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MAC Nude Lip Trio (Nordstrom Beauty Exclusive) Review & Swatches

01/03

MAC Nude Fall 2018 Lip Trio
MAC Nude Fall 2018 Lip Trio
MAC Nude Fall 2018 Lip Trio
MAC Nude Fall 2018 Lip Trio
MAC Nude Fall 2018 Lip Trio
MAC Nude Fall 2018 Lip Trio
MAC Nude Fall 2018 Lip Trio
MAC Nude Fall 2018 Lip Trio
MAC Nude Fall 2018 Lip Trio

Nude

MAC Nude Fall 2018 Lip Trio ($36.50 for 0.30 oz.) contains two full-sized lipsticks and one full-sized lipgloss. These sets are always a good value ($54.50), so if the colors are up your alley and you’re in the market for lipstick and gloss, they can be a great option. This particular set is very pink-toned–more pink than “nude”–and as long as it’s not a deal-breaker that the gloss is milky and settles into line, then the lipsticks are decent.

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01/06

MAC Body-con Lipglass
MAC Body-con Lipglass
MAC Body-con Lipglass
MAC Body-con Lipglass
MAC Body-con Lipglass
MAC Body-con Lipglass
MAC Body-con Lipglass
MAC Body-con Lipglass
MAC Body-con Lipglass
MAC Body-con Lipglass
MAC Body-con Lipglass
MAC Body-con Lipglass
MAC Body-con Lipglass
MAC Body-con Lipglass
MAC Body-con Lipglass
MAC Body-con Lipglass
MAC Body-con Lipglass
MAC Body-con Lipglass

Body-con

Body-con is a light-medium beige with soft, warm undertones and a cream finish. There seemed to be barely-there pearl, but it was sparse. The texture was smooth, moderately tacky, and thicker, though it wasn’t heavy to me. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that did not appear streaky but pulled into every lip line. This shade lasted for four hours on me and was lightly hydrating.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.1 oz. - $175.00 Per Ounce

The Lipglass formula is supposed to be “pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic color” that can be worn “on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick” and will “condition lips.” MAC could use an update on the description as some shades are more pigmented than others but several are sheerer and likely intended to be that way. The formula has a very glossy, high-shine finish with a light-medium weight and moderate tackiness.

I have found that newer Lipglasses (over the last couple of years) are smoother and not quite as tacky as the formula was many years ago. They wear from three to six hours on me and are usually lightly hydrating. MAC recently updated the shade range and packaging for the range (though the formula was said to be unchanged), so worth noting is that with that packaging change came a reduction in quantity to 0.10 fl. oz. (was 0.17 fl. oz.), which may matter for some but not everyone.

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01/06

MAC Love Drought Lipstick
MAC Love Drought Lipstick
MAC Love Drought Lipstick
MAC Love Drought Lipstick
MAC Love Drought Lipstick
MAC Love Drought Lipstick
MAC Love Drought Lipstick
MAC Love Drought Lipstick
MAC Love Drought Lipstick
MAC Love Drought Lipstick
MAC Love Drought Lipstick
MAC Love Drought Lipstick
MAC Love Drought Lipstick
MAC Love Drought Lipstick
MAC Love Drought Lipstick
MAC Love Drought Lipstick
MAC Love Drought Lipstick
MAC Love Drought Lipstick

Love Drought

Love Drought is a soft, rosy plum with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a smooth, lightly emollient texture that was thin but not clingy and didn’t emphasize the texture of my lips. It wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

Formula Overview

$19.50/0.1 oz. - $195.00 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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01/06

MAC Pretty Natural Lipstick
MAC Pretty Natural Lipstick
MAC Pretty Natural Lipstick
MAC Pretty Natural Lipstick
MAC Pretty Natural Lipstick
MAC Pretty Natural Lipstick
MAC Pretty Natural Lipstick
MAC Pretty Natural Lipstick
MAC Pretty Natural Lipstick
MAC Pretty Natural Lipstick
MAC Pretty Natural Lipstick
MAC Pretty Natural Lipstick
MAC Pretty Natural Lipstick
MAC Pretty Natural Lipstick
MAC Pretty Natural Lipstick
MAC Pretty Natural Lipstick
MAC Pretty Natural Lipstick
MAC Pretty Natural Lipstick

Pretty Natural

Pretty Natural is a medium pink with warm undertones and a natural sheen. The pigmentation was nearly opaque, while the consistency was lightly creamy with a touch of tackiness so it did not feel slippery on my lips. The color applied evenly and stayed on well for three hours. The formula felt lightly hydrating overall.

Formula Overview

$19.50/0.1 oz. - $195.00 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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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • NARS Last Call Highlighting Blush
  • Chantecaille Sunlight Face Illuminator
On eyes:
  • Hourglass Ravine Eyeshadow Palette
  • Hourglass Aura Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
  • Hourglass Blaze Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
  • Hourglass Foil Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
  • Hourglass Reflect Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
  • Hourglass Smoke Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Perversion 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

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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Both lipstick shades are really lovely and wearable. But that Body-con lipglass leaves something to be desired. Especially with my natural lip color being a bit darker.

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