MAC 2N is a slightly warm-toned, very light beige with a luminous finish. It is a limited edition lipstick that retails for $20.00 and contains 0.1 oz.
MAC 2N Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a pale, pinky beige with a soft sheen. It had medium, buildable coverage with a lightly creamy texture that had a bit of slip, which did result in visible streakiness along the edges and some color that gathered in my lip lines. This shade lasted for two and a half hours and was non-drying.
MAC A Girl's Got Needs Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had great pigmentation in a single layer, but the slightly denser, creamier quality of the texture resulted in the color splitting along my lip lines more noticeably. With a primer or lip liner underneath to help fill in the lines, I think it wouldn't be as noticeable. On me, the lipstick wore well for four and a half hours and was non-drying.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
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.
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate / Hexastearate / Hexarosinate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax / Candelilla Cera / Cire De Candelilla, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, PVP / Hexadecene Copolymer, Polyethylene, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cetyl Acetate, Lanolin Oil, Cetyl Lactate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Hydrogenated Polydecene, Beeswax / Cera Alba / Cire D'abeille, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ceramide 3, Synthetic Wax, Synthetic Beeswax, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alumina, Tin Oxide, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Vanillin. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 21 (CI 45380), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).
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