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 (P, $24.00) is brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Succulent (LE, $6.50) is less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop I'm Upset (LE, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Vermillion Vee (LE, $19.50) is 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). Urban Decay Frequency (P, $22.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Flower SZN (P, $7.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop 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). MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $19.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2 (LE, $19.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Rozz (LE, $19.50) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hot Emily (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Muse (P, $28.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Dangerous (P, $19.50) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Pat McGrath Fever Dream (P, $40.00) is darker, more muted (85% 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, $19.50) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Oouuuu! (LE, $7.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Saw-C (P, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Primordial (P, $17.50) is more muted, less pigmented, glossier (80% similar). MAC Tangerine Dream (P, $19.50) is darker, brighter (80% similar). NARS Under Arrest (LE, $28.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Banjee (DC, $18.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Yours to Try (P, $28.00) is lighter, more muted (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. 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 Wild Extract (P, $19.50) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). NYX Citron (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Yellow You Dare (LE, $19.50) is more pigmented, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Nifty Neon (P, $19.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar). NARS Liguria (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NYX Orange Blossom (P, $6.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Sheer Mandarin (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Mangrove Lipstick
MAC Mangrove Lipstick

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

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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I love Mangrove! Nifty Neon is too orange for my teeth. Gold Xixi will be a pass as well. I wish someone would come out with an opaque bright yellow.

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.

I’m glad Nifty Neon Lipstick is not sheer!! yeah for Orange! I’m surprised how much lighter NYX Orange Blossom is to it.

I’m still glad I got NYX Citron over Gold XIXI….

Mangrove is lovely! And even more so with Gold XiXi over it!
I am thinking I could replicate Mangrove by using 2 I already have: Lady Danger with a bit of Make Me Gorgeous blended in for more sheen?

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

Oooooh Nifty Neon is better than I expected! It’s on my list! Ps I love how it looks on your with your eyemakeup!

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