Instigator

MAC Lipstick

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MAC Instigator Lipstick
MAC Instigator Lipstick
MAC Instigator Lipstick
MAC Instigator Lipstick
MAC Instigator Lipstick
MAC Instigator Lipstick
MAC Instigator Lipstick
MAC Instigator Lipstick
MAC Instigator Lipstick
MAC Instigator Lipstick
MAC Instigator Lipstick
MAC Instigator Lipstick
MAC Instigator Lipstick
MAC Instigator Lipstick
MAC Instigator Lipstick
MAC Instigator Lipstick
MAC Instigator Lipstick
MAC Instigator Lipstick

MAC Instigator is a moderately warm-toned, dark purple with a satin finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $20.00 and contains 0.1 oz.

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Editor's Review

MAC Instigator Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "deep blackened plum [with a Matte finish]." It's a blackened, purpled wine with berry-pink undertones that leans slightly cool and has a satiny sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage, but it has a little more slip to it that makes it look somewhat patchy. It's not the worst offender for this shade family, but I would recommend wearing a lip liner underneath to minimize unevenness. It lasted for six hours and left a stain behind, but it was neither drying nor hydrating. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Reviewed on 5/22/15May 22nd, 2015

Not in a palette/set
A-
A-
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

Reviewed on 12/28/13December 28th, 2013

Not in a palette/set
A-
A-
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
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Top Dupes
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I Am Victorious

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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.

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The Good: Easy To Apply (4), Long-wearing (4), Creamy (2), Smooth (2), Blendable (1)

The In-Between: Highly Pigmented (4), Buildable (3), Non-sticky (2), Scented (2)

The Bad: Drying (1)

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