MAC Avant Garnet & Dusty Grape Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

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MAC Avant Garnet Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a deep red with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly and comfortably across my lips in a fluid stroke.

The consistency was slightly firmer in the tube, but it wasn’t stiff to use, and it had good adhesion for longer wear. This shade lasted well for six and a half hours and felt non-drying over time.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • MAC Rocker (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • NARS Shirley (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Tarte Sandals (LE, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Sephora After Hours (23) (P, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Milani I Am Motivated (P, $6.99) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Goldie (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • YSL Fatal Carmin (309) (P, $39.00) is lighter (85% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Sedition (DC, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Lisa Eldridge Velvet Jazz (LE, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Vendetta (P, $38.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.1 oz. – $210.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying.

Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying.

The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

Browse all of our MAC Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Octyldodecanol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Silica, Tricaprylyl Citrate, Ozokerite, Isononyl Isononanoate, Paraffin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Microcrystalline WaxCera MicrocristallinaCire Microcristalline, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax Copernicia Cerifera Cera Cire De Carnauba, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Stearyl Stearoyl Stearate, Vanillin, Bht, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 21 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

MAC Dusty Grape Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a deep burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied somewhat evenly, but it was more prone to catching on lip texture and made my lip lines more prominent as a result.

The texture was lightweight, thin without being clingy, and it felt more comfortable than it looked, though it was more non-drying than hydrating. It stayed on well for six hours and left a stain behind.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Tarte Berry Mojito (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • Estee Lauder Nude Fatale (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Sephora Goddess (30) (P, $13.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Dior Ultra Poison (883) (P, $37.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Tarte High Dive (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Becca Maroon (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • ColourPop It’s Faux (LE, $7.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Payasa (P, $6.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC Jasper (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • YSL Topanga Sunset (150) (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.1 oz. – $210.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying.

Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying.

The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

Browse all of our MAC Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Octyldodecanol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Silica, Tricaprylyl Citrate, Ozokerite, Isononyl Isononanoate, Paraffin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Microcrystalline WaxCera MicrocristallinaCire Microcristalline, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax Copernicia Cerifera Cera Cire De Carnauba, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Stearyl Stearoyl Stearate, Vanillin, Bht, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 21 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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