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MAC In the Groove Collection - Lipsticks Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Lipsticks: Call My Bluff, Creme d’Nude, Go For It, I Like It Like That, All Styled Up, Jazzed

MAC In the Groove Collection: Cremesheen Lipsticks

In the Groove also includes five new and limited lipsticks (plus one repromote–Creme d’Nude). All six of the lipsticks have a cremesheen finish, so they’re on the more pigmented side with creamier-looking color (less shimmer/frost), but they have less moisture in them (though I don’t find them drying).

  • Creme d’Nude is a creamy, nearly opaque pink-toned fleshy nude. It’s part of the permanent launch, and I know that many Temptalia readers love it as a go-to nude.
  • Call My Bluff is a lightly warmed up mushroom-y brown. It reminds me of Shitaki, except warmer. Like a cooler Touch, maybe. It’s semi-sheer on lips and has a soft silver shimmer.
  • Go For It is a semi-sheer red-toned purple with violet shimmer.  It’s a lighter, less intense version of Violetta–not nearly as shimmery, opaque, or vibrant.  More distinctly purple than Up the Amp, but it has that same subtle muted color.
  • I Like It Like That is a cool-toned, blue-based opaque pink. It’s a little darker and cooler than All Styled Up, but they’re pretty close. This shade is very close to Viva Glam Gaga, but a little brighter; it’s darker than Snob.
  • All Styled Up is a blue-based bubblegum pink with a slight glossy sheen and semi-opaque color. It actually doesn’t feel like a true cremesheen finish to me – almost like a little lustre-ness snuck in (though more a cremesheen than a lustre finish!). It does look a little streaky when applied, so make sure to smoosh lips to even it out. This shade is pinker and darker than Viva Glam Gaga, pinker than Snob. They’re all in the same family, though.
  • Jazzed is a nearly opaque, glossy coral-peach. It’s like a cross between Ravishing and Vegas Volt–not as peach/orange as Ravishing, but not as bright as Vegas Volt. It’s not too warm, so I think cooler skin tones can wear this well. This is not like Ever Hip–this is peach, orange, but not pink, which Ever Hip most definitely is. This is not like either lipstick from Pret-a-Papier, particularly since the finish is completely different, Jazzed is incredibly pigmented, and much brighter.

I really don’t why I Like It Like That and All Styled Up are so similar and in the same launch–they’re completely redundant. Yes, there is a difference between the two, but it’s incredibly small, and given they’re in the same launch? Boring! (Not to mention, this collection is obese–why six lipsticks at all?)

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Lipsticks: Call My Bluff, Creme d’Nude, Go For It, I Like It Like That, All Styled Up, Jazzed

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Lipsticks: Call My Bluff, Creme d’Nude, Go For It

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Lipsticks: I Like It Like That, All Styled Up, Jazzed

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Lipsticks: Call My Bluff, Creme d’Nude, Jazzed

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Lipsticks: Go For It, I Like It Like That, All Styled Up,

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Call My Bluff Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Call My Bluff Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Creme d’Nude Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Creme d’Nude Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Go For It Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Go For It Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC I Like It Like That Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC I Like It Like That Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC All Styled Up Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC All Styled Up Lipstick

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MAC Jazzed Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Jazzed Lipstick

All items were purchased by Temptalia, except Jazzed and All Styled Up, which were provided as press samples.


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Marlin Avatar

Jazzed topped with On the Scene Cremesheen looks awesome!
I stopped by mac today and my girl took one look at me and said “I have the perfect combo for you” needless to say I bought both :o)

Jennifer Avatar

aw man. i don’t like any of these 🙁
i was hoping for some new and original lip colors from mac, but i’ve seen all of these before. and i own creme d’ nude lol.
oh well. next collection, hopefully.

Rita Avatar

Hey Christine, would Jazzed look good on nw 20 skin tone? Thanks I love your website! 🙂 I always find very helpful tips/idea of reveiws.

Katie Avatar

I’m an NW20 and I think it could work! Viva Glam Gaga doesn’t look good on me when I just apply it, but if I use Subculture to line, then a apply, and dab it in a little… it looks perfect! Point is, if you doctor them up a little, you can make almost anything work. Jazzed is beautiful and I ordered it!

