MAC Betty Bright Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches (Archie's Girls)

MAC Betty Bright Lipstick
MAC Betty Bright Lipstick

MAC Betty Bright Lipstick ($16.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “light vibrant peach” with a satin finish. Peach, not so much, but pinky-coral? Yes, I see that. It’s a warm, pink-coral with a creamy, natural finish. MAC Cut a Caper is more subdued. MAC Watch Me Simmer is much darker and brighter. Lancome Chris & Tell is more orange. NYX Stella is pinker. MAC Ever Hip is more muted. Bobbi Brown Pink is darker and slightly pinker.  I think MAC Costa Chic may be a little darker and shimmery.

It delivered full, opaque color coverage, and it was creamy with enough slip to apply to the lips without pulling or dragging, but it didn’t move too much once on. Because it is a lighter cream, pressing lips together can create some demarcation to be careful not to over-apply.  It wore for four and a half hours, and it was neither drying nor hydrating (on par with my experience of satin-finished lipsticks by MAC).

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MAC Betty Bright Lipstick
MAC Betty Bright Lipstick

MAC Betty Bright Lipstick
MAC Betty Bright Lipstick

MAC Betty Bright Lipstick
MAC Betty Bright Lipstick

MAC Betty Bright Lipstick
MAC Betty Bright Lipstick

MAC Betty Bright Lipstick
MAC Betty Bright Lipstick

MAC Betty Bright Lipstick
MAC Betty Bright Lipstick

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Hi Christine, you wrote on the “WHAT MAKEUP ARE YOU WEARING?” that youre wearing “On lips: MAC Stay Sweet Lipglass” Are you wearing stay sweet or Betty Bright in the last picture?

Christine, I’m sure you’re pushing 4 days with no sleep at this point and you look freaking amazing! Glad I passed on this one – love the look in the tube but I could never pull off the finished color.

It so beautiful on you! i swear you can pull off ANY color!
I would pick this up if it wasnt for my lips turning every coral into orange 🙁 for example blossom culture was bright orange on me, grr.

Gah! I’m so tired of MAC always putting out this type of color. Ever hip, cut-a-caper, flamingo… It seems like every pale-medium-brigh lipstick they release have this warm peach-coral-pink color that look AWFUL on me. Some cool toned pinks that aren’t PALE-white or lavender would be nice too. But it seems like they are extremely popular, so I guess I can understand why they do it.

Wow this is amazing color! definatly more subdued then Viva Nikki! My kind of color! When I ordered it wasn’t sold out yet, but for some reason I overlooked it, and bough Ronnie Red instead even though, I already have absolute power! Stupid Me! Oh Well there’s always the counter! At least I live an hour away from a counter with minamum traffic!

Awesome color! Looks great on your just like most lipsticks you review 😀 I have just one question, do you moisturize your lips regularly and apply lip balm or any other conditioning products? Coz I always have dry lips and no matter how much lip balm I use, it never works..and it looks ugly to have lipstick with chapped lips 🙁

I am in love with this color…But I leave in Germany and I think we won´t get this collection…Do you have any information about this? It is a beautiful lipstick color…

Yes, it will be at all MAC locations. Strength was store-only, so it was only online at That was a last minute decision (about a week before on-counter date).

How would you compare out to Vegas volt. I know ones amplified and the other is satin. And there’s also another limited lipstick, not show of the name, it’s something like matte of force, or ? Of force. Thanks. U places am order and it was already sold out. No I’m kicking my self for not ordering it

Vegas Volt is very orange – it’s nothing like Betty Bright on me! There are other places like Nordstrom, Macy’s, etc. that will be selling this online, too.

I have Cut a Caper, Ever Hip and Watch Me Simmer and I’m still glad I ordered this one. I’m a sucker for pretty LE packaging lipstick.

Ooh, this looks like a much more wearable, coral version of Viva Glam Nicki. I want it, but I hate MAC’s stupid limited edition politics. Dilemma.

