11 March 2013

New MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Lush Life: Review, Pics, Swatches

MAC might be prolific with their collections and collaborations, but a new lipstick formulation is not something that comes along every day.

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick Lush Life
 

Freshly launched as part of the permanent collection, the new Mineralize Rich range joins the six existing formulas (Ampified Creme, Cremesheen, Glaze, Lustre, Matte and Satin) and is easily MAC's most luxurious lipstick offering to date. Enriched with no less than 77 minerals, these are designed to really nourish the lips and promise lasting moisture, a creamy formula and great colour payoff.

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick Lush Life
 

Different shades are available in different regions but here in Ireland we'll be able to choose from 12 shades, which include nudes, corals, pinks, reds and the one I was given to show you today. Lush Life is a classic berry shade that MAC describe as a cool toned plum, and it's gorgeous. 

I've found MAC lipsticks drying in the past (check out my Impassioned review) but this was incredibly comfortable to wear. One swipe gives a slightly translucent, glazed effect, while two delivers a more opaque finish with great pigmentation and a slightly glossy finish.  It has great pigmentation, fades evenly and leaves a subtle stain behind.

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick Lush Life Swatches
 

And it's not just the formula that's different: the packaging, with its unique shape, matte cap and magnetic closure, feels more high-end, too. The larger bullet means it's easy to apply evenly, and you also get more product in the tube.

All of this explains the price hike, and here's the only bit of bad news. A Mineralize Rich lipstick will set you back a cool €26.50 as opposed to €17.50 for a lippie from any of the existing lines. Sheesh...that's one helluva price to pay.

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick Lush Life Swatches FOTD

 
But you know what? For this formula, I totally would - and the tangerine Lady At Play looks likely to be my next investment.

What's your favourite MAC lipstick formula, and will you be checking out this brand new line?

31 comments:

little t said...

Love this shade and definitely want to try the new formulation out. I love their Mineralize foundation/ concealer.

Me Likey a Lot said...

Great review... and that colour looks amazing on you!
K x

Adele said...

The shade looks amazing on you Emma. I'm after a tangerine lippy so will have to check it out!
Have a wonderful week Hun xoxo
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The Dainty Dolls House said...

Such a beautiful shade, adore that!! You look smashing in it too!! Will have to pick that one up :)) Have a wonderful week ahead doll xox

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

That is a price hike but the formulation looks good!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Katie Larkin said...

Ouch! €26.50!
Although I have to admit it look really really great on you, I'd love to try it out just to see the difference in the formula.
I think the Lady At Play looks so gorgeous!

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xx

Art Donatella said...

That looks fabulous on you Emma! Gorgeous shade :) xx

MakeupOverMind said...

I was drooling away until I got the price tag! Sheesh! Does sound amazing, so if I see a colour that I need I might just invest! This particular shade does look divine! Saw LetzMakeup's vid on the mineralize foundation and I'm trying my hardest not to think about it...so far, it's really not working!

GlamourNazi said...


I already fell in love with this lipstick the other day when you posted a picture on Twitter. The colour is right up my street and the formula sounds gorgeous.
But €26.50? That's almost TEN EURO more. I just don't think I could do it. I feel guilty splashing €17.50...

Meabh Henderson said...

Colour looks fab. I love MAC lipstick but I have found that i have to wear a balm with it too so this sounds like the perfect combination. My fave colour is St Germain !!! Delish!

Anonymous said...

This might be my favorite MAC line ever. Never before have I liked (and wanted) so many shades from one lip stick line. They are just all so GORGEOUS :-D Bad for my budget...

Johanna said...

I'm sold!!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What a beautiful bold shade! It looks lovely on you Emma!

Rowena @ rolala loves

ylenia said...

WOW great shade!
Thanks for the comment =)
XOXO
Ylenia

Emma said...

Wow that price is mad! Did not expect them to cost that much! This is my kind of colour and it looks gorgeous on you Emma, you really can pull off these deep dramatic shades so so well. The packaging looks beautiful and the 77 minerals thing intrigues me, I'll definitely have to check them out in person.

Emma x

alison*elle said...

I have 3 lipsticks from this new collection (even blogged about them a few weeks ago!) including Lush Life. I love the new formula!

xo, alison*elle

Sam said...

This colour is so dynamic, looks beautiful on you and so good to hear about the more moisturizing formula.

Ask Erena said...

OMG! Love that lipstick! Very impressed by your blog. PLease visit mine and hope we can follow each other.

Ask Erena said...

Having a hard time to post my comment:-) Once more: love the lipstick and your fab blog! Please visit mine and maybe we can follow each other:-)

Nora said...

Really really beautiful on you!

littlemissandrea said...

The colour is GORGEOUS on you! And good to know that it isn't drying - looks like I'll have to check it out. I'm loving the packaging!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

i was wondering about these new lipsticks Emma. i love that shade and it looks ultra rich. excellent review!
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Anonymous said...

The colour looks quite dark but then not so much on your lips. Great pick!

LUXESSED

Karen Constantine said...

Gorgeous colour on you E, I've my eye on one or two of these guys and due to the price, I might have to make them an airport purchase?

Steff said...

I will definitely be trying these lipsticks... I have two MAC lipsticks and though I love the colours I find they fade quickly and end up looking quite patchy. Great post :)

Alex said...

This is an exciting launch. Disappointed about the price but that colour is gorgeous and I can't wait to swatch the others too. :)

Yolandaas said...

Omg this shade is so gorgeous !! And yeah the garnier mask was great, and it was really convenient that u only need to leave it on for 3-5 mins xx

Amy Fashion Blog said...

Such a pretty color

Coco said...

It looks great on you love! I have recently started to wear lipstick as an alternative to lipgloss, and what I'm looking for are products with a high-quality formula. This sounds like the one. At the given price, i should find the perfect shade though. Thanks for sharing!Lots of love, Coco

True said...

gorrrrgeous!

Gemma T said...

Oh wow this looks like such a glamorous lipstick! I love the different packaging, and it looks so gorgeous on you! xx
Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie