MAC PatrickStarrr Hot and Heavy Opalescent Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC PatrickStarrr Hot and Heavy Opalescent Powder

Availability: ULTA & Nordstrom
Price: $34.00
Deal: Get 3% cash-back on your MAC purchase through Ebates
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

This opalescent face powder reflects rays in a neutral tan shade with gold shimmer. Adds the perfect high-impact shimmering glow to skin. Features a chevron-embossed design and matching turquoise and tropical chevron packaging.

If you’d like to see the entire MAC x Patrick Starrr Diva Feva collection swatched, in real time, please check out this video!

This highlighting powder is a pale gold champagne color with a micro-fine metallic finish that is buildable. The powder is soft and creamy, blending well over the skin. The formula also has good lasting powder throughout the day.Final Grade

MAC PatrickStarrr Hot and Heavy Opalescent Powder

MAC PatrickStarrr Hot and Heavy Opalescent Powder

MAC PatrickStarrr Hot and Heavy Opalescent Powder

MAC PatrickStarrr Hot and Heavy Opalescent Powder Swatches

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MAC PatrickStarrr Me So Fleek Full Face Kit Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC PatrickStarrr Me So Fleek Full Face Kit

Availability: MAC & Nordstrom
Price: $49.50
Deal: Get 3% cash-back on your MAc purchase through Ebates
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A complete kit of products for the entire face that includes a Lipstick, Lipglass, Eye Shadow x 4 and Powder Blush (Duo). Available in two shade waves: the on-trend hues of Me So Fleek and the natural everyday shades of Me So Chic. The box and products within are all specially designed in pink packaging with a kaleidoscopic floral motif and PATRICK STARRR’s signature.

If you’d like to see the entire MAC x Patrick Starrr Floral Realness collection swatched, in real time, please check out this video!you

The powder blush duo has powders that are a little less smooth than the powder blush duo in the Me So Chic kit, but the color is good and the power, in application, goes on pretty smoothly. The two shades are not that different from each other, though.

The eyeshadow quad has shades that go on smoothly and with great pigmentation.

The lipglass and lipstick also have good formulas, though the lipstick does tug and skip a little, with its matte formulation.

Final Grade

MAC PatrickStarrr Me So Fleek Full Face Kit

MAC PatrickStarrr Me So Fleek Full Face Kit

MAC PatrickStarrr Me So Fleek Full Face Kit:
Take Me Home Powder Blush Duo Swatches

MAC PatrickStarrr Me So Fleek Full Face Kit:
Take Me Home Powder Blush Duo Swatches

MAC PatrickStarrr Me So Fleek Full Face Kit:
Stay with Me Eyeshadow Quad Swatches

MAC PatrickStarrr Me So Fleek Full Face Kit:
Lipglass & Lipstick Swatches

MAC PatrickStarrr Me So Fleek Full Face Kit:
Lipglass in Queen P Applied

MAC PatrickStarrr Me So Fleek Full Face Kit:
Lipstick in Hey, Boy, Hey! Applied

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MAC PatrickStarrr Me So Chic Full Face Kit Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC PatrickStarrr Me So Chic Full Face Kit

Availability: MAC & Nordstrom
Price: $49.50
Deal: Get 3% cash-back on your MAc purchase through Ebates
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A complete kit of products for the entire face that includes a Lipstick, Lipglass, Eye Shadow x 4 and Powder Blush (Duo). Available in two shade waves: the on-trend hues of Me So Fleek and the natural everyday shades of Me So Chic. The box and products within are all specially designed in pink packaging with a kaleidoscopic floral motif and PATRICK STARRR’s signature.

If you’d like to see the entire MAC x Patrick Starrr Floral Realness collection swatched, in real time, please check out this video!you

The powder blush duo in this kit has a great formula. The blush and bronzer both apply with good color and blend smoothly. The shades are wearable for a lot of different skin tones and depths.

