Friday, March 29th, 2013

MAC Embrace Me Lipstick
MAC Embrace Me Lipstick

MAC Embrace Me Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as “bright fuchsia cream.” It’s a medium-dark fuchsia pink with blue undertones and a satiny finish (almost like a matte with a hint shimmer). There are a lot of shades that are similar to this–and unsurprisingly, MAC makes most of them, but Maybelline Fuchsia Flash is just a touch less blue-based and has a glossier finish but is otherwise very similar. MAC Pink Pigeon is a touch darker. MAC Daddy’s Little Girl is less bright, slightly more magenta. MAC Candy Yum Yum is brighter, cooler-toned. MAC Dear Diary is a touch bluer-based. MAC Quick Sizzle is darker, pinker.

It applied with rich, opaque color, and it was lightly creamy but less so than other recent matte lipsticks that MAC has released. It didn’t tug exactly, but it just didn’t glide on as well. I tested this shade yesterday as my last of the day, and it wore for five and a half hours well, and then a stain lingered for another hour so. It was neither drying nor hydrating. Because it does have more of a matte finish, make sure you’ve hydrated and exfoliated your lips prior to applying and wearing this shade.

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MAC Embrace Me Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

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Depending on how long you've been riding the MAC wave, you just may have a half dozen shades that are very similar to this.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $15.00 (coming soon).

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

There are a lot of shades that are similar to this--and unsurprisingly, MAC makes most of them, but Maybelline Fuchsia Flash is just a touch less blue-based and has a glossier finish but is otherwise very similar. MAC Pink Pigeon is a touch darker. MAC Daddy's Little Girl is less bright, slightly more magenta. MAC Candy Yum Yum is brighter, cooler-toned. MAC Dear Diary is a touch bluer-based. MAC Quick Sizzle is darker, pinker.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Giorgio Armani #10 Eyeshadow Palette, Urban Decay Scorch Eyeliner.

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32 thoughts on “MAC Embrace Me Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Jennifer Jennifer

    Does Embrace me l/s really have hint shimmer b/c I can’t see it from your pics?

    • If you look very closely, you can see how it catches light :)

      • Avatar of Jennifer Jennifer

        I think I can see tiny silvery shimmer! The color looks beautiful, but I’ll skip it since it has shimmer. Matte l/s with shimmer= Super dry on my lips. :(
        Anyway, thanks for the reply, Christine. :)

  2. Avatar of Julia Julia B

    Oh, I LIKE this combo! I think it looks lovely with just the lipstick and amazing when all three are combined. I may just have to get these.

  3. Erika

    I have pink pigeon and candy yum yum so I guess I dont need this one, but you make it look so pretty. Maybe I will just get the lipgloss.

  4. Pretty enough but a bit too much for me. I am too much of a wuss to wear this ;-)

  5. Avatar of artemis artemis

    the color is beautiful but the shimmer combined w/ how dry it looks makes it meh.

  6. Brenda

    What a stunning shade! Even If I wouldnt wear it I find it beautiful!

  7. Yenne

    I love this color!!!!!!! It would be more wearable than Candy Yum Yum.(on my lips)
    and I…guess Embrace Me Fashion Set is Lipstick, Lipglass and Lip Pencil(not Lipstick)

  8. Rose

    Hi Christine!

    I was wondering how does this shade compare to MAC Show Orchid?

    Are similar at all?

  9. Avatar of Kathryn kEG

    This was sold out before I could get it….I’ll wait for the Nordstrom release. It’s a gorgeous color!

  10. Pretty and wearable but MAC should just stop making lipsticks now. They’ve exhausted all the shades, I think. And the quality is always a bit worse than you’d expect for the pricetag.

  11. I caved. I don’t have Pink Pigeon.

  12. Avatar of Sarah Sarah

    I have this, Pink Pigeon, and Candy Yum Yum now…. Somehow I convinced myself they were different enough….

  13. Vee

    Thanks for the awesome swatches. Does this compared to Petals and Peacocks?

  14. L

    Wow. this fashion set is stunning.

  15. Maggie

    Torn…I have Girl About Rown, Yum-Yum, Nouveau, Germain, Love Forever!, Show Orchid…but still want this and Silly :\ lol

  16. Nessia

    Hello christine, how does embrace me compare to nar schiap? do you think they are similar enough to be interchanged?

  17. Avatar of Rad Rad

    Its weird how on your review it looks barbie pink but when i tried it, it had a slight purple tinge.

  18. Is this similar to NARS Schiap?

  19. Avatar of Alexandra Alexandra

    hi Christine, i was wondering how does this compare to aqua rouge 16 fuchsia by mufe, thank you:)

  20. Avatar of Alexandra Alexandra

    Hi Christine! Is it similar to mac show orchid? thank you:)