MAC Liptensity Collection for Holiday 2016

MAC Liptensity Collection
MAC Liptensity Collection

Liptensity Lipstick pushes the boundaries of colour. With the expertise of tetrachromat Maureen Seaberg — who has the genetic ability to see up to 100 million hues imperceptible to the average naked eye — M·A·C has created an unprecedented spectrum of 24 shades with extreme, undeniable colour intensity, using our groundbreaking High-Frequency Tetrachromatic Pigments technology.

Online September 20th; in-stores September 21st, 2016 at select locations, October 2016 (International)

The Details

Liptensity, $21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CAD (Permanent)

  • Stallion Deep black (Limited Edition)
  • Galaxy Grey Light bluish grey (Limited Edition)
  • Blue Beat Deep dark blue
  • Marsala Deep magenta pink
  • Burnt Violet Dark plum
  • Mulling Spices Burgundy brown-red
  • Postmodern Amped coral pink
  • Claretcast Mid-tone magenta
  • Hellebore Vibrant mid-tone purple
  • Life’s Blood Bright berry red (Limited Edition)
  • Ambrosial Bright plum pink
  • Eros Warm hot pink
  • Gumball Creamy blush pink
  • Medium Rare Creamy soft pink
  • Lobster Burnt orange (Limited Edition)
  • Habanero Vibrant orange-red
  • Fireworks Vivid, bright red (Limited Edition)
  • Cordovan Deep rose red
  • Driftwood Soft lilac beige
  • Doe Creamy neutral brown
  • Smoked Almond Bright rose brown
  • Toast and Butter Peachy cinnamon
  • Dionysus Deep plum
  • Double Fudge Intense dark brown (Limited Edition)

MAC Liptensity Collection
MAC Liptensity Collection

MAC Liptensity Collection
MAC Liptensity Collection

MAC Liptensity Collection
MAC Liptensity Collection — Ambrosial, Blue Beat, Burnt Violet, Claretcast, Cordovan, Dionysus

MAC Liptensity Collection
MAC Liptensity Collection — Doe, Double Fudge, Driftwood, Eros, Fireworks, Galaxy Grey

MAC Liptensity Collection
MAC Liptensity Collection — Gumball, Habenero, Hellebore, Life’s Blood, Lobster, Marsala

MAC Liptensity Collection
MAC Liptensity Collection — Medium Rare, Mulling Spices, Postmodern, Smoked Almond, Stallion, Toast and Butter

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They’re probably just testing the market first, before they make all of them permanent. Some of the colors are permanent, though. I think it’s just the more “crazy” colors that are LE.

I want a lot of these more for the name than the color 😀 lol.
I think Dionysus sounds like a perfect name for a deep plum color.

Hm… It’s an interesting tactic, but my first thought reading this was “what’s the point in employing the services of a tetrachromat if the vast majority of us can’t see the difference in colours that she can?”

Nice post. You rock kale well. As to the tertrachromat thing, I think most people see tiny differentiations in colors they are hard wired to like. But ones that don’t grab you look like a whole lot of the same. The goldest Dior dupes today were like that for me. They all looked like 95% or above to me. But show me cola pop, infrared, desire, ferocious, etc. and the look as different to me as yellow and blue. S.t. I see that I have 5/7 temptalia dupes, bec they don’t look very dupey to me. The brain is an incredible organ.

I agree! For a fave lipstick shade like red brown, I feel like I can see 50-100 variations, but of course, I don’t want to end up with 50-100 shades of red brown, so I have to pick and choose. Same for olive shadows. But for shades I don’t like, ie pinky coral lippies, they all look the same to me– bad!

Thank you! I think you’re right about the brain seeing differences where it really wants to… I’m sure I have many berry coloured lipsticks that no one else could distinguish 😛

If the formula is like Mattene or Pro Longwear Lipcream I will buy several. They were excellent & I’m glad I still have a few-new in the box since I bought extras. Mac keeps things that don’t perform & boring colors, but something that’s good is discontinued or LE. As far as the technology in this-our skin tones change the color. I see the variations, but it’s not going to look the same on me as it looks on someone w/different undertones. Nice try though!

Ok, I can’t see 100 million shades of color, but as long as there are some nice unique colors in here, I’m good. I’m eyeing the purples of course

Very interesting concept! But having that innate ability is both a gift…and a curse. Trust me. I have it, and it can cause me to grab a whole slew of lipsticks at Sephora (or elsewhere), trying them on, and getting severely ocd over subtle differences that others don’t see. Great way to have an SA or two give you sideways looks or get a look on their face of utter confusion. Plus, it can make me get so indecisive and pickiuny that I get information overload and buy NOTHING! It’s crazy!

Your ‘Information Overload’ comment interests me, Nance: After more than a decade of buying on-line, I find to my surprise I have become completely inept at shopping in person. Stepping into vast stores are incredibly overwhelming; the sights, sounds, smells, colours… all far too much for me to process. I do not think my issue is in any way related to special sensory abilities as mentioned here, but your comment certainly strikes a chord. Whenever I have gone out to personally shop for beauty items, clothing, I invariably walk away empty handed.

Wendy, exactly; clothes shopping is another veritable sensory overload! Add to this oversensitive color and tactile perception, an overly busy and crowded store, and I just get overwhelmed and anxious. I definitely know what you mean. Dept. stores are the absolute WORST! ?

Me too !!! and i always end up getting what I really want online..
In the end of the day, going shopping is some how being too much information. .. and I need hours to compare the collors, check if I’d not a dupe.. etc…

Maybe these will be the opaque colors I’ve been hoping for. Great color names! I think the whole tetrachromat thing is just a gimmick (I think tetrachomats are real, just that this use of one to make this collection is a gimmick).

I agree 100%, and I am a tetrachromat. Gotta say though, my parents used my “gift” to help them put their outfits together. They’d always turn to me for the “match”. But now it is just plain annoying and can get frustrating.

I am with everyone else, I love the names and the advertising. That said, if the formula is too much like a lip gloss then I will pass. If they wear well then I am in for a few of them.

I am with everyone else, I love the names and the advertising. That said, if the formula is too much like a lip gloss then I will pass. If they are lipsticks and wear well then I am in for a few of them.

oK, is it me or is anyone else a former steak eater. The medium rare lipstick is clearly medium well. Eros or Postmodern is more accurately medium rare!

It might be, as have already been said, the ad, but I love all of these. Now I have to hope at least half test badly or I will have to skip food for a month.
I want them all!

This is shockingly simple and yet everything seems very well concieved. This seems like a step in the right direction for MAC. They have been incredibly unexciting/awful for a while now. The names are great the shades seem potentially great. I could do without the color pop looking bullet but that’s not a huge deal. Keeping my fingers crossed.

While I’m intrigued by the formula… why on earth did they go for this type of packaging? Wet ‘n’ Wild Megalasts have a similar “lipstick that does not retract fully into tube” thing going on, and no one likes or appreciates it.

Early reviews say that these are pretty awesome- dang!
I do not need 24 new MAC lippies.
I do not need 24 new MAC lippies…

Gonna repeat that over and over- I’m a true MAC fan!

Hi I have a question. On the mac website it doesn’t have that triangle that indicated LE for the colors that are supposed to be LE. Any idea of they changed their mind? Thanks so much!

As noted above, it says the formula is permanent 🙂 The shades that are limited edition are indicated as limited edition – this is based on the last update I have from MAC!

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