The eyeshadow quad is pretty good too. The last shade–Bon Nuit–has MAC’s matte formula and is more dry/stiff than the other shades in the quad, but the formula on the shades is otherwise creamy, smooth, and pigmented.

The lipglass and lipstick are also easy to wear and come in very wearable shades.

Final Grade

MAC PatrickStarrr Me So Chic Full Face Kit

MAC PatrickStarrr Me So Chic Full Face Kit

MAC PatrickStarrr Me So Chic Full Face Kit:
I’m Not Blushing Powder Blush Duo Swatches

MAC PatrickStarrr Me So Chic Full Face Kit:
I’m Not Blushing Powder Blush Duo Swatches

MAC PatrickStarrr Me So Chic Full Face Kit:
Stay with Me Eyeshadow Quad Swatches

MAC PatrickStarrr Me So Chic Full Face Kit: Lipglass & Lipstick Swatches

MAC PatrickStarrr Me So Chic Full Face Kit:
Lipglass in Mamastarrr Kiss Applied

MAC PatrickStarrr Me So Chic Full Face Kit:
Lipstick in Sweet Mamastarrr Applied

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Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses Review, Photos, Swatches

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses

Availability: Sephora
Price: $20.00
Deal: Get two complimentary Dior samples with any $45 Sephora purchase w/ code DOUBLEDIOR.
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

Finally, a gloss that is sexy and comfy at the same time. Hi-Fi Shine Lip Gloss delivers ultra-shiny color that won’t feather or bleed. UD’s shade range is stacked with sheer, sparkly, and pigment-rich options to amp up your look.

If you would like to see all 20 of the new Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine lipgloss shades swatched, in real time, please see this video.

The packaging on these new glosses is sleek and lightweight. I like that there is a clear window so that you can see how much product is left.

The glosses themselves have a formula with medium thickness that isn’t too sticky or tacky. Your lips will stay hydrated as long as the product remains on your lips. There is a strong menthol smell, and a slight tingle on the lips when you apply. I saw no plumping effect.

The shade range has a variety of finishes, ranging from cream, to holographic, to metallic. All of the colors are semi-opaque to sheer. The sheerer coloration of these glosses helps avoid any of the shades emphasizing lip lines, even the darker ones. All of the shades have a very glossy finish.

I find these glosses pleasant to wear, and the color range provides a lot of options. My favorite colors are found in the nude range: Beso, Rapture, and Backtalk. Just remember that these act like a more traditional gloss. They are not transfer resistant and will last just a few hours before fading.

Final Grade

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss Swatches:
Goldmine, Dirty Talk, 1993, Fireball, Fuel, Midnight Cowgirl, Shadowheart, Candy Flip, Jawbreaker, Snapped

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses: Goldmine Applied

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses: Dirty Talk Applied

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses: 1993 Applied

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses: Fireball Applied

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses: Fuel Applied

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses: Midnight Cowgirl Applied

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses: Shadowheart Applied

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses: Candy Flip Applied

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses: Jawbreaker Applied

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses: Snapped Applied

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss Swatches:
Beso, Rapture, Backtalk, Naked, SPL, Obsessed, Savage, Big Bang, Snitch, Bang

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses: Besa Applied

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses: Rapture Applied

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses: Backtalk Applied

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses: Naked Applied

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses: SPL Applied

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses: Obsessed Applied

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses: Savage Applied

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses: Big Bang Applied

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses: Snitch Applied

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Glosses: Bang Applied

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MAC Nicopanda Lipsticks Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Nicopanda Lipsticks

Availability: MAC & Macy’s
Price: $18.50
Deal: Get 3% cash-back on your MAC or Macy’s purchase through Ebates
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A special-edition Lipstick in six hues and a matte texture. The iconic product that made M∙A∙C famous. Features exclusively designed minimalistic white and black packaging that’s topped with a signature NICOPANDA.

If you’d like to see the entire MAC x Nicopanda collection swatched, in real time, please check out this video!

