MAC – Kelly Osbourne – Lipsticks: Photos, Swatches and Reviews

The collaboration that MAC did with Sharon & Kelly Osbourne is full of gorgeous and unique products. It came out in stores and at counter last Thursday, June 12th, and unfortunately, most of it sold out FAST! These lipsticks were the first thing to go and it was a mission for me to find them! While that sucks and all, I have done plenty of research both on my own and at the counter I work at to try and find the best dupes possible for these lipsticks. This review will only have three of the four lipsticks from this collection, since I couldn’t find Kelly Yum Yum anywhere. Sorry! However it’s very similar to Candy Yum Yum if you just add a bit of gloss, or a thin layer of a similar, shinier lipstick on top (like one of the Sheen Supremes). I wish I could have put this post up much sooner, but I couldn’t buy these locally so it took me a few days to get them! I’m lucky that my mom was nice enough to track these down at the MAC counter in my hometown of Norman, Oklahoma and mail them to me… Thanks, momma!! ❤

 

Dodgy Girl, Riot House, and Strip Poker

Dodgy Girl, Riot House, and Strip Poker

 

MAC Lipsticks are highly pigmented, though the amount of color payoff, coverage, shine, and shimmer differs between each finish. These three lipsticks are all Mattes, so they have a creamy texture with very little to no shine, intense pigmentation, and a long wear time! Those are all great qualities, but there is one teeny tiny downside to Matte lipsticks… Occasionally, if you have dry lips, they can emphasize the appearance of dry or chapped areas… There’s a super easy solution for that, though… Prep + Prime Lip! It’s a transparent, silicone based primer that contains Vitamin E, so it smooths out the texture of the lip, adds and locks in moisture, and extends the wear time of your lipstick by helping to keep it in place and stop it from bleeding or feathering outside the lip line. Of course, a liner will also help with that, so I always suggest using one of those too. These lipsticks, like all others from MAC, have a subtle vanilla scent but no flavor.

The packaging for this collection is super cute… The Kelly products feature a light violet color, similar to her hair, with her signature in red. The texture of the plastic product packaging is similar to normal MAC items, but with a hint of a pearly sheen. The boxes have a smooth texture and satiny type of finish, rather than the usual matte look of MAC boxes. Since this packaging is a bright color and has the signature and all, it falls under the special packaging category that increases the price a little bit. To me, that’s no big deal since I actually love the way this looks! It’s very feminine and classy, even though it’s bright.

 

Kelly Lipstick Box

Kelly Lipstick Tube

 

 

This collection is limited edition and available now (if it’s in stock) online at www.maccosmetics.com as well as at counters and stores. As I mentioned, these may be tricky to find… I know they’re sold out online and at the counter where I work, as well as pretty much every other location in my area. There is always a slight possibility that they will restock online before they will send more to stores and counters, so keep checking on the website! Another option is to go to your local Macys, DIllard’s Nordstrom, etc, and see if they can look up these lipsticks in their system and send them to you from another location that does have them in stock… That’s still a long shot, but I know a lot of people, myself included, are willing to try just about anything to get their hands on these! The Kelly Osbourne lipsticks contain the usual 3 g / 0.1 US oz of product and sell for $17.50 rather than the normal $16, due to the special packaging.

 

Kelly Lipstick Labels

Dodgy Girl, Riot House, and Strip Poker

Dodgy Girl, Riot House, and Strip Poker

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Lipsticks swatches on NC20 skin.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Lipsticks swatches on NC20 skin.

Dodgy Girl

Dodgy Girl
Sorry that this lipstick looks a bit messed up… It probably got a little melty in the mail between Oklahoma and Los Angeles!

Dodgy Girl

Dodgy Girl

Dodgy Girl:   Dodgy Girl is a “light lavender” with a Matte Finish… It’s a light to medium lavender with cool, pink undertones and a creamy type of matte finish. There’s some sheen when first applied, but it dries down to a true matte within about 30 minutes. The color payoff is great and true to the color this lipstick is in the tube. Coverage is fully opaque, as to be expected with Matte lipsticks. The texture is smooth when applied, so there’s no tugging at the lips. This is typical with regular Mattes… It’s the Retro Matte finish that feels much drier! I got about 6 hours of wear with Dodgy Girl before I needed to touch up.

Liners:   There are several liners that work with this lipstick… It all depends on if you want it to match perfectly or if you’d rather go for more of an ombre look… For a liner that matches nearly perfectly, I like MAC’s Lip Pencil in Hip ‘N’ Happy (permanent). It’s slightly lighter and warmer, but it will give you definition without altering the color of the lipstick itself. For a bit more definition and contrast, you can try the Lip Pencils Heroine (limited edition) or Magenta (permanent). If you would like to try for more of an ombre look and use a darker liner, you can use Currant, Vino, or even Nightmoth Lip Pencils, all of which are permanent.

Dupes:   So here is the part that most of you are probably looking for! The closest thing I can think of is Up The Amp, which is darker, more purple and has an Amplified finish rather than being Matte like Dodgy Girl is. This lipstick layered over In Synch Lip Pencil is a near perfect match, especially if you set it with a translucent powder for a more matte appearance! (Thank you, Michael, for that suggestion!) You can also try layering something like Pink Plaid, which IS a matte, over a Lip Pencil like Magenta, but again, it’s still a bit off and turns out darker and more pink.

As far as limited edition dupes go, RiRi Boy (Rihanna collection, June ’13) is darker and more purple, but is Matte at least. Viva Glam Nicki 2 (Viva Glam, Feb ’13) is lighter, more pink, and has an Amplified finish, but when layered over Magenta Lip Pencil, looks very close in color. Dish It Up (Shop MAC, Cook MAC, Feb ’13) is darker, more magenta, and has a Lustre finish. Budding Love (Chen Man Love & Water, Feb ’12) is also lighter and has a Lustre finish. Pink Popcorn (Reel Sexy, March ’13) is also much lighter, pinker and has a Lustre finish. And lastly, Lavender Whip (Baking Beauties, April ’13) is the closest of anything, as far as color goes, but it’s still slightly lighter, more sheer, and has a Cremesheen finish. It’s funny, because the version of Lavender Whip that was released in 2008 is closer to Dodgy Girl in color, but it still has a sheen. If you want to step away from MAC, you can also try Melt Cosmetics Lipstick in the color Darling… It’s a tiny bit lighter, but you can apply it over Magenta Lip Pencil from MAC and produce nearly the same color and texture as Dodgy Girl. (Thank you to my friend Amanda for this idea!). The only downside with Melt is that their shipping costs a lot, even for one lipstick, and you can’t buy it in a store and try it on first.

Any of the ones that are lighter, more sheer, and pinker will look more similar to Dodgy Girl when layered over Magenta Lip Pencil and you can take away the sheen by holding a one ply tissue over your lips and dusting a transparent or translucent setting powder over it!

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Riot House

Riot House

Riot House

Riot House

Riot House:   This lipstick is described as a “light vivid orange” and has a Matte finish… It’s a light, bright, warm peachy color with a matte finish. The color payoff is actually lighter on the lips than it is in the tube, and the coverage is totally opaque. The texture feels creamy and smooth when applied, with the creaminess giving Riot House a bit of a sheen at first, but that fades away quickly and turns into a totally matte finish. Because this is a light, milky type of color as well as a matte, I definitely suggest applying Prep + Prime Lip underneath so you don’t get any areas where dryness may be emphasized. As far as wear time goes, I got about 6 hours of wear before this lipstick began to fade.

Liners:   You can use several liners with Riot House, depending on what kind of look you want to achieve… For something that’s nearly invisible and will just define your lip and help keep the lipstick in place, I suggest Naked Liner Lip Pencil. You can also use In Synch Lip Pencil, which is permanent, but was also repromoted with this collection in the Kelly packaging. It’s slightly pinker, but still blends well with Riot House. If you want more of an ombre lip, you can use Lasting Sensation Lip Pencil, which is a beautiful coral type of color. If you’d to do a brighter, bolder, more orange type of ombre look, you can even use What A Blast! Pro Longwear Lip Pencil.

Dupes:   Finding a dupe for Riot House was MUCH easier than finding one for Dodgy Girl! Luckily, MAC recently brought back Sweet & Sour lipstick as permanent, and that over In Synch Lip Pencil is a nearly perfect match! It can look slightly more pink though, depending on how naturally pigmented your lips are. You can sort of “erase” your own lip color by lightly applying a concealer or something like that first, then applying the pencil and lipstick. Another close permanent dupe is Saigon Summer lipstick with Naked Liner Lip Pencil applied over it. For both of these, you can also apply a translucent powder to set it and give it a more matte appearance. One dupe that’s a 99% perfect match for color is In Synch Lip Pencil with C-Thru Lipglass applied over it… This is basically the gloss form of this lipstick, so the texture is a complete opposite, but it’s still very pretty!

For limited dupes, you can try Salute (Hey, Sailor, May ’12), though it’s slightly darker with more yellow/orange undertones and has a shinier, Amplified finish. Fleur d’ Coral (A Fantasy of Flowers, Feb ’14), is kind of close, but it’s darker, more coral, and is a Lustre finish so it has a sheen. You can layer Naked Liner Lip Pencil over Fleur d’ Coral and it looks almost identical, aside from the sheen.

Like Dodgy Girl, you can apply a translucent powder over any of these dupes to mattify them and give you a texture more similar to Riot House.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   5

Packaging:   5

Strip Poker

Strip Poker

Strip Poker

Strip Poker

Strip Poker:   Strip Poker is a “light nude” with a Matte finish… It’s a light, warm toned nude with peachy-pink undertones and a matte finish. The color payoff is good, but it’s lighter and more nude on the lips than it is in the tube. Coverage is great and fully opaque. The texture is like the other lipsticks in this collection… Creamy, but matte, so it has a soft sheen at first that fades soon after application. I got about 5 hours of wear with Strip Poker before I had to touch up… The only complaint I have about this lipstick is that it’s a light, milky matte color, just like Riot House, so if my lips are dry, Strip Poker can emphasize chapped areas quite a bit. Prep + Prime Lip easily fixes that problem, though!

Liners:   In Synch Lip Pencil, which is permanent but is also part of the Kelly collection, is a great liner to use with Strip Poker, since it will provide some contrast and add a hint of pink to your lip look. If you want a liner that’s a true, 100% nude, you can use Naked Liner Lip Pencil, which is slightly lighter than this lipstick. Another few options for nude/neutral lip pencils are (in order from lightest to darkest), Subculture, Boldly Bare, Stripdown, and Spice. Any of those will add some darker definition and a more ombre-nude appearance. You can also play around with brighter, more colorful liners with Strip Poker to create fun ombre looks!

Dupes:   The closest permanent dupe I can find is Fleshpot Lipstick applied with Naked Liner Lip Pencil… It’s nearly perfect color-wise, but Fleshpot has a Satin finish, so you must set this with a translucent powder to mattify it. Surprisingly, I can’t really find a limited edition dupe for Strip Poker!

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

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