MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Finally Free Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Finally Free Lipstick
MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Finally Free Lipstick

MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Finally Free Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone rosey nude [with a Cremesheen finish].” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark rosy pink with soft, warm undertones and a natural sheen. Chanel Rose Violine (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Cortado (DC, $24.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) (DC, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Belle (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Burberry Dark Rosewood (P, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Ravenswood (P, $18.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Hourglass Activist (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Glamourdaze (LE, $19.50) is darker (85% similar). Shiseido Red Queen (RD716) (DC, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). YSL Mauve Cuir (86) (P, $38.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Inventor (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau China Doll (P, $65.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Glaze (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Chutney (DC, $24.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop C'mon Sis (LE, $7.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Set Sail (P, $21.00) is more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Rapture (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Show It Off (Lip Color) (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Zin (DC, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This lipstick in collaboration with Caitlyn Jenner, and 100% of the selling price (not proceeds, not profits, $17 a pop!) goes to the MAC AIDS Fund Transgender Initiative. It’s an online exclusive, and it will be available for a limited time. The texture has slight drag until it warms up against the lip (as most Cremesheens do), and then it glides across and deposits smooth, mostly opaque coverage that is comfortable to wear and sits well on the lips. It lasted for four hours on me, and it was neither drying nor hydrating.

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MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Finally Free Lipstick
MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Finally Free Lipstick

MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Finally Free Lipstick
MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Finally Free Lipstick

MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Finally Free Lipstick
MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Finally Free Lipstick

MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Finally Free Lipstick
MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Finally Free Lipstick

MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Finally Free Lipstick
MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Finally Free Lipstick

MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Finally Free Lipstick
MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Finally Free Lipstick

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Kat Von D Plum Shade + Light Quad
  • ColourPop Descanso Eyeliner
On lips:
  • MAC Finally Free Lipstick

About the 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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Oh this color is stunning and I personally support the cause so I’m in love! I’m so excited, I’m definitely going to get this 😀

I like it! Exactly my kind of shade. I already have a couple dupes though (the Bite ones). I can’t be the only one who gravitates to the same shades all the time though!:)

You are the third (I think) reader to mention Cremesheens feathering/bleeding on this post! I didn’t realize it was so common with Cremesheens!

This is just so pretty and super wearable! I’m so happy to hear that 100% of the sales go to charity. This is a total no-brainer for me, SOLD!

Pretty shade. But I am literally full up on “possible dupes” for this! Guerlain Air Kiss, Too Faced Pink Chocolate, Maybelline Touch Of Spice, and MAC Marque. Although to me, all four look quite different from each other, tbh. With MAC Mehr being close to UD Rapture is another possible dupe? And MAC Cosmo had a similar vibe, too. Quite doubtful I’ll be getting this one.

Truthfully, not a huge Caitlyn Jenner fan. However, the charity it’s going to is great. I’m glad that, for those who ARE fans of her and purchase this, the money is going to something awesome.

I agree but you’re much more broad minded than me. I’m finished with MAC. I can’t deal with anymore Jenner Kardashian propaganda.

It’s such a beautiful color, very flattering for many people, have been eyeing it for a while, will get it . Really great of MAC to donate the entire selling price to the cause, but kind of surprised they are only selling it online on MAC’s website. To raise the most money for the cause, I think they should also sell through MAC stores, and maybe through Nordstroms, Macy’s etc.

I purchased this lipstick for 2 reasons: how lovely it looked on you (and my fondness for creamsheen lipsticks) and upon learning that the purchase price will be donated in full to MAC Aids Fund Ttransgender Initiative.

I am glad your review is favourable as I ordered this as soon as it was available on launch day. My haste was partly due to advance publicity and partly to support the cause. Can’t wait for mine to arrive. (along with a new Skinfinish and PLW concealer)

I ordered this as soon as it came out. I think it’s a perfect MLBB type of color. I love that MAC gives all the profits to the charities, instead of a buck or two like most do.

Glad to hear this lipstick performed well, as I ordered it before your review was posted. Your whole look is just lovely, all the products look very nice. That tarte foundation does look pretty on the skin, I might go to Sephora tomorrow and try it out. Did you mix any type of liquid luminzer into the foundation in this photo?

I ordered this. It’s a good cause and the lipstick is pretty . I would have preferred a different formula. But, oh well.

Pretty lipstick, interesting that there’s already a few dupes. I like the Cremesheen formula but it does tend to suffuse out beyond my lipline, even with lipliner. I don’t have significant lines around my lips but my lips are slowly starting to lose their definition ?.

This may well be the first lipstick I buy from MAC (now that there is a MAC store close to me). Just loved this lipstick on you and it is a perfect shade to go with lots of daytime looks.

I’m not super excited about the color of this lipstick, but I want to support the cause so I’ll probably pick one up!

Absolutely love this color! I will be haunting the Dutch Mac site, since it’s not at all clear when this one will launce here.

There is a side-by-side comparison tool on every review page in the sidebar (desktop/tablet) and underneath the post (mobile) that you can pull up any two swatches I’ve done before. I’m pretty slow to reply, so that’s a heads up if you want a faster answer rather than waiting for me!

Glad to see this got a good review as it’s a good every day type of shade for many and since MAC is giving 100% of the selling price (yay!) to the MAC AIDS Fund Transgender Initiative, I would think it will be very popular!

I want…. Totally in love … Wanted a reddish/ rosy nude since a long time. My lips are rosy… And any other color based nude totally washes me out or looks too artificial on me. I wanted a rosy nude since very very long…. But why is it online exclusive. How to get it in my country????.

Thanks for your post. Your makeup here is so beautiful!
I just received mine that I ordered. I think donating the funds is awesome. I think the color is pretty. I do not agree with some things Caitlyn says, but I do respect her doing her thing, and
I do agree with her on this lipstick 🙂

I’m not buying MAC because I don’t buy non cruelty free, but this is a good cause. I might just plop $17 down as a donation instead. This is a great colour with you, though, and I’m very glad they made the charity shade such a wearable, practical shade.

Pass on this one – looks way too similar to many colours out there (including the ones listed).
Nice colour, but I was hoping for something a little more unique.

This is almost identical to Mac Mystical! I’ve swatched them side by side and am so excited to essentially be able to purchase my all-time favorite lipstick again!

Random thought… Why isn’t this in Viva Glam packaging? It’s a Viva Glam lipstick but it doesn’t have the pretty red casing, just the usual silver/black. I don’t mind, I still bought two, I just wondered why it’s different

I bought this for the cause as well and I liked the color. It is a little lighter than I had thought it would be. What I don’t like is that it wipes off/vanishes very quickly. It is not long lasting at all. I wish they improve the formula. It feels too runny.

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