MAC x Mia Moretti Who’s the DJ Lip Palette x6 Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Who's the DJ Lip Palette x6
MAC Who’s the DJ Lip Palette x6

MAC Who’s the DJ Lip Palette x6 ($40.00 for 0.25 oz.) consists of six lipsticks that range from light beige to aqua blue. All of the colors applied and looked lighter on than they did in the pan. I love the concept; I love seeing non-traditional colors released in a major way, because it’s fun and interesting and different. It would have been really spectacular if MAC launched a coordinating six-pan eyeshadow palette with these shades in eyeshadow form, though! I wish the performance of the shades was better; the blue and green were disappointing and need a base to work (lip primer, concealer, lip liner, and so forth), so it’s more of a miss, but it was fun to play with. I was surprised at how well the lavender shade applied and wore!

Desert Sun is described as a “creamy nude [with an Amplified finish].” It’s a very light, peachy-pink beige with a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on fairly evenly but was quick to pull into lip lines. It lasted for three and a half hours, was drying, and settled heavily into lip lines. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Weekend 1 is described as a “bubblegum pink [with an Amplified finish].” It’s a cool-toned, ultra light pink with a semi-matte finish. This shade also had moderate color coverage that didn’t look streaky on, but it pulled into lip lines. The settling worsened as it wore, and it stayed on for three hours but was drying. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

She’s a Peach is described as a “bright salmon [with an Amplified finish].” It’s a softened, light-medium peachy orange with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had mostly opaque coverage, but it was a little more emollient so it didn’t go on quite as evenly. It wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Weekend 2 is described as a “lilac [with an Amplified finish].” It’s a lightly brightened lavender purple with a smidgen of pink and an overall cooler undertone paired with a satin sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation and applied beautifully–surprisingly even and smooth (given the performance of the three prior shades). It wore well for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Umbrella Sky is described as a “bright sky blue [with an Amplified finish].” It’s a soft, aqua blue with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a noticeable sheerness to it that really made it look streaky. It also pulled into lip lines due to the more emollient and thicker consistency of the formula. It lasted for three hours on me with significant settling into lip lines. It was a little drying, too. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Vintage Radio is described as a “seafoam green [with an Amplified finish].” It’s a muted, light-medium green with hints of gray and warm undertones. It had a soft sheen. The color payoff was semi-opaque, but it had the same heavier, more emollient texture of Umbrella Sky, which led to the color finding lip lines. It lasted for three hours and further settled into my lip lines while also being slightly drying. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Who's the DJ Lip Palette x6
MAC Who’s the DJ Lip Palette x6

