MAC x Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Lipstick Review and Swatches

My MAC x Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Lipstick finally came this week!

MAC Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Lipstick
MAC x Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Lipstick

Just as expected of Miss Minaj, Pink Friday is an uber bright cool-based Barbie pink. It is very similar to Saint Germain from the Sugarsweet and Euristocrats II collections and Melrose Mood from the Heatherette collection.

MAC Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Saint Germain, Melrose Mood, Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick comparison
MAC Lipsticks in Pink Friday, Saint Germain, Melrose Mood, Viva Glam Gaga

MAC Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Saint Germain, Melrose Mood, Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick swatches
MAC Lipsticks in Pink Friday, Saint Germain, Melrose Mood, Viva Glam Gaga


Like all Satin formulas, it feels very creamy and not overly-drying. The lipstick also goes on really pigmented so a little goes a long way. I have always loved pink lipsticks so naturally, this is a thumbs up for me!

Me wearing Pink Friday:

MAC Nicki Minaj Pink Friday lipstick
Wearing MAC Pink Friday Lipstick

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is the beauty editor for Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

19 COMMENTS

  1. AWWW IT LOOKS SO PRETTY ON YOU!!
    I LIVE IN CALIFORNIA AROUND WHAT TIME DO YOU RECOMMEND ME GOING TO MAC.COM?? I REALLY WANT THAT LIPSTICK! =/

    • Thanks Jackie! I got mine the first Friday right after Thanksgiving and I think I logged onto MAC right at midnight.

  2. How similar would you say it is to Saint Germain? It looks like SG is a little more cool-toned but how about consistency and opaqueness? Thanks :)

    • Well SG is an Amplified Creme and PF is a Satin. They both show up very similar on me and their textures are pretty much the same too (creamy and not too drying). SG is a tad more pigmented though… I usually have to use a brush to apply that but for PF, I can apply straight from the tube.

  3. Loving it! Paid extra for it online, because it was sold out! But definitely worth the $50 bucks I paid. I’m medium to dark complected and I received so many compliments over the holiday weekend. Will definitely wear it for New Years weekend. No regrets about it. I really do love it! I’m so excited! It’s HOT !!!!!!

    • None of the regular Viva Glam lipsticks look like Pink Friday. Viva Glam Gaga is probably the only one that’s close.

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