MAC Is Launching a Brand-New Powder Lipstick

Updated 04/20/19

There's something so great about MAC lipsticks. For starters, there are so many shades to choose from that you're guaranteed to find at least one that you're head over heels for. My personal MAC loves include Lady Danger (a vivid orange-red that makes me look tanned) and Whirl (a dirty rose). The textures are comfortable and long-lasting, and the matte textures have staying power. The pigments are also a thing of wonder—rich and opulent yet still flattering. Simply put, MAC lipsticks are brilliant.

But, as much as we love MAC lipsticks, there's a brand new line about to launch- and spoiler alert: it could be the best one yet. 

Seen backstage at fashion week, the MAC Powder Kiss Lipsticks give lips a softly-diffused kiss of colour, without feeling dry or at all powdery on the lips. 

Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, we tried out the lipsticks backstage at Roland Mouret S/S '19 and can confirm that the formula is more of a weightless lip balm than a dry, matte powder.

MAC Lipsticks: Powder Kiss Lipstick

There's going to be 16 shades in the line (the dreamy one above is called 'Lasting Passion') but you'll have to wait until October to get your hands on them.

Still, since we're impatient, I've put together an edit of some of the cult shades that make for a good starting point. Keep scrolling to see the 15 MAC lipstick shades worth puckering up for.

Shade: Russian Red

MAC Matte Lipstick in Russian Red $17

An intense blueish red, it's the perfect red for pale complexions.

Shade: Girl About Town

MAC Amplified Lipstick in Girl About Town $17

A rich and ultra-creamy blue-toned fuchsia, it flatters most skin tones.

Shade: Media

mac lipstick: MAC Satin Lipstick in Media
MAC Satin Lipstick in Media $17

Creamy and buildable (from sheer to full coverage), this satin-finish lipstick in an intense reddish-purple shade is perfect for winter.

Shade: Brave

mac lipstick: MAC Satin Lipstick in Brave
MAC Satin Lipstick in Brave $17

Another satin-finish lip shade that I adore is Brave. A lot of people with fair and medium skin tones describe this as giving an MLBB (my lips but better) effect.

Shade: Heroine

mac lipstick: MAC Matte Lipstick in Heroine
MAC Matte Lipstick in Heroine $17

According to numerous reviewers on internet forums, this shade flatters all skin tones—from fair to dark. It's seriously purple, so you may find you need to get used to it.

Shade: Cyber

mac lipstick: Satin Lipstick in Cyber
MAC Satin Lipstick in Cyber $17

Want to make a statement? Try this intense blackish purple, and pair it with the Cyber World Lip Pencil (£13) to ensure a long-lasting finish.

Shade: Honeylove

mac lipstick: MAC Matte Lipstick in Honeylove
MAC Matte Lipstick in Honeylove $17

This matte, beige-toned rose lipstick is a popular choice for fair-, medium- and olive-skinned shoppers.

Shade: Sin

mac lipstick: Matte lipstick in sin
MAC Matte Lipstick in Sin $17

A versatile blue-red color, this looks great on fair and dark skin tones.

Shade: Paramount

mac lipstick: Satin lipstick in paramount
MAC Satin Lipstick in Paramount $17

Want to nail that '90s vibe? This reddish brown is the shade Jennifer Aniston used to wear on the hit TV series Friends.

Shade: Morange

mac lipstick: Amplified lipstick in morange
MAC Amplified Lipstick in Morange $17

From the Amplified line, this is an ultra-creamy full-coverage lipstick. The bold orange shade makes for the perfect holiday color.

Shade: Lady Danger

mac lipstick: Matte lipstick in Lady Danger
MAC Lady Danger $17

Alongside Ruby Woo, this orange-red is a backstage favourite at fashion shows. It makes paler skin tones look like they have a tan.

Shade: Whirl

mac lipstick: Matte lipstick in Whirl
MAC Matte Lipstick in Whirl $17

Described as a "dirty rose" colour, this lipstick gets the most internet hits (around 5000 searches per month in the UK alone).

Shade: Ruby Woo

mac lipstick: Retro matte lipstick in Ruby Woo
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo $17

Seriously matte, this vivid blue-red shade has gained a cult status over the years. The formula is very dry, so you may want to layer with a little balm.

Shade: Velvet Teddy

mac lipstick: Matte lipstick in Velvet Teddy
MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy $17

A blogger favourite, this matte, beige-toned lipstick is so popular that it has a matching EDP perfume (£35) made up of bergamot, ginger, tobacco flower, vanilla orchid and wild honey.

Shade: Candy Yum Yum

mac lipstick: Matte lipstick in Candy Yum Yum
MAC Matte Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum $17

Another iconic MAC lipstick, this neon pink seems to magically suit every skin tone.

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