MAC Apres Chic Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Apres Chic Lipstick
MAC Apres Chic Lipstick

MAC Apres Chic: Lipstick

MAC Apres Chic Lipsticks ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) includes five new shades: Apres Chic (pinky brick red), Cozy Up (deep caramel), Haute Altitude (mid-tone blue pink), Hot Chocolate (dirty plum), and Warm Companion (beige with gold pearl).

Apres Chic is a lightened orange-red with a slightly glossy sheen. It’s a very interesting color, because it’s muted yet it’s still bright. It’s not tomato red, but it’s not a tame shade either! It has opaque color coverage, and it has a Cremesheen finish. Clinique Heftiest Hibiscus is similar–a touch more orange and brighter. YSL Blood Orange is sheerer but similar in color.

Cozy Up is a warm peachy-beige with a creamy finish. It has opaque color coverage and a matte finish–though it looks more like a satin to me, because there is a definite sheen. It has a nice, creamy consistency and applies mostly evenly. This shade wore for four hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. Korres #34 is browner. MAC Warm Me Up is pinker. MAC Delectable is a bit more orange. MAC Yash is a touch less peach.

Haute Altitude is a lightened, medium pink with very subtle blue undertones–it is almost neutral-looking on me. It has opaque color coverage, and the official finish is amplified. It wore four and a half hours on me when I tested it. The consistency was creamy, and it glided on nicely without tugging or dragging. MAC Vivid Imagination is bluer-based and lighter. MAC Please Me is cooler-toned. Bobbi Brown Miami Coral is similar–a touch warm. MAC Mehr is darker, warmer.

Hot Chocolate is darkened plum with a brown base that keeps it looking muted. It has a satin finish, and the color coverage was fully opaque. This shade was comfortable to wear, and it had a very creamy feel. This shade wore for five hours on me. MAC Till Tomorrow is pinker, lighter. Chanel Stunt is a touch lighter. MAC Faithfully Yours is darker, more cool-toned.

Warm Companion is a warm, peach-gold shimmer. It doesn’t really have a color to it so much as lots and lots of shimmer and metallic sheen. The “color” it has seems to lighten my natural lip color just a bit, but the effect is due mostly to all of the shimmer, which gives semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage. On its own, it needs to be heavily blended with a fingertip or brush so the shimmer looks even. The consistency was a touch dry, so it didn’t apply evenly, as it dragged a bit on lips. It has a frost finish.  It is extremely similar to Dior Or Etoile.

MAC lipsticks last anywhere from two to six hours on me, depending on the color and formula (there are a few outliers at under two hours and over six).  I didn’t have enough time to test every single shade for wear, but I did test Cozy Up, Haute Altitude, and Hot Chocolate.  I suspect Apres Chic will last between four and six hours and lightly stain.  Warm Companion is likely to wear two to three hours. I will be verifying both over the course of today.  MAC lipsticks are mostly non-drying on me, and they smell like vanilla but have no discernible taste.

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MAC Cozy Up Lipstick
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MAC Haute Altitude Lipstick
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MAC Hot Chocolate Lipstick
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MAC Warm Companion Lipstick
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