MAC Ablaze Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Ablaze Lipstick
MAC Ablaze Lipstick

MAC Ablaze Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright apricot cream.” It’s a medium-dark coral-red with a barely-there sheen (not quite a flat matte). I actually think it looks very much like MAC Lady at Play, and if there was any detectable difference, it would be that Lady at Play is ever-so-slightly lighter (and of course, it has a more luminous finish). Guerlain Nahema is pinker, more subdued, shimmery. MAC Watch Me Simmer is pinker. MAC Hibiscus is redder, darker, shimmery. Wet ‘n’ Wild #909D is slightly darker. MAC Toxic Tale is a smidgen darker but very similar.

It’s bold and bright but not neon–there is a lightness to it. Ablaze had rich, opaque color coverage. Though it’s technically a matte finish, it felt more like a satin or amplified creme finish–creamy without being thick or slick, so it applied evenly, smoothly, and didn’t tug or pull at the lips. I tested this one first thing, and it lasted five hours well and did leave a very subtle reddish stain behind. It was, unfortunately, a bit drying but not terribly so.

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MAC Ablaze Lipstick
MAC Ablaze Lipstick

MAC Ablaze Lipstick
MAC Ablaze Lipstick

MAC Ablaze Lipstick
MAC Ablaze Lipstick

MAC Ablaze Lipstick
MAC Ablaze Lipstick

MAC Ablaze Lipstick
MAC Ablaze Lipstick

MAC Ablaze Lipstick
MAC Ablaze Lipstick

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