MAC A Fantasy of Flowers Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC A Fantasy of Flowers Lipsticks
MAC A Fantasy of Flowers Lipsticks

MAC Dreaming Dahlia Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “sheer red-coral [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a muted, medium orange-coral with a luminous shine. It had semi-sheer color coverage, which applied evenly and smoothly. The consistency was lightly creamy, while the color lasted three hours on me. Givenchy Brun Createur (103) (P, $36.00) is more matte, muted. Too Faced Coral Fire (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter, more matte. Givenchy Croisiere Coral (310) (LE, $36.00) is slightly lighter, more matte. See comparison swatches.

Fleur d’Coral Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “pale creamy peach [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a light peach with warm undertones and a luminous shine. It had semi-sheer pigmentation when applied to lips. If you have warmer lips, this may look more true peach applied, but my corpse-like natural coloring made it look cooler when applied. I wish it applied just a bit more evenly, but it is a shade that shows “lines” if you press your lips together at all. I noticed some of the color settled into lip lines after an hour of wear, and the color lasted two hours on me (average lipstick lasts four hours). Marc Jacobs Beauty Pout (142) (LE, $30.00) is more matte, warmer. Chanel Melba (75) (LE, $34.00) is sheerer. MAC Woo Me (LE, $18.00) is glossier, more opaque. Make Up For Ever #N40 (P, $19.00) is similar in color. See comparison swatches.

Heavenly Hybrid Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone berry [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a brightened, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a luminous shine. It had semi-opaque color coverage–more pigmented than the typical Lustre finish–and wore well for four hours. Givenchy Croisiere Fuchsia (309) (LE, $36.00) is more matte. Revlon Fuchsia Shock (P, $7.99) is brighter. MAC Midnight Mambo (LE, $22.00) is cooler-toned, more shimmery. Revlon Lollipop (P, $7.49) is shimmery, darker, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

Naked Bud Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “neutral sheer nude [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a light, peachy-beige with a golden sheen. It had semi-sheer color payoff, and it wore for an hour and a half on me–just very quick to vanish. It is a shade that will show some lines if you press your lips together. Marc Jacobs Beauty Dizzy Spell (104) (P, $30.00) is more opaque. MAC Touche (LE, $20.00) is slightly darker. See comparison swatches.

Rose Lily Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “sheer pastel pink [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a light, cool-toned pink with blue undertones and a luminous shine. It had semi-sheer color coverage that wasn’t quite even when applied. It was also a shade that was difficult to keep even-looking, as the minute your lips touched, you could see where they were! The color wore well for two and a half hours on me. NARS Stourhead (LE, $25.00) is lighter. MAC Raspberry Swirl (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned, slightly darker. NARS Roman Holiday (P, $26.00) is brighter, darker. MAC Dreaminess (P, $22.00) is not as blue-based. See comparison swatches.

Snapdragon Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone blue pink [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a light-medium pink with moderate blue undertones and icy pink shimmer. It had semi-sheer color payoff when applied to lips. This shade lasted for three hours on me but felt rather clingy. NARS Villa Lante (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter. MAC What a Feeling! (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter. NARS Roman Holiday (P, $26.00) is less shimmery. MAC Divine Choice (P, $22.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches.

MAC’s Lustre formula is drying in my experience; my lips were dry and chapped after wearing all of these back-to-back. Some readers find Lustres hydrating, others are more neutral, and some find them drying. If you have good luck with Lustres generally, then I’m sure you’ll be just fine, as these feel very par for the course for the formula.

