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The Spring Season: MAC Freckletone Lipstick

MAC Freckletone Lipstick
MAC Freckletone Lipstick

The Spring Season: MAC Freckletone Lipstick

MAC Freckletone Lipstick ($14.00) is a semi-sheer luster-finish peachy nude. It’s definitely a nude kind of lip color, but it has a surprising amount of warmth, because of the peachy undertones. Even though it’s distinctly peach, it isn’t orange, which is something that can often be present in more peach-based nudes. Being of the lustre variety, Freckletone has a glossy finish and a very smooth, moisturizing feel, though not hydrating. Unlike a lot of lustres I’ve encountered over the years, Freckletone is surprisingly pigmented. Of course, one or two layers won’t get you opaque coverage, but you are able to build up to a fairly opaque result. (I have a freckle on my bottom lip, and it makes measuring a color’s pigmentation really easy — if I can’t see it, it’s full coverage.)

Is this peachy nude the one for you? Would you wear it?

The Spring Season is a series of posts featuring my favorite soft beige, coral, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for the first blossom of spring — that runs through March 2010.

See photos and swatches…

MAC Freckletone Lipstick
MAC Freckletone Lipstick

MAC Freckletone Lipstick
MAC Freckletone Lipstick

MAC Freckletone Lipstick
MAC Freckletone Lipstick

MAC Freckletone Lipstick
MAC Freckletone Lipstick

MAC Freckletone Lipstick
MAC Freckletone Lipstick

MAC Freckletone Lipstick
MAC Freckletone Lipstick


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Tavia Avatar

I love the color. I’ve finished all my nude lip colors and I really want to try some new product. Too bad that MAC is not available in my country, but I will try to keep this in mind and buy it next time I will travel outside the country. πŸ™‚

amy Avatar

this is such a cute colour. I keep on looking at it and picking it up at the counters/store because it keeps on catching my eye but I have yet to buy it. Maybe it is a sign that I should buy it now! Though I have lots of colours like these, I love tones like these and can’t get enough of it!

Holly Avatar

Any chance you could do a face of the day or just a full-face picture with this on? As usual I’m struggling to imagine it in context. Thanks xx

Jenni Avatar

I have a question: for the lip series (this and the scarlet one a few weeks ago), are they new lip products? or are they a compilation of products from any time/collection?

Christine Avatar

In the Scarlet Season, I tried to mostly permanent products (whether they’ve been existing for years or if they’re newly created, but permanent), but I did have some limited edition shades in it. Since the Scarlet Season was my first, I have a better handle on how exactly I want the Spring Season to go, so I’m really concentrating on permanent products and trying to leave limited edition shades out of it. I may include one or two, later on down the road, if they’re just fan-freaking-tastic, but I’m hoping not to. πŸ™‚ They don’t have to be new for spring, though.

Part of the beauty of these “seasons” is seeing products that often are overlooked in lieu of new shades or collections – and plus, since the shades are permanent, there’s no need to fret if you fall in love!

Shay Avatar

I absolutely love this color.. i am olive skinned with warm tones.. so this is my HG nude color.. cant wear creme d nude.. hence this is the color of my choice

Stace Avatar

Is this a pro color? I haven’t seen it at my macy’s Mac counter. Are there any dupes? Drugstore or highend?
Thank you πŸ™‚

Kim Avatar

This was my first MAC lippie and it is my HG nude for my nc42 skintone probably because as you said it is pretty warm with a bit of peachiness which prevents the “I just ate concealer” look many other nudes (I’m looking at you blankety) give me! I love using either lust or love nectar ontop of it, sometime even a bit of lollypop loving for a bit more dimension.. great review of one of my all times favs as usual Christine!

jellynat Avatar

It’s a gorgeous tone! I’m sure it’d be gorgeous with a black smokey. I have never seen this lipstick at my usual MAC corner, though. They really have few things. πŸ™

Do you think it’d go well with a fair skin with pink undertones (white, transparent and pinky)?

Christine shen Avatar

I have this lippy, but it doesn’t come out like it is on your lips. My lips is much more pigmented compare to yours, even if I layer it, it still not opaque. =(

India Avatar

This is one of my favorite lipsticks from MAC. I love this color. Its the perfect peachy nude! I wear it all year long. With or without gloss on top.

