MAC x Brooke Candy Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Doo-Wop Lipstick
MAC Doo-Wop Lipstick

MAC Doo-Wop Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “pink pop.” It’s a bright, medium fuchsia-magenta with strong, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a lightly creamy consistency that glided across the lips without tugging or dragging. It lasted for five hours on me and left a stain behind. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating. Bite Beauty #007 (LE, $36.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Bite Beauty Dragonfruit (P, $26.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Willful (248) (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Shiseido Peruvian Pink (RS418) (DC, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Tropic Tantrum (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C206 (P, $22.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Pat McGrath Beauty Junkie (LE, $40.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (90% similar). MAC Night Blooming (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Smashbox Talk to Me (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). NARS Angela (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Dear Diary (LE, $18.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). NYX Shocking Pink (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel La Diva (44) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Dior Ultra Loud (679) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Crush (P, $19.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $19.50) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Daddy's Little Girl (LE, $19.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Electric Pink (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Rush (LE, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Alpha Doll (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, glossier (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Mind Control Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright cherry red.” It’s a bright, medium red with subtle, cool undertones and barely-there pearl. It had mostly opaque coverage, but there was a translucency to the color that gave it a lighter-weight appearance on (a little more like a stain). The texture was lightweight, emollient without being slippery, and comfortable to wear. On me, it wore for five and a half hours and left a stain behind. It was very lightly hydrating. Bite Beauty Tannin (DC, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) (DC, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Armie (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Como La Flor (LE, $19.50) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Innovator (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Coulis (LE, $24.00) is lighter, more muted (95% similar). Estee Lauder Boldface (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Cle de Peau Dragon Red (P, $65.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). MAC Stunner (LE, $19.50) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C404 (P, $22.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Besame American Beauty 1945 (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty #009 (LE, $36.00) is cooler (95% similar). Sephora Popsicle Lips (28) (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Red Velvet (P, $24.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Noirish (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $54.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Braised (DC, $24.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $19.50) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Rolling Red (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Whirl Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “dirty rose.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation–almost opaque–with a creamy texture that applied without dragging. The consistency seemed more emollient than the last version of Whirl I tried (which had a more velvety feel). It caught a bit more in lip lines, especially after two hours of wear, though it lasted for four and a half hours overall. Smashbox Safe Word (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop WYD (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bun Bun (LE, $18.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). NARS Get It On (P, $26.00) is cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C107 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Girl Gang (LE, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Hudson (LE, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Anastasia Staunch (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Waltz (LE, $12.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Jaclyn Cosmetics Fussy (DC, $18.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Tame (PiP, $18.00) is lighter (80% similar). Maybelline Nude Nuance (P, $7.99) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Lolita II (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop 951 (P, $7.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Latte (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (80% similar). Pat McGrath 1995 (P, $40.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Spirit (P, $19.50) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). MAC Double Shot (P, $19.50) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Very Victoria (P, $37.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Burberry Nude (407) (P, $35.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Witching Hour Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “rich purple.” It’s a bold, deep purple with cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a moderately emollient texture that had slipped around slightly–and it applied unevenly with color gathering in lip lines. If it had less slip, I think it would apply better. It lasted for four hours and was neither hydrating nor drying on me. With a lip liner, I expect this to be workable. MAC Lust Extract (LE, $19.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pagan (DC, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Punk Couture (P, $19.50) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Doo-Wop Lipstick
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MAC Mind Control Lipstick
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MAC Whirl Lipstick
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MAC Whirl Lipstick
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MAC Witching Hour Lipstick
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
  • Tom Ford Bicoastal Blush
On eyes:
  • bareMinerals Nature of Nudes Palette
  • Sephora Surfer Babe Eyeliner

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I’ll have to be very select. I’ll most likely skip Whirl and Mind Control, as I have dupes. We’ll see what the rest of the collection holds. I like the swatches I’ve seen of the purple gloss, so I’m sure I’ll at least get that and Witching Hour.

