MAC Satin Lipstick in Mocha
By Contributor: Agnirupa Acharyya
Up for a review and swatch of a peachy neutral shade with a tempting name? No? Well let me tempt you then. I had always been attracted towards this particular MAC shade for its tempting classy name but somehow to my dismay each time I tried it on in the “beautiful” harsh lighting of the store (sarcasm dripping from my words) it failed me. The last time I tried it, I looked like a patient with acute jaundice but anyway I somehow had a craze ke I had to have it and this was 1 of my impulse buys but OMG a good impulse buy for probably the first time…..no make that great! Confused about the shade? Introducing MAC Mocha!!
MAC Claims: MAC describes Mocha as a peachy yellow-brown in satin finish (err.weird description no?)
The shade Mac Mocha is beautiful. Period. And yes even though the description sounds weird, MAC gets it bang on! There is peach in the color to counteract the yellow and brown from taking over thus making the shade so versatile for all skin tones! Then again, for ladies with olive Indian skin where peachy colors clash, there is a healthy dose of yellow to make them rock the shade as well! The peach gives a healthy glow while the brown part brings out the classy polished look (in love).
The finish is satin finish which some ladies find it very drying, but I have never had a problem with this particular finish and am quite a fan of it! It is soft and smooth, easy to apply on lips without tugging and though it is not hydrating, it does not dry out lips or cling to dry patches either so no issues.
The formula is very pigmented and 1 swipe is required to get the color of the bullet and can be built up as desired.
The staying power is awesome and lasts on me through food and drinks easily for 5 hours and more.
Mocha, like all other standard MAC lipsticks comes packaged in their typical black with silver tube packaging with a click cap which makes travelling with it easy.
Let’s check the photos and swatches:
Here is how the lipstick looks on my lips
The good things about Mac Mocha Lipstick:
- Travel friendly classic MAC packaging.
- Smooth satin finish which is soft and easy to apply.
- Very pigmented, requires 1 stroke for enough color.
- The color is 1 of the best neutrals I have come across rocking all complexions.
- The finish is non-drying and does not accentuate dry patches on lips.
- Lasts for a long time easily through 5+ hours.
- Yummy classic vanilla fragrance which stays for sometime after application.
The bad things about Mac Mocha:
- None!!! This is absolutely a shade to love!
Inexpensive and drugstore dupes of Mac Mocha are: Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Coffee Command, Lakme Satin Enrich Lipstick #129
That’s all the torture you have to bear from me today. Don’t be so happy I will be back soon. Till then rush and pick this shade up. Good bye pretties and take care.
VNA Rating: 5/5
Do I recommend? Kihihih what else do you guys think I am doing? I am in love with Mac Mocha Lipstick. When MAC comes up with such a universally flattering shade with a healthy mix of peach, brown and yellow plus such a tempting name like Mocha (craving coffee anyone?) it is a must-have!! I am soo glad atleast 1 of my impulse buys made me want to kiss myself. Never mind! Does it make me look actually like a jaundiced person you guys ask. Well see for yourself!