Best & Worst of MAC Velvet Mattes Lipsticks

MAC Velvet Mattes Collection
MAC Velvet Mattes Collection

MAC Velvet Mattes Collection included nine deep, vampy shades of lipstick with “matte” finishes, though I’d say more like a satin to natural finish with fine pearl throughout most shades in the collection. I think they did fairly well, given that they were more comfortable than not, very rich in pigmentation, and deep in hue. Some shades had room for improvement, though I suspect that a fair number of people will pair these deeper shades with lip liner to get really crisp, clean edges, which would solve some most of the issues.

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Glossover Breakdown

89%

Average Score
A
6
B
3
C
0
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
8.5
pigmentation
9
texture
8.5
longevity
9.5
application
4.5
Total
89%
product
8.5
pigmentation
9
texture
8.5
longevity
9.5
application
4.5
Total
89%
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These are mighty fine. Will have to refrain, perhaps. 2 dupe rule was invoked on a fair amount…on the first two listed! How omg. Not sure i’ve read them all, so will have to find one that’s not duped to kill. These are terrific, for those of us who like dark lips.

These are gorgeous, deep shaded lipsticks really geared to your autumnal weather. I love Modern Temptress and Victorian the best. Thank you for the review Christine.

I knew that I loved Beatrix from the instant I saw it, and a few others, too. But as I assess my stash, I believe I *may* possibly be covered when it comes to very deep plums, burgundies and maybe even purple (UD Troublemaker?). Modern Temptress, on the other hand, does seem to fill a void, possibly.

I got both Beatrix and Velvet Rebellion. I love them both. I’m really into the dark shades this fall and these are totally what I’m loving!

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