MAC Cosmetics Julia Petit Boca, Acai and Petite Red lipstick review

MAC Cosmetics Julia Petit Boca, Acai and Petite Red lipstick review

The MAC Julia Petit lipsticks sold out in near record time, I mean I haven’t seen a MAC blitz like that since the Marilyn Monroe collection! Luckily with my speedy reflexes I was able to grab all three to test out and review. And don’t worry, if you missed out I have some comparisons below!

MAC Cosmetics Boca Acai Petite Red lipstick
The first to sell out was Boca, followed by Acai and Petite Red. To be honest, these aren’t that hard to dupe, but the LE packaging is slick (perfect for collectors).

MAC Cosmetics Julia Petit lipstick
Shiny patent black with an orange-y gold monogram, reminiscent of the shiny black tubes from holiday collections past.

MAC Cosmetics Julia Petit Boca satin lipstick
BOCA – Soft pink nude satin

MAC Cosmetics Julia Petit Boca lipstick
This a very creamy and pigmented nude, it’s neutral (not too pink, not too brown or orange), and it isn’t patchy.

MAC Cosmetics Julia Petit Boca satin lipstick look
On my NW15 skin, it is fairly flattering, just a touch less pink than my actual lip shade.

MAC Cosmetics Julia Petit Boca lipstick swatch comparison dupe Twig Oxblood
Twig is the same tone but a couple shades darker. Oxblood is matte and warmer/more orange. I don’t have an exact dupe for this, but I have heard MAC Faux is similar.

MAC Cosmetics Julia Petit Acai matte lipstick
ACAI – Vivid deep violet matte

MAC Cosmetics Julia Petit Acai lipstick
This is more of a berry shade than a deep violet, and I was definitely hoping for something deeper and cooler. It goes on very creamy and eventually dries down quite matte.

MAC Cosmetics Julia Petit Acai matte lipstick look
The colour is really stunning and not too bright. I think this would work on virtually any skintone.

MAC Cosmetics Julia Petit Acai lipstick swatch comparison dupe Rebel

Rebel is a bit darker and satin. Vasanti Mad Love is a lighter/pink and a bit more matte.

MAC Cosmetics Acai Julia Petit compared to Fashion Revival lipstick
Fashion Revival is similar, just a bit more red. (This shows how shiny the matte formula is before it dries down)

MAC Cosmetics Julia Petit Petite Red satin lipstick
PETITE RED – Strawberry cream satin

MAC Cosmetics Julia Petit Petite Red lipstick
This shade is a very nice hot pink red. It’s creamy, hydrating and very pigmented. I only had to swipe twice for this colour payoff!

MAC Cosmetics Julia Petit Petite Red lipstick look
Petite Red is a nice alternative to a classic red, it’s a warm red fuchsia that just doesn’t quit (seriously, this one and Acai both left a gorgeous raspberry on my lips).

MAC Cosmetics Julia Petit Petite Red lipstick swatch comparison dupe
Love Goddess is cooler/more pink, Clinique Mightiest Maraschine is a bit darker, a touch cooler and more sheer.

Were you able to snag any of the MAC Julia Petit lipsticks? Did you grab anything else from the collection?

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  • I’m kind of super glad Petite Red sold out so fast. I wanted it but I really didn’t need another “almost red” shade. Good lord it’s pretty though.

    • Yea it’s really dupeable, but still pretty. I am so torn about the upcoming MAC is Beauty collection too. How many lipsticks do I need? (all of them?)

      • This is bad. I keep coming back here to stare at Petite Red…

  • Oh yay the dupe lists are back! Bocca is really pretty, and so is the packaging of them all.But I already know what’s next on my mac shopping list 😉

  • I love all of them! My favourite is Boca though. I appreciate the dupe list too, since these are LE!

  • Omg all of these colors are gorgeous, especially Boca!! I haven’t been a big fan of MAC lipsticks in the past, but they seem to be creamier now than before?

  • All three of these shades are gorgeous on you, Julie! xo

  • Joann

    I got Petit Red and the Linda blush. I have heard great things about both (still waiting for my package).

  • Nicole

    Boca looks nice! I don’t need more nudes, but I would buy boca just because means mouth in spanish and portuguese

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