MAC Mull It Over, Sultriness, A Little Tamed Powder Kiss Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

01/06

MAC Mull It Over Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Mull It Over Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Mull It Over Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Mull It Over Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Mull It Over Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Mull It Over Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Mull It Over Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Mull It Over Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Mull It Over Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Mull It Over Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Mull It Over Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Mull It Over Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Mull It Over Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Mull It Over Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Mull It Over Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Mull It Over Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Mull It Over Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Mull It Over Powder Kiss Lipstick

Mull It Over

MAC Mull It Over Powder Kiss Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium rosy coral with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied fairly evenly to my lips, though it had enough slip that the color sank into my lip lines noticeably and some of the product clung noticeably to imperfections on my lips (which I hadn’t seen prior, as I had exfoliated prior to doing the swatches!). It had a lightweight, velvety consistency with noticeable slip that helped it glide across my lips without tugging. It wore well for three hours and was slightly hydrating.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.1 oz. - $190.00 Per Ounce

MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to feel "weightless" with a "blur of effortless soft-focus color." Per the brand, the formula "provides immediate and long-term hydration" while "blur[ring] lines and smooth[ing] lips" and having "zero-shine." They have a bit of shine and slip; I wouldn't call them zero-shine so much as very smooth and more like a natural or soft matte finish. Like any finish with slight shine, they did wear down to a more, flat matte finish within an hour or so of wear. The consistency was lightweight, thin, and velvety with a bit of slip (a little like a silicone primer to me) and was comfortable to wear with a non-drying to lightly hydrating feel.

The pigmentation ranged from semi-opaque to opaque with deeper shades having more coverage. There were a few very light shades, which did not apply as evenly and had a tendency to catch on any imperfections on my lips, whereas the deeper shades went on more smoothly and looked more flattering on as they were less likely to emphasize texture. They lasted between two and a half and six hours with deeper shades, unsurprisingly, lasting longer than the ultra-light ones.

I personally found the scent of these to be noticeably different, both that it was sweeter and less vanilla-based but I also got a strong rubber scent that came through. The scent did not linger for long, so it wasn't something that I detected throughout the wear, but it had a strong, sweet taste that was present until it was gone. Other readers who have smelled the formula in person did not catch any rubber/off-putting scent (my husband thought it smelled weird, not bad per se, but couldn't be more specific), and when I went back to double check each shade, each one of mine still had that rubbery note.

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01/06

MAC Sultriness Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Sultriness Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Sultriness Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Sultriness Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Sultriness Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Sultriness Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Sultriness Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Sultriness Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Sultriness Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Sultriness Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Sultriness Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Sultriness Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Sultriness Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Sultriness Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Sultriness Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Sultriness Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Sultriness Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Sultriness Powder Kiss Lipstick

Sultriness

MAC Sultriness Powder Kiss Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, though it wasn’t opaque and did not build up to full coverage. The lipstick had a velvety, smooth consistency that glided across my lips with ease and distributed color fairly evenly. There was a touch of product that gathered in my lip lines initially, but it did not worsen too much over the three hours it wore for. The formula felt slightly moisturizing over time.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.1 oz. - $190.00 Per Ounce

MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to feel "weightless" with a "blur of effortless soft-focus color." Per the brand, the formula "provides immediate and long-term hydration" while "blur[ring] lines and smooth[ing] lips" and having "zero-shine." They have a bit of shine and slip; I wouldn't call them zero-shine so much as very smooth and more like a natural or soft matte finish. Like any finish with slight shine, they did wear down to a more, flat matte finish within an hour or so of wear. The consistency was lightweight, thin, and velvety with a bit of slip (a little like a silicone primer to me) and was comfortable to wear with a non-drying to lightly hydrating feel.

The pigmentation ranged from semi-opaque to opaque with deeper shades having more coverage. There were a few very light shades, which did not apply as evenly and had a tendency to catch on any imperfections on my lips, whereas the deeper shades went on more smoothly and looked more flattering on as they were less likely to emphasize texture. They lasted between two and a half and six hours with deeper shades, unsurprisingly, lasting longer than the ultra-light ones.

