September 4, 2013

MAC Antonio Lopez 3 Lips/Red Palette Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

MAC Antonio Lopez 3 Lips Red

The MAC Antonio Lopez 3 Lips/Red Palette ($27.50) is one of three new limited edition lipstick palettes that MAC will introduce on September 12th. I don’t particularly love lipstick palettes as I prefer a more traditional swivel up and apply from the tube application when it comes to my lippies. Something about a lip brush makes me curl my nose up and turn away.

However, I must admit I have my own little stash of lip palettes from MAC that I’ve grown to love and this MAC Antonio Lopez 3 Lips/Red Palette would be one.

MAC Antonio Lopez 3 Lips Red Palette Fall 2013

This contains essential reds that can be mixed together or worn individually. The palette is actually a good deal smaller in size compared to past lip compacts MAC has done. It’s a tiny square design with an illustration framed on the cover by Antonio Lopez. Inside is a tiny mirror and brush for application. I actually love the size as it makes it very travel friendly without taking up a ton of space in your makeup bag. When you’re traveling it’s so easy to overdo things and you end up taking way too much makeup with you. This size is ideal for traveling!

MAC Antonio Lopez 3 Lips Red Palette

MAC Antonio Lopez 3 Lips Red Palette Swatches

The three shades you get are Scarlet Ibis which is a orange-y matte, MAC Red which is a satin blue red, and Deeply Adored which is a rich scarlet matte. I have to say for matte shades these were pretty well and don’t dry my lips out in the least nor do they look dry on. Granted they aren’t going to provide any real moisture but they don’t take it any away either in my experience. They wear quite a long and strong as well without feathering or migrating and leave a staining effect behind once they fade.

I mixed a bit of MAC Red with Deeply Adored and a little clear gloss for my look below.

The palette on a whole is a bit expensive for this size but it’s so travel friendly plus add in the cute packaging and you might feel the $27 is worth the splurge especially if you love red lip looks!

MAC Antonio Lopez 3 Lips Red Palette FOTD

It’ll launched on counter and online September 12th from MAC Cosmetics.

Is there anything you’re wanting from the MAC Antonio Lopez Collection?

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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  • Stephanie A.

    I looove this palette! Every review of it that I’ve seen makes me want it even though I have similar colors already XD

    • the Muse

      me too stephanie! I have plenty of the same shades but I just adored it anyway!

  • Fer

    I just love your blog, it’s amazing, simply the best!!
    I want to ask you something about the pallette, I want to buy it
    But now it’s more expensive, almost double price, and I really want it
    I just want you to tell me if it is worth it, because I really want it
    P.s. Love how it looks on you!!

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thank you very much fer! It’s a great palette however, I would not pay twice the price for it simply because there will be another collection like this launching during the Summer (nordstrom exclusive) that will likely contain lip palettes and also Holiday 2014 will probably have lip palette as well so just be patient and get a better deal when MAC does another collection because double the price stinks 🙁 ALSO check out All Cosmetics Wholesale as she has A LOT of good deals on MAC and maybe you can find this there!

  • Sophie

    Thanks for your review, it’s really informative and helpful 🙂
    I’m looking for a colour similar to the third shade Deeply Adored, do you have any suggestions?
    P.S. I was going to buy this for double the price but after reading the comment above and your reply I decided not to, thanks!