MAC No Faux Pas Matte Lipstick

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MAC No Faux Pas Matte Lipstick

MAC No Faux Pas Matte Lipstick had been released as part of the MAC Heirloom Mix Holiday 2014 Collection. MAC No Faux Pas Matte Lipstick is the first one from the Heirloom Mix Collection that really caught my eye.

MAC No Faux Pas Matte Lipstick

What MAC says about their lipsticks:

Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M•A•C famous.

MAC No Faux Pas Matte Lipstick


Strike an heir of sophistication this holiday season with royally rich colour that exudes an aristocratic allure. The modern woman mixes up an irreverent take on tradition with this collection of hues that casts the classic cameo in a contemporary, glittering light. A regal, romantic and daring affair, this holiday is all about colour that leaves a legacy.

MAC No Faux Pas Matte Lipstick

MAC No Faux Pas Matte Lipstick is classified as a hot pink with a matte finish. In the bullet, it looks like a medium fuschia that is almost magenta. When swatched on my arm, it is noticeable how cool-toned No Faux Pas is.

MAC No Faux Pas Matte Lipstick

MAC No Faux Pas Matte Lipstick is quite pigmented and is already opaque with just 1 swipe, although I still apply 3 layers.

The texture is a bit creamy making it fairly easy to apply. MAC No Faux Pas lipstick glides easily on the lips and does not tug at all. It has an almost satin-matte finish, but after about an hour, the tiny bit of satin sheen is gone and it becomes more matte.

MAC No Faux Pas Matte Lipstick Swatch

Application Tips:

• Apply lip primer like MAC Prep+Prime Lip and wait for it to become tacky, about a minute.
• Apply 1 layer then blot with a tissue, and apply some loose powder like Chanel Natural Finish Loose Powder sparingly across the lips using a small brush like MAC 217.
• Apply a second layer and blot again.
• Apply a third layer only on the center parts of the lips so it will appear fuller. Blot ever so lightly.

MAC No Faux Pas Matte Lipstick Swatch

I love the color of MAC No Faux Pas Matte Lipstick on my lips which is an almost bright, cool-toned mix of pink and magenta. Even though it’s a matte lipstick, it doesn’t dry out my lips and is super long-lasting. No Faux Pas lasts around 7-8 hours on my lips and after eating and drinking, it leaves a very nice stain that is still not drying. I super love it! 🙂

MAC No Faux Pas Matte Lipstick Swatch

Color and texture comparison from L-R: MAC Lustering and MAC No Faux Pas 3 swipes and 1 swipe. (Photo above)

I don’t have anything in my makeup collection that is similar to MAC No Faux Pas lipstick. I think that it may be similar to NARS Schiap, but I couldn’t swatch it anymore because sadly, I’ve already given it away to my cousin-in-law. I’m still happy, though, because she really loves it. If it had stayed with me, I would only use it for swatches. So, I’m glad that my Schiap is happy with its new master and vice-versa. 😀

MAC No Faux Pas Matte Lipstick

MAC No Faux Pas Matte Lipstick, being part of the MAC Heirloom Mix Holiday Collection, is Php100 more expensive than regular MAC lipsticks, and I bought it for PhP1,100 from MAC in Mall of Asia. It is also available for $17.50 from both Nordstrom and Macy’s.

MAC No Faux Pas Matte Lipstick

Are you daring enough to don a hot pink lipstick like MAC No Faux Pas? Have you seen the MAC Heirloom Mix Collection? Will you be getting No Faux Pas Matte Lipstick too? Do you have any dupes for it?

Alyssa Melanie



  1. Lorie Nocasa (@iamyhienocasa) on

    Hi Ms Alyssa,

    Thank you very much again for my package..
    I noticed that you always have a MAC review I super envy you parang lahat ng shade meron ka. 🙂
    While I only have a Russian Red hihi..
    Hoping for a Shu Uemura product review..
    Thanks and stay pretty 🙂

    • You’re welcome! I don’t have a lot of MAC makeup in my stash because I have a habit of giving away (and if I have time, sometimes reselling through GT) makeup that I don’t consider HG materials. 😉

      The only Shu Uemura I have is their eyelash curler which I really love. I’ve been wanting to try their blushes and lipsticks, but just haven’t had time to check them out. I love the falsies in their Holiday collection but I know I won’t be able to use them really, so why bother? But if ever I buy any product from Shu, I’ll be reviewing it for sure. Let me know if there is something in particular you want.

      Stay fab and pretty, too! 🙂

    • On me, it is closer to Girl About Town, like a matte version of it, than Flat Out Fabulous. You should definitely swatch it at the counter because you might like it too! Enabler na naman hahaha

      • Haha, na-swatch ko girl, I was so close to getting it :D.

        I don’t have girl about town, I don’t usually check non-matte lipsticks.

        Pero andar na naman collector tendencies ko, I want more audacious!

        • Collect lang ng collect! MAC is just beside NARS sa Makati, daan na! hahaha Will you be getting Vivien? I’m curious about that one, but I already have a long list so I’m not sure if I want to add Vivien. I also heard that NARS is releasing more new Audacious colors come Spring. Gah! We really are in trouble!

          • Whoa, those must be limited edition. Sobrang dami na ng 40! One of these days, magkakasalubong tayo. I live/work in Makati, kaya ang hirap magpigil. Not sure if I’ll get Vivien, pero they have stocks of the NARS pure matte lipsticks in my list since last year (tonkin, montego bay, volga, terre de feu).

          • I know, right? Sana rumor lang yun, kaloka na! hahaha
            It would be really nice to bump into you sa Glorietta, would love to swatch lipsticks and exchange thoughts with another makeup junkie. 😉
            Hindi ba drying sa yo ang pure matte? I have only tried Montego Bay and Bangkok (pinks and corals lang kasi ang bet ko that time) but they both dried out my lips, so I gave them away na lang. OMG, I just remembered Dragon Girl which I resold last year because it was too much for me then. I think I’m ready for it now! haha

          • My lips are very matte lipstick-friendly. I can tolerate kahit yung retro mattes ng mac. Pero Bangkok is extra-drying nga, and I hate that it has frost/ shimmer. Mascate and Val Paraiso are less drying.

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