MAC Unsung Heroes: Ravishing Lipstick

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MAC Ravishing Cremesheen Lipstick

MAC Ravishing Cremesheen Lipstick ($15), available now at MAC counters, stores and

When I slip into MAC’s creamy coral Ravishing Lipstick, winter disappears, and I’m suddenly back at the Japanese Tea Gardens in Golden Gate Park on a sunny spring day, watching cherry blossom petals flutter in the breeze…

Ravishing is the kind of fresh and flirty full-coverage coral I like to start wearing around this time of year, right when the weather just barely starts to turn (freak storms notwithstanding), and the sun rises a little earlier in the day.


There’s something carefree, but still a little semi-formal, about the plush, velvety Cremesheen finish that feels so totally right to me.

MAC Ravishing Cremesheen Lipstick swatch

What a MAC Ravishing swatch!

MAC Ravishing Cremesheen Lipstick product shot
MAC Ravishing Cremesheen Lipstick swatch

It’s most likely not the kind of coral you’d wear to vacation off the coast of Italy to frolic with Giovanni, the mysterious male model (and your summer fling) from Milan.

Nope. Ravishing is more innocent than that — think spring dresses, sandals and lightweight button-down cardigans, and Earl Grey tea in the afternoon, served on fine china tea cups with tiny cucumber sandwiches.



I hope you give it a try this spring, and if you do, I think Ravishing looks ravishing with classic cat liner or shimmery jade green eye shadow.

Oh! And golds and teals. πŸ™‚

And when summer rolls around, top it with your favorite shimmery coral gloss to turn up the heat.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


The MAC Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorite products from MAC’s permanent collection


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  1. Kathleen says:

    You look so pretty! I’m sure I have Ravishing, I’m going to dig it out. And I just discovered your YouTube channel, so I’ll definitely be watching it. πŸ™‚
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  2. Ester says:

    Omg, you look amazing!!

  3. BooBooNinja says:

    Karen, you are radiant in these photos! What are you wearing on your face and eyes? Back to Ravishing — I think you may have tempted me to purchase my first lipstick. Gorgeous.

  4. Heidi says:

    One of my favorites to wear topped with my Evolution Revolution Lipglass!

  5. Radhika says:

    Karennnnnnnnnnnnnn…you look AMAZING!!! And you really do have the prettiest smile!

    Ravishing seems just perfect for me..will definitely give it a try the next time I am anywhere near a MAC counter πŸ™‚
    Radhika recently posted … MAC Lipstick: Daddy’s Little Girl (Archie’s Girls Makeup Collection) – Review, Swatches, FOTD

  6. Sarah says:

    You look goegeous!

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  7. Marla says:

    Ok, I’m going to have to get this because it looks gorgeous.

  8. Deb says:

    This is one of my favorite lipsticks, especially when my hair is red. It looks so fresh and pretty on you! I think I’ll wear it today and hopefully this snow will take a hint and melt.

  9. Sunny says:

    Even with the 3377 coral lipsticks I own, I am still going to say: I think I need this one! What an easygoing, gorgeous coral! You look GOOD, girl!

  10. mini says:

    This is such a gorgeous look on you! I am not sure if this color will suit darker skin tones though

  11. mini says:

    On second thought, it looks like it will look great on all skin tones. What is the blush/highlighter here? It looks really pretty and natural.

  12. Nadia says:

    This lipstick looks so good on you! I have it but can only wear it when I have a tan because it doesn’t look great on my pale skin πŸ™

  13. Agata says:

    Ohh, I think I need it, very subtle but yet so pretty. And I love this necklace too! Is It also Kate Spade?

  14. Michelle says:

    It looks gorgeous on you! I have it and it looks so much darker on me and leans more orange on me — but I can tone it down a bit with a gloss and it looks great.
    Love the unsung heroes series πŸ™‚

  15. musical says:

    Gosh-i dream of the day i would go makeup shopping with YOU! <3 First Skinny jeans and now Ravishing! You are beyond fantastic, girl!

    ON a ranting note…my local Sephora seems like way behind times…they had no clue what Ambient Light powders were :(. I've been waiting to try 'em after reading your review. Makeup Gods please smile :).

    Have a sweet Caturday (and give kisses to Tabs for me).

  16. Christina says:

    Oooooh I’ve been eyeing this color for quite some time! Now that San Diego weather seems to be stabilizing (sort of), this would be an absolutely lovely color to welcome the Spring season πŸ™‚ I’m planning on crocheting a cute, yellow beanie for a new Spring accessory, too!

    P.S. Officially visiting San Francisco the end of the month (Yay!!!) but only for 3 days (Boo!!). Once I hear back about transportation scheduling, I’m hoping to factor in some free time! :3

  17. Vanessa says:

    You look great in those pictures πŸ™‚

    I wonder if ravishing looks just as subtle on pale skin…

  18. Lulle says:

    It’s really lovely! And totally my cup of (Earl Grey) tea!
    I love corals and a “nudish” version is missing in my stash… Adding to my wishlist!
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  19. Jenny says:

    Aww great, I think I need to get this color now because it looks so pretty!

  20. Chelsea says:

    Love the nudish-coral color! I’m not wearing much lipstick lately though…

  21. Gina says:

    I need another coral lipstick like I need a bullet in my head, but this is beautiful! What jade green eyeshadows would you suggest I pair this with? πŸ™‚

  22. Arianne says:

    You look amazing! Totally Ravishing, Karen. πŸ™‚ You are truly glowing here.

  23. Vineetha says:

    I have this and I love it Karen ! Nice one. And you totally rock it.
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  24. hanna says:

    I love this. A great product.
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  25. Taylor B. says:

    Karen, this look is absolutely stunning on you. Granted, you’re such a pretty lady everything looks great on you. But this is definitely my favorite in a long time. You look ravishing. Going to have to get this so I can pretend I look beautiful like a diamond in the sky.

  26. virginie says:

    I didn’t know you had a youtube channel?? What’s its name?

  27. Layla says:

    Wow this lipstick is gorgeous! Thinking it might be a great summer purchase πŸ™‚

  28. Wow luv this color! Soooo pretty. Luved the photo, this color looks really good on you!
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  29. Aalia Alavi says:

    I have Ravishing by MAC, but it looks ssooo different on me =(

  30. Sherry says:

    Wow…right on the money!! Ravishing is one of my favorite lipsticks. I wore it all summer in 2012. It goes just right with my red hair.

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