Thursday, February 24th, 2011

MAC Jeanius Lipsticks
MAC Jeanius Lipsticks: Acid Washed, Pretty Please, Riveting Rose

MAC Jeanius: Lipsticks

MAC Jeanius Lipsticks ($14.50 for 0.10 oz.) come in three shades: Acid Washed (grayish beige with gold pearl), Pretty, Please (pale pink pearl), and Riveting Rose (deep burgundy with blue pearl).

  • Acid Washed is more shimmer than it is color; the base seems nearly clear to me, while it has pale white and gold-tinged white shimmer, plus a slight pink iridescence. It has a glaze finish. It is similar to Tanarama, just less beige.
  • Pretty, Please is a frosted pale pink with white shimmer that goes on semi-sheer. It has a lustre finish, and it is part of the permanent range.
  • Riveting Rose is a rich red-berry with purple and plum frost. It has a frost finish. It’s similar to Hang Up, but it is more berry (less red).

my thoughts on the formula: MAC Lipsticks are vanilla-scented but taste-free. I typically get four hours of wear, but some of the lighter lustre and glaze finishes tend to disappear by hour three. Amplified cremes and amplified finishes, however, tend to go beyond four. I find the formula, overall, comfortable to wear and not drying (but not moisturizing–a couple of the matte shades can be drying).

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  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: If you like layering lip products, you may find both Acid Washed and Pretty, Please fun shades to work with.  Acid Washed more so than Pretty, Please, have clearer bases and lots of shimmer.  They’re both true to their formula (sheer, shimmery), so you can’t fault them for that.

where to buy: MAC Cosmetics, March 3rd, 2011

See more photos & swatches!

MAC Jeanius Lipsticks
MAC Jeanius Lipsticks: Acid Washed, Pretty Please, Riveting Rose

MAC Jeanius Lipsticks
MAC Jeanius Lipsticks: Acid Washed, Pretty Please, Riveting Rose

MAC Jeanius Lipsticks
MAC Jeanius Lipsticks: Acid Washed, Pretty Please, Riveting Rose

MAC Jeanius Lipsticks
MAC Jeanius Lipsticks: Acid Washed, Pretty Please, Riveting Rose

MAC Jeanius Lipsticks
MAC Jeanius Lipsticks: Acid Washed, Pretty Please, Riveting Rose

MAC Jeanius Lipsticks
MAC Jeanius Lipsticks: Acid Washed, Pretty Please, Riveting Rose

MAC Jeanius Lipsticks
MAC Jeanius Lipsticks: Acid Washed, Pretty Please, Riveting Rose

MAC Jeanius Lipsticks
MAC Acid Washed Lipstick

MAC Jeanius Lipsticks
MAC Acid Washed Lipstick

MAC Jeanius Lipsticks
MAC Pretty Please Lipstick

MAC Jeanius Lipsticks
MAC Pretty Please Lipstick

MAC Jeanius Lipsticks
MAC Riveting Rose Lipstick

MAC Jeanius Lipsticks
MAC Riveting Rose Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase the Jeanius Lipsticks? How much are they?

MAC Cosmetics and MAC Counters on March 3rd, $14.50 each.

Is it limited edition?

Yes, except Pretty Please, which is permanent.

Any dupes?

See individual shade review.

What are you wearing in the full face photo?

Hourglass Dune Eyeshadow Duo, Urban Decay Bourbon 24/7 Liner, MAC Pink Cult Blush.

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39 thoughts on “MAC Jeanius Lipsticks Swatches, Photos, Reviews

  1. Eileen

    wow. that purple one looks really cool, and I usually don’t go for that sort of colour.

  2. Marcy

    Riveting Rose is kinda sorta… amazing! i’m a sucker for deep berries. the other 2 are actually quite pretty on the lips. from the swatches i thought they wouldn’t show up at all.

  3. BeyondtheBath (Stephie)

    Oooh – those look interesting! I may need to check them out! (Especially Riveting Rose!)

