The New MAC Kissable Lipcolour Glosses Sure Are Great Kissers

Published in: MAC Makeup, Product Reviews

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Like silk. That’s how the 12 glosses in the new MAC Kissable Lipcolours line feel on my lips.


Coming in for a landing with the MAC Peacocky collection on January 6, these brash beauties take their cues from peacock feathers — bold but lightweight (like a feather) pink, coral, red, fuchsia, blue (!), brown and mauve — with a thin, non-sticky texture like that of a liquid lipstick, but the crazy shiny finish of a gloss.

What can we expect from the MAC Peacocky Collection? Brace yourself for intense lip and eye colors with dramatic finishes. The new Kissable Lipcolours are joined by a new line of pigmented metallic shadows. The Mega Metal Shadows ($19.50 each) will make eyes shine like the edge of a vorpal sword in shades of white, champagne, mauve, gold, violet, teal burgundy, copper, green, purple, navy and black.

The way these Kissable Lipcolours feel reminds me of how smooth and comfy the MAC Cremesheens feel, but they don’t look anything alike. These pack much more pigment. Where the Cremesheens whisper sweet nothings of light lip color, the Kissable Lipcolours SCREAM AND SHOUT! These colors are bold and cover lips with completely.

The two I’ve tried, Woo Me (a light pink) and Temper Tantra (a midtone reddish brown that must have been inspired by MAC Paramount Lipstick), set down a crazy amount of color.

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Because of how pigmented they are, they can be a little tricky to apply. At first with these I struggled with streaking, but I quickly found that when I applied just the tiniest bit to my bottom lip with the included doe-foot applicator, and then rubbed my lips together, I got a very nice distribution of color. It works really well with Woo Me, which looks kinda gross and milky to me if it’s over-applied.

As for the texture of the Kissable Lipcolours, MAC’s elastomers definitely deliver. I could almost forget I’m wearing anything at all on my lips.

Polybutene, the very first compound listed in the ingredients, is an elastomer (generally considered safe for use in cosmetics and personal care), a non-drying compound commonly used to thicken the oils in lipsticks, eye makeup and skin products to make them feel slick, but the Kissable Lipcolours remain remarkably thin and light.

As delightful as these feel, smell and taste (like light vanilla) on my lips, and with a much-appreciated non-drying formula, I do wish they had better wear time. I get only about 90 minutes from them (2 hours tops), so if you long for lasting lip color, that might be something to think about.


The entire MAC Kissable Lipcolour line…

  • Enchantee — a light bluish pink
  • Woo Me — a light pinkish nude
  • So Vain — a muted dirty coral
  • Vanity Fiar — a mid-tone blusih pink
  • Exxxhibitionist — a red-toned coral
  • Strut Your Stuff — a bright red
  • Scandelicious — a bluish fuchsia
  • Peacocky — a sky blue with reddish pearl
  • Super — a muted neutral brown
  • Temper Tantra — a mid-tone reddish brown
  • Flaunting It — a grayish mauve
  • Love Peck — a blackened blood red

All told, I’m still on the fence about these… I’m blown away by their texture and pigmentation, but that weak wear time kinda fails.

PRICE: $18 for a 0.17-oz. tube
AVAILABILITY: At MAC stores, counters and starting January 6, 2011 in North America; February 2011 internationally

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. vonnie says:

    temper tantra looks AWESOME on you…the lack of stay time scares me though πŸ™ they looooook goooood though, WANT
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  2. Tiffany says:

    Hmmm I can’t decide if I wanna try one of these or not… I should probably pass since I have a million lip products already. I’m interested to hear more about the eyeshadows in the collection!

    • Karen says:

      I’m gonna try to see if I can swatch the entire thing soon. I have a MAC store 10 minutes away from my house now (oh noes!), which makes everything easier!

  3. Debbie says:

    I like how Temper Tantra looks on you! Not sure I’d like em for myself…although I am kinda curious to see the blue πŸ™‚

  4. Paris B says:

    Temper Tantra looks different on the back of your hand and on your lips. I think I prefer how it looks in the hand swatch. Although Exxxhibitionist sounds pretty!

  5. Maddy says:

    I want Peacocky… it’s blue :3ssss

  6. Jeannine says:

    I’m curious about the blue, just enough to test it out in the store. I’m not sure I can rock the blue lip color taking the 5 year old to school! These do intrigue me, though.
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  7. Vonvon says:

    The lipcolours are beautiful. But I am more into the Peacocky eyeshadows. πŸ™‚
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  8. steph b says:

    I’m really looking forward to these. I’m thinking of them as a work appropriate gloss rather than a lipstick-like product.