Shelly Avatar

Thank you SOOOO much for the swatches! How do you think Jazzed compares to Ever Hip and Dressmaker Dressmaker? I personally missed Ever Hip but have Dressmaker and wonder if Jazzed is different enough to be worth it.

Jennifer Avatar

When I saw earlier lipstick swatches I first thought I was in the clear because I didn’t like the colors. But now after seeing new pics of Jazzed, I want it so bad! Hopefully it is the only lipstick I get from this collection lol.

amy Avatar

Jazzed is very pretty and I was instantly attracted to it when i saw it yesterday at the store, but I feel like I have seen this shade or something similar before from MAC this year, such as Ever Hip.

Vanessa Avatar

NOPE! I feel the same way. I really wonder how much difference there is between all of them. Good thing I don’t wear cool pinks. I’m saving hundreds! lol

Melanie Avatar

I’ve had Creme d’Nude for a while but I’ll be getting the other two there really pretty especially jazzed cause im coo-coo for peaches

Laís Avatar

Hi, Christine! Please help me rs
I’m so into corals right now. I bought Crosswires by mac because of your swatch but it looks kinda red on me 🙁
do you think illamsqua’s brink lipstick looks good on NC45 skin tone?


Rosanna Avatar

I was looking for an opaque true peach lipstick forever – Jazzed is prefect! All styled Up looks beautiful but bubblegum pinks are pretty strange on me, we shall see!

I just hope these Cremesheen lipsticks aren’t streaky like some of their other lipsticks in that finish tend to be on me.

Jenn Avatar

Hmm, should I get Jazzed? I’ve gone crazy over peachy/coral lipsticks lately, and I’ve already got 2 backups of Ever Hip. But I am looking for something to the more peachy-nude side of the color spectrum–something like YSL’s Tender Peach, but less opaque. Do you think this is it?

silvia Avatar

Hi Christine,

I am an NC42 do you think creme d’nude is something I could try? as a nude lipstick? Thank you for the swatches!!

Christine Avatar

Jazzed is more orange than Ever Hip – Every Hip is more of coral-pink. All Styled Up is darker, not as lilac. Since All Styled Up is mostly just darker, it’s closer to VG Gaga than Jazzed is to Ever Hip (IMO, the way Ever Hip runs pink really changes it).

Carrie Avatar

Pretty colors, but I already have Creme d’Nude and the other two look too easy to dupe. I like Cremesheens, so I hope the other colors are more unique.

Christine Avatar

Usually Tuesday before it launches in-store on Thursday, but sometimes it pops up on Monday afternoon. If you follow me on Twitter, I try to tweet as soon as I see it 🙂

Because Sunday is a holiday, some people have Monday the 5th off, too – so we may not see it until Tuesday or even late Tuesday. But we’ll see.

nazih Avatar

Thank you so much Christine! I’m fairly new to your blog, and it has become an instant favorite 🙂 So helpful and informative for makeup addicts like me. Keep up the great job!

Bel Avatar

I really liked Jazzed! But I thought All Styled Up was a little bit more hot pink 🙁 I hope that “I like it like that” is warmer than all styled up!

AshleyMelissa Avatar

Hi Christine you honestly look beautiful in absolutely any colour. I’m curious about Jazzed… I’m NC42 in Mac and curious if Jazzed will be too light and make me look washed out… What do you think plsss before I waste my money lol. Thank you!

Christine Avatar

Even those these swatches me make die a little on the inside, you can see Shy Girl on my lips –

It’s much more nude than Jazzed, which is certainly a coral and has more color pop. I’d also say Jazzed is more opaque.

Dusty Avatar

You mean those REALLY thin ones? 😉 I remember those! It’s okay… When I was a teenager I plucked my eyebrows until I looked like Leonard Nimoy on Star Trek… THEN I shaved stripes in them! LOL!

Cherie Avatar

HAHAHA this was too funny a trail not to comment – I had the opposite problem; I went from full to thin and it’s MUCH better! I looked SO bad with a full brow!

Bel Salemme Avatar

OMG, is it possible that I want all of them? And even more possible that, by the time they get to Brazil, if that’s even gonna happen, they’re gonna be sold out in like 5 seconds? Oh Gosh, I live in the wrong country ><

Christina Avatar

I will be getting All Styled up-it is so pretty and I am a sucker for blue-based pinks & Mac does them beautifully. I am also getting Creme d’Nude- I have been wanting to try it. I can’t wait.

ellie Avatar

Hi Christine … i already own lady gaga … do you think i should still get all styled up … looks the same to me based on your swatches. Also, which is more pink the all styled up or ysl fetish pink?

Is jazzed similar to ysl peach passion?

kali Avatar

I’m kind of not wanting All Styled Up since you said it’s streaky. Would you say that All Syled Up is a “need” if I already own Gaga? It just looks like so many lipsticks I already own.

Vonvon Avatar

When I saw All Styled Up, the first thing I think of is Viva Glam Gaga too. Since I got Cyndi and didn’t get Gaga, I might consider getting this, and I think there are 3 more lipsticks in this collection, right?

May be the purple-colored lipstick too…i might get. 😉

Julie Avatar

I love the colors that are being released in this collection but to my dismay they’re all Cremesheens. I have put off buying them since every one of them I have had (I owned 6) got all busted up and melty. Does anyone else have this problem with Cremesheens?

Vania Avatar

Hey Christine, I went to the pro store on july 1 and bought stereo rose. It was a disappointment it looks like a possible dupe of mac’s porcelain pink.I also noticed the MSf domes sizes decreased. MY favorite lipstick is go for it! it looks true purple on me.

Hilana Avatar

Jazzed is the nicest one in the bunch, but actually I don’t like any of ’em. Very 60’s. Maybe with some serious false lashes and a beehive they might look interesting, but not very appealing colours at all. To me they just look dull and chalky.

Lindsay Avatar

Thanks so much for the great swatches as always!
Is All Styled Up simemilar to the viva glam gaga?

I know this doesn’t have anything to do with the post but have you tried the Tom Ford lipsticks and if so could you do a post(: because i hear so many goood things about them but the are pretty pricey and I want to know if its worth it

Carly Avatar

Am I really the only one who hates the cremesheen formula? Bought creme d’nude not long ago and I can’t stand it. I definitely enjoy my drugstore nude lipsticks more than creme d’nude.. which is annoying because I paid $34 for it here in Australia!

Tabitha Avatar

I don’t mind the cremesheen formula. I like it. I would prefer more amplified lipsticks to be honest. I’m not a fan of glaze or lustres because they seem to dry my lips out after awhile. Cremesheens always go on nice and last on my lips, but once in awhile they dry them out also.

Julie Avatar

Amplified is my favorite finish, it embodies everything I look for in a lipstick. I try to purchase them when they are available in collections even if the color is one I will seldom use! They’re great = )

Michelle Avatar

Is Jazzed close to Ever Hip ? I’m almost out and would love to find a good dupe. I wish I had bought two of them. I didn’t think I was going to end up loving the color so much.

Hannah Avatar

Jazzed is sold out online! Good thing there’s 2 MAC counters and 1 MAC store within a 30 minute drive of where I live and work, so I figure if I go tomorrow one of them should have it! (there was no way I would buy a lipstick without trying it on… I’m not so much a collector of makeup; I have a decent collection but I go for utility)

Julie Avatar

Hi Christine, I couldn’t help but wonder if Call My Bluff is a light and less pigmented version of Kraft lipstick from the Pret-a-papier collection. I looked at the swatches side by side and they seem similar in tone. By the way, go for it looks fierce on you! = D

Dawn Avatar

Jazzed is already sold out on the UK website, so if you want it you’d best be quick. Only that and ‘Stereo Rose’ sold out so far, though.

Cara Avatar

*Phew* Kind of happy that I don’t like any of the lipsticks. I had my eyes on I like it like That and I’m not impressed. And Jazz reminds me of that one coral that I have from the liberty collection. If anything I’d get Call my Bluff for everday wear.

