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MAC P for Potent & Werk Werk Werk Powder Kiss Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

MAC P for Potent Powder Kiss Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a deep berry with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, which was slightly buildable but never reached full opacity for me. The texture was very lightweight, thinner, and more velvety–glide but not inherent wetness–that adhered fairly evenly but wasn’t the most forgiving/flattering of textures to wear. It lasted for four and a half hours and felt non-drying.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.1 oz. – $190.00 Per Ounce

MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to feel “weightless” with a “blur of effortless soft-focus color.” Per the brand, the formula “provides immediate and long-term hydration” while “blur[ring] lines and smooth[ing] lips” and having “zero-shine.” They have a bit of shine and slip; I wouldn’t call them zero-shine so much as very smooth and more like a natural or soft matte finish. Like any finish with slight shine, they did wear down to a more, flat matte finish within an hour or so of wear. The consistency was lightweight, thin, and velvety with a bit of slip (a little like a silicone primer to me) and was comfortable to wear with a non-drying to lightly hydrating feel.

The pigmentation ranged from semi-opaque to opaque with deeper shades having more coverage. There were a few very light shades, which did not apply as evenly and had a tendency to catch on any imperfections on my lips, whereas the deeper shades went on more smoothly and looked more flattering on as they were less likely to emphasize texture. They lasted between two and a half and six hours with deeper shades, unsurprisingly, lasting longer than the ultra-light ones.

I personally found the scent of these to be noticeably different, both that it was sweeter and less vanilla-based but I also got a strong rubber scent that came through. The scent did not linger for long, so it wasn’t something that I detected throughout the wear, but it had a strong, sweet taste that was present until it was gone. Other readers who have smelled the formula in person did not catch any rubber/off-putting scent (my husband thought it smelled weird, not bad per se, but couldn’t be more specific), and when I went back to double check each shade, each one of mine still had that rubbery note.

Browse all of our MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Polyethylene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Zeolite, Kaolin, Alumina, Silica, Silica Dimethyl Silylate (Nano), Polysilicone-11, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Flavor (Aroma), Sodium Saccharin, Tocopherol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Orange 5 Lake (Ci 45370), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Red 28 (Ci 45410), Red 30 (Ci 73360), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

MAC Werk Werk Werk Powder Kiss Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a muted, darker red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in one layer, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without tugging. The consistency was very lightweight–almost weightless–and felt thin but didn’t look or feel clingy. It was one of the better-applying Powder Kiss lipsticks for me (as I find many emphasize my natural lip texture or lip lines). It wore nicely for five hours, left a faint stain behind, and felt neither drying nor hydrating over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.1 oz. – $190.00 Per Ounce

MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to feel “weightless” with a “blur of effortless soft-focus color.” Per the brand, the formula “provides immediate and long-term hydration” while “blur[ring] lines and smooth[ing] lips” and having “zero-shine.” They have a bit of shine and slip; I wouldn’t call them zero-shine so much as very smooth and more like a natural or soft matte finish. Like any finish with slight shine, they did wear down to a more, flat matte finish within an hour or so of wear. The consistency was lightweight, thin, and velvety with a bit of slip (a little like a silicone primer to me) and was comfortable to wear with a non-drying to lightly hydrating feel.

The pigmentation ranged from semi-opaque to opaque with deeper shades having more coverage. There were a few very light shades, which did not apply as evenly and had a tendency to catch on any imperfections on my lips, whereas the deeper shades went on more smoothly and looked more flattering on as they were less likely to emphasize texture. They lasted between two and a half and six hours with deeper shades, unsurprisingly, lasting longer than the ultra-light ones.

I personally found the scent of these to be noticeably different, both that it was sweeter and less vanilla-based but I also got a strong rubber scent that came through. The scent did not linger for long, so it wasn’t something that I detected throughout the wear, but it had a strong, sweet taste that was present until it was gone. Other readers who have smelled the formula in person did not catch any rubber/off-putting scent (my husband thought it smelled weird, not bad per se, but couldn’t be more specific), and when I went back to double check each shade, each one of mine still had that rubbery note.

Browse all of our MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Polyethylene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Zeolite, Kaolin, Alumina, Silica, Silica Dimethyl Silylate (Nano), Polysilicone-11, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Flavor (Aroma), Sodium Saccharin, Tocopherol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Orange 5 Lake (Ci 45370), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Red 28 (Ci 45410), Red 30 (Ci 73360), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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