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MAC Cosmetics recently came out with Mini MAC Lipsticks, small versions of their best-selling full-size lipsticks. Not only are these lipsticks super cute, but they’re also very travel-friendly and easy to take with you. Moreover, if you don’t wear a lot of lipsticks (or you have a lot of them as I do) a smaller version might be the perfect amount for you. I bought two Mini MAC Lipsticks to test out for you!
There’s a pretty wide variety of Mini MAC Lipsticks, from nude shades to berry shades and reds, you can pick which shades you would like in a petite version. I personally went for Velvet Teddy, the most icon lipstick shade MAC has and I didn’t have it in my collection yet, and for Mehr which is another well-known shade.
If you haven’t read it already, I like to Use 4 MAC Prep and Prime Products To Create A Steady Makeup Base and then top it off with a MAC Lipstick. This time, I topped off my makeup look with a MAC Mini Lipstick and I’ll tell you all about it!
Mini MAC Lipsticks in Velvet Teddy and Mehr
Look how cute they are! The packaging is the exact same as a normal full-size MAC lipstick but, obviously, smaller. The smell, as well as the formula, are all the same too, so if you already know you love the MAC formula then you only have to pick the right shade.
These mini’s contain 1.8 g / 0.06 US oz, a normal size lipstick contains 3 g / 0.1 US oz. The MAC Mini Lipsticks retail for $12 and the normal, full-size MAC lipsticks retail for $19. You get a little over half a full-size lipstick which I think is a pretty good price but also means that a mini lipstick is slightly more expensive compared to a full-size if you do the math.
Both the shades I got have a matte finish and high color payoff. The shades:
Caution: MAC Cosmetics advocates themselves as cruelty-free and even says they don’t test on animals. HOWEVER, it is required by law to test on animals in China and MAC Cosmetics does still sell their products there. This means that MAC Cosmetics is not considered cruelty-free. If you want to read more about this, please check out this article.
Velvet Teddy and Mehr Swatches
As always, the MAC Lipsticks are pigmented and easy to apply. They have the same, soft smell to it as the fullsize version which I really like. Both Velvet Teddy as Mehr are gorgeous. Velvet Teddy is one of the most prettiest nudes in my lipstick collection. A shade as Mehr is new in my collection but I understand why lots of people love this shade as well!
Both the mini MAC Lipsticks are super creamy and have a great pay off with just one swipe. Moreover, the lipsticks are pretty long-wearing as well. I can easily wear them for 3-4 hours without them budging. Besides that, I do think these are wearing off nicely as well. They fade slowly and slightly, without leaving crumbs or harsh lines.
Even though these lipsticks are matte on the lips, they’re not drying out the lips and basically feel like a normal, creamy lipstick but with a matte look. I personally really enjoy lipsticks like this!
One of the things that’s just a fact and I have to admit it, MAC lipsticks always will be my favorite lipstick formula. I have a lot of lipsticks in my collection and I have more I really love but no lipstick can top MAC lipsticks.
Have you ever tried a MAC lipstick? Let me know in the comments what your experiences are!