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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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MAC Under the Covers, As If I Care, Bated Breath Love Me Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

MAC Under the Covers Love Me Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with moderate, warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, but it had to be built up to get to full coverage. The texture was lightweight, emollient enough to glide on without tugging but not enough that it felt slippery when worn, so it adhered well and was comfortable to wear. There was a touch of product that sank…

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MAC French Silk, Daddy’s Girl, Tres Blase Love Me Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

MAC French Silk Love Me Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a bright pop of mid-tone coral with warmer undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly for the most part. The texture was lightweight, thin without being clingy, and it applied without dragging on me. I had issues with the lipstick emphasizing imperfections in lip texture (despite exfoliating prior!), and there was a bit of product that sank into my lip lines. The color lasted…

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MAC Nordstrom Anniversary Lip Haul Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

MAC Lip Haul Up Close & Personal Lip Set MAC Lip Haul Up Close & Personal Lip Set MAC Lip Haul Up Close & Personal Lip Set Lip Haul MAC Lip Haul Up Close & Personal Lip Set ($59.50 for 0.6 oz.) is a new, limited edition set exclusive to Nordstrom (now sold out online, you may still find it in stores). It includes six, full-sized products; three lipsticks and three lipglosses. In general, lighter, creamier Lipglasses tend to apply…

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MAC On the Go Pink Up Close & Personal On the Go Mini Lip Kit Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

MAC On the Go (Pink) Up Close & Personal On the Go Mini Lip Kit MAC On the Go (Pink) Up Close & Personal On the Go Mini Lip Kit MAC On the Go (Pink) Up Close & Personal On the Go Mini Lip Kit On the Go (Pink) MAC On the Go (Pink) Up Close & Personal On the Go Mini Lip Kit ($20.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new, limited edition set that includes two miniature-sized glosses and…

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MAC Go Get Nude Up Close & Personal Lip Kit Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Go Get Nude MAC Go Get Nude Up Close & Personal Lip Kit ($36.50 for 0.25 oz.) is a new, limited edition set that features three full-sized lip products. Both the lipstick and lipgloss have been released previously (as limited edition shades), while the lip pencil is part of the permanent range (yay for adding a permanent swatch!). When applied altogether (layered), the end result gets dominated by the intensity of Spice coming through, so if one wants more of…

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MAC Pink It Over Up Close & Personal Lip Kit Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Pink It Over MAC Pink It Over Up Close & Personal Lip Kit ($36.50 for 0.25 oz.) is a new, limited edition set that includes three, full-sized products: a lipgloss, lip pencil, and lipstick. They coordinate, though the gloss was noticeably warmer than the other two shades (which I think works but might not be as cohesive for some!). The gloss was better on its own as it resulted in more color separation along my lip lines when applied over…

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MAC Laissez-Faire, Hey Frenchie, Mon Coeur Love Me Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Laissez-Faire MAC Laissez-Faire Love Me Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a soft, rosy pink with muted, warmer undertones and a luminous finish. It had good color coverage that applied evenly across my lips comfortably. The lipstick had a lightweight, thinner feel to it that wasn’t clingy and had enough slip that it didn’t tug on my lips. There was a little bit of product that sank into my deeper lip lines, though it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing…

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MAC E for Effortless & La Femme Love Me Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

E for Effortless MAC E for Effortless Love Me Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a rich, deep red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a creamy, luminous finish. It seemed to have a subtle, low-level pearl strewn throughout but not enough to make it appear shimmery to my eye. The texture was lightweight, lightly creamy without being tacky, heavy, or slippery, so it applied comfortably but didn’t slide around over time (I didn’t experience feathering). I was impressed by how smooth…

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MAC x eL Seed Cicero Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Cicero MAC Cicero Eyeshadow x15 Palette ($66.00 for 0.68 oz.) is a limited edition palette that launched a month or two ago, though it’s still available (hence the review). Two shades–Gabriella and Vidigal–are technically blushes (aka they’re not safe for use on eyes), and the palette includes a few permanent shades (like Shroom, Honey Lust, Texture, Handwritten, and Carbon).  It’s a mixed bag, which is why it remained a lower priority item relative to the numerous other palettes that have launched…

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MAC Desert Lightning Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Desert Lightning MAC Desert Lightning Eyeshadow x 12 Palette ($48.00 for 0.6 oz.) contains a mix of cooler neutral shades with some being more neutral to neutral-cool, but there were some warmer shades still present throughout. The warmth tended to lean on the side of rose, plum, or yellow as opposed to orange or red. The quality was decent across the board with only one miss (Deception), and those who have indulged in a fair amount of past palettes may…

