MAC Future MAC Mineralize Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Cybernaut Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Cybernaut Mineralize Rich Lipstick

%252Fc%252Fmac-cosmetics%253Forigin%253Dbrandindex”>MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to be a “lightweight” formula that “nourishes lips with maximum moisture” with “long-lasting colour” that is “buildable” with a “medium-shine finish.” The formula has MAC’s signature vanilla scent but no discernible taste. The majority of the shades I’ve tested in this formula have semi-opaque to opaque coverage, last three to six hours, are hydrating, and feel comfortable to wear. Some shades will leave visible “lines” if you press your lips together, but it varies from shade to shade. All five shades are from the Future MAC Collection, which launches online on March 31st. Touch the Earth is a repromote.

MAC Cybernaut Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “neutral pink.” It’s a light-medium pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a soft shine. It had mostly opaque coverage with a lightweight, lightly emollient texture that applied without tugging. The texture of this one had just enough slip and density that it seemed to gather and sit in lip lines. I would recommend a lip primer, filler, or liner with this one to minimize that effect. The color lasted for three and a half hours and was moisturizing over time. Givenchy Rose Ruban (211) (P, $36.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). YSL Nude Beige (1) (P, $34.00) is darker (85% similar). NYX French Kiss (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve (P, $37.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Myself (LE, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). Guerlain Rosy Silk (LE, $37.00) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Ionized Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “metallic silver.” It’s a muted, medium gray-ish taupe with cool undertones and a luminous sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a lightweight, comfortable texture that had moderate slip. The lipstick applied evenly, but the color emphasized and pulled into lip lines. The color lasted for three hours on me, but it was lightly hydrating. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Disintegration (DC, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). ColourPop Marshmallow (P, $7.00) is darker, less glossy (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Sebastian (DC, $18.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Stavros (DC, $36.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Meta-Fabulous Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “soft peach.” It’s a light-medium, golden peach with warm, yellowy tones and a soft shine. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a lightweight, moderately slippery consistency that was comfortable to wear and apply, but it applied unevenly and sat in lip lines. This shade lasted for three and a half hours, but it was, at least, hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Carine (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Givenchy Beige Deshabille (108) (P, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Mod (P, $37.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC How Tropical (LE, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Super Nova Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “cool off-white.” It’s a very light beige with a hint of warmer, peach tones and a natural shine. It had semi-opaque color coverage paired with a comfortable, lightweight texture that had some slip but didn’t slide too much. Despite being so light, it actually applied better than other shades in this launch! It wore for three and a half hours and was hydrating. MAC Beauty (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Strange Magic (102) (DC, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Flair for Finery (LE, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Innocence Beware (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC 2N (LE, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Japanese Maple (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). Givenchy Rose Ruban (211) (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC CrΓ¨me d'Nude (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Touch the Earth Mineralize Rich Lipstick ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone taupe.” It’s a muted, medium-dark taupe brown with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had good color payoff with a lightweight, creamy texture that applied fairly evnely and was comfortable to wear. This shade lasted for three and a half hours on me and was moisturizing. Maybelline Truffle Tease (930) (P, $7.49) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Polliwog (LE, $7.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Shitaki (LE, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Soy Latte (DC, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). NYX Flawless (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Styled in Sepia (LE, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Cybernaut Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Cybernaut Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Cybernaut Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Cybernaut Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Cybernaut Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Cybernaut Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Cybernaut Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Cybernaut Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Cybernaut Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Cybernaut Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Cybernaut Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Cybernaut Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Ionized Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Ionized Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Ionized Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Ionized Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Ionized Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Ionized Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Ionized Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Ionized Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Ionized Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Ionized Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Ionized Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Ionized Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Meta-Fabulous Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Meta-Fabulous Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Meta-Fabulous Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Meta-Fabulous Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Meta-Fabulous Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Meta-Fabulous Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Meta-Fabulous Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Meta-Fabulous Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Meta-Fabulous Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Meta-Fabulous Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Meta-Fabulous Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Meta-Fabulous Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Super Nova Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Super Nova Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Super Nova Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Super Nova Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Super Nova Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Super Nova Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Super Nova Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Super Nova Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Super Nova Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Super Nova Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Super Nova Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Super Nova Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Touch the Earth Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Touch the Earth Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Touch the Earth Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Touch the Earth Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Touch the Earth Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Touch the Earth Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Touch the Earth Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Touch the Earth Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Touch the Earth Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Touch the Earth Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Touch the Earth Mineralize Rich Lipstick
MAC Touch the Earth Mineralize Rich Lipstick

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
  • MAC Otherwordly Mineralize Skinfinish
On eyes:
  • MAC Nano-Nude Eyeshadow Quad
  • Sephora Tiramisu Eyeliner
On lips
  • MAC Cybernaut Mineralize Rich Lipstick
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I was so hoping Ionized would be better. Though the grades on these are actually better than I anticipated. Do you think they’d be good toppers? Are they pearly enough?

