MAC Padma Lakshmi Lipsticks Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Padma Lakshmi Lipsticks

Availability: MAC & Nordstrom
Price: $17.50
Deal: Get 3% cash-back on your MAC purchase through Ebates
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Company’s Description

A special-edition Lipstick in six hues and three textures. The iconic product that made M∙A∙C famous. 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!

All of the Padma lipsticks have good pigmentation and consistency, regardless of the finish/formula. Sumac, the darkest shade, is the only one that shows a bit of streakiness. Blue Blood, Mattai Pink, and Sumac will leave a stain behind on the lips too. I found all the shades comfortable to wear, even the matte formula shades.

Final Grade

MAC Padma Lakshmi Lipsticks

MAC Padma Lakshmi Lipsticks

MAC Padma Lakshmi Lipstick Swatches:
Mattai Pink, Blue Blood, Nude Fudge, Sunset Rose, Apricot Gold, Sumac

MAC Padma Lakshmi Lipstick: Mattai Pink Applied

MAC Padma Lakshmi Lipstick: Blue Blood Applied

MAC Padma Lakshmi Lipstick: Nude Fudge Applied

MAC Padma Lakshmi Lipstick: Sunset Rose Applied

MAC Padma Lakshmi Lipstick: Apricot Gold Applied

MAC Padma Lakshmi Lipstick: Sumac Applied

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MAC Padma Lakshmi Moon & Shine Bronzing Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Padma Lakshmi Moon & Shine Bronzing Duo

Availability: MAC & Nordstrom
Price: $33.00
Deal: Get 3% cash-back on your MAC purchase through Ebates
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Company’s Description

A Powder Blush duo that features a frosty highlight and warm matte beige shade. Designed by and for professionals to provide fantastic colour with ease and consistency. Applies evenly, adheres lightly to skin to achieve natural-looking colour that stays put all day. 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!

The top shade is a matte, cool-toned light-medium tan shade while the bottom is a shimmering, very pale champagne highlight. Mixing these two shades together gives you a shimmering bronzing shade with a silver sheen. The powder for both shades is creamy and smooth, blending nicely over the skin. The highlighter’s shimmer is refined and the strength of the highlight is buildable.

Final Grade

MAC Padma Lakshmi Moon & Shine Bronzing Duo

MAC Padma Lakshmi Moon & Shine Bronzing Duo

MAC Padma Lakshmi Moon & Shine Bronzing Duo Swatches: Top, Bottom, Mixed

MAC Padma Lakshmi Moon & Shine Bronzing Duo Swatches: Top, Bottom, Mixed

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MAC Padma Lakshmi Melon Pink Blush Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Padma Lakshmi Melon Pink Blush Duo

Availability: MAC & Nordstrom
Price: $33.00
Deal: Get 3% cash-back on your MAC purchase through Ebates
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Company’s Description

A Powder Blush duo that features a sparkly peachy pink and mid-toned orange shade. Designed by and for professionals to provide fantastic colour with ease and consistency. Applies evenly, adheres lightly to skin to achieve natural-looking colour that stays put all day. 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!

The top shade is a medium cantaloupe with subtle shimmer. The bottom shade is medium pink with gold shimmer. Mixing these two shades together is my favorite way of wearing this duo–it gives you a very wearable peachy-pink shade with subtle shimmer. Whatever way you use this duo, the product applies with good color and blends smoothly.

Final Grade

MAC Padma Lakshmi Melon Pink Blush Duo

MAC Padma Lakshmi Melon Pink Blush Duo

MAC Padma Lakshmi Melon Pink Blush Duo Swatches: Top, Bottom, Mixed

MAC Padma Lakshmi Melon Pink Blush Duo Swatches: Top, Bottom, Mixed

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MAC Padma Lakshmi Eyeshadow Quads Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Padma Eyeshadow Quads

Availability: MAC & Nordstrom
Price: $33.00
Deal: Get 3% cash-back on your MAC purchase through Ebates
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Company’s Description

A palette in a mirror compact of four Eye Shadows in a sparkly gold, peachy pink, sparkly sky blue and deep brown shade. / A palette in a mirror compact of four Eye Shadows in a cool beige, frosty light green, sparkly copper and pearlescent plum shade.

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

Both of these quads contain high-quality shadows. The formula for each shade is creamy, smooth, and pigmented, though the pigmentation is not super intense. For each quad, the first three shades swatched easily work together to create a basic look, while the fourth shade adds a pop of color. I was surprised at how well the matte shades applied and also appreciate that each quad contains two matte shades to work with.

Final Grade

MAC Padma Eyeshadow Quads

MAC Padma Eyeshadow Quads

MAC Padma Eyeshadow Quad: 70’s Sunset

MAC Padma Eyeshadow Quad: 70’s Sunset Swatches

MAC Padma Eyeshadow Quad: Desert Dusk

MAC Padma Eyeshadow Quad: Desert Dusk Swatches

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MAC Jeremy Scott Lo-Fi Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Jeremy Scott Lo-Fi Eyeshadow Palette

Availability: MAC & ULTA
Price: $75.00
Deal: Get 3% cash-back on your MAC or ULTA purchase through Ebates
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Company’s Description

A Jeremy Scott eye palette that features a kaleidoscope of 29 manic hues offering limitless shade combinations. Specially outfitted in a one-of-a-kind boombox design with a mirror, in cheeky tribute to the days that new music and unhinged creative expression took root on city streets. It includes textures from Lustre to Satin and Matte to Veluxe Pearl for creating a variety of looks. The saturated, soft hues are packaged in one ultimate palette for portability. Features 29 limited edition shades.

