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 (DC, $26.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). KVD Beauty Crush (P, $19.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (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). MAC Night Blooming (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Tropic Tantrum (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C206 (DC, $22.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). NARS Angela (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Pat McGrath Beauty Junkie (LE, $40.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (90% similar). MAC Dear Diary (LE, $18.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Smashbox Talk to Me (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel La Diva (44) (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). NYX Shocking Pink (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Ultra Loud (679) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Daddy's Little Girl (LE, $19.00) 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). Cle de Peau Dragon Red (P, $65.00) is lighter, glossier (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, $19.00) 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). Besame American Beauty 1945 (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (DC, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Stunner (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C404 (DC, $22.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty #009 (LE, $36.00) is cooler (95% similar). Shiseido Poppy (RD312) (DC, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $19.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Popsicle Lips (28) (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Red Velvet (DC, $24.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Noirish (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel La Desiree (327) (LE, $40.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Braised (DC, $24.00) is darker, more muted (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). ColourPop 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 (DC, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Hudson (LE, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). ColourPop Muneca (P, $5.00) is lighter, less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Staunch (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Waltz (LE, $12.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). ColourPop Girl Gang (LE, $7.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Tame (DC, $18.00) is lighter (80% similar). Maybelline Nude Nuance (P, $7.99) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). KVD Beauty Lolita II (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). ColourPop 951 (P, $7.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Latte (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (80% similar). Pat McGrath 1995 (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Jaclyn Cosmetics Fussy (DC, $18.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). MAC Spirit (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). MAC Double Shot (P, $19.00) is darker, 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, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pagan (DC, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Punk Couture (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Smashbox Mongal (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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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

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Michele @Binxcat4ever Avatar

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…

Nicole Avatar

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?

Catherine Avatar

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.

Helena Avatar

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.

Michele @Binxcat4ever Avatar

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.

Kylie5 Avatar

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.

Janechemi Avatar

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 ?

Trish Avatar

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.

Katherine T. Avatar

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….

Carly Avatar

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.

Melissa Avatar

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!

sue v Avatar

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!

Demi Avatar

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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