Testing Caitlyn Jenner’s MAC lipstick, and looking ahead to #MacSelena

Lipstick is one of those divisive products like liquid eyeliner and primer — either you’re committed or never wear it at all. So when we heard that Caitlyn Jenner’s MAC collaboration was based on the idea one lipstick for all, we were intrigued. Could a group of young women with different feelings towards lip color, as well as different skin tones and hair colors unite behind one single shade? We put the new Finally Free hue to a (very unscientific) test. The color is light all-around, matching most of our testers’ natural shades. It popped on those of us with paler complexions but brought out a nice pinky hue on those of us with darker skin. While discussing the merits, we determined the real pro was the illusion of a perfect pout, one that looks glossy and flawless in photos but isn’t arresting in person. If you’re leaning towards purchasing, the fact that all proceeds go toward MAC AIDS Fund Transgender Initiative may tip the scales. Next up for MAC is a special Selena collection, announced Tuesday to the delight of lipstick and Selena fans alike. Inspired by the late singer, with help from her sister, Suzette Quintanilla, it will feature several products, including Como La Flor Lipstick. It hits shelves in October.

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