Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Lipsticks: Call My Bluff, Creme d’Nude, Go For It, I Like It Like That, All Styled Up, Jazzed

MAC In the Groove Collection: Cremesheen Lipsticks

In the Groove also includes five new and limited lipsticks (plus one repromote–Creme d’Nude). All six of the lipsticks have a cremesheen finish, so they’re on the more pigmented side with creamier-looking color (less shimmer/frost), but they have less moisture in them (though I don’t find them drying).

  • Creme d’Nude is a creamy, nearly opaque pink-toned fleshy nude. It’s part of the permanent launch, and I know that many Temptalia readers love it as a go-to nude.
  • Call My Bluff is a lightly warmed up mushroom-y brown. It reminds me of Shitaki, except warmer. Like a cooler Touch, maybe. It’s semi-sheer on lips and has a soft silver shimmer.
  • Go For It is a semi-sheer red-toned purple with violet shimmer.  It’s a lighter, less intense version of Violetta–not nearly as shimmery, opaque, or vibrant.  More distinctly purple than Up the Amp, but it has that same subtle muted color.
  • I Like It Like That is a cool-toned, blue-based opaque pink. It’s a little darker and cooler than All Styled Up, but they’re pretty close. This shade is very close to Viva Glam Gaga, but a little brighter; it’s darker than Snob.
  • All Styled Up is a blue-based bubblegum pink with a slight glossy sheen and semi-opaque color. It actually doesn’t feel like a true cremesheen finish to me – almost like a little lustre-ness snuck in (though more a cremesheen than a lustre finish!). It does look a little streaky when applied, so make sure to smoosh lips to even it out. This shade is pinker and darker than Viva Glam Gaga, pinker than Snob. They’re all in the same family, though.
  • Jazzed is a nearly opaque, glossy coral-peach. It’s like a cross between Ravishing and Vegas Volt–not as peach/orange as Ravishing, but not as bright as Vegas Volt. It’s not too warm, so I think cooler skin tones can wear this well. This is not like Ever Hip–this is peach, orange, but not pink, which Ever Hip most definitely is. This is not like either lipstick from Pret-a-Papier, particularly since the finish is completely different, Jazzed is incredibly pigmented, and much brighter.

I really don’t why I Like It Like That and All Styled Up are so similar and in the same launch–they’re completely redundant. Yes, there is a difference between the two, but it’s incredibly small, and given they’re in the same launch? Boring! (Not to mention, this collection is obese–why six lipsticks at all?)

See more photos & swatches!

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Lipsticks: Call My Bluff, Creme d’Nude, Go For It, I Like It Like That, All Styled Up, Jazzed

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Lipsticks: Call My Bluff, Creme d’Nude, Go For It

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Lipsticks: I Like It Like That, All Styled Up, Jazzed

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Lipsticks: Call My Bluff, Creme d’Nude, Jazzed

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Lipsticks: Go For It, I Like It Like That, All Styled Up,

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Call My Bluff Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Call My Bluff Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Creme d’Nude Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Creme d’Nude Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Go For It Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Go For It Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC I Like It Like That Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC I Like It Like That Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC All Styled Up Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC All Styled Up Lipstick

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MAC Jazzed Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Jazzed Lipstick

All items were purchased by Temptalia, except Jazzed and All Styled Up, which were provided as press samples.

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235 thoughts on “MAC In the Groove Collection – Lipsticks Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I love Jazzed! The purple is cute in the tube but I don’t think I could pull it off.

  2. Vivienne

    How natural looking is Call my Bluff? I’m looking for a nice nude lipstick that I can wear to work that looks natural.
    I believe I’m a NC20 with some pink tones in my skin.
    Do you think that its worth buying?

  3. lauraaaaa

    omg now i want the purple again!

  4. ellie

    Is jazzed similar to ysl peach passion?

  5. Avatar of Courtney Courtney

    Go For It looks pretty awesome on you. Makes me want to buy it, but I’m quite a bit paler than you, I’m afraid I’ll just look like I’ve got hypothermia…

  6. Hilana

    Call my Bluff is gorgeous. The rest does not move me much. :)

  7. Some of these are wearable :) I wouldn’t wear Go for it! I think it’s too bright for me :)

  8. Jywoi

    Thank you for the swatches!
    How would Jazzed compare to Costa Chic?

