MAC By Request (Spring 2014) Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC By Request (Spring 2014) Lipsticks
MAC By Request (Spring 2014) Lipsticks

MAC Glam Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “vivid, bright pinky-red [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bold, brightened, medium pinky-red with strong cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had rich, opaque color coverage with a lightly creamy consistency. It wore well for eight hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Dior Minuit (LE, $36.00) is more matte, slightly pinker. Tom Ford Beauty Vampire Kiss (LE, $45.00) is less cool-toned. Chanel La Precieuse (317) (LE, $34.00) is similar. NARS Dragon Girl (P, $25.00) is more matte, darker. NARS Luxembourg (P, $25.00) is similar. MAC Ronnie Red (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC MAC Red (P, $16.00) is similar. MAC Love Goddess (LE, $16.00) is pinker. Dior Marilyn (LE, $36.00) is more matte. Buxom Scoundrel (P, $21.00) is redder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Hoop Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone rosy pink [with a Matte finish].” It’s a light-medium, warm-toned pink with a satin finish. It had full, opaque pigmentation, and the consistency was moderately creamy and applied evenly. It wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Be a Lady (P, $22.00) is warmer, darker. NYX Stella (P, $4.00) is pinker. MAC Betty Bright (LE, $16.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Pink Poodle Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “vivid, fuchsia-pink [with a Glaze finish].” It’s a medium-dark, fuchsia-pink with iridescent fuchsia and violet micro-shimmer and a soft, frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, and the shade lasted for five hours and was a little drying. MAC Midnight Mambo (LE, $22.00) is cooler-toned. Milani Violet Volt (P, $5.49) is purpler. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Yaoi (P, $18.00) is brighter, more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Pressed Powder
  • Revlon Mauvelous Blush
On eyes:
  • Givenchy Beige Mousseline
  • Taupe Velours
  • Kaki Brocart Ombre Couture Eyeshadows
  • Urban Decay Scorch Eyeliner

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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I LOVE Hoop on you! It looks like pink, fluffy, heeled slippers! There are a number of warm pinks that I adore and would even wear myself for fun but on my uber cool skin I look sick when I do. Not sick’ning… just ill. LOL! Still so pretty tho! Do you have colors you love but don’t like the way they look when you have them on?

Do I EVER! I don’t like really pale, light shades in general, whether it’s beige or pink… I can like a cool, light pink on me BUT it has to be paired with a very dramatic eye for me to like it.

As always, everything looks lovely on you! These are definitely quite tempting and I’ll have to make sure to go check them out 🙂

I’m so disappointed that these are always online only collections! Stuff online always sells out so fast and majority of us don’t get the oppertunity to pick anything up!

Hi Christine , was wondering if the prices of mac lipsticks went up since I saw them online for $16.00 now … Not these but permanent ones. I also went into a mac counter to return some back 2 mac and my receipt said i saved $16.00. Anyways hoop and pink poodle look tempting to buy.

Hi Marilyn,

MAC has their own finish descriptions, but what I use in the Swatch Gallery is our own finishes – they don’t always correspond with MAC (e.g. we don’t have “Glaze” or “Amplified”). Per MAC, Pink Poodle has a “Glaze” finish.

Yay! Thanks for the clarification, I really don’t like MACs “frost” finish so I’m excited about this one being a glaze!! ☺️

I know… Bummer.

Alibi would be a perfect release. They discontinued it a long time ago, and it was one of the most perfect colors MAC ever came up with, even if the finish was a satin and a little drying.

I still wish they release it someday.

These are all really lovely shades! So wearable, and they all look fantastic on you, Christine! I like how they all look very creamy, too.

When will this collection be available to purchase in the UK? I can never seem to keep up with the collections but I NEED to get my hands on hoop and I dont want to miss out!
Great review/swatches as always x

I love them all! I’m definetly going to get Hoop and Pink Poodle. I wish I could pull off glam but its too coraly for me i think i would look like a clown):

If they truly wanted a 90’s comeback, they should have marked these with 90’s prices haha!
I love the first two, but i already own both Ronnie red and Betty bright so it’s a pass for me

DEFINITELY want Hoop, but Glam is gorgeous too….not usually that big of a fan of reds, but I like the pinkish tone to it. Hopefully I can get my hands on them!

I got Hoop and Pink Poodle. Hard to tell if I will like them on me, I prefer to try them on in the store, but your swatches and review were really helpful. Thank you!

I ordered Hoop and Glam, and I have very high hopes for Hoop! I’m quite surprised they haven’t sold out yet (about 3:30pm EST)! I Love Hoop on you, Christine! <3

Hi Kelsie!

Pink Nouveau is much, much bluer based – it is very cool-toned! Show Orchid is purpler, more iridescent.

Got my pink poodle yesterday and love it, I love the formula, it’s moisturizing and the color is very vivid and bright on my nc40 skin tone. though I wasn’t feeling god yesterday and I was stuck at home, I decided to wear it all day which brightened up my spirit. 🙂

That’s awesome, Nichole! So thrilled to hear it’s working well for you and helped to brighten your day 🙂

Wow! I can’t believe they look the same on you. I’m wondering what your natural lip color is like. All three are pretty distinct pinks on me!

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