MAC Pale Rose, Devotional, Digging for Gold Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/06

MAC Pale Rose Lipstick
MAC Pale Rose Lipstick
MAC Pale Rose Lipstick
MAC Pale Rose Lipstick
MAC Pale Rose Lipstick
MAC Pale Rose Lipstick
MAC Pale Rose Lipstick
MAC Pale Rose Lipstick
MAC Pale Rose Lipstick
MAC Pale Rose Lipstick
MAC Pale Rose Lipstick
MAC Pale Rose Lipstick
MAC Pale Rose Lipstick
MAC Pale Rose Lipstick
MAC Pale Rose Lipstick
MAC Pale Rose Lipstick
MAC Pale Rose Lipstick
MAC Pale Rose Lipstick

Pale Rose

MAC Pale Rose Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy copper with warm, brownish undertones and a pearly sheen. It had medium, buildable coverage, up to semi-opaque coverage, that applied evenly on the lips. The consistency had moderate slip, and it felt more like a hybrid between Lustre and Metallic with respect to the finish, as it had more slip than some of the other Metallic shades. It was comfortable to wear, lasted for four hours, and was lightly hydrating.

The Metallic Lips collection features a new (and limited edition!) finish, Metallic, which is supposed to be “rich colour [that] melds with smooth pearlized chrome.” The range of shades is described as “vibrant, intense, [and] on-trend.” The coverage varied from shade to shade–anywhere from semi-sheer to semi-opaque–but many shades look like they’re more suitable for a subtle look or for layering on top of another lip product to add a more shimmery finish. The majority of shades featured finer shimmer, which translated to a more foiled, reflective look, but a few had some shimmer. The wear was between three and five hours, depending on the shade, and most shades had some slip but were not slippery overall, so they were comfortable to wear but not hard to maintain. They were vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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 Devotional Lipstick
MAC Devotional Lipstick
MAC Devotional Lipstick
MAC Devotional Lipstick
MAC Devotional Lipstick
MAC Devotional Lipstick
MAC Devotional Lipstick
MAC Devotional Lipstick
MAC Devotional Lipstick
MAC Devotional Lipstick
MAC Devotional Lipstick
MAC Devotional Lipstick
MAC Devotional Lipstick
MAC Devotional Lipstick
MAC Devotional Lipstick
MAC Devotional Lipstick
MAC Devotional Lipstick
MAC Devotional Lipstick

Devotional

MAC Devotional Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, rosy brown with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had medium, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across the lips. It wasn’t gritty, as the shimmer was rather fine, which gave it a stronger, more reflective sheen than a frosted, shimmery finish. The texture had moderate slip, which made it comfortable to wear, but it only lasted for three and a half hours. The formula felt lightly hydrating over time.

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 Digging for Gold Lipstick
MAC Digging for Gold Lipstick
MAC Digging for Gold Lipstick
MAC Digging for Gold Lipstick
MAC Digging for Gold Lipstick
MAC Digging for Gold Lipstick
MAC Digging for Gold Lipstick
MAC Digging for Gold Lipstick
MAC Digging for Gold Lipstick
MAC Digging for Gold Lipstick
MAC Digging for Gold Lipstick
MAC Digging for Gold Lipstick
MAC Digging for Gold Lipstick
MAC Digging for Gold Lipstick
MAC Digging for Gold Lipstick
MAC Digging for Gold Lipstick
MAC Digging for Gold Lipstick
MAC Digging for Gold Lipstick

Digging for Gold

MAC Digging for Gold Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium copper with strong, warm orange undertones and finer, deeper copper pearl. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied evenly. I appreciated how nicely the shimmer distributed, which I think might be one of the more important aspects of more metallic lipstick, as it yields a more continuous, reflective sheen. The texture was smooth, slightly creamy without being too slippery, and easy to apply and spread across the lips. The lipstick felt lightly hydrating over the four hours it lasted on me.

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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Product Availability

MAC Lipstick $19.50/0.1 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Dior Star Fluid Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
  • Tom Ford Soleil Afterglow Compact
On eyes:
  • Anastasia Pink Champagne Eyeshadow
  • Chanel Jardin Eclatants Eyeshadow Quad
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Grape(vine) Matte Highliner Gel Eye Crayon

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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These look great. I thought pale rose would be more pale which scared me off but I think it’s my favorite of the three. Adding to cart πŸ™‚

I may have to pick up pale rose. It doesn’t look like a metallic, or at least looks subtle enough to be pulled off without aging my face. Lately, I have picked up a couple which I have to spot use center lip since full on looks too OTT for me.

I wish my natural lips were pigmented enough to pull off Pale Rose and Devotional, as they have a lovely finish. Diggin for Gold looks very pretty, but the EL Dupe looks nicer quality, although it’s 2x the price, might need to swatch in store. Hmmm, decisions decisions

Another perfectly lovely trio! Today is a really good day for lipsticks.
Problem is; I will need to exercise major self control, lest I buy them ALL! Yep, all 3!
Pale Rose is first up, I think. Digging For Gold looks so much like Tiger Eye, that I’ll need to try them both on to see which one looks best on me. Devotional is just plain sexy!

If you like a glossier finish overall, Tiger Eye, but if you like a thinner consistency overall, Digging For Gold!

I’m really into natural looking lip colors lately and may have to go and check these out before they are sold out completely! These are really pretty looking but not “too much” – exactly what I’m looking for! Thanks for the reviews and photos!

Pale Rose is beautiful! How does it compare to MAC’s Naked Paris? I’ve been searching for a dupe since it’s been discontinued.

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