Friday, June 1st, 2012

MAC Keep It Casual Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Keep It Casual Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Keep It Casual Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Keep It Casual Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour ($20.00 for 0.43 fl. oz.) is described as a “warm wine.” It’s a muted red that turns a little raspberry red-like when it’s blended out. It looks a little like MAC Mocha when applied sheer on cheeks. MAC Mighty Aphrodite is pinker. Smashbox Blushing/Peony is similar. On lips, it’s a raspberry red with a muted quality, and it’s opaque with little product needed. NARS Flamenco is redder. NARS Afghan Red is darker. Guerlain Rose Bengale is a smidgen lighter and has shimmer. Guerlain Guet-Apens is more berry-hued. MAC Positively Dashing is more berry, less pink. MAC Deliciously Forbidden has less red.

For an in-depth review of the formula, please see this post. The main takeaways were that as a blush, this yields a dewy finish that might be just the wrong side of dewy for some, but it may be the perfect recipe for those with drier skin; as a lip color, the finish is more like a satin matte, and it has a slightly clingy nature that works as a way to make the color lightweight and very natural-looking.

This shade in particular is one of the more intense shades, so it does have a lot more color payoff, which means it’s best to use a lighter hand with it. It’s very blendable, but it’s also incredibly buildable–this will be a real stunner on deeper complexions.  I tested the wear of this yesterday, and it managed to wear as a blush for about seven hours, which was pretty good, and on the lips, just under six hours.

The Glossover

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Keep It Casual

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This reads like an autumnal hue, even though it's certainly wearable during the summer, but it will make for a nice transitional blusher later on this year. It will be really lovely on darker complexions, too.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
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Dupes
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MAC Keep It Casual Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Keep It Casual Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Keep It Casual Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Keep It Casual Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Keep It Casual Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Keep It Casual Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Keep It Casual Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Keep It Casual Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Keep It Casual Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Keep It Casual Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

MAC Keep It Casual Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Keep It Casual Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour (Diffused Flash)

MAC Keep It Casual Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Keep It Casual Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour (Studio Lighting)

MAC Keep It Casual Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Keep It Casual Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour (Diffused Flash)

MAC Keep It Casual Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Keep It Casual Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour (Studio Lighting)

MAC Keep It Casual Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour
MAC Keep It Casual Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

It looks a little like MAC Mocha when applied sheer on cheeks. MAC Mighty Aphrodite is pinker. Smashbox Blushing/Peony is similar. On lips, it's a raspberry red with a muted quality, and it's opaque with little product needed. NARS Flamenco is redder. NARS Afghan Red is darker. Guerlain Rose Bengale is a smidgen lighter and has shimmer. Guerlain Guet-Apens is more berry-hued. MAC Positively Dashing is more berry, less pink. MAC Deliciously Forbidden has less red.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: MAC Beth Mask Shade & Smoke Shadow/Liner, MAC Beth & Glory Shade & Smoke Shadow/Liner, Burberry Trench Eyeshadow.

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20 thoughts on “MAC Keep It Casual Lip & Cheek Colour Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mariella Mariella

    Christine, for the blush look, did you use fingers or a brush (and which?) or a combo of both. I love the look of this product but I’m thinking it needs a light hand when used as a blush.  Think I’ll pick up one of these this weekend if I get the time.

  2. corallista

    I love berry hued shades, will definitely pick up this one when it launches in India. You look gorgeous!

  3. TeeL0veBeauty

    Gorgeous!! Woohoo! I Am waiting for this in the mail and now I’m even more excited.

  4. Ooh I utterly love tihs shade! :)

  5. I love this as a lip color! Looks great as a blush, but I would I really love the lip color!

  6. This lip looks so pretty on you Christine!  But, these duo products on the cheek just do not appeal to me and I think it’s the finish which is simply too gooey dewy.  The colour payoff looks really fab for this shade and I agree, this one would look incredible on deep skintones.

  7. Chelle

    Stunning on the lips… but not so keen on it on the cheeks. I’d love to pick this up… but there’s just so much product I’m fairly certain I’d never be able to finish this product if I only used it on my lips. Bit of a shame. I like the close dupes comparison though. 

  8. Love it as a lip color, but it looks awful on the cheeks in certain lighting. :

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Neha Neha

    Looks a lot like a deeper version of Mac Capricious lipstick !! Thanks for the swatches Christine!

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ana Ana G

    Between my oily t-zone and this product on my cheek, I think I’d look just too “oily”. Love the range of colors though.
     

  11. halfpastsunday

    This is so pretty! I think I may need it.

  12. This one is really, really lovely!

  13. GoJeffGordon24

    I love this one on you the best of the three you’ve just tried on.  It looks beautiful on you!  :+)

  14. Angie McCrae

    The Keep It Casual shade is a winner. It looks great on you!

  15. JenniferElizabeth1

    I got this one and weekend getaway! Thanks so much!

  16. Neta

    hey Christine! would you say “keep it casual” is in any way similar to MAC’s Viva Glam Cyndi? it kinda looks like a sort of corally red shade in the pictures and if it’s a dupe to Cyndi that would be awesome cuz I totally missed out on that one lol

  17. RedLipsBlakHair

    You are SO beautiful, Christine! Especially in videos! I was like this when I saw your vids: O_O Dang.