MAC Make It Fashun Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a rich, deeper fuchsia pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips but caught on imperfections slightly. The vibrancy of the color along with its depth ensured that it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance.

This particular shade wasn’t as sensitive to over-application as some others in the range, so it was more forgiving and could be used more readily with the included-applicator, though I highly recommend applying less and using a fingertip or a lip brush to spread and finish the application. The consistency was lightweight, smooth, and velvety with some cling, though it was plusher and denser overall. It stayed on well for seven hours, left a stain behind, and felt slightly drying over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Givenchy Fuchsia Angora (204) (P, $37.00) is glossier (95% similar).
  • Patrick Ta She’s Hard to Get (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar).
  • Hourglass I Can’t Wait (P, $34.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Troublemaker (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • NARS Let’s Go Crazy (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Colour Pop Jasmine (LE, $7.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever C208 (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Good Kisser (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Alex (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Psycho Candy (LE, $40.00) is warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.17 oz. – $141.18 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be long-wearing (“10 hours'”) with “immediate” moisture while “[blurring] lines and [smoothing] lips” that doesn’t settle, crease, flake, or feel drying. Per the brand, one applies using the “hourglass-shaped applicator.”

The texture has a more velvety, thicker feel that spreads well and feels plusher with more of a silicone-like glide (if you’ve tried a silicone-based primer, the feel of it on the lips was similar but creamier). The applicator worked well for applying and distributing product evenly, but it gathered more product than necessary for my lips in a single pull of product to the point where I felt like it over-applied product to the detriment of application.

I had better luck applying product my upper lip (especially around the cupid’s bow, as the applicator was better for getting this area) and then pressing my lips together and/or using a fingertip to diffuse and spread out the product to the rest of my lips. This ensured that there wasn’t too much product on my lips; too much resulted in the product pilling a bit and being uneven, especially along the inner area of my month, prone to getting on teeth, and sometimes catching on lip texture/imperfections. For reference: all swatch photos are as-applied with the included applicator only.

They were pigmented with most shades being nearly opaque to opaque but a few that fell slightly below. For a more diffused look, you’d want to apply with fingertips or just to the center of the lips and then use a brush or fingertips to blow out the color. The colors went on fairly evenly, and I found most of the time where it did not, it was an issue with an over-application of product (despite just using one pull of product!) and the formula was more forgiving when applied with less product (but that still was plenty to cover my lips with near-full coverage!).

They mattify over time–as the color wore away–and are more transfer-resistant at that point, but the formula itself is a more flexible, though I could definitely feel it on, and has a more satin-like finish for the first couple of hours of wear. I’d recommend blotting gently on the back of your hand (less likely to get tissue bits on your lips that way) to soften and mattify faster, if desired.

The lighter shades didn’t wear away as evenly and had more noticeable wear along the center of my lips, while the more mid-tone and deeper shades lasted longer and more evenly as they tended to stain a bit. The wear ranged from five to eight hours, but the formula wasn’t providing any “immediate” moisture for me, and after wearing a lot of shades back-to-back, my lips were slightly dehydrated.

Browse all of our MAC Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isononyl Isononanoate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Tribehenin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Myristate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Isostearic Acid, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Vanillin, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)]

MAC Make Love to the Camera Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddened burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. It had a moderately glossy finish that wore down to more of a soft matte finish after a couple of hours of wear.

It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, though the coverage was even and smooth. The texture was velvety with good adhesion, and while it wasn’t heavy to wear, it was more noticeable on my lips as there was some clinginess to the formula, especially initially. Over time, as the shine wore down, it felt more comfortable to wear. There was a touch of product that sank into my deeper lip lines but wasn’t too noticeable in person. It lasted well for seven hours, left a stain behind, and felt non-drying over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Dior Ultra Poison (883) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • Colour Pop Cashing Out (PiP, $7.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay White Walker (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Colour Pop It’s Faux (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • NARS Opulent Red (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Milani I Am Strong (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Tarte Berry Mojito (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Media (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Patrick Ta She Must Be New (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (90% similar).
  • Giorgio Armani Mahogany (601) (P, $38.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.17 oz. – $141.18 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be long-wearing (“10 hours'”) with “immediate” moisture while “[blurring] lines and [smoothing] lips” that doesn’t settle, crease, flake, or feel drying. Per the brand, one applies using the “hourglass-shaped applicator.”

The texture has a more velvety, thicker feel that spreads well and feels plusher with more of a silicone-like glide (if you’ve tried a silicone-based primer, the feel of it on the lips was similar but creamier). The applicator worked well for applying and distributing product evenly, but it gathered more product than necessary for my lips in a single pull of product to the point where I felt like it over-applied product to the detriment of application.

I had better luck applying product my upper lip (especially around the cupid’s bow, as the applicator was better for getting this area) and then pressing my lips together and/or using a fingertip to diffuse and spread out the product to the rest of my lips. This ensured that there wasn’t too much product on my lips; too much resulted in the product pilling a bit and being uneven, especially along the inner area of my month, prone to getting on teeth, and sometimes catching on lip texture/imperfections. For reference: all swatch photos are as-applied with the included applicator only.

They were pigmented with most shades being nearly opaque to opaque but a few that fell slightly below. For a more diffused look, you’d want to apply with fingertips or just to the center of the lips and then use a brush or fingertips to blow out the color. The colors went on fairly evenly, and I found most of the time where it did not, it was an issue with an over-application of product (despite just using one pull of product!) and the formula was more forgiving when applied with less product (but that still was plenty to cover my lips with near-full coverage!).

They mattify over time–as the color wore away–and are more transfer-resistant at that point, but the formula itself is a more flexible, though I could definitely feel it on, and has a more satin-like finish for the first couple of hours of wear. I’d recommend blotting gently on the back of your hand (less likely to get tissue bits on your lips that way) to soften and mattify faster, if desired.

The lighter shades didn’t wear away as evenly and had more noticeable wear along the center of my lips, while the more mid-tone and deeper shades lasted longer and more evenly as they tended to stain a bit. The wear ranged from five to eight hours, but the formula wasn’t providing any “immediate” moisture for me, and after wearing a lot of shades back-to-back, my lips were slightly dehydrated.

Browse all of our MAC Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isononyl Isononanoate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Tribehenin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Myristate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Isostearic Acid, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Vanillin, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)]

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