    I’m still hesitating. To buy or not to buy :)

  9. Brooke T

    ..i think they’re running out of ideas.

  10. Avatar of Katie Katie

    If I weren’t a collector, I’d feel super silly for ordering All Styled Up AND I Like It Like That! I didn’t realize how similar the swatches were, they looked different enough in the promo pictures. They both remind me of VG Gaga, which I have! Oh well…

  11. Cherie

    I’m not gonna lie – the purple disappointed me! I want a nice deep rich purple and this is too bright! :(

    Ravishing was too bright on me so I picked Shy Girl was back in the day which makes me think Jazzed wouldn’t be great for my NW15 self either.

    I think I just might pass on this one and wait for the fall launches.

    Thanks for the swatches!!!!!

  12. I love ‘Call my bluff’ on you! And wow, ‘Go for it’ really makes your eyeliner pOp!

  13. *Kika*

    Is Creme d`nude similar to Blankety??

  14. Jody

    I love that liner with Go For It. Is that the MUFE liner from your look post?
    I think they look awesome on you.
    Thank you too for being so very fast getting up all these ITG posts, and a look post so quickly too. It is so incredibly helpful, especially since I can’t get to a counter very easily. The full face pictures do so much more than simple swatches (which are so true to color, btw).
    I also am so glad I’ve started following you on twitter. Now I can stay MAC obsessed 24/7, lol. I’m on my phone reading your beauty blog tweets and posts probably an obsessive amount of time!

    • Yep!! :) The eyes were a lil’ much to be swatching with the corals of this launch.

      LOL! Yeah, Twitter is like Temptalia’s stream of consciousness… not sure if that’s a good thing!

  15. Avatar of Mariana Mariana

    Can you tell us how Jazzed compares to Lancome’s Chris & Tell? Which one is better?

  16. Brooke T

    the jazzed one looks AMAZING on you [:

  17. Catie

    i have YSL Rouge Pur 144 Silky Apricot and MAC Ravishing & Ever Hip. Do you think these would suffice my need of corals/peaches or is Jazzed unique enough to get? TIA :)

  18. stephanie

    jazzed is my fave one out of this, but sadly i can’t get them because i dont have a mac near me, and i cant order online. do you know a way to ask them if they could build a store where i live?

  19. I was wondering how you thought Call My Bluff would look on, say about, NW25 skin? Or do you think it would look good on warmer tone skin at all?

  20. Ruby

    Hey Christine :)

    I was wondering.. How would Go For It, and Creme d’Nude look on an NC42 like me :)

  21. Lenora

    Just got back from MAC. Tried on Go For It and Chilling cremesheen – LOVED IT so much I bought both. It’s so pretty! I’m NW55 too so don’t be scared ladies

  22. Leerae

    How is Jazzed compared to razzledazzler in raquel welch collection? It seems so similar to me…

  23. Janice

    I love Jazzed, but it’s sold out! Is there a good dupe for it?

  24. Refinement

    Christine, thank you so much for posting Go For It. I’m an NW 43-45 for reference and at first glance, it looked so scary. I went to my MAC counter and tried it on and literally fell in love! On me, it looks like the perfect balance of a lilac purple and baby pink. I wore it for a day and the next day I bought another tube because I didn’t want to be without it. Thank you, thank you, a million times, thank you :-)

  25. Thank you for the swatches. I love your site and always visit to get your input on the latest MAC collections. I did end up buying All Styled Up and I Like it Like That lipsticks… I’m going back to get the Call My Bluff and maybe Jazzed as well. :D By the way, your brows are gorg!

  26. Lara

    Hi! which lipstick do you prefer, snob, all styled up or I like it that? I think that all of them are similar and I just want to buy one, but I don’t know wich one, lol! thanks!

  27. What else could I buy from MAC as a dupe for I Like it Like That? And please tell me what eyeliner you’re wearing? Thanks! xx

  28. Chloe

    is jazzed a pro lipstick?
    i went on the mac pro website and saw that it’s not under the lipsticks that are ‘available for a limited time only’?

  29. Ariana

    Anyone know a drugstore dupe for Jazzed?