MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick Review, Swatches and Photos

Bright lipsticks are always great for spring so when MAC finally added Candy Yum Yum Lipstick to its permanent line, I immediately snagged one.

MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick Review

Candy Yum Yum first made its debut in the MAC Quite Cute Collection for Spring 2011, then again in the By Request Collection in 2012. Described as a “neon pink”, it is an uber bold, blue-based pink that really popped against my NC30 skin. It is similar to my favorite MAC Show Orchid Lipstick, just brighter, lighter and without the iridescence.

The lipstick applied with excellent color payoff and despite the matte finish, it felt creamy and glided on easily without being too drying. Due to the intensity of the color, which helped stain my lips, I got over 6 hours of wear without having to reapply.

More pics below!

MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick
MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick closeup
MAC Candy Yum Yum, Show Orchid and Girl About Town Lipstick swatch comparison
Wearing MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick
MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick against NC30 skin

MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick is available at and Nordstrom for $15.

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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.


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