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Lipstick

MAC  

01/03

MAC Lipstick is a Lipstick that retails for $17.50 and contains 0.10 oz. There are 1287 shades that have been released, which you can select from below.

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PPermanent. $17.50/0.10 oz.
$175.00 Per Ounce

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Editor's Review

B+
8.3
Product
9.2
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.7
Longevity
4.6
Application
87%
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Brand's Description

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 148 Reviews, 1571 Quick Reviews

The Good: Easy To Apply (774), Creamy (658), Long-wearing (600), Smooth (583), Great Value (263), Blendable (235), Moisturizing (218), Travel-friendly (154)

The In-Between: Highly Pigmented (819), Scented (413), Buildable (340), Non-sticky (305), Sheer (95), Thick (68), Thin (45), Sticky (17), Flavored (6)

The Bad: Dry (143), Drying (141), Tugs/pulls (58), Uneven (50), Hard To Apply (48), Hard To Blend (23), Too Little Product (5)

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The Good: Easy To Apply (774), Creamy (658), Long-wearing (600), Smooth (583), Great Value (263), Blendable (235), Moisturizing (218), Travel-friendly (154)

The In-Between: Highly Pigmented (819), Scented (413), Buildable (340), Non-sticky (305), Sheer (95), Thick (68), Thin (45), Sticky (17), Flavored (6)

The Bad: Dry (143), Drying (141), Tugs/pulls (58), Uneven (50), Hard To Apply (48), Hard To Blend (23), Too Little Product (5)

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148 Written Reviews

By Emma 3 days ago.

This is a fabulous purple lipstick! It goes on pretty easily and doesn't make me look yellow (which happens sometimes with purples). The scent is noticeable when you put it on, but fades pretty quickly. It doesn't have the best staying power and doesn't leave a stain behind which can be good or bad depending on what you're looking for. It was a little dry to apply but I didn't find it drying on my lips.

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

By Rhenn 2 weeks ago.

I have a ridiculous number of red lipsticks, but this is by far my favorite ever. It works beautifully for my skin tone, is beautiful, rich, and goes on easily.

Tags: highly-pigmented, creamy, thick

By Seraphine 1 month ago.

Absolutely gorgeous fuschia lipstick! The version of Flat Out Fabulous that I am reviewing is the mini from the 2017 So Obsessed Snow Ball Mini Lipstick Kit. The formula is different in this limited edition mini (matte) than in the full size (retro matte). It has a typical MAC matte consistency—creamy, easy to apply, dries down to a matte that's not too drying. It does transfer, but it also stays on very well, even through a meal. It leaves a pretty good stain behind on the lips, so when it starts to wear off, it isn't that noticeable. I first heard of Flat Out Fabulous from an Emily Fox swatch video on YouTube in which she said it was her favorite MAC lipstick. When it showed up as part of this mini kit, I decided it was time to try it. I have to say that it is now one of my favorite MAC lipsticks, too. It's bright fuschia, but not so bright that it looks cartoonish, and I can even wear it to work. I receive so many compliments whenever I wear it. I think this shade will look beautiful on most skin tones, from light to dark (I'm MAC NC20). I'll probably buy the full size version of this shade when I use up the mini. I'll be curious to see the difference in formula from matte to retro matte, and will update my review at that time.

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

By Seraphine 1 month ago.

I was conflicted about how many stars to give this lipstick. Stone is a strange shade because it looks brownish or taupe on some people, but on me it reads as a straight up gray. On the bright side, it goes on nice and creamy and stays on very well, but with my coloring (MAC NC20), it makes me look like a corpse. I recommend trying it on before buying it.

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

By Amelia 1 month ago.

Colour: mid-tone red with a strong blue undertone that threatens to, but ultimately doesn’t, show up pink-tinged on my lips. Finish: this is more of a semi-matte than a true matte; it smooths the appearance of the lips. Application: it glides on like a satin lipstick, but is actually quite stiff; it takes 1.5 layers to be properly opaque. Wear: non-drying and lightweight on my easily dried and chapped lips; transfer is surprisingly minimal for how comfortable it is; can survive light meals and plenty of drinks without touching up.

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

By Gracie 1 month ago.

This shade is so well pigmented that you don’t require multiple swipes and at the same time gives an even distribution of shade on the lips. It lasted on me for 7 hours. I am totally in love with this color. So , I am definitely recommending it!

Tags: highly-pigmented, easy-to-apply, long-wearing

By Seraphine 2 months ago.

