MAC x Proenza Schouler Mangrove matte lipstick review

MAC x Proenza Schouler Mangrove matte lipstick review

About a week ago, I previewed the MAC Proenza Schouler collection. Well it has finally launched and I am officially IN LOVE with the packaging. I only picked up one piece during the online launch, MAC Proenza Schouler Mangrove matte lipstick, but I plan on swatching everything instore tomorrow (and buying more) when it launches.

MAC Proenza Schouler Mangrove lipstick
MAC Proenza Schouler Mangrove lipstick is one of 4 lipsticks in the collection. It’s a bright clean orange-red matte.
MAC Proenza Schouler lipstick
The packaging is to die for. It’s very Tom Ford-esque in its style and construction, and the coloring is a beautiful chrome ombre.

MAC Proenza Schouler Mangrove lipstick
The lipstick tube is very sturdy and you get as much product as the permanent line (only this costs a premium price because of the LE packaging).

MAC Proenza Schouler Mangrove matte lipstick
The matte formula is creamy, opaque, super pigmented and even a little hydrating!

MAC Proenza Schouler Mangrove
I am REALLY glad I grabbed this during launch without hesitation. It is stunning!

MAC Proenza Schouler Mangrove lipstick swatch
Compared to MAC Scarlet Ibis, another LE color that came out more recently in the Marilyn collection, Mangrove is a bit more red, less orange. And I’d even say more subtle.

OVERALL I’d say this one is a winner! I hate paying a major premium on LE packaging ($30 CAD with tax!) but this is super collectible and gorgeous.

WHAT ARE YOU PICKING UP IN STORE TOMORROW?