Courtney Avatar

I bought Call My Bluff and I’m quite happy with it. It’s VERY similar to Fresh Brew, which I also love, but slightly more wearable for day.

I skipped Go For It because I already own Violetta and Blueberry…but looking at your pictures, maybe I should give it another chance.

baby in a corner Avatar

i think a lot of the lipsticks in this collection are hard to wear. None of them are anything that you’d stick on for work. I know they are meant to be fashion colours but i’m a make up addict and love colour but i’d find these hard to integrate into my make up looks!

Judy Avatar

Ooooh I am so happy I ordered Go for it & I like it like that lipsticks. I wish they would make another purple lipstick like this, but in amplified. All the colors look amazing on you Christine!

blu3 Avatar

Thanks for the lip swatches! I’m interested in Jazzed lipstick but have been wary of orange corals since Costa Chic (Euristocrats) was a total disaster on me :/ Do you think Jazzed is more wearable? I’m NC20-25 for reference.

Brittany Avatar

Christine i love how sweet you are… calmly replying to the same questions over and over again lol i really like this collection.

cmferret Avatar

wow. STYLED UP AND i like it like that look veryn similiar on the lips. i think i might just get jazzed up, go for it and all styled up. i dont know ill prob end up getting all of them minus creme de nude. ill see when i put them on my lips .

Hayley Avatar

I went to the store today and they look completly different from one another on me :D…All Styled up look very bright almost neon on me, and I like it like that looked like much darker and not as bubblegum pink, and it had a little bit of purple under tones.

abby Avatar

Hi Christine! in the picture of the swatch on lips i like it like that what eyeshadow are you wearing?
second question, which lipstick do you like best out of go for it, i like it like that and all styled up for an NC30 and to match it with fresh and easy and togetherness trios? thank you so much:)

Brenda Avatar

wow, they don’t really do it for me:( I really like Go For It on you with the blue liner. I kinda feel like the rest of them wash you out a bit, not being insulting to you, but my skintone is close to yours or a bit darker right now so going by that, I don’t think I would suit any of them. Disappointing.

Cara Avatar

Do you think Creme d’Nude would work as a nude lipstick for me? I’m NC40 with yellow undertones….I love how it looks on you!

Sarah Avatar

Your makeup here looks so pretty 🙂
Ahhh i want pretty much all of them even though i dont use lipstick on a regular basis.. :/

Vivienne Avatar

How natural looking is Call my Bluff? I’m looking for a nice nude lipstick that I can wear to work that looks natural.
I believe I’m a NC20 with some pink tones in my skin.
Do you think that its worth buying?

Courtney Avatar

Go For It looks pretty awesome on you. Makes me want to buy it, but I’m quite a bit paler than you, I’m afraid I’ll just look like I’ve got hypothermia…

Katie Avatar

If I weren’t a collector, I’d feel super silly for ordering All Styled Up AND I Like It Like That! I didn’t realize how similar the swatches were, they looked different enough in the promo pictures. They both remind me of VG Gaga, which I have! Oh well…

Cherie Avatar

I’m not gonna lie – the purple disappointed me! I want a nice deep rich purple and this is too bright! 🙁

Ravishing was too bright on me so I picked Shy Girl was back in the day which makes me think Jazzed wouldn’t be great for my NW15 self either.

I think I just might pass on this one and wait for the fall launches.

Thanks for the swatches!!!!!

Jody Avatar

I love that liner with Go For It. Is that the MUFE liner from your look post?
I think they look awesome on you.
Thank you too for being so very fast getting up all these ITG posts, and a look post so quickly too. It is so incredibly helpful, especially since I can’t get to a counter very easily. The full face pictures do so much more than simple swatches (which are so true to color, btw).
I also am so glad I’ve started following you on twitter. Now I can stay MAC obsessed 24/7, lol. I’m on my phone reading your beauty blog tweets and posts probably an obsessive amount of time!

Catie Avatar

i have YSL Rouge Pur 144 Silky Apricot and MAC Ravishing & Ever Hip. Do you think these would suffice my need of corals/peaches or is Jazzed unique enough to get? TIA 🙂