Friday, March 16th, 2012

MAC 3N Lipstick
MAC 3N Lipstick

MAC By Request – Lipsticks Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC By Request is a collection that’s voted on by the fans–there are 18 shades of lipstick, lipglass, and eyeshadow that MAC has listed for grabs, and your votes will determine the top three from each product type that will go on to be launched in an online exclusive, limited edition collection in August. Voting is open and closes on March 30th and users can vote once per product category per day. Not sure where to cast your vote? I’ve got the goods on the six lipsticks up for a comeback! :)

  • 3N is a pale pink beige nude. It has a lustre finish. The color coverage is semi-sheer and adds a touch of pink. Cle de Peau #129 is more opaque, slightly darker. MAC Lazy Day is a bit pinker, almost a little gray. Korres #13 is similar but warmer.
  • Candy Yum Yum is a bright, neon magenta pink with cool, blue undertones with opaque color coverage. It has a matte finish. MAC Pink Pigeon is a bit lighter, pinker. MAC Show Orchid is darker, more fuchsia. MAC Quick Sizzle is pinker. MAC Rose Hip is lighter and pinker.
  • Eden Rocks is a subtly pink-tinged coppery brown with a frosted shimmer. It has a frost finish and semi-opaque color coverage. MAC Felicienne is subtler, less coppery.
  • Moxie is pinky-red with opaque color coverage. It has a matte finish–I think! Not to worry, it feels like a modern matte: creamy, easy to apply, and doesn’t shrink-wrap your lips. MAC Party Parrot is more coral, no blue undertones. OCC Queen is darker. Guerlain CHamps-Elysees is darker. Guerlain Gigi is very similar but has a glossy sheen.
  • Rocker is a darkened brown-based red with subtle shimmer. I’m not quite sure what the finish is–I had the original listed as a matte. Will inquire! Nonetheless, it yields opaque color coverage with very subtle shimmer. shu uemura Rouge Luster is slightly more orange. MAC Such Flare! is a bit lighter, more orange than brown. MAC Extended Play has more brown in it. MAC Unknown Pleasures is a bit darker. Rimmel Metallic Seduction and Make Up For Ever #48 are darker.
  • Shitaki is a medium-dark warm brown with a pale gold-champagne shimmer-sheen. It has a glaze finish, so the color coverage is semi-sheer. Guerlain Chant d’Aromes is pinker, less brown. MAC Flustered is more golden. MAC Kraft is darker. Lancome Bronze Show is a bit darker, more orange.

The formula on these was typical MAC–I didn’t have any unexpected issues with these.  Generally, I find lustre lipsticks to be drying and wear only two hours or so.  The more matte-like finishes (Candy Yum Yum, Moxie, Rocker) felt creamy and opaque, so no trouble there.  Glaze finishes (Shitaki) are less drying than lustres though still a touch drying over time and tend to wear for a similar short time.  MAC lipsticks are vanilla scented.

Continuing with the fun, here are some shades I think could have been good choices: Ahoy, There! (Naughty Nauticals ’08), Angeldish (Aquadisiac ’03), Big Bow (Hello Kitty ’09), Blue Eve (Eden Rocks ’01), Blueberry Fizz (Cocktails, ’01), Brave New Bronze (Style Warrior ’09), Curtsy (Dance ’06), Fashionably Fuchsia (Classic Coordinates ’06), Flash-n-Dash (Fafi ’08), Gladiola (Dame Edna ’08), High Top (Fafi ’08), Isabella Blow (MAC for Isabella BLow ’05), Jazzed (In the Groove ’10), Legendary Femme (Raquel Welch ’07), Lollipop Loving (Heatherette ’08), Marisheeno (Lustreful ’04), Mellow Mood (Electroflash ’08), Merry Mistress (Black Tied ’01), Pink Maribu (Lingerie ’05), Port Red (Naughty Nauticals ’08), Queen’s Sin (Antiquitease ’07), Rebelrose (Rebel Rock ’05), Red No. 5 (MACouture ’06), Rococo (Rococo ’04), Strawberry Blonde (Catherine Deneuve ’06), Tiger Tiger (Raquel Welch ’07), Wild ‘Bout You (Rockocco ’06).

I was confused when I saw both Eden Rocks and Shitaki being promoted–I thought they were both permanent, but I guess they were discontinued in the past two years or so. (If they were such bestsellers, why were they ever discontinued?!) With a collection concept like this one, I think the older the better–and certainly not shades that were permanent for years! If we’re going to go so recent, might as well repromote the Iris Apfel lipsticks, since those sold out so quickly. It’s just such a great concept and one that fans have been asking to see forever, and I’m left wondering, “What data did you use to come up with these lists?” Because I can’t seriously believe that there was no top selling coral lipstick–historically, MAC corals sell out quickly!

I am however pleased to see Moxie and Rocker make the list — those are two I’ve heard about, and they’re both oldies (but goodies). I don’t think I have most of these in the original forms; I should have 3N and Candy Yum Yum, but I’m not so sure about Eden Rocks. I know I owned Shitaki once upon a time, but I don’t think I kept it.

