The Story of Obsession: In Pictures.

Happy Friday ladies! Just a quick post here. I wanted to show you some comparison swatches for the recently released MAC collection, Blogger’s Obsessions, to help you decide if you should snag anything. This isn’t a review because I have only just received these items. These were swatched in natural sunlight and the shadows were swatched without primer. Enjoy, and I sincerely hope these pictures will aid in your decision!

Items I purchased:

  • Evolution Revolution Lipglass
  • Hocus Pocus Eyeshadow
  • Parisian Skies Eyeshadow
  • Sonoran Rain Lipglass

L-R: MAC Resort Life Lip Gelee, MAC Evolution Revolution, Jemma Kidd Air Kiss in Strip, Milani 3D Glitzy in Designer Label, Mally Lip Laquer in Delish Apricot*

The closest glosses here are Jemma Kidd Strip and Milani Designer Label. Strip is more pigmented than Evolution Revolution, while Designer Label is close, but the shimmer particles are more apparent and are larger and glitter like. Delish Apricot is much more highly pigmented and behaves like a liquid lipstick and Resort Life is far more glittery/shimmery.

L-R: MAC Swell Baby, Urban Decay Creep, Stila Diamond Lil, MAC Hocus Pocus, Sleek Storm Palette Dark Grey Shade

I originally thought that Diamond Lil and Hocus Pocus might be dupes. I was pretty off. Diamond Lil pulls more taupey-brown while Hocus Pocus pulls more grey. Diamond Lil is supposedly a dupe for the infamous MAC Smoke & Diamonds and you can see the wonderful Pink Sith’s post comparing them here. From this I would conclude that Hocus Pocus is not a dupe for Smoke & Diamonds. Creep is similar, but in real life the black undertone is much more apparent and the sparkle is different too. The others are not even close.

L-R: MAC She Who Dares (Blue Side) Kat Von D Poe Blue, NYX Jazz Night Dark Blue Shade, NYX Jazz Night Light Blue Shade, Parisian Skies, Sonia Kashuk Paris at Night Quad Dark Blue Shade

Again, no dupes really to be found. I can’t tell you how happy I was that I picked two shadows up that I don’t have anything like yet. Not saying a dupe doesn’t exist, I just don’t have it. The lighter blue from the NYX Jazz Night palette is close, but lacks the obvious grey pull of Parisian Skies. Sonia Kashuk is much darker and much more navy in shade. The other shades are not similar really, but I wanted to include several just for comparison’s sake.

L-R: MAC Viva Glam Cyndi Lipglass, MAC Sonoran Rain Lipglass, Hourglass Siren Gloss, Revlon Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze in Continuous Coral, Loreal Infallible Lipcolor in Beyonce Red

I feel good about this gloss purchase. Nothing I own is really all that similar to it. Cyndi is much more pink and lacks the tightly packed shimmer, while Hourglass Siren is a blazing volcanic lava type of red and is more metallic. Continuous Coral is too coral and not red leaning enough and also lacks shimmer. Beyonce Red is a true in your face red and is matte in finish.

Overall I am happy with my purchases. I could have skipped Evolution Revolution, but I like Karen and I liked the story behind the gloss. The truth is I don’t care for the stickiness of MAC lipglass. I am hopeful about their new Glam Gloss collection coming out at the end of July. I saw some gorgeous looking orange and coral shades that I can’t wait to see swatches of. Allegedly the formula is non-sticky! *Squeals* Anyway, happy hauling ladies, and do share what you picked up, loved or hated about this collection below! :)

*Disclosure: this item was provided for consideration and review by PR.

 

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12 Responses to The Story of Obsession: In Pictures.

  1. Lianne says:

    Hey! Glad you like Hocus Pocus!!!!

    xoxo Lianne

    • Danielle says:

      Hi Lianne! Thanks for visiting and thanks for creating such a lovely shade with MAC. I knew it would be a sell out! ;)

  2. Kelly says:

    Evolution Revolution looks stunning! I hope you enjoy your new products!

    • Danielle says:

      Thanks Kelly! It is a very pretty, subtle goes with anything kind of gloss. Did you haul anything from Bloggers Obsessions?

  3. Sabrina says:

    Geesh! Now I wish I purchased Sonoran Rain. It’s so gorg!

  4. Jenn says:

    amazing swatches!!

  5. Kayla says:

    I’ve used Hocus Pocus and Caqui all weekend. =) Super excited to try out Parisian Skies and Sonoran Rain. I’m kind of regretting not buying Evo Revo. =/

    • Danielle says:

      Kayla– Can’t wait to check out the looks you create. Evo Revo is nice, but not super unique to me. You can totally find other things out there like it. I was tempted mainly by my sincere like for Karen and her story!

  6. I’m sorry, I got distracted by how UTTERLY BEAUTIFUL that Hourglass gloss is! :O

    • Danielle says:

      Isn’t it stunning?! That’s what I thought the first time I saw a swatch of it. I knew it had to be mine! :)

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