MAC Odyssey Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Odyssey Lipstick

The Sultry Season: MAC Odyssey Lipstick

MAC Odyssey Lipstick ($14.50 for 0.10 oz.) is an opaque, berry-wine with a frost finish.  Odyssey is definitely a staple MAC shade for me–it’s perfect for the fall and winter, but it’s not too dark.  It’s a great choice for someone who doesn’t quite want to go ultra dark but still wants something with more depth than a milky pink, too.  It works well on both cool and warm skin tones, and it’s not overly frosty either.   During the holidays, you can add a little gold or red lipgloss to make it more festive.

Is this the right berry for you? Would you wear it?

The Sultry Season is a series of posts featuring deep, rich shades of brown, berry, plum, and wine lipsticks and lipglosses — just right for autumn — that runs through October 2010.

See photos and swatches…

MAC Odyssey Lipstick

MAC Odyssey Lipstick

MAC Odyssey Lipstick
MAC Odyssey Lipstick

MAC Odyssey Lipstick

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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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thats a lovely shade i will surely buy this one , never thought this is such a beautiful shade … i give most of my lippies credit to you and this one is joining too … 🙂

For some reason I cannot stand frosty lipsticks. It doesn’t matter how pretty the colour is, once I see that frostiness I go UUUUGH!

this is kind of like the “stars n rockets” of lipstick for me. it looks good with just about anything you blend it with and i love it! use it all the time with all kinds of lip looks 🙂

I love this color!! BTW I was wondering…how do you do lip swatches on the lip and get them to look so good up close?? I was trying to do them for my blog and they are coming out awful!!! Please give me some tips!!
Thanks so much!

Lots and lots of practice — honest! There’s no one technique I do that helps, but I think it’s more the fact that I’ve done 500-1000 lip swatches over time!

Beautiful color, I was wondering if you could mention in the post whether or not it’s a permanent color, or if it’s pro, and if it is limited edition which collection it came out in etc., thanks!

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