Rated 4.64 out of 5 stars
MAC has won me back. I may have strayed and gone to other brands, but with this lipstick, they've reeled me back in.
We've all heard of Ruby Woo, the universally flattering and iconic red. It's the red that has built up a cult following over the years. Almost every woman I know has at least one tube in her arsenal of lipsticks.
This latest launch by MAC has now introduced this beautiful red in a few new formulas, including the Powder Kiss Velvet Blur Slim stick. This formula is designed to basically have a matte finish but also provide moisture. Did you hear that? A matte lipstick that also provides MOISTURE! It's the holy grail. It's what everyone woman has been asking for! How can you not love it??
So after applying it, I found that it does have a more soft, subtle look than the original Ruby Woo. But I actually love that. I love that I can wear this lip color every day if I wanted to and I wouldn't look like a crazy person running around with a bright and bold red on a normal Wednesday afternoon. This leaves more of a soft, almost stained, look to your lips. And also, one swipe is more than pigmented. You won't need more. I did find that while it wasn't drying out my lips, it didn't last as long as the original matte formula. There was a bit of a transfer so I'd keep the lipstick nearby for touch-ups.
Lastly, can we take a second to appreciate the packaging of this lipstick? It is beautiful! The lipstick is housed in this very chic and sophisticated matte black casing with the MAC logo in gold. It is a sleek design and despite its slim silhouette, the weight of the casing feels good in your hand. It feels expensive and luxurious and I'm here for it! This lipstick does not look like your traditional bullet and you will always have room for it in your evening bag or little clutch.
All in all, I give this child of Ruby Woo an A. It's a matte lipstick that feels like a balm. The color payoff is good. It doesn't last as long as I would like, but I don't mind pulling this beautiful lipstick out to reapply. I do hope that MAC comes out with some more shades in this formula. Would love to see some nudes and browns like Whirl, Yash, or Taupe for the upcoming Fall season.
I was really hoping to love the velvet blur slimstick more than I do. The color and pigmentation is beautiful. I got Dubonnet Buzz and it's a lovely shade of pinky mauve. The packaging is luxe and sturdy. The formula is soft, smooth and definitely achieves the blurred lip look. However, it slides off with the lightest touch. Drink, eat, sneeze: it's gone. Barely touch my mouth: lipstick on my hands. I'll use it for the color, but not for any occasion where I don't want to be constantly reapplying.
EG from Arizona
I love the softness of the texture compared to some of the other mattes.
Toni from Chicago
Love long lasting and didn't bleed
Steff from Texas
How are all these reviews not talking about this wiping immediately off. It's a beautiful formula for color and feel. Looks really nice on and I'm not usually a matte finish girl. The problem is it wipes completely off. How on earth do they claim 12 hours. Do not buy this if that's what you are looking for and unfortunately that's why I did.
Yumabeauty from Yuma
I tried this as it came in a kit with my forever Macstack mascara and I was so impressed with how beautiful the color is and how smooth it feels on the lips. It's so seductive-like, just feels sexy on the lips! Love it and will try more colors!
Nikki from Austin Texas
I cant wear matte lipstick, matte tends to dry my lips. This glides on like a moisturizing lipcream, which I thought would work well for me, but it drys like a matte lipstick and I ended up with dried chapped lips. The lip color is beautiful though.
Holly from Pa
I love the slim style of the bullet and the packaging feels weighty and high quality. It's not drying at all and reminds me of the slim bullet L'Oreal lipsticks that came out earlier this year and I loved! The shade Spice World is on the cooler side of a medium brown making it perfect for fall. In some lighting I thought it was pulling too cool for me, but in the photo and brighter light I love how it looks. The formula is so smooth, slightly blurring, and lasts pretty well while drinking from my coffee cup. The color hangs on while drinking and I much prefer the feel of this formula over Mac's classic matte lipsticks which feel a little dry to me.
J from central coast CA
I must be one of the minority who never owned Mac lipsticks before. I'm happy to report that this purchase ended in a pleasant experience. This lipstick is perfect in a sense of texture, color payoff, user friendly application, and component. it smoothes my lips, makes my lips feel comfortable and hydrated. I bought them in Pumpkin Spice and Brickthrough. I really like both of them. They are one of the most beautiful lip colors I ever worn. highly recommend!
JT from Oregon
Brickthrough is my perfect warm reddish nude. I love that it is versatile to wear alone or with a gloss and looks amazing both ways! The slim packaging has a nice weight to it that I also really enjoy.
Kitty from Chicago
If I could give 6 stars to this lipstick I would! The light, slightly creamy feel belie the product's long lasting staying power. I enjoy the slender size as it seems easier to accurately apply to my sadly thin lips. ;) The color is a great everyday shade for my fair complexion and seems versatile enough to flatter most anyone. LOVE it so much. Thanks MAC.
Myrna from Florida
Very disappointed as this is advertise as long last lip wear and it comes right off.
Stacy from Texas
I have never used Mac lipcolor before. It is fabulous. It stays all day. I love the fall color!!
Lipstick Lover from Greensboro, NC
I was a die hard Bite Beauty fan and have been struggling to find colors that I love as much as that discontunued range. Finally I found colors I love as much! The formula is so comfortable and the packaging is gorgeous. Love the spice inspired colors!
L29 from NY
I love the formula but the lightest color was a hint to dark for me! Wish they had lighter colors.
Patty from Fresno, CA
Over The Taupe is the shade I got and I love it, super soft on the lips and great coverage.
Lolo from North Las Vegas
These lipsticks are amazing! They colors are so pretty and they don't wear off quick
Crystal from Lynchburg, Va
Love color for me!
MLo from Virginia
I had been curious about this new formula, and I love the blurred look. This is a great color, and the slim packaging is the best. I didn't find the blurred effect to be as dramatic as I had hoped, but it's a great product to throw in your purse.
Ginger from Prescott Valley, AZ
Trying this for the first time - love it. Easy on, and stays on.
MAC Shopper from USA
I always wanted to try on this slim stick and when the colors in red shades went on sale, I decided to get one. "Devoted in Danger" is slightly on orange side, easy glide on, moisturizing and stays for 3-6 hours with minimal touch up. I am curious to check out nude and pink shades in this series.
NurzPrn from Nashville
Great feel and color along with some staying power to get me thru my day.
Kirby from Wichita Falls
Absolutely live this product. I ate greasy food and it didn't budge, very pigmented, very easy to apply- goes on smooth like butter! Can be drying if lips arent properly moistened.
Mel from California
I've been repurchasing ever since I tried it. I like it for an everyday lipstick. Super moisturizing. Doesn't give me the cracky lipstick look. It does last quite a while, but not the whole day. It does wear off but it's still one of my favs.
Melanie from Sherman, TX
I bought the shade Love Clove, which is beautiful, but the formula is so drying that it looked terrible. I put lip balm on beforehand and ended up putting lip balm on top as well, but despite being less dry with balm on top, the color was extremely patchy. I wanted to love this, but I will be returning.
Mom runner from USA
A moisture-infused lipstick that provides 12 hours of on-trend, mega-bold color, and ultra-weightless wear in a single, velvet-soft swipe. It is not. My hubby said why is it not staying on? I am sitting at church. But, for the cost, I expect better from this product. I was told to put it on my bottom and top lip. It still came off.
The only thing that I like about this lipstick is the color.
Jennifer from DC Metro Area
I love this Kiss Velvet formulation; trying to get all the colors; I have 3 so far. My skin is dry so I love creamy lipsticks but it all comes off at dinner. Matte is too drying. This formula is the perfect blend. Can eat and still have pigment!