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MAC So Obsessed Snow Ball Mini Lipstick Kit Review, Photos, Swatches

So Obsessed

MAC So Obsessed Snow Ball Mini Lipstick Kit ($69.50 for 0.72 oz.) includes 12 miniature-sized lipsticks with two new, exclusive shades with the rest being from the permanent line or were repromotes… except that Ruby Woo and Flat Out Fabulous, which are Retro Mattes, are listed as a Matte in the kit and does, in fact, have a different consistency finish–with Ruby Woo, the different was noticeable, whereas with Flat Out Fabulous it wasn’t quite as drastic. I think it is odd to include permanent shades but change the finish (even slightly), though. Otherwise, I loved the kit overall; I think MAC did a fantastic job packaging the set to the types of shades included, and the price point is just right.

As most of the shades are permanent, and I have reviewed them in the past, I did not re-test the ones that were fairly consistent between the mini and the full-sized for longevity and longevity ratings are based on prior wear times.

Value

A full-sized MAC lipstick retails for $17.50 and includes 0.10 oz. or costs $175.00/oz. The set contains $126.00 worth of product.

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So Obsessed

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So Obsessed

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Limited Edition

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9.5
Pigmentation

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Texture

9.5
Longevity

5
Application

93%
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Party Commencing

Party Commencing is a light-medium, cotton candy pink with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. The color payoff was opaque in a single layer, while the lipstick was slightly creamy and did not tug on the lips when applied. The color seeped to pull away around some of my lip lines, and I had trouble with color settling into my lip lines over time, too. It wore well for four and a half hours and was non-drying.

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  • MAC Snob (P, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar).
  • MAC Pink Nouveau (P, $17.50) is darker (90% similar).
  • Bite Beauty Kumquat (LE, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC Raspberry Swirl (LE, $17.50) is lighter, glossier (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Double Team (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Jouer Mure (P, $18.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Moonwalk (LE, $12.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar).
  • Maybelline Pink ‘n Chic (P, $7.99) is brighter (85% similar).
  • Too Faced 1998 (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar).
  • NARS Claudia (P, $34.00) is warmer (85% similar).
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Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. – $175.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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Party Commencing

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Party Commencing

B+

Limited Edition

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9.5
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8.5
Texture

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Longevity

4.5
Application

87%
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Little Darling

Little Darling is a light-medium coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff in a single stroke with a lightweight, lightly creamy texture that glided easily across the lips and did not tug. The texture had slight slip, and there was color that settled into my lip lines after four and a half hours of wear.

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  • NARS Brigitte (P, $34.00) is warmer (95% similar).
  • MAC Kinda Sexy (P, $17.50) is more muted, less glossy (90% similar).
  • NARS Julie (P, $34.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar).
  • Colour Pop Donut (P, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Foxtrot (LE, $12.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever C302 (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Rising Star (P, $34.00) is darker (85% similar).
  • NARS Descanso (LE, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar).
  • MAC The Fashion Flock (LE, $17.50) is brighter (85% similar).
  • NYX Temptress (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar).
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Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. – $175.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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Little Darling

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Little Darling

B+

Limited Edition

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9.5
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8.5
Texture

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Longevity

5
Application

88%
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Please Me

Please Me is a medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a semi-matte finish. The coverage was opaque in a single layer with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that skated across the lips with ease. It wore well for four and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating.

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  • Bobbi Brown Pink Kiss (P, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Naked (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Bite Beauty Bouquet (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Criminal (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Jouer Blush (P, $18.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Melted Peony (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • NYX Hippie Chic (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Pow (600) (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Smashbox Just Hit Play (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Freshly Baked (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar).
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Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. – $175.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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Please Me

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Please Me

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Permanent

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Pigmentation

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Texture

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Longevity

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Application

93%
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Mangrove

Mangrove is a rich, deep orange-coral with warm, red undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque pigmentation that applied beautifully to the lips with even, smooth coverage that sat well on the lips. The texture was creamy without being too slippery, so it was comfortable to wear over the six hours it lasted for.

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  • Urban Decay Tilt (P, $18.00) is less glossy (95% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Tantalize (Right) (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Bite Beauty Blood Orange (P, $24.00) is brighter (95% similar).
  • Colour Pop Succulent (P, $6.00) is less glossy (85% similar).
  • Bite Beauty GTA (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Bite Beauty #003 (LE, $36.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar).
  • MAC Vermillion Vee (LE, $17.50) is warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $17.50) is darker (90% similar).
  • MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2 (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Hourglass Muse (P, $28.00) is less glossy (95% similar).
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Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. – $175.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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Mangrove

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Mangrove

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10
Pigmentation

9
Texture

10
Longevity

5
Application

96%
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Ruby Woo (Matte)

Ruby Woo (Matte) is a rich, medium red with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly across the lips without tugging, which was a departure from the full-sized shade, as that has a flat, matte finish and ultimately appeared a bit darker and less bright in comparison. On me, it wore well for over six hours, left a stain behind, and was non-drying.

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  • Besame American Beauty 1945 (P, $22.00) is brighter (95% similar).
  • MAC Rouge en Snow (LE, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Maybelline Very Cherry (P, $7.49) is darker (95% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever C404 (P, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar).
  • MAC Betty Boop Red (LE, $17.50) is darker (95% similar).
  • NYX Eden (P, $6.00) is more muted (95% similar).
  • MAC Ronnie Red (LE, $17.50) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Carina’s Love (P, $34.00) is less glossy (95% similar).
  • Hourglass My Icon Is (P, $34.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar).
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Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. – $175.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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Ruby Woo (Matte)

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Ruby Woo (Matte)

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9
Pigmentation

9
Texture

10
Longevity

5
Application

93%
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Rebel

Rebel is a deep berry with cool undertones and a satin finish and very fine pearl. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, which was hard to build up to full coverage as the consistency had moderate slip. The color went on evenly, though, and I didn’t have issues with color gathering in my lip lines over time. It wore well for over six hours and left a stain behind, while the formula felt slightly hydrating.

