MAC Gem of Roses Lipstick
MAC Semi-Precious Lipstick Swatches, Photos, Reviews
MAC Semi-Precious Lipstick ($14.50 for 0.10 oz.) includes four limited edition shades: Gem of Roses (mid-tone strawberry pink), Lush Amber (light nude beige), Musky Amethyst (deep plum), and One of a Kind (mid-tone rosy neutral).
- Gem of Roses is a semi-sheer, medium-dark pink with yellow undertones, making it a warmer pink. This has a lustre finish. It is a little pinker than Bobbi Brown Heather Pink, less pink than MAC Naughty You, bit darker than Guerlain Bianca, and slightly pinker than Chanel Mademoiselle.
- Lush Amber is a sheer peachy brown. This has a lustre finish. It’s darker and less opaque than MAC Freckletone, slightly browner than Chanel Peregrina, and less opaque than MAC Martha.
- Musky Amethyst is a semi-opaque, berry plum with ruby red shimmer. This has a frost finish. It’s sheerer and lighter than NYX Violet Ray and Make Up For Ever #13, less red, more plum than MAC Hang Up, and sheerer than MAC Odyssey.
- One of a Kind is a sheer, rosy, plum-brown. This has a lustre finish. It’s a sheerer, less red version of Estee Lauder Plum Fizz, redder Guerlain Galante.
MAC Lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste (to me). Their lustre lipsticks are designed to be sheerer in color, so the color payoff of the three lustres in this launch is as expected. Musky Amethyst, which has a frost finish, seems to be a little sheerer given its frost finish. Lustres wear two to three hours on me, while frosts tend to be better at four. In my experience, lustres are a little drying.