Thursday, February 28th, 2013

MAC Lady at Play Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Lady at Play Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Lady at Play Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “mid-tonal cool tangerine.” It’s a coral-red with warm undertones with soft, creamy finish and a light sheen. It’s definitely not cool-toned, but it is a rosier red with less orange in it, so it’s not as warm-toned as it could be. Burberry Pink Amber is darker. Chanel Enjouee is pinker. Guerlain Chamade is pinker, less bright. MAC Watch Me Simmer is pinker and brighter. Chanel Flamboyante is a touch redder. MAC Viva Glam Cyndi is a touch more muted.

I was really happy to see Lady at Play as a shade now in MAC’s permanent range, because for a brand that launches an endless stream of limited edition coral-hued lipsticks, there are only a handful (and they’re nice!) in the permanent range.  This is also very reminiscent of Viva Glam Cyndi, only it’s much more opaque, as Lady at Play has full color coverage.  The formula was lightweight, lightly creamy, and comfortable to wear.  It wasn’t ultra-hydrating, but it did add moisture and didn’t leave my lips feeling dehydrated after wearing it.  Lady at Play wore four and a half hours when I tested it.  I thought that this one applied a bit better without the product leaving lines if I pressed my lips together.

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Lady at Play

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I thought that this one applied a bit better without the product leaving lines if I pressed my lips together. It wasn't ultra-hydrating, but it did add moisture and didn't leave my lips feeling dehydrated after wearing it.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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MAC Lady at Play Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Lady at Play Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Lady at Play Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Lady at Play Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Lady at Play Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Lady at Play Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Lady at Play Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Lady at Play Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Lady at Play Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Lady at Play Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Lady at Play Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Lady at Play Mineralize Rich Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC, $22.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Burberry Pink Amber is darker. Chanel Enjouee is pinker. Guerlain Chamade is pinker, less bright. MAC Watch Me Simmer is pinker and brighter. Chanel Flamboyante is a touch redder. MAC Viva Glam Cyndi is a touch more muted.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Urban Decay Bourbon Eyeliner. On cheeks: bareMinerals The One Blush.

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60 thoughts on “MAC Lady at Play Mineralize Rich Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Rachael

    Wow. Very pretty colour. It’s bright without being too bright (if that makes sense).

  2. I love this color!! So pretty!

  3. Robyn

    Thank god this isn’t limited edition

  4. Elyse

    Ahhh, I love love love this kind of color, but fear I may have too many similar ones. How would you compare it to, say, NARS Niagara or MAC Vegas Volt? I’m looking at your reviews of them right now, but sometimes it’s a little hard to tell from photos.

    Thanks in advance for either saving me money or prompting me to spend some, heheh!

  5. Callie

    I love this! What’s the closest color in cream sheen ?

  6. lara

    Great swatches and reviews, as always! Seems like a good new addition to MAC’s line. But, I have to say that I’m getting so tired of MAC launching new products every 4 to six weeks, creating huge hype when many shades are similar or easily replicated, and selling out of course… and then a few wks later, yet another collection. I realize this is permanent…so that’s good, but still, it’s fatiguing seeing things that differ only by a bit here or there. So hard for me to get too excited about MAC anymore.

  7. Amanda

    I love this color! I wish I wasn’t so chicken to try bold colored lipstick! I am always nervous that I can’t pull it off : (

    • Kiah

      I think this would be a really good color for you! It isn’t anything that would really shock people (for instance I have a teal lipstick I wear sometimes,) but it is a very pretty color that I think would garner compliments. If you’re scared of going too bold, I feel that, if you like this one, you should give it a go. :)

  8. Kirby

    Gorgeous color, but I’m not sure how I feel about $22 for a MAC lipstick.

  9. Brenda

    That color is lovely on you.

  10. Mirian

    A viva glam cyndi dupe??? SO EXCITED to try this

  11. vivaglamvi

    how does this compare to the exxhibisionist kissable lip color, colorwise?

