MAC Lipstick in Patisserie: Swatches & Review


Hi All,

Last month was a hectic month in terms of travelling for work….even my husband was wondering whether I’d turned into a nomad. During one of my return journies, I happened to pass through Chennai and met Deepika for a fun filled day of shopping and hogging πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Sigh…What else could we ask for right? Well, it was on this trip to MAC that I did my very first Back to MAC and got this awesome lippy in exchange. For those of you who don’t know, Back2MAC is an initiative whereby on returning 6 MAC empties, we can either get an eyeshadow or a lipstick for free! πŸ™‚ I’d seen this shade at the Pune MAC store and had no doubt in my mind that this is exactly what I wanted…Read on to find out more.

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About MAC Lipstick in Patisserie:

  • Color: Patisserie is a sheer neutral Pink. You know how most neutrals are either invisible or brown or a more opaque pink?? Well, Patisserie is a sheer, flesh toned neutral pink which is a very MLBB shade for me and this would probably be my exact lip color had it not been for the pigmentation on my lips. It has no shimmer whatsoever, but being a Lustre finish lippy, it does give a glossy look.
  • Price: INR980mac patisserie lipstick review+ mac patisserie
  • Coverage & Pigmentation: Coverage with this lippy is nil. Its absolutely sheer and those with heavy pigmentation would probably stay away from this unless you’re a sheer lippy lover like I am.
  • Texture: MAC Lustre finishes are sheer and glossy…both qualities which I find thoroughly endearing in a lippy. I love this because despite being sheer, the glossiness tends to somehow cover up the worst of the pigmentation on my lips. ..Don’t ask me how..It’s a mystery to me but it does… πŸ™‚mac patisserie lipstick review+ mac lustre lipstick
  • Staying Power: This stays for about 1.5 hrs on my lips but when worn over MAC Lip Prep n Prime, it lasts about 3 -3.5hrs. I don’t mind this since it’s a sheer shade..


I love how natural this lipstick looks on me. Patisserie I can say, is THE perfect MLBB shade for me. It makes all other MLBB shades I’ve had in the past fade into the background. The color, the glossy finish…everything about it screams ‘Class’!

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Blush Recco: This lipstick can be paired with any outfit at any time. But I personally prefer wearing this when I’m wearing darker or brighter clothing or  darker makeup. I like pairing this with a brighter blush like Frankly Scarlett  which is a bright red. Hence, MAC Patisserie really works to tone down any excess brightness in the look. Other blushes that can be used with this are Illamasqua Thrust or even Kryolan Youth Red.

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All in all, I really love this shade and I feel like this epitomizes what a ‘rose-bud set of lips’ may look like after application.

Swatch of MAC Lipstick in Patisserie:

Here is a comparative swatch of this lipstick since I feel it will give you a fair idea of how sheer it is in comparison to other MAC shades.

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What I like about MAC Lipstick in Patisserie:

  • The most perfect flesh tones pink which makes me look liked I’ve used only a gloss over my lips.
  • Sheer and perfect for everyday.
  • Gr8 to use if you’re wearing brighter clothing or make up.
  • The glossiness takes attention away from the pigmentation on my lips.
  • Doesn’t settle into my lips.

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What I don’t like about MAC Lipstick in Patisserie:

  • Will not suit deeper skin tones or heavily pigmented lips.



  • Pigmentation: 4/5
  • Packaging: 5/5
  • Staying Power: 3.5/5
  • Availability: 5/5
  • Price vs. Value: 4/5


Have you tried MAC Patisserie? What are your views about it?


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      • if it lasts just for 1.5 hours.. isnt it a waste of so much money?
        i absolutely loved d colour.. its d best nude lipstick i was able to find on net.. after watching thousands of reviews for days.. i hv a wheatish complexion.. i wanted 2 buy dis.. but now after reading dat it lasts for just 1.5 hours m just thinking dat ll b just a waste of money..m not into make up at all.. in fact dis is d 1st time i hv tried to buy lipsticks.. can u suggest me a cheaper nude lipstick wid similar color.. dat lasts for longer?

  1. Yummy !!! i really like this color .. but Not for me, my upper lip is pigmented very much.. but this one makes ur lips all dewy and sexy !!! i saw lip swatch first then read the review .. :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick:

      • hmmm .. zee try some red na ??? im very sure they will go down on their knees .. πŸ˜‰ red lippie, light smokey eyes and some light blush (I am very partial towards ur thrust blush !!!! πŸ˜‰ ) , ur a knockout babe … pity bale or jackman dont stand a chance .. !!!! but keep bale .. jackman mujhe dede thakur !!! πŸ˜€

    • i think it wud suit all skin but the main fact to be checked is whether lips r pigmented or not coz if lips r too pigmented then it wont b visible πŸ™‚

  2. I totally get it when you say glossyness covers the pigmentation zee. πŸ™‚ my upperlip has gotten really dark now with all the lipstick use and i feel the same with glossy sheer lipsticks.The shine somehow manages to hide that. πŸ˜€ This looks amazing on you n the last pic is cute :cute:

  3. Zeee…..this is a biyoootiful shade! :inlove: Looks lovelyyyy on u :-* Now i can’t decide between this and Mac See Sheer :-/

  4. such a prettyyyyy shade Zara … :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: you are looking soooo very delicate with those lips … :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick:


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