Mac Mocha Lipstick Swatches, Review and Dupes

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… 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?)

Mac Mocha Lipstick photo

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:

Mac Mocha Lipstick Review
Mac Mocha Satin Lipstick Review


Mac Mocha Lipstick


Mac Mocha Lipstick Swatches
Mac Mocha Lipstick Swatch

Here is how the lipstick looks on my lips

Mac Mocha Lipstick Swatch on my lips


Mac Mocha Lipstick Swatch on 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!
Mac Mocha Lipstick Swatches and Review

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.

Price: Rs.990

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!

Also read: neutral lipsticks in IndianMac DivaMac ChatterboxMac Russian RedMac RebelMac TwigMac Red Orange Lipsticks

View Comments

  • Lovely shade, will definitely need to get that for A/W - nice review! Xx

    • Hihi ansh :D n it dsnt evn hv the muddy brown tones whch mke us Luk dull so awssumm :D

  • Lovely shade it is! I guess a must have! nice review Agnirupa! pics too are well clicked:)

    • Yes!! Though not so hyped this shade is totally a must hv <3 thnx fr d lovly words..mmuuaahhss

  • Such a pretty color ! Absolutely love mac lipsticks coz with mac I don't need any touch-ups ! this one goes straight in my must buy list :)

    • My thought too abr mac exctly Shreya <3 no wndr m crazy abr them
      do try it the nxt tym :D

  • agni,It's not good...i almost forgot about buying this shade but your review provoking me to hop in the store for it ..... lovely ! awesome...ohhh 1 i m short of words now ......

    • Hihihi :D my heart almost stopped when u sd not good :P hahaha..hw cn u miss such a shade!! A must have in my opinion <3 n thnx

    • Hihihi :D my heart almost stopped when u sd not good :P hahaha..hw cn u miss such a shade!! A must have in my opinion <3 n thnx

  • Agnirupa, This is one of the beautiful shade MAC has. But the stupid harsh light failed to recognise the shade properly. I like peachy yellow-brown doh ;) going to try out at store :D wel written babe :)

  • Awesome Shade ! Will buy this in MAC through 'exchange container programme' :D :D :D For all who are not aware of it, if you got 6 empty containers of any MAC products ( like empty MAC foundation bottles, compact or mist containers), you can exchange it for one lipstick of Rs 990. So probably sometime soon I shall empty my MAC products and get in turn a lipstick of this shade specifically :D

  • omg!! u should be in sales.U know how i hate browns and u totally sold this to me! damn ure hypnotizing :p


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