Let me be the first to say – I am calling this collection Broke Candy (for obvious reasons). I love all 4! I’m glad you mentioned liner for Witching Hour, although since I don’t have a good shade for that one, I was thinking maybe the UD Ozone.

YAY! For sure I want Doo-Wop. I think Whirl is just so close to the Finally Free and So Select (plus the Kat Von D Magick I just got) so I will probably pass on that. Mind Control is pretty nice but again…so many reds in my stash! I think Witching Hour would be fun to play with. I’m thinking base it out with Ozone and then maybe Bite Opal gloss over it or blend it with a lavender…

Hmm. Didn’t MAC release MInd Control & Witching hour not looking my ago? Or was it another darker shade? I had ordered both. I kept mind control. But, sent the darker one back. It was pretty bad. I even tried it with liner. It wasn’t the same lipstick here if it was named ” Witching Hour”Is this the same Mind Control? Am I completely losing it here ? Didn’t Mac release 2 of these not long ago?

Christine, do you think it would be better to get this version of Whirl or the standard permanent version? I only have Whirl as a lip pencil and want to pick up the lipstick.

Christine! We’ve discussed lip pencils before and how much of a pain they are. I’m wondering about one again–will you be arm-swatching Witching Hour? It looks so promising; there are NO true purple lip pencils as far as I’ve seen since MAC discontinued Grape. They’re all too warm and pink or deep and red/brown.

Helena, I haven’t bought them yet but several other readers have recommended the Sephora gel lip pencils ($12). I looked and it looks like they have one that might work – Dark Horse. Perhaps another reader that’s tried them can help you out with the shades, etc.

I swatched those pencils recently! Probably the most emollient lip liner I’ve ever tried. Unfortunately, Dark Horse is also too dark (I mean…) and warm. Very pretty, though; it would probably pair well with something like Rebel.

Yes. The Pink one is totally what I am loving. Need this at once.
In General I think it is a good Variation of colours, probably everyone will find a colour which fits.

Glad i waited on getting whirl. The special packaging is really pretty. I’ll also be getting witching hour. Thanks for the swatches and reviews ?

Nice! Looks like this is going to be a great collection- I love MAC. Such a workhorse brand for me. All the colors look great on you Christine!

I have Whirl- (umm, somewhere) but I’ll go for all four because of the special packaging. Summer is great for a shade like Doo Wop- I’ll mute it a bit with a darker gloss, but I’ll get tons of wear out of these this year.

Ok, I admit I didn’t even know who Brooke Candy was until I googled her this morning, but that purple lippie is stunning, unique color, and the packaging is very pretty. It seems that purple lippies are a slippery bunch in general, but hoping it’s fixable with a lip liner. Will think about it….

Yep, even my TF Villain is! After kneading the container, it at least now goes on pigmented. But only lip primer & liner helped it stay PUT.

The only dark purples I have that don’t need liners and lip primer are MAC Blackened Plum and Bite Black Truffle. All the rest want to feather.

I need to pick these up for the packaging. I don’t know what it is about it, but I’m in love. I’m not flipping over any of the colors except for whirl, so I don’t know… Do I buy a shade I don’t like so I can have the packaging in my collection area and buy a plain Whirl, or do I buy two Whirls? Oh, being a makeup addict is mighty odd.

Beautiful shades, but this is not a collection I can get with. Besides, I have Maria Moretti from last summer, which is similar enough for me, plus So Select appears like a *slightly* pinker version of Whirl, perhaps. And TF Villain or CP So Wavy fill the purple void for me. And vivid blue-pinks make me look I’ll!

I don’t understand the excitement? Pretty standard shades if you ask me :/ they finally have interesting packaging though!!! I do like witching hour but I already have stud by occ and villain by two faced ! ):
pah!

Christine how similar do you think whirl and Cp frick n frack are? I keep thinking of buying whirl n then im like is CP going to make a similar one ha!

Mac also came out with the lipliner night crawler in the brooke candy collection. I recommend getting the lipliner with the lipstick witching hour! 🙂

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