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MAC Blushbaby Blush

01/06

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush
MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush
MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush
MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush
MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush
MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush

Blushbaby

MAC Blushbaby Powder Blush ($24.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation (to mostly opaque with three layers) with a smooth, firmer, and denser consistency. The texture didn’t feel dry (and did feel more finely-milled than my older version of the same shade), so it blended out with little effort on my skin. The color stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.21 oz. - $114.29 Per Ounce

Per the brand, the formula is supposed to "provide fantastic colour with ease and consistency" that "applies evenly, adheres lightly to skin." There are five distinct finishes within the range: Frost ("iridescent, lightly shimmering color"), Matte ("flat, matte finish... builds well"), Satin ("adds subtle highlights to the skin"), Sheertone ("sheer-on micro-refined powder ... that goes on faint"), and Sheertone Shimmer ("just enough shimmer to make light dance on your cheeks"). Their permanent blushes are available in compact form as well as pan-only (the latter will be cheaper).

The following overview has been updated to reflect the most current iteration of the brand's permanent range (whether or not there's been any official change) as I repurchased the majority of the permanent shades as of June 2018. I make a point to say that because I felt that the textures of several shades, particularly the frost finish shades, was noticeably different; they were much smoother and had more slip but were less shimmery/frosted (on average) and seemed to be a bit weaker in pigmentation (but still buildable). Some of the mattes felt like I've encountered in the past (a little drier, pigmented, and fairly blendable), while some felt more velvety and finely-milled.

MAC has a solid blush range but some shades are harder than others to blend out or diffuse, and as it does for most formulas (from any brand), it really comes down to some shades falling shy of expectations. The matte finish had a tendency to darken on my skin within five minutes of application; for most shades, I would recommend applying over a powdered face and/or avoiding applying on still-drying complexion products to make blending the easiest. The matte shades seemed to be semi-opaque to opaque, buildable, and long-wearing (about eight hours).

Only a few of the shades in the permanent range seemed to be particularly frosted/metallic on the skin; most shades that had shimmer appeared more softly luminous or pearlescent on the skin to the point where there was little sheen/reflection captured by my camera (I did a double take for a few and re-did swatches only to find the same finish captured yet again!). The Sheertone Shimmer performed most consistently with this: very subtle sheen, more "my skin but better" with having a slightly more noticeable sheen than matte. There were a few shades that had a strong sheen on the skin (like Peachykeen), though. The Frost finish just seemed to have stronger, larger shimmer in it, but the effect on the skin ranged being subtle to moderate. The same was true with Satin--some were more satin-like and some seemed more like a Frost (like Modern Mandarin).

Most shades were blendable, while pigmentation varied from sheer to opaque depending on the shade, but most had decent, builable coverage. The textures were firmer than the average powder blush of current times, but they don't have excess product kicked up in the pan at all. The wear ranged between seven and nine hours with deeper, intense mattes (like Fever or Film Noir) lasted longer.

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Ingredients

Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Silica, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).

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MAC Coconut Macaroon, Caramel Sugar, Creamy Peach Pie Oh Sweetie Lipcolours

01/06

MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

Coconut Macaroon

MAC Coconut Macaroon Oh Sweetie Lipcolour ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a soft, pinky-peach with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, though it wasn’t the type of texture that worked well for layering as then it felt too heavy, too thick, and too creamy. There was some product in my deeper lip lines. It had a lightweight, moderately emollient texture that felt slippery on my lips for the first hour of wear, and after that, it felt more adhered and almost “clingy” with less glossiness. This shade stayed on well for four and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. I could smell coconut quite strongly in the tube, but I also got hit with some mint, which was unexpected. I didn’t notice any taste.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. - $175.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "lasting colour" for "eight hour" wear that's "hydrating" and "non-feathering" that comes in "frosted opaque hues." There are 15 shades in the range, and each one has its own distinct scent--tied to its name--and most of the scents were pretty dead-on but I could see those with more sophisticated noses finding some scents a little cloying or synthetic. I didn't notice the scents lingering for long after I applied the respective shade, and I didn't notice any tastes. The coverage ranged from semi-opaque to opaque, while the application was inconsistent, and I think it'll come down to how one wants to wear a particular shade (layered or alone) whether the application pitfalls (settling into lip lines, unevenness) of some shades will be deal-breakers.

