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MAC x Nicki Minaj Pretty Please, The Right Note, Stripped Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/06

MAC Pretty Please Lipstick
MAC Pretty Please Lipstick
MAC Pretty Please Lipstick
MAC Pretty Please Lipstick
MAC Pretty Please Lipstick
MAC Pretty Please Lipstick
MAC Pretty Please Lipstick
MAC Pretty Please Lipstick
MAC Pretty Please Lipstick
MAC Pretty Please Lipstick
MAC Pretty Please Lipstick
MAC Pretty Please Lipstick
MAC Pretty Please Lipstick
MAC Pretty Please Lipstick
MAC Pretty Please Lipstick
MAC Pretty Please Lipstick
MAC Pretty Please Lipstick
MAC Pretty Please Lipstick

Pretty Please

MAC Pretty Please Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a pale, light pink with an icier base and warmer golden pearl. It had sheer color payoff, which was not buildable but was more in line with the Lustre finish (always sheerer). The texture was emollient going on but felt thin and was prone to getting into my lip lines. It wore well for two hours on me and was slightly drying.

Formula Overview

$19.50/0.10 oz. - $195.00 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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Ingredients

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate / Hexastearate / Hexarosinate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax / Candelilla Cera / Cire De Candelilla, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, PVP / Hexadecene Copolymer, Polyethylene, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cetyl Acetate, Lanolin Oil, Cetyl Lactate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Hydrogenated Polydecene, Beeswax / Cera Alba / Cire D'abeille, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ceramide 3, Synthetic Wax, Synthetic Beeswax, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alumina, Tin Oxide, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Vanillin. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 21 (CI 45380), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).


01/06

MAC The Right Note Lipstick
MAC The Right Note Lipstick
MAC The Right Note Lipstick
MAC The Right Note Lipstick
MAC The Right Note Lipstick
MAC The Right Note Lipstick
MAC The Right Note Lipstick
MAC The Right Note Lipstick
MAC The Right Note Lipstick
MAC The Right Note Lipstick
MAC The Right Note Lipstick
MAC The Right Note Lipstick
MAC The Right Note Lipstick
MAC The Right Note Lipstick
MAC The Right Note Lipstick
MAC The Right Note Lipstick
MAC The Right Note Lipstick
MAC The Right Note Lipstick

The Right Note

MAC The Right Note Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium, peachy brown with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered the lips evenly and smoothly with just a smidgen of color getting into my deepest lip line. The consistency was lightweight, emollient without being too slippery as there was a bit of tackiness to the finish. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and was lightly moisturizing.

Formula Overview

$19.50/0.10 oz. - $195.00 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.

Ingredients

Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Oleic / Linoleic / Linolenic Polyglycerides, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax / Candelilla Cera / Cire De Candelilla, Pvp / Hexadecene Copolymer, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate / Hexastearate / Hexarosinate, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Polybutene, Cetyl Lactate, Synthetic Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Bran) Extract, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax / Cera Carnauba / Cire De Carnauba, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ceramide 3, Cholesterol, Beeswax / Cera Alba / Cire D'abeille, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Beeswax, Potassium Sulfate, Alumina, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Silica, Oleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Vanillin. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 21 (CI 45380), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).

01/06

MAC Stripped Lipstick
MAC Stripped Lipstick
MAC Stripped Lipstick
MAC Stripped Lipstick
MAC Stripped Lipstick
MAC Stripped Lipstick
MAC Stripped Lipstick
MAC Stripped Lipstick
MAC Stripped Lipstick
MAC Stripped Lipstick
MAC Stripped Lipstick
MAC Stripped Lipstick
MAC Stripped Lipstick
MAC Stripped Lipstick
MAC Stripped Lipstick
MAC Stripped Lipstick
MAC Stripped Lipstick
MAC Stripped Lipstick

Stripped

MAC Stripped Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium peach with warm, beige undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good pigmentation, but the color could have applied more evenly, while the texture could have sat better on the lips–it was prone to getting into my pesky lip lines. On me, the lipstick stayed on well for four and a half hours but was a touch drying.

Formula Overview

$19.50/0.10 oz. - $195.00 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.

Ingredients

Octyldodecanol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Silica, Tricaprylyl Citrate, Ozokerite, Isononyl Isononanoate, Paraffin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Microcrystalline Wax / Cera Microcristallina / Cire Microcristalline, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax / Cera Carnauba / Cire De Carnauba, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Vanillin, Acrylates Copolymer, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Stearyl Stearoyl Stearate. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 21 Lake (CI 45380), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Yellow 10 Lake (CI 47005).

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
  • Too Faced Will You Merry Me
  • Too Faced #blessed
On eyes:
  • Too Faced Boss Lady Palette

Product Availability

MAC Lipstick $19.50/0.10 OZ.
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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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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Oh boy, this trio just fell pretty flat compared to the others. Stripped has that ‘concealer lips’ thing going on. Not just on your page, but YT’ers reviewing it don’t particularly like it either.
Pretty Please is *alright*, I suppose, but too sheer for me.
The one that stood out to me was The Right Note. That is a lovely shade of nude for your complexion and those within your range, Christine. Too light for me though, I believe.

Please explain to me how to know when a color will look chalky, for lack of a better word, like the last example. These colors with that base never look good on me. The first two would look great although performance issuers might not be what I’m looking for. This is a huge issue for me whenever I try to buy lighter colors. Looking st the tube gives me no clue. Thank you.

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