I got this as a Back 2 Mac shade, almost as an afterthought - and I am impressed! It's crazy pigmented, and the shade is so flattering - much more so than I expected.
It can be hard to get a crisp line straight from the bullet, and one does NEED a clear line with a shade like this. The upside is, it's so matte that I can go outside my natural lip line and it will stay there. It's not drying or hydrating - I dab a little lip conditioner over the top after about 4 hours and I'm good.
It really creates a classic, pin-up look - AND it does actually makes my teeth look whiter (no, really!!).
Works very well with my yellow undertones and smaller, plumper lips for an everyday colour that branches out a little from the everyday beige/pinky nudes. It remains subtle but effective in making my lips look great plus brings out my blue eyes!
I feel like this IS a pretty lipstick, and the consistency and colour in the tube is lovely. It also seems to look great on everyone else... but me!? It just makes me look a little alien (in a bad way - not a Scarlett Johansson way unfortunately) so for that reason, it's a little regret in buying it.
Lustering has to be one of my favourite lipstick colours from MAC. It is such a perfectly pretty berry-pink (as opposed to a milky pink) that I just love wearing. My only complaint is that as it is a Lustre (not a Frost, as it's described above), it is not all that long-wearing. But I love it so much that I can overlook that one flaw a bit, though I am always on the lookout for something like Lustering but in a more long-lasting formula.
I decided to try out this shade because I wanted an everyday pink lipstick. This lipstick is nice and creamy. I have pretty dry lips and it doesn't feel drying to me. This is my perfect nude pink lipstick.
I found that this shade washed out my skin, just too pale for my liking. Not very long wearing at all and found it to be too drying on my lips, so I would recommend a lip primer or moisturise lips with a balm of some sort. Heard so many reviews boosting this shade so wanted to jump on board and try it for myself, now regretting my purchase.
Skin Tone: Medium - Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily - Undertone: Pink
LOVE! Absolutely beautiful colour - runs much more purple on me than on Christines lip swatch. Doesn't require a lot of reapplication - just after a meal but it does tend to leave a deep pink stain on my lips the next day.
A beautiful orange-red with a true matte finish. Once it is on it will stay for an extremely long time but it does take a bit to apply as it is a very dry finish lipstick. I suggest applying a thin layer of balm shortly before application.
I'm totally in love with this shade for spring, it's my perfect coral; not too pastel but not too bright and leans more towards orange than pink. Application and wearability are excellent like most MAC lipsticks, it's moisturising and doesn't bleed. It applies well and is opaque in a coat or two giving even coverage. The finish is similar to other MAC amplified formulas, creamy and opaque with a slight sheen to the finish. The formula feels lightweight and moisturising on the lips, it really is a dream to wear.
It will last a good few hours and has will cope ok with moderate drinking and eating, I've managed a coffee and a snack without loosing all colour or getting the dreaded outer ring of colour but it's not a 'long lasting' lipstick so don't expect miracles.
Another excellent MAC lipstick.
3 out of 3 users found this review helpful.
Skin Tone: Medium - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Olive
Flamingo was such a surprise—it looks SO orange in the tube but it's actually really pretty pink with just a bit of coral as Christine says. I seriously never would have tried it if I didn't see this review.
I loveee this color on my skin tone. It is the perfect lighter pink/plum color for me. It's fairly unique and completely wearable for everyday. It is a buildable color so you can wear it as sheer or as opaque as you want. Easy to apply
Skin Tone: Deep Dark - Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Undertone: Neutral
Good red but makes me look older than my age. it looks super nice on Christine but turned "brownish-red"on me (and brown has never been a good lip color for me). I'm NC 15- NC 20 with yellow undertone. overall, a great product especially for girls with pink/neutral undertones.
A great blue toned red with gold micro-shimmer. It makes your teeth really white because of the blue in it, but because of the gold it makes it very wearable for a lot of people. I don't like frosty lipsticks, and I don't own any other Frosts from MAC, but this is really pretty and it's hard to tell it's even a frost. It's quickly become one of my favorite red lipsticks.