I personally found the scent of these to be noticeably different, both that it was sweeter and less vanilla-based but I also got a strong rubber scent that came through. The scent did not linger for long, so it wasn't something that I detected throughout the wear, but it had a strong, sweet taste that was present until it was gone. Other readers who have smelled the formula in person did not catch any rubber/off-putting scent (my husband thought it smelled weird, not bad per se, but couldn't be more specific), and when I went back to double check each shade, each one of mine still had that rubbery note.

Browse all of our MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick swatches.

01/06

MAC A Little Tamed Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC A Little Tamed Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC A Little Tamed Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC A Little Tamed Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC A Little Tamed Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC A Little Tamed Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC A Little Tamed Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC A Little Tamed Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC A Little Tamed Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC A Little Tamed Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC A Little Tamed Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC A Little Tamed Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC A Little Tamed Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC A Little Tamed Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC A Little Tamed Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC A Little Tamed Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC A Little Tamed Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC A Little Tamed Powder Kiss Lipstick

A Little Tamed

MAC A Little Tamed Powder Kiss Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pink-coral with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. The pigmentation was nearly opaque in a single layer, though it didn’t build up well as the more I applied, the more product that sank into my lip lines and I felt like the application looked less even as well. The texture was lightweight, thin but didn’t feel clingy, and was comfortable to wear. It stayed on well for four and a half hours, but the color continued to settle into my lip lines over time. The formula felt lightly hydrating while worn.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.1 oz. - $190.00 Per Ounce

MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to feel "weightless" with a "blur of effortless soft-focus color." Per the brand, the formula "provides immediate and long-term hydration" while "blur[ring] lines and smooth[ing] lips" and having "zero-shine." They have a bit of shine and slip; I wouldn't call them zero-shine so much as very smooth and more like a natural or soft matte finish. Like any finish with slight shine, they did wear down to a more, flat matte finish within an hour or so of wear. The consistency was lightweight, thin, and velvety with a bit of slip (a little like a silicone primer to me) and was comfortable to wear with a non-drying to lightly hydrating feel.

The pigmentation ranged from semi-opaque to opaque with deeper shades having more coverage. There were a few very light shades, which did not apply as evenly and had a tendency to catch on any imperfections on my lips, whereas the deeper shades went on more smoothly and looked more flattering on as they were less likely to emphasize texture. They lasted between two and a half and six hours with deeper shades, unsurprisingly, lasting longer than the ultra-light ones.

I personally found the scent of these to be noticeably different, both that it was sweeter and less vanilla-based but I also got a strong rubber scent that came through. The scent did not linger for long, so it wasn't something that I detected throughout the wear, but it had a strong, sweet taste that was present until it was gone. Other readers who have smelled the formula in person did not catch any rubber/off-putting scent (my husband thought it smelled weird, not bad per se, but couldn't be more specific), and when I went back to double check each shade, each one of mine still had that rubbery note.

Browse all of our MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick swatches.

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MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick $19.00/0.1 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
  • Charlotte Tilbury Light/Medium (3) Hollywood Flawless Filter
  • Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
  • Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
On eyes:
  • Charlotte Tilbury Stars in Your Eyes Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Twice Baked 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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A Little Tamed is a gorgeous colour! For me, it’s the perfect dark pink-coral that will go so well with my skin tone & undertone. I find that the dupes do not capture exactly this shade. A bit disappointed that got a B. If the formula resembles ABH Matte Lipstick (my faves Kiss, Soft Petal are rated B+), I might give it a try though.

The first two left me feeling ‘meh’, but A Little Tamed is a beauty! Too bad it settled into your lip lines so badly. Other reviews have shown the same result. Not sure if I could work with that to make that not happen. It does have plenty of superior dupes to choose from, though!

These lipsticks look beautiful, & are my colors. But, anything with the word “powder” in them is going to be a no go for me. I’m thinking they will dry out my lips, etc. so, passing on these. They look beautiful on you though.

Sultriness is the shade I thought I was interested in, but seeing it here I’m not so sure. When I was shopping for a soft pink lip shade a couple of years ago, sales associates at two different MAC counters in two different cities told me that Please Me was too warm for my skin tone. So I guess that’s another point against Sultriness, which looks even warmer.

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