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#MACColourRocker: The Pretty And The Not So Pretty

I was lucky enough to receive seven lipsticks for reviewing purposes from the MAC ColourRocker Limited Edition Collection ($17). I was pretty excited as the internet was going crazy over this collection featuring a rainbow of colours.

MAC Colour Rocker Lipsticks
MAC ColourRocker Blue Bang! Lipstick

This collection is frankly a breath of fresh air from the usually safe neutral lip that we have all become used to. With a myriad of colours ranging from electric blue to mint green to lavender, ColourRocker features a rainbow palette to satisfy even the “weirdest” of beauty junkies – and I mean “weird” in the most endearing sense.

Each of the 28 lipsticks in this collection are matte and very pigmented, so what you see is what you get. Lavender is truly lavender, army green is truly army green and sky blue is perfectly sky blue.

My MAC ColourRocker Shades

MAC ColourRocker Lipsticks
From l to r: Secret#, Forbidden Sunrise, Night Mint, Feeling Fizzy, Darling Clementine, Uncontrollable
Blue Bang!

I received the following:

  • Forbidden Sunrise – a creamy matte traffic-cone coloured orange perfect for summer – loved this – particularly pretty on blondes;
  • Darling Clementine – super electric/neon matte orange that is surprisingly easy to wear on my chocolate-toned skin;
  • Night Mint – a pale steely grey with a hint of green that unfortunately, I could not pull off to save my life;
  • Feeling Fizzy – the happiest bright, matte Barbie-pink that is definitely coming with me to Barbados;
  • Secret# – a true, matte chocolate brown that was too flat and one-dimensional for my skin tone. Made me look lipless;
  • Uncontrollable – a matte, orangy-peach shade with a hint of terracotta that I think would be stunning on red heads; and
  • Blue Bang! – a mid-toned blue, cerulean, if you will, that is very flattering on very pale skin – think “Snow White”. I was really hoping this would be a brighter blue. I think I could rock that!
MAC ColourRocker Blue Bang Lipstick
Blue Bang! packs a punch
MAC ColourRocker Swatches on Arm
From top to bottom: Uncontrollable, Darling Clementine, Feeling Fizzy, Night Mint, Forbidden Sunrise, Secret#

I took some swatch shots on my arm to give you a flavour of what they looked like. I would happily wear the Forbidden Sunrise, Darling Clementine and Feeling Fizzy for every day looks. Personally, I would apply these three colours with a light hand to give me a wash of colour. I’m not cool enough to pull them off when applied heavily. I guess I’m more conservative than I thought!

The other four colours sadly, I would leave for Halloween.

MAC ColourRocker Lipsticks Whole Collection

Complete MAC ColourRocker Limited Edition Collection

  • Digging It Rich
  • Bunnybeams
  • Indigo-Go
  • Uncontrollable
  • Darling Clementine
  • Mud Wrestler Creamy
  • Gritty Girl
  • Secret
  • Flatter Me
  • Instant Icon
  • Blue Bang!
  • Jean Genie
  • Evening Buzz
  • City Slick
  • Night Mint
  • Breathing Fire
  • Carmine Rouge
  • Forbidden Sunrise
  • Into the Madness
  • Deep With Envy Forest
  • Matte Royal
  • In the Spirit
  • In My Fashion
  • Yellow You Dare?
  • Feeling Fizzy
  • Mean Green Machine
  • Show and Teal

The MAC ColourRocker Collection is available online and in stores for a limited time now. What is your favourite colour?

Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. March 13, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    Wow, those are some amazing lip shades. Although I don’t think I’d ever wear the blue lipstick, I really love how pigmented it is on your hand.

    • Dominique
      March 13, 2017 / 8:45 pm

      Hey Cheryl! The blue is hard to wear. I think you’d need a really crazy funky style to match it. You’re so cool you could probably pull it off though!

  2. March 13, 2017 / 1:10 pm

    Wow amazing shades by MAC! I’m so happy that theres such a variety in colours to choose from. I love Forbidden Sunrise , it screams SUMMER!!

    • Dominique
      March 13, 2017 / 1:12 pm

      Maha – you’d love the collection! A lot of the lipsticks are really “out there”, but still so fun! Feeling Fizzy is my fave!

    • Dominique
      March 13, 2017 / 2:57 pm

      There are some really cool ones for sure!

  3. Adaleta
    March 13, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    Wow I can’t believe how many there are! That is pretty cool!

    • Dominique
      March 13, 2017 / 8:45 pm

      Thank you, Tanvi! I do consider myself lucky to have been able to review them!

    • Dominique
      March 13, 2017 / 8:46 pm

      Hey Debbie! Sigh – I know, but most of them were hard to pull off. I planned on doing a Youtube review but I just never have the time!! Thanks for your kind words!

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