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MAC Ionized Iris Lipstick

01/06

MAC Ionized Iris Lipstick

MAC Ionized Iris Lipstick

MAC Ionized Iris Lipstick

MAC Ionized Iris Lipstick

MAC Ionized Iris Lipstick

MAC Ionized Iris Lipstick

Ionized Iris

MAC Ionized Iris Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a mix of finer pink shimmer and larger fuchsia sparkle. The consistency was fairly smooth–though I could feel some of the shimmer/sparkle in it as I glided it across my lips–and had some slip but did not feel slippery on the lips. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly onto my lips and sat well on them without getting into my lip lines. The color lasted well for four hours on me and was lightly hydrating.

This shade, along with six other new shades, will launch on June 22nd online and in stores/at counters.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. - $175.00 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.

Browse all of our MAC Lipstick swatches.

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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MAC Metalwork, Rose Dipped, Wild Nectar Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Metalwork Lipstick

MAC Metalwork Lipstick

MAC Metalwork Lipstick

MAC Metalwork Lipstick

MAC Metalwork Lipstick

MAC Metalwork Lipstick

Metalwork

MAC Metalwork Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light, beige-leaning gold with fine silver and gold pearl. It appeared slightly “cooler” with how much beige was on it, but it was still more gold than beige. The lipstick was smooth, lightweight, and thin, and it glided on with ease and did not tug, but there was some unevenness in places and some color that had gathered in my lip lines. I could see this working better layered with another lip color, as it had semi-sheer to medium coverage. On me, it lasted for three and a half hours and was non-drying.

This shade, along with six other new shades, will launch on June 22nd online and in stores/at counters.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. - $175.00 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.

Browse all of our MAC Lipstick swatches.

Metalwork
Metalwork
7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total

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Rose Dipped

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Wild Nectar

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MAC Coral Optix, Forbidden Romance, Love’s a Gamble Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Coral Optix Lipstick

MAC Coral Optix Lipstick

MAC Coral Optix Lipstick

MAC Coral Optix Lipstick

MAC Coral Optix Lipstick

MAC Coral Optix Lipstick

Coral Optix

MAC Coral Optix Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium red with strong, warm orange undertones and pink, gold, and copper shimmer that give it a more metallic finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly across the lips and never tugged during application. The consistency was smooth, lightweight, and dense enough not to feel gritty (with all of the shimmer/sparkle). It wore well for five hours, left a faint stain behind, and was lightly hydrating.

This shade, along with six other new shades, will launch on June 22nd online and in stores/at counters.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. - $175.00 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.

Browse all of our MAC Lipstick swatches.

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B+

Forbidden Romance

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B-

Love's a Gamble

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MAC x Steve J. & Yoni P. Yoni Attraction Lip & Cheek Colour Palette

01/07

MAC Yoni Attraction Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

MAC Yoni Attraction Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

MAC Yoni Attraction Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

MAC Yoni Attraction Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

MAC Yoni Attraction Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

MAC Yoni Attraction Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

MAC Yoni Attraction Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

Yoni Attraction

MAC Yoni Attraction Lip & Cheek Colour Palette ($40.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes five Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colours and one lipstick (Show Orchid). All six shades have been released before, and all of them are available as individual products in the permanent range. The Casual Colour formula is supposed to be “lightweight” with a “creamy and comfortable texture” that is hydrating on cheeks and lips. I like the Casual Colour formula as a cream blush–blendable, pigmented, long-wearing–but not so much as a lip color as they feel slightly clingy and are on the drying side over time.

The Steve J. and Yoni P. Collection will be available in select stores and online on June 1st.

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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MAC Lee Hi Lipstick

01/09

MAC Lee Hi Lipstick

MAC Lee Hi Lipstick

MAC Lee Hi Lipstick

MAC Lee Hi Lipstick

MAC Lee Hi Lipstick

MAC Lee Hi Lipstick

MAC Lee Hi Lipstick

MAC Lee Hi Lipstick

MAC Lee Hi Lipstick

Lee Hi

MAC Lee Hi Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep red with warm undertones and a satin finish. The consistency was incredibly smooth, dense but not heavy or too firm in the tube, and it applied evenly across the lips and never tugged. It was richly pigmented and yielded even coverage in a single layer. The color wore well for over six hours, left a slight stain behind, and was non-drying.

The lipstick will be released online on June 29th!

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. - $175.00 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.

Browse all of our MAC Lipstick swatches.

Lee Hi
Lee Hi
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

MAC x Steve J. & Yoni P. Touch Me Baby Eyeshadow Duo

01/08

MAC Touch Me Baby Eyesahdow Duo

MAC Touch Me Baby Eyesahdow Duo

MAC Touch Me Baby Eyesahdow Duo

MAC Touch Me Baby Eyesahdow Duo

MAC Touch Me Baby Eyesahdow Duo

MAC Touch Me Baby Eyesahdow Duo

MAC Steve J & Yoni P Look | Look Details

MAC Steve J & Yoni P Look | Look Details

Touch Me Baby

MAC Touch Me Baby Eyeshadow Duo ($22.00 for 0.10 oz.) features two powder eyeshadows with one of them–Soba–being part of MAC’s permanent range. The two shades worked well paired together, but it was the type of duo that still made me want to reach for other shades. I was pleasantly surprised at how well Soba incorporated with Keep On Twinkling as the latter had a much more shimmery texture and sometimes mattes and shimmers do not play well together for blending/layering next to each other.

The Steve J. and Yoni P. Collection will be available in select stores and online on June 1st.

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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B

Keep on Twinkling

Limited Edition
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A-

Soba

Permanent
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