MAC Syrup Lipstick Review

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.


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!


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


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

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

  2. June 10, 2015 / 9:58 am

    What a beautiful colour! xx

  3. 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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