Thanks, Christine. I had a feeling that would be the answer. Still, I keep going back and forth with it. I’ve been into gray lipsticks so much lately, and I kind of like that Ionized is a weird bird.

I’m not feeling any of these. Going to pass I think unless I see a super cool combo with a liner. I like Ionized. But, it’s one of those that would probably sit in my drawer. Plus, it needs a liner. I wonder if the marshmallow liner would work?! It’s a maybe for summer fun! πŸ™‚

Well I have a bunch of the dupes, and not so keen on $23 for a lippie that only lasts 3 hours. I was so hoping too because I’m into the gray/grayed purple lip look and I don’t have one that’s shimmery.

No surprise, Ionized is my kinda thang. I love weird grey/purple/taupe shades of lipstick and I don’t even mind this one runs sheerer. I may have to pick this one up.

Haha! It is mine, too. There’s something about grays that call to me. I think the sheerness works for it – there’s something about it that says “more wearable” to me than some grays.

Hmm, I think they should re-name this the Zombie Lips Collection! Not my colors, although I have to give MAC kudos for the unique colors here, not one MAC red lippie in this entire lineup. I kind of like Ionized, just because it’s so different looking

I kind of like Ionized, but I don’t think I could pull it off. Except maybe for a zombie apocalypse themed party, lol! Shades lighter than my naturally pigmented lips always wash me out, so I can’t imagine wearing a lipstick with a gray tint on top of that. But I like the more unique shade, or at least the idea of it!

So this is crazy, I tell you, but I really LOVE Ionized and Touch The Earth!!! Although I have a feeling they will most likely look thoroughly HORRID on my NC37-40 complexion! But I can’t help it, I love those 2 shades!

These new shades look interesting, to say the list! I like Cybernaut by the look of it. I think it looks more natural. But on the other hand, Ionized could be used for an unexpected and different look! Very useful post, thanks!

I like them all, especially because they appear sheer but not glossy.
I have to check them out at a counter though because my natural lip color is a bit darker than yours Christine. But they all look so pretty on you! And wow, do I really not pay attention to prices? $23 each? Are these more expensive or did I miss the memo on a price increase? I know I buy MAC with abandon, but hey… Don’t gouge me there MAC!

The Mineralize Rich lipsticks are more expensive than their standard formula, even when they initially launched!

I still want Ionized, even though it has problems — it’s just a cool color! I love Stavros, but it’s darker. Sebastian is hard for me to wear (love the pencil, though). Marshmallow is on its way, but it looks much more opaque. Super Nova and Touch the Earth are calling my name, too, even though they’re warmer and much lighter than what I usually wear.

I might just have to buy Ionized, I really like the look of it, and I do have a soft side when it comes to the “strange” lipcolours.
Strange is good, by the way πŸ™‚

These are too pale for me, but they look good on you. Just as well they’re not for me, I am trying to have a no or low buy for now!

Unfortunately not super impressed by any of these new releases, but hey more money in my wallet!
On a side note, I got to ask, I always notice in some of your photos your earrings are swinging!
For example in that photo of you wearing Cybernaut. Why is that?
No hate, I love the touch it adds to your photos, I’ve just always wondered!

It’s just because I sit down, snap a photo, and get right back up, so I don’t sit still long enough for the earrings to really come to rest.

Cybernaut looks like LE Mac Classical (that ive been waiting for them to rerelease for years!?!?) thoughts on their similarity? it’s my HG color πŸ™‚

I’m actually loving 4 out of 5 of these! Meta-Fabulous is an easy skip, but the others are very appealing to me, especially Ionized and Touch the Earth. They are pastels with an edge, which is nice. But, what’s really impressive, is that none look chalky or horribly textured. Your lips look really healthy and these unique colors are very flattering.

Thanks, Christine!

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