Saturday, July 16th, 2011

MAC Craving Lipstick<
MAC Craving Lipstick

MAC Craving Lipstick

MAC Craving Lipstick ($14.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “burst of plum” and has an amplified creme finish. It’s a plummy pink with a subtle shine that applies opaque with very little product needed.

The amplified creme finish is designed to deliver opaque color coverage with a creamy texture and shiny finish. MAC Lipsticks are vanilla-scented but taste-free. Amplified cremes typically last four hours when I wear them, as they are more opaque and have a tendency to cling to lips (but are not drying).

Maybelline Bit of Berry is similar–less plum. Hourglass Nocturnal is redder. Guerlain Bee is darker but still similar in overall color.

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Craving

B+
Pink-plums are great for fall when lip colors move towards the darker end of the spectrum--they're noticeable, darker, but they're not overwhelming.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4.5/5

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43 thoughts on “MAC Craving Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Aqua

    Love this shade! Looks gorgeous on you.

  2. This one is looking stunning on you Christine :D :D
    love this color :D :D
    you are looking adorable as always :D :D

  3. these berry-ish colours look amazing on you!

  4. It almost borders on mauve. I like the way it looks on you.

  5. Avatar of Deb Deb

    This was one of my first MAC lipsticks, and it’s my favorite berry. It looks good with everything.

  6. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    Craving is probably my all time favourite lipsticks. I usually have 3 of them on the go – one in my purse, one in my bathroom and one in my kitchen drawer (I use the microwave as a “mirror” for quick application). I love it!

  7. OMG, I’m going to have to get my hands on this. BTW, It looks so good on you Christine!

  8. Michelle

    Do you think this would be a good color for fair and cool-toned skintypes? Or would it be too harsh? I’m looking for a plummy lipcolor for fall that’s not too dark :)

  9. Jakara

    Love it! Its one I have to get for my collection!

  10. Amna Al Marri

    One of my favorite lipsticks, I wear it with mac Half-Red lip liner. Its with a satin finish so will stay for a long time.

  11. Krista

    I thought it would be more pigmented. :)) But thank God it can be wearable on an everyday basis. Love the color! <3

  12. Avatar of caitlin cait

    Gosh Christine!!!
    Your blog is both a blessing and a curse to me!! You always have such informative reviews with wonderful swatches and pictures but that makes me want to buy everything!!!!
    Please, keep keep the fantastic reviews on lipsticks coming, they are my soft spot!! >.<

  13. Avatar of Melissa divinem (Melissa)

    This reminds me a bit of Gem of Roses.

    • rae

      I agree it does look a little bit like gem of roses, both are pretty I just bought gem of roses today.

      Thanks Christine for an amazing review!!

  14. Avatar of Rachel Rachel

    That is a gorgeous shade of pink! It looks so creamy and flawless, love it on you!

  15. Avatar of Neha Neha

    It looks exact dupe of Maybelline bit of berry lipstick!

  16. Naj

    This one and the Brick-o-la one looks great when swatched! And I absolutely love your smile. :)

  17. Avatar of Maja Maya

    Finally, a plum color I think I will like on me!

  18. Maisa M

    I’ve got this last year and is for sure one of my favorites! I like that its not too red and still gives you a nice lip color, very elegant in my opinion.

  19. Jen

    It’s just lovely on You. It’s perfect for now into Fall;
    and will probably be my first MAC purchase! :D

  20. Coco72

    I have this lipstick, but it doesn´t get good for me, I look older and sad

  21. megan

    Looks great on you Christine!

  22. Carrie Ann

    Ooh, lovely!

  23. marcy

    whoa, LOOOOVE! reminds me of a deeper Plumful, which is one of my fave MAC lipsticks. and i looove the aplified formula, very creamy and super pigmented.

  24. Ruth

    OMG why don’t I have this ????????????????????? Must buy now ! Looks gorgeous on you Christine, as always xoxo

  25. Cathy

    Ooh! Me likey!!!

  26. IBC

    wow this is beautiful, I’m going to get this soon :)

  27. Avatar of artemis artemis

    wow sweet shade
    looks perfect on you

  28. it looks more flattering on the lips than what i would’ve thought

  29. Lola

    I have Craving and I love it! But I must say that this color in me looks much more darker than in your photo. My lips get exactly the color that appears in the lipstick’s photo.

  30. Kathrina

    My first ever MAC lipstick and still one of my favs! It’s so flattering and smile-brightening. This is – at least in my opinion – one of the most gorgeous shades in the MAC range.

  31. Jacqueline

    This is really tempting me. Looks gorgeous :)

  32. Jill

    I love this shade! I was deciding between Craving and Plumful at the Nordstrom MAC counter today and decided on Craving :) it’s so gorgeous :)

  33. have this, love this.. and your blog is utterly gorgeous!!!! love you for having this blog :)

  34. I love Mac Craving… my absolute favorite lipstick from Mac! It’s more pink than plum on my lips though