Review & Swatches: MAC Lips & Tips Lipsticks

MAC Lips & Tips Lipsticks

Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Price: May 5, 2012

Company’s Description

Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M·A·C famous.

This review is for the 3 new, limited-edition Lipstick colors releasing with MAC’s upcoming Lips & Tips Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following colors:

  • Razzledazzler (lustre): Light cream peach
  • Spice (satin): Mid-tone neutral nude
  • Chestnut (satin): Rich chocolate brown

There are a total of 16 lipsticks promoted in this collection, but the ones not shown in this post are permanent colors.


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

Razzledazzler is a translucent, creamy peach color. The translucent finish allows the color of your lips to show through, making it quite a wearable color. The formula is also moisturizing. I get an average of 2 hours of wear before fading with Lustre formula colors like this one.

Spice is a slightly brick-toned, medium nude color. It is very wearable and suitable for a wide range of skin tones and colors. The finish is opaque and the formula is smooth and fairly moisturizing. I get 2-3 hours of wear for Satin formula colors like this one.

Chestnut is a deep chocolate brown color. The color is almost opaque, but I found that it appears streaky unless you blend and layer the color. It leaves a slight gloss to the lips and is reasonably moisturizing, though not as moisturizing as Razzledazzler and Spice. I get 2-3 hours of wear for Satin formula colors like this one.

These are 3 high-quality lipsticks with great color pay-off.

Ease of Use: 9.25/10

All 3 colors glide on fairly easily, with Razzledazzler being the smoothest and Chestnut being more dry in formula. Consequently, Chestnut pulls just a little bit on application.

Price: 9/10

These are the same size (3 g) as regular MAC lipsticks and cost $14.50 each.

Final Grade

MAC Lips & Tips Lipsticks

MAC Lips & Tips Lipsticks

MAC Lips & Tips Lipstick Swatches

MAC Lips & Tips Lipstick in Razzledazzler

MAC Lips & Tips Lipstick in Razzledazzler Swatches

MAC Lips & Tips Lipstick in Spice

MAC Lips & Tips Lipstick in Spice Swatches

MAC Lips & Tips Lipstick in Chestnut

MAC Lips & Tips Lipstick in Chestnut Swatches


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15 Responses to Review & Swatches: MAC Lips & Tips Lipsticks

  1. v says:

    will this collection be released in stores? Mac razzle dazzler sold out on the site!

  2. pam says:

    thank you for the review. Will probably be picking up spice from this collection…

  3. hajar says:

    I love spice. How would you compare it to colors like taupe and mocha? Thank you!!!

  4. Cheryl says:

    Thanks for the swatches. Oooh I like Spice! & I like the name Razzledazzler 😉 I just don’t know if that would be good for NC42 skin. What do u think?

  5. Anitacska says:

    I do wish you included permanent colours as well, who has the time to search for those individually?

    • Allura says:

      It would take 10 seconds to find dozens of pictures of these permanent colors….

    • Sue says:

      How rude are you – I am personally grateful that the 3 that can’t be found with a little research are up so quickly. You clearly have a reasonable amount of time as you managed to comment!

      • Kimberly says:

        Thanks Allura this really help me a lot in my decision on which to buy. And they are already up on Mac website .

  6. Heather says:

    how does razzledazzler compare to flamingo?

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