MAC Tattoo My Heart, Truly Everlasting, Forever Darling Versicolour Stains Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Tattoo My Heart Versicolour Lip Stain
MAC Tattoo My Heart Versicolour Lip Stain

MAC Tattoo My Heart Versicolour Lip Stain ($24.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright pinky coral.” It’s a medium, orange-coral with warm undertones that gets rosier when it “sets” on the lips. The texture was thin, watery and developed into a slightly thicker, more gel-like consistency after a minute or two. It was unforgiving, though, as the gloss gathered in lip lines. It had mostly opaque coverage and lasted for six hours. It was somewhat drying. MAC Never Say Never (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Jouer Sloane (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Super Coral (157) (LE, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Shake, Shake, Shake! (LE, ) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Lychee Luxe (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Paint It (202) (DC, $28.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Drawn in Chic (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Paris Follies (LE, $26.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Deco (16) (P, $48.00) is more muted, warmer, better quality (90% similar). Hourglass Nectar (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). YSL Illegal Rosy Nude (207) (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Dior Rieuse (373) (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Revlon Papaya (DC, $7.49) is more shimmery (85% similar). NARS District (LE, $26.00) is cooler (85% similar). Dior Tropiques (379) (P, $35.00) is cooler (85% similar). ColourPop Secret Weapon (P, $6.00) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). YSL Restricted Pink (203) (P, $38.00) is darker (85% similar). Pat McGrath Twilo (P, $30.00) is cooler (85% similar). Dior Magique (479) (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Maui (-, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Truly Everlasting Versicolour Lip Stain ($24.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright warm pink.” It’s a bright, medium pinky-coral with warm undertones that darkens as it sets into a redder coral. It had mostly opaque coverage with smooth application that didn’t emphasize lip lines much. The color wore well for seven hours and was moderately drying over time. Too Faced Tickle-Me-Peach (P, $19.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Short & Snappy (P, $10.00) is glossier (95% similar). Hourglass Nectar (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Jouer Shibuya (P, $17.00) is brighter (85% similar). NARS Paris Follies (LE, $26.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Dior Magique (479) (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Dior Rieuse (373) (P, $35.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Never Say Never (LE, $20.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). Illamasqua Mistress (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Forever Darling Versicolour Lip Stain ($24.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) id described as an “intense orange red.” It’s a bold, bright, medium-dark red-orange with warm undertones and a creamy finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a smooth, lightweight texture that glided on, set evenly, and didn’t emphasize lip lines. The color wore for the full eight hours promised, but it was slightly drying overall. Anastasia Neon Apple (-, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty No Vacancy (P, $54.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Mineshaft (P, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Russian Red (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Flash Drive (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Altressa (P, $85.00) is glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Signature Scarlet (020) (P, $8.99) is brighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #402 Red to Go (P, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fortune Red (LE, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar). Illamasqua Touch (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty True Coral (P, $54.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty No Vacancy (P, $54.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Poppy (P, $25.00) is brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Runway Red (-, $16.00)(90% similar). Jouer Shibuya (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline So Hot (P, $7.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Revlon Fire (DC, $7.49) is brighter (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Carmin (824) (LE, $30.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Revlon HD Fire Opal (560) (DC, $8.99) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Pat McGrath Blood 2 (P, $30.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | MAC Versicolour Lip Stain ($24.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a hybrid gloss and stain formula with a glossy shine, long-wear (eight-hours, specifically), “jelly-like texture,” and “stay-true colour.” Interesting discovery: under “usage” (on MAC’s website) the following is there: “As with many lips stains, lips might feel slightly dry over time … Product not recommended for use on overly dry or sensitive lips.” There is some good, specific information about these, though for color payoff isn’t as clear, so based on the fact that these are a gloss/lip stain hybrid (neither of which are typically opaque), I would expect noticeable color with translucency–like stained glass. The majority are fairly pigmented and are true-to-form as a lip stain, and they have a moderate shine. The consistency is thin, watery initially and develops into a slightly thicker, lightly tacky texture as it “sets.” It is one of the least-tacky textures of this type of formula (as it is similar to ones like YSL Glossy Stains, Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer, Tom Ford Patent Finish, L’Oreal Color Caresse). Some shades emphasized and gathered into lip lines, which may be due to the slightly thinner overall consistency (compared to other like formulas). The wear ranged from six to eight hours and was lightly to moderately drying over time. The formula has a subtle vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

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MAC Tattoo My Heart Versicolour Lip Stain
MAC Tattoo My Heart Versicolour Lip Stain

MAC Tattoo My Heart Versicolour Lip Stain
MAC Tattoo My Heart Versicolour Lip Stain

MAC Tattoo My Heart Versicolour Lip Stain
MAC Tattoo My Heart Versicolour Lip Stain

MAC Tattoo My Heart Versicolour Lip Stain
MAC Tattoo My Heart Versicolour Lip Stain

MAC Tattoo My Heart Versicolour Lip Stain
MAC Tattoo My Heart Versicolour Lip Stain

MAC Truly Everlasting Versicolour Lip Stain
MAC Truly Everlasting Versicolour Lip Stain

MAC Truly Everlasting Versicolour Lip Stain
MAC Truly Everlasting Versicolour Lip Stain

MAC Truly Everlasting Versicolour Lip Stain
MAC Truly Everlasting Versicolour Lip Stain

MAC Truly Everlasting Versicolour Lip Stain
MAC Truly Everlasting Versicolour Lip Stain

MAC Truly Everlasting Versicolour Lip Stain
MAC Truly Everlasting Versicolour Lip Stain

MAC Forever Darling Versicolour Lip Stain
MAC Forever Darling Versicolour Lip Stain

MAC Forever Darling Versicolour Lip Stain
MAC Forever Darling Versicolour Lip Stain

MAC Forever Darling Versicolour Lip Stain
MAC Forever Darling Versicolour Lip Stain

MAC Forever Darling Versicolour Lip Stain
MAC Forever Darling Versicolour Lip Stain

MAC Forever Darling Versicolour Lip Stain
MAC Forever Darling Versicolour Lip Stain

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Tattoo My Heart is such a perfect shade for lazier summer days….except for its drying factor *could* be problematic. Especially with living in a hot, dry climate. Just weird that such a glossy, juicy looking formula would be so harsh!

There are definitely enough readers who find YSL’s Glossy Stains drying (which is a comparable formula) that it could be a concern – I wonder if it’s in the technology that takes it from thin/watery to gel-like.

I could well be, I’m thinking. Perhaps an alcohol-type chemical is what activities the liquid to transform into a less permeable gel stain finish? Or just stains themselves have some oddly inherent drying effect? Although, they still don’t sound as brutal as liquid mattes!

Hi Christine! Will you be putting all of the Versicolour review links in one post once you’ve gone through them all? I want to see them all before I buy and it’s a little difficult for me to try and find all of them separately. Thanks so much 🙂

I have two more that to review (they arrived late), but I haven’t even photographed/swatched them yet… so if IO do, it will not be for awhile. I am deeply sorry for failing you!

Eep! I hope you’re being sarcastic, you are definitely not failing anyone 😀 I so appreciate this site, and always marvel at how it runs so smoothly!

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