MAC Grey Friday Lipstick
It’s Going to Be a Grey Friday
MAC Grey Friday Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “blackish-grey with silver shimmer.” It has a frost finish. In the tube, it looks like a steely gray shot through with silver shimmer. When swatched, it’s a semi-sheer to semi-opaque grayish-black with bits of silver and teal micro-shimmer. On lips, it’s a lot less gray/black and is more like insta-vamp by turning my natural lip color into a really dark, muted gray-ish plum color. The only color that came to mind as something similar was Urban Decay Perversion, which is a lipgloss and much, much sheerer (so they look quite different on).
It’s not nearly as intimidating when applied as it looks in the tube, though it is undoubtedly a darker, vampier lip color even in its most subtle application. The color is semi-sheer to semi-opaque and is sheer enough to allow your natural lip color to come through; the redder your natural lip color is, the redder this is going to turn. It applied mostly evenly over the lips, and it wasn’t too dry or too slick. I tested the wear of this shade, and it managed four hours and lingered as long as five, but it was significantly faded at that point. It wasn’t drying or hydrating, and as always, it was vanilla-scented.
There’s also a nail polish with the same name releasing on November 23rd online at maccosmetics.com (and in-store at MAC Times Square), which I don’t have at this time.