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MAC Dreaming Dahlia Lipstick
MAC Dreaming Dahlia Lipstick

MAC Dreaming Dahlia Lipstick
MAC Dreaming Dahlia Lipstick

MAC Dreaming Dahlia Lipstick
MAC Dreaming Dahlia Lipstick

MAC Dreaming Dahlia Lipstick
MAC Dreaming Dahlia Lipstick

MAC Dreaming Dahlia Lipstick
MAC Dreaming Dahlia Lipstick

MAC Dreaming Dahlia Lipstick
MAC Dreaming Dahlia Lipstick

MAC Fleur d'Coral Lipstick
MAC Fleur d’Coral Lipstick

MAC Fleur d'Coral Lipstick
MAC Fleur d’Coral Lipstick

MAC Fleur d'Coral Lipstick
MAC Fleur d’Coral Lipstick

MAC Fleur d'Coral Lipstick
MAC Fleur d’Coral Lipstick

MAC Fleur d'Coral Lipstick
MAC Fleur d’Coral Lipstick

MAC Fleur d'Coral Lipstick
MAC Fleur d’Coral Lipstick

MAC Heavenly Hybrid Lipstick
MAC Heavenly Hybrid Lipstick

MAC Heavenly Hybrid Lipstick
MAC Heavenly Hybrid Lipstick

MAC Heavenly Hybrid Lipstick
MAC Heavenly Hybrid Lipstick

MAC Heavenly Hybrid Lipstick
MAC Heavenly Hybrid Lipstick

MAC Heavenly Hybrid Lipstick
MAC Heavenly Hybrid Lipstick

MAC Heavenly Hybrid Lipstick
MAC Heavenly Hybrid Lipstick

MAC Naked Bud Lipstick
MAC Naked Bud Lipstick

MAC Naked Bud Lipstick
MAC Naked Bud Lipstick

MAC Naked Bud Lipstick
MAC Naked Bud Lipstick

MAC Naked Bud Lipstick
MAC Naked Bud Lipstick

MAC Naked Bud Lipstick
MAC Naked Bud Lipstick

MAC Naked Bud Lipstick
MAC Naked Bud Lipstick

MAC Rose Lily Lipstick
MAC Rose Lily Lipstick

MAC Rose Lily Lipstick
MAC Rose Lily Lipstick

MAC Rose Lily Lipstick
MAC Rose Lily Lipstick

MAC Rose Lily Lipstick
MAC Rose Lily Lipstick

MAC Rose Lily Lipstick
MAC Rose Lily Lipstick

MAC Rose Lily Lipstick
MAC Rose Lily Lipstick

MAC Snapdragon Lipstick
MAC Snapdragon Lipstick

MAC Snapdragon Lipstick
MAC Snapdragon Lipstick

MAC Snapdragon Lipstick
MAC Snapdragon Lipstick

MAC Snapdragon Lipstick
MAC Snapdragon Lipstick

MAC Snapdragon Lipstick
MAC Snapdragon Lipstick

MAC Snapdragon Lipstick
MAC Snapdragon Lipstick

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Liquid Highlighter (mixed with foundation)
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder
  • MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush

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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I love the the sheerness of all the lippies. I usually don’t do well with full on saturated pigement. I’m sad that they are drying! Gorgeous colors. Thank you Christine!

Have you worn Lustres before? It seems like a mixed bag – some find them drying or not drying (but not hydrating), others find them hydrating!

Here you go!

THE MAKEUP LOOK
On face: Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation, Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Liquid Highlighter (mixed with foundation), Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder, MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush.

I LOVE love love everything-definitely all beautifully paired!

When you use a liquid highlighter (like above), is it always better to use a finishing powder? It doesn’t “mute” the highlight too much? Or do you only powder certain areas of the face?

Not saying anything new…but you are amazingly hardworking ! MAC has become the Forever 21 of makeup it seems–mind numbing numbers of new items, here today gone tomorrow (I’m not referring specifically to these lipsticks). I personally am getting too old to keep up w/MAC, but it’s total fun to read your reviews, as always. Happy year of the horse btw.

