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MAC Glow Play Blush Collection for Spring 2020 – Beauty Article

Meet Glow Play Blush: a new colour and texture innovation. Eleven lightweight shades capture the luminous flush of a natural blush across all skin tones. With eight-hour, fade-free wear, each ultra-blendable shade can be worn as a sheer wash of colour, or built up and paired for a more vibrant, dimensional pop. Optimized for ultra-fresh spring skin, Glow Play boasts a bouncy, mochi-like jelly texture that glides onto skin with fingertips for a fuss-free, from-within glow. “Glow Play Blush is…

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MAC Lunar Illusions Collection for Spring 2020 Now Available – Beauty Article

Release Date + About the Launch This Lunar New Year, create new traditions. Phase into the future with classic colours that project the glow of the new moon onto you. A lineup of top-selling M·A·C Lipstick, Lipglass, Eye Shadow and Powder Blush shades are reimagined for a fresh and fortuitous perspective on time-honored looks – including cult-favourite Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Double Gleam, now reborn in a dragon-embossed design. Gift the good fortune with lucky limited-edition prismatic packaging. Now online…

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MAC Patent Paint Lip Lacquer Launches December 19th – Beauty Article

Release Date + About the Launch Introducing juicy, power-pigmented shine like you’ve never seen or worn before. New M·A·C Patent Paint Lip Lacquer is a luxuriously creamy, vinyl-effect gloss that provides instant moisturization that lasts all day, with a color payoff that never bleeds. Available in 15 shades, ranging from mirror-like peachy nudes to bold, vampy reds and statement-making blues and purples, M·A·C Patent Paint Lip Lacquer is formulated with an innovative wax-free Triple Threat gel system to create a…

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MAC Pink Sprinkle of Shine Set Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Pink MAC Pink Sprinkle of Shine Set ($49.50 for 0.34 oz.) is a new, limited edition set exclusively available at Macy’s, which contains new shades of Extra Dimension Skinfinish and Dazzleglass with a new, larger fan-style brush with synthetic bristles. The set also included a zippered pouch. Starquake and Unleash the Stars performed consistently with their formulas. The brush has only gone through an initial review, as the set released for the holidays, and it seemed to be made fine,…

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MAC Starring You Spellbinder Shadows Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Stairs to the Stars MAC Stairs to the Stars Spellbinder Shadow ($25.00 for 0.02 oz.) is a slightly blackened, reddish-burgundy with warmer undertones and fine, shimmer finish that looked more satin-like applied dry and more metallic applied wet. The texture was incredibly finely-milled and soft to the touch. There’s nothing that really suggests that they could (or should) be used with a dampened brush, but they were so dismal when I initially swatched them dry, I thought, while we’re here……

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MAC Young Star, Counting Stars, Starring You Lipglasses Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Young Star MAC Young Star Lipglass ($17.50 for 0.1 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warmer undertones and flecks of soft white pearl and sparkle. It had a milkier quality to the base color, which gave it a semi-sheer level of coverage, and it sunk noticeably into my lip lines. The product applied fairly evenly, and the shimmers/sparkles dispersed well across my lips. The texture was light-medium in thickness with moderate tackiness, so it was a heavier formula compared to…

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MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Rising Star MAC Rising Star Opalescent Highlighter ($34.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a medium, coppery bronze with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, slightly denser texture that was more firmly-pressed in the pan but not to the point where it became stiff. Instead, it didn’t have any powderiness or excess kicked up, which made it easier to work with and control how much product was picked up with my brush. It applied evenly…

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MAC Star Memoir & Starf*cker Lipglasses Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

MAC Star Memoir Lipglass ($17.50 for 0.1 oz.) is a medium-dark berry with subtle, cool undertones and fine, violet and pink pearl throughout. It had medium color coverage with a smooth, light-medium consistency that was moderately tacky and felt thicker, but it was very comfortable to wear and smoothed out some of my lip lines. There was a bit of gloss that sank into the deeper lip lines on my lower lip, but all of my lip lines seemed finer.…

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MAC Medium Deep Star-Dipped Face Compact Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Medium Deep MAC Medium Deep Star-Dipped Face Compact ($42.50 for 0.48 oz.) is a new, limited edition foursome that includes a bronzer, one blush, and two highlighters, all of which are in the Extra Dimension formula. Three of the four shades in the quad have been seen before, though this is the first time MAC has housed them in a quad format, which makes the price point a lot more palatable (they can get quite pricey as standalone purchases). The…

