MAC Semi-Precious Lipstick Swatches, Photos, Reviews


MAC Gem of Roses Lipstick

MAC Semi-Precious Lipstick Swatches, Photos, Reviews

MAC Semi-Precious Lipstick ($14.50 for 0.10 oz.) includes four limited edition shades: Gem of Roses (mid-tone strawberry pink), Lush Amber (light nude beige), Musky Amethyst (deep plum), and One of a Kind (mid-tone rosy neutral).

MAC Lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste (to me).  Their lustre lipsticks are designed to be sheerer in color, so the color payoff of the three lustres in this launch is as expected.  Musky Amethyst, which has a frost finish, seems to be a little sheerer given its frost finish.  Lustres wear two to three hours on me, while frosts tend to be better at four.  In my experience, lustres are a little drying.

MAC Semi-Precious Lipstick Swatches, Photos, Reviews

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8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
84%
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MAC Gem of Roses Lipstick


MAC Gem of Roses Lipstick


MAC Gem of Roses Lipstick


MAC Gem of Roses Lipstick


MAC Lush Amber Lipstick


MAC Lush Amber Lipstick


MAC Lush Amber Lipstick


MAC Lush Amber Lipstick


MAC Musky Amethyst Lipstick


MAC Musky Amethyst Lipstick


MAC Musky Amethyst Lipstick


MAC Musky Amethyst Lipstick


MAC One of a Kind Lipstick


MAC One of a Kind Lipstick


MAC One of a Kind Lipstick


MAC One of a Kind Lipstick

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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For some reason the word “Musky” strikes me as hysterical… isn’t that a smell? Or perhaps “Musk Ox” is what’s making me laugh

I’m torn with gem of roses???!!! Christine it looks soo dark in the tube… My lips are much more pigmented than yours, Like purple… Will this look much darker on me?

If you have naturally redder lips, I imagine it’ll end up just muting your natural lip color a little bit. I don’t think it’ll look darker in terms of the color itself, but your natural lip color will probably dominate.

What a pitty Musky Amethyst doesn`t cover well… I loved the color, it would be perfect for winter (I`m from Brazil and right now it is winter down here = ]

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I am SO wanting Gem of Roses and One of a Kind. Christine, do you know if this is considered part of MAC’s autumn colours? Some of these (not just the lippies but other products in the collection) look distinctly “autumnal” to me.

lush amber, gem of roses & one of a kind looks promising however since the pigmentation of my lips differ from Christines a store swatch is definetly in order i will however put these babies on a pre order @ my mac counter just in case they work for my skintone. Thanks Christine your dedication to this blog is truly appreciated.

Thanks a lot for the review and swatches 🙂

I like Gem of Roses, but I wonder how close it is to Strawbaby from Fafi. Both are described as strawberry red and I have a weakness for those shades….

OMG – with the exception of Lush Amber I want to have them all! Usually I’m not a big fan of sheer Lipsticks, but these are gorgeous (and since I’m starting to work in a bank soon, I could use them for work as well ;-)).

Not impressed with this collection either. MAC needs more creativity or to let bloggers and regular people help out with their new collections

I think this collection is passable for me, which is a sigh of relief after Surf, Baby. Beautiful colors, just nothing unique enough or undupable to anything in my collection already.

Christine, would you know if Gem of Roses is at all similar to Covergirl’s Lip Perfection lipstick in Heavenly? I just picked it up yesterday and it seems to be a similar tone and color.

I thought about getting Musky Amethyst when you first posted the promo pics, now having seen the swatches I MUST HAVE IT! Too bad the LE’s usually take forever until they’re available in Germany…

Hm. All of them except for Musky Amethyst look really similar to me. I’ll probably get Gem of Roses if I test it out and it looks good on me, but the color seems to be really pretty.

i got gem of roses and one of a kind and neither one shows up on my lips and i’m about an nw23. kinda bummed. ah well, back to the cremesheens.

Hi, everyone! Do you think Gem of Roses looks like Clinique’s Guava Stain? I don’t want to order Gem of Roses if it’s already pretty similar. Thanks for the input!

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