MAC Giambattista Valli Lipsticks: Review + Photos + Swatches

MAC Giambattista Valli Lipsticks

If you love MAC makeup like I do, you knew these MAC Giambattista Valli Lipsticks were coming. And, of course, I was prepared for the massive haul that was coming with this release. I stayed up past midnight the night before just to be one of the first to order these online – and I hardly ever stay up that late! I wouldn’t know what to do with myself if they were sold out, I just couldn’t bring myself to that. The MAC Giambattista Valli collection was officially released in stores and online on July 9th but you weren’t able to order them online until some time that morning. I swear their website was on the verge of crashing because it was super slow!! It took me almost 2 hours just to get my order in but by noon, my worries were over. My order was officially placed and I was super excited!!

MAC Giambattista Valli Lipsticks

MAC Giambattista Valli Lipsticks
Left to Right: Tats, Charlotte, Eugenie, Margherita, and Bianca B

MAC Giambattista Valli Lipsticks

First, let me say that these are true matte lipsticks. Matte lipsticks are dry and if you have any flakes on your lips, they’ll become more pronounced. I suggest you get rid of any flakes first and maybe even use a primer before applying the lipstick. Also, matte lipsticks settle into your lip lines and can leave a bit of a stain on your lips. More so with the darker shades – but don’t all dark colored lipsticks do that anyway? I honestly don’t mind the staining because I’d rather have a little color on my lips than no color at all. You can easily get rid of the color with makeup remover or just let it wear away on its own.

I’m really glad that MAC chose to release a Crystal Glaze Gloss with this collection. It not only adds a touch of fabulousness by transforming the matte finish to a glossy finish, but it also provides moisture for your lips. It has a unique pearlescent finish and can be worn over the lipsticks or alone.

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Now on to the swatches….

MAC Giambattista Valli Lipsticks

First up is my least favorite color in this collection (I like to save the best for last!). MAC Bianca B Lipstick is described as a “pale white pink”. It is truly a very pale pink with a strong white undertone. I don’t think this color would look good on every complexion, including mine. It makes me look washed-out! I really thought this would be my favorite color of the bunch but it turned out to be the opposite. I applied several coats of the lipstick and it managed to settle into every single one of my lip lines. This one really needs a primer or some other base to minimize some of the lip line issues.

MAC Bianca B Lipstick
MAC Bianca B Lipstick

Next up is the MAC Margherita Lipstick which is described as a “yellow bright peach”. It is a bright light coral-orange color with warm undertones and a satin finish. This was my second least favorite but I think it would look nicer on someone with a lighter or darker complexion.

MAC Margherita Lipstick
MAC Margherita Lipstick

Now the MAC Charlotte Lipstick I really like and I don’t tend to like red lipsticks on me. This one is described as a “rich yellow red”. It’s a medium-dark red with subtle, cool undertones and a mostly matte finish but definitely had some moisture. It had good color payoff that covered the lips evenly and smoothly.

MAC Charlotte Lipstick
MAC Charlotte Lipstick

The MAC Eugenie Lipstick is described as a “dark cherry with blue undertone”. It is a deep, purple wine color with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. Perfect for a vampy look!

MAC Eugenie Lipstick
MAC Eugenie Lipstick

And my favorite of the bunch is the MAC Tats Lipstick which is described as a “bright hot pink”. It is a bright medium-dark fuchsia pink with a satin-matte finish. I ❤ ❤ this color!!

MAC Tats Lipstick
MAC Tats Lipstick

All of these lipsticks stay on for hours – wear time is 4+ hours.

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Have you purchased any lipsticks from this collection yet? What do you think about these? I’d love to know!

Until next time lovelies!!

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46 thoughts on “MAC Giambattista Valli Lipsticks: Review + Photos + Swatches

      1. Yeah I noticed that?! Strange…oh well, good for us. Maybe bc it sold out too soon & people couldn’t get their hands on them. But not us! We stalked MAC. hahahah We know what’s good 😉 xxoxoxoxo

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      2. you know what – i waled by the mac near me yesterday – and the whole display was taken down – WACKY ………. We do know what’s Good – HA – i am so glad i ran – xoxoxoxxoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxo ❤

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      3. Really? they got rid of it, oh my that is wacky!!! hahaha you ran and i spent 2 hours online just trying to purchase. OMG I thought their site would crash. By mid afternoon they were all sold out online. Crazy!!! xxxxxxx

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      4. 2 HOURS – that’s freaking love – LOL XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO well – feel extremely lucky then HAHAH i do 🙂 u know what i think is gonna happen now – the weird fakes are gonna show up as being LKE them – i betcha that is already happening – u know u love lipstick when u get so in-depth ,…..LOL XO C

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      5. They still have it available online…lipsticks no but the gloss yes….you can get it online. I’ve worn the gloss alone…it doesn’t have color but has a pearlescent shine…it’s so pretty. xxxx You have an amazing night too love !! xx

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      1. Maybe you could blend it with another shade? I’ve been able to do that with some old lipcolors and it worked out alright… haha! There’s just something in me that has to figure out how to make things work sometimes!

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      2. Haha, yes!! You are so right! I am the same way too…hey, I’ve spent the money so I HAVE To make it work! I think a base of some other color or add lip liner to it, color it in a bit and it should work. Totally agree!!! xx

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      1. Ha ha. Hey it payed off! I hesitated on purchasing it online and 5 minutes later it was sold out!!! That’s what I get for waiting! You’re the first person I’ve seen who was able to get the whole collection.

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    1. Yeah I’m love with Tats too! It’s my fav of the whole collection. I agree with the light pink one, Bianca B. I had high hopes for that one but turned out to look terrible on me BUT I think if you color it in with a lip liner or combine it with another lipstick, it might look better…otherwise I’ll never use it. I hear you on spending lol….I have an enormous makeup case and its almost full…I need to stop! xxxx ❤

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    1. Totally agree! I didn’t get to try it at the counter or else I wouldn’t have bought it either. I ended up buying the entire collection online as soon as it released for fear they would sell out by the time I got to the store. And good thing I did because they quickly sold out. Bianca B. is currently sitting in my makeup case collecting dust. haha. I’ll probably end up giving it to one of my friends because I can’t stand the way it looks on me. I was bummed because I really thought that would be the nicest one. Oh well. Anyway, thanks for reading and giving me some love on my site 🙂 I just followed you back and will check yours out. xxxx ❤ 🙂

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