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MAC Lipstick in Mocha Review
- One of MAC's satin finish lipsticks.
- Castor Oil, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Glyceryl Triacetyl Hydroxystearate, Candelilla Wax, Octyldodecanol, Silica, Jojoba Oil, Cera Alba, Sesame Oil, Ozokerite, Carnauba Wax, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Microcrystalline Wax, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Vanillin, Tocopherol
- Using a lip brush, apply the lipstick all over the lips.
- Purchase this item at Ulta and get the second item 50% off.You can also find this product at Walgreens and Target.
MAC Lipstick in Mocha
MAC is one of the most widely known brands for lipsticks because of their wide selection of shades and finishes. They offer almost everything, from sheer to frosted, satin and glossy.
I am very particular when it comes to my lipsticks because I have a dark lip line. It’s a tad inconvenient to bring lip balm, lip liner and lipstick in addition to my other make-up, so as much as possible I try to find matte/semi-matte lipsticks that offer full coverage without being too drying. So far, my go-to brands that satisfy these conditions are Clinique and MAC.
All of MAC’s lipsticks come in the same black packaging, with the telltale silver font to distinguish this brand from the rest. One tube lasts me about 4-6 months depending on the season and trends. I bought this shade when anything coral was in — blush, eyeshadow, lipstick and bronzer. I quite like MAC’s bullet-shaped lipsticks because it’s easy to distinguish among my other lipsticks when I rummage through my bags.
Because it’s semi-matte, the formula is predictably dryer than those of the frosted and sheer lipsticks, though not nearly as bad as the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lipstick in my opinion. If you’re not used to wearing matte lipsticks, you can always apply a thin layer of lip balm prior to applying lipstick. I’ve tried many other semi-matte/matte lipsticks from Bobbi Brown, Nars and MUFE, but I often see myself reaching for my MAC Mocha satin finish lipstick. It’s one of the few lipsticks that I bring with me everyday in case I’m in the mood for it.
For someone with a noticeably dark lip line, one or two layers of Mocha are enough to solve my carrying-too-much-make-up problem perfectly. The color is a soft coral, with a hint of brown to suit those with yellow undertones to the skin. I’m an NC30-40 and this suits my skin perfectly. It’s very pigmented, and the slight peachy tones make for a versatile lippy that still looks natural.
I would say this lipstick lasts me for about 4-5 hours without eating. I lick my lips a lot, so it could last longer for others. I find that lightly dabbing a bit of translucent powder helps its staying power. You can also try layering it with a bit of lip liner underneath. I use MAC’s Spice. With semi-matte/matte lipsticks, it’s either the product is too dry, but will stay on your lips for up to 8 hours, or is moistening, but rubs off easily. I’d say MAC’s satin finish lipsticks are somewhere in between.
Mocha by MAC is a great coral, peachy satin finish lipstick that is great for everyday use. It’s not drying, and provides medium-heavy coverage to the lips. I use this when I do a smokey eye because it’s passable as a nude lippy. It adds a great touch of color without making you look washed out. I recommend this for those with skin tones of NC30 – NC40, or those with warm undertones. Overall, I’m happy with this product and I would purchase it again.
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