MAC Magic, Mirth, & Mischief Review: Lipsticks Swatches & Photos

MAC Magic, Mirth, & Mischief Collection
Lipsticks: Total Wow!, Madly Creative, Utter Fun, Surprise Me

MAC Magic, Mirth, & Mischief Review: Lipsticks

Four shades of lipsticks debuted with MAC’s holiday color collection, with one being permanent (Pervette). Personally, I was really hoping to see another amazing holiday red from MAC this season, but I wasn’t so lucky. (Note: again, I hope to have lip swatches up tomorrow or over the weekend.)

  • Total Wow! is a semi-opaque berried-pink with gold shimmer. It reminded me of Stark Naked blush, actually, but (obviously) in lipstick form.
  • Utter Fun is a blue-based deep pink. It looks awfully red in the tube, but it swatched completely pink on my arm. I imagine if you have a lot of natural redness to your lip color, this will turn out a bit more red than pink on you, though. It’s creamy and mostly opaque, so those are pluses.
  • Surprise Me is a peachy-brown neutral with soft golden shimmer and a slight sheen. It’s an interesting color, but it doesn’t wow me. It doesn’t really say holiday to me, either.

Even though none of the shades really blew me away, I did really like the idea of a Stark Naked blush-turned-lip color, so Total Wow! is a must on my list.

Edited:  Sorry about the mix-up… when I was in-store, the artist told me Madly Creative and it didn’t occur to me to double-check!  I think I have Pervette in my stash, so I’ll swatch that when I do lip swatches.

  • Product: 25/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

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MAC Magic, Mirth, & Mischief Collection
Lipsticks: Total Wow!, Madly Creative, Utter Fun, Surprise Me

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Lolipop lovin’ is more coral with a green hue to it(my absolute favourite lipstick). This Surprise Me reminded me of Costa Chic, however not as pretty. I was very disappointed.

Thanks for putting the swatches up Christine. I was on the MAC website struggling with which colors to buy and now I’ve made up my mind…..I’m gonna get Totally wow and utterly fun…

Wow Christine! You really are quick! I’m loving the swatch of Total Wow! 🙂 Might get that when this is released in the UK. Thanks for the reviews and swatches! Can’t wait to see your lip swatches xx

My artist told me the wrong thing, so sorry about that! 🙁 I didn’t even think to double-check when I got home (they were missing one of the lipsticks).

I thought the lightest shade was Pervette, not Madly Creative? I just got back from Nordies and they had Pervette and no Madly Creative, and also checked the MAC website and they had the same thing. I’m a bit confused…

When you do swatches… can you do some pairings with the colleciton’s dazzleglasses if you think of some combinations that you think go particularly amazing? ‘Cause as of now, I’m thinking maybe Utter Fun might look sort of holiday-ish with Shee-zam… but I’m not seeing any other great combinations…


Did you not do swatches because of chapped lips? If so, I completely understand where you’re coming from. I went to a MAC counter yesterday to do my first B2M trade, and had a hard time testing out lipsticks because my lips were chapped. I ended up taking a leap of faith and just guessed what would look good on me! hah

My lips were pretty dried out from being sick, but I honestly just couldn’t handle being up any more. I had originally planned to review everything (including the palettes) the same day, but after the colour collection, I was zapped.

Hi Christine!! Thank you for the swatches and reviews. I wonder if the utter fun lipstick is similar to lustering…or are they completely different? lol Thank you!!!! 🙂

I bought all four and surprise me just might be my new everyday nude lip….It’s really easy to wear and looks good with almost any gloss color over it. Very pleased with surprise me!

hiya could you do one on ”hug me” from mac i hurd it is really good but dont know weather to try it plus i am in the UK and dont know where to buy it!

I got Totally Wow yesterday and I love! It’s a great shade to get a little bit of that (fall) berry color for those of us too timid to branch out into more opaque colors! Definitely one you can put on without a mirror as well 🙂

I went to both Nordies and my local Mac store today and they both had Pervette instead of Madly Creative, which really bummed me out because I wanted Madly Creative. I asked the MA and she didn’t know anything about it. So I bought Total Wow! but I would have bought more. If Madly Creative is coming out with another collection make sure to let us know (as you always do!) Thanks!

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