MAC Zerocool, Anything Once, Nightly Ritual Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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MAC Zerocool Lipstick
MAC Zerocool Lipstick
MAC Zerocool Lipstick
MAC Zerocool Lipstick
MAC Zerocool Lipstick
MAC Zerocool Lipstick
MAC Zerocool Lipstick
MAC Zerocool Lipstick
MAC Zerocool Lipstick
MAC Zerocool Lipstick
MAC Zerocool Lipstick
MAC Zerocool Lipstick
MAC Zerocool Lipstick
MAC Zerocool Lipstick
MAC Zerocool Lipstick
MAC Zerocool Lipstick
MAC Zerocool Lipstick
MAC Zerocool Lipstick

Zerocool

MAC Zerocool Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium, springy green with warm, yellow undertones and fine emerald green and gold pearl. I had such hopes for this shade, but it had a lot of slip, which gave it a glossier finish and made it harder to apply, as it was slightly streaky and applied unevenly. There was also color that slipped into my lip lines, which worsened over time. It had medium coverage, which did not build up well due to the amount of slip (just seemed to make the end result look streakier). The lipstick wore well for three and a half hours and was lightly moisturizing.

The Metallic Lips collection features a new (and limited edition!) finish, Metallic, which is supposed to be “rich colour [that] melds with smooth pearlized chrome.” The range of shades is described as “vibrant, intense, [and] on-trend.” The coverage varied from shade to shade–anywhere from semi-sheer to semi-opaque–but many shades look like they’re more suitable for a subtle look or for layering on top of another lip product to add a more shimmery finish. The majority of shades featured finer shimmer, which translated to a more foiled, reflective look, but a few had some shimmer. The wear was between three and five hours, depending on the shade, and most shades had some slip but were not slippery overall, so they were comfortable to wear but not hard to maintain. They were vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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 Anything Once Lipstick
MAC Anything Once Lipstick
MAC Anything Once Lipstick
MAC Anything Once Lipstick
MAC Anything Once Lipstick
MAC Anything Once Lipstick
MAC Anything Once Lipstick
MAC Anything Once Lipstick
MAC Anything Once Lipstick
MAC Anything Once Lipstick
MAC Anything Once Lipstick
MAC Anything Once Lipstick
MAC Anything Once Lipstick
MAC Anything Once Lipstick
MAC Anything Once Lipstick
MAC Anything Once Lipstick
MAC Anything Once Lipstick
MAC Anything Once Lipstick

Anything Once

MAC Anything Once Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, blackened navy blue with fine blue and violet pearl. The texture was thinner but had a fair amount of slip, which led to a patchy, uneven application that made it hard to wear on its own. Like other shades in the range, this would be most suitable for layering over another shade rather than using it on its own. It had semi-sheer coverage, which was not buildable, and it lasted for three hours. The formula felt very slightly hydrating overall.

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 Nightly Ritual Lipstick
MAC Nightly Ritual Lipstick
MAC Nightly Ritual Lipstick
MAC Nightly Ritual Lipstick
MAC Nightly Ritual Lipstick
MAC Nightly Ritual Lipstick
MAC Nightly Ritual Lipstick
MAC Nightly Ritual Lipstick
MAC Nightly Ritual Lipstick
MAC Nightly Ritual Lipstick
MAC Nightly Ritual Lipstick
MAC Nightly Ritual Lipstick
MAC Nightly Ritual Lipstick
MAC Nightly Ritual Lipstick
MAC Nightly Ritual Lipstick
MAC Nightly Ritual Lipstick
MAC Nightly Ritual Lipstick
MAC Nightly Ritual Lipstick

Nightly Ritual

MAC Nightly Ritual Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a purplish black with fine teal, silver, and green pearl. It had semi-sheer color coverage, so the end result darkened my natural lip color substantially but may look cooler or warmer depending on what your natural lip color looks like. The texture had moderate slip, which may have been why the lipstick did not apply as evenly as it could have. I struggled to get the product to adhere as well to the inner areas of my lips (more so than average). It wore well for four hours but had issues where the color pulled into lip lines over time. It was lightly hydrating, though! This is definitely one that would work better layered over something else.

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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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Dior Star Fluid Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
  • Tom Ford Soleil Afterglow Compact
On eyes:
  • Anastasia Pink Champagne Eyeshadow
  • Chanel Jardin Eclatants Eyeshadow Quad
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Grape(vine) Matte Highliner Gel Eye Crayon

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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That green one is absolutely awful. I’d imagine that’s what my mouth would look like after munching on caramelized kale all day.

*sigh* Why do brands keep releasing gross, sheer, swampy greens? Does anyone ever actually wear them?

I wish these colors were as pretty as they look in bullet form.

The sheerness is harder for me to grasp – if it was opaque, it would be easier to wear, but sheer in these darker shades is almost always streaky/patchy!

I ordered Zerocool for layering. It should be here today or tomorrow. I hope it works out. It’s not that impressive alone, that’s for sure. lol

I have to say, I really love Zerocool on it’s own. It is sheer, but it’s not at all patchy on me. It’s gorgeous so far for layering. I put it over the Nyx green lipliner, Revolution, and the combo looked beyond stunning. It’s really pretty over blues. Next I want to try purples and some other colors and see what I get.

Believe it or not, I actually want Nightly Ritual as a topper to give other lipsticks that “smoked” look! Almost bought UD Oil Slick for that purpose, but I did expect it to have more shimmer than it did, so I didn’t purchase it as a result.

It’s a serious shame that Zerocool doesn’t go on true to tube. Otherwise it would have been such a cool looking shade! Could this be why they named it *Zero*cool?!? ?

Hey, if you like it for layering, we’re good 😉 I’m surprised MAC didn’t tout these as layering shades, to be honest!

I think Night Ritual actually looks quite good as well. Also – the ‘swampyness’ of zero cool might read differently on another skintone.

That said, it’s unfortunate that they are patchy!

I actually love the color of zerocool in the far shot. The close up obviously looks streaky and terrible. But I think I might actually like this for something specific(and drag related, not beauty make up) used as a lip topper.

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