November 4, 2014

MAC The Matte Lip Lipstick Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

MAC The Matte Lip Lipstick

MAC The Matte Lip Lipstick launched with the MAC The Matte Lip Collection for Fall 2014. Those who love matte finish lipsticks are sure to love on this collection.

Take a look below for more info on these lipsticks!

I tried out MAC Fashion Revival and Pander Me Matte Lip Lipsticks recently and found both shades very, very pigmented. These aren’t a true matte finish as they do remind me of a creamy matte lipstick texture which is a lot like the Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipstick but with a thicker formula.

I’m actually throwing it out there and saying that the Maybelline Creamy Matte Lipsticks have a better formula plus they are considerably cheaper so if I’m going to make a recommendation I’d go with those.

MAC’s formula is a little thicker but still nicely creamy with a wear of about five hours. Pander Me was the nicest of the two shades and testimony to the very nice creamy texture and easy to apply formula but Fashion Revival I didn’t love as much. Fashion Revival had a formula much like the MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show Lipsticks as it tugged during application a bit and had a formula that really loved migrating around my mouth and feathering around my upper lip. I think you can blame the shade here as all in all the texture on both lipsticks did have a nicely creamy consistency.

MAC Fashion Revival The Matte Lip Lipstick fotd

MAC Fashion Revival The Matte Lip Lipstick

MAC Fashion Revival The Matte Lip Lipstick

MAC Pander Me The Matte Lip Lipstick fotd

MAC Pander Me The Matte Lip Lipstick

MAC Pander Me The Matte Lip Lipstick

MAC The Matte Lip Lipstick swatches

MAC The Matte Lip Lipstick Swatches (Pander Me and Fashion Revival)

But again, I digress, I do think Maybelline did a far better job with a creamy textured matte lipstick and at a more reasonable price! If you’re a MAC and a matte lipstick fan I see the Matte Lip Lipsticks as being a must have. For me it’s a little hit and miss! I thought Maybelline did a better job.

These are available now on counter or grab them at Nordstrom.com.

Tried ’em?

What did you think?

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This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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  • Kiss & Make-up

    If there’s a more affordable alternative out there then it only makes sense to go for that one. I’m not THAT much of a die-hard MAC fan to absolutely want these.

  • Sissi

    Although I have to admit that I have never tried any Mac products I just must say that I do not understand the hype over these products. The packaging is the most boring and cheap one ever! LOL! But I am happy if you like them. I just hate those girls in those MAC stores- you won´t find me in there! haha!

  • barbara

    these actually remind me of the Milani limited edition enchanted lipsticks. I was able to get all but the purple color (sorry cannot remember the name, think it was amethyst or something like that). Even though the Milani are kind of dry, they are truly matte and are really pretty on, even the 2 shades like these mixed make a lovely color.

  • Fancie

    I’m actually obsessed with Fashion Revival lol. That’s my new baby! While I like the new Maybelline mattes I like MAC’s formula a little better. Maybelline was hit or miss for me. The lighter shades were a chalky mess but the darker shades are definitely close in quality to MAC. I hope they add a few more deeper shades soon