MAC Who's the DJ Lip Palette x6
MAC Who’s the DJ Lip Palette x6

MAC Who's the DJ Lip Palette x6
MAC Who’s the DJ Lip Palette x6

MAC Who's the DJ Lip Palette x6
MAC Who’s the DJ Lip Palette x6

MAC Desert Sun Lipstick
MAC Desert Sun Lipstick

MAC Desert Sun Lipstick
MAC Desert Sun Lipstick

MAC Desert Sun Lipstick
MAC Desert Sun Lipstick

MAC Desert Sun Lipstick
MAC Desert Sun Lipstick

MAC Desert Sun Lipstick
MAC Desert Sun Lipstick

MAC Weekend 1 Lipstick
MAC Weekend 1 Lipstick

MAC Weekend 1 Lipstick
MAC Weekend 1 Lipstick

MAC Weekend 1 Lipstick
MAC Weekend 1 Lipstick

MAC Weekend 1 Lipstick
MAC Weekend 1 Lipstick

MAC Weekend 1 Lipstick
MAC Weekend 1 Lipstick

MAC She's a Peach Lipstick
MAC She’s a Peach Lipstick

MAC She's a Peach Lipstick
MAC She’s a Peach Lipstick

MAC She's a Peach Lipstick
MAC She’s a Peach Lipstick

MAC She's a Peach Lipstick
MAC She’s a Peach Lipstick

MAC She's a Peach Lipstick
MAC She’s a Peach Lipstick

MAC Weekend 2 Lipstick
MAC Weekend 2 Lipstick

MAC Weekend 2 Lipstick
MAC Weekend 2 Lipstick

MAC Weekend 2 Lipstick
MAC Weekend 2 Lipstick

MAC Weekend 2 Lipstick
MAC Weekend 2 Lipstick

MAC Weekend 2 Lipstick
MAC Weekend 2 Lipstick

MAC Umbrella Sky Lipstick
MAC Umbrella Sky Lipstick

MAC Umbrella Sky Lipstick
MAC Umbrella Sky Lipstick

MAC Umbrella Sky Lipstick
MAC Umbrella Sky Lipstick

MAC Umbrella Sky Lipstick
MAC Umbrella Sky Lipstick

MAC Umbrella Sky Lipstick
MAC Umbrella Sky Lipstick

MAC Vintage Radio Lipstick
MAC Vintage Radio Lipstick

MAC Vintage Radio Lipstick
MAC Vintage Radio Lipstick

MAC Vintage Radio Lipstick
MAC Vintage Radio Lipstick

MAC Vintage Radio Lipstick
MAC Vintage Radio Lipstick

MAC Vintage Radio Lipstick
MAC Vintage Radio Lipstick

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MAC Lip Palette x6 $40.00/0.25 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
  • Clinique Melon Cheek Pop
  • MAC Pearl Blossom Beauty Powder
On eyes:
  • MAC Bouffant Eyeshadow
  • MAC Copperthorn Fluidline
  • MAC Brassy Fluidline
  • MAC Lowlights Fluidline
  • Burberry Trench Eyeshadow
  • MAC Blitz & Glitz Fluidline

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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Out of ANY of the products in these next releases Mac is going to launch this week, THIS is what I’m looking forward to the most! Mainly because of Weekend 2, but like you said, the concept of this palette is really awesome. It’ll be nice to have blue and green lip colors without having to spend 20 on each lipstick individually because it’s all in one thing and easy to travel with. I’m definitely pulling an all nighter to get this!

It’s pretty frustrating that with so many indie and even drugstore brands doing the non-traditional lipstick thing right, MAC is okay with asking $40 for such and inferior product that they know collectors or those not in the know will just buy. Not cool at all :/

Some might prefer the formula (texture or how it wears/feels for them) or might not mind using a primer for them!

I completely agree with you. I love crazy colors… but I am not rocking a blue lip or lilac lip everyday to justify the purchase. Why expend 40 bucks on this when you can get pretty much the same with a cheaper brand or at etsy?

I think this is the biggest “No” I’ll ever say to MAC. I really don’t like how white-ish almost every colour looks, except for the lavender and the peach ones…

It makes me super happy to see a palette with such range like this. I love bold “wild” colors and seeing MAC put out something like this is awesome–just wish they performed better!

If I was watching someone with a lipstick like that I would say what the hell???but you look great with these strange, bold colors! I can’t imagine myself with colors like these…. :/

Ahh..What a bummer! This was the one product form this collection that I probably would have really gone out of my way to get if it did well. These shades are not ones that I would get a ton of use out of. So, a somewhat less expensive all-in-one would be awesome! I bet this would have sold out in minuted,seconds maybe. Probably still will! This would be really cool if it worked!

Yeah..I am thinking the top two pans could have been used for a mini ,double-ended lip,concealer brush and primer/concealer and or a mini- lip clear lip liner or something. then their is the dryness factor too. this is supposed to be “festival makeup”..hmm..partying all day in the sun and dry lips..sounds horrible to me.
Do you really think a good primer could save this palette? I’m asking you to take off you blogger cap and if you were a consumer and you had some good primers, do you think you would buy this knowing what you know? These colors are something that I wouldn’t wear much, other than the peach and lavender. But ,part of me wants it just for fun from time to time maybe. I still would think about it depending on your answer.The whole LE , online only thing has me not happy still,lol.

I would probably buy piece-meal – e.g. dupes – for the shades I actually liked. If you want to mix and/or prefer to apply with a lip brush, then the palette may make more sense. If you like ALL the shades, then it ends up being a decent deal if you already have those primers/fixers to work with it (it’s the equivalent of 2.5 MAC lipsticks or exactly $40 worth of MAC lipstick). That likely doesn’t answer your question, LOL.

I’m a consumer who doesn’t want to work hard; that the more work it requires, the less likely I am to reach for it, period (even if I know xyz will make it work).

