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). Bite Beauty #074 (P, $18.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Excite (LE, $19.50) is darker, more muted (95% similar). NYX Indie Flick (P, $6.00) is brighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Blood Orange (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass I Live For (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (95% similar). Givenchy Mandarine Bolero (304) (P, $36.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Connor (P, $36.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Estee Lauder Chilean Sunset (LE, $45.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Contempt (P, $54.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Red Square (P, $27.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Saffron Fire (LE, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Augmented Reality (LE, $19.50) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). YSL Le Orange (13) (PiP, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Marmalade (DC, $24.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jagger (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Diego (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Vermillionaire (P, $54.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Get a Room (P, $7.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Guerlain #44 (P, $33.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (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. Estee Lauder Jealous (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Impassioned (P, $19.50) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Guerlain Insolence (144) (DC, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Girly (DC, $58.00) is brighter, cooler (95% similar). NYX Street Cred (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Lisa Eldridge Rainbow Spill (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Guerlain Gracy (DC, $58.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (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 Lukas (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Burberry Bright Crimson (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Revlon Vivacious (120) (DC, $8.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Stimulant (P, $54.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Chatterbox (P, $12.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). NYX Angel (P, $6.00) is lighter, more muted (95% similar). MAC Dangerously Red (P, $19.50) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Pleasurefruit (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Arnera (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Greta (P, $34.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Privacy Please (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, more muted, less glossy (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). Estee Lauder Powerful (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Dddevilish (LE, $19.50) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Pink Nouveau (P, $19.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C209 (P, $22.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Hourglass I Love (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Marisa (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Wagasa Twirl (LE, $19.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass I Believe (P, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Shocking Pink (511) (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Pitter Ponder (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Pink (LE, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Clinique Wow Pop (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Playtime (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Cinderella (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC 2 Truths and a Lie (LE, $19.50) is less shimmery, more muted, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Goodbye Kiss (LE, $19.50) is cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Preston (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (DC, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop 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.

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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

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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

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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You know Postmodern is def my kind of color! Those warm fuchsias are the one vivid pink shade I can not only get away with, but feel gorgeous in. It reminds me a little of my favorite warm fuchsia lipstick: Diva-ish. But not as “heavy” looking as Diva-ish (dumb name, MAC!).

<3 Postmodern <3
Such an easy to wear vivid, I think. It sure is pretty. It will be hard to chose just one or two from this collection.

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