MAC Mineralize Rich Lipsticks in All Out Gorgeous, Style Surge, and Glamour Era: Photos, Swatches, and Reviews

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Have you ever avoided putting on lipstick due to having chapped lips? It’s such a sucky predicament, isn’t it? Imagine attending something that requires you wear makeup, but you have no choice but to sport a bare lip because they would only look even worse with lip color on. Shallow as I may seem, that’s marked as HORRIBLE in my book! 😮

When I encountered situations like those before, I would insist on wearing lipstick despite my lip peeling off but I would end up wiping it away after a short while, out of frustration with how it looked. There were actually times when my lips were so dry that wearing lip balm under my lipstick didn’t make a difference, so I went out with pale and unhealthy lips. Now that I look back to it, I wish I knew about the MAC Mineralize Rich Lipsticks earlier.

The MAC Mineralize Rich Lipsticks are described by MAC as “A 77-Mineral Moist Complex that instantly nourishes lips with maximum moisture in a lightweight, non-sticky formula,” and unlike their standard lipsticks, it’s packaged in a snazzy magnetic chubby lipstick tube. Its formula gives off a “medium shine finish” and a “buildable coverage,” giving back your chapped lips that plump and healthy appearance it normally has. It leaves broken lips feeling better after wear, too, thanks to the hydration its creamy consistency provides (no lip balm required)!

All of these are permanent shades, so you can go check your local MAC boutique if you’re interested in getting these colors. They’re more expensive at Php1,460.00 compared to the regular MAC lipsticks at Php1,000.00, but you’re also paying for more product since MAC Mineralize Rich Lipsticks come in 0.14oz tubes as compared to regular MAC lipsticks in 0.10oz tubes.

Scroll down to read my review and to see photos and swatches of the shades I got!

P.S. My lips were really dry and chapped when I took photos of the lip swatches (there was even a small cut), so the photos could attest to everything I said about the MAC Mineralize Rich Lipsticks above!

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick 01

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick 02

From L-R: MAC Mineralize Rich Lipsticks in All Out Gorgeous, Style Surge, and Glamour Era

From L-R: MAC Mineralize Rich Lipsticks in Glamour Era, Style Surge, and All Out Gorgeous on the back of my hand under natural light

The MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in All Out Gorgeous is described as a “deep warm red” on the MAC website, but frankly, I don’t know why it was labeled that way. I guess it’s dependent on the skin tone of the wearer? It appears rather cool toned on me (more in person than in the photo I included in this post). Regardless, among the three shades I got, this was my favorite!

Unfortunately, I honestly can’t think of any dupes I have of this color because the finish plays a huge part in how it looks when worn and its finish is pretty unique, at least compared to the other reds I have.

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick: MAC All Out Gorgeous Review Summary

Packaging: 5.0/5.0
Pigmentation: 5.0/5.0
Application: 5.0/5.0
Wear: 4.0/5.0
Longevity: 4.5/5.0
TOTAL: 4.7/5.0
  • Packaging: It came in a black chubby lipstick tube with magnetic enclosure.
  • Pigmentation: It’s very pigmented and it gave a good color payoff with medium opaque coverage and a slightly glossy finish. It’s also buildable so you can easily make it appear lighter or darker, depending on your preference.
  • Application: It glided effortlessly and it was very forgiving with mistakes despite its heavy pigmentation. It was easy to remove stray color with just my fingers.
  • Wear: It lives up to how it’s advertised—it’s indeed moisturizing yet still very lightweight. It barely settled into lip lines, but it did bleed outside of my lips after a few hours. It didn’t look bad, however; I just looked like I lined the outside of my lips since the color “bleeding” was very even. I wasn’t too fond of how it didn’t seem to set on my lips even after hours of wear, though. Color transfer was very apparent.
  • Longevity: It lasted around 5 to 6 hours on my lips without needing reapplication and with minimal fading, but again, it did make me look like I intentionally made my lips appear thicker because of the outward color slip. When I ate during the 5th-ongoing-6th hour, what was left of the color was merely a tint.

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in All Out Gorgeous on my lips under natural light

The MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Style Surge is described as a “neutral coral cream” on the MAC website, and it happens to be one of my all-time favorite coral lipsticks, not because of its color but because of its formula.

I said that because in terms of color, MAC Style Surge is not unique at all—I’ve got a number of shades that look very similar to it. There’s NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Lodhi, a warmer, more orange, and less pink version of it. There’s also Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Coral, which is lighter and slightly less pink. That also happens to be quite similar formula-wise, FYI, and I’ll be making a review of that this week. Other similar coral shades that come to mind are MAC Coral Bliss and MAC Sushi Kiss, but they both vary on the levels of pink and orange in the pigment.

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick: MAC Style Surge Review Summary

Packaging: 5.0/5.0
Pigmentation: 5.0/5.0
Application: 5.0/5.0
Wear: 3.5/5.0
Longevity: 4.5/5.0
TOTAL: 4.6/5.0
  • Packaging: It came in a black chubby lipstick tube with magnetic enclosure.
  • Pigmentation: It’s also very pigmented but it comes off more opaque than MAC All Out Gorgeous, yet it retains the glossy finish. It’s very buildable, too, and I noticed that swiping it on too much would make it look orange.
  • Application: Like MAC All Out Gorgeous, it applied effortlessly and undoing mistakes didn’t need the use of a makeup remover.
  • Wear: Although it’s also moisturizing and lightweight, unlike the other shades I got, this one settled into lip lines the greatest. It didn’t make my lips look as healthy as the others did despite making them feel very hydrated. Color transfer was also apparent, but it barely bled out of my lips.
  • Longevity: It lasted around 4 to 5 hours on my lips, but it barely left a tint when it faded because of its light shade.

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Style Surge on my lips under natural light

The MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Glamour Era is listed as a “mid-tonal warm brown frost” on the MAC website. I personally find it as a more neutral brown than warm or cool, but that could vary when applied on other skin tones. I think it’s a very flexible shade—it could go with so many other color palettes on the face, and it’s suitable for a lot of occasions (even for just a day in the office).

I don’t have a lot of brown shades, so I can’t really pinpoint a dupe for this color. Like with MAC All Out Gorgeous, its finish plays a huge part in how it looks when applied, so even if I have other lipsticks that look similar in the tube, they appear very differently on the lips.

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick: MAC Glamour Era Review Summary

Packaging: 5.0/5.0
Pigmentation: 5.0/5.0
Application: 5.0/5.0
Wear: 4.0/5.0
Longevity: 4.5/5.0
TOTAL: 4.7/5.0
  • Packaging: It came in a black chubby lipstick tube with magnetic enclosure.
  • Pigmentation: It’s more similar to MAC Style Surge than MAC All Out Gorgeous in terms of pigmentation, because it also gives an opaque coverage in addition to being very pigmented and buildable.
  • Application: Like the other MAC Mineralize Rich Lipsticks I have, this applied very easily. Correcting errors was effortless, too.
  • Wear: It’s a little thicker and feels a little bit heavier on the lips compared to MAC All Out Gorgeous and MAC Style Surge, but not to the point that it feels inconvenient. It’s still lightweight compared to other moisturizing formulas. It also settled into lip lines, but not as much as MAC Style Surge. Color transfer was still apparent, but it didn’t bleed outside of my lips.
  • Longevity: It lasted around 4 to 5 hours on my lips and didn’t leave a tint after fading, similar to how MAC Style Surge performed.

MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Glamour Era on my lips under natural light

Overall, the only downside I could think of about the MAC Mineralize Rich Lipsticks is that its formula is too creamy to the point that the color has a tendency to slip on the lips after a few hours. It’s no deal-breaker, though. I think it’s a pretty fair trade-off for how moisturizing this lip product is.

Do you have other MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick favorites? Which are they? Feel free to share your thoughts on the comment box below! :)

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  1. Victoria

    December 12, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    My lips are actually really dry but it favors matte lipsticks more (for some odd reason). I’ve tried a few non-matte lipsticks before and they always result to one thing – dry lips. The colors look great! Too bad they’re not matte. I prefer mattes over any other lip finishes.

    • Erika de Jesus

      December 12, 2014 at 8:54 pm

      That is odd, indeed. But hey, whichever works! 😆

      I personally love matte lipsticks too, but sometimes my lips really just can’t handle wearing them regardless of wearing lip balm or lip primer. Nagmumukhang niluto sa Maxipeel yung labi ko. :( Have you tried this formula? It’s my go-to whenever I can’t wear my favorite mattes!

  2. Erika

    December 13, 2014 at 8:28 am

    I expected a more intense color pay-off basing from the tube :-( but the colors are lovely!

    • Erika de Jesus

      December 13, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      Yeah, the color looks pretty light on skin compared to how it looks in the tube. It’s probably because of how creamy the formula is! And I agree, these colors are some of the bestsellers! :)

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