MAC Stallion, Blue Beat, Galaxy Grey Liptensity Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Stallion Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep, inky black with neutral undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It was very pigmented with a lightly glossy, smooth consistency. I did have some issues with the color adhering to the center of my lip, so there’s a bit of translucency there. The texture was lightweight and comfortable to wear without the color sliding around over time. On me, the color wore well for seven hours and was non-drying. Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer (000) (LE, $30.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C604 (P, $22.00) is less glossy (95% similar). NYX Chambord (P, $6.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Tarte Naughty (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop Aeronaut (P, $7.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Woof (44) (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $18.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). MAC In the Spirit (LE, $18.50) is cooler (95% similar). NYX Go Rogue (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Blue Beat Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep navy blue with strong, cool undertones paired with a lightly glossy finish that had some visible pearl. It was almost so cool-toned that it looked almost purplish. The consistency of this shade had a bit more slip than other shades, which led to slightly uneven application. For this type of shade, it still went on rather well, but there was still room for improvement. It had good pigmentation, though not quite opaque, in one stroke and was fairly comfortable to wear over time. It wore well for seven and a half hours and left a strong, purplish stain behind (more pink than blue). It was neither drying nor hydrating while worn. Sephora Ice Breaker (46) (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Maybelline Midnight Blue (P, $7.49) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Deep (P, $21.00) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Sapphire Siren (P, $7.49) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Heroine (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty #054 (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Sephora City Beat (45) (P, $8.00) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Clapback (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). Kat Von D Bruno (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Galaxy Grey Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium grayish lavender with a cream finish. It was richly pigmented with a lightweight, lightly gel-like texture that applied evenly and smoothly on the lips. The consistency melted on the lips after 45 seconds and seemed to make my lips appear smoother and more voluminous. This shade wore well for six and a half hours on me and was slightly hydrating. Make Up For Ever C502 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Zero (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Zero (LE, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Evening Buzz (LE, $18.50) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Taro (LE, $26.00) is darker (80% similar). Dior Cloudy Matte (380) (LE, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Marshmallow (P, $6.50) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Plum Princess (LE, $18.50) is warmer (80% similar). MAC Fresh Amour (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

MAC Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have “intense amounts of pigment” with a gel-like texture that melts on lips that leaves behind a satin finish and wears for “eight hours.” It’s supposed to be “comfortable” to wear, but there are no claims about hydration–and overall, they were non-drying. The majority of the range varied from semi-opaque to fully opaque in one stroke, while the texture had some body and thickness to it but was not heavy. The consistency feels firmer in the tube, but it became softer and more pliable as it warmed up against the lips. This was also true about how the color settled and looked on the lips–it tended to fill up lip lines without emphasizing them as much after thirty seconds of wear. The formula didn”t have a lot of slip, and it was actually lightly tacky, which helped it stay in place better. The wear ranged from four to eight hours with lighter shades typically wearing shorter than deeper and more intense shades. The finish was anywhere from satin to natural with noticeable sheen, sometimes glossiness, but it often wore to a satin to semi-matte finish after a few hours. The formula has MAC’s typical vanilla scent but had no discernible taste.

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MAC Stallion Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Stallion Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Stallion Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Stallion Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Stallion Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Stallion Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Stallion Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Stallion Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Stallion Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Stallion Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Stallion Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Stallion Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Blue Beat Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Blue Beat Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Blue Beat Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Blue Beat Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Blue Beat Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Blue Beat Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Blue Beat Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Blue Beat Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Blue Beat Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Blue Beat Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Blue Beat Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Blue Beat Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Galaxy Grey Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Galaxy Grey Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Galaxy Grey Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Galaxy Grey Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Galaxy Grey Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Galaxy Grey Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Galaxy Grey Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Galaxy Grey Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Galaxy Grey Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Galaxy Grey Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Galaxy Grey Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Galaxy Grey Liptensity Lipstick