Let me share my thoughts with the first lipstick out of the three picks I got from the Mac The Matte Lipstick Collection, Mac Men Love Mystery lipstick. I might get Mac Antique Velvet and Mac Persistence in the future, but it is still a maybe as of the moment but may change when fall comes along. LimeCrime Shroom Velvetines which is a new shade this summer is a very close dupe for Mac Persistence, a 90s brown. I am always weak to lipsticks that are matte purple with pink undertones. The formula and overall quality is very consistent with the reformulated Mac matte lipsticks. As what I’ve seen on Instagram, Mac Riri Boy and Mac Up the Amp are very close dupes. However, I don’t own any of those two shades so I am just doing swatch comparisons with similar shades I own.
Mac Men Love Mystery lipstick is characterized as a lavender violet with a matte finish. It appears on my lips as a warm purple with strong pink undertones and a matte finish. It lasted for 5 hours of wear and left a pinkish stain which lasted for almost 3 hours. During the course of my 12-hour shift, I reapplied my lipstick twice with eating and drinking in between. It is a creamy matte formula that just glides smoothly when applied straight from the bullet without any pulling or tugging. It is not a drying formula and never turned patchy. It is very opaque and pigmented enough to just require a single layer over my already pigmented lips. It is also very lightweight and almost feels like a second skin. It does have a little bit of transfer most evident after drinking coffee with cream which is given nothing out of the ordinary.
The Bottom Line:
Nevertheless, Mac Men Love Mystery lipstick is something I can see myself wearing almost daily as I do love this shade very much. It’s a color I’ve always wanted my lavender lipstick to look. I’ve made side by side comparison swatches between: Aboni Cosmetics Heartbreaker, Too Faced Melted Fig, Mac Heroine, Mac Lavender Jade and Melt Darling. Mac Men Love Mystery is a wearable purple, never intimidating. When Mac The Matte Lip Collection dropped, I was very behaved to just trim done my list to 3. Other makeup brands are also releasing new shades this summer that I am also dying to try. Well hello?! It’s matte and the colors are doped so definitely a “must grab.” In other news, I am obsessed with Wayward Pines TV show on Fox this summer. It reminds me of Lost mixed with The Lady in the Water. I hope M. Night Shyamalan will not murder this piece. I still remembered what he did to Avatar: The Last Airbender which I’ve religiously followed the story thru the comic books and the remake was blatantly awful. By the way, you can always reach me on social media if you have questions or simply would like to chat. Follow me by simply clicking on the links below.
Mac Cosmetics The Matte Lip Collection Men Love Mystery Lipstick A
Overall Quality: 9/10 Formula: 9.5/10 Pigmentation: 10/10 Application: 9.5/10 Longevity: 9/10
Price: $16 / 0.10 oz. / 3.0 g tube
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