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MAC Fashion Flower Lipstick Swatches, Photos, Reviews

MAC Summer Shower Lipstick
MAC Summer Shower Lipstick

MAC Fashion Flower: Lipsticks

The collection features four shades of Lipstick (each $14.50 for 0.10 oz.) — Ever Hip (bright creamy coral), Growing Trend (mid-tone taupe nude), Mlle (light white pink), and Summer Shower (light aqua).

  • Ever Hip is a pink-based coral with a creamy, slightly glossy finish.  It’s semi-opaque to opaque on lips, depending on how much you layer it. It has a cremesheen finish.  MAC doesn’t have a comparable permanent dupe to it, unfortunately.
  • Growing Trend is a medium dark beige nude with a creamy finish.  It has an amplified finish.  It’s a shade or two darker than Viva Glam Gaga 2 and has less peach (this almost looks a touch pink next to it).
  • Mlle is a pale, blue-based light pink. It looks a little dry on lips (perhaps more like a frost finish, except it lacks the shimmer part of a frost), but it didn’t feel drying. It has a glaze finish, and it is a repromote–but from many, many years ago. It seems like a paler version of Pink Plaid, cooler version of Creme Cup. This would work best on cooler skin tones.
  • Summer Shower is very much a near-to-clear base with teal, fuchsia-purple, and white shimmer and sparkle. It’s more of layering lip product than one you’d wear on its own (in general). I can’t think of a permanent dupe for it. It has a glaze finish. This would work across skin tones.

my thoughts on the formula: MAC Lipsticks are vanilla-scented but taste-free. I typically get four hours of wear, but some of the lighter lustre and glaze finishes tend to disappear by hour three. Amplified cremes and amplified finishes, however, tend to go beyond four. I find the formula comfortable to wear and not drying (but not moisturizing–a couple of the matte shades can be drying).

MAC Fashion Flower Lipstick Swatches, Photos, Reviews


MAC Ever Hip Lipstick
MAC Ever Hip Lipstick

MAC Ever Hip Lipstick
MAC Ever Hip Lipstick

MAC Ever Hip Lipstick
MAC Ever Hip / Growing Trend Lipstick

MAC Mlle Lipstick
MAC Mlle Lipstick

MAC Mlle Lipstick
MAC Mlle Lipstick

MAC Mlle Lipstick

MAC Summer Shower Lipstick
MAC Summer Shower Lipstick

MAC Summer Shower Lipstick
MAC Summer Shower Lipstick

MAC Summer Shower Lipstick
MAC Summer Shower Lipstick

MAC Summer Shower Lipstick
MAC Summer Shower Lipstick

MAC Growing Trend Lipstick
MAC Growing Trend Lipstick

MAC Growing Trend Lipstick
MAC Growing Trend Lipstick

MAC Growing Trend Lipstick
MAC Growing Trend Lipstick

MAC Ever Hip Lipstick
Mlle, Ever Hip (Fashion Flower), Ever Hip (Liberty of London), Growing Trend, Summer Shower


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Ashley Avatar

Wow, I love your look with Ever Hip! You look stunning!

I’m disappointed that Mlle looks so dry, I was hoping it would look more like To the Beach’s Lazy Days. Or at least be a pretty glaze of glossy color on the lips.

I think I will be getting Ever Hip and Summer Shower though 🙂 As long as Ever Hip is the same at least! I love how sparkly Summer Shower is though.

Sarah Avatar

Surprisingly, summer shower looks beautiful! But Mile is one of those colors that makes me feel kind of sick looking at it :/ at least for me.

Katt Avatar

So happy Ever Hip is back… I will probably get 2! I’m almost out of the one I got from Liberty of London, and have been using it really sparingly! Now I can relax and wear it to my heart’s desire.

HeatherC Avatar

Summer Shower looks interesting. Reading the initial color descriptions (without photos), it seemed like an impossible color to wear, as most blue-toned lipsticks are. But now seeing photos, I might plan to purchase this one! I tend to enjoy lighter, sheerer lipsticks in the spring/summer, and Summer Shower looks perfect! Thanks for the swatches!

Sari Avatar

When I heard Summer Shower was a glaze I kind of lost interest in it because I knew you wouldn ‘t really be able to tell it was an aqua colour when on the lips , but that ‘s such a cool effect I ‘ll probably still have to get it .

Neha Avatar

Ever Hip looks the best! The Summer Shower definitely needs some base to get its effect. I will only be after Ever Hip lipstick from this collection.

AnGeLwInGz Avatar

I need to have Summer Shower! It’s my fave color in the tube, but thankfully it doesn’t look like that on the lips. I like the glaze finish, it’s not too frosty.

Joyce B Avatar

My first thought was nah, but then I saw Summer Shower on you and thought that really would look pretty layered on something else. I think it would really add something to a lot of colors. Thanks!!

tracy Avatar

not long since i bought 2 mac cut a caper lipsticks which i think is a much nicer colour than ever hip, i never use my ever hip now i have cut a caper, plus i hate the smell of creamsheens. going to spend all my money on the surf baby collection instead ha ha.

Jessie Q Avatar

I can’t decide if I want to get Ever Hip now, or Hibiscus from Surf Baby. The swatch I saw of the latter looked really pretty… and I don’t know that I want both. What to do . 🙁

Carla Jaróla Avatar

Love your blog and reviews! You’re a reference to Brazilian’s blogs.

Gotta say that I Ever Hip’s color on tube and on your lips. Very natural and cute… I’d say happy, too! It made your smile shine.

