MAC Oh, Sweetie Lipcolour ($17.50) is a new yummy scented whipped mousse lip color that’s available in 15 shades that launched for Summer 2018 for a limited time. MAC has released plenty of fun collections over the years but I have to admit it seems like a hot minute since they’ve done anything cute and this new Oh, Sweetie Lipcolour Collection is beyond adorable. I love the idea behind this launch! Inspired by a French patisserie these shades come in a variety of yummy scents like banana muffin, strawberry mousse, and peach pie and equally yummy shades like bold red, funky blue, and even a zesty lime green!
The one thing I learned and that shocked me when I started blogging was that people hated flavored lipstick and lipgloss. I couldn’t believe it when so many people would ask me, “Is this flavored? Is this scented? I HOPE NOT!” I always felt like fragrance and flavor added a little something special to my lip products. I guess it stems from the fact that my true love of makeup started with flavored Chapstick and of course, everyone’s gateway drug into the makeup world, Bonne Bell Lip Smackers. Anytime I whip out a yummy scented or flavored lip product it instantly brings me back to trying Lip Smackers for the first time and being amazed at the burst of yummy bubble gum flavor that burst onto my lips after a simple application.
You can imagine I was pretty stoked that MAC decided to do an entire collection of yummy scented lip colors. I think this is a first for them as typically all of their lip products either have a vanilla flavor or fragrance and on a rare occasion mint.
If you hate scented lip products best not bother reading further. Each of these I tried had a very intense scent that I LOVED but I imagine sensitive users will hate it. These aren’t supposed to be flavored which I admit totally disappointed me but I will say that I did taste some odd flavor in the background that was subtly perfume-y. It disappeared quickly enough but no matter the scent/shade they all seemed to share the same weird back flavor.
MAC calls these a whipped mousse texture which is very accurate. The formula has a creamy mousse texture with a thicker consistency and fully opaque coverage on the first swipe. At first, I was confused as I thought these would set matte in finish and I also thought they’d be a long-wearing formula. The finish is an odd creamy frost with a hint of shimmer and very intense pigmentation. I struggled a little with migration and transfer since they formula feels like it never really set on my lips. When I was sipping from my tea cup or a bottle of water I ended up with a good deal of transfer. Some shades also migrate around my lip line as well which was a bit of a pain.
The shades were a little inconsistent for me formula wise. Some were a chunkier mousse texture and others were a little thinner. For example, both Raspberry Cream and Purple Panna Cotta both had a nice thin mousse texture that applied very smooth on my lips. I struggled slightly with Strawberry Torte and Gumdrop which had a thicker consistency and looked a bit patchy on my drier lips. Both of these shades seemed to settle into my natural lip lines and aged my lips a bit. I mentioned in my review of Maybelline Lip Studio Prime It Up Multi-Benefit Lip Primer that it made a great base for this formula and it did indeed as I was able to get a very smooth finish where as worn by itself without primer the color was patchier. As I mentioned the pigment is crazy on these. The shades are bright as neon and very pigmented on a single layer and just keep getting more intense with each application.
The formula felt very lightly hydrating on my drier lips and had a nice shine at first which wore away within the initial 90 minutes. The overall wear was about six hours but as I said I did experience some migration and transfer in that period.
The packaging is as adorable as the scent. I thought the confetti sprinkle tops were very fitting with the bakery theme! As for the scents, they are supposed to match up with the names of each shade. Gumdrop was the only one that didn’t quite meet my expectations as it is a fruity sweet candy flavor. I expected a spicy gumdrop scent! The others have a fruity cake-y scent that was quite strong and delightful!
I think their a little tricky to apply and won’t look great on finely lined lips but the MAC Oh, Sweetie Lipcolour Collection is worth exploring if you like bold lip looks!
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MAC Oh, Sweetie Lipcolour are a new, limited edition whipped mousse lip color that are available in 15 shades that are $17.50 each and 0.10 oz in size. The pigment was amazing on these and the flavors quite fun. I did find the formula slightly inconsistency as some shades applied quite smooth but others were a bit patchy and fell into my natural lip lines. The wear was really long and strong but the color did transfer and I had some migration issues.
- Crazy pigmented!
- The scents are novel and cute!
- Long wear.
- Some migration and feathering.
- Some shades fell into my natural lip line giving my lips a drier, aged look.
- Not transfer-proof.
- Strong scent might not be appealing to sensitive users.
MAC Oh, Sweetie Lipcolour should be highly appealing to those who enjoy novel lip products. These are so much fun with cute packaging, really bold, vibrant shades, as well as a super long-lasting wear.