MAC Barbecue, Riot House, Intoxica, Sweet Venom Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Barbecue Lipstick
MAC Barbecue Lipstick

MAC Barbecue Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “vivid orange-red [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bright, medium orange-red with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a creamy consistency that applied with smooth, even color. This shade lasted for over six hours,, left a stain behind, and was neither drying nor hydrating. Charlotte Tilbury Tell Laura (P, $34.00) is brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty #074 (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Mai Tai (P, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). NYX Indie Flick (P, $6.00) is glossier (95% similar). Dose of Colors Hot Fire (LE, $18.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Dior Trafalgar (844) (P, $34.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Countess (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Trapeze (P, $7.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Strange Journey (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2 (LE, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop Bootie (P, $6.00) is warmer, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Blood Orange (DC, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Dangerous (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). NARS Annabella (P, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Arthur (440) (P, $37.00) is cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Chilean Sunset (LE, $45.00) is darker, brighter (95% similar). Lisa Eldridge Velvet Morning (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mimosa (DC, $24.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jagger (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Riot House Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “light vivid orange [with a Matte finish].” It’s a light and bright, peachy-orange with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good color payoff, but the texture was a little thicker and drier. I found it particularly hard to apply around the edges without it looking more feathered (not normally something I have a problem doing). It applied fairly evenly, though, and lasted for four hours, though some color pulled into lip lines over time, and the formula felt drying. Too Faced Melted Sugar (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC She's a Peach (LE, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Maybelline Barely Bloomed (700) (P, $7.49) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Nearly Nude (LE, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Precocious (LE, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Close Contact (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop Vice (LE, $6.50) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Hollywood (DC, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Salute (LE, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Peachstock (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Anastasia Pure Hollywood (P, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). Kat Von D Noble (DC, $21.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Makeup Geek Curtsey (LE, $12.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (80% similar). Kat Von D Noble (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Tarte Namaste (P, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). Too Faced Melted Nude (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Sweet & Sour (P, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). Milani Adore (LE, $8.99) is darker, less glossy (80% similar). Kat Von D Agatha (DC, $21.00) is cooler (80% similar). Anastasia Peachy (LE, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Intoxica Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright raspberry red [with a Matte finish].” It’s a rich, medium-dark red with a hint of cooler, pinky undertones and almost imperceptible micro-shimmer, but it managed to retain most of its matte finish. It had opaque color coverage with a slightly drier texture, but it didn’t tug too much. This shade was still going strong after six hours of wear, but it was somewhat drying. Urban Decay Alpha (P, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M204 (P, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Dangerously Red (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Mucho (P, $7.00) is more muted (95% similar). Pat McGrath Full Panic (LE, $40.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Candy Cane (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel La Merveilleuse (347) (LE, $38.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Lovespell (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). NARS Get Up Stand Up (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Moxie (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M301 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia #12 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). NARS You're No Good (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Camelia Fuchsia (347) (LE, $40.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Relentlessly Red (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Anastasia Pink Punch (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Psycho (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Chrome Red (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Fall in Love (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Sweet Venom Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as an “intense pink coral [with a Matte finish].” It’s a medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It was richly pigmented and paired with a smooth, creamy consistency that was easy to apply directly from the tube. The consistency was on the thicker side, which seemed to give it more movement and slip. This shade wore well for four and a half hours with a bit of color getting into lip lines. YSL Opera Rose (29) (P, $34.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). MAC Hi-Fructease (LE, $20.00) is more muted (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Tomoko (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop 1st Base (LE, $6.50) is less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Anderson (P, $36.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Edith (424) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). Pat McGrath Profumo (DC, $40.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Saint (LE, $20.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). YSL Caress Pink (9) (P, $34.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Name Drop (P, $7.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Johnny (LE, $36.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C210 (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Dolly Bird (P, $34.00) is more muted, less glossy (95% similar). Kat Von D Jeffree (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Taffetas (201) (P, $36.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Liv It Up (P, $37.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop Dilly-Dally (P, $7.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ori (LE, $36.00) is more muted, glossier (85% similar). Smashbox Just Hit Play (P, $21.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Hourglass I've Kissed (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The MAC Blue Nectar Collection is a new, limited edition lip-oriented collection featuring twelve lipsticks (including four repromotes) and six Plushglasses (not reviewing these; my lips react to something in the formula). It launches online on June 2nd and will be available in-stores on June 9th.

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MAC Barbecue Lipstick
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MAC Riot House Lipstick
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MAC Intoxica Lipstick
MAC Intoxica Lipstick

MAC Intoxica Lipstick
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MAC Intoxica Lipstick
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MAC Intoxica Lipstick

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MAC Sweet Venom Lipstick
MAC Sweet Venom Lipstick

MAC Sweet Venom Lipstick
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Barbecue and Intoxica both look really good! They seem to have a ton of dupes though so I’ll look through my stash for something similar for summer.

Funny – I was looking at Too Faced’s Bend and Snap yesterday as a much needed raspberry matte in my collection. I think I like this better!

Probably crazy on my part, but I absolutely LOVE Sweet Venom!!! Yes, a bit Nicki Minaj on my NC40/ Tarte Med. Honey skin tone, but hey, it’s summertime!
Also loving Intoxica, as well, but with 2 tubes of UD Cat fight, Idk? Too close?

How would compare the original release of Riot House to this new version? The original texture was unwearable imho and the color was very uneven, like there wasn’t enough pigment to the wax or something. Couldn’t fix it with a lip liner either :/

Christine, how would you say Intoxica compares to Bite Radish? I’m comparing your swatches online and they seem so similar in colour (obv not in finish). When MAC calls Intoxica a raspberry that really seems like a colour could work for me.

Radish is bluer, definitely more of a pink vibe, whereas Intoxica has a stronger red tone – it is deeper and darker. They aren’t like, a million miles apart or anything, but those are the differences I see!

I need to read that ever important release date info you kindly post more often. Busted in the MAC store today and they were like, “What color…?”

Intoxica is stunning on you but everything looks stunning on you, Christine, and I am not just saying that. You have amazing skin tone and crazy gorgeous eyes. I am a berry lover and was tempted for a hot minute to get Intoxica but I have All Fired Up, Catfight (x2 thank heavens!) and a couple of other close dupes so think I will be passing. Thank you for the reviews.

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