MAC   Lipstick

Lipstick

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Editor's Review

B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
88%
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Reader Reviews

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5 Stars
655
4 Stars
479
3 Stars
142
2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Based on 94 Reviews, 1246 Quick Reviews

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The Good
  • Easy To Apply (569)
  • Creamy (505)
  • Long-wearing (462)
  • Smooth (456)
  • Great Value (213)
  • Blendable (178)
  • Moisturizing (155)
  • Travel-friendly (94)
The In-Between
  • Highly Pigmented (639)
  • Scented (314)
  • Buildable (263)
  • Non-sticky (202)
  • Sheer (68)
  • Thick (43)
  • Thin (33)
  • Sticky (8)
  • Flavored (3)
The Bad
  • Dry (107)
  • Drying (91)
  • Tugs/pulls (38)
  • Uneven (34)
  • Hard To Apply (31)
  • Hard To Blend (14)
  • Too Little Product (4)

94 Written Reviews

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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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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
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Rad

2 years ago.

I have a medium/ olive skintone with yellow undertones. My lips are slightly darker. I was hoping that this colour would be the best one from the collection but i'm very much on the line about this. When I put this on from the tube, it was really pastel orange on the lips - kinda like how some neon pink colours are on me where my lips look a little scary. Think MAC saint germain but in coral and not as bright. There is a plus side though! Once I blotted my lips with tissue to take away the excess, it revealed a beautiful coral nude shade which is perfect. Out of the colours I bought from the MAC All about orange collection (Tart and Trendy, Razzledazzler, Flamingo and Tangerine dream) this was the strangest. It might work better with a gloss over it.

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

2 years ago.

I have a medium/ olive skintone with yellow undertones. My lips are slightly darker. On me, this colour was the best. It's a beautiful coral and perfect to wear daily. Out of the colours I bought from the MAC All about orange collection (Razzledazzler, Sushi Kiss, Flamingo and Tangerine dream). This was one of my favourites. Highly recommend it!

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

2 years ago.

I have a medium/ olive skintone with yellow undertones. My lips are slightly darker. On me, this colour was a pretty sheer coral/pink. Out of the colours I bought from the MAC All about orange collection (Tart and Trendy, Sushi Kiss, Flamingo and Tangerine dream). This was one of my favourites. This is a perfect girlie every day colour. Highly reccommend it!

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

2 years ago.

I would have NEVER thought this was a color I could pull off, but it actually looks nice against my super pale (Bobbi Brown Alabaster) skin. It has just enough pink in it that it doesn't clash. My only issue is it is really difficult to get it even on my lips in one layer. I have to put some on, blot, and layer on more to get even coverage. I have found that if I use MAC Lasting Sensation lip pencil under it, then it goes on smoother. The color lasts quite a long time on me too, but it can be a bit drying.

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

2 years ago.

This is my go-to light pink, Sunny Seoul is a little shimmery and definitely on the sheer side so it's a great choice for easy color. Because of the shimmer it can go on unevenly especially if your lips are dry. For some reason on my skintone this reads slightly blue but not too bright, where Pink Pearl Pop was super neon, so I definitely like this one better.

Skin Tone: Fair - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Neutral
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Jess

2 years ago.

This is a gorgeous neutral/slightly cool medium-ish pink. I say medium-ish because on fair skin it's slightly darker than my natural lipcolor, but for darker and richer skin tones it would definitely be light. Good coverage, not sticky at all, and just enough blue tinge to make my teeth look extra white. I have to mention also, I bought this on a whim in store having not been much of a lipstick person before, and it set me on a MAC lipstick bender like no other. I love it!

Skin Tone: Fair - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Neutral
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Jen

2 years ago.

I bought this shade on a whim and it ended up being the color I liked the most from the Après Chic collection. It's very versatile and looks great paired with a warm smoky eye. On me it looks peachy gold. It does have that metallic quality to it so it's not the creamiest shade but I have terribly dry lips and it doesn't bother them. I have been pleasantly surprised with this shade.

Skin Tone: Fairest - Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Undertone: Pink
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Jen

2 years ago.

Clearly this is not a color for everyone. It is different and eye catching but that is what most of us love about Mac anyway. The consistency is smooth and wonderful and opaque with one swipe. For most people this color requires a little creativity as far as lip liner and/or lip gloss but that's what makes makeup so fun. I haven't worn it a lot because it is a little high maintenance but I'm still glad I bought it. I pair it with NYX lip liner in Purple Rain and it looks awesome. It also looks good with pink and purple glosses.

Skin Tone: Fairest - Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Undertone: Pink
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Erin

2 years ago.

This was an impulse buy for me, I got a text on my phone from MAC saying it was available and just snatched it up. I'm glad I did. I don't own Ruby Woo so I can't do a comparison, but I do love this color. It's a nice, cool tone red that would work well on a lot of skin tones. I'm not sure if it's the finishing powder that I use or the lipstick itself, but it's very long lasting. The only reason I give it 4.5 starts instead of a perfect 5 is because of the texture. It is very dry so I always wear a lip primer with it (Mac Lip Prime) so it goes on better and doesn't feel so dry on my lips. Other then that I love the stuff.

Skin Tone: Dark Tan - Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Undertone: Neutral
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Sarah

2 years ago.

Such a showstopper of a red color! It's super flattering on my warm skin due to it's orange tones and is my bright, sexy red (Russian Red is my darker red shade). Lasts probably 4-5 hours and leaves a slight stain behind. I would definitely recommend going into a MAC store to try it on before buying it as it is a very bright shade. It's a great shade of red for summertime!

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

2 years ago.

A beautiful shade of red! I have warm toned skin and this is still very flattering on me. It's my darker, sexier shade of red (Lady Danger is my bright red). Even though it's not a hydrating lipstick, it's very creamy when it goes on and it's opaque in one sweep. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a great, versatile red.

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