Sunday, December 19th, 2010

MAC Pigments
MAC Lipsticks: Cockney, Neon Orange, Something New, Style Curve

MAC Stylishly Yours: Lipsticks

There are four shades of MAC Lipsticks ($14.50 for 0.10 oz.) being released with Stylishly Yours. Two are new: Something New (creamy bright blue pink) and Style Curve (bright clean violet purple); and two are permanent products: Cockney (sheer yellow red with multidimensional pearl) and Neon Orange (bright clean orange, PRO only).

  • Cockney is an orange-based semi-opaque red with subtle gold shimmer. This has a lustre finish, and it was originally released with Euristocrats in 2009, but it was added to the permanent line.  It is also similar to Ladybug.
  • Neon Orange is a brilliant, neon orange with a creamy finish and opaque color coverage.  This has an amplified finish, and it is permanent at PRO stores.  If you can’t find it at PRO, Morange is close enough (just slightly lighter).
  • Something New is a medium-dark pink with a creamy finish and opaque color coverage.  This has an amplified finish, and it is limited edition.  It is cooler-toned, brighter and lighter than Girl About Town.  It is similar to NARS Schiap, which is brighter.   Smashbox’s Flirty is also similar, though perhaps a touch more purple.  It is a little pinker and brighter than Love Forever.
  • Style Curve is a semi-opaque fuchsia violet with a subtle sheen.  This has a cremesheen finish, and it is limited edition.  It is significantly more fuchsia and less opaque than Violetta.  It is closer to Show Orchid when worn, but it is sheerer, glossier in the finish, and less iridescent.  I wish they would have made this an amplified finish.  It took several layers to build up the color.

All of the lipsticks were as expected, based on their finish, with Cockney being surprisingly pigmented (well, not really surprisingly, since we’ve swatched it here before!).  I really do think that MAC could have made Style Curve a really fun, bright and opaque shade had they gone with an amplified formula (like they did with Neon Orange and Something New).  It did have a glossier finish than other cremesheens, though, which was nice.

Cockney and Neon Orange best suit warm-toned skin, as they both have orange undertones, while Something New and Style Curve best suit cool-toned skin, as they have bluer-bases.  While Neon Orange will be the most difficult for cooler skin tones to pull off, warmer skin tones should still find both Something New and Style Curve easy enough to wear as neither is too strongly blue in its base.

MAC Stylishly Yours Collection is a limited edition launch (official information and photos here) that is set to launch in-stores on December 26th in North America, January 2011 for international MAC locations. The approximate launch date for online is December 24th.

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: Overall, I really liked these lipsticks. They were true to their finishes; lustres tend to be sheerer and glossier and Cockney was just that (even more pigmented than the average lustre, actually), while cremesheen finishes vary from semi-sheer to opaque, Style Curve falls in the middle.

AVAILABILITY: MAC Cosmetics on December 26th (U.S. stores), January 2011 (International)

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MAC Pigments
MAC Lipsticks: Cockney, Neon Orange, Something New, Style Curve

MAC Pigments
MAC Lipsticks: Cockney, Neon Orange, Something New, Style Curve

MAC Pigments
MAC Lipsticks: Cockney, Neon Orange, Something New, Style Curve

MAC Pigments
MAC Lipsticks: Cockney, Neon Orange, Something New, Style Curve

MAC Pigments
MAC Lipsticks: Cockney, Neon Orange, Something New, Style Curve

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MAC Lipsticks: Cockney, Neon Orange

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MAC Lipsticks: Something New, Style Curve

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MAC Cockney Lipstick

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MAC Cockney Lipstick

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MAC Neon Orange Lipstick

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MAC Neon Orange Lipstick

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MAC Neon Orange Lipstick

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MAC Something New Lipstick

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MAC Style Curve Lipstick

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MAC Style Curve Lipstick

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MAC Style Curve Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase a Stylishly Yours Lipstick? How much is it?

MAC Cosmetics in-stores on the 26th, $14.50.

Is it limited edition?

Cockney and Neon Orange (PRO) are permanent. Something New and Style Curve are limited edition.

Any dupes?

See individual shade descriptions.

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68 thoughts on “MAC Stylishly Yours: Lipsticks Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Jennifer

    Something New – would probably be the only one I would get.

