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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Swatches + Review: MAC Good Luck Trolls Glow Rida, I'm Into It Eyeshadow, Cremesheen Lipsticks + Pro Longwear Lip Pencils


MAC Creme Cup Modesty Fanfare Glow Rida I'm Into It Review

MAC Glow Rida Beauty Powder Good Luck Trolls Review

MAC Good Luck Trolls Beauty Powder in Glow Rida
(Limited Edition, $28 for 10g/0.35oz)

Color: It's a warm peachy beige that leaves a subtle glow to the skin. 

Formula + Application: The pigmentation is very sheer and works best as a highlighter for my NC30/35 skin tone. I recommend using a dense natural brush, such as the Sonia Kashuk #17 (comparison pictures), because dense natural hair tends to pick up and pack on powder products much easier.

I love pairing Glow Rida with matte blushes when I want a subtle sheen on my cheeks. It gives me just enough luminosity without looking too dewy or frosty for day-time office wear. 

Longevity: It lasts at least 8 hours without fading when worn over foundation + setting powder. (I don't have issues with products lasting on my cheeks in general. I also have cheeks that are neither dry nor oily.)


MAC Glow Rida Beauty Powder Good Luck Trolls Swatch

MAC Glow Rida Beauty Powder Good Luck Trolls 2016 Collection Swatches

MAC I'm Into It Burgundy Eyeshadow Review Dupe Makeup Geek Bitten Cherry Cola Deep Damson

MAC Bangin' Brilliant I'm Into It Eyeshadow Review

MAC Bangin’ Brilliant Eyeshadow in I'm Into It ($16 for 1.5g/0.05oz) - This is a new shade and is being added to the permanent collection.

Color: It's a dark red brown with a matte finish. Makeup Geek's Bitten, Cherry Cola and MAC's Deep Damson are all lighter than I'm Into It. Also, Bitten pulls more red and is less matte, while Deep Damson pulls more purple. I'm Into It looks most similar to Cherry Cola when applied lightly because they both are more of a reddish brown shade.

I use all of these shades interchangeably and as a pop of color in my crease when I want to spice up a neutral eye look.

Formula & Longevity: MAC's eyeshadows are (1) very pigmented, (2) apply smoothly, (3) layer well and (4) blend easily. They last at least 14 hours without creasing when worn with a primer, such as the Urban Decay Primer Potion. For reference, I have oily lids and always pair eyeshadows with a primer.

Many other brands have eyeshadows that are very pigmented, but I experience alot of fallouts with those and I hit pan alot faster. One of the reasons why I keep repurchasing from MAC is because of the formula. I barely experience any fallouts during application with MAC eyeshadows and a little goes a long way. 

The 12 Piece Interchangeable Palette can be purchased from Coastal Scents for $5.95.

MAC I'm Into It Makeup Geek Bitten Cherry Cola Deep Damson Eyeshadow Swatches

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick Creme Cup Modesty Fanfare Review

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick ($17 for 3g/0.01oz) - Each tube has a secure cap that snaps shut rather than a magnetic closure.
  • Crème Cup is a light blue pink. It's lighter than Modesty, but still works well with my medium skin tone. 
  • Modesty is a muted neutral pink. This is one of my go-to nudes. I love that it has just the right amount of pink and doesn't make me look washed out.
  • Fanfare is a mid-tone yellow pink.
Scent: They have a pleasant vanilla scent when I sniff directly from the tube, but don't taste like anything when worn on the lips. 

Formula + Longevity: Even though I have extremely dry lips, the cremesheen formula feels very comfortable to wear and it actually feels more hydrating than the MAC matte and satin lipsticks (review). I like that they glide onto the lips smoothly without skipping and provide buildable, medium to full coverage with at least 3 and a half hours of staying power. (They last longer if you drink through a straw and don't eat.) They also leave a nice sheen without looking too glossy. 

MAC Modesty Crème Cup Fanfare Lipstick Swatch

MAC Creme Cup Modesty Fanfare Cremesheen Lipstick Swatches

MAC Posy Perfect Oh Honey Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Review

MAC  Pro Longwear Lip Pencil ($21 for 1.2g/0.04oz) - They do not twist up. Instead, they need to be sharpened with a pencil sharpener.
  • Posy Perfect is a rosey pink with a matte finish.
  • Oh Honey! is a warm nude with a matte finish.
  • Doubletime is a pinky brown with a matte finish.
  • Staunchly Stylish is a pinky beige. It looks like it has a slight sheen when swatched, but it actually looks matte when worn on my lips.
Scent: They don't smell or taste like anything.

Formula: The lip liners have a creamy texture and excellent pigmentation. They also apply smoothly and prevent lipstick from feathering. I love using them as a base under sheer lipsticks. 

Longevity: They last all day without fading or moving, even through meals and drinks. I have to use makeup remover to wash it off!

MAC Pro Longwear Lip Liner Posy Perfect Oh Honey Double Time Staunchly Stylish Swatches

MAC Double Time Staunchly Stylish Posy Perfect Oh Honey Swatch

MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Double Time Staunchly Stylish Review

MAC Staunchly Stylish Posy Perfect Oh Honey Double Time Lip Liner Review



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