MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag
MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag

MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag ($39.50) contains a full-sized Lipstick, Lipglass, and Lip Pencil, plus a medium-sized makeup bag. The value of the color products is $45, while the bag is very similar in size and material to the recently released Illustrated bags that retailed for $36, so the total (maximum) value is $81.  The gloss merely lightens Girl About Town, but it’s very subtle, so I don’t know if it’s really the best pairing, especially as the thickness of Picture Pink gives the finished look a very thick, almost goopy, finish.

Girl About Town is described as a “bright blue-fuchsia [with an Amplified finish].” It’s a bold, fuchsia pink with blue undertones and a satiny finish. It has rich, opaque color coverage, and it wore six hours well on me and left behind a stain. MAC Pink Poodle is lighter. MAC Rare Exotic is similar. Buxom Exhibitionist is brighter/lighter. See comparison swatches. (This is part of the permanent range.)

Picture Pink is described as a “clear pink.” It’s a light, milky pink with a creamy consistency and finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, but it settled into lines and looked uneven. It’s the type of gloss that is best applied over another lip product (like a lipstick or lip pencil), because on its own, it’s a mess. It wore for four hours on me. MAC likes their milky pinks, so there is no shortage of dupes. MAC Infinitely Likeable is more neutral. MAC The Wee Coquette is lighter. MAC Stay Sweet is very similar. MAC Pink Fade is cooler-toned. MAC Fashion Scoop is sheerer. See comparison swatches.

Embrace Me is described as a “vivid fuchsia.” It’s a vibrant, nearly neon, fuchsia with a matte finish. It had rich, full color coverage. I reviewed this in March here. Its strength is longevity and color payoff, but it’s a bit dry and is drying when worn alone. Urban Decay Anarchy is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

MAC Lipstick Girl About Town
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
91%

See more photos & swatches!

MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag
MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag

MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag
MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag

MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag
MAC Girl About Town Lipstick

MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag
MAC Girl About Town Lipstick

MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag
MAC Girl About Town Lipstick

MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag
MAC Girl About Town Lipstick

MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag
MAC Girl About Town Lipstick

MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag
MAC Girl About Town Lipstick

MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag
MAC Picture Pink Lipglass

MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag
MAC Picture Pink Lipglass

MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag
MAC Picture Pink Lipglass

MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag
MAC Picture Pink Lipglass

MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag
MAC Picture Pink Lipglass

MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag
MAC Picture Pink Lipglass

MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil
MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil

MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil
MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil

MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil
MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil

MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil
MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil

MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil
MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil

MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil
MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil

MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag
MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil, Girl About Town, Picture Pink

MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag
MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil, Girl About Town, Picture Pink

MAC Illustrated Pink Lip Bag
MAC Embrace Me Lip Pencil, Girl About Town, Picture Pink

Write a Review

Reader Reviews

4.4
5 Stars
655
4 Stars
479
3 Stars
142
2 Stars
39
1 Stars
25

Based on 94 Reviews, 1246 Quick Reviews

Rate It:
The Good
  • Easy To Apply (569)
  • Creamy (505)
  • Long-wearing (462)
  • Smooth (456)
  • Great Value (213)
  • Blendable (178)
  • Moisturizing (155)
  • Travel-friendly (94)
The In-Between
  • Highly Pigmented (639)
  • Scented (314)
  • Buildable (263)
  • Non-sticky (202)
  • Sheer (68)
  • Thick (43)
  • Thin (33)
  • Sticky (8)
  • Flavored (3)
The Bad
  • Dry (107)
  • Drying (91)
  • Tugs/pulls (38)
  • Uneven (34)
  • Hard To Apply (31)
  • Hard To Blend (14)
  • Too Little Product (4)