These lipsticks all have good color. Though none has shimmer, some of the shades have a more powder-matte finish (Pink Off and Galactic Mint) while others have a more glossy finish (Tounge N’ Chic, Pop Babe, Nico Kiss). Galactic Mint and Nico Kiss require the most layering and blending to ensure an even finish. Overall, these lipsticks are comfortable to wear and last about 3 hours on the lips before needing a touch-up.

Final Grade

MAC Nicopanda Lipstick

MAC Nicopanda Lipsticks

MAC Nicopanda Lipstick Swatches:
Tongue N’ Chic, Kawaii Party, Pop Babe, Pink Off, Galactic Mint, Nico Kiss

MAC Nicopanda Lipstick: Tongue N’ Chic Applied

MAC Nicopanda Lipstick: Kawaii Party Applied

MAC Nicopanda Lipstick: Pop Babe Applied

MAC Nicopanda Lipstick: Pink Off Applied

MAC Nicopanda Lipstick: Galactic Mint Applied

MAC Nicopanda Lipstick: Nico Kiss Applied

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MAC Nicopanda Lipglasses Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Nicopanda Lipglasses

Availability: MAC & Macy’s
Price: $18.00
Deal: Get 3% cash-back on your MAC or Macy’s purchase through Ebates
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A unique lip gloss available in four colours that can create a high-gloss, glass-like finish or a subtle sheen. Designed to be worn on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick, it’s the perfect product for creating shine that lasts. It’s pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic colour. It contains jojoba oil to help soften and condition the lips. Features exclusively designed minimalistic white and black packaging that’s topped with a signature NICOPANDA.

If you’d like to see the entire MAC x Nicopanda collection swatched, in real time, please check out this video!

These lipglasses all have sheer color and a shimmering finish. Dreamz, which is the only one with noticeable color, looks strange on the lips given the navy color and the way it emphasizes the lips, at least when used on its own. The other three shades are hard to distinguish from each other, so there’s no need to purchase all of them. The formula itself is medium-thick in texture, not overly sticky, and moisturizing.

Final Grade

MAC Nicopanda Lipglasses

MAC Nicopanda Lipglass Swatches: Glitter Parade, Dreamz, Sugar Coat, Panda Kiss

MAC Nicopanda Lipglass: Glitter Parade Applied

MAC Nicopanda Lipglass: Dreamz Applied

MAC Nicopanda Lipglass: Sugar Coat Applied

MAC Nicopanda Lipglass: Panda Kiss Applied

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MAC Nicopanda Gleamer Face Powder Color Me Nico Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Nicopanda Gleamer Face Powder Color Me Nico

Availability: MAC & Macy’s
Price: $29.00
Deal: Get 3% cash-back on your MAC or Macy’s purchase through Ebates
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A light-as-air velvety face powder with silky sheer colour that applies smoothly and evenly. This highly blendable formula has an air-whipped texture. The panda-imprinted powder is pressed with three complexion-enhancing shades in satin and matte finishes to create a naturally radiant look. When blended together, the shades subtly highlight and even out skin for a soft overall glow. The exclusively designed minimalistic white and black compact features a 3D signature NICOPANDA.

If you’d like to see the entire MAC x Nicopanda collection swatched, in real time, please check out this video!

When the different shades in this palette are mixed together, you get a subtly shimmering sheen on the skin that doesn’t have any color to it, just a gleam. The sheen you get is refined and not glittery or sparkly. This powder is easy to apply and blend. I’m not sure if $29 is a fitting price for this kind of product, but if you’re looking for something to give you an overall glow, this powder will fit the bill.

