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MAC Black Night, Glamour of Punk, Rave Chic Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Black Night Lipstick
MAC Black Night Lipstick
MAC Black Night Lipstick
MAC Black Night Lipstick
MAC Black Night Lipstick
MAC Black Night Lipstick
MAC Black Night Lipstick
MAC Black Night Lipstick
MAC Black Night Lipstick
MAC Black Night Lipstick
MAC Black Night Lipstick
MAC Black Night Lipstick
MAC Black Night Lipstick
MAC Black Night Lipstick
MAC Black Night Lipstick
MAC Black Night Lipstick
MAC Black Night Lipstick
MAC Black Night Lipstick

Black Night

MAC Black Night Lipstick ($18.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep black with warm undertones and gold pearl paired with a glossy finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, and for as much slip as it had, it went on more smoothly and evenly than anticipated, though there was plenty of room for improvement. I would recommend applying a lip liner all-over the lips for better coverage, application, and wear. I didn’t experience any feathering or bleeding over the four and a half hours it lasted for, but the product did settle into my lip lines noticeably over time.

Formula Overview

$18.50/0.10 oz. - $185.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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Glamour of Punk

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Rave Chic

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ColourPop Stratus Update & Dreamaholic Ultra Glossy Lips

01/08

Colour Pop Stratus Update Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Stratus Update Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Stratus Update Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Stratus Update Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Stratus Update Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Stratus Update Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Stratus Update Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Stratus Update Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Stratus Update Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Stratus Update Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Stratus Update Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Stratus Update Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Stratus Update Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Stratus Update Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Stratus Update Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Stratus Update Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Stratus Update Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Stratus Update Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Stratus Update Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Stratus Update Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Stratus Update Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Stratus Update Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Stratus Update Ultra Glossy Lip
Colour Pop Stratus Update Ultra Glossy Lip

Stratus Update

Colour Pop Stratus Update Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a light-medium, minty green with subtle, warmer undertones and cooler, green pearl. It had sheer coverage, which was as expected based on the finish, but it could have applied a bit more evenly as it seemed to show slight streaking along the edges, though it didn’t pull into my lip lines. The gloss had a smooth, spreadable consistency that was non-sticky and comfortable to wear for the two and a half hours it stayed on for. I found the formula to be lightly moisturizing while worn.

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.11 oz. - $54.55 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "hi-shine" with a "non-sticky" texture that "feels amazing" and includes five finishes "from 3-D pearl to sheer tinted colour." They are designed to be a sheerer formula, so many shades are sheer with a smattering of shimmer or sparkle and then a few are more tinted with sheer to semi-sheer coverage but no shimmer. Each gloss has a short, brush-type applicator, which worked better than I expected and didn't leave streaky results behind (in general). They had a sweet, vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

The "Tinted" finish ("glass-like shine with tint of sheer colour and no shimmer") was the least consistent--sometimes prone to unevenness and getting into lip lines, particularly with deeper/richer shades, whereas Pearlescent ("glass-like shine with subtle shimmer") and Prismatic ("glass-like shine with floating multi dimensional pearl and glitters") are sheer to translucent with the major difference being finer shimmer in the Pearlescent finish and larger, more glitter-like particles in the Prismatic finish. Both finishes tended to look plush and more smoothing on my lips. The Creme finish is a "medium-coverage gloss with a creamy finish that does not contain any pearls or glitter." The Metallic is described as a "full-coverage gloss with a mix of pearl and metallic finishes."

The wear time varied by shade but the sheerer ones tended to wear between two and three hours as the formula was, indeed, non-sticky and smooth, which made them lighter-weight and comfortable to wear but shorter wearing. A lot of the sheerer shades ran together, so I would recommend just picking up one or two rather than several as the differences are likely to be lost! Also, keep in mind that sheerer lip colors can look different from person to person due to much of the natural lip color coming through.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Ultra Glossy Lip swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Beeswax, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Flavor, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Octocrylene, Silica, Tribehenin, C12-16 Alcohol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Palmitic Acid, Hydrogenated Polybutene, Betaine, Momordica Grosvenori Fruit Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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Tom Ford River & Jordan Lips & Boys Lip Colors

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty River Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty River Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty River Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty River Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty River Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty River Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty River Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty River Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty River Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty River Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty River Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty River Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty River Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty River Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty River Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty River Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty River Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty River Lips & Boys Lip Color

River

Tom Ford Beauty River Lips & Boys Lip Color ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium, pinky coral with warm undertones and a cream finish. The color payoff was nearly opaque in a single layer, and it applied evenly, though there was slight product that slipped into my deeper lip lines. I didn’t think it was noticeable from a normal viewing distance, just in the close-up photo. The texture was lightweight, creamy with moderate slip, and was comfortable to wear. It stayed on well for four hours and was hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.07 oz. - $514.29 Per Ounce

The Lips & Boys Lip Color formula is not different from the full-sized Lip Color range; they offer a travel-sized version (which is actually cheaper by the ounce: $36.00/0.07 oz. or $514.29/oz. compared to the full-size at $54.00/0.10 oz. or $540.00/oz. The formula is supposed to have an "ultra-creamy texture" and "pure color" with a "balance of luminosity." The range has a fair amount of variation as the finishes differ (matte to metallic), so coverage can be medium to full with some shades applying well and others decently. The wear was anywhere from three hours to over six hours. In general, the formula has a creamy texture that's easy to work with, comfortable to wear, and is lightly to moderately hydrating. They have a vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

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Ingredients

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MAC God Save the Sheen, Buzz Cut, I am Too Smart Lipglasses

01/07

MAC God Save the Sheen Lipglass
MAC God Save the Sheen Lipglass
MAC God Save the Sheen Lipglass
MAC God Save the Sheen Lipglass
MAC God Save the Sheen Lipglass
MAC God Save the Sheen Lipglass
MAC God Save the Sheen Lipglass
MAC God Save the Sheen Lipglass
MAC God Save the Sheen Lipglass
MAC God Save the Sheen Lipglass
MAC God Save the Sheen Lipglass
MAC God Save the Sheen Lipglass
MAC God Save the Sheen Lipglass
MAC God Save the Sheen Lipglass
MAC God Save the Sheen Lipglass
MAC God Save the Sheen Lipglass
MAC God Save the Sheen Lipglass
MAC God Save the Sheen Lipglass
MAC God Save the Sheen Lipglass
MAC God Save the Sheen Lipglass
MAC God Save the Sheen Lipglass

God Save the Sheen

MAC God Save the Sheen Lipglass ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a light-medium lavender with warm, pink undertones and fine pink, lavender, and gold pearl. It had semi-sheer color coverage (and it was described as “sheer”) that applied evenly, though there was some of the milkier base that pulled into my lip lines. It wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance, thankfully! The texture was lightweight (but more medium in consistency) with moderate tackiness but was comfortable to wear. The color stayed on well for four hours and was moisturizing.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. - $175.00 Per Ounce

The Lipglass formula is supposed to be “pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic color” that can be worn “on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick” and will “condition lips.” MAC could use an update on the description as some shades are more pigmented than others but several are sheerer and likely intended to be that way. The formula has a very glossy, high-shine finish with a light-medium weight and moderate tackiness.

I have found that newer Lipglasses (over the last couple of years) are smoother and not quite as tacky as the formula was many years ago. They wear from three to six hours on me and are usually lightly hydrating. MAC recently updated the shade range and packaging for the range (though the formula was said to be unchanged), so worth noting is that with that packaging change came a reduction in quantity to 0.10 fl. oz. (was 0.17 fl. oz.), which may matter for some but not everyone.

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Buzz Cut

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I Am Too Smart

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MAC Audible, Bracelets Galore, & Deep Set Lipglasses

01/06

MAC Audible Lipglass
MAC Audible Lipglass
MAC Audible Lipglass
MAC Audible Lipglass
MAC Audible Lipglass
MAC Audible Lipglass
MAC Audible Lipglass
MAC Audible Lipglass
MAC Audible Lipglass
MAC Audible Lipglass
MAC Audible Lipglass
MAC Audible Lipglass
MAC Audible Lipglass
MAC Audible Lipglass
MAC Audible Lipglass
MAC Audible Lipglass
MAC Audible Lipglass
MAC Audible Lipglass

Audible

MAC Audible Lipglass ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium, peachy orange with very fine, gold pearl over a cream finish. It was more of a cream finish than a shimmery gloss, though. It had good color coverage in a single layer that applied evenly without streaking, but the downside was there was some product that pulled into my deeper lip lines. The shinier finish helped to make that appear less noticeable from a normal viewing distance. The consistency was smooth, light-medium in thickness with a lightweight feel, and had moderate tackiness. It lasted well for five hours and was lightly hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. - $175.00 Per Ounce

The Lipglass formula is supposed to be “pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic color” that can be worn “on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick” and will “condition lips.” MAC could use an update on the description as some shades are more pigmented than others but several are sheerer and likely intended to be that way. The formula has a very glossy, high-shine finish with a light-medium weight and moderate tackiness.

I have found that newer Lipglasses (over the last couple of years) are smoother and not quite as tacky as the formula was many years ago. They wear from three to six hours on me and are usually lightly hydrating. MAC recently updated the shade range and packaging for the range (though the formula was said to be unchanged), so worth noting is that with that packaging change came a reduction in quantity to 0.10 fl. oz. (was 0.17 fl. oz.), which may matter for some but not everyone.

Browse all of our MAC Lipglass swatches.

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Bracelets Galore

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Deep Set

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Tom Ford Mason & Kendrick Lips & Boys Lip Colors

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Mason Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mason Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mason Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mason Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mason Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mason Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mason Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mason Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mason Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mason Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mason Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mason Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mason Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mason Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mason Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mason Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mason Lips & Boys Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mason Lips & Boys Lip Color

Mason

Tom Ford Beauty Mason Lips & Boys Lip Color ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. It had good color coverage, though it wasn’t opaque in a single layer and the more emollient consistency didn’t make it that buildable (without getting streaking). The texture was lightweight and lightly creamy, which made it comfortable to apply and to wear. It lasted nicely for four and a half hours on me and was hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.07 oz. - $514.29 Per Ounce

The Lips & Boys Lip Color formula is not different from the full-sized Lip Color range; they offer a travel-sized version (which is actually cheaper by the ounce: $36.00/0.07 oz. or $514.29/oz. compared to the full-size at $54.00/0.10 oz. or $540.00/oz. The formula is supposed to have an "ultra-creamy texture" and "pure color" with a "balance of luminosity." The range has a fair amount of variation as the finishes differ (matte to metallic), so coverage can be medium to full with some shades applying well and others decently. The wear was anywhere from three hours to over six hours. In general, the formula has a creamy texture that's easy to work with, comfortable to wear, and is lightly to moderately hydrating. They have a vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Lips & Boys Lip Color swatches.

Ingredients

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Kendrick

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