MAC Diva Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

by Fly Girl on February 2, 2011 · 76 comments

Ah the good old obsession with lipsticks! How can I help it. A woman can never have to many lip products. Can she? I mean if I dig in my bag right now I will come out with atleast 3 lip balms and 2 lipsticks. lol
But today I would be reviewing a lipstick, which does not belong to me but my mum.

MAC Diva Lipstick
It is called MAC Diva Lipstick and it is one of the few very lipsticks from Mac , which I can say can be staple to Indian skin tone.

Here is a little description of MAC Diva Lipstick

It is a intense reddish-burgundy with a matte finish in standard mac packaging case of 3g
Mac offers lipsticks in a number of finishes i.e amplified,amplified creme,cremesheen,dazzle,frost,glaze,lustre,matte and satin.

MAC Diva Lipstick
To me the satin is a personal favorite because it moisturizes the most without the added gloss and a satin finish.

The other reds to try bestsellers from mac are russian red,mac red and ruby woo.

But to my mum this is her red best. 🙂

Since the time we are born red or maroon or burgundy are the shades we often , I’dsay the most often see on woman in India.Our mothers make it their most worn lipstick regardless. With my mum atleast, this is the case.She has been and will wear deep reds or maroon lipsticks.

MAC Diva Lipstick

Mac diva is one such colour I have found which will be great on all skin tones.
I am an nc42(atleast in summers, I was) and you will see in the below given pictures how MAC Diva lipstick looks on my lips.

MAC Diva Lipstick on lips
Below are the pictures and pros and cons 🙂

MAC Diva Lipstick swatch

Pros of MAC Diva Lipstick

  • Beautiful burgundy! I would not actually call it a red but more to the maroonish burgundy family
  • You can see the difference in one of the pictures in which I am wearing a red colour on my nails and the diva swatch
  • For matte lovers this is very matte.No shine at all
  • It is an understated sort of burgandy . This lipstick is something that i would wear with a little black dress to a party.
  • Although it’s a matte lipstick but it is not very drying. But I do put on a balm under it when I wear it(very very rare)
  • Got the standard faint mac vanilla smell
  • 3g is a good quantity
  • I personally like the mac packaging. Classy.

CONS of MAC Diva Lipstick

  • Umm..The price.  Had it not been for my mum, I would have never brought this expensive lipstick.I think this is the one and only mac lipstick(me and my mum)we jointly own.
  • Matte can be very drying sometimes.
  • The stay power is around 4 hours, without eating.
  • It retails for about 15 USD and about Rs 900  or so in India which is a tad bit too much for a lipstick but again it is MAC

I am going to end this review with these lines which I love and follow :
“You see things; and you say, “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say, “Why not?” George Bernard Shaw

Have you tried MAC Diva Lipstick? Please rate in the box below

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rids February 2, 2011 at 6:06 pm

thts a very pretty color !!!!!


calicoaster February 2, 2011 at 6:20 pm

This is such a flattering color fly girl!! Lovely review!! 🙂 :))..Looking really god on your lips!! :-*


jomol February 2, 2011 at 6:25 pm

thats a lovely shade………..raspberry kinds na…………………


Sabrina February 2, 2011 at 6:34 pm

I have this shade but I have not yet used it, as it looks too dark for me. Jomol, it’s definitely not raspberry looking, it’s maroon-burgundy.


ramya February 2, 2011 at 6:34 pm

beautiful color…. and it looks very good on u…. 🙂


flygirl February 2, 2011 at 6:47 pm

thanku everyoneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

it is a red to be worn with a lbd sometimes!i sure hpe i get the guts to wear it out sometime


Prerana Sharma February 3, 2011 at 8:12 am

the color is really very girly…do u wear LBDs? :lashes: :lashes: :lashes:


Rati February 2, 2011 at 6:51 pm

The shade looks lovely on lips. It’s not as dark or maroonish as it looks in the tube. 🙂


flygirl February 2, 2011 at 6:51 pm

and the picture of my lips is in flash in real this one is as matte as any mac lipstick gets


