MAC Lobster, Postmodern, Gumball Liptensity Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Lobster Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium orange with warm, pinky-red undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that covered evenly and smoothly without streaking. The texture was a bit heavier, and it seemed to settle into lip lines ever-so-slightly to the point where I couldn’t really tell in person but it is visible in the close-up photos. This shade wore well for six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Guerlain Orange Fizz (P, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Connor (P, $36.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty #074 (P, $18.00) is less glossy (95% similar). NYX Indie Flick (P, $6.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Excite (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Hourglass I Live For (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Blood Orange (DC, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Givenchy Mandarine Bolero (304) (P, $36.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty Saffron Fire (LE, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Chilean Sunset (LE, $45.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Contempt (P, $57.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Red Square (P, $27.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Augmented Reality (LE, $19.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C403 (DC, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Free Spirit (P, $12.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Soft Coral (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Canoga (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Volatile (P, $32.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cristiano (P, $36.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Impassioned (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Postmodern Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, dark pink-coral with subtle, warmer undertones and a satiny, cream finish. (I’d almost say it’s a “warm fuchsia” as it is quite pink.) It was richly pigmented with full, opaque coverage with a creamy consistency that melted against the lips and applied even, smooth color in one stroke. On me, it wore well for just over six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Guerlain Insolence (144) (DC, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Girly (DC, $58.00) is brighter, cooler (95% similar). Estee Lauder Jealous (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Impassioned (P, $19.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Lisa Eldridge Rainbow Spill (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). NYX Street Cred (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Burberry Bright Crimson (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Stimulant (P, $57.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Chatterbox (P, $12.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Hourglass I Am (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier L'Orange (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Revlon Vivacious (120) (DC, $8.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Get Up Stand Up (P, $26.00) is more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Mia (LE, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Primal (P, $57.00) is less shimmery, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Gracy (DC, $58.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lukas (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Angel (P, $6.00) is lighter, more muted (95% similar). Shiseido Pink Dynasty (207) (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, more muted (85% similar). NARS Greta (P, $34.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Gumball Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin sheen. It had good color coverage–almost opaque–that applied well enough, but there was a smidgen of streaking and some color sat in lip lines, though I did not notice that in person (only in the close-up photos). It wore well for six hours before starting to break down, and it was neither drying nor hydrating. NYX Summer Breeze (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Blush Pink (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Powerful (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Dddevilish (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Pink Nouveau (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Pink (LE, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Becca Flamingo (DC, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C209 (DC, $22.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). NARS Marisa (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Clinique Sweet Pop (P, $19.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bing (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Hourglass I Love (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Wagasa Twirl (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass I Believe (P, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). Clinique Wow Pop (P, $19.50) is cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Shocking Pink (511) (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Pitter Ponder (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Playtime (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). ColourPop Cinderella (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Humble Pie (P, $7.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

MAC Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have “intense amounts of pigment” with a gel-like texture that melts on lips that leaves behind a satin finish and wears for “eight hours.” It’s supposed to be “comfortable” to wear, but there are no claims about hydration–and overall, they were non-drying. The majority of the range varied from semi-opaque to fully opaque in one stroke, while the texture had some body and thickness to it but was not heavy. The consistency feels firmer in the tube, but it became softer and more pliable as it warmed up against the lips. This was also true about how the color settled and looked on the lips–it tended to fill up lip lines without emphasizing them as much after thirty seconds of wear. The formula didn”t have a lot of slip, and it was actually lightly tacky, which helped it stay in place better. The wear ranged from four to eight hours with lighter shades typically wearing shorter than deeper and more intense shades. The finish was anywhere from satin to natural with noticeable sheen, sometimes glossiness, but it often wore to a satin to semi-matte finish after a few hours. The formula has MAC’s typical vanilla scent but had no discernible taste.

P.S. — MAC confirmed on 9/28 that six of the 24 shades are limited edition but the rest should be permanent.

MAC Lobster Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Lobster Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Lobster Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Lobster Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Lobster Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Lobster Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Lobster Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Lobster Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Lobster Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Lobster Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Lobster Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Lobster Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Postmodern Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Postmodern Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Postmodern Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Postmodern Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Postmodern Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Postmodern Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Postmodern Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Postmodern Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Postmodern Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Postmodern Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Postmodern Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Postmodern Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Gumball Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Gumball Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Gumball Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Gumball Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Gumball Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Gumball Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Gumball Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Gumball Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Gumball Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Gumball Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Gumball Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Gumball Liptensity Lipstick

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
  • Marc Jacobs Flesh & Fantasy Air Blush
  • Laura Geller Ballerina Baked Gelato Illuminator
On eyes:
  • Giorgio Armani #9 Eye Tint
  • Giorgio Armani #10 Eye Tint
  • Sephora Blonde Ambition Eyeliner

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