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

This palette is designed like a boombox and the palette is made of thin metal. It’s a little awkward to get open but you do get a full-sized mirror inside.

The shadows themselves are a mixed bag. Some apply smoothly and with rich pigmentation, but many of them have varying levels of patchiness or lack in pigmentation and need to be layered. In particular, the matte shades need to be layered and worked with to avoid them looking patchy on the skin. Shades like US Dance Remix and Subtly Elegant have an unrefined texture. And shades like Memories of Space, Remixology, and all three purple shades are dull in color.

This is not a bad palette, but many of the shades require extra work, and for the high price of $75, you don’t feel like you’re getting the level of quality you’d expect. The packaging, while spot-on retro, is also impractical, and uses space inefficiently. The pans could have been bigger to make getting the product out less awkward and to reduce the empty space.

Final Grade

MAC Jeremy Scott Lo-Fi Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Jeremy Scott Lo-Fi Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Jeremy Scott Lo-Fi Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Jeremy Scott Lo-Fi Eyeshadow Palette Swatches:
Lo-Fi, Creative Copper, Bite the Beat, Endless Frequency, Disco Therapy
Superior Sound, Happy Song, Bird’s Eye View, Walking Heartbeats, Vacation Speed Zone

MAC Jeremy Scott Lo-Fi Eyeshadow Palette Swatches:
Ghost Story, Morning Ticket, US Dance Remix, Subtly Elegant, Bonus Track
Beautifully Charred, Raven Eyed, Video Emotions, Memories of Space, Remixology

MAC Jeremy Scott Lo-Fi Eyeshadow Palette Swatches:
Beatallica, Sytheseyes, Oldie But Goodie, Powerful Performance, At the Turntable
Electric Eel, She’s A Machine, Jam Session, Club New Wave Mix

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MAC Jeremy Scott Future Emotions Lip Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Jeremy Scott Future Emotions Lip Palette

Availability: MAC & ULTA
Price: $35.00
Deal: Get 3% cash-back on your MAC or ULTA purchase through Ebates
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Company’s Description

A Jeremy Scott lip palette that features a kaleidoscope of nine manic Lipstick hues. Specially outfitted in a one-of-a-kind cassette design with a mirror, in cheeky tribute to the days that new music and unhinged creative expression took root on city streets.It includes Matte, Satin and Amplified textures for creating a variety of looks. The saturated shades are packaged in one palette for portability. Features 9 limited edition shades.

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

All of the lip shades in the palette have great pigmentation and apply opaquely over the lips. The finishes are either Matte or Amplified. You have a good mixture of shades: pink, nude, red, orange, and purple. My only real criticism of this palette is that the pans are small, and it’s awkward to get a lip brush into them.

Final Grade

MAC Jeremy Scott Future Emotions Lip Palette

MAC Jeremy Scott Future Emotions Lip Palette

MAC Jeremy Scott Future Emotions Lip Palette

MAC Jeremy Scott Future Emotions Lip Palette Swatches:
Carmine Rouge, Morange, Violetta, Breathing Fire, Happy Song
Living In Stereo, Digging It, Night Club School, Wild Memories

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MAC Jeremy Scott Acoustica Cheek Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Jeremy Scott Acoustica Cheek Palette

Availability: MAC & ULTA
Price: $35.00
Deal: Get 3% cash-back on your MAC or ULTA purchase through Ebates
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A Jeremy Scott cheek palette that features a highlighter, bronzer and blush. Specially outfitted in a one-of-a-kind CD mixtape design with a mirror, in cheeky tribute to the days that new music and unhinged creative expression took root on city streets. The easily blendable, long-lasting shades are packaged in one palette for portability. Features 3 limited edition shades.

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

All three of these cheek powders apply onto the skin smoothly and blend nicely. The highlighter is pretty intense, while the bronzer and blush are on the tame side. Unfotunately, these shades will only suit people with fair or light skin.

Final Grade

MAC Jeremy Scott Acoustica Cheek Palette

MAC Jeremy Scott Acoustica Cheek Palette

MAC Jeremy Scott Acoustica Cheek Palette

MAC Jeremy Scott Acoustica Cheek Palette Swatches:
Heaven In Your Smile, Acoustica, Wall of Desire

MAC Jeremy Scott Acoustica Cheek Palette Swatches:
Heaven In Your Smile, Acoustica, Wall of Desire

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L.A. Girl Lipify Stylo Lipsticks Review, Photos, Swatches

L.A. Girl Lipify Stylo Lipsticks

Availability: ULTA
Price: $5.99
Deal: Get $3.50 off your $15+ ULTA order with code 674802.
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

L.A. Girl’s Lipify Stylo Lipstick glides on rich, intense color in just one swipe. Enriched with hydrating argan oil and olive oil, the non-sticky lightweight formula moisturizes lips with a luxurious soft and shiny finish. Available in a wide range of shades. Easy to use, non-retractable tip.

