MAC Lustre lipstick Spice it Up! : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

Hi everyone!

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

 

MAC Lustre lipstick Spice it Up :  Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Lustre lipstick Spice it Up : Review, Swatch and FOTD

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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‘.

 

MAC Lustre lipstick Spice it Up :  Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC lipstick Spice it Up

 

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.


MAC Lustre lipstick Spice it Up :  Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Lustre lipstick Spice it Up : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

MAC Lustre lipstick Spice it Up :  Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Lustre lipstick Spice it Up : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

MAC Lustre lipstick Spice it Up :  Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Lustre lipstick Spice it Up : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

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!

 

MAC Lustre lipstick Spice it Up :  Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Lustre lipstick Spice it Up : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

MAC Lustre lipstick Spice it Up :  Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Lustre lipstick Spice it Up : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

Swatches in different lighting

 

MAC Lustre lipstick Spice it Up :  Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Lustre lipstick Spice it Up : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

MAC Lustre lipstick Spice it Up :  Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Lustre lipstick Spice it Up : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

The GOOD about MAC Lustre lipstick Spice it Up!  :

 

  1. Classic black MAC packaging- sleek and travel friendly
  2. Smooth creamy texture
  3. Glides easily on the lips
  4. Quite moisturizing
  5. Stays on for around 3.5-4 hours leaving behind a stain
  6. Coverage is buildable
  7. Has a mild vanilla fragrance
  8. Gives healthy, glossy finish to the lips
The NOT-SO-GOOD about MAC Lustre lipstick Spice it Up! :
  1. Lasting power is average (upto 4 hours)
  2. Not convenient to locate shades since they only have a name label and no color indication
  3. Expensive!

 

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.

 

MAC Lustre lipstick Spice it Up :  Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Lustre lipstick Spice it Up : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

Overall Verdict

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?

 

22 Comments

  1. October 24, 2011 / 9:14 pm

    ankita any drugstore dupes for this shade…

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 25, 2011 / 12:06 am

      I don’t know any with the same finish but Revlon super lustrous Raisin Rage is similar but more pigmented and intense.

  2. Rajni
    October 24, 2011 / 9:34 pm

    wow i was just going to go shopping for fall/winter lipsticks , will try out this one , i had seen this gorgeous shade from YSL’s Pur Couture range bright reddish orange color(i think the no was 13) it instantly lit up my face when the SA tried it on me but somehow did not feel like shelling out 1700 bucks for a lipstick i did not see myself wearing regularly but i can’t get that color out of my head :)..i am looking for dupes if i cant find one i think i will end up picking it up 🙂

  3. October 24, 2011 / 9:45 pm

    so nice shade……………. 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 25, 2011 / 12:12 am

      Thank you Ani 🙂

  4. October 24, 2011 / 9:59 pm

    looks good on you..but i cant pull off such dark shades

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 25, 2011 / 12:12 am

      Thanks Vanity. I’m sure there must be some shade that’ll work for u..which ones in this color family have u tried?

  5. October 24, 2011 / 11:15 pm

    personally not fond of these red browns, but it’s suiting u def! 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 25, 2011 / 12:15 am

      Thanks Sukanya 🙂

  6. October 25, 2011 / 4:11 am

    I’ve never tried their Lusters! I do like this shade but the lasting time turns me off. I’ve also begun to develop a similar problem with my MAC lippies. It’s impossibel to quickly find the shade I want!

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 25, 2011 / 1:16 pm

      The lighter shade in Lusters last even lesser! I do wish they change the packaging but i don’t see it happening!

  7. October 25, 2011 / 8:56 am

    This looks really gorgeous on you Ankita…a typical winter color no!! Loving it… 🙂 I think I have seen some shades similar to this in Revlon….

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 25, 2011 / 1:18 pm

      Thanks Kimi 🙂 Yes Revlon has similar shades in the Super lustrous range.

  8. shai
    October 25, 2011 / 1:05 pm

    Most of the MAC shades I see reviewed on blogs are those nude/peachy/pink shades which don’t really work for me. Am glad to finally see a colour that does! Mom’s collection?

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 25, 2011 / 1:18 pm

      Thanks 🙂 Ya Mum’s collection.

  9. shai
    October 25, 2011 / 1:06 pm

    Is this similar to colourburst sienna? or is it more berry/cool?

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 25, 2011 / 1:19 pm

      Sienna is much more intense and warmer. This is a little cooler.

  10. November 16, 2016 / 10:12 am

    Great! Thanks!

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