MAC Posh Paradise Deliciously Forbidden Matte Lipstick Review & Swatches


MAC Posh Paradise Deliciously Forbidden Lipstick 

Hi All,

This lipstick has a very funny story…I went to MAC earlier with my bro since he had to get me my belated B’day gift (3mts late!!!) and one of the things I wanted was the MAC lip prep n prime. My fav MAC SA Gauri wanted me to check out the difference with and without it and in the process applied this lipstick on me. Needless to say I did pick up the prep n prime, and also had a look at the Posh Paradise collection. I really don’t know why, but I only picked up a paintpot in Nubile from it and came away with my purchases. On the way home, my bro complimented my lipstick…Once I reached home, my hubby also complimented on me and actually asked me why I hadn’t picked it up. And hence, the damage was done…BOTH the men in my life actually verbally expressed their liing for this shade!!!! So this HAD to be good πŸ˜‰


I then turned my most winning smile on him and asked him to get it for me. I’d like to think it was my dazzling smile that did the trick (it probably was just him deciding to humor me), and he took me to MAC the very next day to pick this up πŸ™‚


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The lipstick comes in a long tube much like the slimshines. But this is a matte tube which I suppose is because this is a mattene (semi-matte) formula.


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About MAC Mattene Lipstick in Deliciously Forbidden:-

  • Color: This shade is like being drenched on plum. Quite literally…It’s a gorgeous plummy shade without any shimmer and has a pink undertone that is quite visible  on me. It’s very similar to MAC craving as well. Except that Craving being a lustre finish goes on a bit lighter on me whereas this lippy is very dense.

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  • Price: INR980


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  • Coverage & Pigmentation: This lipstick is 100% opaque and covers up any imperfection. The shade itself is highly pigmented and a single swipe is sufficient.
  • Texture: MAC Deliciously Forbidden is a Mattene finish lipstick which means that it is a semi-matte finish. As you all know, I usually stay away from Matte finishes since my lips are super dry. But this lipstick doesn’t dry them out at all. It’s quite creamy and light and a dream for those with pruney lips like mine πŸ™‚

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  • Fragrance: It has the trademark Vanilla fragrance which accompanies every MAC lipstick.
  • Staying Power: This stays for about 3 hrs on my lips even after eating and drinking. And when I use MAC lip Prep n prime underneath it stays for more than 4hrs and then starts fading very slowly. without food and drink.

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This is an amazing shade for all skin tones. The shade may look a bit different on different lips ofcourse and may look plum-mier on some and pinker on others. It does look a lot like Craving and the main difference lies only in the texture and intensity. Otherwise, if used lightly, this may even look like Craving…


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But nonetheless, this is an amazing shade and I love how smooth it feels…There isn’t a single girl at work who hasn’t praised the color…which makes me feel super happy πŸ™‚


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What I like about MAC Mattene Lipstick in Deliciously Forbidden:-


  • Totally opaque and so well pigmented.
  • The perfect shade to wear to work.
  • Will suit all skin tones.
  • Attractive packaging.
  • Gorgeous concentrated plum shade with pink undertones.
  • Doesn’t feather or bleed.
  • Doesn’t dry out my lips like other matte or semi-matte shades do.
  • Quite moisturizing
  • Has a really good staying power.
  • A single swipe is more than sufficient.
  • Can be toned down to a lighter plum shade.

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What I don’t like about MAC Mattene Lipstick in Deliciously Forbidden:-


  • Its a LE lippy…But then again Craving does come close although it just isn’t the same…


Ratings: –

  • Pigmentation: 5/5
  • Packaging: 5/5
  • Staying Power: 4.5/5
  • Availability: 3.5/5
  • Price vs. Value: 5/5


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  1. It looks really nice on you! I tried this out, but the juhu store had awful lighting (it is undergoing renovation) and i couldn’t tell how it looked on me.. since you mentioned that this is very close to Craving – I thght I’ll pick it up then πŸ™‚

    • oh its a fab shade Tans…actually thesame thing happend to me..whch is y i dint pick it up initially…but then when i came out of the store, mybro and hubs both liked it and when i luked into the mirror i realised wot a gorgeous shade it is… πŸ™‚ lightin does matter alot!

  2. I saw this shade in the store but they haven’t launched it..SA showed me just to give a quick glimse and kept it back in drawer..It was love at the first sight..I loved it on you..Zee..just rocking !

    • ohhh….not launched there? thats weird…maybe it got sold out πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

      thanx for liking it babes, its really amazing for a matte like shade πŸ™‚

  3. Woahhhhhhhh…MAC baby.. Ur looking stunning in that shade.. aur bhai n pati ne approval de diya..toh fir toh yeh shade toh must have hona hi hai! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ :rock-n-roll: :-* :lipstick:

    • absolutely shivi…my lips r like forever chapped! i was quite worried this wud dry out my lips but suprisingly its not so πŸ™‚ u shud pakka try it out…

  4. I went to Mac yesterday…n checked it out and I have to tell you on my skin it looked exactly like Mac Captive same to same..I thought some mistake so I rubbed it off and applied again..I dunno how it looks so dark and beautiful on you..u so gori gori na dint luk nice on me at all….the painpots in this collection are droolworthy…planning to pick a couple next week

    • it luked like captive on u Paro??? so how does craving luk on u??? i guess it really does depend on the lip pigmentation!

      which paintpots u planning to pick up?

      • Craving luks like a neon pink on me…heee… lips are really pigmented na isliye…I am going to pick up Genuine treasure and idyllic..u got nubile na…its beautiful

          • Nubile is so gorgeous and I wish I cud pick tat up also but my heart is set on idyllic and GT…I wonder why they dint release all shades of posh paradise lippies in India..Some of the others are gorgeous too

  5. omg sexxyyyy shadeeeeeeeeeeee Zaruuuu !! :yippee: :dance-left-right: :yippee: :dance-left-right: :hug-makeup:

    mere pas bhai nahi ai πŸ™ :-(( πŸ˜₯

  6. mela comment kaha gaya πŸ˜₯ phir se karti
    ooooo zee sexy lipsssssssss n sexy shadee :inlove: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized:

  7. mela comment kaha gaya πŸ˜₯ phir se karti
    ooooo zee sexy lipsssssssss n sexy shadee :inlove: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized:

  8. Zee..thats an awesome shade on ur lips..simply rockin..I love it..I regret not havin a bro now..:(..n my hubby never makes a mistake of complimentin me with my makeup on..he knows i wil get tempetd to buy more..:(..It is a lovely shade zara..u have nice lips

    • haha! i think my hub forgot his lesson learnt long back…bt m glad he succumbed and compimented..therwise idhave missed this lippy πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ thanks so much for liking it Pree πŸ™‚

  9. Hey :O omg was it a limited collection? Gosh why did I wake up so early πŸ˜› I feel like I had slept all this while and couldn’t get this πŸ™ I want it


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