MAC Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour Review, Swatches and Photos

MAC Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour is a new, limited-edition cream-based product that can be used on the lip and cheek.

Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colours reviews
MAC Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour

The Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colours come in a pot the same size as MAC’s Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15. The formula claims to be “versatile, lightweight all-in-one colour for cheeks and lips. Creamy, super-blendable, barely there formula. Contains Vitamin E to help keep skin and lips nourished”. They also come with a vanilla scent like MAC’s Lipglasses.

There are 8 gorgeous colors available, ranging from reds to pinks, nudes to purple.

* Keep It Casual is a deep wine.
* Out for Fun is a bright coral.
* Keep It Loose is a warm nude peach.
* Have A Lovely Day! is a neutral nude.
* Relaxation is a medium pink.
* Weekend Getaway is a foolproof rosy pink.
* Lazy Sunday is a cool baby pink.
* Evening Stroll is a cool violet.

Compared to MAC’s Cream Color Base and Cremeblend Blush, the Casual Colours are just as creamy but have less of a slip. They apply with great ease and feel very lightweight on.

The colors swatched heavily but blended out easily as well, making them very buildable. To use them as blush, I like to apply three dots onto the apples then blend in a patting motion to tone down the color. On the lips though, I do need to pat on a few more coats to achieve the color I want.

What fascinates me the most is they are not drying but not moisturizing either. On the cheeks, the Lip & Cheek Colours felt a lot wetter and left behind a natural-looking, dewy finish that I love. Yet, on my dry lips, they tended to set right away to a matte finish and highlighted flakes and lines. On average, I get a good 5-6 hours of wear on both the lips and cheeks before the color starts to fade.

Another thing worth pointing out is the generous amount of product you get. At $20 for 0.43 oz of product, this is definitely an unbeatable deal compared to MAC’s Lipsticks ($14.50 for 0.1 oz) and Cremeblend Blush ($20 for 0.19 oz). Plus a little goes a long way so a pot will last you a long time.

Onto the pictures!

Keep It Casual

Out For Fun

Keep It Loose

Have a Lovely Day!


Weekend Getaway

Lazy Sunday

Evening Stroll

Out for fun, Lazy Sunday, Keep It Casual and Evening Stroll

Relaxation, Weekend Getaway, Keep It Loose and Have a Lovely Day!

Wearing MAC Out for fun Casual Colour
Wearing Out For Fun on the lips and cheeks

Wearing MAC Weekend Getaway Casual Colour
Wearing Weekend Getaway on the lips and cheeks

Bottom line, LOVE these as blushes but they could be a little more moisturizing for the lips. What do you think?

MAC Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour is available at and Nordstrom for $20.

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Review overview
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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,, 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 a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. The collection is great! <3
    My favourites are Keep it Casual and Weekend Getaway.
    You're right, they could be more moisturizing…

    • YES!!! I like pretty much all the colors so it’s hard for me to pick a favorite but I’ve been reaching out for Weekend Getaway and Have a Lovely Day the most.

    • I’ve read somewhere that the collection may not be available in Italy but I really hope you find it! It’s been a while since I’ve come across a collection in which I like all the colors. Good luck :)

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