MAC Joie de Vivre, Vanity Bonfire, My Little Secret Love Me Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

01/06

MAC Joie de Vivre Love Me Lipstick
MAC Joie de Vivre Love Me Lipstick
MAC Joie de Vivre Love Me Lipstick
MAC Joie de Vivre Love Me Lipstick
MAC Joie de Vivre Love Me Lipstick
MAC Joie de Vivre Love Me Lipstick
MAC Joie de Vivre Love Me Lipstick
MAC Joie de Vivre Love Me Lipstick
MAC Joie de Vivre Love Me Lipstick
MAC Joie de Vivre Love Me Lipstick
MAC Joie de Vivre Love Me Lipstick
MAC Joie de Vivre Love Me Lipstick
MAC Joie de Vivre Love Me Lipstick
MAC Joie de Vivre Love Me Lipstick
MAC Joie de Vivre Love Me Lipstick
MAC Joie de Vivre Love Me Lipstick
MAC Joie de Vivre Love Me Lipstick
MAC Joie de Vivre Love Me Lipstick

Joie de Vivre

MAC Joie de Vivre Love Me Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark berry with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. The lipstick had nearly opaque color payoff in a single stroke, which applied evenly and smoothly without tugging on my lips during application. The consistency was lightweight, emollient without being slippery, and thin without being clingy or prone to emphasizing imperfections on my lips (like flakes). It stayed on nicely for six hours, left behind a pinkish stain, and was lightly hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.1 oz. - $190.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "lighter-than-air texture" with "all-day moisturization" paired with "intense color and soft shine." They had semi-opaque to fully opaque color coverage in a single layer, and most of the shades applied evenly and smoothly to my lips without emphasizing lip texture or sinking noticeably into my lip lines.

The texture was very lightweight, lightly creamy without too much slip, yet there was a distinctive shine to the finish. The luminosity wore down within an hour or so of wear. The formula seemed like a cross between Amplified and Cremesheens, yet there was no tackiness, and the Love Me formula was much lighter and thinner (without being clingy). The wear has ranged from three to six hours and has been lightly to moderately hydrating. They had a sweet, vanilla scent (typical of the brand) but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our MAC Love Me Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Polybutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax\Cera Microcristallina\Cire Microcristalline, Tocopheryl Acetate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Litchi Chinensis Fruit Extract, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Vanillin, Bht, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Red 27 (Ci 45410), Red 28 (Ci 45410), Red 30 (Ci 73360), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)]

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01/06

MAC Vanity Bonfire Love Me Lipstick
MAC Vanity Bonfire Love Me Lipstick
MAC Vanity Bonfire Love Me Lipstick
MAC Vanity Bonfire Love Me Lipstick
MAC Vanity Bonfire Love Me Lipstick
MAC Vanity Bonfire Love Me Lipstick
MAC Vanity Bonfire Love Me Lipstick
MAC Vanity Bonfire Love Me Lipstick
MAC Vanity Bonfire Love Me Lipstick
MAC Vanity Bonfire Love Me Lipstick
MAC Vanity Bonfire Love Me Lipstick
MAC Vanity Bonfire Love Me Lipstick
MAC Vanity Bonfire Love Me Lipstick
MAC Vanity Bonfire Love Me Lipstick
MAC Vanity Bonfire Love Me Lipstick
MAC Vanity Bonfire Love Me Lipstick
MAC Vanity Bonfire Love Me Lipstick
MAC Vanity Bonfire Love Me Lipstick

Vanity Bonfire

MAC Vanity Bonfire Love Me Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a bright, medium pink with warmer undertones and a cream finish. It had good color coverage in one pass, though it wasn’t opaque and wasn’t the type of shade that built up to full coverage due to the more emollient quality of its texture. The lipstick had a touch of streaking along the edges, though it wasn’t noticeable to my eye in person. It had a lightly creamy, thinner feel going on, though it was comfortable and lightly moisturizing over the four hours it wore well for.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.1 oz. - $190.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "lighter-than-air texture" with "all-day moisturization" paired with "intense color and soft shine." They had semi-opaque to fully opaque color coverage in a single layer, and most of the shades applied evenly and smoothly to my lips without emphasizing lip texture or sinking noticeably into my lip lines.

