Round-up: MAC Vamplify Lipglosses (July 2016)

MAC Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Vamplify Lipgloss

Online on July 7th (in-stores on July 14th), there are 16 shades of MAC Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) releasing, with about half of them being repromotes. Some shades are very pigmented while others are semi-opaque, and some shades apply evenly while others are more streaky. They have a light-medium thick consistency that’s not heavy or goopy, but it’s not really thin; however, they’re really smooth and creamy, so they feel nice on. There’s no tackiness initially, and it feels a lot like lip balm to me–soft, smooth, and my lips felt supple. I find they develop light to moderate tackiness as they wear on. They wear anywhere from three to five hours and are lightly to moderately hydrating over time. The formula has strong, vanilla scent (stronger than their lipsticks; I can smell it for a bit even when it is applied, not just in the tube) but no discernible taste.

I’ve finished reviewing the new-for-2016 shades, so here’s a recap of those plus the repromotes. You can find the official launch information here.

01

MAC Fab Tested

Limited Edition. $20.00/0.16 oz.

MAC Fab Tested Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plummy brown with warm undertones and a cream finish.

A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
97%
A

02. MAC Push Some Buttons

MAC Push Some Buttons Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as an "intense orange-red." Read full review.

A

03. MAC Smart Aleck

MAC Smart Aleck Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a bold, bright, medium-dark pinky-red with cool, blue undertones and a jelly-like finish. Read full review.

A-

04. MAC Tuned In

MAC Tuned In Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a "mid-tone rosy nude." Read full review.

A-

05. MAC What's Going On

MAC What's Going On Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a "hot intense fuchsia." Read full review.

A-

06. MAC Anything But Demure

MAC Anything But Demure Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium mauve-pink with warm undertones and a smattering of fine, gold pearl. Read full review.

A-

07. MAC Absolute Score

MAC Absolute Score Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark taupe-brown with neutral undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A-

08. MAC Peer Pressure

MAC Peer Pressure Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as an "intense red-burgundy." Read full review.

B

09. MAC Sway to the Sound

MAC Sway to the Sound Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark lavender purple with cool undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

B

10. MAC How Chic is This

MAC How Chic is This Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a "violet purple." Read full review.

B

11. MAC With Gusto

MAC With Gusto Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a deep, muted burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and and a lightly pearlized finish. Read full review.

B-

12. MAC Spanking Haute

MAC Spanking Haute Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a "pinky nude." Read full review.

B-

13. MAC Saucy Miss

MAC Saucy Miss Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark blue-violet with a cream finish. Read full review.

B-

14. MAC Modern Drama

MAC Modern Drama Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a "dark plum." Read full review.

C+

15. MAC She-Rebel

MAC She-Rebel Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a "dark blue-purple." Read full review.

C

16. MAC Acting on Impulse

MAC Acting on Impulse Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a deep bluish-teal with cool undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

Glossover Breakdown

87%

Average Score
A
8
B
6
C
2
D
0
F
0

Glossover Averages

Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
87%

MAC With Gusto, Sway to the Sound, Saucy Miss, Acting on Impulse Vamplify Lipglosses

MAC With Gusto Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a deep, muted burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and and a lightly pearlized finish. The texture was lightweight, comfortable to wear, and spread easily across the lips, but the semi-opaque coverage made it more apparent just how much color settled into lip lines. It wore well for five hours and was lightly moisturizing. NARS Toy (P, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Venom (P) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Dark as Night (P, $19.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Potion (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Lasting Achievement (P, $19.50) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Apocalypse (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC With Gusto Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Vamplify Lipgloss With Gusto
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
9.5
Application
4
Total
83%
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MAC Anything But Demure, Fab Tested, Absolute Score, Smart Aleck Vamplify Lipglosses

MAC Anything But Demure Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium mauve-pink with warm undertones and a smattering of fine, gold pearl. It had good pigmentation that went on evenly, though I noticed some of the gloss welled up in lip lines. It wasn’t too noticeable from a normal viewing distance, though. The gloss was comfortable to wear and wore well for four and a half hours. The formula was hydrating for me. Tarte Double Tap (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Anastasia Vintage (P) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Snap (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC It's a Strike (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora Earth & Fire (35) (P, $12.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). MAC Deelight (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer, lower quality (85% similar). MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 (LE, $15.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). NARS Chelsea Girls (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Anything But Demure Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Vamplify Lipgloss Anything But Demure
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
92%
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