On me, this shade looks bizarre and not very flattering, but I didn't buy it to wear by itself. I mixed it with MAC's very dark blue-purple Matte Royal lipstick to make a pretty medium blue. This mix lasted pretty well, even through a glass of wine, but when blue lipstick starts to wear, it's a lot more obvious than with a pink, red, or nude shade. So although this combination looked nice and fun, it was high maintenance.

Tags: highly-pigmented, creamy, smooth, blendable
Skin Tone: Light - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Neutral

By Michal 3 months ago.

I love this lipstick. It's a perfect metallic blue that fits my quirky character. It's easy to apply an d is comfortable to wear. The only negative is that you definitely need to apply more than 1 layer to get a good color.

Tags: buildable, easy-to-apply, long-wearing
Skin Tone: Light - Skin Type: Very Oily - Undertone: Red

By Seraphine 3 months ago.

Ok, here's where I disagree with (apparently) everyone! I am a huge fan of MAC lipstick dating back a couple of decades. I currently have more than 20 MAC lipsticks, mostly mattes and satins, with satins being my absolute favorite. MAC Rebel is a satin. I had high expectations with Rebel, but was left disappointed. The color goes on creamy and is an absolutely gorgeous, rich plum shade that is brighter on the lips than how it looks in the tube. The problem comes with time. It leaves behind a strong stain, but the lipstick wears off very unevenly and starts looking patchy after about an hour. I reapplied several times during the day, trying different techniques, such as blotting and reapplying. But the patchiness kept happening and hour or two later. I tried wiping it off and just going with the satin, but that, too, was patchy. Rebel is absolutely beautiful when freshly applied and I received quite a few compliments, but for me, this is a very high maintenance lipstick, something I don't expect from MAC satins, which usually stay perfect for many hours.

Tags: highly-pigmented, easy-to-apply
Skin Tone: Light - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Neutral

By Seraphine 4 months ago.

Matte Royal is deep blue-violet. It goes on creamy and smooth, no tugging. It is matte, but not too dry. It feels typical of a MAC matte. Because it is such a deep, cool color, it is hard to see in warm evening lighting, and can look almost black. This makes it a poor choice to wear for a night out at a bar if you're hoping to show off the blue color. To get the full effect of this lipstick, wear it during the daytime or where it will be brightly lit.

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

By Seraphine 4 months ago.

I bought this in the mini-sized version because although this is a shade I've had my eye on for some time, it's also similar to so many lipsticks that I already own. When I saw the mini version of Whirl, I decided to just go for it. At this writing, you can still get Whirl in the small size. This lipstick goes on very nice and creamy and lasts a long time, through hot coffee in the morning and then through lunch, with just a minor touchup. It's not drying or moisturizing, but it feels comfortable. When this little tube of Whirl runs out, I may buy a full size...but only after I use up some of my other pink-brown lipsticks.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Tags: highly-pigmented, creamy, smooth, easy-to-apply, long-wearing
Skin Tone: Light - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Neutral
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By Seraphine 4 months ago.

I got the little mini-sized version of this lipstick. The vampy burgundy color is nice, but it is quite dry and tugs very hard when I try to apply it. I'm glad I didn't spend the money to buy the full size version.

Tags: dry, hard-to-apply, tugs-pulls
Skin Tone: Light - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Neutral

By Seraphine 5 months ago.

A very well-named lipstick, as it reminds me of the color of chili powder. It looks beautiful on. It's matte, but comfortable. It lasted all day, with only one very minor touch-up after lunch. This makes a great addition to my collection of MAC reds, which also includes Lady Danger and Russian Red. Of the three, I find Chili to be the most wearable for the daytime.

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

By April 5 months ago.

Live It! I wish it wasn't just a limited time only product. :(

Tags: long-wearing

By Seraphine 5 months ago.

What's so interesting is how this color reads so differently on each person and in each photo. What looks like a pinkish-lavender on both the MAC and Temptalia websites reads more of a blue-lavender on me. I was looking for a purple lipstick when I bought it, but the darker purples looked terrible on me. Men Love Mystery was perfect. It's very much a purple lipstick, but not dark enough to look ghoulish on me. It is a matte formula, and, therefore, is a bit drying, but not to the point of being uncomfortable. It lasts for many hours without a touch-up, and adds a really nice edginess to my makeup.

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

By Diane 6 months ago.

The color is really beautiful but this is super slippery so it don't last at all . If you like long-wering formula this is not a good choice but if you have super dry lips and you don't mind re-apply a lot, it's cool.

Tags: sheer, creamy, smooth, thin, blendable, moisturizing-wear, non-sticky, scented, moisturizing
Skin Tone: Deep Dark - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Red

By chen 6 months ago.

