Guide to MAC Lipsticks: Satin, Matte and Mattene

The three lipstick finishes that we'll cover today are full of coverage. They are long lasting. They are great! Here, we'll take a look at some of the choices.  Remember to click on the image to see it up close and personal!


What MAC Says: Colour-rich. Soft satin, semi-matte finish. Conditions while adding intense colour.

What ErinScandalous Says: A mix of Matte and Amplified.

While I don't own too many Satin lipsticks, some of MAC's most popular sellers are included here.  These include Snob, Siss, Twig, Cyber and X-S, among others.

Miss Dish (top) was one of the most sought after colors for Brown woman.  To this day, people still ask me if I know of any dupes for it! Freckle (bottom) was also a quite popular nude, which is now discontinued.

Matte Lipsticks

Ruby Woo (left), Viva Glam III (right)

What MAC Says: Pigment rich with intense colour pay-off. No-shine, all matte finish.

What ErinScandalous Says: Not too creamy, no shine at all.  Tend to last the longest. Sometimes drying.

You can never go wrong with a classic matte lip!  Other notable colors include Honey Love, Russian Red and Diva.  Ruby Woo (left) and Viva Glam III (right) are used on the covers of magazines and runways, and always will!



What MAC Says: With its streamlined design, this new slimline lipcolor features the traditional glamour properties of a matte lipstick—intense color and semi-matte velvety finish—while offering a creamier, softer, more glide-on application. Non-caking, non drying. Moisturizing and incredibly wearable yet absolutely matte. (via

What ErinScandalous Says: Very creamy, but no shine.  No shimmer. They last for hours on and and don't dry out the lips!

Mattene lipsticks are always limited edition, but they re-launch with every few collections.  Classic Dame (top) and Night Violet (bottom) are two of my favorite shades.