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MAC By Request - Lipsticks Review, Photos, Swatches

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I think MAC was most successful with the lipstick category as far as picking shades that would make sense--I loved that they brought back two really old shades (Moxie and Rocker), though they are more dupeable today than they probably were when they initially launched!

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Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

The three shades of these six with the most votes will be put into production for launch in August 2012.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

See individual shade reviews!

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: MAC Solar White, MAC Guacamole, MAC Moth Brown, MAC Cool Heat, MAC Heavenly Bliss, Tarina Tarantino Glamorous Thief Eyeliner, Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Stretch Mascara. On cheeks: Bare Escentuals The Aphrodisiac Blush.

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148 thoughts on “MAC By Request – Lipsticks Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. pquanda

    …eden rocks wasn’t permanent!? news to me!

  2. Chelle

    Top 3
    Lips-CYY, Moxie, Rocker
    Lipglass-Bait, Cult of Cherry, Flash of Flesh
    Eyes-Guacamole, Moth Brown, Jete

    Could not be more thrilled with these choices, will for sure be getting bu’s of everything!

  3. Aleena

    Moxie will be mine!

  4. Dan

    I really wish moxie would make it:)

  5. Wow! It looks great. I am looking for lipsticks online but i still have to assure what will be it looks. Thanks for the pictures.

    PS: You too, is very pretty. All lipsticks you used fitted to your whole appearance.

  6. Wow! It looks great. I am looking for Online shops who sell lipsticks, but i still have to assure what will be it looks when i use it. Thanks for the pictures. It helps me a lot.

    PS: You are also pretty. All lipsticks you used fitted to your whole appearance. Very sweet smile. :)

    THANKS!

  7. Avatar of Camila camilamllr

    Moxie is so pretty! Totally want :D

  8. Kinakins

    I NEED candy yum yum ;__; why didn’t I get it when it first came out?!

  9. Avatar of Abigail AbigailOD

    Hi pretty Christine, how different do you think Moxie is from Gesina from the 2010 Marcel Wanders collection? (I don’t want to use up my Gesina without a back-up!) ;p
     
    Also, you mentioned here it would have been nice if they had Wild ‘Bout You as a contender, I totally agree! I still have a stick and a half and I’m holding on to its dear life! Any recommendations to what’s close to Wild “Bout You?
     
    Also, I could not thank you enough for all you do and the time you put in.  In a way, thanks for holding our (my) hands through all these beautiful options!

    •  @AbigailOD Gesina doesn’t look anything like Moxie – did you mean another shade? http://www.temptalia.com/mac-marcel-wanders-lipstick-review-photos-swatches
       
      Gesina is very red!
       
      Thank you so much! :)

      • Avatar of Abigail AbigailOD

         @Christine (Temptalia) Thanks! It must be my eyes deceiving me. Looking at it again, Gesina is much, much redder. I miss the original MW lipstick formula. So creamy but different from Amplified and Cremesheen.
         
        Any thoughts on Wild “Bout You look-alikes?

        •  @AbigailOD Maybe NYX Violet Ray? It kind of has the same sheen - http://www.temptalia.com/nyx-violet-ray-round-lipstick-review-photos-swatches#image1

        • Avatar of Abigail AbigailOD

           @Christine (Temptalia) I’ve never tried that brand but I’m excited to check it out! Thanks much! More power to you! =)

  10. Avatar of Nichole Nillafrost

    Voting for Candy yum yum, Rocker and 3N.. ( fingers crossed) I missed candy yum yum last year and gotta have it this year.. Rocker is a perfect color for this fall. 3n doesn’t look soon nude I could pair ir up with emancipation lipglass and have that perfect pink toned nude lip.. I spoke to a Mac represenative who informed me that the collection is due to be released early August. YAY!!!

  11. Zeenatrising

    You look so gorgeous here!! I’m hoping they re-release moxie, rocker and candy yum yum!

  12. Lady cakes

    So funny, Moxie was the first lipstick I ever bought from MAC….and I still have it (the tube is square on top, not bullet shaped, thats how “old” that lipstick is). Iwould love if they brought back the iris apfel collection of lipsticks and the Raquel welsh collection too.

  13. missmakeup21

    Would you say Moxie is similar to Lime Crime’s Centrifuschia??

  14. NiniCakes

    Ordered 2 tubes of candy yum yum yesterday, got an email today notifying me that the order had shipped, went back to MAC this morning and it’s currently sold old! you divas don’t play! lol glad i got my order in, i missed out the first time it was released :)

  15. Avatar of April Marie AprilMarie

    is Moxie very close to Nars Schiap at all?

  16. Chipmunk

    MAC Eden Rocks Lipstick and MAC Shitaki Lipstick are my favorite!! My lips are soooo dry all the times..I need the lipsticks really really hydrated.

    Christine – is this lipstick very hydrated?

  17. Cristina

    How does Force of Love compare to Moxie?

  18. aprelle

    hi christine ;) how is impassioned compared to moxie? thanks

  19. Tina

    Hi Christine, Tina from Malaysia here. I really want some of the products badly and have written to Mac cosmetics Malaysia to see if they are launching it here in Malaysia but there has been no news from them. I’ve written to them twice in the past month. Will you know if it is going to be launched in Asia. I really want Candy YY, Rocker and Moxie! I’m obsessed with it.