  4. Dorna

    riveting rose is the hottest berry color i’ve seen since NARS scarlett empress…. wow!

  5. lisa

    I LOVE PRETTY PLEASE!!!

  6. stephanie

    Hi, Is Riveting Rose like Cunning from Fabulous Felines. Thanks!

  7. bayli

    Riveting rose looks similar to ysl rouge volupte #12 forbidden burgundy. How do they compare color-wise?

  8. these are all sooo pretty. i LOVE riveting rose. i can’t wait to get my hands on these!

  9. I love all three of these, especially the purple.

  10. beautyaddict

    love riveting rose

  11. baby in a corner

    Riveting rose is amazing!!! I haven’t lemming-ed anything that much in ages!! and it would actually suit my skintone for once!

  12. Wow, count me in as another fan of Riveting Rose. Too gorgeous! The sparkly sheer nudes are not for me.

  13. bxboricua

    OOOOh Riveting Rose looks amazing!

  14. Pretty please is one of my favorite lipsticks, love it.

  15. I’m a little disappointed, although I’ll still end up buying every one :D

  16. vee

    wow is it just me or 2 of the lipsticks have no color to them?? i had my eye on “pretty please” until i read ‘permanent” and then “never mind” when i saw the swatch..

    but that deep purple is very pretty.. i wonder if they have an eyeshadow that shade

  17. I’d love to see pretty please and/or acid wash layered on top of riveting rose!

  18. Courtney

    I’m not too intrigued, but Riveting Rose might be kind of pretty. It looks different from other berry colors I own, so I’ll at least try it on.

  19. Becca

    riveting rose is beautiful!!!!!!!!

  20. Diane

    Riveting Rose looks PHENOMINAL on you.

  21. I like the way two light colors look on you, Christine. They would be nice to wear with dark eye makeup.

  22. Jennifer

    Riveting Rose looks amazing.

    NC20 skintone too light for this? Would it go vampy?

  23. AnGeLwInGz

    Riveting Rose is sooo your color Christine!

  24. Elysia

    Riveting Rose is gorgeous!

  25. Lily

    i think i’ll get acid wash and riveting rose!

  26. Ooh, I want riveting rose! so pretty!

  27. Traci

    I JUST got back from going to my MAC store and I picked up Pretty Please since I had my 6 Back-To-Mac items.
    It wasn’t what I was expecting, the swatch looked much prettier on my hand than on my lips, however I like it layered over my Blankety lipstick. Too bad it’s non-refundable, but oh well.

    And btw, the MAC chick didn’t seem too pleased to be taking my backtomac items, I had 2 bottles of brush cleanser and 4 eyeshadow pots. She said next time the pots need the sticker on the bottom and was saying how there’s lots of fake MAC around. I told her I know and that’s why I always buy my stuff either from MAC online or at their store – I even had my stuff in a MAC bag! She was examining my eyeshadow pots for like a solid few minutes. Ugh.

    • Jess

      That happens to me too Traci, and I live in NZ. Every time I go in with my 6 items, they act like it’s such an inconvenience! I know it’s only because they’re not technically getting a sale, but it’s so damn rude.

      I am loving the look of Riveting Rose! I think I’ll have to check it against my skin tone first though.

  28. Lindasy

    I NEED Riveting Rose! I don’t think I have anything like it in my collection. It seems like an amazing way to get in on the purple lip trend without it looking crazy.

  29. Sandrine

    ♥♥♥ Riveting Rose.

  30. Ooh..Riveting Rose and Indigo Pink will look awesome together!

  31. Jessica

    riveting rose is beautiful! but it’s too much for me :(

  32. Nathalie

    is riveting rose similar to deep attraction by any chance? thanks

  33. Jessica

    I find this collection to be a disappointment. I checked it out at mu local MAC counter and really didn’t care for it at all. Nothing really had that “wow” factor, IMO.