MAC   Lipstick

Lipstick

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Editor's Review

B+
Product
8.3
Pigmentation
9.3
Texture
8.6
Longevity
8.6
Application
4.6
Total
88%
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Based on 99 Reviews, 1377 Quick Reviews

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The Good
  • Easy To Apply (628)
  • Creamy (548)
  • Long-wearing (500)
  • Smooth (493)
  • Great Value (226)
  • Blendable (196)
  • Moisturizing (174)
  • Travel-friendly (113)
The In-Between
  • Highly Pigmented (689)
  • Scented (345)
  • Buildable (279)
  • Non-sticky (237)
  • Sheer (75)
  • Thick (51)
  • Thin (33)
  • Sticky (12)
  • Flavored (5)
The Bad
  • Dry (120)
  • Drying (107)
  • Tugs/pulls (45)
  • Uneven (39)
  • Hard To Apply (38)
  • Hard To Blend (17)
  • Too Little Product (4)

99 Written Reviews

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Kirstie

2 years ago.

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
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Angelika

2 years ago.

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.

Skin Tone: Light-Medium - Skin Type: Oily - Undertone: Neutral
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Anna

2 years ago.

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.

Skin Tone: Light-Medium - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Yellow
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Mariana

2 years ago.

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.

Skin Tone: Light - Skin Type: Oily - Undertone: Pink
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Gina

2 years ago.

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.

Skin Tone: Light - Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily - Undertone: Yellow
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Gina

2 years ago.

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.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.

Skin Tone: Light - Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily - Undertone: Yellow
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Gina

2 years ago.

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.

Skin Tone: Light - Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily - Undertone: Yellow
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Gina

2 years ago.

Craving is a lot more plum than pink on my light toned skin. Goes on easily and has long wear with moisture. A terrific day-to-evening shade, and perfect transition to the deeper plums of the autumn palette..

Skin Tone: Light - Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily - Undertone: Yellow
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Gina

2 years ago.

Crosswires is a lovely blood-orange shade of coral that can show as a light orange-red on light skin tones. With a little bit of satiny shimmer, it rings as a summer wear tone for me. Easy to apply and with a little stain that takes me through 5-6 hours.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.

Skin Tone: Light - Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily - Undertone: Yellow
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Gina

2 years ago.

Brave is a creamy light mauve that for fair skin tones is a YLBB (your lips, but better) shade. Applies easily, is moisturizing, and lasts about 4 hours on me. Could easily be used as a base to other colored glosses.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.

Skin Tone: Light - Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily - Undertone: Yellow
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Rad

2 years ago.

This amplified lipstick is full of colour. It's super flattering and works well with neutral makeup. The formula is creamy, moisturising and also long wearing. Overall, it is consistent with my experience of MAC lipsticks which are generally good quality.

Skin Tone: Medium-Tan - Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Undertone: Olive
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Rad

2 years ago.

This is probably one of my favourite MAC lipsticks! The colour is a flattering light to neutral pink and works as an every day colour. The formula is creamy and moisturising, leaving a nice sheen on the lips. It's not long wearing though (3 hours) , but that's not an issue for me personally.

Skin Tone: Medium-Tan - Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Undertone: Olive
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Mariella

2 years ago.

I fell in love with Craving years ago. It's an Amplified Cream so the wear-time is pretty good and I don't find this drying on my lips. Such a pretty deep berry rose shade.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.

Skin Tone: Fair - Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Undertone: Pink
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Mariella

2 years ago.

One of my very favourite MAC lipsticks. While I could wish that it wore a bit longer than it does, the lasting power isn't all that bad and it wears off nicely and evenly. Such a pretty, flattering colour.

Skin Tone: Fair - Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Undertone: Pink
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Ann

2 years ago.

This + a tan = summer. I love this lipstick, but it can emphasize lines on lips, at least for me. Leaves a stain which is hard to remove too. But a lovely color that is the right amount of brightness without stepping into the Candy Yum Yum area.

Skin Tone: Medium - Skin Type: Normal - Undertone: Olive
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Ryou

2 years ago.

I bought two of this lipstick, because I honestly think I don't want to live without a backup! I've always loved reds, but the amount of pink in Love Goddess makes it quite special, in my opinion -- Not to mention this is one of the most long-wearing lipsticks I've owned! For those who couldn't get their hands on Love Goddess, NARS Luxembourg is a good alternative, in my opinion. :)

Skin Tone: Light-Medium - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Neutral
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Mimielle

3 years ago.