The finish on most shades was very shiny and metallic with an initial glossiness that took an hour to three to wear down; most shades felt like a lipstick and gloss hybrid but I can see why MAC has it listed as a lipstick. Once the glossiness goes away, the remaining color and finish look a lot more like a lipstick than a gloss, and it felt clingier (some more than others) and seemed to adhere better. The texture is lightweight, smooth, and mostly non-sticky, so there was more slip and creaminess compared to something like Lipglass, and it didn't have the dry down of a Retro Matte Lipcolour.

They definitely did not wear for eight hours--that claim felt really over-the-top to me--and most shades lasted between four and six hours with a few deviating from that range. There's enough product in an application that a good amount of color comes through after drinking a coffee or glass of water (despite transfer). They were lightly hydrating at best but some seemed more non-drying over time. One upside was that getting colors in this finish (metallic/pearl with some shine) and opacity level (even when they weren't opaque) made them less dupable, though I looked for dupes across lipstick and gloss options.

Browse all of our MAC Oh Sweetie Lipcolour swatches.

Ingredients

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MAC Key Lime Trifle, Wild Berry Frosting, Funfetti Cake Oh Sweetie Lipcolours

01/06

MAC Key Lime Trifle Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Key Lime Trifle Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Key Lime Trifle Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Key Lime Trifle Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Key Lime Trifle Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Key Lime Trifle Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Key Lime Trifle Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Key Lime Trifle Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Key Lime Trifle Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Key Lime Trifle Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Key Lime Trifle Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Key Lime Trifle Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Key Lime Trifle Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Key Lime Trifle Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Key Lime Trifle Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Key Lime Trifle Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Key Lime Trifle Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Key Lime Trifle Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

Key Lime Trifle

MAC Key Lime Trifle Oh Sweetie Lipcolour ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, chartreuse green with warm, golden undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, and the very creamy, emollient texture did not bode well for layering as it slid around a lot for the first two hours of wear. Eventually, it “set” and didn’t slide around, but the product had to wear down (whether through talking, drinking, etc.) for that to occur. The color did not appear streaky along the edges of my lips, but the color did not appear evenly dispersed and some product was in my lip lines. It lasted well for four and a half hours but felt a little drying. This shade smelled exactly like key lime pie: sour, creamy, and graham cracker crust; it did not have any discernible taste to me.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. - $175.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "lasting colour" for "eight hour" wear that's "hydrating" and "non-feathering" that comes in "frosted opaque hues." There are 15 shades in the range, and each one has its own distinct scent--tied to its name--and most of the scents were pretty dead-on but I could see those with more sophisticated noses finding some scents a little cloying or synthetic. I didn't notice the scents lingering for long after I applied the respective shade, and I didn't notice any tastes. The coverage ranged from semi-opaque to opaque, while the application was inconsistent, and I think it'll come down to how one wants to wear a particular shade (layered or alone) whether the application pitfalls (settling into lip lines, unevenness) of some shades will be deal-breakers.

The finish on most shades was very shiny and metallic with an initial glossiness that took an hour to three to wear down; most shades felt like a lipstick and gloss hybrid but I can see why MAC has it listed as a lipstick. Once the glossiness goes away, the remaining color and finish look a lot more like a lipstick than a gloss, and it felt clingier (some more than others) and seemed to adhere better. The texture is lightweight, smooth, and mostly non-sticky, so there was more slip and creaminess compared to something like Lipglass, and it didn't have the dry down of a Retro Matte Lipcolour.

They definitely did not wear for eight hours--that claim felt really over-the-top to me--and most shades lasted between four and six hours with a few deviating from that range. There's enough product in an application that a good amount of color comes through after drinking a coffee or glass of water (despite transfer). They were lightly hydrating at best but some seemed more non-drying over time. One upside was that getting colors in this finish (metallic/pearl with some shine) and opacity level (even when they weren't opaque) made them less dupable, though I looked for dupes across lipstick and gloss options.

Browse all of our MAC Oh Sweetie Lipcolour swatches.