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MAC Light Star-Dipped Face Compact Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Light MAC Light Star-Dipped Face Compact ($42.50 for 0.48 oz.) is a new, limited edition quad that features two blushes and two highlighters, all of which are in the Extra Dimension formula. All four shades had semi-opaque (or greater) pigmentation, had smooth, denser consistencies, and applied and blended out beautifully on my skin. The key to working with this formula is understanding that they tend to be a bit denser, firmer, so they work better with a moderate hand and…

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MAC Starstruck & Walk of Flame for Stardom Kissing Stars Lipstick Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Starstruck MAC Starstruck Kissing Stars Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a bright, purple-berry with warmer undertones and flecks of cooler violet and blue-violet sparkle and micro-glitter. It had medium color coverage in a single layer, which was most apparent when swatched on my arm and not at all apparent when actually applied. The issue was in the texture, as the more I tried to built up the coverage, the more the color moved around and created an incredibly uneven…

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MAC Gold Star & Kiss of Stars Kissing Stars Lipstick Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Gold Star MAC Gold Star Kissing Stars Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy gold with warm undertones and a more frosted, lightly metallized finish. It had less sparkle–though still some–compared to other shades with a much higher shimmer content to it, which I felt gave it more “coverage” and seemed to minimize some of the slip. It had medium coverage, which didn’t build up much beyond that, but I didn’t experience the product clumping up on itself…

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MAC Shooting Star Opalescent Powder Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Ingredients Talc, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol Stearate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lecithin, Glyceryl Oleate, Polybutene, Silica, Aluminum Hydroxide, Tin Oxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289),…

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MAC Asterisk & Destined for Stardom Kissing Stars Lipstick Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Asterisk MAC Asterisk Kissing Stars Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.1 oz.) has a blackened purple base with a mixture of bluish-violet, purple, and lighter blue sparkle and glitter throughout. It was appalling bad in application, and it lived up to… none of its claims; it didn’t evenly distribute color, it wasn’t opaque, and the texture was smooth. I don’t know who let this one escape the factory, but it’s not a real surprise as every comparable shade (and they’re all quite…

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MAC Starring You Lipsticks & Cheek Palette Swatches – Beauty Article

MAC Starring You Lipsticks & Cheek Palette Swatches MAC Starring You Lipsticks & Cheek Palette Swatches MAC Starring You Lipsticks & Cheek Palette Swatches MAC Starring You Lipsticks & Cheek Palette Swatches I wanted to make sure to review some of the “key” products (at least, by my guess!) from the new MAC Starring You Collection, which is the brand’s big holiday launch, in case they sell out. I expect to receive press samples in the next few weeks, and…

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MAC Holiday 2019 Collection – Starring You – Beauty Article

Release Date + About the Launch Give the gift of stardom with a legendary lineup of A-list kits wrapped with cinematic impact. Find the perfect gift for everyone in your audience – or yourself. The collection can be previewed now for MAC Devoted/Obsessed and Pro members here. Early access 10/11 for MAC Devoted/Obsessed members, 10/17 official release Products in the Launch Kiss of Stars Lipstick, $20.00 (Limited Edition) A constellation of six sparkling and pearlized shades with intense, ultra-creamy colour…

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MAC x Pony Park Collection Reviews (2019) – Beauty Article

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MAC Moot Point & Love is Blind Matte Lip Mousses Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

MAC Moot Point Matte Lip Mousse ($20.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish-copper with warm undertones and a natural sheen. This one seemed to have more light-reflecting properties to its finish compared to other shades in the range, though blotting lightly or letting it naturally wear down for an hour or two revealed a truer, “soft matte” finish. It had a lightweight, thin consistency that spread fairly evenly across my lips in fluid strokes, but it had a more…

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MAC My Better Half, Off the Record, Stone’s Throw Matte Lip Mousses Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

My Better Half MAC My Better Half Matte Lip Mousse ($20.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a brighter, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The pigmentation was semi-sheer to medium, buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The texture felt smooth and spreadable with an airy, lightly watery texture–wet but not truly watery. This particular shade seemed to dry down more quickly than most shades in the range. The color went on evenly, and while it didn’t…

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MAC x Disney Maleficent Collection – Beauty Article

M·A·C encourages creativity and freedom 365 days a year, but there’s no better time than Halloween to truly explore the transformative power of makeup. This October, celebrates Disney’s most wickedly beautiful villain, Maleficent, with everything you need to recreate her iconic look. M·A·C provides the products to build a strong, stunning classic Maleficent look: bold and beautiful Matte Lipstick in Russian Red, ultra-shiny Clear Lipglass, deep purple Eyeshadow in Scene, smoky Eyeshadow in Print, In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Mascara…

