MAC Unsung Heroes: Syrup Lipstick

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Sweet! Every time I wear syrup, strangers stop to ask me what it is. Wait — that didn’t come out right. No, not corn syrup or maple syrup, although those are also great. I’m referring to pretty pink MAC Syrup ($14.50), a permanent member of the MAC Lustre Lipstick line.


Described as a cloudy pink on the MAC website, this hydrating, cool-toned lippie hides a hint of purple behind its shiny finish. I dig the way it looks, but my lips love the way it feels — not too thick nor thin. And it’s a great value, too, thanks to its versatility. It looks great with everything from dramatic smokey eyes to conservative everyday looks.


Syrup on my lips; MAC Blushbaby on my cheeks

As befits the name, Syrup sweetens the heck out of looks, especially eye looks featuring purple, blue, gray and/or black. I also like to pair it with pink blushes like MAC Blushbaby, Dollymix, Pink Swoon and Well Dressed.

Don’t worry about cavities, though, because it won’t cause them. 🙂 This Syrup just has a mild vanilla taste and scent.

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. Tiffany says:

    I *think* I have this; I need to dig it up and use it!

  2. I love MAC lipsticks, and this one just seems naturally beautiful – and complementing to many skin colors!
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  3. Lehea says:

    Syrup was one of my first M.A.C. lipsticks. My collection has grown since, but I always find myself reaching for it the most. I always pair it with Love Child lip glass. It’s such a versatile color, and probably the only one I’d actually consider stocking up on.

  4. Will stop by Mac 2mrw ,Hello Syrup & Blushbaby !
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  5. I love reading your MAC unsung heroes series 🙂 I’ve never actually tried a MAC lipstick before, since I’ve heard that some of the formulas can be a bit drying. This one is going to the top of my to-buy list now!
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  6. Phyrra says:

    It’s really cute on you!
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  7. Jessi says:

    I think that my blush obsession is starting to wane and I’m starting a new obsession with lipsticks. I really need to try this one out the next time I’m at the MAC counter. It looks like it would work well with most all skin tones.
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  8. Jessica says:

    I should make a list of some of your unsung heroes and go shopping….

  9. Amber says:

    I’m wearing it today (and yesterday)! I feel like it is mischaracterized as a lustre because my experience is that it wears more like a demi-matte, but I love it anyway. I think it helps make my lips look a little fuller, which I consider miraculous!
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  10. Tracy says:

    Why don’t I have this one?? Must get it now!!
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  11. Vijaya says:

    This is one of my all-time favorites!
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  12. Becky H says:

    Syrup is my every day go-to lipstick, it is a perfect neutral and I never have to worry about it not “going” with my other make-up or clothing. I can almost put it on without a mirror it wears so easily! I will always have this one in my purse, glad to know it’s someone else’s favorite too!

  13. steph b says:

    I love love love Syrup. It is my go to neutral lip that works with absolutely everything.

  14. Valbona Prokshi says:

    Beautiful. I do not have it but I might give it a chance.

  15. Chris25 says:

    It’s funny, I bought Wet n Wild Rosebud lipstick today, and I think it is similar to Syrup. Might be a little lighter.
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  16. Gummy says:

    Syrup! Oh yay, I have this one, and love it! ^_^
    Hope your mission is exciting and fun up in Toronto! I’m jealous – I mean, I’d love to your sidekick on your secret mission, whatever it may be (how would it NOT be fun with you??? ^_^), but Toronto is also one of my favorite places in the entire world. It’s gorgeous – not sure how the weather is right now over there, but in general, I love the skies, the people, the land…=) Have a wonderful time out there! =)
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  17. Winny says:

    Have n love it !!!

  18. Eli says:

    Really lovely shade for a subdued spring look 🙂
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  19. Your MAC posts always make me so sad that I have no MAC counter or store in my area 🙁 I hate odering cosmetics online that I havent seen in person before!!! I have a list of MAC products I must check out the next time I’m by one haha!!!
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  20. larie says:

    This is the first shade a MAC MA tried on me, and I do love it 🙂
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  21. Nina says:

    yay! i love me some syrup!

  22. lexi says:

    So funny I just wrote about this same lipstick shade yesterday too – great mind thinks alike!!

    I love this lipstick too and layerd it on top of the Plum lip liner.
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  23. steph says:

    must admit i have never seen of tried this but you really suit it!!

  24. Ashley says:

    Syrup is my favorite lipstick ever, no joke.

  25. Michelle says:

    I have this, but have only worn it like once. I need to break it out more often! Looks great on you 🙂

  26. Moni says:

    I bought a tube of this several months back when I wandered over to the MAC counter asking for a pink lipstick that would work with my warmer, tan asian skintone. I love it!

  27. marisol says:

    I bought this when we went shopping and haven’t really used it.
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  28. Issa says:

    MAC syrup looks good on you! beautiful!

  29. María del Mar says:

    Hi! Love your blog and I love Syrup!! It really suits my tanned skin! I was just wondering if any of you could suggest other MAC lipsticks that are similar to this one!!!
    Thanks and you have an amazing blog!!

  30. Jasmine says:

    I just purchased MAC Angel and love it! After seeing/reading this, I must get Syrup–beautiful 🙂

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