Sunday, November 28, 2010

Swatches: MAC Lipsticks

Please view my newly updated MAC Lipstick Swatches post here:

Same Content, Better Swatches.


Here is my collection of MAC lipsticks so far.  :)  Thought yall would like to see, as the website (last time I checked) has pretty horrible swatches to reference.

Here's a description I found about MAC lipstick finishes, because it can get a little confusing.  The following information can be found at:

AMPLIFIED CREME: High impact and high color with lots of shine for a dramatic look.
FROST: Shimmery frosted finish. High shine glamour.
GLAZE: A shiny finish tinted with colour. Gives lips a sexy sheen.
LUSTRE: Slightly sheer, with an ultra shiny finish. Gives lips a high impact, wet, lustre look.
MATTE: Intense colour, matte finish.
METALLIC FROST: Frosted colour with a metallic, high-shine finish
SATIN: Semi-matte finish with lots of colour for soft, smooth lips.
SHEER: Just a tint of colour in this barely there, natural sheer colour treatment.
LIP TREATMENT: A completely sheer lip treatment for a natural and healthy look.

MAC Lipsticks retail for $14.50 from

With Flash:
 Left to Right: Top - Angel, Beachbound, Brave, Colour Crafted, Hue, Hug Me
Bottom - Madly Creative, Myth, Saint Germain, Sweetie, Viva Glam I, Viva Glam V
 Without Flash:
  Left to Right: Top - Angel, Beachbound, Brave, Colour Crafted, Hue, Hug Me
Bottom - Madly Creative, Myth, Saint Germain, Sweetie, Viva Glam I, Viva Glam V

Individual Lipstick Info

Angel - 

Description on MAC:
Soft pink (Frost)

This is a really nice, soft, wearable pink.  It's my all time favorite lipstick.  :)  It's buildable and has a very good color payoff.  It's the first lipstick EVER that I'll have to repurchase. 

Beachbound -

Description on MAC:
(Description is not available.  This product was limited edition)

This is a very sheer, gold-orange, lipstick that is very nice and light for the summer.

Brave -

Description on MAC: 
Pink-beige with white pearl (Satin)

I'd say this is a little more than just pink-beige.  It seems to me this is a little darker than what "pink-beige with white pearl" would conjure up in my mind.  It is however, very much a "my lips, but better" shade for me.  Because it's a satin finish, the payoff is pretty opaque. 

Colour Crafted -

Description on MAC:(Description is not available.  This product was limited edition)

As you may be able to tell from the swatches, this color is very similar to Saint Germain.  It's actually a little more on the salmon side than Saint Germain, which is a very pink lipstick.  I feel like this is a statement making lipstick and not just a natural wearable shade.

Hue -

Description on MAC:
Soft pale pink (Glaze)

The one I have is broken at the bottom, so that's why my tube looks nasty, in case anyone was wondering... lol.  Hue is a very nude/natural color.  Especially for my skin.  It's a glaze, so it has a nice finish and doesn't really NEED a lipgloss, but sometimes I like to put one over the top so it warms up the color a little.  

Hug Me - 

Description on MAC: 
Flesh pink (Lustre)  

I'm not sure who's flesh is this color, but it is a nice shade.  It's actually very close to Brave, except more brown, whereas Brave is more on the pink side.  

Madly Creative -

Description on MAC:
(Description is not available.  This product was limited edition)

 This lipstick is a very shimmery, sheer, brown-beige color.  For how shimmery it is, it's still pretty wearable.  It can be built up for more color if that's the desired effect.

Myth -

Description on MAC:
Pale muted peachy-beige (Satin)

This is a very bold nude lip color (for me).  It looks very much like concealer on my lips.  When I do a very dark smokey eye, I like to wear this with a little bit of pink toned gloss over.  The payoff of this lipstick is very nice and will completely blank out your lips.  It does have a semi-pink tone to it.  But my skin has a lot of pink in it, so I look kind of dead when I wear it alone.  Haha!

 Saint Germain -

Description on MAC:
Clean pastel pink (Amplified Creme)  

This is the epitome of Barbie doll pink (which sort of works for me because my name actually is Barbie... lol).  This color is so pink, it practically glows.  And like Myth, this will completely cover your lips.  The payoff is very good.  You can definitely cover up whatever natural lip tone you have with this lipstick. 

Sweetie -

Description on MAC:
Ultra-sweet pink (Lustre)  

This is more of a dusty-plumy rose kind of pink than what I would call "sweet" pink.  It's a fairly sheer color that is buildable.  It's very shiny on it's own without a lip gloss.  Again, my tube is broken for this one, so I don't wear it as often as I would normally because it's a pain to put on.  But the color is a very nice punched up natural color.

Viva Glam I -

Description on MAC:
Intense brownish blue-red (Matte)  

Intense is definitely the right word.  I'm not sure "brownish" is.  It's definitely a bright, intense, blue-red though.  This being a matte color let's you wear it super intense, or tone it down with a gloss.  For some reason, red lips are more in your face when they're matte I think.  It's a very pretty red lip color.

Viva Glam V -

Description on MAC:

Neutral pink with pearl (Lustre)

This would probably be my second place all time favorite lipstick.  Pretty close anyway!  It's a very nice, natural, dusty rose kind of color.  It looks great with smokey eyes, and neutral eyes.  It's extremely wearable.  It looks like it has a gold-ish shimmer in it.  It's a very nice shade!

I hope you guys enjoyed seeing swatches!  I always do!  It took a lot of work and time to get this together, so feedback is very appreciated!



liquoredonlacquer said...

I pretty much love all of these colors!! ♥

Ashley said...

Very nice swatches! Too bad I have lemmings now. :(

Anonymous said...

love the swatches, a lot of my faves too!!!

Terry said...

I like the swatches! I'm in love on with the items in pink hues. It's sheer color is amazing. I'm sure my sister would love these products for her beauty products collection. Right now, she's busy in Los Angeles. Nose surgery, purchasing a new house and upcoming birthday party are the things which makes her so busy. The day after Christmas is her meeting with Los Angeles Rhinoplasty surgeons for her check-up.

I'm grateful for the swatches, Barbie! I really enjoyed reading your posts.

Anonymous said...

I love all of these colors.

Glitter Lipgloss

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