me Life Bronzing Powder
MAC Give Me Life Bronzing Powder
MAC Give Me Life Bronzing Powder

Give Me Life

Give Me Life is a medium brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture felt smooth to the touch, but it was quite dry and stiff in the pan, which made it hard to apply, blend out, and build up coverage. I had to scrape away at the top layer in order to get product to show up for swatching purposes. I don’t know what MAC has been doing to their Bronzing Powders lately, but I know they can do better with respect to texture! The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me.

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Morphe Boom High Impact Highlighter
  • Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light Bronzer
On eyes:
  • MAC Heat Stroke Eyeshadow Quad
  • MAC Nylon Eyeshadow
  • MAC Motif Eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Ethereal Highlighter
  • Marc Jacobs Grape(vine) Highliner
On lips:
  • MAC Cream Pie Lipglass
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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I am relieved I’m not the only one reacting to the name.

– What’s on your eyelids? It looks gorgeous!
– Oh, it’s Sandy Crotch.

It might also double as a drag name or a burlesque name.
– On stage now, the marvelous Sandy Crotch!
OK, sorry, I’ll stop now 🙂

I’ve got UD Beached, have MAC Shy Girl Lipstick, UD Jawbone. Therefore, I don’t think I’ll be getting this set. I much prefer his Spring sets.
Besides; Sandy CROTCH?!? Roflmao! 😂

I think the name is pretty brilliant. It’s slightly rude, without being offensive…and we’ve all been there! I liked the earlier Patrick better as well. Most of these shades are no go for me, anyway. Bring on s.t. as nicely packaged and well designed, great performing as Fruity Juicy! Now THAT was a summer collection.

At least all of us who’ve gone for a beach trip sure have, KJH! Love the ocean, but hate the “after” trying to get un-sandy, LOL. Fruity Juicy was one of the best. I have my hopes up for Aaliyah in a few weeks.

Well, let’s hope it lives up to Selena….. As to the sand, well, despite it being June, it’s 50+, rainy, and muggy. At least no one is parking in my yard!

I think I’ve reached the saturation point when it comes to the bronzy, red, copper, brown shades that seem to never end this time of the year. The same shades are used for summer and fall. Can a brand come up with something different? Variations of other colours, in luminous tones for summer.

The eyeshadow quad is of better quality than what we have seen from MAC lately – which is good news.
The shades are popular ones at the moment and if you didn’t feel like buying a whole palette, this quad will do it.

In regards to the bronzer, I see D+ and think, “oh man, that must be horrible!” (and I mean, at 69% it’s definitely not stellar), but where I live 69% would be considered a C+ based on our grading system. The overall percentage of the product score doesn’t change obviously, it’s just interesting to see how it scores differently on a letter grade system in different places.

I’m telling my husband about the hilarious name “Sandy Crotch” and he says without missing a beat “I think I know her.” OMG too funny!

Sandy Crotch? My knowledgd of english falls flat here. I don’t see the joke… I skip this box. The bronzer is to dark and warm for me and I can copy the look the eyeshadows will give with the palettes I own. Those are not exactly dupes but close enough for the feel. Only the lipgloss seems nice but are not sold seperate so that’s MAC’s loss.

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