Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

MAC Raspberry Swirl Lipstick
MAC Raspberry Swirl Lipstick

MAC Raspberry Swirl Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “light white blue pink [with a Cremesheen finish].” It’s a cool-toned, light-medium blue-based pink with a soft sheen. OCC Digitalis is lighter, bluer. MAC Snob is slightly darker/grayer. MAC Saint Germain is a touch purpler. MAC Pink Nouveau is brighter, pinker. MAC Naughty Saute is brighter, pinker, glossier. MAC All Styled Up is slightly pinker.

It has mostly opaque color coverage, and the consistency was creamy enough that the lipstick glided across the lips without pulling or tugging but not so creamy that it felt thick or was prone to creating lines of demarcation once applied.  Raspberry Swirl lasted four hours on me, and it was neither drying nor hydrating (but this is an improvement, as many Cremesheens are a bit drying on me).  It definitely felt creamier than other Cremesheens I’ve tried.  I noticed that this color did pull the yellow out of my teeth, which this kind of color can sometimes do.  I think that MAC does this color quite a bit, some are closer to this than others, but there are many variations of it and most of them are by MAC.

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I think that MAC does this color quite a bit, some are closer to this than others, but there are many variations of it and most of them are by MAC. It does have a very "raspberry sorbet" kind of feel.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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MAC Raspberry Swirl Lipstick
MAC Raspberry Swirl Lipstick

MAC Raspberry Swirl Lipstick
MAC Raspberry Swirl Lipstick

MAC Raspberry Swirl Lipstick
MAC Raspberry Swirl Lipstick

MAC Raspberry Swirl Lipstick
MAC Raspberry Swirl Lipstick

MAC Raspberry Swirl Lipstick
MAC Raspberry Swirl Lipstick

MAC Raspberry Swirl Lipstick
MAC Raspberry Swirl Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC, $15.00 (April 11th).

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

OCC Digitalis is lighter, bluer. MAC Snob is slightly darker/grayer. MAC Saint Germain is a touch purpler. MAC Pink Nouveau is brighter, pinker. MAC Naughty Saute is brighter, pinker, glossier. MAC All Styled Up is slightly pinker.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Urban Decay Scorch Eyeliner. On cheeks: MAC Shape the Future Extra Dimension Skinfinish.

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42 thoughts on “MAC Raspberry Swirl Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Rosie

    I’m extremely tired seeing this color come from MAC.

  2. I find purple/mauve tones pull up the yellow tone in the teeth. I just can’t wear them. :(

  3. Avatar of Alannah AlannahRose

    Interesting name… Tori Amos approved? ;)

  4. Victoria

    Thank so much for this! I already have most of MACs light baby pink colors. I’ll pass. Thanks again!!!!

  5. This is sooo pretty! I need to get this one for my collection :D

  6. Avatar of Rad Rad

    Love the colour in the tube but I dunno – doesn’t seem to look that great on unless you’re a plaer skintone I think.

  7. Well, I have Saint Germain and this one looks pretty much the same so I guess I will skip it :)

  8. Izabelle

    It’s Saint Germain! Oh wait…

  9. Avatar of karen Karen

    Is this like lady gaga viva glam?? Thanks!!!

  10. Adrienne

    When I first saw pictures of this lipstick, I was very excited. But now this is a disappointment. This is what I call “porn-pink” and I just don’t like it. I was hoping it would look more like Real Doll.

  11. Jezebel

    I really hate pastel tone….i don’t kwon why now is a trend

    • Kat

      Pastel seems to come around as a trend each spring. It’s not the most flattering for my skin tone either!

  12. Disa

    If you were to choose one of these near-duplicate pinks based on its formula, which would it be? MAC’s ‘Snob’ has an unappealingly cakey texture on my lips.

  13. Avatar of Melissa Melissa

    I really like this color, I thought it would be warmer just looking at it in the tube but on you it pulls much cooler. Lipsticks like these make my teeth look yellow too, not sexy :-/ I have saint germain & digitalis & snob so I can probably skip this one…

  14. 18thCenturyFox

    Being a huge Tori Amos fan I will have to get this for the name alone.

  15. I have pink nouveau and saint germain so I think I’ll skip this one

  16. Avatar of Annette Annette

    Will this be too much for my NC40 skin?

  17. Nastassia

    How does this compare to “pink Friday”?

  18. Jennifer

    I wonder if MAC does this color a lot, because of the popularity of Saint Germain & Pink Nouveau. As well as it is a color that seems to be one of the colors you think of when you think of MAC lipsticks.

    It certainly isn’t the most wearable pink. I don’t like pinks that are really cool toned. I think this appeals to a younger target audience and suits maybe med/darker skin tones. However like Myth most young girls wear it. It may not be the best color, but didn’t we all try funky make up when we were a teen/young adult?

    IDK I’d rather see them work on less concealer nudes and cool toned blues for a long while. They have popular ones in the permanent line… and with past and present recent viva glam lip products.. I’d like to see them perfect more sophisticated colors.. But then again it wouldn’t be MAC. IDK

  19. I love those colors. Doesn’t matter ifin cloth, eyeshadows, blush or nail polish. But on the lips they’re definitely a no go! :D Too bad…

  20. I already have Saint-Germain – and I remember when I got it, the color seemed so unique. Now, not so much. They keep releasing the same color lol.

  21. Dahlia

    I would just look plain creepy wearing this….

  22. Sabrina

    Would you say that this is more wearable than Saint Germain? Although they seem pretty much identical!

  23. With a name like raspberry swirl I was hoping for a lot more raspberry! I am disappointed, as none of the lipsticks from this collection will work for me! :(

  24. Dee

    Love the color, just don’t think it would be a good choice for all skin tones!

  25. I must admit: I’m a complete sucker for the MAC pinks! I wouldn’t necessarily sport this shade alone but it does work well over a fuschia liner or lipstick. I like to layer it over MAC’s lipstick in the shade, Silly (for a totally bubble-gum-like look). And yes, (*blush*) I’ll be lining up when MAC announces the release of yet another shade of pink…:-)