MAC Courting Seduction, Lured In, Heroine, Lust Extract Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Courting Seduction Lipstick
MAC Courting Seduction Lipstick

MAC Courting Seduction Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “creamy pastel lavender [with an Amplified finish].” It’s a very light lavender with cooler undertones and a natural sheen. It had good color payoff, though not fully opaque. The texture was lightly creamy with some slip, so it didn’t tug when applied, but the color pulled into lip lines over the four hours it lasted. It was neither drying nor hydrating on me. MAC Fresh Amour (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). LORAC Brunch Queen (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Coven (DC, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Love & Cherished (P, $19.50) is more shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Darling (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C503 (P, $22.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Weekend 2 (LE, $19.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Dodgy Girl (LE, $19.50) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Lured In Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone pastel purple [with an Amplified finish].” It’s a light-medium, lavender purple with cooler undertones and a natural finish. It had mostly opaque coverage, but it had quite a bit of slip and tended to look uneven and streaky applied. The color gravitated towards my lip lines, and as the shine wore down, this seemed to get worse over time. This shade lasted for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Colour Pop Fluke (P, $7.00) is darker (90% similar). Fenty Beauty One of the Boyz (P, $18.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Vanity Kills (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C503 (P, $22.00) is lighter (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Belladonna (DC, $18.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). Tarte Yaassss (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). LORAC Brunch Queen (LE, $17.00) is lighter (80% similar). Make Up For Ever C502 (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Urban Decay Twitch (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Heroine Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright purple [with a Matte finish].” It’s a medium-dark, red-toned purple with warmer undertones and a semi-matte finish. This is part of the permanent range and has been released a few times before. It had mostly opaque coverage with a lightly creamy texture that applied without tugging but could have had a more flattering look at the end (seemed to emphasize the texture of my lips slightly). It is less matte than a previous tube of Heroine I have, as well. The color wore for over six hours and left a strong stain behind, while the formula felt neither drying nor hydrating. Milani I Am Cool (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Kaia (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Unicorn (P, $21.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Vibrant Violet (P, $7.99) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Smashbox Tabloid (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Superstitious Matte (789) (P, $35.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Seductive Intent (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $18.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). Kat Von D LUV (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Purpsicle (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Cloud9 (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D L.U.V. (DC, $21.00) is more muted, less pigmented, lower quality (90% similar). Anastasia Rage (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Notorious (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Lychee (LE, $6.50) is less glossy (90% similar). Revlon Shameless (P, $8.99) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Violetta (PiP, $19.50) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Grind (LE, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Kate (P, $34.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Lush Extract Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deep royal purple [with a Matte finish].” It’s a deep, dark purple with cooler undertones and a very fine micro-shimmer that gives it a subtle sheen (it’s not matte at all!). The texture had some slip, which made it apply unevenly in places–it’s not the worst, but it would benefit greatly from a lip liner. The color lasted for five hours, and then it was reduced to a very strong, fuchsia-tinted stain. It was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Gunner (LE, $19.50) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Witching Hour (LE, $19.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pagan (DC, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Roxy (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). Anastasia Violet (LE, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The MAC Blue Nectar Collection is a new, limited edition lip-oriented collection featuring twelve lipsticks (including four repromotes) and six Plushglasses (not reviewing these; my lips react to something in the formula). It launches online on June 2nd and will be available in-stores on June 9th.

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MAC Courting Seduction Lipstick
MAC Courting Seduction Lipstick

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
  • Becca Champagne Collection Face Palette
On eyes:
  • Giorgio Armani #8 Eye Tint
  • Giorgio Armani #9 Eye Tint
  • Giorgio Armani #10 Eye Tint
  • Make Up For Ever I36 Aqua XL 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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Courting Seduction is love. Another lovely lavender shade. Can’t wait for its official release! Again, thank you for swatching, posting & reviewing these Christine, you’re the best!

Looks like I need Lush Extract in my life! I don’t have this color, it scored higher than all of the other dupes, and I always use lip liner with darker lippies, so it should be an A- with lip liner. And I’m glad it’s not matte, I like some shine, or it can look too ghoulish

Haha I want all of these, but I have to start being more picky about the purple lipsticks I buy so I don’t have 76 lavenders that are almost the same 🙂

Yaaayyyy!!!! Lush Extract got a B+, I need this one! Especially since, apparently, CP So Wavy is too vivid for my coloring (according to a friend and my son) this is a “calmer” blurple, more wearable.

Beautiful shades, though the purples are almost always patchy. I own Heroine already, and have dupes for the others, so I’ll be skipping these.

I was gonna say that Heroine looks so gorgeous and I want it but then I remembered I already have it, doesn’t that happen to you? It’s so ridiculous I should wear it more often. Looks beautiful on you by the way (:

I’ve been eyeing Heroine for a long time, uncertain on whether or not I could work with it. (And never remembering to swatch it while visiting a MAC counter due to being overwhelmed!) Christine, would you say that the underlying pigment is similar to UD’s Mad Hatter? I can brush Mad hatter over a lighter/cooler shade and make a unique, wearable color, but I’m not always in the mood for all of that shimmer.

Hello i am from greece…i loved courting seduction and lured up…is it a new collection of MAC?how can i find them????

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