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MAC Seasonally Supreme Swatches - Sneak Peek

MAC Happy Hibiscus Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Seasonally Supreme Swatches – Sneak Peek

MAC Seasonally Supreme introduces more shades to the permanent range of Supreme Sheen Lipsticks ($14.50 for 0.12 oz.). The formula is designed to have “the colour impact of a lipstick with the shine sheen of a lipglass.” It’s described as “lightweight, non-sticky, slick to apply, and comfortable to wear.” The collection debuts in full on August 4th across North America, but for now, I do have five shades to share with you. They are: Fashion City (neutral coral pink), Happy Hibiscus (creamy white pink), Korean Candy (bright orange-red), Royal Azalea (bright mid-tone pink), and Tea Ceremony (neutral pink beige).

Once I’m able to purchase the rest, I will certainly have those swatches for you. Please note, you can find photos and reviews for Bare Again, Insanely It, and Supremely Confident from the initial launch. The shades I do not have at this time are: Asian Flower, Blossom Culture, Sheer Mandarin, and Supreme Style.

  • Fashion City is a darkened peach with opaque color coverage and a slightly milky appearance. It has subtle white shimmer and a glossy sheen. MAC might describe this as a pink coral, but it looked peach in the tube and when worn. It’s a touch pinker than Gotta Dash!, while Chanel Delicieuse is a bit darker.
  • Happy Hibiscus is an ultra-pale, pink-white with a creamy finish and opaque color. This color is extremely unflattering against my skin tone. MAC Mlle appears more lilac and darker, while MAC Playing Koi is darker and pinker. MAC Overtime is much darker and pinker. MAC Pretty Please is similar but less opaque. Supremely Confident, MAC Innocence, Beware, MAC Fleshpot, NARS Madere are less pink, more beige, but similar in lightness.
  • Korean Candy is a rich orange-red (more red than orange) with a glossy shine and opaque color coverage. It is redder than Giorgio Armani #405. MAC Strut Your Stuff is a bit more orange, while OCC Stalker is similar. Urban Decay Revolution is a little darker and redder.
  • Royal Azalea is a light, cotton candy pink with blue undertones and creamy, opaque color coverage. It is bluer in tone and lighter compared to Behave Yourself. It is a little paler compared to MAC All Styled Up and MAC Viva Glam Gaga. It is pinker than MAC Pink Friday. I imagine Snob will be quite close, too.
  • Tea Ceremony is a darkened peach-brown with a creamy finish and opaque color coverage. Korres #36 is a little browner and darker. MAC Mocha is a little pinker and darker, but it is similar.

The formula is lightweight overall, but some of the creamier shades are thicker when worn (think Happy Hibiscus). I get an average of three hours of wear on lighter shades and up to six hours with really rich, bold shades (think Korean Candy). The color coverage is semi-opaque to opaque. These are vanilla-scented, but I did not detect any taste.

I find the lighter shades have a tendency to settle into lip lines and the effect becomes more noticeable as they wear and fade.  Some of the creamy but pale shades have a chalky look on lips, because the consistency is just not quite even.  The finish of these is definitely glossier than the traditional lipstick. They are somewhat moisturizing, but after four or so hours, my lips could use more moisture. To read my original review (and more in-depth review, as well as a comparison against Slimshines), check out this post.

MAC Seasonally Supreme Swatches - Sneak Peek


MAC Fashion City Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Fashion City Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Fashion City Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Fashion City Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Happy Hibiscus Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Happy Hibiscus Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Happy Hibiscus Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Happy Hibiscus Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Korean Candy Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Korean Candy Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Korean Candy Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Korean Candy Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Royal Azalea Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Royal Azalea Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Royal Azalea Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Royal Azalea Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Tea Ceremony Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Tea Ceremony Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Tea Ceremony Sheen Supreme Lipstick

MAC Tea Ceremony Sheen Supreme Lipstick


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Leigh Avatar

I doubt I’ll be picking up anything from this collection. Nothing really jumps out at me. I might grab Royal Azalea, but that’d be it. Thanks for the swatches!

Megan Avatar

Probably not by itself. But for those with super pigmented lips, it could be a godsend of a base. Using concealer or primer can dry out lips like crazy; something like this could work a lot better (though may not be as long-lasting).