I don't have Ruby Woo but I am really starting to love matte lippies so when this restocked, I ordered it. I don't find it overly drying, even for a matte ( I use Chanel Rouge Allure Velvets, Rimmel London Kate mattes and Lime Crime Velvetines for comparison ) but I practice a pretty intensive regular lipcare routine to exfoliate, treat fine lines, hydrate, etc. I think that's the secret to successfully wear both mattes and the pale colors that show every little imperfection. Since it's well pigmented, I can get away with a little overdrawing so I'll likely use a lip brush for precision but even a quick application from the tube left a nice, clean edge. There are several color dupes for Ruby Woo but this one is as much about the formula and performance. I think it's worth splurging on if you normally buy drugstore formulas, and it's a smart all-season deep cool red to add to a higher end collection and won't underperform next to luxury brands.

Skin Tone: Fairest - Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Undertone: Yellow
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Julia

3 years ago.

I love this color! It is incredibly bright, so I like to keep things neutral everywhere else. I also find I get better wear if I use a lipliner beforehand.

Skin Tone: Fairest - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Neutral
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Natalie

3 years ago.

I literally love this color! It is so beautiful on medium skin tones. I love the cremesheen formula because it is so moisturizing and smooth. I actually bought mine yesterday and fell in love with it when I tried it on in the store. However it did melt a little in the car ride home and the lipstick is really hard to open. I think I got a defective one. But I would still recommend this Mac lipstick to everyone due to the sheer formula that blends into your natural lip color.

Skin Tone: Fairest - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Neutral
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Irene

3 years ago.

I have very fair skin with yellow-neutral undertones, and this lipstick looks so flattering on me! It's matte so not the most moisturizing formula, but it's not drying either and doesn't really tug or pull when applying. It is very long lasting, I wore it for my wedding banquet (+10 dishes!) and only had to reapply at the end. Although it doesn't tend to bleed, I use with MAC Cherry lip liner to get a very defined edge. Super recommended!

Skin Tone: Fairest - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Yellow
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Emma

3 years ago.

I won't write too much since this was limited edition, but it's one of my favourite lipsticks ever. If I had known I would love it so much I would have bought several. It's a really smooth and comfortable consistency so it applies really nicely. It has a gorgeous gloss and subtle sparkle that makes it such a pretty neutral with something extra. Wears for a stupidly short time and mine did snap very easily, but the colour is just so wonderful I was generous with the rating!

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.

Skin Tone: Fair - Skin Type: Oily - Undertone: Yellow
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Emma

3 years ago.

I love this lipstick! Matte finishes are my absolute favourite, and the darker the better! Such a beautiful shade the honestly doesn't seem all that intimidating to wear out of the house. It's just the right amount of vampy without appearing too gothic, for those who aren't going for that look. Forever gutted that it isn't permanent, but so happy I picked it up when it was available. It wears for a good amount of time, and does withstand eating and drinking to an extent, but inevitably inner-lip wear does occur. I gave it a 4/5 because for some reason or another it smells pretty gross. I don't know if it's limited to the one I bought, but it definitely does not have the sweet vanilla scent associated with MAC lipsticks. If anyone wishes they could get their hands on it then try out Nightmoth Lip Pencil by MAC because it's almost the exact same shade. I love wearing them together.

2 out of 2 users found this review helpful.

Skin Tone: Fair - Skin Type: Oily - Undertone: Yellow
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Emma

3 years ago.

I have such a personal struggle to find light/nude lipstick shades that suit me, so I feel particularly strongly about this lipstick because it is the PERFECT nude shade for me. I notice the product is listed as limited edition, but I've seen it on the MAC website for at least the last 6 months, so I really recommend it to anyone who finds traditional/popular nude shades too 'corpsey' on themselves. In terms of application it is very smooth, comfortable and moisturising. It in no way draws attention to lip lines, and does not emphasise them either. I did not give it 5 stars simply because it doesn't last for a particularly long time (especially when eating and drinking occur).

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.

Skin Tone: Fair - Skin Type: Oily - Undertone: Yellow
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Rad

3 years ago.

One of my favs from this collection. Its a sweet, light pink - looks girlie and perfect as an every day colour. Works well with the Royal Sunset blush.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.

Skin Tone: Medium-Tan - Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Undertone: Olive
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Rad

3 years ago.

I have a medium/ olive skintone with yellow undertones. My lips are slightly darker. The colour is so pretty! On me though, it was a very sheer orange. I had to apply this several times to get a brighter orange. It looks so pretty when wearing it with the blushers! Out of the colours I bought from the MAC All about orange collection (Tart and Trendy, Sushi Kiss, Flamingo and Razzledazzler), this was the sheerest colour payoff but nevertheless it is a lovely lipstick!

Skin Tone: Medium-Tan - Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Undertone: Olive