May 16, 2019

MAC Aladdin Lipstick Review & Swatches

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2 stars out of 5

Princess Incognito and Rajah are two of the four limited edition MAC Lipstick shades that launched with Disney Aladdin Collection by MAC. Surprisingly much of the MAC Aladdin Collection is still in stock and readily available for purchase. I got early access to purchase the few pieces I got thanks to the MAC Lover Loyalty Program but I probably could have just waited as nothing really sold out. One of the reasons this may be is because the beauty bubble has broken and we’re not tossing our money willy nilly at any and all new releases! But I’m under the impression it’s because the collection is very phoned in. I’m not sure any of these pieces remind me of Jasmine! I think Sephora did a better collection with their Jasmine Collection! It was more colorful, more rich in jewel tones, and the packaging was cooler too!

None the less, I decided to purchase a few pieces anyway.

The MAC Aladdin Lipstick come housed in teal boxes decorated with a gold peacock feather design. The barrel of the lipstick is a mirrored gold with the bottom portion having the same peacock feather design as the box. Not really sure where peacocks come into play here but shrug ok?

None of the main issues most fans are having with this launch would be the questionable prices. The items are not priced the same as the permanent range. For example, the MAC Aladdin Lipsticks are $20 each where as the normal MAC Lipstick range is $18.50. I’m not particularly bothered by it as I’m sure MAC has licensing fees to cover but a lot of people I’ve spoken to are pretty outraged that’d charge more. I’m actually more disappointed every single lipstick in this collection is MAC. Blah!

Princess Incognito is a matte medium nude pink. It’s a very pretty nude shade however, the texture emphasizes my natural lip lines horribly which results in a very dry look! Not to mention the formula really drags during application. I don’t regret the purchase because the color looks amazing with lipgloss on top but if you’re purchasing it on the hopes its a creamy, velvety matte think again! I really felt this formula was lacking! The wear is about five hours for without migration or feathering but I was ready to wipe it off within 2 minutes of applying it because it made my lips all dry and old. Aside from excellent pigment and the pretty color I don’t have a lot of good to say about the texture, formula, and finish.

MAC Aladdin Lipstick Swatches

MAC Aladdin Lipstick Swatches (Rajah and Princess Incognito)

MAC Princess Incognito Lipstick

MAC Princess Incognito Lipstick

MAC Rajah Lipstick

MAC Rajah Lipstick

As for Rajah well, that application went equally poorly. This is a vampy berry red with excellent pigment but again, I felt like it dragged during application and again, it settled into my natural lip lines. The color just looked dry and old. It wears for five hours as well without migration of feathering but looked dry within seconds of application.

I really had hopes these would be a creamier, more wearable matte but neither is.

In the end, it looks like MAC Aladdin Lipstick is destined for the sales bin!

Where to buy

MAC Ulta

MAC Aladdin Lipstick are $20 each and 0.1 oz in size. There are four shades available which are limited edition and all matte in finish. I was disappointed with both shades I purchased. The matte finish wasn’t creamy and tugged during application not to mention it appeared and looked very dry on my lips and color settled into my natural lip lines. The color didn’t migration or feather around my upper lip line and wore for a solid five hours however, I felt compelled to wipe it off within minutes of application just because of how drying it looked on.

Pros

  • Shades are pretty.

Cons

  • Didn’t feel like the shades or packaging evoked the spirit of Aladdin or Princess Jasmine!
  • Disappointingly dry formula that tugged during application and quickly settled into natural lip lines.

Who

MAC Aladdin Lipstick will be highly appealing for Disney Collectors and fans however, the formula is questionable.

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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 or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Miranda H

    I’m more upset that they made a shade called Rajah and didn’t make it orange. How does a berry tone make any since for a lipstick named after a tiger?!

    • Dot

      I had the exact same thought!

      Agree with you, amuse, that this collection feels dialed in. The colors are disappointing. :/

      • Isabella Muse

        yeah :-/ There’s so much potential for a collection like this but they screwed it up imho!

  • Kitten

    I wasn’t thrilled that the lipsticks were all mattes except for the super pale nude one, but the bright pink one called my name! I’m already planning on wearing it with gloss. I picked up the eyeshadow and highlighter (I mean “blush”). If these are still around in a while and go on sale I may get princess incognito and layer with a gloss.

    • Isabella Muse

      yeah me either :-/ I’ve been wearing both of these with gloss and they look SO much nicer with a shiny finish! How’s the highlighter? I didn’t get it!