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  • Givenchy Purple Fiction (07) (P, $34.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Venom (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Ingrid (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Hel’s Bells (P, $34.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Afterdark (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar).
  • Guerlain Flirt (LE, $35.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Venom (DC, $22.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Xavier (DC, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Berry Naughty (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar).
  • MAC Quelle Surprise (LE, $17.50) is cooler (95% similar).
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Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. – $175.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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Rebel

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Rebel

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8.5
Pigmentation

9
Texture

10
Longevity

5
Application

92%
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Flat Out Fabulous

Flat Out Fabulous is a medium-dark magenta pink with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a lightweight texture that was a bit thin but not too clingy. It was less flat matte compared to the full-sized version, but the application itself was easier as the consistency was more emollient and did not tug on the lips. It wore well for over six hours and left a stain behind, though it was neither drying nor hydrating.

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  • Maybelline Rebel Pink (P, $7.49) is lighter (95% similar).
  • MAC Tailored to Tease (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Colour Pop Date Mate (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • Kat Von D Crush (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Girl About Town (P, $17.50) is darker, warmer, less glossy (95% similar).
  • MAC Quick Sizzle (LE, $17.50) is lighter, more muted (95% similar).
  • MAC Smoked Rose (LE, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Maybelline Hot Plum (DC, $7.99) is brighter, cooler, better quality (95% similar).
  • Bite Beauty #002 (LE, $36.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar).
  • Kat Von D Bauhau5 (P, $20.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar).
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Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. – $175.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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Flat Out Fabulous

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Flat Out Fabulous

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8.5
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10
Pigmentation

8.5
Texture

10
Longevity

5
Application

93%
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Good Kisser

Good Kisser is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation–just shy of full coverage–that went on fairly evenly and smoothly. The texture was lightweight, dense without being firm or stiff to work with, and was comfortable to wear. It wore well for six hours, left a stain behind, and was neither drying nor hydrating.

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  • Chanel L’Indomptable (54) (LE, $37.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar).
  • Anastasia Stargazer (P, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Milani Hot Pink Rage (P, $5.49) is lighter, more muted (95% similar).
  • MAC Tats (LE, $17.50) is darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • Anastasia Sweet Talker (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC No Faux Pas (LE, $17.50) is darker (90% similar).
  • MAC Just My Type (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Hourglass I Always (P, $34.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Velvet Underground (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Bite Beauty Sangria (P, $26.00) is cooler (95% similar).
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Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. – $175.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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Good Kisser

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Good Kisser

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9.5
Pigmentation

9
Texture

10
Longevity

5
Application

94%
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Diva

Diva is a deep burgundy red with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage with a smooth, lightweight texture that was just creamy enough to glide on without tugging but did not slide around over time. The lipstick lasted for over six hours on me and was slightly drying over time.

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  • Maybelline Smoking Red (P, $7.49) is cooler (95% similar).
  • MAC Runner (LE, $17.50) is darker (95% similar).
  • MAC Dreaming of You (LE, $17.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Maybelline Divine Wine (P, $7.99) is darker (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Hex (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Tarte Manbun (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • MAC Fixed on Drama (LE, $17.50) is cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Studded Kiss (P, $17.50) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Bad Behavior (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • NARS Mona (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar).
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Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. – $175.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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Diva

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9.5
Pigmentation

9
Texture

10
Longevity

5
Application

94%
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Velvet Teddy

Velvet Teddy is a medium, rosy brown with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The pigmentation was opaque, while the consistency was smooth, velvety, and comfortable to apply and to wear. It wore well for four and a half hours on me and was non-drying.

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  • Make Up For Ever M101 (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • NARS Get It On (P, $26.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Anastasia Staunch (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Tarte Candy (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Chanel Rouge Angelique (174) (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Burberry Nude (407) (P, $35.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar).
  • Estee Lauder Naked Desire (P, $32.00) is glossier (90% similar).
  • MAC Gabriel Zamora (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar).
  • Colour Pop Only You (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar).
  • Smashbox Safe Word (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
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Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. – $175.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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Velvet Teddy

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Whirl

Whirl is a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color payoff that applied color evenly across the lips without dragging. The consistency was lightweight, denser but not heavy, and velvety. The color stayed on well for four and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating.

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  • Anastasia Staunch (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever C107 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • NARS Get It On (P, $26.00) is cooler, less glossy (95% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Very Victoria (P, $34.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar).
  • Maybelline Nude Nuance (P, $7.99) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Hudson (LE, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar).
  • MAC Double Shot (P, $17.50) is darker, glossier (90% similar).
  • Burberry Nude (407) (P, $35.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar).
  • Anastasia Honey (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Waltz (LE, $12.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar).
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Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. – $175.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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Stone

Stone is a medium-dark, taupe-brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a smooth, creamy texture that had enough slip to glide on nicely but not enough to feel slippery while worn. The lipstick wore well for four and a half hours on me.

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  • Makeup Geek Rare (P, $15.00) is less glossy (95% similar).
  • Colour Pop Mess Around (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar).
  • MAC Café au Chic (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar).
  • MAC Cold Hard Cash (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • Colour Pop Strut (LE, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar).
  • NYX Butter (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar).
  • Maybelline Grey Over It (P, $7.49) is darker (80% similar).
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Sebastian (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • Kat Von D Bow ‘n’ Arrow (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Colour Pop Chilly Chili (DC, $6.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar).
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Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. – $175.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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Stone

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9
Texture

9
Longevity

5
Application

93%
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