Sneak Peek: MAC The Ultimate Lipstick Collection Photos & Swatches

MAC The Ultimate Lipstick
MAC The Ultimate Lipstick

MAC Ultimate Lipstick ($23.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a new and permanent formula with a shade range of ten (in the U.S., three additional shades available in Asia). These were supposed to launch online on the 24th, but I haven’t seen them pop up yet. The in-store release date is October 2nd for North America locations. I’m working through some of the other limited edition lip products from the other recent MAC releases, but I will have reviews for these up as well (hopefully shortly after I wrap up the others) — for now, enjoy this sneak peek look at swatches.

Update 10/13/2014: MAC has moved the online launch date to 10/29 and in-store date to 12/1.

MAC The Ultimate Lipstick
MAC The Ultimate Lipstick

MAC The Ultimate Lipstick
MAC The Ultimate Lipstick

MAC The Ultimate Lipstick
MAC The Ultimate Lipstick

MAC The Ultimate Lipstick
MAC The Ultimate Lipstick

MAC Soft Pout Ultimate Lipstick
MAC Soft Pout Ultimate Lipstick

MAC Soft Pout Ultimate Lipstick
MAC Soft Pout Ultimate Lipstick

MAC Soft Pout Ultimate Lipstick
MAC Soft Pout Ultimate Lipstick

MAC To Savour Ultimate Lipstick
MAC To Savour Ultimate Lipstick

MAC To Savour Ultimate Lipstick
MAC To Savour Ultimate Lipstick

MAC To Savour Ultimate Lipstick
MAC To Savour Ultimate Lipstick

MAC Marque Ultimate Lipstick
MAC Marque Ultimate Lipstick

MAC Marque Ultimate Lipstick
MAC Marque Ultimate Lipstick

MAC Marque Ultimate Lipstick
MAC Marque Ultimate Lipstick

MAC Femme-de-Luxe Ultimate Lipstick
MAC Femme-de-Luxe Ultimate Lipstick

MAC Femme-de-Luxe Ultimate Lipstick
MAC Femme-de-Luxe Ultimate Lipstick

MAC Femme-de-Luxe Ultimate Lipstick
MAC Femme-de-Luxe Ultimate Lipstick

MAC Catharina Ultimate Lipstick
MAC Catharina Ultimate Lipstick

MAC Catharina Ultimate Lipstick
MAC Catharina Ultimate Lipstick

MAC Catharina Ultimate Lipstick
MAC Catharina Ultimate Lipstick

MAC Dangerously Chic Ultimate Lipstick
MAC Dangerously Chic Ultimate Lipstick

MAC Dangerously Chic Ultimate Lipstick
MAC Dangerously Chic Ultimate Lipstick

MAC Dangerously Chic Ultimate Lipstick
MAC Dangerously Chic Ultimate Lipstick

MAC Vogue en Violet Ultimate Lipstick
MAC Vogue en Violet Ultimate Lipstick

MAC Vogue en Violet Ultimate Lipstick
MAC Vogue en Violet Ultimate Lipstick

MAC Vogue en Violet Ultimate Lipstick
MAC Vogue en Violet Ultimate Lipstick

MAC Audacious Ultimate Lipstick
MAC Audacious Ultimate Lipstick

MAC Audacious Ultimate Lipstick
MAC Audacious Ultimate Lipstick

MAC Audacious Ultimate Lipstick
MAC Audacious Ultimate Lipstick

MAC Ravishingly Rich Ultimate Lipstick
MAC Ravishingly Rich Ultimate Lipstick

MAC Ravishingly Rich Ultimate Lipstick
MAC Ravishingly Rich Ultimate Lipstick

MAC Ravishingly Rich Ultimate Lipstick
MAC Ravishingly Rich Ultimate Lipstick

MAC The Scene Ultimate Lipstick
MAC The Scene Ultimate Lipstick

MAC The Scene Ultimate Lipstick
MAC The Scene Ultimate Lipstick

MAC The Scene Ultimate Lipstick
MAC The Scene Ultimate Lipstick

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Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Oh, I love all those colors! Ravishingly Rich wouldn’t look good on me, but it is a really pretty orange. I could see myself wearing any of the other colors. I really like the tube design, too. It looks like a piece from a futuristic chess set. Here’s hoping they perform well.

Wow! There are so many of these that I want! And they are permanent! *happy Dance* 🙂 My picks Dangerously Chic, Catharina and Marque! They look gorgeous on your lips!

they look moisturizing! I have really dry lips so if they feel dry on lips I will pass them 🙁 hopefully they’re good so I would pick up 1-2 shades 🙂 (at the same time i hope they’re not good so I can save my wallet for other holiday collections…. hehehe)

The number of lipsticks that have been named “Audacious” lately is crazy to me. First Nars, the D&G, now one of these. Now that I think about it, I have a Revlon matte balm thing in Audacious.

