MAC Cyber Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches


MAC Cyber LipstickMAC Cyber Lipstick

The Sultry Season: MAC Cyber Lipstick

MAC Cyber Lipstick ($14.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep, dark, reddened purple with a satin finish. If that description sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the same one I used to describe MAC Smoked Purple, which is virtually the same, except it is a bit more pigmented and not as glossy in its sheen–but color-wise, they are the same. If you have drier lips, Cyber will be a better bet for you–it’s not as clingy or as dry as Smoked Purple, which has a more matte finish.

Is this the right purple for you? Would you wear it?

The Sultry Season is a series of posts featuring deep, rich shades of brown, berry, plum, and wine lipsticks and lipglosses — just right for autumn — that runs through October 2010.

See photos and swatches…

MAC Cyber Lipstick

MAC Cyber Lipstick

MAC Cyber Lipstick

MAC Cyber Lipstick

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So I own this and loooooooooove it!!! But compared to your pictures mine looks a few shades darker… I believe I’m NW 25… (haven’t been to a counter to check again in a little while) Anyway… is there some special way you swatched this? I would love to be able to get it to come out like yours also.

I have smoked purple and such is, as you said, such an intense shade, i wear it with very very natural eyes. A light brown in the crease, a lot of mascara and the lipstick do pretty much all the look!

Would you consider this a dupe for MUFE #49 lipstick that was also featured in “The Sultry Season?” Which do you like better if you had to choose?

They are pretty close – I haven’t swatched them side by side, but looking at the photos side by side, I’d say they’re close enough to just own one! It’s a toss up really – probably MAC since it’s cheaper.

sorry but this colour is not my cup of tea, plus i don’t think it will flatter anyone with any skin one, i mean this colour will best suit a make up for a horror movie, just too ugly

I don’t know if I am the only unrepentant adult goth on the boards, but Cyber is my favorite lipstick of all time. Much imitated, still never duplicated. Fabulous with a very pale face and major eyeliner. I’ve worn it on and off for a decade.

No, you are not the only one! I’m a 44 year old ElderGoth and MAC Cyber is my favorite lipstick ever! Although I have to say, Fabulously F/W is almost the same color, a bit smoother though so not quite as dark.

This was my second MAC lipstick, after Fluid, aged 17, 14 years ago! I was a goth and I think I finished the tube and bought it a second time! Takes me right back.

But I’ve grown out of that phase now and realise it made my skin so sallow (I’m an NC42). But it’s a cool shade if you can pull it off.

Not really, Cyber is dark like this on everyone. Sometimes it can be too dark so it’s better put on with a brush, that way you can control how light or dark you want it. Violetta Davis and Iman are two very different skin tones by the way. Iman is lighter.
I have always loved Cyber and glad it’s been perm for so long! I use it lightly with glosses

I love Smoked Purple and I love this too. Can you please post a comparison swatch over your arm? Since I don’t have a PRO store near, I want to order it by telephone, but I would not, of course, being able to see the two colours together.
So, please, add a swatch! (puppy eyes!)

Ehm, maybe it is a silly question but… so, if they are identical… why there are two? o_O
Can you tell me the differences? I have to order from the shop in Milan and I can’t go there to actually see the products 🙁

Out of Cyber and Smoked Purple, which do you prefer? And why?
Which do you think lasts longer on the lips?

Dark colors like those really compliment me, and I don’t have dry lips like you were talking about, so I really don’t know which to get.

I bought this for a wedding I went to in June, I paired it with black liquid liner and a grey one shouldered dress with light purple stripes in it. I pulled off a super awesome look that everyone loved! I definitely stood out yet felt super comfortable wearing my new favorite lipstick- totally knocked “Brave” right out of my everyday make-up bag!

I’ve never worn a dark-purple lipstick before, but this one is hot! I’m really debating whether or not I should get it.

It looks great on you. Love these kind of bold colours whenever I see them on other people. Maybe I’ll try it.

Thanks for swatching it. 🙂

This looks so fantastic! I am slowly and surely switching my lipstick obsession from glittery pink (how it was a few years ago) to deep dark reds and burgundies… I think this will be a must have for me! Even though I am the color of a white bed sheet, I think it will look pretty darn cool! Thanks, Christine! 🙂

Wah, good swatches and post. I really love that you explain the difference between similare shades. It’s so helpful. ^^ I have start reading your website more frequently now since many of your posts are so helpful, and I don’t need to bother asking about dupes or differences of many of your posts since you bring up that kind of questions. ^^

Cyber is so damn gorgerous! *_* I love purple, plum, berry, rose and wine lip colors. Cyber reminds me of Vamp it up by Wet n Wild (I don’t have it though, but I seen swatches of it, its slightly more blue toned tho). Cyber is probably one of my top 10 shopping-list (I don’t have any MAC Lipsticks yet :'( but gonna buy some in a few month since I’m first collecting MAC Eyeshadows… -_- I am a Mac newbie. I don’t have a store near my town, i have to either travel 2 hours with train/car or order online which sucks).
I often wear dark eyes, subtile cheekcolor and dark lip colors since i am huge fan of the gothic fashions so this lipcolor will fun to have. 😀 Kinda annoying I sucks at applying dark lipsticks tho, never get even and I am too lazy using lipliners. :/ So for everyday, I tend to choose sheer & glossy lip colors.

I believe MAC’s website has a good return policy, so you could try that, even if it’s annoying to have to return things – at least it’s better than driving 2 hours!

Unfortunatly here in Sweden,I can’t shop from that website. :/
There is only one store online that I can order MAC from. But I thinking of getting lipsticks and base products there (and get eyeshadow/blush pot pans when I am going to the towns/Cities who have it, which is currently ONLY ONE STORE in Stockholm). :/
And I cant return lipsticks back here either, the return-policies is a bit different, like the packaging must not be open so if I open a lipstick tube I must keep it, but if I got wrong lipstick I can return it. -___-;;
People who live outside europe has it lucky with the price and returning products. Oo Mac Lipstick cost 33-34 dollars here.. O.O;;

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