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MAC By Request Collection for Fall 2012 – Results

MAC By Request Collection for Fall 2012 – Results

I reviewed this collection in its entirety here.

Updated @ 8/5 at 10:09 PM PST: You can purchase the lipsticks now – best to go to the direct page, here.

Lipstick ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Candy Yum-Yum Neon pink (Matte) (77,517 votes)
  • Moxie Bright pink (Matte) (74,957 votes)
  • Rocker Burgundy-red with glitter (Matte) (72,299 votes)

Lipglass ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Bait Iris-pink with gold pearl (Frost) (34,045 votes)
  • Cult of Cherry Clean red with red pearl (Frost) (29,466 votes)
  • Flash of Flesh Light nude pink with pearl (Frost) (27,707 votes)

Eyeshadow ($15.50 U.S. / $18.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Guacamole Light green with gold pearl (Frost) (50,536 votes)
  • Jete Sandy coral (Veluxe Pearl) (40,245 votes)
  • Moth Brown Soft metallic grey/brown (Frost) (39,563 votes)

Availability: Lipsticks on August 6th, Lipglasses on August 8th, Eyeshadows on August 13th — online only at maccosmetics.com; press release indicates international as “fall 2012” but I do not have any additional information

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Honestly, I’m usually testing lip color, so I rarely use lip liner, since it serves to alter the color as well as extend the wear, which would render a test worthless! I use lip liner when I need long-wearing, crisp lip color, so that typically means special occasions or business events.

— Christine

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Dior Lucky Addict Extreme Lipstick

Dior Lucky Addict Extreme Lipstick
Dior Lucky Addict Extreme Lipstick

Feel Lucky with This Not-Too-Vibrant Pink

Dior Lucky Addict Extreme Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a fuchsia-pink with the barest hint of coral; there’s an underlying warmth lurking just beneath the surface. Tarina Tarantino Fuchsia Lining is a bitter redder. MAC Speak Louder is pinker, cooler-toned. MAC Party Parrot is brighter, less red. Lancome Fuchsia Clutch is a bit darker and has a light smattering of iridescent fuchsia shimmer.

This formula is supposed to be long-wearing and yield bold color with “radiant shine.” I like the formula overall, though it doesn’t deliver particularly stellar results when it comes to wear–Lucky wore for five hours well, though the shine had faded after three–but it’s not much better than other Dior lipsticks (that aren’t marketed as long-wearing) or other lipsticks overall (typically, lipsticks average four hours on me). It lasts for a good length of time, but it’s short of long-wearing, which I would expect to clock in between six to eight hours. It definitely has a distinctly glossy shine that reflects the light well and gives lips a fuller look.

The color is semi-opaque (though almost opaque) with a slight translucency, so some of the natural lip color will peek through. When I applied the lipstick, the color coverage was mostly even but you can see how it didn’t go on perfectly even. It has a somewhat creamy consistency, but it reminded me more of a lip balm in a way, because it feels wetter–think Revlon’s Lip Butters with less slip.  There is a light perfume-y scent that’s just noticeable in the tube but not after it is applied.

Most Overrated & Underrated Red Lipstick

Over & Under: Most Overrated & Underrated Red Lipstick

There are always products that receive endless raves, but they don’t always live up to our expectations or work out as well as they do for others.  Share your picks for most overrated and underrated RED LIPSTICKS.  Don’t forget to share your whats and whys as to your choices!

  • Most Overrated: [answer]
  • Most Underrated: [answer]

My Picks

  • Most Overrated: MAC Ruby Woo — SOOOOO dry!!
  • Most Underrated: I’d say either MAC Viva Glam I, which is a fab retro red, or Chanel Dragon — hey, it was DISCONTINUED. Surely if it was super popular they’d have kept it!! 🙂