L.A. Girl has release a new line of lipsticks that are affordable and promise to provide intense color and a hydrating formula. See my thoughts on these, and 13 shades swatched!

These are one of the best standard lipstick formulas out there. By “standard” I mean that this lipstick does not claim to have any special feature like being long-wearing, matte, transfer-proof, etc. This formula is creamy, glides on effortlessly, and feels like nothing on the lips, while still providing your skin moisture. The colors are well-pigmented and mostly opaque, with the exception of the nude shades (you don’t really notice the less-than-opaque finish) and the last shade–Riot. There is a slight scent, but I don’t notice it after application. For just $5.99, these lipsticks are a bargain!

Final Grade

L.A. Girl Lipify Stylo Lipsticks

L.A. Girl Lipify Stylo Lipsticks

L.A. Girl Lipify Stylo Lipstick Swatches:
Lingerie, Dreamer, Corset, Giddy, Honeymoon, Teddy, Superstitious
Ambitious, Panic, Brave, Lust, Jubilee, Riot

L.A. Girl Lipify Stylo Lipstick: Lingerie Applied

L.A. Girl Lipify Stylo Lipstick: Dreamer Applied

L.A. Girl Lipify Stylo Lipstick: Corset Applied

L.A. Girl Lipify Stylo Lipstick: Giddy Applied

L.A. Girl Lipify Stylo Lipstick: Honeymoon Applied

L.A. Girl Lipify Stylo Lipstick: Teddy Applied

L.A. Girl Lipify Stylo Lipstick: Superstitious Applied

L.A. Girl Lipify Stylo Lipstick: Ambitious Applied

L.A. Girl Lipify Stylo Lipstick: Panic Applied

L.A. Girl Lipify Stylo Lipstick: Brave Applied

L.A. Girl Lipify Stylo Lipstick: Lust Applied

L.A. Girl Lipify Stylo Lipstick: Jubilee Applied

L.A. Girl Lipify Stylo Lipstick: Riot Applied

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J.Cat Pris-Metal Chrome Eye Mousse Review, Photos, Swatches

J.Cat Pris-Metal Chrome Eye Mousse

Availability: ULTA
Price: $5.99
Deal: Get $3.50 off your $15+ ULTA order with code 674802.
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

J.Cat Beauty Pris-Metal Chrome Eye Mousse offers maximum metallic foil effect that creates unique look. Let the holographic metal shimmer do the magic on your eyes!

If you’d like to see live swatches of these new eye toppersfrom J.Cat Beauty, along with some more new items from the brand, see this video!

These have a cushion-y, mousse texture that glides across the skin and feel weightless. These give an incredible punch of metallic flash to the lids. You can use them alone or on top of another eyeshadow. I do not have any problems with these flaking, fading, or creating fall-out. These are a steal!

Final Grade

J.Cat Pris-Metal Chrome Eye Mousse

J.Cat Pris-Metal Chrome Eye Mousse

J.Cat Pris-Metal Chrome Eye Mousse

J.Cat Pris-Metal Chrome Eye Mousse Swatches:
Chrome Galaxy, Champagne Wiz, Fiery Bolt, Houdini, Gray Later

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J.Cat Holographic 3D Eye Toppers Review, Photos, Swatches

J.Cat Holographic 3D Eye Toppers

Availability: ULTA
Price: $6.99
Deal: Get $3.50 off your $15+ ULTA order with code 674802.
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Company’s Description

J.Cat Beauty Holographic 3D Eye Topper is a beautiful, long-wearing, sparkle eye topper with brilliant holographic tones. With its light-weight, sheer texture, it effortlessly applies on top of any eyeshadow look, leaving a gorgeous, holographic shine.

If you’d like to see live swatches of these new eye toppersfrom J.Cat Beauty, along with some more new items from the brand, see this video!

These eye toppers are semi-sheer and have a thin, watery formula. They dry down after about 20 seconds, and stay put. I didn’t find that these changed color significantly over different bases and they can be a little difficult to layer. You won’t get an opaque finish and need to be careful to not lift the layer below if you’re adding another layer. That said, these do add a lovely shimmering finish to whatever you have applied below.

Final Grade

J.Cat Holographic 3D Eye Toppers

J.Cat Holographic 3D Eye Toppers Swatches:
Unicorn Hype, So Poppy, Azul Lemonade, Pinch Me Peachy

J.Cat Holographic 3D Eye Toppers Swatches:
Unicorn Hype, So Poppy, Azul Lemonade, Pinch Me Peachy

J.Cat Holographic 3D Eye Toppers Swatches:
Unicorn Hype, So Poppy, Azul Lemonade, Pinch Me Peachy

J.Cat Holographic 3D Eye Toppers Swatches:
Unicorn Hype, So Poppy, Azul Lemonade, Pinch Me Peachy

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