MAC Syrup Lipstick Review

MAC Syrup Lipstick

The newest addition to my lipstick collection is MAC Syrup this is one which has been on my hit list for a relatively short time, and I couldn’t resist picking this up recently (pre-spending ban I promise) when I had the opportunity to pick something from MAC for a hefty discount.

MAC Syrup was a colour which kept getting talked about by big youtubers and bloggers at the start of the year. Syrup is a lustre formulation, which is one which I haven’t had from MAC before (in the 20ish lipsticks I have from them, that’s a big surprise to me!), on the lips this feels rich, creamy and moisturising.


I was a little disappointed as on others this seemed to be a deep plum based nude, however it’s not a super pigmented shade and picks up on the colour of your natural lips – so I suppose I’m only to blame for not having the same shade lips as others. Never-the-less this is still a beautiful shade, because it’s so creamy it’s not the longest lasting but it does make for a very comfortable wear throughout the day.


I would still say this has a purple-pink undertone, it’s a very wearable shade and the slight sheen on the lustre finish catches the light nicely. With subtle stripped back makeup I can see this becoming a firm favourite in my summer makeup routine very quickly! It’s a quick and easy formula to apply on the go and I like that it seems to pair with most eye looks as a natural lip with just the slightest touch of pink. As a result the MAC Syrup Lipstick has ended up living in my handbag as it’s a colour I can generally use to reapply no matter what eye look I’ve chosen for the day has been.


Have you tried the MAC Syrup Lipstick? If you have any other lustre formulations you would recommend please let me know, I love this one!


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  1. Natalie
    June 10, 2015 / 9:58 am

    What a beautiful colour! xx

  2. Anne
    June 10, 2015 / 10:19 am

    Great nude! Looks lovely on you.
    on the wishlist it goes 😉
    xxx Anne

  3. plus+beauty27
    June 10, 2015 / 12:38 pm

    I love Syrup! It’s my favorite one right now. 🙂 xo

  4. June 10, 2015 / 2:22 pm

    That’s a beautiful color! I don’t love the Lustres since they tend to be sheer, but this one is very pretty. My fave Lustres are Capricious, Sophisto, and VGV. And Sheer Plum, but they d/ced it 🙁

  5. June 10, 2015 / 3:07 pm

    Such a beautiful shade!

  6. June 10, 2015 / 5:53 pm

    This shade is on my wish list at the moment! I’m a bit unsure about whether I will get on with the lustre finish though. How long would you say it lasted on your lips? xo

    • June 10, 2015 / 7:09 pm

      Probably 2-3 hours, it wears away quite well – not patchy, it’s not one I’ve found to be one I look into the mirror after a few hours and think – oh god this looks a mess! x

  7. Karen Rees
    June 10, 2015 / 9:02 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous Rachael – this shade & Brave are both on my MAC wish list… they look aaaamazing 🙂 XXXXX

      • Karen Rees
        June 11, 2015 / 7:22 pm

        I think it’ll be the same for me too 😀 X

  8. June 17, 2015 / 7:36 pm

    This is actually one of my favorite lipsticks! It looks great on you!

  9. August 5, 2015 / 6:24 am

    I’m liking this color a lot. I just stopped in to look at it again and yep… I just put it on my list.

    • August 5, 2015 / 7:33 am

      Haha gorgeous isn’t it! I still love this shade and formulation too, I give you permission to “need” it! X

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