MAC Burmese Kiss Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Burmese Kiss Lipstick
MAC Burmese Kiss Lipstick

MAC Burmese Kiss Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright coral pink [with a Matte finish].” It’s a vibrant, bold pink-coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. Bite Beauty Sucre (P, $24.00) is slightly lighter. MAC La Vie En Rouge (LE, $16.00) is redder. Gucci Beauty Hibiscus Thrill (P, $39.00) is glossier. Bobbi Brown Watermelon (P, $26.00) is pinker. NARS Kelly (P, $32.00) is glossier. NARS Grace (P, $32.00) is pinker. NARS Natalie (P, $32.00) is lighter. Chanel La Malicieuse (46) (P, $34.00) is pinker. Bite Beauty Crush (P, $28.00) is brighter, lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Shout (138) (LE, $30.00) is pinker. MAC Toxic Tale (LE, $16.00) is slightly more orange. Make Up For Ever #37 (P, $19.00) is a touch darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It was intensely pigmented with a medium-thick, velvety consistency that was lightly creamy and didn’t drag on the lips during application. The color went on evenly with opaque coverage that lasted for six and a half hours. It left a stain behind, and it was slightly drying after four hours of wear. Even though it’s listed as a Matte finish, it has a noticeable sheen to it that gives it more of a satin-like finish when I tried it, though of course, it mattifies over time as the shine wears away.

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MAC Burmese Kiss Lipstick
MAC Burmese Kiss Lipstick

MAC Burmese Kiss Lipstick
MAC Burmese Kiss Lipstick

MAC Burmese Kiss Lipstick
MAC Burmese Kiss Lipstick

MAC Burmese Kiss Lipstick
MAC Burmese Kiss Lipstick

MAC Burmese Kiss Lipstick
MAC Burmese Kiss Lipstick

MAC Burmese Kiss Lipstick
MAC Burmese Kiss Lipstick

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
  • Guerlain Clair & Natural Brunette Terracotta Joli Teint Bronzers
On eyes:
  • MAC Bao Bao's Jewels Eyeshadow Palette
  • Burberry Trench Eyeshadow (brow bone)
  • Sephora Surfer Babe Eyeliner

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Aj Avatar

Rest of my comment got cut off. But, I like that there are enough permanent dupes for it and I have Toxic Tale. So, not too bummed that I wasn’t able to get my hands on this.

meganlisa Avatar

Pretty! It looks a lot like the one lipstick I got from that bright MAC collection last year. I forget what it was called…but the one with the bright lips and eye liners.

Dana Avatar

That color looks beautiful on you! 🙂 I’m so happy i was able to get all the lipsticks from this collection…romantic breakdown was a bit of a disappointment bc im not a fan of the lusture formula but all the other ones are gorgeous

Rachel R. Avatar

This color is absolutely stunning on you! I can’t get over it.

I love bright corals so much. I wish I could have snagged this and Lavender Jade. I have La Vie En Rouge and Toxic Tale, so I’m happy at least I have a couple that are sort-of close.

Carly Avatar

Beautiful color! I do have Bite Sucre so I think I’m good. I didn’t see it at the MAC store that’s on my way to work today but that’s a small store. I certainly won’t say no if I do see it!

Nancy T Avatar

Gotta say, that is one gorgeous lippy! I have La Vie En Rouge, so I think I’m covered for that shade pretty much. Not sure, but hasn’t MAC made La Vie En Rouge, Damn Glamorous and one of the other shades from the Matte Collection permanent?

Nancy T Avatar

Oh wow, I think that calls for a change in next month’s itinerary! I probably ought to pick up back-ups of those two then, instead of getting Catharina. Thanks for that info, Christine!

Alice Avatar

How does Burmese Kiss compare to Kiss Manish? Looking at swatches they look like they could be the same shade, just in different finishes. Plus MAC really likes to reuse names when they redo shades, so there’s that.

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