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MAC Lipstick

MAC Lipstick is a lipstick that retails for $19.00 and contains 0.1 oz. ($190.00 per ounce). There are 1425 shades in our database.

Editor's Review

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... Read More.

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.

Claims / Ingredients

Formulated to shade, define and showcase the lips, M·A·C Lipstick is available in every nuance of your favorite color and high-fashion texture. It's the iconic product that made M·A·C famous. AMPLIFIED CREME (A): Ultra-creamy. Quietly shiny. Color-packed! Hi-res: hi-impact. CREMESHEEN (C): Creme-based lipstick that imparts bright full color, with a soft and supple shine. FROST (F): Excellent color payoff with medium to high frosted shimmer-and-shine finish. LUSTRE (L): Demi-sheer with wet-look lustre finish. Very slick. Makes lips look soft, smooth, ultra-moist. MATTE (M): Pigment rich with intense color pay-off. No-shine, all matte finish. SATIN (S): Color-rich. Soft satin, semi-matte finish. Conditions while adding intense color.

201 Written Reviews

By Alexandra Whitham 2 months ago.

The formula was very hard to apply, the colour didn’t look good on me either. Instead Of a nice brown it was a “dead purplish”. I got it as a birthday present and really wanted to love but instead kept it for around 5 years and just today threw away almost unused. I also don’t like that the brand is not cruelty free still

Tags: highly-pigmented, dry, thick, hard-to-apply, tugs-pulls, drying, long-wearing, non-sticky, scented
Skin Tone: Light Medium - Undertone: Olive

By Ana Maria 5 months ago.

MAC Yash comes in the matte formula I love, but it's just not the most flattering color for me. Yash comes up quite warm toned against my complexion (light-medium with warm yellow undertones). It's a peachy brown nude, which depending on your skin tone won't show at all, give dead lips vibes or be the perfect nude. I have quite pigmented lips and Yash just give me an unflattering warm toned tint. The pigmentation is semi-opaque, and there's not too much building that can be done beyond 2 layers; the formula is thick, so it looks bad when layered. Otherwise, it's a long lasting and comfortable formula, long lasting, not drying, but emphasizing lip lines.

Tags: creamy, thick, easy-to-apply, long-wearing, moisturizing-wear
Skin Type: Combination - Skin Tone: Light Medium - Undertone: Yellow

By Marietta 9 months ago.

I've owned MAC's "PLEASE ME" for several years by now. I always like it as a lipstick I would grab every now and then. It used to reside in my lipstick drawer, but I didn't use it as much, since sometimes it applies a bit funny (a bit uneven, when my lips get dry and flaky). My one true love is Estee Lauder's Potent (310), but the company discontinued it. That's when I started searching for a decent dupe. I've tested every possible one I found on Temptalia's dupe list, but some of them are also discontinued. And one day, I just thought "Why don't I just use "please me" to see if it compliments this eye makeup?" and it all came together. Those two lipsticks may not look identical in the tube, but on my lips are almost the same colour (potent is a bit warmer and lighter-nothing I can't look past). Ever since that day, it lives comfortably in my everyday makeup bag, ready to be used and cherished whenever I get to go on a night out. It definitely isn't an everyday shade (one I would wear to work or a morning stroll with friends) but it's perfect for a night out, paired with brown smokey eyes, to brighten up the makeup and make it look fresh and youthful. Just use some lip balm to hydrate before applying it and you're ready to go.

Tags: buildable, highly-pigmented, creamy, smooth, thick, blendable, easy-to-apply, uneven, drying, non-sticky, flavored, travel-friendly
Skin Type: Combination - Skin Tone: Light Medium - Undertone: Neutral

By Jo 1 year ago.

For me this was a great alternative to Ruby Woo, which is such a beautiful color, but the Retro Matte formula is too drying for me. (Of course now that I have found Temptalia, I can see all of the non-matte dupes for Ruby Woo!)

Tags: highly-pigmented, creamy, smooth, easy-to-apply, long-wearing
Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Skin Tone: Light - Undertone: Pink

By Celia 1 year ago.

My go-to lippy for when I am looking a little drab. My complexion is very contrasted and needs bright colours to keep it looking its best. This lippy does just that. Give it a try if you have neutral or neutral-warm undertones and a highly contrasted complexion. Works best when paired with lip liner, dewy skin, and a natural eye.

Tags: highly-pigmented, creamy, easy-to-apply
Skin Type: Dry - Skin Tone: Light - Undertone: Olive

By Jo 1 year ago.

Ruby Woo is the perfect shade, but it's a *Retro Matte* and quite drying. MAC has what I think is a virtually identical shade of true red, but it's a Matte formulation, very comfortable to wear and stays put. It's called Red Rock and I highly recommend it.

Tags: highly-pigmented, smooth, tugs-pulls, drying
Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Skin Tone: Light - Undertone: Pink

By Claire 2 years ago.

My all time favourite MAC lipstick. The coverage is excellent, it's matte without being dry, and it has good longevity. It's a good nude for a pink based fair skin, as it has some pink and and some peach to it, so it doesn't look too flat against this skin tone.

Tags: highly-pigmented, creamy, easy-to-apply, long-wearing
Skin Type: Combination - Skin Tone: Light - Undertone: Pink

By Ana Maria 2 years ago.

MAC Mehr is one of those cult lipstick colors, and I clearly understand why. First of all, it's the MAC Matte formula that I like, comfortable, quite hydrating, staining the lips and fading out nicely during the day, long wearing. Mehr maybe was a little more creamy than other MAC Mattes, while the finish is more satin than matte. For reference, I'm NC20 with naturally pigmented lips, with a mauvish hint. Mehr looks darker on me than on Christine (I'm an NC20), it's not a subtle my-lips-but-better, but it's still wearable for everyday. The color looks even more mauve on me, but my warm yellow tone complexion makes it look more cool than warm; I guess it matches the description on MAC website "dirty blue pink".

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Tags: highly-pigmented, creamy, smooth, easy-to-apply, long-wearing, moisturizing-wear
Skin Type: Combination - Skin Tone: Light Medium - Undertone: Yellow

By Mariella 2 years ago.

I got this as a Back to MAC choice. I love MAC's Amplified Cream finish - I think it's my favourite of all their regular lipsticks but I thought I'd exhausted all the shades in that finish that work for me. Then I decided to take a chance on this one because it looked similar to a favourite Givenchy lipstick I have. Well, Full Fuchsia has been such a delight to own and wear. It lights up my whole face and makes me look more awake. Feels great on the lips and wears well. It's become a real favourite. It might look a bit scary in the tube but applied, it looks great - bright but highly wearable.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Tags: highly-pigmented, creamy, smooth, blendable, easy-to-apply, long-wearing, moisturizing-wear, non-sticky, great-value, travel-friendly, moisturizing
Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Skin Tone: Very Light - Undertone: Pink

By dckitty202 2 years ago.

I just got my lipstick delivered & it surprised me in a good way. It's lovely! Looking at your review pics, I thought it would have a frostier finish like What A Do or Beigeland but it doesn't. It even looks that way when you see the lipstick bullet in person too but it definitely has a lustre finish with just a hint of frost (more like a "warm glow"). This would definitely be an awesome summer pick but I can see myself using this shade year round. I only took 1/2 star off only because although I love lustres I wish they lasted a bit longer. But hey, that's the lustre formula for you! The packaging is also really beautiful so I'm glad I could snag a piece of this LE collection. PS Thank you for all of your swatch photos & reviews, Christine. They are so spot on & your blog has been such a huge part of my life for years. :)

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Tags: buildable, sheer, smooth, easy-to-apply, moisturizing-wear, non-sticky

By Valeria Avramenko 2 years ago.

Very comfortable on the lips, sheer application so more of a moisturizing feel, not longwear, need to reapply after eating but wears off gradually. Nice cool toned soft pink, not your typical pink lipstick, adds just a little something to your look. Might be too specific to be universal but great for fair to light cool skin tones.

Tags: sheer, creamy, smooth, thin, blendable, easy-to-apply, moisturizing-wear, non-sticky, travel-friendly, moisturizing
Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily - Skin Tone: Light Plus - Undertone: Olive

By Valeria Avramenko 2 years ago.

Nice cool toned red, longwearing (until a hot cheese sandwich), matte finish, not too drying, easy to re-apply. A tiny bit on a bright side but not overwhelming. If Ruby Woo seems too much, that's the best next choice. Easier to apply with a lip liner.

Tags: buildable, highly-pigmented, dry, blendable, long-wearing, non-sticky, travel-friendly
Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily - Skin Tone: Light Plus - Undertone: Olive

By Valeria Avramenko 2 years ago.

Soft but a bit tangly application, easier with a lip liner, feels nice on the lips, glossy colour, but not too much sparkle, full coverage, doesn't dry into patchiness, great dark cool toned red, looks as a defined yet natural statement lipstick (doesn't look that separate from a face like matte lipsticks sometimes do). Great for cool, neutral and olive skin tones, dark eyes/hair.

Tags: highly-pigmented, creamy, thick, blendable, tugs-pulls, moisturizing-wear, non-sticky, great-value, travel-friendly
Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily - Skin Tone: Light Plus - Undertone: Olive

By Jacqueline 2 years ago.

It was the perfect lipstick! Moisturizing and a little sheen. It was a great color for my fair skin.

Tags: sheer, creamy, blendable, easy-to-apply, moisturizing-wear, great-value, moisturizing
Skin Tone: Very Light - Undertone: Neutral

By Ana Maria 2 years ago.

MAC Photo is an amazing lipstick, from the formula to the color. While the shade it's a wonderful medium-dark brown, with a golden red undertone (in the bullet), it's not for everyone; I highly recommend trying this in a store, it's not a good blind buy. On my light-medium complexion it looks quite dark, but I like the contrast. Because my skin is quite warm and yellow tone, on my lips it actually looks slightly greyinsh, cool toned, there's no golden/orange peaking through; I just love the color, the grungy vibes I get, but with the wrong eye make-up this shade can definitely make me look sick / tired. Formula wise, I love MAC Mate lipstick, I find them very long-lasting, but still comfortable. Photo is one of the best shades I have ever had from MAC, it's incredibly comfortable, it never feels drying. I barely have to re-apply during the day, mostly after a big meal.

Tags: buildable, highly-pigmented, creamy, smooth, blendable, easy-to-apply, long-wearing, moisturizing-wear, moisturizing
Skin Type: Combination - Skin Tone: Light Medium - Undertone: Yellow

By Judith 3 years ago.

My new favorite lipstick and color. Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine "Inspiring" had previously been my favorite (discontinued). Mac's Lustre Lipstick "Capricious" ticks all of the same boxes of qualities that I loved about Estee "Inspiring" (color, weight, shimmer).

Tags: buildable, smooth, easy-to-apply, moisturizing-wear, great-value
Skin Type: Combination - Skin Tone: Very Light - Undertone: Pink

By Ana Maria 3 years ago.

MAC Cockney is an amazing and unique red, but since I dislike the MAC Lustre formula I can't give it more than 3-stars. Bright reds usually don't look flattering on me, but MAC Cockney is definitely an exception. On me it doesn't look warm or yellow; it's actually translating to a pink-red, with neutral tones (but with some yellowness); it's such a unique color because the pink vibes are not `Barbie-pink`. The sheen is very beautiful, quite subtle. My issue is that personally I dislike the MAC Lustre formula. The coverage is very sheer, almost stain like (which is not bad); the moment you try to build up coverage it all gets gloopy and messy. The Lustre lipsticks move around as you speak and transfer to anything, worse even than a gloss. I can barely get 1-2 of wear if I don't eat and I only drink from a straw. To be worse, the formula is as drying at the Retro-Mattes; the MAC Matte and Satin lipsticks are way more comfortable (and lightly more hydrating) than Lustre. If I could find a dupe for Cockney in the Matte or Satin finish, it would become a staple in my collection.

Tags: sheer, creamy, uneven, drying, sticky
Skin Type: Combination - Skin Tone: Light Medium - Undertone: Yellow

By Emily 3 years ago.

Alright so I really, really, really, REALLY love this color, but the formula suuuucks. (Or it did back in 2015 when I first got it. Full disclosure I have no idea if they've changed anything by now.) It's pretty dry and drying on the lips and the texture goes south VERY quick. It also stains the crud out of your lips!! I'd go with one of the dupes personally if you're going for the color. Smells really nice though!

Tags: dry, thick, hard-to-apply, hard-to-blend, tugs-pulls, uneven, drying, scented, travel-friendly
Skin Type: Combination - Skin Tone: Very Light - Undertone: Neutral

By Paula 3 years ago.

I love this lipstick! I keep buying it over and over again.

Tags: smooth, easy-to-apply, long-wearing, great-value

By Heather Fregonese 3 years ago.

I'm an NW10-NW15 (creamy pale, cold undertones) and this was a great every-day color for me.

By Anna 3 years ago.

I finally found a pink that doesn't look silly on me or wash me out. I've never put on a lipstick before and said "Wow" at the color or truly liked it. I love this shade!

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Tags: buildable, highly-pigmented, creamy, blendable, easy-to-apply, moisturizing-wear, non-sticky, moisturizing
Skin Tone: Light Plus - Undertone: Yellow

By Rita Araújo 3 years ago.

My first and everyday Mac lipstick. Beautiful color, ever. Lovelorn is my number one and I just love it! Rita.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Tags: highly-pigmented, sheer, creamy, smooth, easy-to-apply, moisturizing-wear, scented, moisturizing

By Laura 3 years ago.

This is a perfect peachy nude on me, just the color I love to wear in the Spring and Summer. It could be a touch smoother but it's not bad. I will be wearing it a lot.

Skin Tone: Light Tan - Undertone: Yellow

By Heli 3 years ago.

If you find mac lipsticks drying this will be no exception. Gorgeous colour though. The subtle metallic sheen gives the colour depth.

0 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Tags: highly-pigmented, dry, tugs-pulls, drying
Skin Tone: Lightest - Undertone: Neutral

By Ana Maria 3 years ago.

At first glance MAC Cyber is such an intimidating lip color, but I somewhat like it a lot (but I'm into bold lipstick). I actually receive it for free with a MAC online order (I would have never purchased it on my own), tried it and fell in love with it. Described on temptalia as a warm purple, MAC Cyber on me looks more dark grey-purple, more cool toned. It might be my complexion (light-medium with yellow warm undertones) or the fact that my lips are naturally more pigmented, with a mauvish tint. The texture is slightly thinner than I expected and the only negative aspect of this lipstick for me is that it applies patchy at first, so I need to layer it very carefully to get an uniform lip color. Even if I find MAC Satin formula comfortable on the lips, MAC Cyber felt even more comfortable during the wear. For long-lasting bold lips I prefer MAC Matte formula, since it's more long-lasting; MAC Cyber starts to fade after 4-5 hours and I definitely need retouch after a snack or meal.

Tags: buildable, sheer, creamy, smooth, thin, easy-to-apply, uneven, moisturizing-wear
Skin Type: Combination - Skin Tone: Light Medium - Undertone: Yellow