MAC Anything But Demure, Fab Tested, Absolute Score, Smart Aleck Vamplify Lipglosses Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Anything But Demure Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Anything But Demure Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Anything But Demure Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium mauve-pink with warm undertones and a smattering of fine, gold pearl. It had good pigmentation that went on evenly, though I noticed some of the gloss welled up in lip lines. It wasn’t too noticeable from a normal viewing distance, though. The gloss was comfortable to wear and wore well for four and a half hours. The formula was hydrating for me. Tarte Double Tap (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte Snap (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC It's a Strike (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Totally Buff (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sephora Earth & Fire (35) (P, $12.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). NARS Santo Domingo (LE, $26.00) is cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Vintage (-, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Deelight (PiP, $20.00) is lighter, warmer, lower quality (85% similar). MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). NARS Paradise Garage (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). NARS Chelsea Girls (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Skin Deep (344) (P, $29.00) is lighter (80% similar). ColourPop Flying Horses (P, $6.00) is lighter, less pigmented (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Fab Tested Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plummy brown with warm undertones and a cream finish. It applied really well with smooth, even coverage that didn’t settle into lip lines. The color payoff was mostly opaque, and I think it would be totally opaque with an additional half layer of gloss. This shade wore well for five hours and was lightly moisturizing over time. MAC Bittersweet Me (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Work It (342) (P, $29.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Mars (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Chestnut (P, $19.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Hyper-Fabulous (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Sepia (-, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Fudge (-, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Cocoa Drizzle (P, $18.00) is lighter, less pigmented (80% similar). MAC Absolute Score (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Absolute Score Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark taupe-brown with neutral undertones and a cream finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that went on fairly evenly and smoothly. The texture was lightweight, comfortable, and didn’t sink into lip lines. On me, the gloss lasted for five hours and was lightly hydrating. Makeup Geek Vinyl (P, $15.00) is more shimmery (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Work It (342) (P, $29.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Fab Tested (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Smart Aleck Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a bold, bright, medium-dark pinky-red with cool, blue undertones and a jelly-like finish. It had good pigmentation–not quite opaque–with a translucent quality to it that reminded me of a stain or jelly. The consistency was lightweight, smooth, and easy to wear over a six hour period, as the formula was moderately moisturizing. Tom Ford Beauty Cherry Lush (P, $54.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Chanel Chilli (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Right Up My Alley (LE, $20.00) is more muted, warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Punchy Red (-, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Lisa Eldridge Ribbon (P, $23.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Utterly Tart (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Tease Don't Touch (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Red Rose (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Strawberry Malt (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred (P, $38.00) is warmer (90% similar). Pat McGrath Blood 2 (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Red Corset (P, $54.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Gumdrop (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Hot/Cold (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Suggestive (LE, $20.00) is more muted (90% similar). Revlon HD Carnelian (545) (DC, $8.99) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Erotic (P, $54.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Send Me Sailing (LE, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Crescendo (505) (P, $38.00) is warmer (85% similar). Milani Photo Flash (DC, $6.49) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | MAC Vamplify Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is supposed to have intense, vivid color paired with a moisturizing, glossy, long-wearing formula. Some shades are very pigmented while others are semi-opaque, and some shades apply evenly while others are more streaky. They have a light-medium thick consistency that’s not heavy or goopy, but it’s not really thin; however, they’re really smooth and creamy, so they feel nice on. There’s no tackiness initially, and it feels a lot like lip balm to me–soft, smooth, and my lips felt supple. I find they develop light to moderate tackiness as they wear on. They wear anywhere from three to five hours and are lightly to moderately hydrating over time. The formula has strong, vanilla scent (stronger than their lipsticks; I can smell it for a bit even when it is applied, not just in the tube) but no discernible taste.

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MAC Anything But Demure Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Anything But Demure Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Anything But Demure Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Anything But Demure Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Anything But Demure Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Anything But Demure Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Anything But Demure Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Anything But Demure Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Anything But Demure Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Anything But Demure Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Anything But Demure Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Anything But Demure Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Fab Tested Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Fab Tested Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Fab Tested Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Fab Tested Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Fab Tested Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Fab Tested Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Fab Tested Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Fab Tested Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Fab Tested Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Fab Tested Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Fab Tested Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Fab Tested Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Absolute Score Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Absolute Score Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Absolute Score Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Absolute Score Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Absolute Score Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Absolute Score Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Absolute Score Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Absolute Score Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Absolute Score Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Absolute Score Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Absolute Score Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Absolute Score Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Smart Aleck Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Smart Aleck Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Smart Aleck Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Smart Aleck Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Smart Aleck Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Smart Aleck Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Smart Aleck Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Smart Aleck Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Smart Aleck Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Smart Aleck Vamplify Lipgloss

MAC Smart Aleck Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC Smart Aleck Vamplify Lipgloss

Vamplify Lipgloss
MAC
$20.00/0.16 oz.

88%

Average

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Well, WOW! All 4 look fantastic!
And I could easily see 3 of them looking great on me, except for Absolute Score, because it’s just too cool toned of a brown. But I don’t think I’d get all 3 that I like, though. So now to decide on just 1, or possibly 2.

I think you could easily just get one – the one that has the right depth that works as a more “everyday” shade, IMO!

Anything but demure is sucht a good every daytime color! I like that they have a more hydrating effect. Too bad they are limited edition.

These are all so gorgeous and the formula is exactly what I want in a gloss. I don’t understand why MAC isn’t making these permanent.

So these are back eh? Wouldn’t have known without you. I think the Demure one came out last time but I missed out so gonna order!

Hi Christine,

I noticed that Hyper-Fabulous is listed as a Vamplify Lipgloss in the swatches section . Is this listing (photo) from a previous review? I don’t see that color on MAC’s website to purchase.

Thank you,
Tammy Lynne

Ok, thanks. I ended up getting Fab Tested, Absolute Score and Tuned In. I may go back and get, Anything But Demure, also. I like that they feel very moisturizing.

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