Its a really pretty color, but it dries out my lips so much...and when I re-apply it, its not hydrating at all and it's just sitting on top of the dryness it created...not so good looking. I really want to ask Christine if this is a dupe for Charlotte Tilbury bitch perfect, I've been drooling over that one for a looooong time, but the swatches of these two look so similar...please help Christine!!!

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

By Seraphine 6 months ago.

I got this as a freebie in a buy-two-get-one-free deal at MAC. I'm not a huge fan of MAC's lustre finishes because they don't stay on well. But I do like nudes. Hug Me, a very sheer pinky brown, is so close to my natural lip color that it reads more like a clear gloss than a nude lipstick. I'm not sure how often I'll ever reach for this color, but at least it was free. It's not a bad color, it just doesn't do anything for me.

Tags: sheer, creamy, moisturizing
Skin Tone: Light - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Neutral

By Seraphine 6 months ago.

This is a very pretty MLBB lipstick for me. My lips are naturally pink and this just adds a little extra to them. But I'm not used to the lustre finishes and it feels a bit too glossy and on my lips. I had to reapply after eating. After a couple of hours it sort of settled in, though, and felt closer to a cremesheen with a hint of color. I think this will be a good lipstick to wear on days when my lips feel dry and I want a more natural look.

Tags: sheer, moisturizing-wear, sticky
Skin Tone: Light - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Neutral

By Seraphine 6 months ago.

In warm, indoor, windowless lighting, Velvet Teddy almost disappears on me. But in daylight or fluorescent lighting it comes alive and looks beautiful. It is listed by MAC as a "deep-toned beige," but I would call it a medium warm-toned nude. This is a matte formula, yet it is not drying and is very comfortable to wear. It looks matte, but feels a little more like a MAC satin, which is my favorite MAC finish. You can probably find cheaper color dupes of Velvet Teddy, but MAC's luxurious, creamy, long-lasting texture makes it worth the extra money.

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

By Sonja 6 months ago.

At first, I didn\'t want to buy this lipstick because it immediately felt too dry on my lips. But I absolutely fell in love with the colour and now it is one of my favourite lipsticks anyway. Interestingly, the colour looks quite different on me compared to the way it looks on the pictures shown here. But either way it\'s gorgeous! Bottom line: Even though I do find it to be drying, I\'ll actually rate 4.5 stars because it looks so good that that hasn\'t stopped me from wearing and loving it.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Tags: highly-pigmented, dry, easy-to-apply, drying, long-wearing
Skin Tone: Fair - Undertone: Olive

By Seraphine 6 months ago.

Russian Red is gorgeous! I went to MAC to get red lipstick, with my mind set on Ruby Woo. The saleswoman had me try both Ruby Woo and Russian Red, which she thought would go better with my coloring. She was right! Russian Red is a richer, deeper red, and not nearly as drying as Ruby Woo. The color suited my light complexion and dark hair...like Snow White! This lipstick stayed on beautifully through the evening, which included drinks and dinner, and made me feel so glamorous. I would not be comfortable wearing Russian Red every day, but it's sure to become my favorite evening out lipstick.

Tags: highly-pigmented, creamy, smooth, easy-to-apply, long-wearing, non-sticky
Skin Tone: Light - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Neutral

By Seraphine 6 months ago.

Twig has become one of my very favorite lipsticks. It is a beautiful mauve/brown color, similar to Mehr, but not as pink. This is much more than an MLBB color. Being a MAC satin, is has the staying power of a matte, but it is moisturizing. Satins are my favorite MAC finish because of this. Twig is a great color for days and nights.

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

By Seraphine 6 months ago.

I was talked into buying this at a MAC counter. The saleswoman was wearing it and it looked good on her, and she assured me it looked good on me. I wanted something unconventional for a party I was going to. I hated wearing it. I found it gritty and uncomfortable (but not drying), and the glitter was getting everywhere. It didn't stay on very well, wearing off in the center every time I sipped on the straw I was drinking through. I would have wiped it off at the party, but the glitter stays behind even after wiping off the lipstick! So I kept reapplying it. Ugh. I couldn't wait to get home and wash my face. I gave it two stars only because I got quite a few compliments on it. But I won't be wearing it again.

Tags: sheer, hard-to-apply, hard-to-blend, uneven
Skin Tone: Light - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Neutral

By Mariel Sarabia 6 months ago.

If you're looking for the perfect lipstick for fall, well rejoice! the search is over!! Chili is a very unique shade that can seem either like a burnt red-brown or a terracotta copper, plus, it's pretty much suitable for all skin types. Prepare for nonstop compliments all season long ;)

Tags: highly-pigmented, creamy, blendable, easy-to-apply, non-sticky, scented