The texture was very lightweight, lightly creamy without too much slip, yet there was a distinctive shine to the finish. The luminosity wore down within an hour or so of wear. The formula seemed like a cross between Amplified and Cremesheens, yet there was no tackiness, and the Love Me formula was much lighter and thinner (without being clingy). The wear has ranged from three to six hours and has been lightly to moderately hydrating. They had a sweet, vanilla scent (typical of the brand) but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our MAC Love Me Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Polybutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax\Cera Microcristallina\Cire Microcristalline, Tocopheryl Acetate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Litchi Chinensis Fruit Extract, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Vanillin, Bht, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Red 27 (Ci 45410), Red 28 (Ci 45410), Red 30 (Ci 73360), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)]

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01/06

MAC My Little Secret Love Me Lipstick
MAC My Little Secret Love Me Lipstick
MAC My Little Secret Love Me Lipstick
MAC My Little Secret Love Me Lipstick
MAC My Little Secret Love Me Lipstick
MAC My Little Secret Love Me Lipstick
MAC My Little Secret Love Me Lipstick
MAC My Little Secret Love Me Lipstick
MAC My Little Secret Love Me Lipstick
MAC My Little Secret Love Me Lipstick
MAC My Little Secret Love Me Lipstick
MAC My Little Secret Love Me Lipstick
MAC My Little Secret Love Me Lipstick
MAC My Little Secret Love Me Lipstick
MAC My Little Secret Love Me Lipstick
MAC My Little Secret Love Me Lipstick
MAC My Little Secret Love Me Lipstick
MAC My Little Secret Love Me Lipstick

My Little Secret

MAC My Little Secret Love Me Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a bright, coral-red with warm undertones and a cream finish. The texture was lightweight, thin without feeling clingy, and emollient enough to glide across my lips fluidly. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that adhered evenly to my lips without emphasizing my lip lines. It wore well for five hours and was lightly moisturizing over time.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.1 oz. - $190.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "lighter-than-air texture" with "all-day moisturization" paired with "intense color and soft shine." They had semi-opaque to fully opaque color coverage in a single layer, and most of the shades applied evenly and smoothly to my lips without emphasizing lip texture or sinking noticeably into my lip lines.

The texture was very lightweight, lightly creamy without too much slip, yet there was a distinctive shine to the finish. The luminosity wore down within an hour or so of wear. The formula seemed like a cross between Amplified and Cremesheens, yet there was no tackiness, and the Love Me formula was much lighter and thinner (without being clingy). The wear has ranged from three to six hours and has been lightly to moderately hydrating. They had a sweet, vanilla scent (typical of the brand) but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our MAC Love Me Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Polybutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax\Cera Microcristallina\Cire Microcristalline, Tocopheryl Acetate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Litchi Chinensis Fruit Extract, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Vanillin, Bht, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Red 27 (Ci 45410), Red 28 (Ci 45410), Red 30 (Ci 73360), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)]

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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 bought MAC Rebel a couple years ago, but never wear it because I find it too slippery. Judging by the two Love Me lipsticks I already own, which are light and creamy yet do not slip or feather at all, Joie de Vivre is now on my wish list.

Joie De Vivre, mmmmmm! That one is the perfect purplish berry. I do have Sí, Sí Me, an 80%, and More Than A Woman, an 85%. Yet, this one is different enough for me to justify getting it, I believe?

Have way too many close dupes for my other favorite, My Little Secret. But, that one is stunning!

All three of these are really pretty although I don’t think I can pull off Vanity Bonfire. I have trouble remembering the name because of the novel, Bonfire of the Vanities. I keep wanting to write that in the comments! Anyway, too light for me but the other two are perfect. That is probably why I have so many dupes but my dupes are not super close as even the closest here is only 90% similar. Worth looking into when I go to the big city again. I really love these types of shades on me because the contrast between my light skin tone and the deeper and brighter lip colour just appeals to me.

Smashing that wishlist button for Joie de Vivre and Vanity Bonfire.

I feel like half of the lipsticks that catch my eye are 90%+ dupes for Pat McGrath Deep Orchid and/or Fenty Flamingo Acid, but I never get tired of them. 🙂 This one looks so dewy and plush.

Vanity Bonfire is really cool too. I love the pinks this season, how bright but still light and un-cakey in texture.

My Little Secret and Joie De Vivre are absolutely gorgeous! I feel like I’ve seen Vanity Bonfire 1,000 times before. I want the other two!

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