Review & Swatches: MAC Semi-Precious Lipsticks

MAC Semi-Precious Lipsticks

This review covers MAC’s 4 Semi-Precious lipsticks.

  • Gem of Roses (lustre): mid-tone strawberry pink (limited edition)
  • Lush Amber (lustre): light nude beige (limited edition)
  • One of a Kind (lustre): mid-tone rosy neutral (limited edition)
  • Musky Amethyst (frost): deep plum (limited edition)

Please see this post and YouTube video for more photos and swatches of these lipsticks.

Packaging: 9/10

These lipsticks come in standard MAC packaging. The tubes are made of plastic and can easily be taken on-the-go.

Quality: 9.5/10

Gem of Roses is a soft, strawberry pink color. Lush Amber is a light, neutral nude color. One of a Kind is a rosy/light raspberry color. Musky Amethyst is a burgundy/plum color.

All of these colors have even pigmentation. None has an opaque finish, but none is sheer either. All of the colors are very wearable and would work with almost any skin tone and color with tiny shimmers.

The formulation is smooth for both the lustre and frost finishes, leaving a glossy finish to the lips.

Ease of Use: 9.5/10

All of the colors apply smoothly and evenly. You can build up the layers to get increasingly opaque coverage.

Price: 9/10

These are the same size (0.1 oz) and price ($14.50) as regular MAC lipsticks.

Final Grade


Gem of Roses, Lush Amber, One of a Kind, Musky Amethyst

Gem of Roses Applied

Lush Amber Applied

One of a Kind Applied

Musky Amethyst Applied
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10 Responses to Review & Swatches: MAC Semi-Precious Lipsticks

  1. Analy says:

    I like how softly you applied the Musky Amethyst lipstick. I’m considering this color but I was afraid that it would come up too dark, but with your picture I can see you can build it up safely 🙂 LOL.

  2. Lisa B. says:

    Will you be reviewing more of this collection, by the way?

  3. Britan says:

    I really like all of these colors. Its going to be hard to chose which one to buy lol.

  4. Belle B. says:

    i’m liking the musky amethyst from this collection.. 🙂 im into dark lips yes.. 🙂 🙂 more reviews pls, i love them.

  5. Zana says:

    Is this a fall collection for MAC? The Musky Amethyst is a frost finish but it looks so unsubstantial in the swatch pic. I understand not thinking that that particular color is personally flattering –but is that how Musky Amethyst wears ( in the swatch) with one swipe or two? I am just curious because it is a gorgeous jewel toned lip color.

  6. Lisa B. says:

    Purple lipstick! How do you like Musky Amethyst on yourself? I really like Gem of Roses and Lush Amber…with the sheerness I really probably can’t go wrong. 🙂
    I wish I had more time to browse your blog but my new job is keeping me busy. You may have noticed I haven’t written you any novels lately. :-p

    • Allura says:

      I have noticed and missed your comments!

      I think Musky Amethyst is a good, solid color for people who like a more vampy, night-time lip. I personally don’t think dark lips look good on me, but it’s nothing against the color itself.

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