MAC Give In, Breathing Fire, Invite Intrigue Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Give In Lipstick
MAC Give In Lipstick

MAC Give In Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “creamy natural pink [with a Matte finish].” It’s a light-medium pink with warm, peachy tones and a creamy, natural finish. It had opaque coverage with a creamy, lightweight texture that had moderate slip–it is not matte at all, not even satin!–that did cause some of the color to gather in my lip lines while I wore it. The formula seemed to stay more emollient, though, so it was easier to smooth the color out of the lines by rubbing my lips together. It wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. ColourPop Ace (LE, $7.00) is warmer (95% similar). NYX Nude (P, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). NYX French Kiss (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sonic Truth (244) (P, $30.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). NYX Hippie Chic (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). ColourPop Hype Girl (LE, $7.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Bouquet (DC, $24.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). ColourPop Stone Fox (DC, $7.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Peach Buff (P, $7.99) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Native (DC, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Spiced Honey (P, $55.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Strip Search (P, $22.00) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Heavenly Creature (P, $55.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever Inspiring Petal (150) (P, $23.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC The Pinkprint (LE, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). LORAC Girl Next Door (PiP, $17.00) is darker, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Shiseido Desert Quartz (RD124) (DC, $28.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paper Doll (LE, $55.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Clinique Beige Pop (P, $19.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). ColourPop Love Muffin (P, $7.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Breathing Fire Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright, warm fuchsia [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bright, medium-dark fuchsia with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It seemed to have the finest pearl that gave it a more reflective sheen. The texture was lightly creamy and didn’t drag on the lips, but it wasn’t slippery or particularly emollient applied. The color lasted for over six hours and was slightly drying after four hours of wear. MAC Smoked Rose (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). KVD Beauty Crush (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty #094 (P, $18.00) is less glossy (95% similar). NARS Candy Stripper (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NYX Shocking Pink (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Ardency Inn Twist (P, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Electric Pink (15) (P, $55.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty #092 (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Fast as You (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Celebrate (12) (P, $8.00) is glossier (90% similar). Shiseido Primrose Sun (RS419) (DC, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Hey Sailor (P, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Bunny Hop (LE, $12.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Anastasia Orchid (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Michiyo (P, $34.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). MAC Quick Sizzle (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Flamboyish (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Date Mate (LE, $7.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M201 (DC, $22.00) is lighter, less pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Kimchi (DC, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Invite Intrigue Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “cool, bright fuchsia [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bright, medium magenta purple with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a very lightly creamy consistency that didn’t skip or drag, but it clung to lips noticeably. This shade lasted for over six hours like a lot of the deeper shades have in this launch, but it was drying. Tarte Surfer Girl (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Tropical Punch (LE, $21.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Dragonfruit (DC, $26.00) is glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty Stir (DC, $24.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (95% similar). MAC Have Your Cake (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Crank (P, $18.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Makeup Geek Party Girl (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Burberry Lilac (424) (P, $35.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). KVD Beauty L.U.V. (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (DC, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Hi Suppose (P, $7.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Orchid (LE, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Drive In (LE, $6.50) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Loulou (LE, $36.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Ambrosial (DC, $21.00) is brighter, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Exhibition (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty #090 (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Make Up For Ever Dashing Plum (214) (P, $23.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Pretty Vulgar Darling Be Daring (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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 Give In Lipstick
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MAC Breathing Fire Lipstick
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MAC Invite Intrigue Lipstick
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MAC Invite Intrigue Lipstick
MAC Invite Intrigue Lipstick

MAC Invite Intrigue Lipstick
MAC Invite Intrigue Lipstick

MAC Invite Intrigue Lipstick
MAC Invite Intrigue Lipstick

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Phew 🙂 I feel like some of the recent MAC launches have been that way – perhaps an overload of satin/matte releases?

Even though every single one of these look lovely, I probably won’t get any. Depressing, because I really wanted Breathing Fire (that name!), but I already have Pink Pigeon. Hardly ever wear it either. Also have Bittersweet for Invite Intrigue.
Wish I could comfortably pull off Give In, but I can *barely* pull off Please Me or Maybelline Blushing Bud. Both require a lip gloss to give them better opacity and some dimension.

I probably will buy it soon. I have a somewhat similar color from Colour Pop but that’s discontinued. These peachy pinks look good on my pale warm skin and are nice for the summer months. 🙂

MAC’s site says that Give In is an Amplified finish. Does yours say Matte? Sometimes their site is wrong, so I’m just trying to figure out if I can order it or not. They put lanolin in Amplified, which I’m allergic to. Thanks :}

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