MAC La Reina & Selena Vive Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

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MAC La Reina Lipstick
MAC La Reina Lipstick
MAC La Reina Lipstick
MAC La Reina Lipstick
MAC La Reina Lipstick
MAC La Reina Lipstick
MAC La Reina Lipstick
MAC La Reina Lipstick
MAC La Reina Lipstick
MAC La Reina Lipstick
MAC La Reina Lipstick
MAC La Reina Lipstick
MAC La Reina Lipstick
MAC La Reina Lipstick
MAC La Reina Lipstick
MAC La Reina Lipstick
MAC La Reina Lipstick
MAC La Reina Lipstick

La Reina

MAC La Reina Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a light, peachy brown with strong, warm yellow undertones and a cream finish. It had rich color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without tugging during application.

The texture was lightweight, dense without being too firm, and had light slip, so it glided on but didn’t feel slippery while it was worn. This shade lasted nicely for four and a half hours and felt lightly hydrating over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.1 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying.

Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying.

The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

Browse all of our MAC Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) WaxCandelilla CeraCire De Candelilla, Pvp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Polybutene, Cetyl Lactate, Synthetic Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Bran) Extract, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) WaxCera CarnaubaCire De Carnauba, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ceramide 3, Cholesterol, BeeswaxCera AlbaCire D’Abeille, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Beeswax, Potassium Sulfate, Alumina, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Silica, Oleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Vanillin, [+/- 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), Carmine (Ci 75470), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), 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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MAC Selena Vive Lipstick
MAC Selena Vive Lipstick
MAC Selena Vive Lipstick
MAC Selena Vive Lipstick
MAC Selena Vive Lipstick
MAC Selena Vive Lipstick
MAC Selena Vive Lipstick
MAC Selena Vive Lipstick
MAC Selena Vive Lipstick
MAC Selena Vive Lipstick
MAC Selena Vive Lipstick
MAC Selena Vive Lipstick
MAC Selena Vive Lipstick
MAC Selena Vive Lipstick
MAC Selena Vive Lipstick
MAC Selena Vive Lipstick
MAC Selena Vive Lipstick
MAC Selena Vive Lipstick

Selena Vive

MAC Selena Vive Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a light-medium pink with moderate, warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single pass, which adhered evenly across my lips with very little product that sank into my lip lines (enough only to be visible in the close-up photo but not in person).

The consistency felt lightweight with light slip, so it was creamy enough to be comfortable to apply and to wear but did not slide around while I wore it. It wore nicely for four hours and felt lightly moisturizing while worn.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.1 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying.

Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying.

The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

Browse all of our MAC Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) WaxCandelilla CeraCire De Candelilla, Pvp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Polybutene, Cetyl Lactate, Synthetic Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Bran) Extract, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) WaxCera CarnaubaCire De Carnauba, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ceramide 3, Cholesterol, BeeswaxCera AlbaCire D’Abeille, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Beeswax, Potassium Sulfate, Alumina, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Silica, Oleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Vanillin, [+/- 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), Carmine (Ci 75470), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), 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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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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These both look super creamy and delightful to wear! Not a hundred percent sure that Selena Vive would work on me though. Too pale?🤷‍♀️

Tried to add La Reina to my Ulta cart and it has completely disappeared from the website. Guess we all know what the most popular color of this release is!

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