MAC Noon Noir, Nothing to Wear, Twig Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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MAC Noon Noir Lipstick
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Noon Noir

MAC Noon Noir Lipstick ($18.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a dirty, dark brown with olive undertones and fine, gold, green, and copper pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied somewhat evenly, but the color gravitated toward my deeper lip lines and did not adhere well to the inner area of my lips. The texture was smooth, thin, and lightweight, but it applied without dragging or pulling on my lips. I could see this shade working better when paired with a lip liner. It wore well for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating on me.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.1 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying.

Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying.

The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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MAC Nothing to Wear Lipstick
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Nothing to Wear

MAC Nothing to Wear Lipstick ($18.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a soft, medium-dark pinky-beige with subtle, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. MAC described it as a “cool nude,” but it seemed to have more peach-pink tones in it that I couldn’t help but read as warm in tone. It had good color payoff, not quite opaque, with a lightly creamy texture with moderate slip and a thinner feel on my lips. It did seem to pull into my lip lines a bit, and it was less forgiving of any texture or imperfection on my lips, too. The color stayed on well for four hours and was non-drying.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.1 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying.

Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying.

The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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MAC Twig Lipstick
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Twig

MAC Twig Lipstick ($18.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation in a single layer that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips. The texture was creamy without being heavy or too slippery, which made it comfortable to apply and to wear. This shade is part of the permanent range, and the color was consistent with the last iteration I have of it. It wore well for five hours and was lightly hydrating on me.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.1 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying.

Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying.

The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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Ingredients

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$20.00/0.1 oz.

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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My eye thinks Nothing to Wear leans cool. It’s definitely cooler than the dupes. Peach tones with more pink than yellow trend cooler, but def in that neutral territory. I like it!

Twig is one of my go-to lip shades, especially when I am wearing minimal makeup and just need to get out of the house. Saying that, it pulls much browner on my lips which are pretty pigmented. It doesn’t really read pink on me at all, unless I put a pink lip pencil underneath. It is such a comfortable lipstick to wear and I have started on my second tube which for someone with well over 200 lipsticks, that is saying something.

Yes, I like the color but I wish it pulled just a little pinker on me also. It is so funny how ones skin tone and the depth of pigmentation on the lips can so change a color, especially when that color is opaque on the lips. I do like Twig though.

I had to look twice to make sure I was really looking at Christine’s Twig review. My Twig looks absolutely nothing like her Twig. Mine is definitely on the brown side which makes sense seeing as Twig was such a popular lip color when colors that leaned brown were all the rage. I’d strongly suggest anyone who is interested in Twig, actually go to the counter and take a look IRL.

Another browner-upper of Twig here. Got it on a makeupalley swap without knowing it was Twig. It was one of my first Mac lipsticks come to think. Neutralishes can pull more cool or warm depending on surrounding skin as well as lip pigmentation. Still good to have the review so you know if it’s worth seeing in in store for!

I’ve always had Twig on my radar but never bought it. I think I will pick it up with this packaging. I don’t think there’s anything else that interests me from this collection. But the packaging… must buy.

I am totally getting Twig just for the packaging, I have been thinking about getting it for a while and this is the push I need.

I was really curious about Noon Noir since it looks like a more unique color, but I think I can dupe it by adding a dark brown lip liner to I’m Glistening

Money saved here! Having a gazillion dupes for Twig, Spanish Fly for Noon Noir, and just forget about Nothing To Wear. Noon Noir looks very interesting and complex, but I do love Spanish Fly more because of its base color.

Twig is one of those all-around great, your-lips-but-better types of color. It’s been around for years and I keep worrying that they’re going to discontinue it or change the formula.

It’s so interesting how Twig looks on you compared with me! It looks so brown on me when I wear it. Fast Play looks almost purply pink on me. I hope it doesn’t sell out quickly because of the packaging. Still bummed I didn’t get any Chinese new year lipstick or palette in the special packaging.

I really kind of want these for the packaging but I do really like Nothing to Wear and Twig. I do have a mini Twig because I’ve tried so hard to stay away from full size lipsticks. I just have too many to ever finish one. But that packaging…

Many, many years ago, I bought a MAC Lipstick in the shade “Oh, Oh, Oh” that in the tube looked a lot like Noon Noir, which is to say, like dog poop, but which was lovely applied. Noon Noir isn’t a shade I like, though – too metallic looking and brown for my colouring. I’ve had Twig for years and it has spent most of those years in my B2M box because neither the colour nor the texture suited me (and I always wondered if I got a dud because everyone I know loves it so much).

I have oh, oh, oh from archie girls and like a lot of the almost metallic shades, it does look better on than in the tube. I have looked at it more than once and wondered why i bought it, until i actually swatched it and remembered why

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