MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches (2012)

MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick
MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick

MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick

MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as “bright pink” with a matte finish. It’s a neon, blue-based pink with a matte finish. MAC Pink Pigeon is pinker, not as bright. MAC Show Orchid has iridescent shimmer and is a bit darker. MAC Quick Sizzle is pinker. OCC Nylon is similar–it’s a bit brighter, though. MAC Dear Diary touch less bright.

It’s definitely a show-stopping shade that is bound to get attention. I have reviewed it here previously, but here are some swatches I did of it today. It has a matte finish, so it applies more opaquely. It is creamy enough not to tug on lips or feel like a really dry matte (think Ruby Woo). This shade always stains my lips, and it usually wears for six to eight hours. While not hydrating, it wasn’t at all drying, and it was a very comfortable matte to wear. It is vanilla-scented but has no discernible taste.

MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches (2012)

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9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
96%
Total
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MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick
MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick

MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick
MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick

MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick
MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick

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Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Even though I bought Nylon, had to get this one, too. This will be great for when I’m way too lazy to pull out a lip brush for the Lip Tar, but still want blinding, neon pink. ๐Ÿ˜€

I find Nylon to be a bit lighter/brighter/neoner, and I think it looks slightly more blue/purple than CYY. CYY is still neon/bright, but on me, Nylon almost GLOWS. LOL. They are sill *very* similar, though.

Milani’s “Rose Hip” is an inexpensive dupe, but the finish is creamy rather than matte. It may have been DQ’d. CVS has it for 75% off right now.

Interestingly enough, I can’t make a bright lipstick go “pow!” on my lips — mostly they just read dark. I don’t know if it’s because I’m pale, or have pigmented lips (probably both), but very bright pinks look red on me.

I have it and love it. Bothers my mothers and brothers eyes though. My husband loves it, he says bright colors look nice on me. It’s nice to know it is permanent now.

This shade actually looks WAY cute on you. <3 A lot of folks believe the original release of the shade was brighter pink and a stiffer matte compared to the 'By Request' launch. Do you recall noticing a difference (if you got both)?

Mine felt the same – but I did get samples of By Request prior to MAC having done the actual vote, so mine were likely first run (a smaller run) of the shades.

Not for me. I know a lot of people must be thrilled that this is now permanent (and good on MAC for doing this to a shade that is so sought after….they need to do more of this!) but it’s not a colour I’d wear and not one I find especially appealing. Impassioned is about as bright as I ever get and I even feel a bit weird wearing that!

Maybelline’s Fuchsia Fever is supposedly a great dupe for it. The best part about CYY becoming permanent, besides being able to buy it whenever, is that all those hoarders from E-bay are going to have to give up selling them for $50, $60+!

I wanted to buy this during the summer. But I justed couldnt without trying it out. I dont have that skin tone that works with this color, but still want to test it out. Actually, I just like the name so much. Mac should do this more often bring something back permanent and kill those prices on ebay.

shit i bought mine when it came out but i lost it and i bought it on Ebay for $60 :S and after 3 weeks i find mine again. so i lost $60 plus now its permanent!! good news for those who couldn’t buy it.

S**t i bought mine when it came out 2 years ago but i lost it and i bought it on Ebay for $60 :S and after 3 weeks i find mine again. so i waste $60, and now its permanent!! good news for those who couldnโ€™t buy it.

It’s odd that I find this lipstick so unappealing. I often go a bit gaga over bright pinks, like Viva Glam Nicki, St Germain, etc. And given my growing stash of bright pinks, I DON’T need it either!

Christine what do you recommend under lipstick to give a nice finish, no matter how many lips balms I use my lipsticks appear cracked and dry underneath. Thanks love your blog ๐Ÿ™‚ x

Are your lips actually cracked/dry still? If so, then I think the lip balm/treatment you’re using isn’t effective enough! You could also try exfoliating lips (use a toothbrush or wash cloth).

bought this last night at Nordstroms in N. California. They had it for a week she said. I bought their last one. I tested it…and although red is my color, I wanted this and for the name itself. I was surprise to see that this tone would work with my skin tone.

Looks like a Nicky Minaj lipstick. Very fluorescent…not for me at all, but it suits you Christine. I think it can work if all the rest of the makeup is minimal. ๐Ÿ™‚

Still not buying this lol

Gorgeous color but not for the faint of heart or some of the timid nude kind of gals, I love it though..definitely not an everyday color but a show stopper indeed ๐Ÿ™‚

Would this be a good dupe for mac’s heatherette collection l/s hollywood nights? Im running out and $70 is a lot to pay on ebay for a replacement. If not any other suggestions?

I’d go with Full Fuchsia or Girl About Town over Candy Yum Yum – I believe this is much, much brighter/lighter.

hi Christine! I LOVE your site and check it religiously. your reviews are fabulous!

I’d love some advice: just splurged on Candy Yum-Yum. what lip liner to go with?

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