MAC x James Kaliardos Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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MAC Almondine Lipstick
MAC Almondine Lipstick
MAC Almondine Lipstick
MAC Almondine Lipstick
MAC Almondine Lipstick
MAC Almondine Lipstick
MAC Almondine Lipstick
MAC Almondine Lipstick
MAC Almondine Lipstick
MAC Almondine Lipstick
MAC Almondine Lipstick
MAC Almondine Lipstick
MAC Almondine Lipstick
MAC Almondine Lipstick
MAC Almondine Lipstick
MAC Almondine Lipstick
MAC Almondine Lipstick
MAC Almondine Lipstick

Almondine

MAC Almondine Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a soft, medium pink with warm undertones and a fine, golden sheen. It has a Lustre finish, which is a sheerer coverage formula with a stronger sheen. It had a soft, lightly emollient consistency that glided across the lips easily, and it only had minimal settling in my lip lines. The lipstick had semi-sheer coverage that went on evenly–the resulting effect was warmer, pinker natural lip color with shimmer and shine–that lasted for two and a half hours.

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

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.1 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying.

Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying.

The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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MAC Bloodstone Lipstick
MAC Bloodstone Lipstick
MAC Bloodstone Lipstick
MAC Bloodstone Lipstick
MAC Bloodstone Lipstick
MAC Bloodstone Lipstick
MAC Bloodstone Lipstick
MAC Bloodstone Lipstick
MAC Bloodstone Lipstick
MAC Bloodstone Lipstick
MAC Bloodstone Lipstick
MAC Bloodstone Lipstick
MAC Bloodstone Lipstick
MAC Bloodstone Lipstick
MAC Bloodstone Lipstick
MAC Bloodstone Lipstick
MAC Bloodstone Lipstick
MAC Bloodstone Lipstick

Bloodstone

MAC Bloodstone Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep, pinky-red with cool undertones and a natural sheen with fine pink and red pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied smoothly and evenly directly from the tube. The texture was lightweight, creamy without being too slippery, and easy to work with. This shade lasted for six hours and left behind a stain, while the formula was slightly hydrating.

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

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.1 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying.

Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying.

The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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MAC Coral Bliss Lipstick
MAC Coral Bliss Lipstick
MAC Coral Bliss Lipstick
MAC Coral Bliss Lipstick
MAC Coral Bliss Lipstick
MAC Coral Bliss Lipstick
MAC Coral Bliss Lipstick
MAC Coral Bliss Lipstick
MAC Coral Bliss Lipstick
MAC Coral Bliss Lipstick
MAC Coral Bliss Lipstick
MAC Coral Bliss Lipstick
MAC Coral Bliss Lipstick
MAC Coral Bliss Lipstick
MAC Coral Bliss Lipstick
MAC Coral Bliss Lipstick
MAC Coral Bliss Lipstick
MAC Coral Bliss Lipstick

Coral Bliss

MAC Coral Bliss Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a soft, muted peachy-coral with warm undertones and a soft sheen. It had medium coverage that went on fairly evenly, but it seemed to emphasize the texture of my lips and had some noticeable color that pooled into my deeper lip lines. The texture was lightweight, smooth, and lightly emollient but slid around enough that the wear was only three hours on me. This shade is part of the permanent line as well.

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

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.1 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying.

Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying.

The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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MAC Jasper Lipstick
MAC Jasper Lipstick
MAC Jasper Lipstick
MAC Jasper Lipstick
MAC Jasper Lipstick
MAC Jasper Lipstick
MAC Jasper Lipstick
MAC Jasper Lipstick
MAC Jasper Lipstick
MAC Jasper Lipstick
MAC Jasper Lipstick
MAC Jasper Lipstick
MAC Jasper Lipstick
MAC Jasper Lipstick
MAC Jasper Lipstick
MAC Jasper Lipstick
MAC Jasper Lipstick
MAC Jasper Lipstick

Jasper

MAC Jasper Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep, reddish burgundy with cool undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a lightly creamy consistency that didn’t feel too slippery or too firm, so it was comfortable to apply and to wear. The color went on evenly and smoothly, and it lasted for over six hours. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating and left a slight stain behind.

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

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.1 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying.

Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying.

The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

Browse all of our MAC Lipstick swatches.

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Coral bliss sounds very familiar! i wonder if it’s been released in a previous collection? Either ways it’s too bad it did poorly when swatched! Sounded like a worthwhile colour to add to my collection!

Jasper is AMAZEBALLS! Such a gorgeous burgundy! But it reminds me of *something* in my stash…Dreaming Of You but darker and shinier?

Then there’s Almondine. Oh how I love shades like this for sheerer, more natural looking nudes! Funny how the SA’s at MAC are always trying to get me to buy Coral Bliss or Peach Blossom, this has a similar vibe, but smoother.

Bloodstone looks absolutely gorgeous, and I really like Almondine as well. I need more lipstick like a hole in the head, but……

Bloodstone and Jasper look soooo pretty. I know that I have about a hundred dupes for both, but I’m still tempted…

… Doesn’t Shiseido have a color in their red-based line also called Bloodstone? I wonder how it compares to this Bloodstone…

They are not similar, as Shiseido Bloodstone is warm-toned. You can always compare any two through the Swatch Gallery as well! 🙂

That’s strange. I couldn’t find it on the MAC website. For other reviews, are the launch dates posted in the review post? I always have trouble finding that info.

It’s the third collection listed under “What’s New!” Launch dates are always included in the official information post if a brand gives me a date! I posted the reviews for the products in this launch after it launched so there was no need to post a launch date (they are already out) and all links went directly to the collection on MAC’s website.

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!