MAC Chen Man Force of Love and Budding Love Lipsticks Reviews, Swatches and Photos

From MAC Chen Man Love and Water Collection, I picked up the two new lipsticks, Force of Love and Budding Love. Read on for my long due review and swatches!

MAC Chen Man Lipstick reviews

Described as a “vivid honeysuckle pink”, Force of Love is a gorgeous matte vibrant pink with coral undertones and no doubt one of my favorites this spring. It is a tinge pinker than MAC Watch Me Simmer and MAC Red Full Stop yet not as pink as MAC Viva Glam Nicki. It also applies evenly with excellent pigmentation and does not feel drying at all. Love love love!

Budding Love is a very cool-toned pink with a touch of lavender in the Lustre formula. It is a little sheerer than Force of Love and just like most Lustre lipsticks, it leaves behind a wet-looking sheen. My only complaint? It does not go on evenly and requires a bit of layering to cover my lips completely. Nonetheless, the color is pretty and similar to MAC Viva Glam Gaga, another Lustre that I like.

MAC Force of Love and Budding Love Lipsticks

MAC Budding Love and Force of Love Lipstick swatches
Budding Love and Force Of Love

Wearing MAC Chen Man Budding Love lipstick
Wearing MAC Budding Love Lipstick

Wearing MAC Chen Man Force of Love lipstick
Wearing MAC Force of Love Lipstick


And a few comparisons with other MAC lipsticks:

MAC Lavender Whip, Budding Love, Pink Friday, Viva Glam Gaga, Melrose Wood and Saint Germain pink lipstick swatches comparison
Lavender Whip, Budding Love, Pink Friday, Viva Glam Gaga, Melrose Wood and Saint Germain

MAC Watch Me Simmer, Red Full Stop, Force of Love, Impassioned, Viva Glam Nicki and Utterly Frivolous coral lipstick swatches comparison
Watch Me Simmer, Red Full Stop, Force of Love, Impassioned, Viva Glam Nicki and Utterly Frivolous


What do you guys think? Did you pick up anything from the Chen Man collection?

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13 COMMENTS

  1. I think both are beautiful! <3
    My favourite is Force of Love, a pretty springlike colour. :)
    I don't know when this collection is available here, maybe I will buy something.. 😉

  2. I absolutely love your photos, could you do a post on the kind of camera you use, do you shoot outdoors in natural sunlight or indoors under a florescent light?

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