MAC Lobster, Postmodern, Gumball Liptensity Lipsticks

MAC Lobster Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium orange with warm, pinky-red undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that covered evenly and smoothly without streaking. The texture was a bit heavier, and it seemed to settle into lip lines ever-so-slightly to the point where I couldn’t really tell in person but it is visible in the close-up photos. This shade wore well for six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Bite Beauty Blood Orange (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Givenchy Mandarine Bolero (304) (P, $36.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Guerlain Orange Fizz (P, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Excite (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Estee Lauder Chilean Sunset (LE, $45.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Diego (LE, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Persimmon (P, $26.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Volatile (P, $30.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty #008 (LE, $36.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC True Red (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Marmalade (LE, $24.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C403 (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Impassioned (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunset Orange (P, $35.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Neon Orange (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Liptensity Lipstick Lobster
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
87%
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MAC x Selena Collection Available September 28th for MAC Select Members

MAC x Selena Collection
MAC x Selena Collection

The MAC x Selena Collection will be available September 28th, 2016 on maccosmetics.com for MAC Select members, and MAC’s official Twitter account says early access is for Devoted and Obsessed members. The collection will be available online for everyone on October 1st and in select stores on October 6th.

Updated at 6:45AM PST: Readers are reporting that the collection is now live, but there appears to be an issue with getting free shipping and one reader said they ordered but their order did not show items in the confirmation.

Updated at 1:00PM PST: MAC sent out emails to MAC Select + PRO members that the collection will be available at 4PM EST (now).

I’ve been seeing collections launch around 4-7AM PST these days, but it is always hard to say with a MAC collection.  May you all get exactly what’s on your list without losing too much sleep! 🙂 You might consider banding together and chatting amongst yourselves on this Facebook post!

Here are some helpful links:

MAC Mulling Spices, Fireworks, Habanero Liptensity Lipsticks

MAC Mulling Spices Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep, medium-dark red with strong, cool, pink undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation, but it covered incredibly evenly and smoothly, so I could barely tell (my lip freckle was the only indication it wasn’t opaque). The consistency was soft, lightly balm-like as it melted against the lips, though it is noticeably firm initially. The formula sat well on my lips, didn’t emphsaize lip lines, and made them appear fuller while lasting for a good six and a half hours. It left behind a stain and was neither drying nor hydrating over time. Guerlain Samsara (P, $37.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Oh Miley (200) (P, $30.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Leonardo (P, $35.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty #009 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Imperial Red (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C405 (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Vega (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mochi (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sour Cherry (P, $26.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Just a Bite (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Life's Blood (LE, $21.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C404 (P, $22.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC MAC Red (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Vivien (LE, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Garconne (P, $55.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Miptensity Lipstick
MAC Liptensity Lipstick Mulling Spices
A-
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
92%
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MAC Claretcast, Eros, Life’s Blood Liptensity Lipsticks

MAC Claretcast Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pinky berry with subtle, cool undertones paired with a satin finish. It had full color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly, with just a bit of tugging initially but became easier to glide on as it melted against the lips. The texture was light-to-medium in weight, lightly tacky but comfortable to wear over a six and a half hour period. The formula was a smidgen drying after four hours of wear. MAC Marsala (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Aubergine (P, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Melted Berry (P, $21.00) is glossier (95% similar). Estee Lauder Unattainable (P, $30.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Confident (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (DC, $34.00) is glossier (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Seduce Me (128) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Roman (208) (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Vera (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Commotion (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Shame (DC, $22.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Colour Pop Lyin' King (P, $6.00) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Beetroot (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Revlon Plum Velour (P, $7.99) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Givenchy Framboise Velours (315) (LE, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Winterberry (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Bite Beauty Crimson (LE, $28.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Liptensity Lipstick Claretcast
A-
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
92%
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MAC Dionysus, Burnt Violet, Double Fudge Liptensity Lipsticks

MAC Dionysus Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark burgundy red with subtle, warm undertones and a glossy, creamy finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which had fairly even coverage, though the darker color paired with the more emollient texture seemed to highlight lip lines slightly as the color would settle and appear darker in mine. The texture was lightly balm-like as it melted against the lips and glided across with minimal tugging initially and then no tugging at all once it warmed up. This shade wore well for seven hours and was non-drying, which is close to as described for wear. NARS Ingrid (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $26.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Your Majesty (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $17.00) is more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty #001 (Reformulation) (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Bette (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Mona (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Liptensity Lipstick Dionysus
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
88%
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MAC Smoked Almond, Toast and Butter, Cordovan Liptensity Lipsticks

MAC Smoked Almond Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark pinky-brown with warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It was nicely pigmented with full-color coverage that went on smoothly and evenly. The texture felt a little firm in the tube, but it started to melt as I applied it to my lips. The consistency was a little thicker but did not feel heavy, and it did not well up in lip lines as it seemed to self-level after five minutes of wear. This shade wore well for six and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. Colour Pop Grunge (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Script (218) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Buff (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Chai (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C107 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Mocha (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Molasses (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Liptensity Lipstick Smoked Almond
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
91%
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