MAC Turn to the Left & Dubonnet Buzz Powder Kiss Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

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MAC Turn to the Left Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Turn to the Left Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Turn to the Left Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Turn to the Left Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Turn to the Left Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Turn to the Left Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Turn to the Left Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Turn to the Left Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Turn to the Left Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Turn to the Left Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Turn to the Left Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Turn to the Left Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Turn to the Left Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Turn to the Left Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Turn to the Left Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Turn to the Left Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Turn to the Left Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Turn to the Left Powder Kiss Lipstick

Turn to the Left

MAC Turn to the Left Powder Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a deeper, reddish-brown with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had more slip than most shades in the range, which gave it a slightly shinier finish that wore down to semi-matte after an hour or two of wear.

It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied fairly evenly but settled noticeably into my lip lines. I also had issues with the product clumping up a little in places (see my bottom lip around the edge). It lasted for four and a half hours and felt non-drying.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.1 oz. - $210.00 Per Ounce

MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to feel "weightless" with a "blur of effortless soft-focus color." Per the brand, the formula "provides immediate and long-term hydration" while "blur[ring] lines and smooth[ing] lips" and having "zero-shine." They have a bit of shine and slip; I wouldn't call them zero-shine so much as very smooth and more like a natural or soft matte finish. Like any finish with slight shine, they did wear down to a more, flat matte finish within an hour or so of wear. The consistency was lightweight, thin, and velvety with a bit of slip (a little like a silicone primer to me) and was comfortable to wear with a non-drying to lightly hydrating feel.

The pigmentation ranged from semi-opaque to opaque with deeper shades having more coverage. There were a few very light shades, which did not apply as evenly and had a tendency to catch on any imperfections on my lips, whereas the deeper shades went on more smoothly and looked more flattering on as they were less likely to emphasize texture. They lasted between two and a half and six hours with deeper shades, unsurprisingly, lasting longer than the ultra-light ones.

I personally found the scent of these to be noticeably different, both that it was sweeter and less vanilla-based but I also got a strong rubber scent that came through. The scent did not linger for long, so it wasn't something that I detected throughout the wear, but it had a strong, sweet taste that was present until it was gone. Other readers who have smelled the formula in person did not catch any rubber/off-putting scent (my husband thought it smelled weird, not bad per se, but couldn't be more specific), and when I went back to double check each shade, each one of mine still had that rubbery note.

Browse all of our MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Polyethylene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Zeolite, Kaolin, Alumina, Silica, Silica Dimethyl Silylate (Nano), Polysilicone-11, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Flavor (Aroma), Sodium Saccharin, Tocopherol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Orange 5 Lake (Ci 45370), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Red 28 (Ci 45410), Red 30 (Ci 73360), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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MAC Dubonnet Buzz Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Buzz Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Buzz Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Buzz Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Buzz Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Buzz Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Buzz Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Buzz Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Buzz Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Buzz Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Buzz Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Buzz Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Buzz Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Buzz Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Buzz Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Buzz Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Buzz Powder Kiss Lipstick
MAC Dubonnet Buzz Powder Kiss Lipstick

Dubonnet Buzz

MAC Dubonnet Buzz Powder Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a deep, coppery-red with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, velvety texture that glided readily over my lips and delivered even, lightweight coverage. The product didn’t tug on my lips during application, and it didn’t settle into my lip lines or emphasize lip texture. It stayed on nicely for five hours and felt non-drying.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.1 oz. - $210.00 Per Ounce

MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to feel "weightless" with a "blur of effortless soft-focus color." Per the brand, the formula "provides immediate and long-term hydration" while "blur[ring] lines and smooth[ing] lips" and having "zero-shine." They have a bit of shine and slip; I wouldn't call them zero-shine so much as very smooth and more like a natural or soft matte finish. Like any finish with slight shine, they did wear down to a more, flat matte finish within an hour or so of wear. The consistency was lightweight, thin, and velvety with a bit of slip (a little like a silicone primer to me) and was comfortable to wear with a non-drying to lightly hydrating feel.

The pigmentation ranged from semi-opaque to opaque with deeper shades having more coverage. There were a few very light shades, which did not apply as evenly and had a tendency to catch on any imperfections on my lips, whereas the deeper shades went on more smoothly and looked more flattering on as they were less likely to emphasize texture. They lasted between two and a half and six hours with deeper shades, unsurprisingly, lasting longer than the ultra-light ones.

I personally found the scent of these to be noticeably different, both that it was sweeter and less vanilla-based but I also got a strong rubber scent that came through. The scent did not linger for long, so it wasn't something that I detected throughout the wear, but it had a strong, sweet taste that was present until it was gone. Other readers who have smelled the formula in person did not catch any rubber/off-putting scent (my husband thought it smelled weird, not bad per se, but couldn't be more specific), and when I went back to double check each shade, each one of mine still had that rubbery note.

Browse all of our MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Polyethylene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Zeolite, Kaolin, Alumina, Silica, Silica Dimethyl Silylate (Nano), Polysilicone-11, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Flavor (Aroma), Sodium Saccharin, Tocopherol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Orange 5 Lake (Ci 45370), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Red 28 (Ci 45410), Red 30 (Ci 73360), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

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I actually like the look of both of them. Hard to tell from the photos, but they kind of remind me of Bobby Brown Crushed lipstick I have, which is semi-sheer, yet not glossy and offers a good color pay-off. I dislike very pigmented lip products that feel and look “thick”, I much prefer weightless products.

Turn To The Left is such a gorgeous, rich shade of reddened brown that I wish it had applied better than this. It’s something I’d love to wear if and when we get to wear regular tube lipsticks out and about again. I’m also certain that it has better performing dupes.

Dubonnet Buzz is like my favorite color genre for lipsticks. love those muted copper-reds! (I am a MAC Chili girl) I am very tempted…

Quite strange that one lipstick is of excellent quality and the other is not – the formula for Turn to the Left being quite difficult to wear. The shade colours of both are lovely though.

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