MAC Strip Me Down Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Strip Me Down Lipstick
MAC Strip Me Down Lipstick

MAC Strip Me Down Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deep tone beige [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy terracotta with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. ColourPop Brat Pack (LE, $7.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (95% similar). Anastasia Hudson (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Taupe (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Molasses (DC, $26.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (95% similar). Sephora Blaze of Glory (76) (P, $14.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Mocha (P, $21.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). NARS Bondage (LE, $27.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Nuance (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (DC, $18.00) is more muted, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Maybelline Toasted Truffle (P, $7.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Ultimate Diva (LE, $21.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (P, $18.00) is warmer, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Whirl (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Royally Riotous (LE, $21.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Guerlain #04 (P, $33.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Candy (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). ColourPop CA Love (P, $7.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Carnal (DC, $18.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Anastasia #4 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Just What I Needed (P, $26.00) is cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The texture was velvety, lightweight, and creamy enough that it glided on without tugging on the lips. The color went on evenly, though I had some color catch in my lip lines, which did worsen a bit over time but was only slightly noticeable after five hours of wear. It had rich, opaque pigmentation in one stroke. The formula was comfortable to wear for the most part, but it was a bit drying after the fourth hour of wear. This shade will be released online on September 6th.

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MAC Strip Me Down Lipstick
MAC Strip Me Down Lipstick

MAC Strip Me Down Lipstick
MAC Strip Me Down Lipstick

MAC Strip Me Down Lipstick
MAC Strip Me Down Lipstick

MAC Strip Me Down Lipstick
MAC Strip Me Down Lipstick

MAC Strip Me Down Lipstick
MAC Strip Me Down Lipstick

MAC Strip Me Down Lipstick
MAC Strip Me Down Lipstick

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau
  • MAC Taraji Glow Mineralize Skinfinish
  • MAC Highlight the Truth Mineralize Skinfinish
On eyes:
  • Dior Fire (584) Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky
  • Dior Reflection (684) Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky
  • Dior Fever (794) Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky
  • Sephora Diving in Malaysia Contour Eye Pencil
  • Dior Fusion (764) Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky
  • Dior Temptation (184) Diorshow Mono Lustrous Smoky
  • ColourPop Truth Super Shock Shadow
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It seems pretty perfect for darker skin tones – it’s exactly what you’d expect and want from a collab with Taraji, I think (well, we could use more products, haha). 🙂

That’s the Taraji one? I’m there. Those MSFs look excellent, too. I think Empire is starting earlier this year. She is SO GOOD. I forget about the distribution….don’t bother to answer. I’ll look it up.

Hmmm. I was excited to see this lipstick, but I have sooo many that look like this one! 🙁
On to the powders! 🙂

I’m light/light medium but this color works well on me too, because I have 4 of the dupes, although they all do look differently on me, probably because my lips aren’t as pigmented. So I can safely cross this one off the wishlist of 74 lippies!

Ok, so I do have 2 tubes of the very luscious, gorgeous Royally Riotous lipstick, which I always get many compliments on….but I am still seriously drawn to this one! This is what I wanted Whirl lipstick to look like on me, and it just didn’t. I *need* this one, I think….
Run, wallet, RUN!!!

I was wondering whether the formula would end up being fairly dry on your lips and it seems that it does. It is a lovely caramel shade, but it would be too drying for me.

This is going to be such a beautiful nude on deeper skin tones. I wish it didn’t settle but I really like the color and I love Taraji so I’m getting it

That is such a pretty color! I knew the moment I saw the ad, I wanted it! How does this compare to with Velvet Teddy? Seems like it would be similar? Maybe?

I LOVE it. im dark tan in the mineralize skinfinish and never thought I’d ever be able to pull off a “nude” lip- but this is so pretty to me. im lining it with cork to add a little dimension, chestnut was too dark- otherwise it looks washed out. its my no-make up make up look!

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