Friday, March 1st, 2013

MAC Lush Life Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Lush Life Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Lush Life Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “deep cool plum.” It’s a reddish berry with a soft sheen. I really thought it seemed similar to MAC Rebel, but applied, Rebel is purpler and deeper–it looks richer, in a way, on, because of the depth in color (if you own Rebel, pat on a little balm on top, and you’ll get this, though). Illamasqua Magnetism is a bit more muted, less red. Guerlain Guet-Apens is darker, more berry-hued. NARS Afghan Red is more subdued.

There’s a translucency to the overall color of Lush Life that makes it appear lighter on the lips than in the tube, and it kind of looks a bit like a lip stain (but not, because it is clearly a lipstick).  I thought this shade was very much a chameleon and changed its depth/brightness very much based on the lighting.  In my office, it looks darker, purpler (I have very cool light in my office), while in my bathroom, it looked redder and lighter (which has a ton of light, all of which runs warmer).  It’s interesting, though obviously frustrating from a photography standpoint!  It lasted for five hours, and it did leave a very faint stain behind.  The consistency was slightly creamy, not too slick but not dry, lightweight, and comfortable to wear.  So far, the range has been rather consistent in its texture and hydration (some).

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product

Lush Life

A-
It wears well without feathering or bleeding, goes on evenly though there's still some translucency, and is comfortable to wear.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
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Dupes
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MAC Lush Life Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Lush Life Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Lush Life Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Lush Life Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Lush Life Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Lush Life Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Lush Life Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Lush Life Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Lush Life Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Lush Life Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Lush Life Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Lush Life 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?

I really thought it seemed similar to MAC Rebel, but applied, Rebel is purpler and deeper--it looks richer, in a way, on, because of the depth in color (if you own Rebel, pat on a little balm on top, and you'll get this, though). Illamasqua Magnetism is a bit more muted, less red. Guerlain Guet-Apens is darker, more berry-hued. NARS Afghan Red is more subdued.

What makeup are you wearing?

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

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29 thoughts on “MAC Lush Life Mineralize Rich Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. It looks amazing on you! Is it close to Guerlain’s Shine Automatique in Flirt?

  2. Cosidimoda

    Gosh, that looks amazing! I will definitely be purchasing this one

  3. Icequeen81

    so pretty

  4. Vick

    Saved me a buck, I have Rebel and too many shades similar to it already.

  5. Precious

    As much as I love this, I might have to skip because that’s exactly how Guet-Apens is on my lips. :)

  6. Huda

    hey christine this is off topic but will you or could you pleaseeee review the dolce and gabbana monica belluci lipstick collection? please!

  7. Lisa

    This is pretty, but I think I might just get Rebel and break out the lip balm, as you suggested. Cheaper and more versatile!

  8. Amy

    Hi Christine–thank you so much for your color accurate reviews and descriptions. I had high hopes for this one, because I was guessing that this was the color used in that gorgeous MAC promotional image. As you know, promo images may be taken under circumstances that aren’t “real world,” like your images are. I’ll stick with Chanel Rivoli and Rouge Noir-maybe a combo will bring the color closer to the MAC picture (I hope so, anyway). Thanks again!

  9. Andie

    This color is totally beautiful! Uh-oh! MAC is really getting me with these new lipsticks because so many of the colors are colors I love. This could be bad for my pocketbook.

  10. Celine

    That is a gorgeous colour on you! :)

  11. feli

    Love these rich colors

  12. I didn’t think I would like this one, but I actually do. The color looks a lot less harsh on the lips than I thought it would.

  13. L

    That colour is very striking and beautiful.

  14. laura

    I was really hoping this was going to be more purple/burgundy… :(

  15. Wenz

    See this is what MAC needs to do……make more good quality permanent products!!!!
    Little by little I will probably buy them all :)

  16. Jay

    Ooh, I like this a lot! It’s so hard to narrow down and figure out which one of these new lipsticks I want, ha – they all look gorgeous!

    How do you think it compares to Tarina Tarantino conditioning lip sheen in Floriculture? Do you think they’re different enough to warrant getting both?

  17. I totally agree, this looks just like Rebel + lip balm…which is one of the things I love about Rebel…it can be entirely different if you just sheer it out a bit.

  18. Josiane D

    I wanted this so bad, but as I have Rebel and Magnetism, I’ll skip this!

  19. mirrorladybug

    How does this compare to guerlain gigolo?

  20. VJNS

    Christine, this is a beautiful color that looks like a jewel on your lips. I don’t know that I could wear this color even though it’s my favorite of all of them. I have golden undertones. Would this look good on me?

  21. PJ

    Hi Christine,

    How does this compare to Guerlain Gigolo?

    Thanks!

  22. Karen

    Hello Christine :)
    I own MAC Rebel, do you really think they totally look different when applied, cos i love how lush looks on you and to me it does seem different from Rebel. would you recomend people to have both lush and rebel?

    • I really thought it seemed similar to MAC Rebel, but applied, Rebel is purpler and deeper–it looks richer, in a way, on, because of the depth in color (if you own Rebel, pat on a little balm on top, and you’ll get this, though)