Today I’m reviewing MAC lipstick ‘Spice it Up’ which is a lustre finish lipstick from the permanent collection.
Price : Rs 990
Quantity : 3 g
What MAC says about the product :
Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M·A·C famous.
MAC describes the shade as a ‘Mulled Brown berry‘.
My take on the product
The product comes in the classic black MAC packaging. While I like the packaging, I do wish there was some way to locate shades more easily – like the colored ends in case of Colorbar Velvet matte and NYX Round lipsticks.
The texture is really smooth and soft and it gives sheer color in single swipe. Lustre finish from MAC typically has buildable coverage and opacity. Single swipe gives sheer/medium color which can be made more intense in 2-3 swipes but it never looks as intense as a matte lipstick would. It has a glossy finish and it very moisturizing. Because of their glossy-ness and buildable coverage, most women find Lustre finish lipstick very wearable and comfortable on the lips. Despite their sheerness, they give opaque color in 2-3 swipes so women with pigmented lips can easily wear these.
The lipstick does not feather or bleed or settle into fine lines. It sits very comfortably on the lips for 3-4 hours including meals in between. A tint stays on the lips for another 1-1.5 hours. The lipstick has the signature vanilla scent which vanishes after application.
The shade Spice it Up!
MAC describes the shade as a ‘mulled brown berry’. I feel that describes the color quite well. It looks quite glamorous and glossy on the lips and I feel this shade will look gorgeous on medium/dusky skinned women. Despite being a deep shade, since its a lustre finish, its quite wearable in the day time as well. I wouldn’t call it a must-have shade but I feel everyone should have a few shades like these for evening parties and colder months. I’d recommend this shade to MAC lipstick fans, I feel it would make a lovely bridal/fall color!
Swatches in different lighting
The GOOD about MAC Lustre lipstick Spice it Up! :
- Classic black MAC packaging- sleek and travel friendly
- Smooth creamy texture
- Glides easily on the lips
- Quite moisturizing
- Stays on for around 3.5-4 hours leaving behind a stain
- Coverage is buildable
- Has a mild vanilla fragrance
- Gives healthy, glossy finish to the lips
- Lasting power is average (upto 4 hours)
- Not convenient to locate shades since they only have a name label and no color indication
Here’s how it looks on me. For some reason, its appearing a little uneven in the image but it looks quite uniform in real.
Lustre finish lipsticks from MAC are sheer/medium coverage lipsticks that are quite moisturizing and give a gorgeous glossy to the lips. The staying power is 3-4 hours and they do leave a tint afterwards. Spice it Up! is brown berry shade that’ll make a lovely fall winter/bridal shade.
I would recommend it to MAC lovers though by itself, I feel its expensive. I would rather splurge on a really long lasting lipstick!
Rating : 3.8/5
Have you tried MAC Lustre lipsticks?