I get what you’re saying. I am the same way generally. I am usually in a rush and like long hot showers and every second of sleep I can squeeze in because like you, I don’t sleep well.
Yeah, i have decided to pass. My faves and realistically the only ones I would wear are “She’s a Peach” and “Weekend 2”..I’ll hold out for Nars Raquel. I have brills. If I was my younger self with less $ and more time, I may go for this and take the time to use the primer/liners,whatever. I think it looks great. I love to see cosmetics companies stepping out of the box finally (and not just Indie brands). I hope to see some more companies following suit at a better performance level.

I admire MAC for trying to do something different here, but these pastel colors are really hard to get right and harder to pull off. Would’ve been better as shadows, but then again, pastel shadows are also notoriously hard to formulate, and MAC is already hit-or-miss with basic colors. Just curious, do the colors mix well with each other or with other lipsticks?

I didn’t mix them, but I’ve lauered plenty of MAC lipsticks, and I don’t see why these would mix of you wanted to!

I really like Weekend 2! The other colors are pretty too though it seems like they’ll work better for layering.

I wish this performed better as it would be really cute in someone’s Easter basket with all the pale pastels. I also like the concept, but feel that perhaps many of the shades are a little too whitened to work well for most. Very pretty and fun to look at in the pan though! Thanks for the review.

I am so happy to see a company like MAC release such a different lip pallete, but it does look like it could have been better executed. Hopefully this is only the start of non-traditional lip colors in the mainstream!

Mac should make weekend 2 permanent and redo the blue and green shades cause they are so unique. Kinda glad this got a low grade as it was the one thing from Mac among all these le collections that looked good

I know people probably will hate on these, but at least they are cool! Who’s ever seen a pastel lip palette? I’m impressed with Mac for being so original.

I can only *imagine* how much fun this review must’ve been! And, I gotta say that at 56 y.o., the blue, green (only if I was an alien!) and those first two are not anything I could pull off, lol! However, those middle two shades ARE worthy of me perhaps looking at their better formula dupes ; ColourPop Brills, or perhaps a *bit* darker: MAC Up The Amp, and Nars Raquel or MAC Soft Pout.

I think they look pretty good. Sorry to hear they were drying for you. I own all the Nyx Macaroons, so I’ve got these kinds of colors covered. Pass. That lavender, though! It needs to be a permanent lipstick.

Aw, I’m sad to see these didn’t perform well! This would have been a really cool palette to have for editorial stuff–but then again I guess this is good for my wallet.

I think they can be pretty on people, though these two particular shades need to be better executed, but I hope to live in a world where blue lips are as common as beige and red lips, personally.

Love the thought of a coordinating eyeshadow palette – I’d been interested in that! Shame the shades don’t perform better, because the palette IS a great idea and the price point pretty reasonable to play with that many shades.

That lavender really is quite lovely though!

I agree a coordinating eyeshadow palette would have been the bomb! Not very interested in this lip palette but the lavender and peach colors look good on you Christine.

I honestly thought this was going to be a colour correction palette! I can’t believe it’s for lips, I can imagine this being a huge hit with festival goers!

Not sure that I would dare to wear most of these shades alone, they look very pastel-like. But I wonder how many shades they can bring out of any lipstick I already have. This palette can be very versatile.

I was actually interested in this, but after seeing swatches it’s too cool toned for me. I am warm and will occasionally pull off the cools (because that’s what’s usually being created.) but tis one is too cool . And you’re warm too Christine and they do not suit you either thanks for reviewing! My wallet is happier now

Well I think the blue and green are the only ones that look even remotely unwearable, but who’s to say what unwearable is? Anyway, can’t tell from here. Weekend 2, however, is undeniably gorgeous on you.

The idea of this is amazing but the performance seems to be disappointing. Im a huuuge fan of pastels so naturally I got really excited but I think the low wear time is the biggest bummer for me. If they were individual lipsticks that I could easily pop into my backpack or purse this would be another story, but since its in a palette i feel like that would be a pain to bring around. Well now I know for sure that Im going to be purchasing the bite watercolor gloss set instead of this! That shall be my first pastel purchase of this spring (besides lavender hair dye)

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