I started off only wanting Snapdragon but now I think I want Dreaming Dahlia and Heavenly Hybrid now too. I’m not the biggest fan of lustres but I loved wearing Flamingo, Razzledazzler and Altered Beige over the summer so it’s worth a try! I need to check out Fleur d’Coral and Naked Bud in person. I think I want one of those too lol

I wish that Dreaming Dahlia was an Amplified Creme – I don’t like sheer lipsticks ’cause my top lip is much browner than my bottom.

Totally understand! Funny enough, it is definitely more pigmented than normal Lustres but if you don’t like sheerer formulas, Lustre is a finish to steer clear of (most of the time, at least!).

Why did MAC have to make all of these lipsticks Lustres? It’s by far my least favorite formula of the MAC formulas I’ve tried. I get that sheer = spring in many people’s eyes, but I think some of these shades (especially Dreaming Dahlia and Heavenly Hybrid) would have looked so much better as Amplified Cremes.

I wish they’d just done a mix πŸ™‚ I think then some would get the pigment they want, others the sheerer, spring take they expect.

I am very happy that these are lustres, it’s the only MAC formula that applies evenly on me and actually sticks to my buttom lip. There are plenty of opaque bright lipsticks out there, but sheer brights are a bit harder to come by (at least by MAC). I think Dreaming Dahlia and Heavenly Hybrid are great for those who are used to MLBB shades but maybe waant to transition into something with a bit more color.

IIt seems that I may be one of the few that like sheer lipsticks. I’m so glad to see them! I feel like there aren’t enough choices for those of us that don’t want in your face pigment..

Bummed I didn’t/couldn’t get Heavenly Hybrid, but I have Lollipop and they do look pretty similar. I tend to have pretty good success with the Lustres, so glad I picked up Rose Lily and Snapdragon. But I do have Devine Choice as well… LOVE those pinks!

I NEED Dreaming Dahlia. I love all of the colors in this collection for everyday wear. I’ve really liked this collection, as a whole, from everything that I’ve seen so far (lips, blushes, pigments and so on) and I don’t normally get excited about MAC collections. I actually only have one LE eyeshadow from a MAC collection and it was from the the Hey, Sailor collection.

I could see the collection working well in regards to softer, lighter shades that would be what one thinks of for every day!

Why is it that every lipstick that looks purple ends up being pink? By the group shot I thought I’d love Heavenly Hybrid, but it’s… pink.

I’m one of the people who love Lustres (they’re one of the only lipsticks that are comfortable to wear on my naturally dry lips), so I’m excited about brand new shades. Dreaming Dahlia is lovely!

I skipped this collection because I’m not a big fan of Lustre finishes, and looking at the swatches I made the right decision. Rose Lily is the prettiest though..

Hey, Christine.I actually really like these lipsticks. I want to try Dreaming Dahlia, Fleur dCoral, and Rose Lily. Just wondering but how does Rose Lily compare to Viva Glam GaGa anf Girl Next Door? And how about Fleur dCoral to Sweet and Sour?

I am SO GLAD I got Snapdragon before it sold out on the website! I got backups too. I LOVE IT! It reminds me of my beloved Bubblegum from Spring Forecast. Yes, a different finish but the color is the same and that makes this girl happy!!

YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so happy now. I ordered all of these as soon as they came up on MAC’s website, terrified that they would sell out within minutes. Then I started to worry because lip products are very tricky for me, so I very rarely order lipstick when I haven’t seen any swatches. All I knew before I ordered them was that they sounded great from the description and that Lustres work great for me, not super moisturizing, but not drying either. I LOVE all of these! Like really really love! Can’t wait for them to arrive. πŸ˜€

Woohoo! So glad these will work well for you πŸ™‚ I wish they did better on me – even if they didn’t last long… at least they could be hydrating!

I hate the lustre formula, but I want snapdragon and rose lily.. so I’ll have to bite the bullet and colour my lips in with hip n happy and then put them over that to be more opaque. Hate sheer lipstick, but they’re cute colours. Probably dupeable, but whatever.

