MAC Catharina Ultimate Lipstick Review

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Today, I have another awesome product for you all. 😀 Many, many thanks to our lovely IMBB team for this awesome gift. Yes, this is another gorgeous gift from IMBB. What could be a better gift for a lipstick lover!!! 😀 Without much ado, let us move onto the review 🙂

MAC Catharina Ultimate Lipstick

Product Description:
The epitome of contemporary luxury, MAC Ultimate combines ten new, high fashion lip colours with the sumptuous formula of our Mystery Powder. Utterly chic shades of Ultimate Lipstick glide on in a vivid palette ranging from haute fuchsia to a bright, ravishing orange, while Sheer Mystery Powder smoothes onto skin in luminous hues that are barely there. Perfectly encased in a modern, geometric design, this standout packaging features a sleek chrome finish in two cult-collectible designs, making these the most sophisticated accessories of the season. The perfect blend of high fashion colour and comfortable texture. Rich formula glides on with ease, creating perfect coverage and shine.

MAC Catharina Ultimate Lipstick

USD 23 for 4 g / 0.15 US oz.

MAC Catharina Ultimate Lipstick Ingredients

My Experience with MAC Catharina Ultimate Lipstick:

MAC launched their version of “luxe” makeup line in the form of their new Ultimate Collection. This collection includes 10 new lipstick colors and Sheer Mystery Compact powders. The MAC Ultimate Lipstick collection also includes three other Asia-exclusive shades namely Fashion Fruit, In Vogue and Lover’s Street. Also, all the shades in the collection are not totally new. Some of them, including Catharina have been launched previously in some or the other limited editions. Now, it is relaunched in permanent line, for good. 😀

MAC Catharina Ultimate Lipstick

Packaging:  The packaging is indeed luxurious, very gorgeous and curvaceous. 😛 Lipstick comes in a pretty sculpted case unlike the usual MAC lipsticks. The lipstick comes in a black carton which contains ingredients and other details. The carton and lipstick case have a glossy finish rather than the matte finish that MAC products usually have, but then it’s not new or innovative. Yes!!! It comes from the same limited edition range from where this shade comes!!! A couple of years back, MAC launched a limited edition – Marcel Wanders Collection back in 2010. This shade Catharina was also a part of this collection and the packaging also comes from the same.

Pink lipstick

MAC Catharina

Shade and Pigmentation:  Catharina is an awesome, bold, bright fuchsia shade. Though the lipstick looks cool-toned in the bullet, it would look good on both – the cool and warm toned beauties. The texture is soft and smooth and the lipstick glides on the lips like butter. I could see very minute shimmer particles in the bullet which provide a soft sheen and luminosity to the lips. The lipstick is non-sticky and applies evenly. The pigmentation is too good. The bullet deposits around 80% color in a single swipe, but the color can be layered and build easily, but on layering too much, it may settle into the lip lines. The lipstick does not bleed or feather. The lipstick does transfer onto cups and cutlery. The lipstick does not have any noticeable fragrance or taste.

Dark pink lipstick

MAC Catharina Ultimate Lipstick

Staying Power: The lipstick stays on my lips for around 4 hours with a little snack and few sips of water. After that, it leaves a chic, beautiful stain which is as strong as the lipstick itself. The stain lasted on me for almost the whole day. But with heavy meals, it faded from the centre of the lips and touch-up is a must. The lipstick is not drying at all, but not overly moisturizing.  It is hydrating enough that my dry lips did not feel the need to apply lip balm till the lipstick stayed on them. Lipstick/stain comes off easily with a lip makeup remover.

MAC Catharina Ultimate Lipstick

MAC Catharina Ultimate Lipstick swatch

Pros of MAC Catharina Ultimate Lipstick:

  • Gorgeous sculpted packaging.
  • Beautiful fuchsia shade.
  • Hydrating.
  • Bright shade, will perk up your face instantly.
  • No fragrance or taste.
  • Does not bleed or feather.
  • Leaves a pretty, equally strong stain behind.
  • Back to MAC policy is applicable on this product.
  • Comes off easily with a makeup remover.

MAC Catharina Ultimate Lipstick hand swatch

Cons of MAC Catharina Ultimate Lipstick:

  • Transfers a bit.
  • May settle into lip lines if layered too much.
  • Pricey (but then it’s MAC!).

Pink lips

Pink lips

IMBB Rating:


Would I Repurchase MAC Catharina Ultimate Lipstick?

Yes, obviously. I love this shade. Even my hubby (who generally is never bothered 😛 ) complimented me when I first wore this shade. I would never let this shade go out of my kitty. 😀

Do I Recommend MAC Catharina Ultimate Lipstick?

It is a lovely color and it stays true on lips too. I would definitely recommend this shade to everyone.

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8 thoughts on “MAC Catharina Ultimate Lipstick Review

  1. Hi Bakul,

    Its absolutely fantastic lipstick. I have 2 shades in it- Pink and Orange….n they are suppperrrr sexy.. I just love the taste and fragrance of it.
    My would be husband gifted it to me….so i definitely love the product.. 😉

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