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REVIEW | MAC Faux lipstick

REVIEW | MAC Faux lipstick

MAC Faux‘. It has become a well known term in beauty blogger world. It’s no secret anymore that this is the color Kylie Jenner likes to use on her plump lips. And let’s be honest, wether you like her as a person or not – her lips are amazing! Aside from that, I genuinely love this color. So I just had to buy and try it myself.

MAC Faux

My first MAC product

I have a confession to make. This is my first ever MAC product! It’s strange actually, I’ve always admired MAC from a safe distance. Ever since I started watching beauty Youtubers back in 2007, I was very drawn to MAC. It started with the brushes and it slowly expanded to a lot of products as well. Why did I never buy MAC myself? I honestly don’t know. I guess it’s because MAC isn’t that cheap and there’s no store near me that sells this brand. For some reason I also don’t like spending a lot of money on makeup for my own use. I felt so bad after buying my first ‘expensive’ makeup palette. So I just made myself stay away from the expensive brands.

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MAC Faux Satin Lipstick

MAC Faux Lipstick

At last I jumped on the bandwagon – I bought my very first MAC item! *heroic music starts playing* I actually went to buy three items; two lipsticks and a lipliner. Unfortunately two of the items I had in mind were sold out – the ‘Velvet Teddy’ lipstick and the ‘Whirl’ lipliner. There seems to be a supply and demand problem which causes delays in restocking. I was told it has been like that for a couple months – aww man!

At least they did have Faux in stock. Only three left, and I am the happy owner of one of them! Seeing the color in real life, I fell in love even more! It’s such a classy color, I can’t really put my finger on it. It’s like a nude shade, with a pink-ish undertone. Faux is part of the ‘Satin’ collection, which means it has a satin finish. I can definitely see why – it makes my lips look soft and kind of bouncy, in a way! The application is fenominal. Perhaps it’s because I’m used to drugstore lipsticks, but I can honestly say that this is the best lipstick I have ever applied. It glides on effortlessly and it’s very pigmented. It doesn’t emphasize wrinkles or patches on your lips, as some lipsticks tend to do, which is a very big plus for me!

Also check out my MAC Pro Longwear Concealer review

MAc Fauc lipstick

Color & application

For me, the color looks very natural. It just gives you that look that makes people wonder what you did to your face because ‘something looks different’, without it being obvious that you’re wearing a bold color on your lips. My lips are naturally pretty pink, and I feel that when I apply Faux, my lips are more defined and it gives them a deeper and warmer color that is still close to my own color. It also makes them look a bit more plump, which is great! I feel that the color stays on quite well, even after drinking and eating. It does stain on the glass, but if you blot your lips with a tissue after applying, it’s not that bad!

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Before after

Before application, I used my Baby Lips for hydration. I would’ve gone for a lipliner as a base, but unfortunately I don’t have any liner that goes with this color. I’ll have to wait for Whirl to get back in stock! The pictures above are taken in natural daylight, with no makeup besides the lipstick.

MAC Faux Satin


Overall, MAC Faux is very natural looking, so it goes well with probably any makeup look or outfit. Yay! I’m already saving up money for my next MAC purchase!

These MAC lipsticks are sold for around $14 – $16 dollars depending on where you live. In Europe I’ve spotted them for around €18 – €19 euros.

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  1. 12th March 2015 / 6:19 pm

    Are you dutch? Anyway I think you did chose a very nice color for your first MAC lipstick. MAC is an amazing brand and I love it. I also began with a lipstick and now I have many things. I’m going to follow you!

    • 12th March 2015 / 6:24 pm

      Yeah, dutchie here! ;P I can’t wait to expand my MAC collection, weeee!

  2. 12th March 2015 / 6:22 pm

    Aaah, wat een mooie nude kleur <3

  3. 12th March 2015 / 8:41 pm

    Oh wauw, wat een prachtig kleurtje!

  4. 13th March 2015 / 7:44 am

    Dit is echt zo’n mooie kleur! :)

    • 18th March 2015 / 7:20 pm

      Ja, heerlijk neutraal en toch apart!

  5. 13th March 2015 / 8:59 pm

    lovely ! ik hou van deze kleur!

  6. 16th March 2015 / 8:55 am

    Wauw supermooie kleur! Ik heb nu ook 2 lipsticks van mac en ze zijn geweldig!

  7. 31st March 2015 / 7:57 pm

    Wat is dit toch een onwijs mooie kleur, staat ook mooi bij je! Leuke blog heb je!

  8. 23rd May 2015 / 12:21 pm

    Love how this shade looks on lips and it is really natural. I have also recently bought my first Mac product (Pro longwear concelear) and I have been dreaming about their lipsticks for ages


    • 24th May 2015 / 7:58 pm

      I just recently got the pro longwear concealer as well!

  9. 27th July 2015 / 2:29 pm

    Damn you! Now I have to try it…. Aren’t you ashamed of yourself?

    • 28th July 2015 / 10:18 am

      I’m sure it will look gorgeous on you!

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