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MAC Lipstick is a lipstick that retails for $18.50 and contains 0.10 oz. There have been 1334 shades released, which you can select from below or jump to:

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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.

The average rating based on all reviewed shade(s) in this formula is shown below.

B+
8.3
Product
9.2
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.7
Longevity
4.6
Application
87%
Total

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.

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Based on 173 Reviews, 1661 Quick Reviews

The Good: Easy To Apply (846), Creamy (724), Long-wearing (650), Smooth (634), Blendable (272), Great Value (271), Moisturizing (233), Travel-friendly (188)

The In-Between: Highly Pigmented (875), Scented (457), Buildable (371), Non-sticky (346), Sheer (107), Thick (76), Thin (48), Sticky (17), Flavored (6)

The Bad: Dry (153), Drying (150), Tugs/pulls (60), Uneven (53), Hard To Apply (49), Hard To Blend (24), Too Little Product (5)

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The Good: Easy To Apply (846), Creamy (724), Long-wearing (650), Smooth (634), Blendable (272), Great Value (271), Moisturizing (233), Travel-friendly (188)

The In-Between: Highly Pigmented (875), Scented (457), Buildable (371), Non-sticky (346), Sheer (107), Thick (76), Thin (48), Sticky (17), Flavored (6)

The Bad: Dry (153), Drying (150), Tugs/pulls (60), Uneven (53), Hard To Apply (49), Hard To Blend (24), Too Little Product (5)

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173 Written Reviews

By Jade 4 days ago.

I hunted high and low for a lipstick like this! I find it has a real muted quality to it which makes it sooo wearable. I'm NC20/C1 in MAC and it appears much darker on me than Christine. I don't have issues with the Cremesheen formula so I find this hydrating, but that really seems to be your-milage-may-vary.

Tags: highly-pigmented, creamy, smooth, easy-to-apply, moisturizing-wear, moisturizing
Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Skin Tone: Light - Undertone: Neutral

By Zel 3 weeks ago.

Tropic Tonic is a matte finish, but surprisingly, it doesn't feel drying for me! I find that is creamy and glides on smoothly when applying. The bullet also deposits a lot of pigment and does not require me to keep swiping and swiping just to get an even application. It doesn't leave a stain though and does not wear gracefully for me.

Tags: highly-pigmented, creamy, smooth, thick, easy-to-apply, scented
Skin Type: Oily - Skin Tone: Medium - Undertone: Yellow

By Zel 3 weeks ago.

Ruby Woo is my favorite red shade. The color is absolutely flattering on my medium skin tone, and I definitely understand why it is such a cult favorite among beauty lovers. However, this is not my favorite formula due to how drying it can feel and how it tugs when I apply it. Still, the wear is absolutely stunning. It is very matte, lasts long, wears gracefully, and leaves a pink-ish red stain.

Tags: highly-pigmented, dry, tugs-pulls, drying, long-wearing, non-sticky, scented
Skin Type: Oily - Skin Tone: Medium - Undertone: Yellow

By Zel 3 weeks ago.

One of my favorite lipsticks ever - Morange is a bright orange that's sure to bring attention to your lips. I love how creamy it is and one swipe gives you high coverage. It is neither drying nor moisturizing, and has a slight vanilla scent. It is not transfer proof, but it leaves a stain and wears gracefully in my opinion.

Tags: highly-pigmented, creamy, thick, easy-to-apply, scented
Skin Type: Oily - Skin Tone: Medium - Undertone: Yellow

By Mijidra 2 months ago.

I love this sheer lipstick for neutralizing bright colours. It's so perfect and buildable!

Tags: buildable, sheer, smooth, blendable, easy-to-apply, long-wearing, scented

By Ana Maria 2 months ago.

MAC Studded Kiss is a beautiful dark red, with more hints of wine/purple than oxblood/burgundy. It's a close dupe for my all time favorite MAC Diva, but slightly more purple (at least on my complexion - brunette, brown eyes, light-medium warm yellow undertones). The finish is almost matte (it has the slightest shine) and great pigmentation. It has some buildability, two swipes yield full opacity; I like that with one swipe I can get a slightly more subtle bold color (similar to what Christine mentions, there is a smidgen of the natural lip color coming through). I personally love the MAC Matte lipstick formula, and this one is no exceptions: long lasting, stains the lips, comfortable and non drying (maybe a little at the end of the day). I have to re-apply after meals, but most times not after drinking or snacks. Studded Kiss tends a little to feather, so I would recommend a lip liner if this is usually an issue.

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

By Ana Maria 3 months ago.

MAC Spirit is muted pinky-beige brown in the bullet, but on me it looks on me as a mauvy-beige brown (not so muted). I have mauvy lips and most lipstick shades (even if they are pigmented) look different on me. I have light-medium complexion, warm yellow undertones (NC 20-25), dark brown hair and MAC Spirit doesn't look muted on me (but it's neither a bold in your face brown). It's a nice shade to wear as a `neutral` with bolder eye make-up, it's a good darker nude for me. On my it looks more dark, brown and mauve (less pink) than on Christine; the shade definitely has a lot of `warmness` in it. Still, as a nude-brown I think Velvet Teddy works better for me; Velvet Teddy also looks more brown on me, I never see the `pinkish` tones. Spirit comes in the MAC Satin finish, which I find to have a very comfortable wear, almost hydrating. The formula is a little creamy (it has some stickiness, especially if built up). The color doesn't really stain the lips, so any drinking, snacking and light eating will cause wear off. But I don't mind that much re-applying during the day.

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

By Brooke 5 months ago.

As someone with medium skin (NC30-35) and neutral, muted, olive (meaning green) undertones, it took me a while to find a perfect nude. Most "nudes" marketed as nudes do not work for me. They're too pink, too peachy, etc. But, MAC Taupe ended up being the best color for me thus far to wear as a nude on a day to day basis. The brown undertones and mutedness of this product really make it perfect for someone with skin depth, mutedness and undertones close to mine. The ONLY reason I give 4 1/2 stars instead of 5 is because this lipstick is slightly thick. I would prefer it to be more smooth, but it's very pigmented, so the saying "beggars can't be choosers" kind of applies to me here.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Tags: highly-pigmented, creamy, thick, easy-to-apply, non-sticky, travel-friendly

By Nicole 5 months ago.

This lipstick is precisely the colour of my freckles, as advertised. It's semi sheer but buildable to not quite opaque, lasts for a few hours (until lunch) and feels nice on the lips. When more later in the day it can pill a little, so be sure to remove fully before reapplying.

Tags: buildable, sheer, creamy, smooth, easy-to-apply, moisturizing-wear
Skin Tone: Fair - Undertone: Neutral

By ELENI 6 months ago.

Perfect for a natural effect. Long wearing for me and fade out well through the day.

Tags: dry, long-wearing
Skin Type: Combination - Skin Tone: Fair-Light - Undertone: Neutral

By Louise 8 months ago.

This is my favourite everyday shade. It’s very light and comfortable on the lips. I feel that it’s lightly hydrating. I’m a fan of the finish too - it’s shiny but still quite subtle. It’s long lasting too, and outside of eating I don’t really need to reapply.

Tags: buildable, creamy, smooth, easy-to-apply, moisturizing-wear, non-sticky, scented, travel-friendly, moisturizing
Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Skin Tone: Dark Tan - Undertone: Neutral

By LINDA 9 months ago.

Fresh Moroccan is the best color that I ever found. The lipstick is non-drying and easy application. I apply the Mac lip primer and let it sink in a few seconds, then, apply Mac Auburn lip liner, blot and apply three applications of the lipstick. Blot between each application. Lipstick lasts very well and does not bleed all over my face. MAC please do not discontinue this perfect color of a warm frosted red brown. I used to wear PRESCRIPTIVES lipsticks and they had color options for RED/ORANGE skin types. When they closed shop, the chance to find a perfect red for a red orange color type was diminished significantly. I searched high and low for years for a good replacement for my Prescriptives, hoarding my tubes, until I had no choice but to do a search. With the help of a great make up professional from Nordstrom Indianapolis, I found Fresh Moroccan. PLEASE DO NOT DISCONTINUE THIS COLOR. Few colors are meant for those red/orange gals. I am 68, so don't let me lose another great color. Grazie... [If I could rate this 10 stars, I would have.]

Tags: highly-pigmented, creamy, easy-to-apply, long-wearing, travel-friendly, moisturizing

By Franne 9 months ago.

A very pretty red that sadly doesn't match my fair skin tone very well. It does stay on pretty well and is easy to apply.

Tags: highly-pigmented, dry, easy-to-apply, long-wearing
Skin Tone: Fair - Undertone: Yellow

By Ana Maria 10 months ago.

MAC Chili is a gorgeous color, with the perfect mix of brown, orange and red. My complexion is light-medium with yellow undertones (NC20-25), and my lips are naturally more mauve; MAC Chili is more red on me, with a hint of orange and brown. Christine picture shows the color more orange than it looks on me. I find this color very wearable, works with glam looks but also for everyday wear. It's not a true red, it's a very interesting unique red. With the orange tones (nothing blue in this red), my teeth might look more yellow than usual. Even if it's a Matte formula, it still has some Satin vibes. It's definitely not a flat dull matte. I personally find MAC Matte formula very comfortable to wear all day long, it has both creaminess and staying power. I have to retouch it after meals, but otherwise looks great all day, without staining the lips.

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

By Ana Maria 10 months ago.

MAC Fastplay is a neutral plum-pink lip color. I'm light-medium with yellow undertones (NC20), with slightly mauvish lips (I find that my natural lip color impacts the color of some lip products). Compared to Christine swatches, on my lips MAC Fastplay looks a little darker, more plum/mauve and less pink. It's a wonderful shade, a color that pops while being natural, complimenting lots of looks. While I do love the color, I'm not a fan of MAC Amplified formula. It's a creamy formula that migrates during the day and doesn't leave a stain behind (I have to re-apply it often), I much more prefer Satin and Matte formulas. The formula has it's advantages; since it's creamy, it's very hydrating and comfortable on the lips; it has a nice shine; it's quite opaque and buildable (I can dab a little on the lips for a slight natural flush of color, or build a full pigmented lip).

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

By sam314 10 months ago.

Beautiful color that complements my skin tone. However, it's too sheer and seems to last about 15 minutes on me. I wish they would make this color in a more intensely pigmented, longer lasting lipstick.

Tags: sheer, creamy, uneven, moisturizing-wear
Skin Type: Combination - Skin Tone: Light - Undertone: Pink

By Rebecca 11 months ago.

MAC matte lipsticks are my favourite formula to wear and I find them consistently good across the board. Velvet Teddy is my go-to MLBB shade in a bullet and I wear this at least once a week. It was the first MAC lipstick I bought and I'm now on my third tube. Like the other MAC lipsticks I own this is relatively long wearing and comfortable, not drying and highly pigmented.

Tags: highly-pigmented, creamy, smooth, easy-to-apply, long-wearing, non-sticky, scented
Skin Type: Very Dry - Skin Tone: Fair - Undertone: Yellow

By Rebecca 11 months ago.

MAC matte lipsticks are my favourite formula to wear and I find them consistently good across the board. Russian red is a lovely bright red that doesn't pull pink on me, which I find to be a problem with most reds as I have yellow undertones. Like the other MAC mattes I own this wears comfortably for long periods of time and does not feather or apply patchy.

Tags: highly-pigmented, creamy, smooth, easy-to-apply, long-wearing, non-sticky, scented
Skin Type: Very Dry - Skin Tone: Fair - Undertone: Yellow
Sin

By Rebecca 11 months ago.

MAC matte lipsticks are my favourite formula to wear and I find them consistently good across the board. Sin is my ideal dark red, not pink at all and extremely pigmented. Applies smoothly and wears for 4+ hours comfortably.

Tags: highly-pigmented, creamy, smooth, easy-to-apply, long-wearing, non-sticky, scented
Skin Type: Very Dry - Skin Tone: Fair - Undertone: Yellow

By Rebecca 11 months ago.

MAC matte lipsticks are my favourite formula to wear and I find them consistently good across the board. Really pigmented and easy to apply, comfortable to wear and long lasting. I found it difficult to find a true purple lipstick that wasn't a really dark pink, and this fits the bill. Doesn't feather and isn't patchy.

Tags: highly-pigmented, creamy, smooth, easy-to-apply, long-wearing, non-sticky, scented
Skin Type: Very Dry - Skin Tone: Fair - Undertone: Yellow

By Rebecca 11 months ago.

MAC matte lipsticks are my favourite formula to wear and I find them consistently good across the board. Whirl is a lovely rosy nude that goes with most looks, bold or subtle. As always I love the MAC formula, I find it easy to apply and relatively long lasting for a bullet.

Tags: highly-pigmented, creamy, smooth, easy-to-apply, long-wearing, non-sticky, scented
Skin Type: Very Dry - Skin Tone: Fair - Undertone: Yellow

By Rebecca 11 months ago.

MAC matte lipsticks are my favourite formula to wear and I find them consistently good across the board. Taupe is the perfect reddy-brown shade that pairs really nicely with warm eyeshadow looks - its become my go-to when I can't decide what to wear. Goes on nicely and lasts for 4 hours easily without touching up. Not drying, very comfortable to wear.

Tags: highly-pigmented, thick, easy-to-apply, long-wearing, non-sticky, scented, travel-friendly
Skin Type: Very Dry - Skin Tone: Fair - Undertone: Yellow

By Heli 11 months ago.

I've never seen a colour like this. It makes me think of steampunk and sepia photos. It's a little bit gothy against my very pale skin (which is fine with me) and it lasts really well. I find it slightly drying as I do most mac lipsticks, but it's not painfully so.

Tags: buildable, smooth, thin, blendable, easy-to-apply, drying, long-wearing, non-sticky
Skin Tone: Fairest - Undertone: Neutral

By Ana Maria 1 year ago.

I love MAC Satin finish; comfortable, but long lasting, no smudging or feathering (I would never buy Creamsheens again). I also love how plums and berry toned lipsticks suit me. The issue is that Rebel on my lips looks like a darker toned bright pink rather than a dark purple; no plum, maybe a hint of berry. I would have loved for it to have the tone it has on Christine lips swatch. I already have some plum hues in my natural lips, I just don't know where the pinkness comes from. Although the color isn't what I expected, it's a great lipstick. It's comfortable (as mentioned before), stains the lips so it doesn't require a lot of reapplication (will last through coffee, drinks, snacks, a light meal) and shows no signs of patchiness. The stain my lips is even, but it's also very easy to remove at the end of the day. The color has a nice subtle shine, but somewhat still matte. It's quite buildable, I can dab my lips gently for a subtle natural tint or swipe it twice for full opacity.

Tags: buildable, creamy, smooth, blendable, easy-to-apply, long-wearing, non-sticky
Skin Type: Combination - Skin Tone: Light-Medium - Undertone: Yellow

By Seraphine 1 year ago.

I really wanted to love this lipstick, but I don't. The retro matte formula of Ruby Woo is difficult to apply because it is extremely dry and tugs very hard on the lips. I found it especially difficult to apply on mature lips. The red shade is bright and pretty, but the color has no depth to it. It was very drying on my lips and though it stayed on pretty well, it was not nearly as long-lasting as I thought it would be based on reviews I've read. There's a different version of Ruby Woo in a special 2017 holiday mini set. Instead of being a retro matte, the mini is in MAC's regular matte formula, which is much creamier, making it easier to apply and more comfortable to wear. Unfortunately, it is a limited edition. I hope MAC releases Ruby Woo as a full size regular matte lipstick someday.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Tags: dry, hard-to-apply, drying, long-wearing