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

Lipstick
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$20.00/0.1 oz.

88%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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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.

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.

I have Benefit’s Slow Zone, so I don’t know if I need this… It looks completely the same from what I can tell. ><

hmmmm.. I have Bite Beauty Sucre which was one of those shades: the kind that looks absolutely glorious on you and then completely falls flat on me. Thanks for the dupes, I think I will pass since I do better with pinker corals.

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

I LOVE CORALS! This one is so nice! I love matte lipsticks but for some reason this color I feel I would like more in a little bit shinier finish. Still beautiful!

Very pretty! I have Nars Kelly so I think I am covered. I have Grace on my wishlist even though they are so close..such a pretty shade!:)

In love with this color, but it’s way outside my personal comfort zone to wear. And I probably can’t get my hands on it anyway. But *drool*.

This one is really gorgeous. I wonder if there’s any chance that it will actually come to a MAC counter near me? I wish MAC would make their limited edition releases a bit less limited!

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.

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!

So glad that this is as pretty as it looks and that it performs well as it was another of my impulse purchases from this collection! Now I can’t wait to get it 🙂

so mad I missed this! I feel like they need to produce more of the LE shades like Burmese Kiss or at least make a few of them permanent! they go so fast 🙁

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?

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!

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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