MAC Lipstick In Craving: Review & Swatches


Hi All,

I love trying out new shades but tend to stick to pinks since its a safer bet to stick with. But once in a while, I see an unusual shade which I feel like trying out and it makes its way onto my wishlist. This is exactly what happened when I saw this on Rash. As always I was bombarding my bro with a MAC list (the poor fella always has t carry my MAC list no matter where he is in the faint chance that he might see a store and HAVE to get me something) and this is one of the shades he happened to pick for me. Lucky me right?

About MAC Lipstick in Craving:

  • Color: This shade is a rich, deep Plum Pink. I usually shy away from Plum shades but this is the perfect ‘IT’ shade for a lot of us regardless of our skin tones.  It doesn’t have any shimmer and yet has a creamy, glossy finish which makes it one of the most sought after lipsticks from MAC. On me, this lippy I feel is the perfect combination of plum and pink…Don’t you think?


  • Price: INR980

  • Coverage & Pigmentation: As visible in the swatch on my hand as well as on my lips, this is a full coverage lipstick and covers my lip pigmentation completely. The shade itself is intensely pigmented and yet lends a very soft look to my face.
  • Texture: MAC Craving lipsticks comes in the Amplified Cream Finish. Hence, this is a super creamy lippy (it’s sooo obvious from the swatch) and is quite moisturizing which is why thankfully, it doesn’t settle into my lip lines. 🙂

  • Fragrance: It has the trademark Vanilla fragrance which accompanies every MAC lipstick.
  • Staying Power: This stays for about 4 hrs on my lips without food and drink. But I find that if I apply, blot and then reapply this, it stays longer.

This is a perfect lipstick for anyone regardless of whether one is fair or dusky. An ideal shade for those who are scared of using deep plum shades and just want to dip their toe in the plum sea…so to speak. I love wearing this shades to work especially since it adds to the professional look without looking too severe like I feel most Plums make me look 🙂

What I like about MAC Lipstick in Craving:-

  • The perfect Plummy Pink shade…It just balances both shadesperfectly well.
  • This color would suit almost all skin tones.
  • Creamy yet doesn’t settle into the lip lines.
  • Keeps my lips quite moisturized.
  • Glides over the lips easily.
  • Can be built up to an extent.

What I don’t like about MAC Lipstick in Craving:-

  • I can’t think of a single con.. 🙂


  • Pigmentation: 5/5
  • Packaging: 5/5
  • Staying Power: 4.5/5
  • Availability: 4/5
  • Price vs. Value: 5/5


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  1. Oooohh la la…Sexyyyyyyyyyyyy shade……. ZEE!
    I Want this.. ur lips r lookin supah dupah hawwwwwt! :lipstick: :-* :hug-makeup: :yes:

    • yea…i have a coupla plum shades but hardly wear them coz i dont feel they suit the occasion or what m wearing…but this one was like hitting the jackpot! a perfect combi to the core..

  2. Hehe..thanks so much Kej , Nirah..the lip swatches r d hardest coz m so I think with all of u being so sweet, its one thing m beginning t luv 🙂

  3. Ur so rite Nirah..plums r pretty easy t wear..I find it easier t wear d ones with d pink undertones as opposed t the purple…I find it hard t carry off lippies which luk too purple..

  4. Nahin re tupsi..its not weird at all..all of us hav diff sorta lips and urs r gorgeous..mujhpe vishwas nahi hai to tops se pucho 😉

  5. This one is truly beautiful, the color, finish everything is just is Temptalia’s and our Rashmi’s favorite plum lippi as well 🙂 It looks gorgeous on you Zara

  6. it is GORGEOUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS on you Zara …. :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick:
    and the lip swatch is to dieeeee for honey :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: awesome and wowsome color on you i must say :dance-left-right: :dance-left-right: :dance-left-right: :dance-left-right: :dance-left-right: :dance-left-right: :dance-left-right: :dance-left-right:

  7. ana am laughing hard reading your’s and paruls’s comments :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

    • hehe…sach hi to bola hai…mera list to tujhse consult kiye bina thodi na banta hai..the times i did that u only know wot rubbish purchases i made!

  8. I seriously would have bought this one..But i just got 3 lipsticks from URBANTOUCH…
    Debora atomic red in shade 3 and 5 ..and lotus herbals carnation ! :lipstick:

  9. u just gave me the awesomest of the ideas Zee. :dance-left-right: :dance-left-right: :dance-left-right: Now will give my bro a list. :shy: :shy: :shy: at least i’ll get something that i can use.He and my bhabhi both have such horrible choice i tell u. 😛 i have already told them not to get me any clothes or accessories :snicker: Now will give him a list for future gifts :rotfl: :rotfl:


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