Final Grade

MAC Nicopanda Gleamer Face Powder Color Me Nico

MAC Nicopanda Gleamer Face Powder Color Me Nico

MAC Nicopanda Gleamer Face Powder Color Me Nico Swatches:
1 Layer, 3 Layers, Finger Swatch

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MAC Nicopanda Full Face Kits Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Nicopanda Full Face Kits

Availability: MAC & Macy’s
Price: $40.00
Deal: Get 3% cash-back on your MAC or Macy’s purchase through Ebates
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A palette of one Powder Blush and four Eye Shadows. Available in three shade waves: the pink-toned Stay Cute, pastel-hued Preppy Panda and smoky-shaded Primapanda. Highly pigmented powder. Applies evenly, blends well. The exclusively designed minimalistic white and black palette features a 3D signature NICOPANDA.

If you’d like to see the entire MAC x Nicopanda collection swatched, in real time, please check out this video!

These full face palettes have fairly good quality powders. The best blush is found in the Stay Cute palette–it has good pigmentation and blends smoothly. The blush in the Primapanda palette also has strong pigmentation, but can be patchy, so apply with a fan brush in thin layers. The blush in the Preppy Panda will likely only suit people with fair to light skin. The best eyeshadows are found in the Pirmapanda palette–they are smooth and pigmented. The eyeshadows in the other two kits are good too, but once in a while are more chalky or skip more.

Final Grade

MAC Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Nicopanda Full Face Kits

MAC Nicopanda Full Face Kit: Preppy Panda

MAC Nicopanda Full Face Kit: Preppy Panda Swatches

MAC Nicopanda Full Face Kit: Primapanda

MAC Nicopanda Full Face Kit: Primapanda Swatches

MAC Nicopanda Full Face Kit: Stay Cute

MAC Nicopanda Full Face Kit: Stay Cute Swatches

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Natasha Denona Tropic Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Natasha Denona Tropic Eyeshadow Palette

Availability: Sephora
Price: $129.00
Deal: Receive a FREE Too Faced Shadow Insurance trial size with any $25 Sephora purchase with code EYELAST.
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

This limited-edition palette features 15 shades of Natasha’s new, long-lasting cream-powder formulas, combined with her classic, signature formula. With a range of matte and metallic finishes in complementary tropical pop colors and pastels, you’ll be inspired to create endless looks, as far as your imagination leads you—from soft and natural to colorful, vibrant, and bold.

For the most part, this palette has shades with a formula that is smooth and pigmented. The one huge exception was the shade Exotic, which went on patchy and felt drier in consistency. Laguna was also a little more chalky than the other matte shades.

Overall, this is a good palette. But the extreme price tag doesn’t leave room for the formula to have any flaws. So, at the end of the day, I don’t think it’s worth it to pay so much money for a palette that isn’t perfect.

Final Grade

Natasha Denona Tropic Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Tropic Eyeshadow Palette Swatches: Row 1

Natasha Denona Tropic Eyeshadow Palette Swatches: Row 2

Natasha Denona Tropic PaletteNatasha Denona Tropic Eyeshadow Palette Swatches: Row 3

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MAC Padma Lakshmi Nefertiti Cremesheen Glass Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Padma Lakshmi Nefertiti Cremesheen Glass

Availability: MAC & Nordstrom
Price: $21.00
Deal: Get 3% cash-back on your MAC purchase through Ebates
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

An online-exclusive lip finish in a sparkly peach-gold shade that fuses the creamy, sheen-filled nature of Cremesheen Lipstick with the shine of M·A·C Lipglass. Soft, comfortable, non-sticky. Applies with a doe-foot applicator. Use as a top layer to its namesake lipstick or on its own. Specially designed in gilded luxe decorative packaging.

If you’d like to see the entire MAC x Padma Lakshmi collection swatched, in real time, please check out this video!

Nefertiti is a universally-flattering shimmery gloss with micro-fine gold and soft silver sparkle in a very sheer nude shade. The formula is moisturizing, has medium thickness to it, and isn’t noticeably sticky or tacky.

Final Grade

MAC Padma Lakshmi Nefertiti Cremesheen Glass

MAC Padma Lakshmi Nefertiti Cremesheen Glass

MAC Padma Lakshmi Nefertiti Cremesheen Glass Applied

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