    I’m such a lipstick whore, but tbh I have a lot of the lipsticks you compared it to…So I know I can skip it…Must have will power. lol

    On the bright side I already have Cockney…And I have Violetta and Show orchid…And I know I wouldn’t wear Neon Orange or Style Curve enough to justify buying it. Heck , I have 60 lipsticks, and a lot of them are neglected , so … lol

    • Amrita

      60 lipsticks 😀 You.are.awesome. I just started collecting make-up but I’m such a lipstick whore too! Nice to know that I’m not the only one 😛

  2. cat

    I like how style curve is sheer

  3. Alexis

    Ohh I have my eye on 3 of those lipsticks:Cockney, Something New, and Style Curve. By layering Something New and Style Curve I think I could achieve a color like MAC’s Petals and Peacocks.

  4. Heli

    As with the pigments, I was hoping for more unique shades :( Something New’s pretty but I prefer Girl About Town to it.

    For some reason I thought Style Curve’s amplified so I was expecting a more vibrant shade, sort of what Revenge is Sweet lipglass looks like in the tube.

  5. Jennifer F

    I like all of these… oh dear lol

  6. ugh… i purple lipstick that i’m not going to buy??! mac you’re killin me! blue toned purples people! and yes, they need to quit with the no-amplified finish thing when they launch a purple. bah!! :( lol

  7. Rita

    Style Curve, love!

  8. Kayleigh

    Love the colors! If only I were brave enough to wear them…

  9. The orange one looks SO georgious on you!

  10. Svetlana

    Something New is gorgeous. Style Curve is pretty. Other 2 aren’t my thing lol

  11. Carmen

    I swatched all of these on my wrist, thinking I’d like at least a couple, but they didnt’ look good. I’ll try them on my lips when they come out, since I like the looks of Stylishly Yours.

  12. Emerald

    I’m a sucker for pink lips and have my eyes on something new, but I’m not sold on getting it yet.

  13. Desiree

    I’m really hoping I’ll be able to get Style Curve, hopefully it won’t be one of the things that sells out extra quick =T

  14. Maya C

    OBSESSED with Style Curve. Definitely gonna get that one.

  15. I am IN LOVE with Neon Orange and Something New. I will most likely get them cuz ive been on the lookout for an orange lipstick for awhile now!

  16. dodasz

    Could you tell me how “Something New” compares to Macs “Lustering”? And also, do you think “Something New” and “Style Curve” would look good on NC 30-35 skin? I soooo wanna get those two, plus the “Movie Star Red” CCB. I’m in shock since I found out that it launches tomorrow in Germany,I’m so afraid I won’t be able to get those anymore…

  17. Ann

    Those are nice. I think I will pick up two since I have cockney already.

  18. Pamela

    I bought Cockney in Oct but I just bought a backup because it is stunning! Because it reminds me of summer I will wear it non stop come Memorial Day until Labor Day.

  19. Shelly

    I’m actually really glad Style Curve is sheer! It’s nice that MAC is putting out a “trainer” fuschia-purple for us ladies too scared of Show Orchid or Violetta, haha.

  20. Julia

    OMG neon orange looks so fabulous on you!

    As for me, thanks to your swatches, I am totally sold on Style Curve and Something New for myself!!

  21. jennifer

    I was looking towards Style Curve but now I know I don’t really want it, thanks Christine

  22. I already got Something New and Style Curve and I love them both! I actually love all of these lipsticks except for cockney. Not a big fan of reds. LOL. I might try the Cream COlour bases of this collection, they look so bright and nice! 😀 Thanks christine for the wonderful descriptions!

  23. Amy

    Something New looks amazing on you. It brings out your eyes! I might splurge on Cockney, though…

  24. Kara

    How is Cockney similar to Viva Glam Cyndi? To me they look extremely similar :0

  25. eRiN

    I’m surprised by how much I like Style Curve! It’s one of those colors I’d impulse-buy for being purple but then never wear, except that judging by the swatches I’d actually be able to wear it. Gorgeous!

  26. I just tried using Something New just now and yeah, you were right, it’s cooler than Girl About Town and not to mention more wearable! I love it! My new favorite hot pink lipstick! <3

  27. Marcela

    except for cockney, which looks terribly sheer and streaky/uneven, the others are quite nice shades and formulas.

