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MAC Style Warrior Lip Swatches

Purple Rite Lipstick

MAC Style Warrior Lip Swatches! πŸ™‚

Here’s a little run down about how they apply/opacity on the shades first…

  • Purple Rite is semi-sheer, provides decent color to lips. Frosty finish.
  • Sunsational is a sheer, shimmery peachy-gold. It’s not designed to give you a lot of color.
  • Tribalist is a creamy, opaque color. Very deep and better to apply via a lip brush (I did not, as I do these as fast as humanly possible).
  • Brave New Bronze is a creamy, opaque color. Will probably lean peach or pink, depending on your skin tones, but it is more peach than pink.
  • Liberated is sheer, gold shimmer.
  • Fierce & Fabulous is semi-sheer, providing lips with noticeable color.
  • Gold Rebel is sheer, peachy-gold shimmer. Like Liberated, but more peach/orange.
  • Style Warrior is a semi-sheer, providing lips with noticeable color/darkening. Try it over Tribalist or any red lipstick to see a cool effect. Really — it’s more wearable than you think.

Now, onto the lip swatches!

Sunsational Lipstick

Tribalist Lipstick

Brave New Bronze Lipstick

Liberated Lipglass

Fierce & Fabulous Lipglass

Gold Rebel Lipglass

Style Warrior Lipglass

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im loving brave new bronze!its such a pretty colour!u make it luk soooo nyc!YAY!cant wait for this collection to come out now!(im in UK so i still gotta wait, arrrrrrrrrrrgh!!) xXx

after these swatches, i still feel like brave new bronze & purple rite are going to be the lippies i want the most. hopefully i’m just as impressed when i see them in person. thanks so much christine!!!

I’ll definitely get Purple Rite and Gold rebel, and possibly Sunsational and Fierce & fabulous too. The others are a either too dark or too blah. Thanks for the swatches.

I am loving the Purple Rite but purple scares me…..It is really purple in real life?? I normaly wear Creme Cup, Syrup, Fabby….I am nw20/25 would it be flattering on me?

It’s not that purple, IMO, it’s quite wearable, really. I think it would be. If you wear Syrup and Fabby, I think you can wear this.

thanks for posting these christine!

i’m looking forward to seeing them in the uk…

do you have any faves so far? purple rite looks really good on you! (though so do pretty much all the colours…lol! guess i’m partial to purple…)

My pleasure, Aradhana πŸ™‚

I love Brave New Bronze! That’s my favorite. I also like Sunsational and Purple Rite. The lipglassees are pretty, but nothing super super amazing. Perhaps Liberated, but I love me some gold.

I was passing through my Nordie’s today when I saw the displays for Style Warrior already out. I stopped by and the MA talked to me about all of the products and told me that they are taking pre-orders now and it will be launched next Wednesday, the 20th. The early launch had something to do with a sale at the store. Anyway, I tried on and preordered Purple Rite l/s, Fierce & Fabulous l/g, On a Mission blush and Pink Rebel Lustre Drops. I saw some other things I liked too and may pick up when I get the rest next Wed., like the Solar Riche bronzer and at least one e/s. The packaging is great!

Thanks so much for the swatches Christine! It’s very helpful.

Still want Sunsational & Purple Rite l/s. But I’m passing on the Gold Rebel l/g

Hi everyone! Can someone PLEASE tell me the finish to Purple Rite & even the rest of the lipsticks? (Lustre, Amp Creme etc…) But I’m dying to know Purple Rite’s. I’ve been wanting to venture into a purple lip!

I’m almost positive that Purple Rite is a frost. And I know for sure that Tribalist is a Amplified Creme. Not too sure about the other two..I would guess that Sunsational is just a frost as well or a glaze. I would guess that Brave New Bronze is a lustre..that’s what it looks like to me.

Purple Rite is a frost, Tribalist is an amplified creme, Brave New Bronze is a satin, and Sunsational is a glaze.

Sunsational is SO cute. And I am in love with Purple Rite! I’m not too sure how Brave New Bronze would look on me, and I have a revlon lipstick that looks justttt like Tribalist [THANK GOODNESS FOR MY WALLET!]

hi christine,

im a nc 40 and was wondering if i could pull off brave new bronze.. or would it be too light? If any one else can pls answer this for me ur more then welcome to.. thanks!

I think you could. It might be a bit pale, but I’m around NC30 and could wear it alone without problems, IMO!

Ok, so I think I’m gonna get Sensational, brave new bronze, and gold rebel. The others don’t interest me. It kind of looks like liberated and gold rebel are the same though.

thanks so much for the swatches!! how does Gold Rebel compare to Nice to be Nice from HK? I really love Nice to be Nice so I hope they’re similar!

Different entirely. Gold Rebel has more pigmentation, but it’s a peachy orange, not bright orange like Nice To Be Nice (well, how it looks in the tube).

Brave new Bronze reminds me of Hue which I absolutely love, does anyone else see that?? Purple Rite looks great on you Christine, you make me want that one! Wondering if I might like Sunsational also.

christine, do you think that sunsationa l/s is a dupe for gel l/s AND is gold rebel anywhere close to nymphette?

i’m just trying to justify (to myself) that i need more lip stuff πŸ˜›

ahhh thank you so much for these! i’m so excited for this whole collection, especially brave new bronze lipstick. amazing! β™₯

would you say that Brave new bronze is the same as myth?

i thought i could skip out on the lip glasses this time ,but know i want all of them!

Thank you for keeping us updated with swatches, etc. πŸ™‚ the new bronze lipstick looks very pretty. Would you say its kinda in between creme d nude and pink plaid? or not even close? lol

wow.. Tribalist remind me of my fave lipglass, Jampacked from the Cult of Cherry collec. it also looks like Rimmel lasting finish in Bordeaux..

i still want Brave New Bronze tho..

hi christine:)
do u think brave new bronze is similar or 4N lipstick at all?
thankyou for the swatches
ur the best

Sunsational definitely calls my name. Brave new bronze looks cute, too, but it might be too matte on my lips, and I personally do not like matte lips at all.. Thanks so much for the swatches, Christine!

Tribalist is similar to Kirsch, but Style Warrior is much browner/opaque than Beaux. Pomposity is more fuchsia and has more shimmer/frost.

Hi Christine,

Thanks for letting us know that we can now order Style Warriors online! I ended up not getting Purple Rite cos it will probably be too sheer for my dark lips. I will be in NYC (from Syd) in a few weeks so if its still there then I can try it on!

Thanks for your swatches!

I am LOVING Brave New Bronze but I JUST bought Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Volupte in #2 today.

Can anyone tell me if Brave New Bronze compared to YSL Rouge Volupte #2 is a close match, or a dupe?.

Just asking because I either need to stop the lemming, or buy. But it’s a complete pet peeve when I buy two lipsticks that are basically the same. πŸ˜‰

I use as much product as necessary — I’m not going to pile it on if it’s not going to make a difference, know what I mean? I layer on until it’s not making a difference to add more — my lips are my lips, so on your lips, it may look more pigmented or opaque. I can’t help how something looks on my lips; can’t really change them, sorry!

I’m not trying to waste my time deliberately making things seem sheer or poor performing… I’m showing you exactly how it works for me, which is the best I can do.

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