MAC Liptensity Collection- Reviews, Swatches, Collection info

26 October 2016

MAC Liptensity Collection Review

Hey guys!! Sorry I was MIA since last 2 weeks. Guess what! I was on a wee break in India for my best friends wedding (Of corse you know all about it, right down to what I ate, from my Insta Story!). It was a super short whirlwind trip. I tried to take some decent outfit photos too (though I didn't take my DSLR with me!). Lets do another wedding series..Who's ready? I'm really excited after all the love I received from you guys on the my Sisters Wedding series.

MAC Liptensity Lipsticks

Today, lets just talk about this new collection from MAC which came out Oct 10th, 2016 in NZ.  I know I'm late. Blame the travel!! But the collection is still available and its a beautiful one so lets dig into it.Its the MAC Liptensity Collection! Very aptly named as these lipsticks are pretty intense.

Nothing makes me more happy than a lipstick so when I heard of MAC releasing a collection of solely could sense my excitement. MAC teamed up with the reknowned color expert Maureen Seaberg. She is pretty amazing in the sense that she has tetrachromatic vision, a rare genetic trait that  lets her see a million more colors than us normal beings. She can tell apart two shades that would look identical to you and me. How cool is that?
The collection has 24 lipsticks from various color families (red, pink, brown, etc) that guarantee you'll find a shade you prefer!
The formula feels satin like but it's actually texture from ground-breaking tetrachromatic pigments technology from MAC that claims intense color pay off, to slide like a gel and wear like a long wearing lipstick. I got sent 5 shades of lipstick from this collection from MAC NZ- Driftwood, Gumball, Mulling Spices, Double Fudge & Blue Beat. Gotta admit the only ones I'll dare to wear outside are the obvious red and pinks but in all honesty I fell in love with the blue lipstick. It looked so normal and even complemented my skintone. I'm amazed! (Did you check my insta story wearing them on a few weeks ago?)
MAC lipstensity swatches
I like the texture of lipsticks- they are smooth, buttery, don't tug at all and stay on for a decent 3-4 hours. The lipsticks do vary in terms of intensity and wear time. I also found that if I wear too many layers of them, they tended to bleed from the edges so I'd recommend using a lip liner with these lipsticks, specially for the darker shades as they tend to feather out. The lipsticks also disappear if you gorge on a heavy greasy meal. The weartime is nowhere near the matte lipsticks which is my favorite formula from MAC. If you are a fan of Satin & Amplified range and prefer the look of glossy moisturized lips, this range is a must check out. It is made for people with dry lips- super forgiving & non-drying.

I've tried all the lipsticks I was sent and here's a short review with pictures of each.

1. MAC Driftwood (Soft Lilac Beige) - If this was a tad darker, it would have been a perefct nude for me but unfortunately it washes me out. Got light skin? Check it out if you are in a hunt for beige-y shade.

MAC Driftwood swatch
MAC Liptensity Driftwood review
MAC Driftwood lipstick

2. MAC Gumball (Creamy Blush Pink) - Oh! I love this one. When it arrived, I thought it'll be too light for my complexion but now I love it! It is such a stunning bubblegum pink. It's not in your face kinda shade and works with so many makeup looks. I've already worn it thrice. Love love love!

MAC Gumball lipstick swatch
MAC Gumball lipstick review
MAC Liptensity Gumball lipstick review

3. MAC Mulling Spices (Bungundy Brown-Red) - A fiery warm red on me! Beautiful. Just use a lip liner underneath it though. I think this one looks the best on me out of all the shades. It's very ME!

MAC Mulling spices review
MAC Mulling Spices lipstick review
MAC mulling spices on indian medium warm NC 35 skin
MAC Mulling spices red lipstick review

4. MAC Double Fudge (Intense Dark Brown) - A darkened plummy brown shade! It looks a bit over the top on my face but would be awesome if you are a fan of chocolate browns. I'm not a huge fan of browns. I wish it had more burgundy tone to it. Wait! that's MAC Dionysus from this collection.

MAC Double fudge review
MAC Liptensity double fudge lipstick
MAC Liptensity double fudge lipstick review
MAC Double fudge lipstick on warm medium NC 35 skin

5. MAC Blue Beat (Deep Dark Blue)- It looks so wearable right? I'm actually super keen to wear it outside. It goes well with so many outfits and makeup looks. I'm glad MAC sent me this one beacuse I'd never have tried or bought a blue for myself. I frickkin love it! The formula is super glossy and not insanely pigmented. Lip liner is a must underneath.

MAC Blue beat swatch
MAC Liptensity blue beat lipstick
MAC blue beat lipstick on warm medium indian NC 35 skin
MAC Liptensity blue lipstick review

There are 24 shades in this collection which MAC might decide to make permanent if these prove to be popular. For now, they are limited edition, available in NZ from Oct 10, 2016 with an RRP of $50 NZD each. You  should check them out before they fly off shelves. I'm super keen to try out shades Marsala, Dionysus and Fireworks for myself. Heck! I want the whole color wheel.

MAC limited edition red lipstick review

What do you think of this collection? Yay or nay? Are you a lipsticks fan? Which one did you like the best on me? Talk to me in the comments below...


P.S. PR Samples. My views are honest as always
P.P.S. Makeup of the day!

MAC Liptensity Collection makeup reviews

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