  28. Vanessa

    Thanks for the swatches Christine! How does Style Curve compare to Up the Amp? Are they too similar to own both?

  29. Dea

    Anyone please send me ALL of the lipsticks!! Dang those shades are not made for the faint of heart esp neon orange. but it’s the first shade that I am interested in, despite knowing that it is permanent. Hey christine, how is Style Curve compared to Fun n Sexy? When i looked at it, it sure reminded me of F&S lipstick which I absolutely love. If it is close enough, I will definitely get myy hands on it since there hasn’t been any close dupe for it (trust me.. i look everywhere -__-)

  30. LOVE LOVE LOVE all of these! They are amazing!!! Neon Orange and Style Curve is just fab!~

  31. thanks for the lovely swatches Christine. I find it ironic that Something New doesn’t look unique or new at all, lol!

    I really am only interested in Neon Orange but I’ve tried Morange on before and it was hard for me to pull off (I’m NW25). You think this one will work?

  32. Christine (or anyone) is Style Curve like Orchidazzle? Looks so similar, I wondered if it is close…

  33. Autumn

    I love Something New and Style Curve. Those are my favorite!

  34. Ayr

    I’m sick of all the cool toned pinks! Ahah most people prefer them but I definitely like the warmer pinks much better.

  35. Eileen

    Style Curve looks fab on you Christine! I’m going for Cockney though … it’s my kind of shade.

    • kathy

      Cockney is the only one I think I could wear, the others are too bright for me. I keep buying Mac lipsticks but the only one ive ever loved is Sweetie, and the Fergie Viva Glam one, I must have 20 or more that I never wear, im just not brave enough lol

  36. christina

    Christine quick question do you know if you can back 2 MAC for these lipsticks?



  37. Amy

    Hey Christine!

    Always a pleasure to read your reviews. I just wanted to know, if chatterbox was similar at all to Something New. I saw it wasn’t mentioned, but from your pictures I found it looks slightly similar.


  38. mspinkgrl

    How would you compare style curve to violetta, i just purchased it and i don’t want it if it’s sooo similar in colour…help…thanx;)

  39. kfm

    I already have both Cockney and Neon Orange and I like both very much. I find that, for some reason, Neon Orange works better on my cooler skin tone than Morange. It seems like it’s just a hair pinker and that makes the difference.

    I have Violetta and Go For It, so I really shouldn’t, but I think that I’ll probably get Style Curve. I can’t resist the siren song of purple.

  40. How long does this lipstick last? I think that’s my main problem with MAC lipsticks. One swipe and its gone. I’m loving the colors though.

  41. Marcy

    I love neon orange and something new! I can’t wait for this snowstorm to be over so I can go get it!!

  42. Marcela

    Style Curve looks freakishly scary in the tube but amazing on the lips! i was at MAC yesterday looking at ChamPale and now i wish i had tried Style Curve on…

  43. tepi

    hi christine!

    when will MAC stop releasing collections? hahaha i can’t stop buying PINK lippies per collection…i already have Full Fuschia, Girl About town lippies, and Gimme That lipglass…and now I am eyeing to buy SOMETHING NEW…or shall i skip it?

    also, i have PINK NOUVEAU, i want to buy Saint Germain, will i buy Saint Germain or shall i skip it?


    • Saint Germain is a lot paler than Pink Nouveau! :)

      Girl About Town is a lil’ darker – but you can check out my comparisons/dupes which will go up tomorrow!

  44. Hannah

    I just bought Something New and I absolutely love it! I don’t have Girl about Town or Schiap because they are a bit too bold for me, on my pale pale skin, but Something New is great. I think I’m going to wear it blotted down, to take the shine off it, and go for this sort of look: (but I’d wear mascara with the look of course!)

  45. josie

    Hey Christine, just wondering how similar Style Curve and Up the Amp are? Thanks so much for doing all of this!!

  46. hi,christine
    I wonder what are you wearing on cheeks in the picture of
    (4th picture from the bottom)

    oh,and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  47. Avi

    I have the style curve lipstick. LOVE IT! I wear it over the sephora liner in lilac. Goes great together!.