MAC x Wakanda Forever Thicker than Water & The Shadows Love Me Liquid Lipcolours Reviews & Swatches

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MAC Thicker than Water Love Me Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Thicker than Water Love Me Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Thicker than Water Love Me Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Thicker than Water Love Me Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Thicker than Water Love Me Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Thicker than Water Love Me Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Thicker than Water Love Me Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Thicker than Water Love Me Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Thicker than Water Love Me Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Thicker than Water Love Me Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Thicker than Water Love Me Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Thicker than Water Love Me Liquid Lipcolour

Thicker than Water

MAC Thicker than Water Love Me Liquid Lipcolour ($24.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a deep, reddish-burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and a metallic finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Lightweight, mousse-like consistency that spread easily
  • Applied evenly, was comfortable to wear
  • Long-wearing (7 hours but not the 12 hours marketed), lightly hydrating

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

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.1 oz. - $240.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be long-wearing with 12-hour hydration, comfort, and feather-resistant and non-bleeding wear. They are supposed to have "one-swipe, full coverage colour."

It's a liquefied lipstick that has a smooth, creamy consistency with moderate glide and more of a velvety-creamy feel, so it was never watery but not overly thick. This is not a liquid lipstick that dries down to a matte finish after a few seconds (or even a minute); they have a creamier, moderate shine initially that wears down to satin and eventually semi-matte as they wear on. They don't "dry down," though, and as a result, they are very comfortable to wear. This also means that they are not transfer-proof, but they pack enough color that there is plenty of product and still full-coverage left behind after drinking and light eating.

They applied with full color coverage and went on evenly (for the most part) without emphasizing lip texture or lip lines. The wear-time claimed--12 hours--is a lot, but most shades lasted between six and eight hours with a few leaving enough stain and color behind not to require a reapplication. The lighter the shade, the shorter the wear time, which is common.

They were comfortable to wear with a moderately hydrating feel, and they are the type of liquid lipstick I tend to reach for--something longer-wearing but still very comfortable. As they are creamier and a little thicker, it's important to remove any excess from the inner areas of the lips or to apply less and build up as necessary or else they tend to show up on teeth initially. I didn't have this recur throughout wear, though. There was a faint, vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our MAC Love Me Liquid Lipcolour swatches.

Ingredients

Petrolatum, Octyldodecanol, Isohexadecane, Synthetic Beeswax, Kaolin, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ppg-51/Smdi Copolymer, Pentaerythrityl Adipate/Caprate/Caprylate/Heptanoate, Silica, Boron Nitride, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax Copernicia Cerifera Cera Cire De Carnauba, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) ExtractExtrait D'Orge, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Methicone, Polydecene, Polybutene, Propylene Carbonate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Tin Oxide, Alumina, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Titanium/Titanium Dioxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Saccharin, Flavor (Aroma), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Red 27 (Ci 45410), Red 28 (Ci 45410), Red 30 (Ci 73360), Red 33 (Ci 17200), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 21 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)] ILN48315

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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MAC The Shadows Love Me Liquid Lipcolour
MAC The Shadows Love Me Liquid Lipcolour
MAC The Shadows Love Me Liquid Lipcolour
MAC The Shadows Love Me Liquid Lipcolour
MAC The Shadows Love Me Liquid Lipcolour
MAC The Shadows Love Me Liquid Lipcolour
MAC The Shadows Love Me Liquid Lipcolour
MAC The Shadows Love Me Liquid Lipcolour
MAC The Shadows Love Me Liquid Lipcolour
MAC The Shadows Love Me Liquid Lipcolour
MAC The Shadows Love Me Liquid Lipcolour
MAC The Shadows Love Me Liquid Lipcolour

The Shadows

MAC The Shadows Love Me Liquid Lipcolour ($24.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a darker black with subtle, cool undertones and fine pearl throughout. It wasn’t fully metallic but wasn’t soft matte like the original line-up of shades in this formula was.

  • Mostly opaque color coverage
  • Lightweight, mousse-like consistency that spread easily but felt more fluid than ideal
  • Applied evenly, was comfortable to wear
  • Long-wearing (6 hours but not the 12 hours marketed), lightly hydrating

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

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.1 oz. - $240.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be long-wearing with 12-hour hydration, comfort, and feather-resistant and non-bleeding wear. They are supposed to have "one-swipe, full coverage colour."

It's a liquefied lipstick that has a smooth, creamy consistency with moderate glide and more of a velvety-creamy feel, so it was never watery but not overly thick. This is not a liquid lipstick that dries down to a matte finish after a few seconds (or even a minute); they have a creamier, moderate shine initially that wears down to satin and eventually semi-matte as they wear on. They don't "dry down," though, and as a result, they are very comfortable to wear. This also means that they are not transfer-proof, but they pack enough color that there is plenty of product and still full-coverage left behind after drinking and light eating.

They applied with full color coverage and went on evenly (for the most part) without emphasizing lip texture or lip lines. The wear-time claimed--12 hours--is a lot, but most shades lasted between six and eight hours with a few leaving enough stain and color behind not to require a reapplication. The lighter the shade, the shorter the wear time, which is common.

They were comfortable to wear with a moderately hydrating feel, and they are the type of liquid lipstick I tend to reach for--something longer-wearing but still very comfortable. As they are creamier and a little thicker, it's important to remove any excess from the inner areas of the lips or to apply less and build up as necessary or else they tend to show up on teeth initially. I didn't have this recur throughout wear, though. There was a faint, vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our MAC Love Me Liquid Lipcolour swatches.

Ingredients

Petrolatum, Octyldodecanol, Isohexadecane, Synthetic Beeswax, Kaolin, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ppg-51/Smdi Copolymer, Pentaerythrityl Adipate/Caprate/Caprylate/Heptanoate, Silica, Boron Nitride, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax Copernicia Cerifera Cera Cire De Carnauba, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) ExtractExtrait D'Orge, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Methicone, Polydecene, Polybutene, Propylene Carbonate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Tin Oxide, Alumina, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Titanium/Titanium Dioxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Saccharin, Flavor (Aroma), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Red 27 (Ci 45410), Red 28 (Ci 45410), Red 30 (Ci 73360), Red 33 (Ci 17200), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 21 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)] ILN48316

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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I really like them both, might get Thicker than Water, but I probably have dupes.
I think you could still rock The Shadows.
I want it, but I live in a rural little, very tiny village, people probably find me odd, but I have a feeling that they may find me crazy if I use black lipstick. I do use the one I have when I take the late walk with the dog though, as everyone around sleeps then, but I hardly need a new black, even if it is a beauty.

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