MAC Craving: Review

A burst of plum. This is how MAC Craving is described on MAC's website. And I can hardly argue with that. For the most part of December 2014, I was seeing a lot of beauty bloggers showcasing all kinds of fall lipstick shades and I was quite envious because I wanted to give the plum shade a try but not sure if it would fit into my usual style (I am best known for my red and pink lipstick!). But I finally caved in to my curiosity... I added MAC Craving to my growing lipstick collection. 

What is to love about MAC Craving?

This shade is raved about by bloggers as the perfect shade for fall or winter. But even though we don't have winter here, I decided to purchase this anyway given that I have long been wanting to try out a plum lipstick. I decided to go with Craving because beauty experts suggested giving this shade a try if you are testing the waters with plum lipstick shades and not daring enough to go for a deep berry shade right away. 

MAC Craving belongs in the Amplified Creme finish line that offers a creamy texture when applied on the lips. There is a subtle gloss to the finish. If you want to use this lipstick for evening wear, you can definitely try adding a few more swatches to achieve that dark plum color

Since this isn't a matte finish, Craving does not last very long although it offers enough staying power (good for about 4 hours, based on my experience). But even when they fade away, it leaves that soft stain on your lips that gives it a natural looking blush on your lips. 

If you're too scared to jump onto plum lipstick shades right away, I suggest you try MAC Craving first!



  1. Pretty color


  2. Great shade! Maybe I can try that since it's not really bold. :)

    Janine | Lime & Life

  3. I have bee dying to try MAC's heroine shade. It is very bold, which is why I have my reservations. Maybe I should try out this shade first. What a gorgeous color!

    Natalie // Sprinkled with Pearls

  4. This is a gorgeous shade, I think it could even work for year-round ;)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  5. That color looks seriously gorgeous on you! I thought it'd be more wild of a shade but it's actually perfect!

  6. Amazing colour, it looks great on you! I can totally understand all the hype about this lipstick, it's well deserved.

  7. I've never tried any Mac products, but I hear great things about them!!

  8. Found your blog and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it! You have interesting posts and everything is beautiful! Amazing!
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet

  9. Hi Abby, very pretty color. I thought that you had a MAC craving! I had one this weekeend and bought their lip palette with various shades of pink. This looks like a great color
    from the link up
    please stop by, jess xx


Hi, thank you for leaving a comment. I always enjoy reading comments and they make my day. So, go ahead and make mine! :)