    I tried to pick up I Get No Kick today and that counter hadn’t gotten them in! Going to hit up the MAC store tomorrow.

    I did splurge and get the Chanel Ombres Perlees. LOVE! I’m wearing the peach and violet shades and they might be my perfect look. I took your advice and used my fingers because the 4 different brushes (natural and synthetic) I tried did not pick up the product AT ALL. I’m thinking of picking up some sponge applicators.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Steph,

      I called the store near my house and they still don’t have ’em in yet! Let me know if you score your tube tomorrow.

      And oooh! So glad you love the Ombres Perlees. I’ll have to try the peach/violet combo. I did try the sponge applicators and they were okay — the warm from fingers seems to really help a lot with the distribution of the color.

      • steph b says:

        I picked up I Got No Kick on my way home from work today and already love it. The MA did say they only sent a few to each store since the last few collections have had so many pieces and they have a lot of inventory left.

        I even got complimented on my Ombres Perless look today. They should seriously consider releasing singles in this texture.

  9. Mary says:

    Hi Karen!

    I love Woo Me on you!

    And, I just have to say this, your photos are always so clear! Loves!

    XO Mary

  10. Sarahc says:

    Yay! I kept trying but the blog wouldn’t open for me tonight, but it is now! I don’t know what I would do without my mbb fix, lol! Not kidding.

  11. Jennifer A. says:

    Do these remind you of the Chanel Rouge Allure Laques at all? From what you said about pigmentation and comfort, it seems like it, but the Chanel’s wear pretty well for me.

  12. Bovetbeauty says:

    Gotta get my hands on these – they look so smooth and silky on the lips!

  13. Amee says:

    pretty pretty pretty… u looking very pretty πŸ™‚
    superb hair style..
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  14. Katrina says:

    Vorpal sword! Hahaha, are you a closet geek Karen? If so, awesome!

    These look nice, but I don’t know. I tend to need something a little more fool proof when it comes to my lip color.

    • Karen says:

      Haha! I’m proud to say I’m a geek! πŸ˜€

      I hear you about needing something fool proof — if I can put on a gloss without a mirror while I’m walking down the street then it’s tops!

  15. Nina says:

    i was curious about this product … but if it doesnt wear as well as a lipglass or a cremesheen glass (that i lovelovelove) … ill probly pass!

  16. lexi says:

    Interesting – I have the hardest time with MAC lip products. So far, cremesheen is the best formula that plays nicely with my lips. I’m definitely curious about this. Actually, this new lines sounds right up my alley so I’ll be looking forward to this.

    I felt overwhelmed by the Tartan line and all the Holiday gifts they were pumping out so I’m looking forward to see what MAC has to offer for Spring.

  17. Faye says:

    I was really looking forward to trying these, but 90 minutes of wear time? That’s ridiculous. I don’t mind paying more for quality (see: my love for Guerlain Rouge de G lippies), but something that wears off that quickly just isn’t worth it. For shame, MAC!

  18. AlienBaby says:

    Great review! It’s hard to find a long lasting lip color that actually looks good on me, so I am not too disappointed these don’t last too long considering how great they look on you. I NEED temper tantra!
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  19. Bella says:

    They both look great on you but I wouldn’t waste my money either on a lip product that lasts only 90 minutes. Thanks for the review. Could you also start posting what you are wearing on you cheeks and eyes in the pictures? I love your entire look for the picture of you wearing Woo Me (What is on your cheeks? πŸ™‚

  20. Solangel says:

    Oooh Temper Tantra is gorgeous, too bad about the wear time D:

  21. lissa says:

    looks beautiful, was this with a lip liner? (the wear time)

    I want Peacocky so bad and I would absolutely wear it, I think it would be fun!

  22. Kimberly says:

    karen! these look amazing! i can’t wait to see them in person! & btw, your undereyes look amazing!! as a fellow concealer enthusiast, i couldn’t help but notice how bright they’ve been looking in the past few entries. share your secret? `=] thank you!

  23. Anna says:

    Do you have a blog post listing ingredients in beauty products that are not good for you?

  24. Bebe says:

    Love the lipcolors on you! I have Exxxhibitionist and Scandelicious. They are my favorite lip products. Also I was wondering what kind of camera do you use for your blog?
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