Dreaming Dahlia looks amazing! Definitely different from what I imagined it to be. I will totally be picking that up instead of Snapdragon; what a disappointment that one turned out to be. Thanks so much for this review, Christine!

The way these look remind me of the Revlon Shine lipsticks. I really like Dreaming Dahlia but I’m not sure I’d be willing to pay $15 for it.

Do you remember what the names of the two pigments are that are showing in the first picture with all of the lipsticks? Thanks! πŸ™‚

I love Heavenly Hybrid and Dreaming Dahlia on you – I’m sorry they’re drying…it’s a total deal-breaker for me in lipsticks!.

Snapdragon has a really interesting look on you – really sort of luminous, almost frosty even! But still pretty. πŸ™‚

I prefer sheer lipsticks for everyday wear, and Fleur D’Coral & Naked Bud are shades I’m drawn to, but not being a huge fan of how MAC lipsticks sit on my lips, I don’t think I can be bothered to put in the effort to track them down… Snapdragon is surprisingly pretty swatched/applied, and just looking at the color in the tube, I’d just walk past it!

Not as excited as thought would be, looking at the tubes. I suppose I ‘m not a big fan of the Lustres. Colorwise, I think I can find a lip butter kind of alternative, that would feel better on the lips, too.

I love how they look on the lips πŸ˜€ and the pigment(tho maybe they’d be different on a bit more darker lip colors). The first one is really gorgeous on you <3 the price and drying factor+not that long lasting don't justify buying these, anyway :))

I ordered Dreaming Dahlia last night after seeing your lovely swatch of it! Super saturated lipsticks don’t work well on me so I have a feeling this will be my perfect spring/summer color πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for the review!

Oh, thought you should know, for some reason on Mac’s website the price of these lipsticks is showing up as $16, not $15.

I’ve been waiting for your review with color swatches…I was kind of bummed that heavenly hybrid sold out so quickly online, but I think I really like the dreaming of dahlia. I like that they’re sheer, I have a lot of amplified, matte, and satin finishes, it’s nice to change up from the bold look. Great review and swatches

Thanks so much for these swatches Christina! This is the first time I ever manage to snag some MAC limited edition lippies before they sell out at every online retailer (thankfully I got to Nordstrom before Heavenly Hybrid went to “backordered status.)

Heavenly Hybrid, Dreaming Dahlia, Snapdragon all look like must-haves to me, and Naked Bud is very beautiful too, though I will have to see if it will be as beautiful on my bronzer skintone in all of its subtlety–so I ordered that one too πŸ™‚ I love the look of Fleur d’Coral, but I think that one might be too dupeable. I love pigmented lipsticks, but sheer lipsticks make the lips look so healthy and give that glossy look without looking too shiny. It looks like there are no permanent lustre finish lipsticks…?

There are! I don’t know why the MAC site isn’t showing them right, but for instance, Plumful is a Lustre and is permanent!

i ordered Dreaming Dahlia and Snapdragon and LOVE THEM. It was like an A-HA! moment putting DD on, it made my entire face light up and my skin look a little tanner lol corals really work for me (NC23-ish)….I agree with everybody else that MAC should have done more of a mixed bag with the formulas, Luster’s are very few ppls cup of tea πŸ™ Snapdragon is very beautiful too, it showed up very well on me with about 3 layers and was just luminous.

Surprisingly, I like the look of rose lily better than snapdragon. I’m really hoping Mac will come out with some sort of lavender/lilacesque matte lipstick in the near future!

I just bought naked bud last night and was wondering what the “7N” was for under the name. It’s on the box under the name and on the lipstick tube under the name also??? Just curious if you knew? Thanks!

Thanks for this review! I know you always include dupes, but how close is ‘Rose Lily’ to ‘Budding Love’ or the 2013 ‘Lavender Whip’? Thanks! X

Hi Amelia!

Budding Love is a bit darker, less pink — a little purpler. Lavender Whip (2013) is also a little darker and more shimmery.

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