Christine do you know when the Archie’s girls collection will be available on nordstrom? I bought everything I wanted online on mac before but I think I might want to purchase 2 more lipsticks. 🙂

Thanks so much for getting these up so quickly and answering the tons of questions about comparisons/dupes! You rock. <3 One more, if you have time: how would you say this compares to the Full Speed Sheen Supreme? I need to figure it if it'll be a waste of time to stalk Nordstrom/Macy's for this one. 😉

I love how you mentioned the part about pressing the lips together – thank you! It’s the little things that you point out that make me appreciate you more!

And you must be some makeup superhero getting all these reviews done, so fast, so well!♥ Thank you!

Hey Christine. This is beautiful. I was wondering how this compares to Crosswires. I love that shade but I always think it’s a bit too shimmery for me. Thank you 🙂

It’s a good deal lighter, so I don’t think they’re too similar – but if you never wear coral, then you don’t need both!

I keep going back and forth on this lipstick. I want it, I don’t want it. Now I want it again. I’ll see how I’m feeling when it goes on Nordstrom or Macy’s, since it’s currently sold out at MAC online. I do like that it’s more pink than Cut a Caper (which I own).

I’m NC30, so if you don’t like it on me, LOL! It really depends on your tastes – some may find it too light, some may not.

Thanks Christine

I have pre purchased my Mac counter some things. But seeing your swatches I’m willing to let some things and buy others lol

I’m waiting swatches for Daddy’s little girl, boyfriend stealer and girl next door =)

Does anyone know when MAC will restock Betty Bright? I have been looking for the past two weeks and it hasnt been refilled. It says its coming soon. 🙂

Hi Christine. Thank you for the consistent great reviews.
You’ve helped me time and again .
I’m sure this has been asked or mentioned and I’ve looked but didn’t see it. The graphics of the line. Are they printed on the products or is it a sticker? Just curious. 🙂

I ordered this one! I don’t have a coral lipstick (only glosses) so I’m really excited! I can pull off so many colors that others seem to have a hard time with, but I’ve always had a hard time with corals lol! I hope that with the pink in it, and the brightness, ill be able to pull it off well! Hoping it will look good with a tan in summer too

Christine, is this similar to VG Nicki Minaj 2012 lipstick? That one was too strong and bright for me. I hope this is a little muted compared to VG one.

Hi Nelia,

I don’t accept makeup related questions via email, but if you have a question regarding technical support and the like, you can use our contact form, which is linked at the bottom of every page! 🙂

Oh that’s fine 🙂
I know you use Armani Maestro foundation and wanted to ask which color do you use because we have similar complexion.
I went to one of their counter and they match me but gave me a really dark color 5.5

Thanks for all you do 😉

This looks a lot like MAC’s Coral Bliss (Cremesheen) to me. I know they are different finishes but would you consider it to be a dupe???

This and Coral Bliss are actually not close at all. Betty Bright is pink compared to Coral Bliss. If you are just interested in the color over everything look at Stila’s Color Balm Lipstick in Avery. It is completely the same colour and the Stila balms last a very long time (six to eight hours)

In love this color on you Christine! It’s too light for me, but looks very similar to Salma Hayek Nuance in Coral, which wears sheerer and is probably darker, but I love it. I don’t really know, but I would guess I am NC40 or NC 42, and Nuance Coral looks quite natural for a bright coral on me.

Hey, Christine! So I’ve been looking at some light lipstick colors for myself, and I love the Betty Bright lipstick. (How it looks on you, at least.) However, I’ve checked out your review on the MAC Please Me lipstick, and I am debating on which one I should get. For someone with NC15-NC20 skin, which one would you recommend?

hi! how would you compare this with the Cream Colour Base in Rich Coral or Virgin Isle? I can’t get my hands on Betty Bright it’s always sold out in the stores. I’ve been wanting to buy Virgin Isle coz I can also use it as a blush. Pls help. Thank u!

My guess is that both are darker, as Betty Bright is on the lighter side – Virgin Isle from what I remember has more red in it, too.

I see that betty bright is sold out on the Mac website. Is there a way they could have it at the Mac counters? Or is there a close mac lipstick dupe for it?? Sorry for the long question..

Hi Christine! I read the dupe lost and I found out that Stella from Nyx is 85% close to this. If I own that already, should I purchase this one? Thanks 🙂

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