I adore RiRi Woo's pigment; it's the perfect matte red color. RiRi Woo is very drying, however. Throughout the day, I need to reapply it multiple times also, but RiRi Woo is such a beautiful color; it's definitely worth it.
Naturally whenever someone as awesome as Hayley Williams does a collab with mac, I had to snatch this lipstick up as soon as possible. Although, the orange pigment is beautiful, the lipstick did leave more to be desired. I found that when first applying the orange didn't look as good as it could without a good layer of primer. As it dried, the pigment seemed to concentrate/saturate and become much more noticeable, so I had to take it off and then reapply it thinner. Sounds Like Noise is such a beautiful true orange, however it takes a few wears to feel out exactly the right amount of primer and lipstick to wear to look optimum, but ultimately I would buy Sounds Like Noise again.
I am loving MAC lipsticks every time I buy but usually I make it a point to really check the color, because it might match my skin tone. As for their matte collection its a total rager and long lasting it also doesn't dry the lips. Comparing to the cremesheen viand cremesheen is not that long lasting, you may want to re apply after an hour. As for satin viand, it is quite long lasting in the lips.
The thing that i like about MAC lipsticks is its very affordable.
Skin Tone: Light-Medium - Skin Type: Normal - Undertone: Yellow
Its a beautiful wine red color but I was displeased to find that this color has been released by MAC just with a different name. I hate when companies release the same product labeled with a new name. Studded Kiss is an exact dupe of MAC's Fixed On Drama from the
Retro Matte Collection and Dark Side. And Riri Hearts MAC Heaux might be another dupe. I have yet to swatch that one side by side with Studded Kiss but I assume its dupable too. I guess it will be years before I have to go out and buy another wine colored lipstick.
1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Skin Tone: Tan - Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Undertone: Olive
After having missed the boat with the last release of this gorgeous lip color, I thought I'd just have to let the idea go and either find a dupe or live without the perfect bright purple lipstick that I so craved. And then MAC heard my cries and released this into the permanent line! Huzzah!
I picked it up today and immediately applied it in the car. And it's glorious. Even though it's a matte shade, it doesn't dry out my lips like their matte formula usually does. It's actually quite weightless and comfortable.
It applies at full opacity with one swipe, but I have noticed that it is just ever so slightly patchy in the center of my bottom lip. I've not yet applied it over P+P Lip, however. I suspect it'll perform better over that.
It's super long-lasting. I've gone through a bottle of water and a hot tea and while there is transfer, it doesn't migrate all over my mouth or look super-faded. It also does not feather, which is practically miraculous on me.
I'm so glad I picked this up. Violetta was a touch too sheer for my liking - I need full coverage on my not-pigmented-at-all lips. So the re-launch of this amazing color is a godsend.
It's such an unique shade, but it suits me very well. The application is foolproof, it's a no-brainer - you don't need mirror to apply this. Too bad, it was LE. :-( I'm still hoping, that MAC repromotes this some day.
I wanted something discrete to wear for work and chose Brave. Almost the same color as my lips, but a bit rosier. Looks cute. Feels nice on lips, but if you have dry patches you should really use some exfoliator to keep product from build up there and looking weird.
One of the Lady GaGa shades, Made To Order is a frosted mauve gold that would be a YLBB shade (your lips but better) if you lived in the world of the glitterati. On light skin it has enough color to not look washed out. Applies evenly and is buildable to become really golden-frosty. A little less moisturizing than the rest of the line.
Just missed the season to be wearing PLINK! -- a frosty, beachy beige-pink. Lots of light beige pinks can look pasty or washed out on light skin. Plink is pink enough to look rosy but with the sandy shimmer that's fun in summer lip palettes. Goes on evenly, is buildable for a light kiss natural look or a frosty lip big sunglasses, big hat look.
Sequin is a fun shade for going a little sparkly without being loud about it. It's a mid-toned pink that is a little to the mauve side, but has a gllittery sheen to it. Kind of a YLBB (your lips but better) shade with some bling. Applies evenly and is long-wearing, although it's a little less moisturizing than some of the other MAC cream shades.