MAC Verve Lipstick Review & Swatches


Post By Zara,

MAC Lipstick In Verve Review

Hi All,

This is one of the recent MAC purchase of mine. I wanted a nice brown/ brick red shade since long and could never seem to find the right shade…I always found either Reds or Brown but never that perfect in-between shade I craved. So while browsing I saw swatches of this shade and decided to give it a shot.

MAC Verve lipstick review and swatches

  • Size: 3gms
  • Price: 950 INR

MAC Verve is a Satin Finish lipstick and is again very popular amongst the MAC Lipsticks. What I personally love about it is that it can be worn very lightly or can be layered to get a denser shade.

  • Packaging: This lipstick comes in the usual bullet-shaped MAC packaging with the brand highlighted in silver. The details of the brand and the shade name is given on the bottom of the lipstick. The packaging is very sturdy and there is no chance of the lipstick opening up in your purse.

MAC lipstick verve review

  • Color: I bought this believing it was a brick red shade. But thats not quite the case…This color is described as a Muted brownish Plum. And after using this, I realise that this does have a tinge of red, but is more of a Terracotta shade than brick red.
  • Texture :The lipstick is very smooth along with being moisturizing without being excessively creamy. It have a glazey look to it so there’s not much of a chance to settle into the fine lines of the lips.


mac lipstick verve review and swatches

  • Coverage: This lipstick is a full coverage one. But it can be used as one wishes. I am not fond of extremely dark shades so I use it very lightly. The glaze/ glossy content makes my lips shine and look like I’ve applied a balm underneath the lipstick.

MAC verve lipstick review and swatches

  • Pigmentation: The lipstick is super pigmented and I luv this! I wear this on a lot of occasions and parties since it gives a very different look to my face. I don’t use many dark shades and this is one of the few I actually like.
  • Fragrance: This lipstick has the Mac trademark vanilla fragrance which is not too strong and wouldn’t irritate any sensitive noses.
  • Staying Power: This lipstick stays for a loooong time on my lips. Even after meals, it just fades a tiny bit and I usually don’t find the need to touch up then as well. It also fades evenly which is a preferred trait in a lippy.

Swatches of MAC Verve Lipstick 

MAC verve lipstick swatches



MAC verve lipstick on my lips

What I like about MAC Verve Lipstick: 

  • The fact that its full coverage and can be built up well is a huge plus point.
  • It covers up any pigmented areas on the lips.
  • The glazey finish just enhances your make up further.
  • Would suit most girls, especially dusky beauties.
  • The staying power is really good and the best of all the MAC lipsticks I own.
  • The vanilla fragrance is something I really like.
  • The packaging is very travel friendly, not to mention very classy.


 What I don’t like about MAC Verve Lipstick:


  • After about 4/5hrs it tends to settle into the fine lines of my lips 🙁



  1. oh God its a pretty shade :jittery: :jittery: :jittery: seriously ana add a whistle wala emoticon jaldi asap 😉
    @ zara 😉 😉 😉 :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:
    @ mac verve :rose: :heart: :rose: :heart: :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:

    • yes reddy..for MAC its very risky to buy off ebay..half the items r fake and since they dont share pics from every angle its tough t spot them…and in case of mac there r so many varieties of fakes that its really hardest to identiyf in this brand…i wud suggest not t buy from ebay and buy from their store only..

    • also u shud b aware that a US return policy thru ebay is very hard t track…so check and double check..if u like a MAC contact the seller and ask them for more pics of the products from diff angles…sometimes u can come t kno whether its genuine or no tby the way the ingredients r written…

  2. I own the same color. For some reason it is not as beautiful as it is on you. On my lips its more plummy brown shade. When applied it looks like I smoked cigar :pain:

  3. nice shade zara…the tube is so misleading…….i thought it to be a garish dark brown shade but it looks so yummy on lips………i need to check it out fr sure

  4. nice shade zara…the tube is so misleading…….i thought it to be a garish dark brown shade but it looks so yummy on lips………i need to check it out fr ……btw is it permanent…….?

    • Hey r u now dear?

      Even i thought it wud be a brown shade when i saw it..but after the SA swtched i realised i was mistaken.. 🙂 🙂

      Yes, its part of the permanent line so u can check it out anytime 🙂

  5. yesterday i had been to a shop near my house and guess what, that guy was selling MAC mascara for 129 bucks 😕 . and i asked him bhaiyya duplicate hai kya, and that did it. he went on and on about the authencity of the shop and the location wise pricing etc etc.
    Guys, does MAC mascara sell so cheap?

    • then get it! then when we meet we can walk around with same same lippy 🙂 🙂

      i think now we pakka have the same taste in lippies..hehe..


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