MAC x Star Trek Kling It On & Where No Man Has Gone Before Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Kling It On Lipstick
MAC Kling It On Lipstick

MAC Kling It On Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deep purple with fine glitter [with a Frost finish].” It’s a blackened purple with subtle, warmer undertones and multi-colored shimmer and micro-glitter. The texture was fairly smooth, with just a bit of grit from the glitter come through (but it wasn’t sharp or rough to apply). It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage that applied evenly but had some color settle into lip lines over the four hours it lasted. MAC Metal Head (LE, $18.50) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Firm Form (LE, $18.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC Black Night (LE, $18.50) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Nayeon (DC, $21.00) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Too Faced Mermaid Tears (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, glossier (80% similar). Maybelline Smoked Silver (P, $7.49) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Where No Man Has Gone Before Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “pink with gold pearl [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a medium, pinky-plum with subtle cooler undertones paired with warmer, gold pearl. It had semi-sheer coverage, which is as expected given the Lustre finish, that went on evenly and smoothly. It lasted for three hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty Otranto (LE, $55.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC A Wink of Pink (LE, $18.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Plum Dandy (P, $18.50) is darker, more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). MAC Capricious (P, $18.50) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NYX Power (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Drake (P, $36.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Leather Blazer (013) (P, $32.00) is warmer (80% similar). Maybelline Copper Rose (P, $7.49) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Star Trek collection will be available online on August 25th and in-stores September 1st (North America). There are two more shades–The Enemy Within (neutral gold shimmer, Frost) and LLAP (icy rose champagne, Frost) that will be released as well.

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MAC Where No Man Has Gone Before Lipstick
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MAC Where No Man Has Gone Before Lipstick
MAC Where No Man Has Gone Before Lipstick

MAC Where No Man Has Gone Before Lipstick
MAC Where No Man Has Gone Before Lipstick

MAC Where No Man Has Gone Before Lipstick
MAC Where No Man Has Gone Before Lipstick

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
  • MAC Luna Luster Trip the Light Fantastic Powder
On eyes:
  • NARS Hardwired Eyeshadows (Lunar
  • Earthshine
  • Pygar
  • Parallax)
  • Sephora Baby Blue Eyeliner

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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I really wanted to like Kling It On. Do you think it would well as a topped over another shade? I think I’d get decent use from No Man so I’m going to try for it as well. Hopefully these won’t all sell out in 5 minutes like many of their LE collections. I may be on vacay when they release online so there’s a good chance I’d miss them. The in-store release is on my birthday but since I took off the week before, this will be the first year ever I’ll actually be working that day (*makes sad face*).

I think it would work better over a liner, since you’ll get more evenness out of it! It’s decently pigmented so it can cover whatever you put it over for the most part, so either something more matte or a liner!

For some reason I am liking the look of Kling It On more than I did initially. It seems slightly more pigmented when applied on the lips versus the swatch, but I’m not sure if that’s just my eyes playing tricks on me.

I like it, but it has its imperfections – like it’s fun, but I don’t know if it’s worth the price since it isn’t 90%!

IDK, between the so-so swatches and the boring packaging, this collection is SO disappointing 🙁 Just for nostalgia’s sake, I’m going to try to buy something (assuming I can get my hands on it), but will wait to see if the rest of the collection looks any better. Right now, Kling It On at least looks more unique, and might look nice over a black or purple lipliner

Believe it or not, I actually see some actual usefulness to Kling It On as a topper over a very deep plum matte lipstick to give it oomph! From a distance, it doesn’t look bad at all.
But; Where No Man Has Gone Before is absolutely one of the nicest looking Lustres MAC has ever done. Very wearable and terribly sexy, too! Yes, I’m buying that one. ?

I think Where No Man Has Gone Before is very pretty on, and though I’d love it if it looked like it did in the tube, I think it may adjust and work really well across a lot of skin tones due to the sheerness.

Klingon it on is so pretty in the tube. Much too dark for my no matter how it performed. I do like the No Mancolor very much but no enough to go over the edge.

I think Kling It On looks good on the full face photo, I almost want it, but still it’ll not be that hard to skip it. I wish it had been a bit more pigmented.
I di really like Where No Man Has Gone Before. The golden shimmer makes it really pretty. It’s a strong candidate for my lipstick stash.

I tried this on today at the MAC area outside Comic-Con. It definitely left weird patches of color on my lips. I almost bought it but didn’t want to wait in the payment line. Fun color but very dark. Unfortunately they sold out of several things including nail polish which was what I would have bought.

the packaging for the lipstick bullets are really underwhelming in my opinion :/ So is their performances! Hope the rest of the collection impresses me…

The rock chick in me screams ‘YES!’ for the Kling It On lipstick, the cautious side of me screams ‘Is it really worth it considering the swatch isn’t that great?’ and the frugal part of me screams ‘Forget it and save your money’. Decisions, decisions!!

Does Where No Man Has Gone Before look anything like Lollipop Loving? It’s sort of reminding me of it here and i would love to find something similar!

I just got Kling-it-on today, it’s gorgeous, I especially love the semi-sheerness of it and the grey-purple base colour. Just wondering, do you know of any lipsticks that are similar in shade to the base colour (i.e. without the glitter)? Thanks!

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