Mac Lustering Lipstick Review & Swatches

by Mehak Shahani on March 16, 2014

in Grade B+, Lip Products, Lipsticks, MAC, Reviews

You know how you sometimes find a 500 Rs note in your old jeans pocket. Its like that feeling of happiness that makes you want to jump around and be like this:




For me, its the same feeling when I do a ‘ Back to Mac’ purchase ! For the ones who dont know, Back to Mac is when you return 6 old Mac products and you get a mac lipstick for absolutely free. Surprisingly enough, I only did my first back to mac yesterday when I bought this Lustering Lipstick !!!


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Honestly, pretty much all mac lipsticks which I thought would look good on me , I have in my stash I have, so its getting harder and harder to pick out new colors but lustering was exactly the kind of lipstick I was looking for. Its a medium rose pink- great as an everyday pink without being brown, and nice enough for an effortless breezy brunch date ! This is a really nice pink for medium and even darker skin tones- its muted and has a warm undertone !

Lustering is a lustre finish by Mac. This means these are semi sheer, and they dont last as long as some of the other finishes do , however personally with summer approaching, lustre finishes are always great to have because they are incredibly lightweight and give this juicy, glossy effect. My favourite mac lipsticks continue to be cremesheens, but I do like the lustre finishes too!





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Mac lustering lipstick: Left Without Flash, Right: With Flash


- Will suit almost all Indian skintones

- Incredibly lightweight

- Pigmentation can be built up

- Non drying

- Great glide and slip



- Semi sheer so if you have pigmented lips and are looking for full coverage you may not like this

- Last for about 4 hours

- Dupeable color!

Verdict: B+

Price: Rs 1190/-

Possible DupesFaces Satin Matte Jazzberry Jam

Recommendation: Mac Lustering Lipstick is a great addition to my summer pink lipstick stash. I like that its juicy, and lightweight so its perfect for the hot summer months. This one will look great on mediu skintones like mine or even deeper ones!

Also read about my other favourite Mac lipsticks: Mac Mocha Lipstick  . (Psst I have a new lipstick by Mac that ismy absolute current favourite- shall talk about that soon!)

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Arzoo March 16, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Wooo it looks super fun to get a lippie in return of 6 products, me also want to do that someday, coming to the lippie, it looks so sheer but you totally rocked it, you look absolutely lovely in the pics.


Lisha@HeartBowsMakeup March 16, 2014 at 2:12 pm

I love such pinks! This color deserves much more attention than it actually gets. You rocked it <3


mehak March 16, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Yeah its one of the not very talked about lipsticks Gets lost behind impassioned etc


S March 16, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Yummy colour! Reminds me of strawberries…lol! ;) It looks like a lipstick cum lipgloss….perfect texture and finish!


mehak March 16, 2014 at 2:39 pm

It does have great texture and finish. For summers i love this juicy kind of effect!


laks March 16, 2014 at 2:33 pm

WOW!! Back to MAC sounds great, but I don’t own 6 MAC products :(. I love such shades for daily wear. You are looking pretty as ever :)


mehak March 16, 2014 at 2:38 pm



Sumathi March 16, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Very pretty shade indeed. There are so many other shades equally gorgeous as the famous ones, but they get shadowed by the best sellers..
I really like the finish of this lipstick..


Aayushi March 16, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Oh i just love this color…. I own this shade too.. and its one of my favorite pink shades……. <3 <3
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Supria March 16, 2014 at 4:07 pm

This looks very similar to my fav MAC pink lipstick – MAC Sweetie. It suits you really well Mehak :) Lustre finishes are my fav in MAC.


Ramya UrsGorgeously March 16, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Looks super pretty on you Mehak!!


Mayuri March 16, 2014 at 5:16 pm

this shade looks fab on you <3


Richa March 16, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Looking good on you Mehak


Gowthami March 16, 2014 at 6:09 pm

Looks fab on you mehak!


Shweta March 16, 2014 at 7:12 pm

Hi Mehak, which MAC lipsticks do you have? … I really adore your choice of colors! … Also, wanted to let you know that I & my sister have started following your daily go-to-look ie. simple black eyeliner, no kohl, light bush and MLBB lipshade!


mehak March 16, 2014 at 8:38 pm

Aww thanks shweta !
send me your pics i wanna see :)
Shweta, i love quite a few…actually why dont i do a post on it..


Shikha March 16, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Lovely shade.. I have to wait for really long to finish 6 shades and get myself a B2B MAC lipstick


Bhuvana March 17, 2014 at 1:06 am

Perfect and very much wearable shade :)


Meghana March 17, 2014 at 8:02 am

this shade is great. wearable with everything. I liked the finish too. :)


krithi March 17, 2014 at 8:03 am

I like this color :)
and I love back to mac concept …i have already once bought one lipstick ;)


Shivi@COSMOCHICS March 17, 2014 at 9:51 am

Great shade for summers! I like the finish, it looks so soft on lips!!!
…looks gr8 on you!


Shreya March 17, 2014 at 10:41 am

Aaahh such a pretty shade ! looks gorgeous on you sweetie <3 <3


Aditi March 17, 2014 at 2:34 pm

This is such a pretty pink! But yes, quite dupable.. it looks lovely on you :)


Rashmi March 17, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Pretty shade…looking beautiful on you Mehak…:-)


Clothes and Creativity March 18, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Such a spring-y shade!


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