Rhaina Avatar

Maybe someone like me sister could, she is really pale (has not yet found a Foundation which is not too dark) and has no real undertones, neither warm nor cool. And no freckles as well. Maybe… But probably it would also look really weird, so I think no skintone could really pull off Happy Hibiscus, but that’s no reason to not wear it^^

Btw, I love Fashion City, Korean Candy and Tea Ceremony as well, they look lovely 🙂

artemis Avatar

maybe me but i can’t afford it (mac isn’t available here) i’m very pale w lil olive undertones and dark hair tho i look white in sunlight:)) i looove pale lips 🙁 but i never bought a nude or pink pale enough 4me cuz they’re so hard to find. i don’t mind the emo/goth look, I LOVE IT!

Leni Avatar

I guess I am gonna check out Fashion City for I skipped Gotta Dash cause it turned out too peachy on my lips. I hope this suits me better.

Leni Avatar

also I find that fashion city looks better on the lips, the texture appeals to me more than gotta dash (at least on the close-ups you posted)

Amanda R Avatar

Fashion City looks beautiful on you, but I’m afraid it would pull too orange on my skin tone (very fair with cool undertones). Shame about Happy Hibiscus – looks so pretty in the tube, but on the lips it’s WAAAAY too white for my tastes.

Julia Avatar

Your teeth look so white!!!! haha 🙂 sorry, that was the main thing I noticed 😛 thanks for doing such a good job reviewing products that people actually WANT you to review!!! <3

Devi Avatar

FASHION CITY. TEA CEREMONY. I can only stare. I was going to take a look at the dupes you suggested, but funnily enough, you suggested Mocha as a dupe, and I’ve been searching for a dupe for Mocha. 😀 Just attracted to the browns and peaches I guess. 😛

rukia0814 Avatar

Hi Christine, how will you compare fashion city with ever hip? I think they are somewhat from the same color family .I love ever hip but I’m looking for a near shade in a different formula. Thanks

Pang Avatar

Totally digging korean candy since im a sucker for bright colors but i do feel like i have quite too many. It also looks easy to dupe too.Descisions…

Alex Avatar

Wow, terrible! I like Korean Candy, but other than that, these are a huge flop. What a strange bunch of colours. Can’t wait to see the rest, but not expecting much!

Julia Avatar

I feel like all of these colors would be best suited for someone with a warm, pale complexion. (I am thinking like an nc5 or 10, if there were such a thing!) I am definitely way too cool-toned to pull any of these off, but I can appreciate their beauty beacuse I think on the right skintone, all of these would be gorgeous!

Hilary Avatar

Happy Hibiscus and Royal Azalea <3! I wish Fashion City was a little lighter though. I imagine that it would look like mud on my lips 🙁 but its beautiful on you!

L Avatar

Fashion City and Tea Ceremony are pretty. I dunno how they will translate on my skintone though, as I see a bit of orange in each. I can’t pull of orange colors…

Piper Avatar

I love a lipstick with a “built in gloss”. I for sure need fashion city, and tea ceremony is a might! Thanks for the swatches, Christine!

Christian Avatar

Ditto to what most people have said 🙂 Your face is absolutely radiant in the Fashion City and Korean Candy pics! What are you wearing for these swatches? Your skin looks awesome with that perfect blend of matte & satin-y finish and your neutral eyes just POP on the screen. I would love a breakdown of this look. Thank you for your great reviews. Sorry that this formula doesn’t work as well for you. Bare Again is one of my go-to lippies and surprisingly lasts rather long on me *shrugs*. I love your blog and admire all your hard work, professionalism, and class!

Karen Avatar

You always look beautiful, but you look extra beautiful in these shots – especially with Fashion City!!! Your makeup is in perfect harmony!

Sarah Avatar

Anything from Glamglass yet? I’m glad these are permanent, because I’m going to do some major damage with Glamglass and Mac Me Over! 🙂

Mairyn Avatar

Just like many others have said, Fashion City looks incredible on you, Christine :O Possibly the most flattering lip colour I’ve ever seen on you – I recently went through all (well, most) of your lip swatches when I was looking for a birthday present for my mum, so I feel I can honestly say it is the nicest lip colour on you. 🙂

Dorna Avatar

Wow, fashion city is going to be my go-to lipstick to match with green eyes! I’ve been looking for something like this for awhile. Thanks!

MJ Avatar

Hi Christine, I love the way you did your eyes in these photos, especially how they work well with the neutral shades like Fashion City and bright tones like Korean Candy. Can you please share what eye makeup you’re wearing? Thanks!

Andie Avatar

Happy Hibiscus and Royal Azalea look super dated. Want to age yourself 20 years? Buy Happy Hibiscus or Royal Azalea. I’m all for vintage, but frost lipstick like this is not something I want coming back. Unflattering. I do like the sheen of them though.

Stefani Avatar

Although almost every color looks good on you…. Fashion City is by far the most flatering color I have ever seen on you. And coincidently Korean Candy is the second most flatering. I know your a beauty blogger so its hard to have staple products but if you were, I would definetly recommend those be yours.

Jane Avatar

I’m with Stefani – these are stunning on you! And I tip my hat that you were willing to try on Happy Hibiscus… boy, that’s a color.

Cho Hee Avatar

Omgsh I LOVE these lipsticks! I wasn’t planning to buy any of them except Korean Candy (just because of the name lol) but now your post has won me over. Thank you!!

Ana G. Avatar

I was looking forward to see Fashion city since I bought Gotta Dash, I’m gonna skip it. Hope the other colors are more appealing to me because, so far, it’s a miss.

La.pLebiitah.. Avatar

OMG i love royal azalea, it will be a good substitution for my viva glam gaga! Will you be able to swatch “Asian Flower” before it launches??

Judy Avatar

I’m going to skip this collection completely. I only wanted Asian Flower anyway and since the Posh Paradise collection has a light lavender in that, I will buy that one instead. I like the sheen lipsticks, but… I really need to save money for the Mac Me Over collection and the others coming out in the Fall/Winter.

Jieun Avatar

Christine, may I ask what foundation you’re wearing in these looks? Your skin looks gorgeous and really luminous here. As always, thanks for all of your swatches!

VJNS Avatar

Cannot imagine wearing Happy Hibiscus alone. I think I would use it in a layering technique, otherwise no thanks. The other’s look great on you, Christine. It’s too bad about the formula though. Inconsistency is always a deal breaker for me. Thanks for the review!

Ashley Avatar

Love them all. Fashion City looks lovely! I wonder how Happy Hibiscus compares to Mlle. MAC lipstick (LE from Fashionflower)…
You wear them all so well!

Erica P Avatar

Korean Candy looks beautiful on you, but I think my features are too light for me to be able to pull it off. The only color I’d even consider for myself is Tea Ceremony, but I’d have to try it out in person.

Stephanie Avatar

I like all of them. I’ve been really into nudes and light pinks lately. Been looking for a very light pink like Happy Hibiscus or Royal Azalea. :]

artemis Avatar

wooow happy hibiscus is my dream :O pale enough 4me :)) too bad there ain’t a cheap alternative here :(( royal azalea is so perfect too 🙁

Alicia Avatar

Fashion city is the only one ill even think about! Happy Hibiscus look BEAUTIFUL and right up my ally in the tube, but i hate how washed out and light it is on the lips!

sarah Avatar

tea ceremony and fashion city are gorgeous on you. i need to stop myself from over-indulging because i want to haul big for mac me over

Brittany Avatar

Wow, all of these colors are beautiful! I lost my Pink Friday (my favorite lipstick) at a bar one night so I will definitely be picking up Royal Azalea. I can’t wait until these come out! Fashion City is gorgeous too!

msharma Avatar

it’s not at the counters. and some mac people tell me that it’s not gonna be on counters? can you tell me when it’ll be available and will it be available on counters? thanks!

Carrie Avatar

My eyes literally bugged out of my skull when I saw Happy Hibiscus! WOW, that’s light. But I could actually see myself picking up both Royal Azalea and Happy Hibiscus.

joelle Avatar

happy hibiscus is MADE for the ganguro fashion subculture in japan. the girls wear really tan skin and pale lips. google it, ttly worth your time!

Jessica Avatar

I’m really digging orangey/peach colors on the eyes and lips these days and I love how Fashion City, Korean Candy and Tea Ceremony look on your warm skin tone. I will definitely be testing those out at my MAC counter.

On a side not, I’m glad I found a guru with a similar skin tone as me, it really helps determine what will flatter my color and what won’t. 🙂

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