Round-up: MAC Liptensity Lipsticks Overview

MAC Liptensity Lipstick
MAC Liptensity Lipstick

Overview

MAC Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have “intense amounts of pigment” with a gel-like texture that melts on lips that leaves behind a satin finish and wears for “eight hours.” It’s supposed to be “comfortable” to wear, but there are no claims about hydration–and overall, they were non-drying.

The majority of the range varied from semi-opaque to fully opaque in one stroke, while the texture had some body and thickness to it but was not heavy. The consistency feels firmer in the tube, but it became softer and more pliable as it warmed up against the lips. This was also true about how the color settled and looked on the lips–it tended to fill up lip lines without emphasizing them as much after thirty seconds of wear. The formula didn”t have a lot of slip, and it was actually lightly tacky, which helped it stay in place better.

The wear ranged from four to eight hours with lighter shades typically wearing shorter than deeper and more intense shades. The finish was anywhere from satin to natural with noticeable sheen, sometimes glossiness, but it often wore to a satin to semi-matte finish after a few hours. The formula has MAC’s typical vanilla scent but had no discernible taste. MAC recently confirmed that six shades are limited edition and the rest are permanent (see here for the list).

Here is the top 10 🙂 (You can see all 24 sorted from highest to lowest rated here.)

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Thanks for letting us know. Now I don’t have to worry about how I was going to get the shades I want before they disappeared. I already picked up two LE’s and just have one more to get before it’s gone.

Too many here that I am really loving. That’s a bad thing for me as it leads to a weird level of indecisiveness.
Wishlist; Marsala, Hellebore, Burnt Violet, Postmodern, Smoked Almond.

Thanks MAC, for listening and making at least some of these permanent. And so many cooler shades! Gotta go relook at the updated post. This has been a great launch. Figure if I can do a s..ton of grays and greiges, might even do galaxy gray. Something for everyone.

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