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MAC Privacy Please & Cordon Bleu Matte Lip Mousses Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

MAC Privacy Please Matte Lip Mousse ($20.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark fuchsia pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It looked cooler-toned against a true, warm-toned pink, but it was less bluish compared to a true fuchsia. It had semi-sheer to medium coverage in one layer, which was buildable to full coverage with two to three layers. The texture felt lightweight and spread easily across my lips, but it wasn’t the most flattering finish to my…

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MAC One Hit & Beck and Call Matte Lip Mousses Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

MAC One Hit Matte Lip Mousse ($20.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark peachy brown with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-sheer color coverage in a single layer, which was buildable to semi-opaque coverage with a second layer. The texture was lightweight, watery without being too wet, and had some of that airy, whipped quality of a true, mousse-like consistency would have. The color applied evenly but sank into my lip lines and emphasized them. It…

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MAC x Pony Park Sky’s the Limit Extra Dimension Skinfinish Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Sky’s the Limit MAC Sky’s the Limit Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($38.50 for 0.28 oz.) is a bright, pale white gold with an almost cool, silverish undertones and slightly warmer, pale gold shimmer and micro-sparkle.  There was a faint bit of larger shimmer/sparkle throughout, but it had a wetter sheen when applied to skin. It had nearly opaque pigmentation but could be sheered out if preferred. The texture was smooth, dense but not too firmly pressed in the pan, so I…

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MAC x Pony Park Cold Comfort Extra Dimension Skinfinish Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Cold Comfort MAC Cold Comfort Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($38.50 for 0.28 oz.) is a pale lavender with cool undertones and finely-milled shimmer that shifted subtly from bluish-white to cool lavender. It seemed to have more of a translucent base instead of a white base, which should make it more workable across skin tones. It had a light-to-moderate glow applied dry and could be intensified to a shinier, more metallic finish if applied with a wet brush. The texture was firmer…

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MAC x Pony Park Hocus Pocus Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Hocus Pocus MAC Hocus Pocus Eyeshadow x 8 Palette ($35.00 for 0.49 oz.) is a new, limited edition eight-pan palette that features four matte eyeshadows, one more satin-pearl shade, and three more sparkly shades (Pressed Pigments). The Pressed Pigment formula is an unusual addition to a pre-made MAC palette, but it is a formula that’s been released individually in the past and is supposed to have “sheer-to-moderate buildable coverage” that can be used wet or dry. The coverage ranged from…

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Best & Worst of MAC Love Me Lipsticks – Beauty Article

The new MAC Love Me Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have a “lighter-than-air texture” with “all-day moisturization” paired with “intense color and soft shine.” They had semi-opaque to fully opaque color coverage in a single layer, and most of the shades applied evenly and smoothly to my lips without emphasizing lip texture or sinking noticeably into my lip lines. The texture was very lightweight, lightly creamy without too much slip, yet there was a distinctive shine to…

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MAC Shamelessly Vain, Give Me Fever, Nine Lives Love Me Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Shamelessly Vain MAC Shamelessly Vain Love Me Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red-orange with warm undertones and a cream finish. The consistency felt lightly creamy, smooth without being too slippery, and comfortable to apply and to wear, though the product separated along my deeper lip lines and could have applied more evenly along the edges. It had opaque color payoff that stayed on well for five hours, while the formula felt lightly moisturizing over time. Chanel…

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MAC You’re So Vain, DGAF, Maison Rouge Love Me Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

MAC You’re So Vain Love Me Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. The lipstick had a lightweight, lightly creamy texture that felt a bit denser/thicker than most shades in the range, though it was definitely not heavy! It had nearly opaque color payoff that adhered evenly and smoothly across my lips without tugging. There was a bit of product that sank into my deeper lip lines, and I…

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MAC Joie de Vivre, Vanity Bonfire, My Little Secret Love Me Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

MAC Joie de Vivre Love Me Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark berry with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. The lipstick had nearly opaque color payoff in a single stroke, which applied evenly and smoothly without tugging on my lips during application. The consistency was lightweight, emollient without being slippery, and thin without being clingy or prone to emphasizing imperfections on my lips (like flakes). It stayed on nicely for six hours, left behind a…

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MAC Coffee and Cigs, Pure Nonchalance, Killing Me Softly Love Me Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

MAC Coffee and Cigs Love Me Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a soft, muted plum-brown with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer with a lightweight, thin consistency that didn’t feel clingy and still had enough slip to glide on without tugging. The texture was also quite flattering, which was impressive as a lot of thinner lipstick textures emphasize texture and lip lines. It wore well for five hours and was…

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