  12. 18thCenturyFox

    Dagnabbit, I regret not having gotten VG Cyndi, so I may be compelled to pick this gorgeous one up. Now I need to search comparison swatches!

  13. PANG LEE

    More swatches please!!!

    I love this color. How does it compare to Smashbox Melondrama?

  14. stevia cammack

    Lady at play is beautiful!!!
    it’s red, yet pink, and even a bit of coral <3

  15. Crystal

    First time commenter here! Had to tell you that I’ve been waiting on your swatches to decide which one of the mineralize lipsticks to try (because at this price point, I definitely want to try one before buying a bunch of them). I was originally thinking of going for Grande Dame, but as soon as I saw Lady at Play on you, I had to have it! I’m very close to your skin tone, so whenever a color looks fantastic on you, I know it’s a must-have for my makeup stash as well. I completely agree that MAC needs a few more corals in their permanent selection!

  16. oooh, I really like this one! This is the first one out of the ones you’ve swatched that I feel like I could actually wear and it would flatter me. Very pretty.

  17. Daphne

    How does this compare to Toxic Tale ? (Disney Venomous Villains Evil Queen Lipstick!) :)

  18. An A rating from you, and a description saying that it’s anything like MAC Viva Glam Cyndi?! I’m sold. $22 is a bit more than I usually spend on lipstick, but I’m pretty sure I neeeeed this!

  19. Vic

    I SO wished for a more opaque and permanent version of Cyndi… here comes my granted wish! :D

  20. Your face looks flawless can I ask what foundation you have on?

  21. Stacey

    Reminds me of Betty Bright but less bright and more sheerer. I may not be right. But that was my first impression when I saw the pics.

  22. OH thank GOD this is coming to the UK. If it looks enough like VG Cyndi on my lips, I can stop rationing my VGC. :D

  23. I’m so glad this is similar to Viva Glam Cyndi as that shade is a my go to red on me and I’ve hit pan (depotted the shade into a palette).

  24. Emme

    Beautiful, perfect every day shade! I’m so glad a Viva Glam Cyndi dupe has come out because I missed it!

  25. Gorgeous color. Definitely going for this one.

  26. Eliz

    Beautiful! MAC is outdoing themselves with this collection. Every single color so far seems refined and totally wearable. I love this color on you. I’m in trouble with this collection. I’m glad that everything is permanent so that I can pace myself.

  27. traci

    Just ordered this one! Anyone know if you can do a Back2Mac to get these too?

  28. chris

    I am looking for a dupe for MAC Hibisucs (Summmer 2010? LE). Do you remember that color – white tube.

  29. How is this compared to Full Speed?
    Thanks in advance

  30. Irene

    Viva Glam Cyndi is my go-to lipstick for casual days, and I use it so often I’m almost running out! Since it isn’t sold anymore I was looking for a dupe or similar color, so I’m really excited about this one :D Thanks for the review!

  31. Minh

    How does this compare to Betty bright? I want to get this shade but I’m afraid it may be too similar and not worth the splurge.

  32. looking for coral fun for this spring, I was advised by many to take a look at Lady At Play. I see it mostly described as a coral-red, and seems much more red than coral on many swaches… I wonder if this compares to Dior Addict New Look, wich I already own?

  33. I purchased Lady at Play after reading this post (my BFF bought Elegant Accent) and I am SO PLEASED. I went into a store to try it first and couldn’t resist it.

  34. That’s such a gorgeous shade! Very pretty on you

  35. Amalia

    I want a replace for Mac Toxic Tale. This or Mac Ablaze? I tested also Revlon Strawberry Suede but on my lips are slightly different. Thank you for your time

  36. Meg

    Rimmel lipstick in 214 firecrcracker is pretty much an exact dupe!!!
    See here: http://i40.tinypic.com/11jrpm9.jpg its more red in real life they are like a perfect match!