MAC Cut A Caper Lipstick Review

MAC Cut A Caper Lipstick Review 2

MAC Cut A Caper Lipstick Review

This weekend I’m excited to say that I have purchased my first ever MAC lipstick! I’ve never considered MAC as a go to brand for lipsticks especially with brands such as L’Oreal, Revlon and Rimmel who have an extensive offering of lipsticks already. However lately I’ve come across a fair few reviews about them so in order to see if they live up to their hype, I decided to buy one and chose the shade ‘Cut A Caper’.

The MAC lipsticks are packaged in a sleek graphite coloured case and is reminiscent of a bullet, with MAC’s trademark logo stamped along the centre.

MAC Cut A Caper Lipstick Review 1

From the lipstick bullet, Cut A Caper looks like a warm coral pink shade but applies like a pinky nude on my lips! It is quite pigmented with a lustre finish and on closer inspection there are actually some minute glittery specks which help add to the glossy sheen.

MAC Cut A Caper Lipstick Review 2

MAC Cut A Caper Lipstick Review 3

The lipstick feels really moisturising and keeps my lips looking plump and full, and I love the colour!  Also I’m not sure if all other MAC lipsticks have an individual scent, but Cut a Caper smells so lovely! It reminds me of candy floss or those tiny milk bottle sweets, nom!

MAC Cut A Caper Lipstick Review 4

MAC Cut A Caper Lipstick Review 5

Now that I own a lipstick by MAC I do see what the fuss is about! Although as much as I love it, there are still certainly much cheaper alternatives out on the high street so I would consider this more of a splurge item. Also the formula could be a more long lasting given the price you’re paying.

When I purchased my MAC lipstick from Selfridges I paid £13.50, but having looked directly on the MAC website they are £14 each. I imagine shops will soon go by the price stated on the website, but until then it’s probably worth looking in stores first if you’re looking to buy.

So do you own any MAC lipsticks? What’s your favourite shade? I’d love to hear your recommendations! 🙂

Love Sophia xo



  1. 23 July, 2012 / 3:36 pm

    I bought this yesterday. It's lovely but I prefer a bolder colour, great for day to day though x.

    • Sophia
      23 July, 2012 / 5:17 pm

      Yeah I’m quite surprised by the difference from the swatch and when it’s actually worn on the lips. I do like it though, but still on the hunt for a true coral shade x

  2. Beauty Bird
    23 July, 2012 / 4:35 pm

    Lovely shade, looks great on you!x

    • Sophia
      23 July, 2012 / 5:15 pm

      Thank you lovely 🙂 I was half expecting it to be the same colour when I swatched it, but I do still like it none the less! x

  3. 29 July, 2012 / 5:22 pm

    I love MAC’s products, and what a pretty lipstick! 🙂 It’s great for summer.

    Check out my blog if you feel like it 🙂

    • Sophia
      29 July, 2012 / 10:03 pm

      I love most MAC products as well 🙂 Lipstick wise though I’ll probably go for a different formula other than Lustre as this one melts too easily!

  4. Lesley
    31 July, 2012 / 8:28 pm

    I prefer the tube and swatch colour as well. Its warmer than on the lip. Ive got a clinique colour surge called exotic flower which is a really nice peachy pink. NYC do good colours (longlasting lipstick in smooch)

    • Sophia
      1 August, 2012 / 5:56 pm

      Yeah I wish the colour was the same in the tube and swatch too! Ooo I’ll have to check out NYC makeup! You can buy it from Superdrug right? x

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *