MAC Cool Snow Ball Mini Lipstick Kit Review, Photos, Swatches

01/02

MAC Cool Snow Ball Mini Lipstick Kit
MAC Cool Snow Ball Mini Lipstick Kit
MAC Cool Snow Ball Mini Lipstick Kit
MAC Cool Snow Ball Mini Lipstick Kit
MAC Cool Snow Ball Mini Lipstick Kit
MAC Cool Snow Ball Mini Lipstick Kit

Cool

MAC Cool Snow Ball Mini Lipstick Kit ($29.50 for 0.15 oz.) includes a muted plum, muted pink, and a muted coral, which made it a good set for someone who likes softer, more muted and traditionally “wearable” shades. They were consistent with MAC’s lipstick formula overall. I was, however, confused why this was the “Cool” kit, when I felt all shades were warmer, whereas the “Warm” kit included a really blue-based red (but they are all correctly labeled/attributed as I have them here!).

Value

A full-sized MAC lipstick retails for $17.50 and contains 0.10 oz. or costs $175.00/oz. The set contains $26.25 worth of lipstick.


01/06

MAC Cocktail Kiss Lipstick
MAC Cocktail Kiss Lipstick
MAC Cocktail Kiss Lipstick
MAC Cocktail Kiss Lipstick
MAC Cocktail Kiss Lipstick
MAC Cocktail Kiss Lipstick
MAC Cocktail Kiss Lipstick
MAC Cocktail Kiss Lipstick
MAC Cocktail Kiss Lipstick
MAC Cocktail Kiss Lipstick
MAC Cocktail Kiss Lipstick
MAC Cocktail Kiss Lipstick
MAC Cocktail Kiss Lipstick
MAC Cocktail Kiss Lipstick
MAC Cocktail Kiss Lipstick
MAC Cocktail Kiss Lipstick
MAC Cocktail Kiss Lipstick
MAC Cocktail Kiss Lipstick

Cocktail Kiss

Cocktail Kiss is a muted, dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich color coverage in a single layer with a smooth, lightweight consistency that was creamy enough to glide on without tugging but did not slide around when worn. The lipstick stayed on nicely for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

Formula Overview

$19.50/0.1 oz. - $195.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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01/06

MAC Boca Lipstick
MAC Boca Lipstick
MAC Boca Lipstick
MAC Boca Lipstick
MAC Boca Lipstick
MAC Boca Lipstick
MAC Boca Lipstick
MAC Boca Lipstick
MAC Boca Lipstick
MAC Boca Lipstick
MAC Boca Lipstick
MAC Boca Lipstick
MAC Boca Lipstick
MAC Boca Lipstick
MAC Boca Lipstick
MAC Boca Lipstick
MAC Boca Lipstick
MAC Boca Lipstick

Boca

Boca is a muted, medium pink with strong, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation that covered the lips evenly and smoothly, but there was enough slip that color pulled into some of my deeper lip lines. I also had trouble getting the product to adhere as intensely to my inner area of my lower lip compared to the rest of my lips. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and felt non-drying.

Formula Overview

$19.50/0.1 oz. - $195.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

Browse all of our MAC Lipstick swatches.

01/06

MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick
MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick
MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick
MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick
MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick
MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick
MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick
MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick
MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick
MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick
MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick
MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick
MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick
MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick
MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick
MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick
MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick
MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick

Kinda Sexy

Kinda Sexy is a muted, medium coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. The color payoff was very nearly opaque, while the texture had a velvety, silicone-like feel as it was smooth but not particularly emollient. It applied evenly across the lips, but I noticed the color pulled away at my deeper lip lines just a bit (not too noticeable from a normal viewing distance). On me, it lasted for four and a half hours but was a smidgen drying.

Formula Overview

$19.50/0.1 oz. - $195.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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MAC Snow Ball Mini Lipstick Kit $29.50/0.15 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
  • Chanel Burnt Coral Joues Contraste Blush
  • MAC Show Gold Extra Dimension Skinfinish
On eyes:
  • Tarte Toasted Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Twice Baked 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

About the Reviewer

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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Cocktail Kiss is exactly my kind of shade…I already have three of the dupes. The others are too light and would wash me out. How is it that you look good in every shade of lipstick, Christine?

I am so on the fence about this cute little set. I am cool toned but I have red hair so I wear both tones. Cocktail Kiss looks great, but I’m a little concerned that Boca and Kinda Sexy might be too light. You described them as “medium” pink and coral but they look very light on your lips. My skin tone is Light or Fair/Light. I guess I should head to Nordstrom and see if they are carried in my local store and have testers. I am so all about minis these days

Ooh, I have cool toned skin and had my eye on these shades. I’m glad they brought back Boca for this! It’s more interesting that they chose rare shades. I already have like 5 dupes for Cosmo, Velvet Teddy, et cetera…

I was drawn to this trio immediately when you first posted the snow ball series but I was thrown by the term cool, and forgot about them.
Now that I’ve seen them on you, there is nothing cool about them–perfect!
I have a dupe for Cocktail Kiss but not the others, so I might have to indulge. 😉

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