April 15, 2014

MAC By Request Lipstick Review & Swatches

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

MAC By Request Lipstick

MAC Hoop and MAC Glam are two MAC By Request beloved shades that were voted by back by MAC lovers like you and will be available for a limited time at maccosmetics.com.

Let’s take a look at these beloved colors.

MAC By Request is a fun program that MAC started last year where MAC lovers could vote for their return of favorite shades. This is rather fun for me because even though I’m a MAC fan for several years these are shades I’ve never actually tried before.

There are three lipsticks total in the release, all three are available for a limited time so if it’s a shade you dearly loved back get to stockpiling backups!

MAC By Request Lipstick swatches

Hoop and Glam Swatches

I tried out MAC Hoop Lipstick and MAC Glam myself.

MAC Glam Lipstick is a very bright, bold red with a blue undertone and a satiny matte finish. It’s quite creamy and wears like no one’s business. I’d say I can get a solid seven hours out of these without color fading and when it does finally show signs of wear it leaves a heck of a stain behind. Through the wear it wasn’t dry in the least and it applied without tugging on my drier lips. It didn’t feather or migrate either as one would expect from a shade this packed full of pigment. It’s VERY opaque so a single application will yield full color coverage.

MAC Glam Lipstick

MAC Lipstick Glam

MAC Glam Lipstick

MAC Hoop Lipstick is actually a shade I thought prettier in the matching Lipglass in this collection versus the lipstick. It’s also a color I thought I’d love but felt like the matte finish ruined slightly. It’s a cheerful rose pink will beautiful pigment that’s opaque on a single application. The color wears a shorter time for me than MAC Glam though at around three and a half hours before fading and did feel considerably dry during this time. I think the matte finish makes it look a bit chalky on me which is why a shade I’d consider a pretty MLBB (my lips but better) came across as a more zombie lip-like. You can so work this out with a bit of lipgloss on top which is exactly how I choose to wear it versus leaving it with the matte finish. It didn’t feather or migrate on me thankfully but did however, add a bit of dryness through the wear so I felt the need to lick my lips a good deal during the wear.

MAC Hoop Lipstick

MAC Lipstick Hoop

MAC Hoop Lipstick

MAC also launched matching Lipglasses in the By Request Collection for these lipsticks which is fab if you aren’t in love with the matte finishes as you have a matching gloss to add on top to not only add moisture but also to add intensity to the shades. Not that you’d need to mind you as they are quite beautifully pigmented already!

These new MAC By Request Lipsticks are well worth exploring as one might just jump out at you as a must have.

Tried them already?

Which shades?

Do share!

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

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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  • Fancie

    Hoop didn’t look like anything special swatched but I love the way it looks on you! Glam is just beautiful though! It’s been sitting in my cart for quite some time now. I need to go ahead and order it before it disappears. It’s so gorgeous!