Thanks for the swatches. Is it me or do the pale colors (which is what I would want) seem not particularly pigmented and lack oomph? Particularly after the Nars Audacious colors?

They all look so good, oh my goodness! I don’t dislike any shades and they all look pretty creamy and smoothing. Looking forward to detailed reviews! x

Wow – the formula and pigmentation looks really nice on these! I’m loving Vogue en Violet! The lighter colors look pretty but I’m not sure I’d pull them off – it might look too pale on me. (I wear Mac Face & Body in NC1.)

These look pretty, but nothing seems terribly unique to me! Marque caught my attention, but it even seems somewhat similar to Viva Glam V; in general it seems like each colour would have a lot of dupes. And with an increased price tag, I’m hoping these outperform regular MAC lipsticks in some way! Fingers crossed MAC just isn’t trying to distract us with pretty packaging…

Did not know this range was coming out.. I wonder what the texture is like.. From the swatches, they looks quite moisturizing and the lighter shades look quite sheer (compared to the deeper shades).. Catharina, The Scene, Audacious and Ravishingly Rich caught my attention from these swatches.. Cant wait to try them in store.. 🙂

To my surprise I like Marque a lot. I’m generally drawn to bold dramatic lip colours, but Marque is so pretty! I’ve once had either a lipstick or a gloss looking something like this, and I loved that one.
Will be so interesting to read the reviews.

These are really pretty and look super nice but I get the feeling that a lot of these could be duped easily, even with MAC’s own line. BUT I will say that Audacious is absolutely gorgeous and if these get a good review I might pick that one up.

I really like these on you. The texture seems very nice. I’ve never tried MAC lipsticks so I’ll be waiting to hear what you think. I wonder if these are more moisturizing than the Amplified Creme’s.

I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT!! 🙂 Catharina is Back — and the Marcel Wanders packaging — ooh lala! I am so excited to see the swatches and know your thoughts on the formula! If it is anywhere near Marcel Wanders’, that is pure heaven! <3 The first MW collection is still one of my most favorite, most loved MAC collabs and collections ever. Super excited! 🙂

You know, there are several here that I think are really lovely (either in colour, finish or both), but the surprise winner for me is Marque! It occurred to me to wonder how close it was to your famous Guerlain Gems, although your old review of Gems seems to indicate that this one is peachier, and Gems’ shimmer/sparkle is more multidimensional and a little stronger.

Still though…I really wish I could have tried Gems – I think I would have been pretty darn keen on it! WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE MAC THAT MAKES A SORTA-DUPE?! (although I’ve wondered how similar Revlon Peach Parfait is sometimes) 😉

I also like the table leg packaging better than the usual tampon one 😉

I looove Marque Ultimate but that packaging is so ugly in my opinion. Will totally clash with my other Mac lipstick tubes. The formula looks kinda like a cremesheen to me, I have to swatch them first before I make a decision.. 😛

The price had me skeptical as i just associate mac with $16 lol, and anything more i will just go for a different brand. BUT again that nude is calling me – soft pout. the pink isn’t bad either though i feel like id need to see how it compares to creme cup as i usually go for warmer nudes over pinks. AND i actually think marque is kind of unique. i don’t normally go for shimmer/sheen in my lipsticks but it looks interesting!

Hey Christine. These are due to go up online today. Nobody else has them yet to do reviews. Can you please finish the reviews for all the rest of the colors asap?? I’m really interested in Marque and Audacious. Thanks Love!

Hey! I’m waiting for these, too (especially Marque!). I’ve been checking MACs website ever since these swatches got posted.

Am a MAC lover! Use all MAC lipsticks 28 right now. Fav is DAZZLE “Smash hit” would LOVE LOVE to get more, just found them last Xmas holiday season bought 12 & all from the Millennia mall Orlando 3 different times & shipped. They ae the best MAC lipstick ever! Stays put for hrs! Du to texture & glitter ~
So want to try these. Hope they work for me good. My fav are reg lipstick line & pro long wear. I do pinks/fuchias, then bronze, meltdown & CB6, corals am trying to get into a red.. Like maybe Audacious Ultimate ? Looks like Taylor Sift shade? I’m platinum blonde foil with blue eyes… Any suggestions? Also just got TOOFACED 24 hr bullet shadow lner, black 4 water line! BEST EVER FOUND in 35 yrs of wearing make up. Along with BENIFIT they’re real pushup liner for along lash top & bottom half over! WOW! TY

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