MAC x Giambattista Valli Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC x Giambattista Valli Lipsticks
MAC x Giambattista Valli Lipsticks

MAC Bianca B Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “pale white-pink [with a Matte finish].” It is a brightened, very light pink with a strong, white base and a mostly matte finish. It applied without tugging on the lips, but it pulled and separated into every lip line. It’s a product that really needs a primer or heavier lip pencil base and then applied with a lip brush to minimize some of the application issues. The lipstick lasted for five hours, but it was somewhat drying and settled into lip lines more and more as the color wore on. MAC Weekend 1 (LE, $16.00) is more muted, warmer. NYX Rose (P, $6.00) is darker. NARS Stourhead (LE, $25.00) is darker, less pigmented. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Charlotte Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a It is a brightened, medium-dark red with subtle, cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good color payoff that covered the lips evenly and smoothly without dragging during application. The color lasted for six hours but was somewhat drying over time. MAC MAC Red (P, $16.00) is cooler. NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is lighter, glossier. Kat Von D Hexagram (P, $21.00) is warmer. MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $16.00) is cooler, less glossy. NARS Cruella (P, $25.00) is darker, more muted, warmer. MAC Ruby Woo (P, $16.00) is lighter. Besame Besame Red 1920 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter. Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler. Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler. MAC Tenor Voice (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer. MAC Opera (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC Stunner (LE, $16.00) is warmer. MAC Kinky (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $50.00) is lighter, warmer. Bite Beauty Fraise (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Eugenie Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “dark cherry with blue undertone [with a Matte finish].” It is a deepened, purpled wine with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage that tended to pull into lip lines and emphasized the natural texture of the lips. The consistency seemed smooth and creamy enough not to tug, but it just didn’t look that way once on. It lasted for over six hours but was drying and settled into lip lines. MAC Fashion Revival (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. Kat Von D Motorhead (P, $21.00) is warmer. Bite Beauty Bordeaux (P, $28.00) is glossier. Illamasqua Shard (P, $24.00) is lighter. MAC Talk That Talk (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Sin (P, $16.00) is warmer. MAC What Joy (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Margherita Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “yellow bright peach [with a Matte finish].” It is a brightened, light-medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that covered the lips evenly, while the consistency was creamy enough not to tug but not so creamy that it slid around. This shade lasted for five hours and was slightly drying. Colour Pop Chella (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler. NARS Lodhi (P, $25.00) is darker. NARS Catherine (P, $32.00) is darker. Too Faced Melted Coral (P, $21.00) is cooler. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Kimber (P, $18.00) is darker, glossier. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Tats Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright hot pink [with a Matte finish].” It is a brightened, medium-dark fuchsia pink with subtle, blue undertones and a satin-matte finish. It had rich, opaque color coverage that went on smoothly and lasted for six hours while leaving a stain behind. It was a little drying towards the end. Milani Hot Pink Rage (P, $5.49) is lighter. MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler. MAC Moxie (LE, $16.00) is warmer, less glossy. MAC Girl About Town (P, $16.00) is cooler. MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Colour Pop Cougar (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Diva-ish (LE, $16.00) is more muted. MAC No Faux Pas (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Good Kisser (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. Charlotte Tilbury Velvet Underground (P, $32.00) is cooler, glossier. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: MAC Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) has a variety of finishes, which results in color coverage, finish, comfort, wear, and texture to vary from finish to finish. Lustres tend to be sheer to semi-sheer with a thin, slippery consistency and wear one to three hours; they are lightly to moderately drying on me, despite their slip. Cremesheens typically have semi-opaque to opaque coverage, wear an average of four hours, are sometimes drying and sometimes not drying, and have a light shine to their finish. Amplifieds have a light sheen, opaque coverage, slightly thicker consistency but is less “heavy” in look compared to satins; they are typically not drying but not hydrating and can wear four to six hours. Satins have less sheen compared to Amplifieds but have similar coverage and wear. Mattes, particularly newer iterations of the finish, have a velvety, silicone-like consistency that makes them easier to apply without drag, and they typically have opaque coverage and wear four to six hours, but they can be drying. Retro Mattes are ultra-matte with a very flat, nearly no-sheen finish, and they are often stiffer in the tube but thinner in consistency compared to satins or mattes; they are often drying but wear four to eight hours. All MAC Lipsticks are vanilla-scented with no discernible taste.

MAC Lipstick Bianca B
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
82%
MAC Lipstick Charlotte
A
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
93%
MAC Lipstick Eugenie
B-
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
82%
MAC Lipstick Margherita
A
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
93%
MAC Lipstick Tats
A
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
94%

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