MAC Live Long and Prosper & The Enemy Within Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Live Long and Prosper Lipstick
MAC Live Long and Prosper Lipstick

MAC Live Long and Prosper Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as an “icy rosy champagne [with a Frost finish].” It’s a muted, light-medium copper rose with warm undertones and multi-colored shimmer. It had semi-sheer color coverage, so this one is likely to look different from person to person, as I find it looks like a pinker color on my lips due to the way color layers over my natural lip color. As a result, I do think it’s rather wearable on its own, but the sheerness would also make it work as a layering shade. I just wish it was described as a sheer product. The color wore well for three and a half hours and had a slight amount of settling into my lip lines. It was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Warm Ice (LE, $19.50) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Graham (P, $36.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Dior Golden (065) (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC All I Want (LE, $19.50) is lighter (95% similar). MAC No Interruptions (P, $19.50) is cooler (90% similar). NYX Exposed (P, $7.50) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Gel (P, $19.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Miss Thing (LE, $22.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). Colour Pop Lights Out (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Private Life (01) (LE, $53.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Trick (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Ruffian Gold (LE, $19.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Whip (P, $18.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rose Gold (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Redemption (LE, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lisa (LE, $36.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty David (DC, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Thunderstruck (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC You've Got It (LE, $19.50) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Just Beaming (LE, $19.50) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC The Enemy Within Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “neutral gold shimmer [with a Frost finish].” It’s a bright, light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a sparkling, frosted finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered fairly evenly, though I had some color slip into my lip lines after an hour of wear. The lipstick lasted for four hours on me and was lightly drying. Colour Pop PYT (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Playland (LE, $19.50) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Gold (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Banana Frost (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Ruffian Gold (LE, $19.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Golden (065) (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Trick (P, $18.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Amber (LE, $36.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Private Life (01) (LE, $53.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). NYX Mischievous (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Jouer Molten Gold (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, less pigmented (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Triptych (DC, $18.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). NYX Exposed (P, $7.50) is darker (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Surge (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Topazio (LE, $33.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Fenty Beauty Ice Dunes (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Live Long and Prosper Lipstick
MAC Live Long and Prosper Lipstick

MAC Live Long and Prosper Lipstick
MAC Live Long and Prosper Lipstick

MAC Live Long and Prosper Lipstick
MAC Live Long and Prosper Lipstick

MAC Live Long and Prosper Lipstick
MAC Live Long and Prosper Lipstick

MAC Live Long and Prosper Lipstick
MAC Live Long and Prosper Lipstick

MAC Live Long and Prosper Lipstick
MAC Live Long and Prosper Lipstick

MAC The Enemy Within Lipstick
MAC The Enemy Within Lipstick

MAC The Enemy Within Lipstick
MAC The Enemy Within Lipstick

MAC The Enemy Within Lipstick
MAC The Enemy Within Lipstick

MAC The Enemy Within Lipstick
MAC The Enemy Within Lipstick

MAC The Enemy Within Lipstick
MAC The Enemy Within Lipstick

MAC The Enemy Within Lipstick
MAC The Enemy Within Lipstick

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Double Duty Beauty Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Marc Jacobs Flesh & Fantasy Air Blush
On eyes:
  • Urban Decay Pallor Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay UV-B Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Frostbite Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Plague Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Roadstripe Eyeshadow
  • .Urban Decay Chaos Eyeliner

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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ON FACE:

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation
Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
Marc Jacobs Flesh & Fantasy Air Blush
ON EYES:

Urban Decay Pallor Eyeshadow
Urban Decay UV-B Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Frostbite Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Plague Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Roadstripe Eyeshadow
.Urban Decay Chaos Eyeliner

I couldn’t agree more with your comment about LLAP! MAC should have advertised it as a sheer. Certainly, it’s pretty but I would not have bought it knowing it was a sheer. I’ll be posting my swatches in the morning and because the shade changes colors, I took 2 different pictures. It literally looks like a different lipstick if you compare the pics but ironically, on me, the shade looks exactly as it does on you.

What are you wearing on your eyes? Oh my gosh that look is absolutely gorgeous!!!

That’s pretty much my issue with a lot of the recent MAC Frosts!! I would say, overall, Frosts are not 110% ultra pigmented, but they were usually semi-opaque to opaque, and then a lot of the recent ones are semi-sheer… more like an ultra-shimmery Lustre.

It is particularly frustrating since MAC does take the time to describe each shade with an official description, and they DO use sheer as a descriptor at times… so why not here?? For as many who might want the exact color in the tube, I’m sure there are many who would enjoy it as a sheerer option, too – just tell us!

ON FACE:

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation
Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
Marc Jacobs Flesh & Fantasy Air Blush
ON EYES:

Urban Decay Pallor Eyeshadow
Urban Decay UV-B Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Frostbite Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Plague Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Roadstripe Eyeshadow
.Urban Decay Chaos Eyeliner

Yes, I’ve found the same thing with their frosts. The only recent exceptions I’ve found are New York Apple and Odyssey.

And you KNOW I had to order those shadows! Fortunately I already have UV-B in the Vice palette. Nice though, I just got another $20 UD Kickback – woohoo!

Christine, I never noticed how GORGEOUS you look with your hair down! I mean, you look GORGEOUS all the time, but this was a pleasant surprise! Live Long And Prosper looks like it just BELONGS on you, such a fitting shade!

Uh, who cares about the lippies, you are killing it with that eye look!! OMG, LOVE those blues !! Oh, what were we reviewing again? Oh yes, more lippies of course 😉 I love how LLAP look on you! I don’t mind it being sheer, as opaque frosts can be really hard to wear. I will need to swatch it in store, see if it looks good on me.

I’m not a fan of these lipsticks but they look fantastic on you, Christine. Somehow they seem to complement your skin tone 🙂

I bought Live Long and Prosper and Where No Man Has Gone Before and I LOVE them. To be fair, they are my first ever frost lipsticks, but they seem to be making a bit of a comeback recently. I don’t mind the sheerness – it’s not TOO sheer, and I prefer a more subtle lipstick for everyday anyway!

LLAP is gorgeous! Thing is, I do have All I Want, so this could be redundant. But I does have that serious 60’s pale frosty “Mod” look, so it looks really cool!
The Enemy Within is just too yellow-gold for me to pull off with my yellow leaning complexion.
But; again it’s your stunning eye look that’s flooring me! This blue/purple combo looks AMAZING. Now for me to buy a few Vintage Collex shades me self! ?

Is this the Star Trek line?

they just won’t look good on me. My dark skin needs a POP of color. I like bold, rich colors on these bad boys and lately MAC isn’t giving it to me. They’re not my favorite brand anyway but every now and again I like to go grab a nice nude or bold pank. UGH. Obviously your eye look is amazing.

Like them sooo much. Hope they will Look Good on me, too because often metallic looking colours Do not Look Good on me. For example the metallic ones from colourpop Look soooo good but not on me. Maybe it works because they Are not so intense.
And by the way I always wanted to Write that you should wear your hair Open more often Christine. Looks so good.

Agreeing with everyone, your makeup is gorgeous in the photos.
As for the lipsticks, I really like LLAP, I think I must have it. It shimmers, and I loke shimmery lips now and then. Perfect!

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