MAC Sardonic Locked Kiss Ink Lipcolours Reviews & Swatches
MAC Sardonic Locked Kiss Ink 24HR Lipcolour ($33.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark purple with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. This was the worst shade I tried in the range–very uneven in application and poor coverage, though the thinner feel of this formula made it more buildable if desired, at least.
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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- Melt Cosmetics Recuerdos (LE, $19.00).
- Smashbox Violet Riot (P, $21.00).
- Smashbox Mongal (LE, $24.00).
- Makeup Geek Electric Slide (LE, $12.00).
- Sephora Orchid (P, $14.00).
- Urban Decay Jawbreaker (DC, $18.00).
- Anastasia #9 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ).
- Urban Decay Pandemonium (DC, $18.00).
- MAC Flamingo Road (LE, $21.00).
- MAC Punk Couture (P, $19.00).
$33.00/0.14 oz. – $235.71 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to be “long-wearing and transfer-proof” with “24 hour” wear that has a matte finish and feels like a “flexible, breathable veil of full-coverage, rich matte colour.” Most shades had semi-opaque to opaque coverage with lighter shades sometimes being sheerer compared to some of the darker shades. The texture was very lightweight, thin but less clingy than the Retro Matte liquid lipsticks and has a less substantial feel overall.
These dry down quite quickly (almost as I am applying), but they are fairly forgiving as they dry without getting into a semi-tacky phase, which also made them easier to build up if necessary for full coverage. The thinner texture seemed to make them less prone to emphasizing lip texture or “cracking” when I smiled after the dry down.
I think they are less long-wearing, though, than the brand’s Retro Matte liquid lipsticks, which deliver a similar matte finish and dry down from its liquid state. The Locked Kiss Ink formula was easier to maneuver, more forgiving to apply, and was more comfortable to wear overall.
Most shades lasted between five and seven hours with a few getting closer to eight, but I wouldn’t say they are 24-hour wear products as they don’t make it through two meals at all. They will make it through one meal fairly intact but start to transfer after a meal.
It is also supposed to be easy to remove, though the brand says to use their cleansing oil to do so, which is an effective type of cleanser to remove most makeup, but this formula wasn’t noticeably easier to remove than most liquid lipsticks that dry down. It certainly wasn’t the hardest to remove, though.
There was a faint vanilla scent but no discernible taste.
Browse all of our MAC Locked Kiss Ink 24HR Lipcolour swatches.
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