MAC Betty Boop Red Lipstick Review & Swatches

Thursday, February 23, 2017

I almost didn't get this lipstick, but I'm SO GLAD I did! Everyone kept saying there was no special packaging! Even beauty enthusiasts that received it for free. I was a little confused & on the fence about this, because sometimes companies only send specially packaged makeup (outside container) to beauty enthusiasts to review; and when regular consumers buy the product they don't get all of the extras. I didn't know if the box was extra or not! I took a chance and ordered this lipstick. The lipstick itself doesn't have special packaging, but the outside carton (box) the lipstick comes in does. Hello! Hallo! Outside packaging IS PACKAGING! HaHaHa My little beauty room has a Betty Boop shelf! Don't worry, I haven't showcased it yet. I did get a lovely mirror for it over the holidays, but I have to get my contractor to put up some more shelves (for all the eye shadow palettes I have accumulated collected tee hee) and order some more acrylic makeup containers. It will get done. I refuse to show it until everything is together (but it will be soon). But anyway, this Betty Boop box will display perfectly on my Betty Boop shelf (see a sneak peak below...remember the Jean Paul Gaultier Betty Boop perfume I got last year). So about the lipstick! It's a creamy, blue toned red. The formula is really nice. I usually detest blue reds, but this one has proven to be very lovely. I love it! Do you already have this red in your lipstick collection? Yes. Probably. Highly Likely. So you don't need it! But if you love Betty Boop or just want a lipstick with the name Betty Boop Red on the bottom, you should get it. Vain, yes. But I think some missed out on this due to everyone saying no special packaging! Everyone IS hoping MAC will come out with a MAC x Betty Boop COLLECTION ... WITH SPECIAL PACKAGING! It would be so popular. I do think they're coming out with a Beauty & The Beast Collection, but I haven't seen anything so far. If you have, please let me know :) This lipstick was issued on Valentine's Day! And I'm happy to tell you, MAC Betty Boop Red Lipstick ($17) is still available on MAC's website if interested.

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supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 
  MAC Betty Boop Red lipstick is Sweet

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Miss Val's Creations said...

Kim, I love that you have a Betty Boop shelf in your beauty room! I bet it is fabulous! This red is stunning on you. :)

Tanya Dufour said...

The packaging is cute! The color looks pretty on you. I'm not a huge red fan in general just because its high maintenance but I will pull out a red every now and then. My grandmother used to LOVE Betty Boop so she reminds me of her. I don't love MAC anymore but I MAY be VERY tempted if they come out wit a Beauty and the Beast line!

Cee said...

I actually really like the fact that this lipstick has a special box but looks the same as a regular MAC lipstick inside - it's a nice balance for fans of Betty Boop and those who may just like the particular shade of red lipstick. And the shade is gorgeous on you, Kim! It suits you just perfectly.
xox,
Cee

Sharmili R said...

It's a shame the actual packaging doesn't have anything special but it looks like the boxes will be perfect for your Betty Boop shelf :) And I totally agree, if they came out with a collection with special packaging it would definitely be a hit!

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Ashley Sue said...

That's a beautiful red lipstick! And the box packaging is so cute. I agree, the box is still packaging! I can't wait to see your beauty room, Kim! I'm glad it's almost finished! And I would love to see s beauty and the beast collection from Mac!

LyddieGal said...

Even if you already have it, it is a really perfect red, and I can see how some people might be disappointed that the tube had no artwork. The box is really cute though!
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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Too bad they didn't do something more special with the actual lipstick but still pretty cool that the name is Betty Boop Red and that box will probably look awesome on your Betty Boop shelf Kim! Eagerly awaiting the big reveal of your beauty room :)

Pamela RG said...

The packaging looks cool. It would be nice to see your Betty Boop shelf. The lipstick colour is lovely on you.

Shira said...

I'm not a huge collector like you (I tend to only want products that I use) but omg this red is everythinggggggg.

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Linda Libra Loca said...

I dont think they will do a whole collection. Her makeup isn't versatile enough to have enough pieces. Beauty and the Beast is a much better guess. At least that is what I think, strangely enough MAC not once asked my opinion...
Please share the beauty room soon, I love taking a peak into other peoples sanctuary.

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Ivana Split said...

I love Betty Boop. This packaging is the sweetest! You're right that outside packaging is packing too...and this one looks so lovely displayed in your Betty Boo corner. The packaging of the lipstick itself looks simple and sleek.

This shade of red looks great on your lips. You were right to order this one. It is a lovely lipstick, with our without the packaging.

btw I didn't know that companies sometimes send differently packaged products to beauty enthusiast. So, thanks for letting me know. I can understand why they do it- to make the product look more appalling when it is being presented in a review but I imagine it ends up in a let down for regular customers.

Laura - Alagoz said...

The packaging looks so cute and the color as well. It fits you perfectly x

Laura
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Gabrielle said...

Betty Boop is so sweet and so I'd imagine the more the themed packaging, the happier the Betty Boop fans - you're right, haha!! The shade itself is really gorgeous, and quite possibly one of my fave shades to have seen you review so far :)

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jo said...

Betty Boop is the cutest! I'm so glad you got this lipstick, Kim.

xo Jo

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The Dragonfruit said...

Haha, so glad it came with that packaging! It'll definitely fit in perfectly with all of your Betty Boop collectibles :D
How are ya Kim? Been a long time since I stopped by. Glad to see you're still doing your awesome beauty posts!

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Mica T said...

It's a lovely red and I'm so glad you got it to add to your collection - it is very cute packaging! Although I won't be buying any I do look forward to seeing if there is a Beauty & the Beast collection, it would be nice to see! I'm a Disney fan :)

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend :)

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Shireen L. Platt said...

Oooo! The outside packaging is gorgeous and gosh, that is a stunning blue tone red. You look fab with the shade, Kim.

ps: Can't wait to see the finished result of your room, Kim!

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little luxury list said...

That packaging is so fun and you look beautiful in this red!

Diva Desle said...

Your Betty Boop collection is the cutest thing ever! Love the red shade in the MAC lipstick. Packaging is so lovely too.

Kay Cake said...

wow Kim ♥ the color looks so gorgeous on you! I was also on the fence about the lipstick, and I am glad that I didn't buy it hahah, first time ever saying such thing about a MAC product!

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Betty Boop has always seemed a very sensual cartoon, that tone of red is divine!

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Ann-Marie Cato said...

Betty Boop is the cutest and the outside packaging is so cute. Lovely red shade.

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Jane said...

that is a beautiful shade of red and it looks absolutely gorgeous on you!

Coco said...

Kim the outer packaging is adorable! And I think you could wear this shade every day and break hearts! I can't wait to see your shelves!!! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

Lauren Carter said...

Oh, I love this red, and the packaging is super cute! Can't wait to see your beauty room, Kim! I'm hoping it will give me some ideas!

Lorena said...

So cute ! the shade looks so good on you Kim.
Here the MAC distributor closed so I have not seen any of their products in "real life" just on line for a year now.