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MAC Gumdrop & Strawberry Torte Oh Sweetie Lipcolours

01/06

MAC Gumdrop Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Gumdrop Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Gumdrop Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Gumdrop Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Gumdrop Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Gumdrop Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Gumdrop Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Gumdrop Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Gumdrop Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Gumdrop Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Gumdrop Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Gumdrop Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Gumdrop Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Gumdrop Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Gumdrop Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Gumdrop Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Gumdrop Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Gumdrop Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

Gumdrop

MAC Gumdrop Oh Sweetie Lipcolour ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium pinky-red with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color coverage in a single layer with a smooth, lightweight, and moderately creamy texture that had noticeable slip but eventually “set” (after nearly two hours) to a reflective sheen that was more adhered to the lips and did not slide around. The color applied evenly and wore well for six hours on me, and the formula was neither drying nor hydrating. The scent was like a fizzy, fruit punch–sweet and biting–and had a very faint sweetness when I tried to taste it.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. - $175.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "lasting colour" for "eight hour" wear that's "hydrating" and "non-feathering" that comes in "frosted opaque hues." There are 15 shades in the range, and each one has its own distinct scent--tied to its name--and most of the scents were pretty dead-on but I could see those with more sophisticated noses finding some scents a little cloying or synthetic. I didn't notice the scents lingering for long after I applied the respective shade, and I didn't notice any tastes. The coverage ranged from semi-opaque to opaque, while the application was inconsistent, and I think it'll come down to how one wants to wear a particular shade (layered or alone) whether the application pitfalls (settling into lip lines, unevenness) of some shades will be deal-breakers.

The finish on most shades was very shiny and metallic with an initial glossiness that took an hour to three to wear down; most shades felt like a lipstick and gloss hybrid but I can see why MAC has it listed as a lipstick. Once the glossiness goes away, the remaining color and finish look a lot more like a lipstick than a gloss, and it felt clingier (some more than others) and seemed to adhere better. The texture is lightweight, smooth, and mostly non-sticky, so there was more slip and creaminess compared to something like Lipglass, and it didn't have the dry down of a Retro Matte Lipcolour.

They definitely did not wear for eight hours--that claim felt really over-the-top to me--and most shades lasted between four and six hours with a few deviating from that range. There's enough product in an application that a good amount of color comes through after drinking a coffee or glass of water (despite transfer). They were lightly hydrating at best but some seemed more non-drying over time. One upside was that getting colors in this finish (metallic/pearl with some shine) and opacity level (even when they weren't opaque) made them less dupable, though I looked for dupes across lipstick and gloss options.

Browse all of our MAC Oh Sweetie Lipcolour swatches.

Ingredients

Gumdrop
Gumdrop
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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MAC Raspberry Cream & Death by Chocolate Oh Sweetie Lipcolours

01/06

MAC Raspberry Cream Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Raspberry Cream Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Raspberry Cream Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Raspberry Cream Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Raspberry Cream Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Raspberry Cream Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Raspberry Cream Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Raspberry Cream Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Raspberry Cream Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Raspberry Cream Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Raspberry Cream Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Raspberry Cream Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Raspberry Cream Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Raspberry Cream Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Raspberry Cream Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Raspberry Cream Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Raspberry Cream Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Raspberry Cream Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

Raspberry Cream

MAC Raspberry Cream Oh Sweetie Lipcolour ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark fuchsia with cool, blue undertones and violet pearl. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a smooth, creamy texture that felt lightweight and applied beautifully to my lips. There was just a smidgen of color in my deeper lip lines, but it wasn’t noticeable from afar as the shimmer caught the light so well.

After an hour or so of wear, the shine wore down and the color felt less creamy and adhered more strongly to my lips (so it didn’t slide around, but it wasn’t transfer-proof). The color stayed on well for six and a half hours, stained very slightly, and was neither drying nor hydrating. It had a strong, sweet, creamy raspberry scent–a little more cream than raspberry–and a faint, sweet taste.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. - $175.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "lasting colour" for "eight hour" wear that's "hydrating" and "non-feathering" that comes in "frosted opaque hues." There are 15 shades in the range, and each one has its own distinct scent--tied to its name--and most of the scents were pretty dead-on but I could see those with more sophisticated noses finding some scents a little cloying or synthetic. I didn't notice the scents lingering for long after I applied the respective shade, and I didn't notice any tastes. The coverage ranged from semi-opaque to opaque, while the application was inconsistent, and I think it'll come down to how one wants to wear a particular shade (layered or alone) whether the application pitfalls (settling into lip lines, unevenness) of some shades will be deal-breakers.

