Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

MAC Studded Kiss Lipstick
MAC Studded Kiss Lipstick

In Punk Couture, there are four shades of MAC Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) that will be available. The collection released to most online retailers over the past two days and all but Studded Kiss appear to be sold out, but we’re all still waiting with baited breath (that includes me, as I was only able to snag Studded Kiss!) for maccosmetics.com to launch it–everything says “coming soon” and I saw it pop up that way a couple of hours ago. The collection will be available in-stores tomorrow, the 26th. One shade, Hautecore was released on Black Friday, so I’ve already reviewed that previously.

Unfortunately, since I wasn’t able to purchase the other two shades, and while I’m certainly hoping to snag them when they launch on MAC’s site, I don’t remain hopeful that stock will last for long (especially since the shades have sold out elsewhere). I would recommend buying them if and when you see them available, particularly if you have good luck with MAC’s matte or retro matte finishes. It’s a fairly consistent formula–long-wearing, somewhat creamy to slightly dry, and mostly opaque.

Studded Kiss is described as a “dark oxblood red [with a Retro Matte finish].” It’s a warm-toned, medium-dark red with burgundy and brown tones and a matte finish–to be clear, the bottom of the tube says “Matte” and not “Retro Matte.” The texture was lightly creamy–just enough that it didn’t drag or tug at the lips and applied evenly overall. It lasted for six hours on me and left a soft stain behind. I did have some very slight feathering (and I rarely have feathering) after five hours of wear. MAC Fixed on Drama (LE, $16.00) is less warm-toned. NARS 413 BLKR (LE, $26.00) is slightly darker. MAC Extended Play (P, $18.00) is a touch browner. MAC Deeply Adored (LE, $16.00) is similar. See comparison swatches.

The Glossover

LE
product

Studded Kiss

A-

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

Results
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MAC Studded Kiss Lipstick
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41 thoughts on “MAC Studded Kiss Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I’m going to have to get this for sure!

  2. Aye aye…gorgeous. This looks great on u girl!

  3. Kellie

    Christine, you look dazzling as a candied apple! I wish I had a need/want of another red lippie.

  4. Monica

    How does this compare to MAC Rocker and Nars Valparaiso?

  5. Miss J

    I really like that pairing of gloss and lipstick together! Hope you, Shaun, and the fur kid had a terrific holiday!

  6. Crystal

    How does this compare to Mac Diva? Thank you in advance!

  7. What a dramatic red! It’s interesting that they call this ‘matte’ though – because it certainly seems to have a definite sheen.. I guess it’s all relative at the end of the day, but this is why we’re all glad we have you, Christine, to reveal these mysteries for us! :-)

  8. Ro

    Quite beautiful!! I have a thing for oxblood reds so this little guy and NARS 413 BLKR have to be mine :)

  9. How does this compare to Viva Glam 1 ? Sorry, I’m pretty new to red lipsticks and I’m contemplating on getting this or Viva Glam 1.

  10. I need to nab this puppy. It looks fabulous on you Christine.

  11. Avatar of kris kitkat989

    i just grabbed this and its the perfect deep red! the other colors werent for me but i can see That purple one lookin good on someone else

  12. I’m trying to reason with myself that I need no more red lipsticks, but this is definitely calling my name.

  13. Like it better with the lipglass it give it a nice darky look love it. BTw merry christmas for your and your loved ones

  14. Were you able to grab the other 2 when they appeared on the MAC site.

  15. This is gorgeous on you Christine!
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  16. Sacha

    How does Studded Kiss compare to Heaux? I missed out on Heaux and really want a matte that color.

  17. This is such a great color on you. I have to say though I prefer the look of it without the lipglass.
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  18. Lucy

    Looks so good on u. I personally passed on this one. I picked up punk couture! Love purples!

  19. My focus was on the Nudes, but I swatched, succumbed, and bought Studded Kiss and Punk Couture. I need another red lipstick like I need a hole in my head, but Studded Kiss is beautiful. I bought Punk Couture too. It is a super grape purple.

  20. Avatar of LC LC

    Totally sexy color! Love it with the gloss as well

  21. You look amazing! How does Studded Kiss compare to Viva Glam I to you?

  22. Desiree

    Christine, this color is identical to Mac Diva. identical. I’m about nw40-43 skintone with fairly neutral lips and Studded Kiss and Diva swatched side by side looked like twins. I couldn’t tell the difference between the two at all. I also swatched them on my hand with the same results. Did Mac forget about Diva or did they pull another fast one? :-\

  23. Vix

    This is a gorgeous colour… But to me looks very like MAC Dubonnet, has anyone compared…?

  24. I love this one! I should’ve got it when i had the chance!
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