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MAC Natural Vice Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Natural Vice MAC Natural Vice Eyeshadow x 12 Palette ($48.00 for 0.6 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette featuring warmer neutral tones with a mix of mattes and shimmers. It has more of a light-to-medium depth range but is helped a lot by the two deeper, more contrasting shades. The quality was decent; there were some nice shades, some so-so ones, and a couple of misses. MAC Fab Accent Eyeshadow MAC Fab Accent Eyeshadow Fab Accent Fab Accent is…

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MAC Ignite Wonder Face Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Ignite Wonder MAC Ignite Wonder Highlighter Palette ($40.50 for 0.63 oz.) includes six, warmer-toned shimmery cheek colors from pale gold to plum. The formula felt new-to-me; it was much creamier, more emollient, and in that genre of cream-to-powder that was still obviously a powder with elements of creaminess. Per MAC, the formula has the most coverage when applied with fingertips and then more buildable coverage when applied with a brush. I found this varied from shade to shade, which is…

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MAC Coral of the Wild, Rock Starz, Make Me Mercurial Lipglasses Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Coral of the Wild MAC Coral of the Wild Lipglass ($17.50 for 0.1 oz.) is a milky, pale coral with warm, pinker undertones and a barely-there pearl strewn throughout a cream finish. The consistency was smooth, light-medium in thickness, and was moderately tacky. The coverage was semi-opaque, and it managed to go on rather evenly without streaking along the edges, but it did sit in most of my lip lines as milky glosses often have in the past. If that’s…

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MAC Let’s Mesa Around, Life in Sepia, Natural Born Leader Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Let’s Mesa Around MAC Let’s Mesa Around Lipstick ($19.50 for 0.1 oz.) is a soft, rosy pink with subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen with barely-there, fine pearl. It has a Lustre finish, so the semi-sheer coverage was as expected, but you’ll want to keep in mind that it allows a lot of your natural lip color to come through so if you have deeper color naturally, this shade may look significantly different on you. The texture was lightweight,…

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MAC Serenity Seeker Electric Wonder Iridescent Powder Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Serenity Seeker MAC Serenity Seeker Electric Wonder Iridescent Powder ($36.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a light-medium orange with warm, golden shimmer and faint sparkle. The pigmentation was buildable from medium to mostly opaque (two to three layers) with a smooth consistency that was a little thinner but seemed to get more finely-milled, softer, and less thin after two uses.  The powder applied evenly to my skin and blended out easily without emphasizing my skin’s texture (unlike my experience with Into…

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MAC Into Eternity Electric Wonder Iridescent Powder Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Into Eternity MAC Into Eternity Electric Wonder Iridescent Powder ($36.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a soft, coppery bronze with warm, red undertones and a metallic sheen and faint sparkle. There was definitely larger-sized sparkle throughout and had a slightly glittery finish. While the poor powder didn’t quite survive fully intact, there was a fourth that was still nicely pressed (on the right) — enough to test texture and all of that jazz as a pressed powder! The powder had a…

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MAC Feelin’ Sedimental & The Naturalist Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Feelin’ Sedimental MAC Feelin’ Sedimental Lipstick ($19.50 for 0.1 oz.) is a light peach with moderate, warm undertone with a satiny sheen. It was more balanced between pink and peach, though it may appear peachier on cooler skin tones (as it appears to lean slightly pink against my warmer undertones). The texture was dense but creamy enough to apply without dragging and delivered even, opaque coverage in one layer. For the lightness of the shade, it went on rather well,…

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MAC Canyon Dreamin’ Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Canyon Dreamin’ MAC Canyon Dreamin’ Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder ($30.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a light-medium, golden brown with a natural matte finish. It had rich color coverage in a single layer where a little went a long way, so I’d highly recommend using a lighter hand with this product (or a less-dense brush) if the sheerer coverage, as marketed, was what you wanted. The texture was smooth and finely-milled, though a little thinner and more prone to adhering…

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MAC Marble Faun & Natural Freak Lipglasses Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Marble Faun MAC Marble Faun Lipglass ($17.50 for 0.1 oz.) has a translucent base with white and light gold pearl and larger flecks of sparkle. It had “semi-sheer” coverage in the form of sparkle, which dispersed evenly across my lips. There was some milkiness to the base color (hence translucent and not clear), as there was a bit of whitish product in my lip lines. MAC’s formula does have sheerer and more opaque shades, but they infrequently describe them as…

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MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Sun-soaked Strip MAC Sun-soaked Strip Next to Nothing Bronzing Powder ($30.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm, more balanced undertones, though it leaned slightly more red-based than yellow or orange-based. The consistency was smooth, silky, and finely-milled, but the more matte finish combined with the thinner consistency made it more prone to adhering very strongly wherever it was initially placed. This can happen with matte powders going over bare skin or liquid foundation that isn’t set/matte. It…

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