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MAC Mangrove, Nifty Neon, Gold Xixi Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Mangrove Lipstick
MAC Mangrove Lipstick

MAC Mangrove Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “hot, bright red [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bold, bright, medium orange-red with strong, orange undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good pigmentation that covered evenly and smoothly. The consistency was thinner but not so thin that it dragged nor did it apply sheerly. On me, it lasted for six hours and left a stain behind, though it was also a bit drying. This is a repromote. Urban Decay Tilt (P, $18.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Tantalize (Right) (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Blood Orange (DC, $24.00) is brighter (95% similar). ColourPop Succulent (LE, $6.50) is less glossy (85% similar). MAC Hot Paprika (P, $27.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dose of Colors Fresa (LE, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Rouge Insolent (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Lisa Eldridge Strawberry Shock (P, $36.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Frequency (P, $22.00) is less glossy (90% similar). ColourPop Flower SZN (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Bloombox (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Fortune Favors (P, $7.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty #003 (LE, $36.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty GTA (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). ColourPop I'm Upset (LE, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Vermillion Vee (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Air Kiss (P, $9.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Rozz (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hot Emily (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nifty Neon Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as an “orange [with an Amplified finish].” I’t s a light-medium, yellowed orange with warm undertones and a creamy, lightly shiny finish. The pigmentation was fully opaque, and it covered evenly. The texture was moderately emollient, comfortable to apply and to wear, and went on smoothly. The color wore well for four hours on me and was lightly hydrating. MAC Sheer Mandarin (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Tropical Buzz (LE, $25.00) is brighter (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Covet (DC, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Gold Xixi (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). ColourPop Oouuuu! (LE, $10.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Saw-C (P, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Banjee (DC, $18.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (80% similar). NARS Under Arrest (LE, $28.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Propa Beauty Made It (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Yours to Try (P, $28.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). Sephora Primal Instinct (77) (LE, $8.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (80% similar). MAC Tangerine Dream (P, $19.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). MAC Primordial (P, $21.00) is more muted, less pigmented, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Gold Xixi Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “lemony pastel yellow [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a light-medium yellow with strong, warm undertones and a lustrous sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage on its own–not unexpected, given the Lustre finish–that goes on unevenly and pulls into lip lines. The color lasted for two and a half hours on its own. Like Frosting, it would be more practical to use to mix and layer with other shades, though it will add some slip to whatever you layer it with, so I liked it best patted on the center of lips or over a more matte lipstick. This is a repromote. Sephora Primal Instinct (77) (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Covet (DC, $18.00) is warmer (85% similar). Dior Sunny Matte (610) (LE, $35.00) is brighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Nifty Neon (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). NARS Liguria (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Yellow You Dare (LE, $19.00) is more pigmented, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Wild Extract (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). NYX Citron (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). NYX Orange Blossom (P, $6.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Sheer Mandarin (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC St Marks Yellow (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

These three shades are new, permanent shades that will be added to the existing line-up.

MAC Mangrove Lipstick
MAC Mangrove Lipstick

MAC Mangrove Lipstick
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MAC Nifty Neon Lipstick
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MAC Gold Xixi Lipstick
MAC Gold Xixi Lipstick

MAC Gold Xixi Lipstick
MAC Gold Xixi Lipstick

MAC Gold Xixi Lipstick
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MAC Gold Xixi Lipstick
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MAC Mangrove Lipstick
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MAC Gold Xixi Lipstick
MAC Gold Xixi over Mangrove Lipstick

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MAC Gold Xixi over Mangrove Lipstick

MAC Gold Xixi Lipstick
MAC Gold Xixi over Mangrove Lipstick

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
  • Kevyn Aucoin Dolline Blush
On eyes:
  • Makeup Atelier Nude Eyeshadow Palette
  • Sephora Good Mood Eyeliner

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kjh Avatar

Apparently, in Chinese, it is a participle that exaggerates. Kind of like ‘too too’ meaning OTT. in Chinese net speak, it’s kind of like lol, but with a silly or naive connotation. The marvels of the net, with instant info gratification.

Aj Avatar

Mangrove looks really pretty, but I have a dupe or two for it probably. Nifty Neon looks nice too, I do wish Xixi had not been a lustre finish, rather an amplified maybe? It would’ve been a nice option for people who want an opaque yellow lipstick.

Helena Avatar

Just tried my Gold xixi from Chris Chang underneath Nacho Cheese Explosion Lipglass from The Simpsons, they look quite good together, actually! 🙂

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