The only problem is that there’s no idea of when this collection will come to Brazil. Why don’t I live in U.S anyway? lol

Carla Jaróla Avatar

Really? OMG I’m visting MAC’s store every day till it arrives! lol

Wonderwoman collection will be sold in Brazil only next month, can you believe that? And we’re not sure if all the products will be launched.

But I’ll keep on eye on it and maybe I’ll ask someone to bring me this lipstick straight from US.

Thank you so much for the answer!

Cassandra Avatar

I’ve wanted Ever Hip for over a year now (missed it the first time) and now it’s out again! I’m so excited – I was also excited about Mlle, but I’m super disappointed of how it turned out… Not attractive at all. Thank you for the swatches, as always, Great job!

Rae Avatar

Really, really liking the look of Summer Shower! The sheer, shimmery kind of “overlay” lipsticks can really go either way for me (boring or brilliant), but I’m definitely loving the mix of blue and pink reflects.

Emmaline Avatar

Summer shower reminds me of the shimmer in flurry of fun lipglass from ttb. The teal reflects in it make it my favorite gloss ever! So excited there is now a way to get a similar effect with lipsticks, yay!

Kristen Avatar

How does Ever Hip compare to Jazzed and Cut A Caper lipsticks? I have both and dont want to get another similar color! Thanks Christine!

Jill Avatar

I called my MAC counter today and they are still saying 5/5 (I’m in US), and I got an email from MAC and went to their site and it looked like you could order online today. They had Ever Hip as sold out already?!?! So confused!!

tehteh Avatar

am I the only person whi was strangely disappointed with Ever Hip last year? for some reason it doesnt show up at all on my lips…or hand for that matter

dani Avatar

Summer showers look nice in yhe tube bt on the lips its pointless teminds me of a clear version of bubbles my fav xmss nude as iy looks like ice on the lips x

Saffy Avatar

I don’t know why, but I want that green lippie, and I love Ever Hip too. Mlle definitely needs a gloss to top it, it’s so dry looking.

Scarlie Avatar

Summer Shower reminds me of Benefit’s California Kissin’ in lipstick form 🙂 But this blue sparkly lipstick look kind-of cheap looking in the tube!
Gotta get Ever Hip though!

Sophie Avatar

Hi Christine, when you do get everhip, can you do a comparison to Cut a Caper please. They are looking quite similar and that would def same me some $$. Many Thanks.

Courtney Avatar

summer shower and ever hip look amazing! what shade msfn are you? i think we are about the same. hopefully ever hip will look that good on me!

Sam Avatar

I think Summer Shower would look really good over a warm yellow based pink lipstick to add some blue/cool undertones to it, but I am not going to be getting it. I may pick up the Alpha Girl Beauty Powder, but that is it. Sometimes I think if MAC just came out with one or two big collections each year, and a few small ones, that the products would not be mediocre. I feel like they are coming out with so many collections, that they never really put any thought into the quality of the products. It is too overwhelming.

Lamb Avatar

Do you happen to have California Dreamin’? Ever Hip looks similar to me, but I may be on crack (and not near my California Dreamin’ to check for myself XD).

Carrie Ann Avatar

I was surprised by Summer Shower. When I first read the description, I thought an aqua lipstick sounded terrible and unflattering, but the sheer sparkly aqua is so pretty. It looks great in the tube and I bet it’s versatile. Mlle is a very pretty color, but I think it would look awful on my lips. Growing Trend is boring and fortunately, I already have Ever Hip.

cori Avatar

I cant believe Ever Hip is sold out… I’ve been so excited for Fashion Flower just because I finally get to buy this lipstick. But when I went to the website to buy it, it was all sold out. SAD DAY!

ellie Avatar

Thanks for the great swatches Christine. Would this be released first internationally than the surf baby collection? I can’t wait to get Ever Hip. I’m in Asia and the quite cute hasn’t been released yet!

bxboricua Avatar

Ugh I was really looking forward to getting Ever Hip and it’s sold out already! I’m really getting tired of MAC and their limited edition everything 🙁

Dayna Avatar

Kk. Thank u for responding :). I just love u blog and ur professional opinion. Cant wait for the surf baby collection 🙂 ur so dedicated! 🙂

Natalie Avatar

I’m beyond excited for Ever Hip! I was so sad I missed it during Liberty of London, I kept passing up on it for – gasp! – permanent things! That’s my perfect pink color, so I plan to stock up, especially with summer coming!

ahh Avatar


Thanks for taking the time out to do all of this per usual. how does Growing Trend (and VG GaGa 2 for that matter) compare with NARS Little Darling? I’m looking for a dupe and Growing Trend looks like it might be it!

Ana Avatar

Just went to my local MAC counter today and got Summer Shower and Ever Hip! The Rep said I was the first one to make a purchase on the new collection (yeah, I did make it a point to go there RIGHT when the store opened!) lol!

Nicole Danielle Avatar

I just bought 2 ever hips and a summer shower because of your swatches! I love them both. You look absolutely gorgeous in Ever Hip, you need to walk around in that 24/7.

Emily Avatar

Holy geesus I almost bought like 4 Ever Hips at my local MAC store but I have 3 Cut A Capers and so I only got one. Secretly, not to secretly, I want another Ever Hip haha gorgeous color, they should consider making Ever Hip a part of their permanent cremesheen range. =/

Lisa Avatar

Weird…Ever Hip looks oddly much more pinkish than it did in the Liberty of London release! Goes on a little different too…

Taylor Avatar

Just got Summer Shower! It looks amazing if you heavily apply it and then put Pink Lemonade lipglass over. It turns the lipglass into a more shimmery gloss!

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