Lindah Avatar

I love this lipstick! I bought it originally with the emanuel ungaro collection when I was first getting into makeup and I really hated it because I have discoloration around my mouth sometimes and it’s really unflattering with the lipstick! I’m glad I gave it another chance because it’s really become one of my preferred nudes πŸ™‚

ST Avatar

This is absolutely gorgeous. I would have never thought about it, as seen from the swatch on MAC’s website. Maybe I could get this with my B2M.

Az Avatar

Gorgeous. Can’t believe I’ve seen Freckletone for many times but never paid attention. Like you said we always keep an eye on l/s from new collection & never get a chance to appreciate the greatness of the perm. line XD

Rachael Avatar

This was my very first MAC l/s I ever bought, and I still love it up to this day! It’s such a wearable nude for those with medium skin tones. This shade is rarely ever mentioned or featured in other blogs or YT makeup channels, and I’m glad you’ve shared it with us πŸ™‚

Jenne Avatar

I was thisclose to buying freckltone but went with shygirl instead. which is really pretty too and would def fall under the springseaon category…you chould check it out….(plus it looks amazing if you put new spirit lipglass over it)

abby Avatar

Its funny i never paid attention to this lipstick before. Even when it came out with the ungaro collection i think it was? But it is a nice nude colour, better than creme d nude for my skintone anyways, thank you for the swatches Christine! gotta get this one now lol

Alexis Avatar

This is actually one of the first MAC lipsticks I bought myself years ago, and I still have it! Luckily I find that MAC lipsticks don’t go bad for a very long time, so I can still wear it. I really like it, either alone or especially when I want to mask the pigmentation on my lips to apply pink over it.

lazeny Avatar

the color is really pretty, unfortunately there are no MAC near my area. are there any shu uemura dupes for this you can recommend? closest I found is BG942..

civa Avatar

this is my favorite nude from MAC in the permanent line.
Myth is too drying and concealer looking for me and Creme de Nude is too pale for me as well.
I have pigmented rosy lips for reference.

Camila Avatar

I have it, but in me it doesn’t look so beautiful. Maybe because it’s lustre. It would be gorgeous in satin. Do you know another peach lipstick more pigmented? I was thinking about Cherish.

K Avatar

Oh, this is SO pretty! I always knew this was a nice lipstick (never owned it – just from what I saw online) and now I feel I have to have it even more. It just makes you look so healthy and fresh!

Are you buying brand new lipsticks (as observed from your original product shots) to do your Spring Season reviews?

Christine Avatar

Hi K!

The MAC ones I’ve bought, a lot of the other brand ones are sent via the brand — I usually approach a lot of my favorite brands and ask if they’re interested in sending over shades they’d think would work for the series, then I try ’em out, pick my favorites, and include those. Of course, “favorites” is loose, since I end up falling in love with a lot of them! (This approach also helps me include a good range of brands, shades, AND price!)

When possible, though, I like to photograph new, just ’cause used lipstick looks kind of “ew!” close-up, LOL.

Joanna Avatar

I was so close to buying this at the CCO last weekend and at the last minute I put it back and got Marquise’d which turned out to be really good dupe for Shy Girl( a lipstick I already have a full tube of). Darn it hopefully Freckletone is still there. Thanks for this swatch Christine.

Meesh Avatar

What a beautiful color! How does it compare to shy girl because I’m debating which to get between these two . . . but if they’re completely different I’ll just have to buy both! D:

kali Avatar

I’ve been debating on this for months! But it’s being upgraded to my “Will Get” List.. along with some lipsticks for their new “Spring Colour Forecast” lipsticks.. (the pink ones.) Great swatches.. thanks again. =)

Rachael Avatar

This color looked so lovely on your lips I tried it on at my local MAC counter. Boy did it look horrible on me haha I think I’m too pale to pull it off

mel Avatar

Hi! i love your site. i use it mostly for lipstick swatches. how many times do you normally swipe the lipstick on your lips in the pictures?

Mary Avatar

I’ve bee eyeing this color for a while now but I’m quite pale (NW20/25) have a pink undertone and I’m not sure if it’d look good on me. Would you recommend this for someone with a pink undertone?

Ella Avatar

Looks great on you! I want to go get this one for a while now, i’m a sucker for peachy nudes. I read that it has a pretty glossy finish, which i don’t really prefer. You know an alternative that isn’t as sheen as this one?

KassCee Avatar

This is a beautiful nude color. I like the warmth without the orange color. This is definitely the shade I see on Kim Kardashian frequently when she’s not wearing MAC angle. She seems to keep this color of lipstick hush hush. I was reading that Rimmel London in Crush is a pretty good dupe for $5.

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