The finish on most shades was very shiny and metallic with an initial glossiness that took an hour to three to wear down; most shades felt like a lipstick and gloss hybrid but I can see why MAC has it listed as a lipstick. Once the glossiness goes away, the remaining color and finish look a lot more like a lipstick than a gloss, and it felt clingier (some more than others) and seemed to adhere better. The texture is lightweight, smooth, and mostly non-sticky, so there was more slip and creaminess compared to something like Lipglass, and it didn't have the dry down of a Retro Matte Lipcolour.

They definitely did not wear for eight hours--that claim felt really over-the-top to me--and most shades lasted between four and six hours with a few deviating from that range. There's enough product in an application that a good amount of color comes through after drinking a coffee or glass of water (despite transfer). They were lightly hydrating at best but some seemed more non-drying over time. One upside was that getting colors in this finish (metallic/pearl with some shine) and opacity level (even when they weren't opaque) made them less dupable, though I looked for dupes across lipstick and gloss options.

Browse all of our MAC Oh Sweetie Lipcolour swatches.

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MAC Purple Panna Cotta & Raspberry Pavlova Oh Sweetie Lipcolours

01/06

MAC Purple Panna Cotta Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Purple Panna Cotta Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Purple Panna Cotta Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Purple Panna Cotta Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Purple Panna Cotta Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Purple Panna Cotta Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Purple Panna Cotta Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Purple Panna Cotta Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Purple Panna Cotta Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Purple Panna Cotta Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Purple Panna Cotta Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Purple Panna Cotta Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Purple Panna Cotta Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Purple Panna Cotta Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Purple Panna Cotta Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Purple Panna Cotta Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Purple Panna Cotta Oh Sweetie Lipcolour
MAC Purple Panna Cotta Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

Purple Panna Cotta

MAC Purple Panna Cotta Oh Sweetie Lipcolour ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium, rosy mauve with subtle, cool undertones and fine, medium pink pearl. It had good color coverage that applied evenly across my lips and didn’t sink into my lip lines as noticeably as a lot of the other shades in the formula have. This shade was also significantly less shimmery/metallic in finish, and it did seem that the less overtly shimmery shades applied and lasted better. As the shininess wore away, it felt less and less creamy (but it took over an hour to get there!) and didn’t slide around any more. The scent was a more indistinct, sweet berries-and-cream, and I didn’t notice any taste. This shade wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. - $175.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "lasting colour" for "eight hour" wear that's "hydrating" and "non-feathering" that comes in "frosted opaque hues." There are 15 shades in the range, and each one has its own distinct scent--tied to its name--and most of the scents were pretty dead-on but I could see those with more sophisticated noses finding some scents a little cloying or synthetic. I didn't notice the scents lingering for long after I applied the respective shade, and I didn't notice any tastes. The coverage ranged from semi-opaque to opaque, while the application was inconsistent, and I think it'll come down to how one wants to wear a particular shade (layered or alone) whether the application pitfalls (settling into lip lines, unevenness) of some shades will be deal-breakers.

The finish on most shades was very shiny and metallic with an initial glossiness that took an hour to three to wear down; most shades felt like a lipstick and gloss hybrid but I can see why MAC has it listed as a lipstick. Once the glossiness goes away, the remaining color and finish look a lot more like a lipstick than a gloss, and it felt clingier (some more than others) and seemed to adhere better. The texture is lightweight, smooth, and mostly non-sticky, so there was more slip and creaminess compared to something like Lipglass, and it didn't have the dry down of a Retro Matte Lipcolour.

They definitely did not wear for eight hours--that claim felt really over-the-top to me--and most shades lasted between four and six hours with a few deviating from that range. There's enough product in an application that a good amount of color comes through after drinking a coffee or glass of water (despite transfer). They were lightly hydrating at best but some seemed more non-drying over time. One upside was that getting colors in this finish (metallic/pearl with some shine) and opacity level (even when they weren't opaque) made them less dupable, though I looked for dupes across lipstick and gloss options.

Browse all of our MAC Oh Sweetie Lipcolour swatches.

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