MAC Liptensity Lipsticks Review and Swatches

27th September 2016

Temptalia is my favourite beauty blog and I love catching up Christine’s new posts daily to see upcoming beauty launches and sneak peek swatches. I hadn’t heard anything about the MAC Liptensity Lipsticks at all but when I saw the insanely pigmented swatches, I knew I had to try them which was only confirmed when I saw Fleur mention them in her recent favourites video. The MAC Liptensity Lipsticks are a limited edition collection (edit – some shades are limited edition but the majority of the collection will be permanent) consisting of 24 different shades, each retailing for £17.50 for 3.6g and launch here in the UK on the MAC website and on counters from the 29th of September.

MAC Liptensity Lipsticks Review and Swatches

The new MAC Liptensity Lipsticks are described as having a brilliant formula which pushes the boundaries of colour, with each lipstick holding an intense amount of pigment, resulting in extreme colour intensity, clarity and vibrancy. 

The gelled base is said to melt on contact, providing fully saturated colour with a satin finish in one stroke with upto eight hours of comfortable weartime. For this new lipstick collection, MAC have collaborated with Maureen Seaberg who has the genetic ability to see upto 100 million hues imperceptible to the average naked eye which is pretty hard to fathom amount of colours.

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The packaging on the Liptensity Lipsticks is incredibly sleek with colour coded, matte metallic lids. The lipsticks feel considerably more luxurious to the touch in comparison to the standard MAC Lipstick range which are just £2 cheaper; I thought the Liptensity line would be higher priced than they are so I was pleasantly surprised by their price tag.

Each of the lipsticks possess the iconic MAC vanilla scent, although I feel like the scent is a little stronger with these lipsticks which I’m all for as I love the scent of MAC lipsticks and I have four shades from the twenty four strong lineup;

Mulling Spices: a deep burgundy toned red.

Burnt Violet: a darkened plum – almost a more intense version of MAC Rebel.

Blue Beat: a dark navy with a hint of violet.

Double Fudge: an intense reddy toned chocolate brown.

MAC Liptensity Lipsticks Review and Swatches

Each of these swatches are just one single swipe of each lipstick – look at that intense pigmentation. I knew the formula was billed as being super pigmented, but I am so stunned by how pigmented the Liptensity Lipsticks are, especially have they have a gorgeously glossy finish akin to that of the MAC Amplified finish or a more intense incarnation of the Cremesheen finish.

Due to the glossy finish I did initially think that the longevity might not have been great but I’m pleased to confirm that they are as impressive in terms of pigmentation as they are with their longevity and their ability to wear away evenly throughout the day. I am so impressed with the Liptensity formula that I’ll be ordering the nude and pink shades from the collection as soon as they launch, but my favourite from this foursome would have to be Burnt Violet as it’s the most perfect Autumnal lipstick shade.

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