Prerana Sharma February 3, 2011 at 8:19 am

oh by the way, Diva lipstick does makes u a Diva. so steal it from your mom!! 😉 😉


flygirl February 2, 2011 at 6:53 pm

yes rati not as dark as in tube also the flash effect and also it could be coz my lips are already pigmented and different lipsticks tend to come out differently based on you lip it might as well look different on your lips :victory: :victory:


flygirl February 2, 2011 at 6:54 pm

nd gabbar i love that saying!thankyou :aajanachle: he he


Ankita February 2, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Its a nice shade! Its not as dark as it appears in the tube and it looks really nice on your lips.


Natasha February 2, 2011 at 7:14 pm

ankita, i left a list pf pink lipsics on the ELF eye pencil page that day for u. but u did not even read :((


Ankita February 2, 2011 at 7:34 pm

I’m soo sorry :shame:. I’ll just see.


Ankita February 2, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Thank you Natasha! :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: I’ve written all the shades down. You’ve just given me 21 shades to explore!! You are the master of pink lippies.
And ‘coral pink’ that I bought is Moisture extreme only, not color sensational.
I just purchased my first Colorbar lippie ‘Flamingo’ from the soft touch range. Its a purplish pink with a metallic sort of finish. I didn’t like the texture so much. Wish I had seen your reccos earlier 🙁 I have exams from tomorrow for a week so no shopping till then :weep: :weep:


Natasha February 2, 2011 at 7:50 pm

i just checked. i have color sensational CB 41: coral pink. moisture extreme vanishes from my lips after 2 mins. so i was wondering after seeing your message as to how i could end up buying moisture range :toothygrin: u shud check out the coral pink in the color sensational range . as for flamingo, i ahve seen that shade but i dont like metaalic finish much. :(( the only colorbar lippie that i am gonna go for soon is “tempt me” from their full finish range. i am otherwise done with colorbar for the next 5 years at least :toothygrin:


Ankita February 2, 2011 at 8:02 pm

I just swatched it ws quite soft and since it was on 15% off I bought it. It stayed on my lips for abt 3-4 hours and left a tint when it vanished after 2 meals. I went back n purchased another shade. I am soo surprized cos I was totally off maybelline after buying CS in ‘extatic coral’. Its too way light for me and I hate the finish! I don’t know I bought it! I hadn’t tried revlon and chambor till then.


Natasha February 2, 2011 at 8:21 pm

ankita, extatic coral has a frosty/metallic finish wheras coral pink in CS has the same finish as moisture extreme ones but it stays longer. even within the same range maybelline has lot of varaitions. “hooked on pink” for isntance goes on a bit matte else i wouldnt have got it :toothygrin: when the Sa swatches it on your b hands u wiil feel the difference. also on the lips it goes opaque. this is not the case with other CS lipsticsks, besides i ahte their smell :toothygrin: so yeah there could be differnt finshes evn within the same range-just check :toothygrin:


Ankita February 2, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Extatic coral was my first lipstick ever and I just wanted a light shade so I bought it. I didn’t bother with Maybelline after that. But will check out ‘hooked on pink’. And also the 20 other shades you’ve recommended. I’M supposed to be studying n all I can think of it pink lipsticks :struggle:


Natasha February 2, 2011 at 9:38 pm

:lol2: :lol2: :lol2:


anisha February 2, 2011 at 7:31 pm

i want to use ursss this lipstick too … flygirl 🙂


bhumika February 2, 2011 at 7:33 pm

looks pretty on u :waytogo:


flygirl February 2, 2011 at 7:35 pm

ha ha anisha u can u knw that!


anisha February 2, 2011 at 7:38 pm

sexy lipi for sexy lips.. n its suiting u perfectly :yelo:


flygirl February 2, 2011 at 7:39 pm

thanku anisha!

its mums


Insiya February 2, 2011 at 11:56 pm

wow that’s some nice shade :))


flygirl February 18, 2011 at 10:30 pm

tahnku much insiya


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