MAC Archie’s Girls – Betty Lipsticks: Photos, Swatches and Reviews

MAC released three Lipsticks for each side of the Archie’s Girls collection… Three for Betty and three for Veronica. The Betty Lipsticks are all softer and more pastel-like colors, which makes sense, as Betty is the sweet girl next door. These Lipsticks are certainly more tame than the three that represent Veronica, so I imagine that many people would find these to be more wearable day to day. Two of the Lipsticks are brand new and have never been released before, while Oh, Oh, Oh is a repromote… I bought Oh, Oh, Oh in the past, so that’s why the packaging is the normal MAC type. The one released with Archie’s Girls has the Betty packaging as seen below.

Like the rest of the products in the Archie’s Girls collection, these Lipsticks have special packaging. They come in a white box with the Archie’s Girls logo and feature either Betty or Veronica on the white tube, depending on which half of the collection the Lipstick is from. To me, the packaging is cute and unique rather than outrageously bright or over the top, so you’ll most likely get compliments when you pull this from your makeup bag to touch up!

Betty Lipstick Packaging

MAC Lipsticks typically wear for 4-6 hours… Longer with Prep + Prime Lip and a liner of some sort. They apply smoothly and have good color payoff. MAC Lipsticks have a faint vanilla scent and no taste.

The Lipsticks from the Archie’s Girls collection are limited edition and are available now at MAC counters, stores, and online at www.maccosmetics.com. As far as I know, all but Oh, Oh, Oh are sold out online but MAC is planning on releasing some more stock of them soon on the website, so keep checking back! Like other MAC Lipsticks, these contain 3 g / 0.1 US oz of product. Unlike other MAC Lipsticks, these sell for $16.50 rather than the usual $15 but that’s typical with collections like this that have special packaging.

Betty Lipstick Labels

Betty Lipsticks

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Lipsticks swatched on NC15 skin.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Lipsticks swatched on NC15 skin.

Betty Bright

Betty Bright

Photo taken using natural sunlight and additional light from my OttLite makeup mirror.

Photo taken using natural sunlight and additional light from my OttLite makeup mirror.

Betty Bright (Satin):   Betty Bright is a “light vibrant peach” with a Satin finish… It is a medium, warm toned, peachy-pink coral with a soft satiny sheen. It gave good color payoff and coverage and applied smoothly. While I can’t find a perfect dupe for this, it’s similar to a lot of colors MAC releases with Spring collections, so you may want to shop your stash before you rush to get this Lipstick, or at least don’t be too disappointed if you can’t find this one! For a liner, you can use something neutral like Subculture or Naked Lip Pencils from MAC just to define and keep the lipstick from fading or feathering… If you want a bit more contrast or an ombre look, try one like Lasting Sensation or even Cherry. If you like to layer a gloss over your lipstick, either Kiss & Don’t Tell or Summer Sweetheart Lipglass look nice… Both are part of the Betty half of the Archie’s Girls collection.

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Girl Next Door

Girl Next Door

Girl Next Door on LipsGirl Next Door (Lustre):   Girl Next Door is described as a “vivid blue pink” and has a Lustre finish… It’s a light-medium, bright, cooled toned pink with a subtle, champagne-tinged shimmer. Honestly… I can’t think of a more perfect, soft girly pink for Spring! It applied smoothly and didn’t tug like some Lustres of the past seem to and gave me about 3-4 hours of wear before fading. It also gave fantastic color payoff! While it’s not opaque, that’s not what I expected in the first place with a Lustre, as they’re intended to be somewhat sheer, but it did cover better than many do… I’m actually beginning to think that MAC has either improved their Lustre formula or I’ve just learned to appreciate it more haha. Since it’s not too light, this is a flattering pink for everyone. You can use nearly any pink liner with this, but I like Dervish Lip Pencil from MAC. If you want to layer a gloss over this lipstick, Stay Sweet Lipglass, which is also part of the Betty side of this collection, is the perfect one! You could also do Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass if you want to bring out the cool tones a bit more.

Overall Rating:   4 / 5

Application: 4

Coverage:  3

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Oh, Oh, Oh

Oh, Oh, Oh

Oh, Oh, Oh on LipsOh, Oh, Oh (Lustre):   Oh, Oh, Oh is a “sheer brown plum” with a Lustre finish… It’s a medium, warm toned bronzed plum with a golden shimmer. This lipstick was previously released, so that’s why the packaging in the photos is different… I believe I bought it with the MAC Me Over collection a few seasons ago. Anyway… The color payoff is decent and it’s not as brown on the lips as it is in the tube. It seems to transform depending on how pink and pigmented your own lips are. I have fairly bright pigmented lips, so it appears more of a pinky-plum on me that it does on some people. The coverage was good and it showed up well with little layering. Oh, Oh, Oh feels a a bit on the drier side but I didn’t notice that it made my lips feel dry after having it on for a while. There are numerous liners that you could use with this, depending on your own skintone and whether or not you want to play up the plum or brown tones to this lipstick, so I suggest playing around with them to find the perfect one! Personally, I like Half-Red Lip Pencil from MAC. Probably sounds crazy, but I like the contrast 😉

Overall Rating:   4 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  3

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

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